Greene's Tutorial College

Greene's Tutorial College (informally referred to as Greene's) is an independent (i.e. private) university-preparatory school and tutorial college (an educational institution which combines characteristics of a tuition centre and a college) in Oxford, England which specialises in providing bespoke one-to-one tuition for students of any age, though particularly 16-18-year-olds. The school is situated near Pembroke College and Christ Church - two constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.

Greene's Tutorial College
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United Kingdom United Kingdom
TypeIndependent school
MottoNon Sine Numine
("Not Without God's Will")
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
FounderEdward Greene
MasterChristopher Upton
Staff~15 administration members and approximately 150 tutors
Age13 to 18+ (no age restriction)
Colour(s)Oxford Blue     
Former PupilsOld Greenites


The history of Greene’s Tutorial College goes back to 1967 when Oxford classics graduate Edward Greene founded a small tutorial college known as Edward Greene’s Tutorial Establishment in the 17th century buildings of 45 Pembroke Street in Oxford. Greene's is the oldest tutorial college operating in Oxford.[1]

Painting of Greene's Tutorial College - Oxford, England

Traditionally an Oxbridge preparatory crammer which provided private tutoring exclusively for Oxford and Cambridge entrance, Greene's today prepares students for admission to universities worldwide.[2] After the retirement of Edward Greene, the college was taken over by Christopher Upton and Matthew Uffindell, both Oxford-educated tutors.

The school has educated a number of high-profile students, which also includes the math child prodigy March Tian Boedihardjo. March was taught by about seven tutors during his two years of study and passed his school-leaving exams at the age of nine years. Thereafter, he entered a university in Hong Kong.[3][4]

School buildingsEdit

Greene's Tutorial College has two buildings in Oxford, England:

School Office: The school's administration building is based in the 17th century premises of 45 Pembroke Street.[1]

Study Centre: Teaching and testing for students takes place at the college's study centre and exam halls at 97 St Aldate's Street.

The School Office and the Study Centre, although technically two separate buildings, are connected through a doorway and essentially form one building.


The school provides preparation for British and international pre-university school-leaving qualifications.[2][5] Students at Greene's are taught in one-to-one tutorials, the same teaching method practised by the University of Oxford and by the University of Cambridge.[1][6][7]

Tutors set homework after every tutorial, go through it at the next tutorial, and write reports about performance, effort in class, and homework after every class. The majority of the tutors are Oxford graduates.[5]

Academic achievementEdit

According to the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in England, "the college exceeds expectations".[8] Academic results are above national average and examination grades are mostly A* to B.


  1. ^ a b c "History". Greene's Tutorial College, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  2. ^ a b "Tuition". Greene's Tutorial College, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  3. ^ Leung, Paggie. "Star pupil makes an impact with college staff" (PDF). SCMP.
  4. ^ Spencer, Richard. "Maths boy, 9, wins university place" (PDF). The Telegraph.
  5. ^ a b "Tutors". Greene's Tutorial College, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  6. ^ "Tutorials". University of Oxford.
  7. ^ "Supervisions". University of Cambridge.
  8. ^ "Report" (PDF). Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) - England.

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