Greene's Staff & Tutors

Staff

Zuzia Stroynowski

Director of Studies

Zuzia is the Director of Studies at Greene’s Tutorial College, Estoril. Her role is to monitor and support students’ academic progress throughout their time at the college, from admissions to graduation. She is committed to creating a supportive environment for each student as part of their individualised programmes.

Despite the Polish name, Zuzia was born and raised in London. She obtained her B.Sc. in Geography at the University of Plymouth, where she also found her love for surfing. After moving to Portugal in 2001, she was awarded a Ph.D., and consecutive post-doctoral scholarships that allowed her to experience science in a variety of settings, including working aboard ocean vessels and long stints at Japanese laboratories to fieldwork in remote regions of the world.

She continues to collaborate and hold close ties with the Paleoceanography departments at IPMA and CCMAR and supervise PhD students abroad.

Zuzia Stroynowski

Director of Studies

Zuzia is the Director of Studies at Greene’s Tutorial College, Estoril. Her role is to monitor and support students’ academic progress throughout their time at the college, from admissions to graduation. She is committed to creating a supportive environment for each student as part of their individualised programmes.

Despite the Polish name, Zuzia was born and raised in London. She obtained her B.Sc. in Geography at the University of Plymouth, where she also found her love for surfing. After moving to Portugal in 2001, she was awarded a Ph.D., and consecutive post-doctoral scholarships that allowed her to experience science in a variety of settings, including working aboard ocean vessels and long stints at Japanese laboratories to fieldwork in remote regions of the world.

She continues to collaborate and hold close ties with the Paleoceanography departments at IPMA and CCMAR and supervise PhD students abroad.


Daniel Ramalho

Deputy College Principal

Daniel Ramalho is Deputy Principal at Greene’s Tutorial College, Estoril. He is responsible for student liaison and pastoral care, daily overseeing and supporting students in developing the skills they need to achieve their long-term goals, as well as communicating with staff and parents about matters relating to student management and well-being.

Daniel holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Contemporary Philosophy from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he was a researcher in the field of Philosophy of Mind, and is a seasoned CELTA-qualified tutor and EFL training manager. As a firm believer in the pedagogical benefits of personalised tutoring, Daniel has been entirely devoted to bringing the best out of each student at Greene’s since it first opened its doors in Estoril.

Daniel Ramalho

Deputy College Principal

Daniel Ramalho is Deputy Principal at Greene’s Tutorial College, Estoril. He is responsible for student liaison and pastoral care, daily overseeing and supporting students in developing the skills they need to achieve their long-term goals, as well as communicating with staff and parents about matters relating to student management and well-being.

Daniel holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Contemporary Philosophy from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he was a researcher in the field of Philosophy of Mind, and is a seasoned CELTA-qualified tutor and EFL training manager. As a firm believer in the pedagogical benefits of personalised tutoring, Daniel has been entirely devoted to bringing the best out of each student at Greene’s since it first opened its doors in Estoril.


Gabriella White

Head of Development & Operations

Gabriella is Head of Development and Operations at Greene’s Tutorial College, Estoril. Her role is to develop awareness of our vision in Portugal, and ensure the smooth running of the College as the lead on operational, financial and human resources matters.

Gabriella was born and educated in the U.K. and moved to Portugal curious to explore her family roots and pursue meaningful challenges. Having read Anthropology and History of Art at Oxford Brookes, Gabriella has kept a close relationship with Oxford and visits often. After graduating, Gabriella worked in Executive Search and Marketing and Events Management in Mayfair, London. Now an established CELTA-qualified EFL tutor, Gabriella continues to dedicate her energy to personalised education as an increasingly valuable learning model for current and future generations.

Gabriella White

Head of Development & Operations

Gabriella is Head of Development and Operations at Greene’s Tutorial College, Estoril. Her role is to develop awareness of our vision in Portugal, and ensure the smooth running of the College as the lead on operational, financial and human resources matters.

Gabriella was born and educated in the U.K. and moved to Portugal curious to explore her family roots and pursue meaningful challenges. Having read Anthropology and History of Art at Oxford Brookes, Gabriella has kept a close relationship with Oxford and visits often. After graduating, Gabriella worked in Executive Search and Marketing and Events Management in Mayfair, London. Now an established CELTA-qualified EFL tutor, Gabriella continues to dedicate her energy to personalised education as an increasingly valuable learning model for current and future generations.


Ariel Putnam

Development & Operations Officer

Ariel is the Development and Operations Officer at Greene’s Tutorial College, Estoril. Her role is to look after the admissions and induction processes for new students, ensuring every beginning is a supportive and exciting experience. She also coordinates all official and trial examinations at the college.

Ariel is a graduate of Evangel University in the United States and holds a degree in English Education. Before joining the team at Greene’s, Ariel directed a not-for-profit youth organisation in the Lisbon area for many years, and continues to be passionate about helping young people reach their fullest potential.

Ariel Putnam

Development & Operations Officer

Ariel is the Development and Operations Officer at Greene’s Tutorial College, Estoril. Her role is to look after the admissions and induction processes for new students, ensuring every beginning is a supportive and exciting experience. She also coordinates all official and trial examinations at the college.

Ariel is a graduate of Evangel University in the United States and holds a degree in English Education. Before joining the team at Greene’s, Ariel directed a not-for-profit youth organisation in the Lisbon area for many years, and continues to be passionate about helping young people reach their fullest potential.


Luca Baptista

Registrar

Luca is the Registrar at Greene’s Tutorial College, Estoril. He is responsible for managing the college timetables to ensure that tutorials are thoughtfully scheduled, with flexibility to accommodate adjustments as required. Luca is also responsible for day-to-day record-keeping and regularly invigilates for examinations.

Luca has a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He worked for many years as a journalist in the fields of information technology and the internet, before following an academic career as a university lecturer and researcher. He embraced the project at Greene’s two years ago and is fully committed to its success.

Luca Baptista

Registrar

Luca is the Registrar at Greene’s Tutorial College, Estoril. He is responsible for managing the college timetables to ensure that tutorials are thoughtfully scheduled, with flexibility to accommodate adjustments as required. Luca is also responsible for day-to-day record-keeping and regularly invigilates for examinations.

Luca has a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He worked for many years as a journalist in the fields of information technology and the internet, before following an academic career as a university lecturer and researcher. He embraced the project at Greene’s two years ago and is fully committed to its success.

Tutors

Angus McFazdean

M.A. (Glasgow), M.Sc. (Edinburgh), D.Phil. (Oxon.), CETL

Angus lectures in English Literature at the University of Oxford, U.K., and has been working for Greene’s since 2011.

Angus was awarded his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford for his doctoral research on James Joyce, and he 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 1st class honours for his undergraduate degree from the University of Glasgow, U.K.; and a Distinction for his postgraduate master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. Angus has also completed a certificate in teacher training from the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).

Angus McFazdean

M.A. (Glasgow), M.Sc. (Edinburgh), D.Phil. (Oxon.), CETL

Angus lectures in English Literature at the University of Oxford, U.K., and has been working for Greene’s since 2011.

Angus was awarded his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford for his doctoral research on James Joyce, and he 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 1st class honours for his undergraduate degree from the University of Glasgow, U.K.; and a Distinction for his postgraduate master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. Angus has also completed a certificate in teacher training from the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).


Alex Mitlehner

Ph.D. (London), M.Sc. (London), B.A. (London), PGCE

Alex began his academic career began when he gained a B.Sc. from the City of London Polytechnic in Geography in 1989. From there he went to University College, London to complete a M.Sc. in Micro-palaeontology. Remaining at University College for his doctoral research, he was then awarded his Ph.D. in Geological Sciences.

Alex has published a large number of papers and articles in academic journals. He has also had an impressive career in commercial geology before entering teaching. However, with his passion for communicating his fascination for the Earth, Alex then turned from commerce and research to teaching Geology, and Physical and Human Geography, and has subsequently taught at GCSE and A level at a number of prestigious secondary schools. He has been an examiner at A level for the AQA examination board, and so can effectively identify the strengths and weaknesses of students’ work.

Alex has many years of tutoring experience in Geography, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Geology and Sociology and continues to work as a lecturer for the M.Sc. course in Applied and Exploration Micro-palaeontology at the University of Birmingham.

Alex Mitlehner

Ph.D. (London), M.Sc. (London), B.A. (London), PGCE

Alex began his academic career began when he gained a B.Sc. from the City of London Polytechnic in Geography in 1989. From there he went to University College, London to complete a M.Sc. in Micro-palaeontology. Remaining at University College for his doctoral research, he was then awarded his Ph.D. in Geological Sciences.

Alex has published a large number of papers and articles in academic journals. He has also had an impressive career in commercial geology before entering teaching. However, with his passion for communicating his fascination for the Earth, Alex then turned from commerce and research to teaching Geology, and Physical and Human Geography, and has subsequently taught at GCSE and A level at a number of prestigious secondary schools. He has been an examiner at A level for the AQA examination board, and so can effectively identify the strengths and weaknesses of students’ work.

Alex has many years of tutoring experience in Geography, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Geology and Sociology and continues to work as a lecturer for the M.Sc. course in Applied and Exploration Micro-palaeontology at the University of Birmingham.


Meryl Suissa

B.A. (Lyon, France), M.A. (Oxford Brookes), M.A. (Middlesex)

Meryl holds a B.A. in French and English Literature from the Université Lumières, Lyon II, and an M.A. in Film and Media Studies from Oxford Brookes. Following this, Meryl has taken an M.A. in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, a master’s degree validated by the University of Middlesex.

Meryl is an experienced and enthusiastic tutor, who has lectured both at university, (in particular being an Associate Lecturer in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University) and has taught a wide range of students of different ages and abilities, from the independent schools’ Common Entrance, GCSE and A level.

Meryl takes great pride in helping her students achieve academically, however she is supportive tutor, having a clear and uncomplicated manner of explaining difficult concepts. Being a qualified counsellor, she also undertakes counselling work with teenagers.

Meryl Suissa

B.A. (Lyon, France), M.A. (Oxford Brookes), M.A. (Middlesex)

Meryl holds a B.A. in French and English Literature from the Université Lumières, Lyon II, and an M.A. in Film and Media Studies from Oxford Brookes. Following this, Meryl has taken an M.A. in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, a master’s degree validated by the University of Middlesex.

Meryl is an experienced and enthusiastic tutor, who has lectured both at university, (in particular being an Associate Lecturer in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University) and has taught a wide range of students of different ages and abilities, from the independent schools’ Common Entrance, GCSE and A level.

Meryl takes great pride in helping her students achieve academically, however she is supportive tutor, having a clear and uncomplicated manner of explaining difficult concepts. Being a qualified counsellor, she also undertakes counselling work with teenagers.


Sarah Waters

B.A. (Buckingham), M.A. (Buckingham), Ph.D. (Oxford Brookes)

Sarah completed her doctoral research in 2018, at Oxford Brookes University, on early modern melancholia and present day depression in literature. Before gaining her Ph.D. she gained her B.A. from the University of Buckingham in English Literature and French, and then went on to gain her M.A.

Sarah’s lecturing and tutoring experience has been extensive since 2015, and she has taught intensive A level, IGCSE, GCSE, and IB courses across a number of examination boards and a wide variety of texts. Predominantly, her experience has been in individual tuition and she recognises the value of work that is well-structured and well-expressed, as well as informed and accurate. She believes that one of the most important qualities of a tutor is the ability to listen carefully, and to identify the unspoken and less obvious gaps in knowledge, which a student reveals. In addition, she believes in carefully challenging the student by prompting him or her to support arguments and critical assumptions.

Sarah Waters

B.A. (Buckingham), M.A. (Buckingham), Ph.D. (Oxford Brookes)

Sarah completed her doctoral research in 2018, at Oxford Brookes University, on early modern melancholia and present day depression in literature. Before gaining her Ph.D. she gained her B.A. from the University of Buckingham in English Literature and French, and then went on to gain her M.A.

Sarah’s lecturing and tutoring experience has been extensive since 2015, and she has taught intensive A level, IGCSE, GCSE, and IB courses across a number of examination boards and a wide variety of texts. Predominantly, her experience has been in individual tuition and she recognises the value of work that is well-structured and well-expressed, as well as informed and accurate. She believes that one of the most important qualities of a tutor is the ability to listen carefully, and to identify the unspoken and less obvious gaps in knowledge, which a student reveals. In addition, she believes in carefully challenging the student by prompting him or her to support arguments and critical assumptions.


Paulo Almeida

M.A. (IST, Lisbon)

Paulo was awarded his Master’s degree in 2004 in Computer Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico, (IST), in Lisbon. His early academic prowess was recognised when still at school when he was placed 6th in the National Olympics for Computer Science.

After a time as a technical consultant in industry, Paulo’s early interest in education became evident as, while at university, his final year project was dedicated to developing a system for an e-learning platform, creating collaborative work applications for future teaching environments. In 2003, he was a member of the government organisation promoting science in schools ‘Engineering and Work in Portugal in the XX Century’ and for which he gave lectures, and guided tours for children, teachers and the public.

Over the years since leaving university Paulo has provided a wide range of teaching as a Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science tutor, tutoring at all levels, in a variety of schools, independent and state. In addition, Paulo has a knowledge of both Portuguese and British syllabi, and is equally comfortable teaching in either English, French or Portuguese languages.

Paulo Almeida

M.A. (IST, Lisbon)

Paulo was awarded his Master’s degree in 2004 in Computer Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico, (IST), in Lisbon. His early academic prowess was recognised when still at school when he was placed 6th in the National Olympics for Computer Science.

After a time as a technical consultant in industry, Paulo’s early interest in education became evident as, while at university, his final year project was dedicated to developing a system for an e-learning platform, creating collaborative work applications for future teaching environments. In 2003, he was a member of the government organisation promoting science in schools ‘Engineering and Work in Portugal in the XX Century’ and for which he gave lectures, and guided tours for children, teachers and the public.

Over the years since leaving university Paulo has provided a wide range of teaching as a Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science tutor, tutoring at all levels, in a variety of schools, independent and state. In addition, Paulo has a knowledge of both Portuguese and British syllabi, and is equally comfortable teaching in either English, French or Portuguese languages.


Mitch Artman

B.A. (Chicago), M.A. (Long Island), LCSW (UCLA)

Mitch obtained a B.A. in Philosophy in 2000, specialising in the German philosopher Nietzsche. He then went on to obtain an M.A. in Education from Long Island University in 2004 where he was trained to teach both highly gifted students as well as those with learning disabilities. Finally, he obtained an MSW (Masters in Social Work) from UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) in 2011 and earning his LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in 2015, qualifying him as a licensed psychotherapist. In 2018 he taught Political History at the University of Oxford.

Mitch’s experience of students ranges from doctoral students at the University of Oxford, to those seeking a qualification in prison, and a wide range of GCSE and A level students. Whatever the student, he always sees the importance of encouragement, persistence and preparation – and the importance of honesty of assessment and progress.

Mitch Artman

B.A. (Chicago), M.A. (Long Island), LCSW (UCLA)

Mitch obtained a B.A. in Philosophy in 2000, specialising in the German philosopher Nietzsche. He then went on to obtain an M.A. in Education from Long Island University in 2004 where he was trained to teach both highly gifted students as well as those with learning disabilities. Finally, he obtained an MSW (Masters in Social Work) from UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) in 2011 and earning his LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in 2015, qualifying him as a licensed psychotherapist. In 2018 he taught Political History at the University of Oxford.

Mitch’s experience of students ranges from doctoral students at the University of Oxford, to those seeking a qualification in prison, and a wide range of GCSE and A level students. Whatever the student, he always sees the importance of encouragement, persistence and preparation – and the importance of honesty of assessment and progress.


Grant Connor

B.A. (Oxon.)

Grant is a graduate of Magdalen College, the University of Oxford, where he studied Philosophy and Modern Languages (French). Grant’s interests are varied, but he specialises in French literature and thought of the early modern and modern periods.

Having spent time at l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Grant naturally has a strong interest in translation theory, linguistics and stylistics in a formal academic setting, and so approaches the teaching of the French language with both the requisite depth and specificity. His interests extend to the history of Philosophy, practical and applied moral Philosophy, and the Philosophy of religion and theology.

In addition to his academic career, Grant has spent a number of years in freelance tutoring for students at GCSE and A level for most of the U.K. examination boards. He also spent two years training in student mentoring and pastoral care for students both in secondary and in further education.

Grant Connor

B.A. (Oxon.)

Grant is a graduate of Magdalen College, the University of Oxford, where he studied Philosophy and Modern Languages (French). Grant’s interests are varied, but he specialises in French literature and thought of the early modern and modern periods.

Having spent time at l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Grant naturally has a strong interest in translation theory, linguistics and stylistics in a formal academic setting, and so approaches the teaching of the French language with both the requisite depth and specificity. His interests extend to the history of Philosophy, practical and applied moral Philosophy, and the Philosophy of religion and theology.

In addition to his academic career, Grant has spent a number of years in freelance tutoring for students at GCSE and A level for most of the U.K. examination boards. He also spent two years training in student mentoring and pastoral care for students both in secondary and in further education.