Greene’s provides advice for university entrance in many different countries. A university application involves several elements:
Application form completion
Entrance & aptitude tests
Reapplying to university
Many students coming to study at Greene’s are looking to progress to higher education – either a university or vocational college. Our higher education & careers programme ensures that they are carefully guided and supported through the application process. In addition to individual support from senior staff and their Personal Tutor each student attends 10-20 hours of university & careers advice seminars.
Each university application will be different and needs careful thought and preparation. The individual nature of the academic programmes at Greene’s means that specific support is provided for an almost infinite number of university applications and choices.
Over the summer break – after their first year – students are expected to complete most of the additional work that is needed for their application. For example – Students applying to U.K. universities will need to complete a Personal Statement to support their UCAS application; students preparing to study in the U.S. will need to have prepared for, and taken, the SAT or ACT aptitude tests; students interested in a career in medicine will have additional tests to complete; students wishing to apply to top universities will need to demonstrate wider reading and research capability by completing an independent research project; and so on … Other aptitude tests may also need to be taken depending on the subject and university.
By completing all the preparatory work for their university application over the summer break students are then ready to concentrate on their studies when they return in September and to obtain the grades they require.
University Aptitude Tests: There are particular courses and universities where students will need to complete aptitude tests as part of the admissions requirements. These are typically for top-ranked universities and/or to study medicine or veterinary science or law.
For example, entrance for most degree courses at the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge in the U.K. requires high scores in aptitude tests. Students wishing to apply to Ivy League universities in the United States may well need to complete SAT II subject tests in addition to the SAT or ACT tests. In the U.K. and Australia, students wishing to study medicine will need to take clinical and/or medical aptitude tests.
In most cases, students follow individual short courses to prepare for university aptitude tests, which can be taught face-to-face or online. Where a significant number of students are interested in studying towards a particular test or there are general application requirements that can be covered in groups these are done collectively – typically this involves completing the UCAS application process for entry to U.K. universities or preparing for the SAT or ACT tests needed for entry to U.S. universities.
Saif tutors Biology and Chemistry and has been running Biology A level practicals at Greene’s for the last two years. He is a passionate tutor and keen scientific researcher – even building his own artificial coral reef. Saif has a First Class Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester, UK and a doctorate [...]
Rowena is a chemist and after having received First Class Honours in Chemistry at the University of Oxford she went on to complete a PhD at the University of Birmingham on “Zeolites and other molecular sieves for chromate remediation”. Rowena has been tutoring in Chemistry for the last 10 years and during that time was [...]
Julian has a Master’s Degree in Engineering and a Post-graduate qualification in Education from the University of Oxford. Since then he has taught Physics at a range of top independent schools in the UK and has been tutoring at Greene’s for the last three years. Julian is an experimental Physicist who strongly believes in learning [...]
Jenny has postgraduate qualifications from both the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. From Oxford Jenny was awarded her Masters degree in Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) and from Cambridge a post-graduate teaching qualification. Jenny has almost 30 years of experience teaching Latin and Ancient Greek in range of top schools in the UK.
Matthew is a tutor in Science and Mathematics and holds a Pre-Medical Certificate from San Francisco University, USA. He is also a linguist with degrees in modern languages and comparative literature – English, French, Spanish and Italian – from Columbia University, USA and the University of Oxford, UK. Matthew has been a full-time tutor for [...]
An extremely accomplished actor and a graduate of the University of London, Kieran is an extremely experienced English Language teacher. He specialises in all aspects of English Language tuition including IELTS preparation and holds the prestigious CELTA qualification for teaching English Language. After an extensive career in television, film and theatre, Kieran has taught English [...]
Angus lectures in English Literature at the University of Oxford, UK from where he was also awarded his D.Phil. for his work on James Joyce. Angus has numerous publications to his name covering a wide spectrum of English Literature. He has also written on comparative literature specialising in the works of Marcel Proust. Angus achieved [...]
Geography, Sociology Alex holds a PhD in Geological Sciences from University College London (UCL), UK after which he completed a Post-graduate training in teaching and has 20 years of tutoring experience in Geography, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Geology and Sociology. He continues to work as a lecturer for the MSc course in Applied and Exploration [...]
Patrick is Greene’s Head of Mathematics (the Senior Mathematician). He is a graduate of the University of Oxford where he was awarded a master’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics. He also completed a post-graduate qualification in Mathematics Education at the Department of Education, University of Oxford.
Anders holds a PhD from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA in Psychology and is also a specialist in Environmental Science – his first degree from the University of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Anders’ specialist area is Sports Psychology – training athletes to achieve effective and healthy mental approaches to achieve peak performance. In 1996 [...]
Jamie is an Economist and Historian holding postgraduate qualifications in these subjects from the Universities of St. Andrews and Durham in the UK. He specialised in a wide range of historical periods but especially Scottish History from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries.
Brian teaches English Literature and Government & Politics. He did his undergradaute, masters and doctorate degrees at Oxford and his academic research specialism is the Old Icelandic language. Brian frequently acts as an examiner for several of the major examination board and is passionate about education and the tutorial method of learning. Brian is also [...]
Matthew has a Masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a DPhil in Mathematics from the University of Oxford. Since he was awarded his DPhil in 2011, Matthew has been tutoring Mathematics at all levels for Greene’s. Mathew’s DPhil was on Graph Theory, the title being ‘Cycles in edge-coloured graphs and sub-graphs [...]
Cressida has a post graduate Master’s qualification in Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) from the University of Cambridge, UK that was followed by a PhD from the University of Nottingham, UK on the literature of Sophocles. Cressida is currently a lecturer in Classics at the University of Oxford, UK and has a long list of [...]
Agnieszka teaches both Government & Politics and Law. She holds an MA and LLM in law as well as a PhD from Oxford Brookes where she was a univesity lecturer. Agnieszka is passionate about tutoring and runs the College’s debating society.
Anne completed her joint honours postgraduate qualification in Physics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1995. Since then she has been tutoring at a range of colleges in different places and has been at Greene’s for the last three years tutoring Physics and Mathematics. Anne is a highly experienced professional tutor [...]
John is a graduate of Cornell University in the USA. During his time at Cornell John also found time to row for the USA in three consecutive world championships. Now in Oxford, John rowed for the university and completed his University of Oxford, Master’s Degree in Sociology. John specialises in Psychology and Sociology tuition and [...]