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About our tutor recruitment process

Greene’s works with 150+ tutors, each specialised in their own degree subject and specialist topics, from across the world to deliver face-to-face and online learning. 60% are graduates of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, with 2.5 degrees on average per tutor, and 20% with doctorates. Our tutors develop our students’ independent thought through critical and constructive Socratic questioning.

Acceptance as a tutor at Greene’s requires a rigorous application process, enabling us to maintain the quality, integrity and professionalism of our tutor register. Greene’s works with both the NSPCC and the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board, to ensure that its recruitment process is fully ‘Safer Recruitment’ compliant, and all successful applicants will be required to undergo child protection checks.

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A few of our tutors

DR. ADRIAN AGER

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

After completing his undergraduate degree in English and History, Dr. Ager embarked on a Ph.D. in the History department at Oxford Brookes and began teaching as an associate lecturer at the university. An example of his academic research may be found in a collection of papers: ‘Law, Crime and Deviance since 1700’ (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016); his own contribution being, The Limits of Government Intervention: Caroline Wybrow and the Scandal of the Contagious Diseases Acts.

In addition to his research interests, Dr. Ager holds a CELTA qualification; he has a wide experience of teaching English and History to a range of students of different ages, levels and backgrounds, Key Stage 3, GCSE, iGCSE, A level and I.B., and those with special educational needs.  He is adept at focussing on the required outcomes for younger, as well as older students, whether for U.K. or international examinations.

Adrian Ager

RHIANNON EDWARDS

B.A. (Oxon)

Miss. Edwards is a friendly and personable tutor with an infectious love of language and learning.  Her undergraduate studies were completed with a B.A. in Modern Languages (Spanish) from the University of Oxford. During her undergraduate studies, she studied American Literature at the University of Buenos Aires, obtaining a 95% score in overall assessment for the semester.

Miss. Edwards has always been passionate about sharing her love of learning with others, first obtaining a TEFL certificate to teach English as a Foreign Language in 2017 before attending University.  That year saw her spend six months in various countries across South America, teaching private adult English lessons and volunteering in a Peruvian primary school.  At present, she works as a private tutor, offering GCSE support to a range of students in Humanities subjects.  Miss. Edwards has also been a mentor to three different Oxford and Cambridge applicants, assisting with the practice interviews, aptitude test preparation and Personal Statements required for successful university entrance.

Rhiannon Edwards

TOM KONTOGIANNIS

B.Sc (McGill), M.Sc (Open University), Certificate of Teaching (KEK)

Mr. Athanasios (Tom) Kontogiannis graduated with a B.Sc. in Mathematics from McGill University, in Montreal, Canada.  He followed this with further post-graduate studies in Mathematics, completing an M.Sc. at the Open University in the U.K.  Mr. Kontogiannis is a member of the Hellenic Mathematical Society and obtained his teaching qualification (the Certificate of Training in Education) from the professional Training Centre (KEK Delta, Greece) in 2007.  He also has a PTLLS (Level 4) qualification from HABC (Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance).

Mr. Kontogiannis has developed his own unique approach to tutoring: he has created a set of presentations on how to use effectively the GDC (Graphical Display Calculator) when solving Mathematics problems.  He believes that the clever use of a calculator really helps students to understand and appreciate the more subtle aspects of Mathematics.  In addition, during his teaching career, Mr. Kontogiannis has produced numerous Excel applications for his students, as he believes strongly that students benefit the most from interactive applications.

Tom Kontogiannis

ALICE LEE

B.A. (SUNY Geneseo), M.Sc. (Oxon)

Alice’s academic career has been focused on studies which bring together different perspectives and subjects to help find deeper insights into humanity’s past. She completed her undergraduate degree in Anthropology with minors in English and Spanish at SUNY Geneseo in 2020. After this she completed an M.Sc. in Archaeological Science at the University of Oxford in 2021 where her thesis “The Dogs of Krasnosamarskoe: The Application of Dentine Microsampling for Canid Dietary Analysis” was awarded a distinction.

Alice has tutored in a variety of subjects at the undergraduate and pre-university level including Spanish, Geography, Biology, Anthropology, Statistics, and SAT Reading and Writing.

Alice’s love of interdisciplinary studies not only between STEM fields but in the liberal arts as well has driven her to learn and teach a variety of subjects and interact with students from many different backgrounds.

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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).

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SHELLEY JOYCE

Shelley holds certificates in Pharmaceuticals, Accounting, English and Management from different universities in China, including Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shanghai International Studies University.

She comes from a family of teachers. Her father is a retired maths professor who has inspired her love of learning and education. Since relocating to Oxford in 2006, Shelley has tutored Mandarin Chinese with many private students from early years to adults and from beginner to advanced levels. She enjoys seeing them flourish in this wonderful language. In addition, she works closely with several tutorial companies for their GCSE, A level and business students as well as teaching undergraduates and master students at a business school.

As a language tutor, Shelley believes that it is very important to form a good relationship/bond with students. This way, the students look forward to their lessons, are more willing to listen and to interact and even to do homework, therefore they learn better and quicker.

Shelley Joyce

SARA DIN

M. Pharm. (Porto), PGCE (Buckingham)

Mrs. Din has benefitted from the British system of education, both in her home town of Porto, Portugal and in the U.K.  Wishing to pursue her passion for Chemistry, she went on to study the subject at degree level, enabling her to research the discipline in greater depth and also to apply it to wider life sciences.

Mrs. Din’s approach to tutoring has always been cross-disciplinary; her degree and varied work experience has allowed her to become familiar with other sciences, theoretical and practical, and to bring this experience to her tutoring.  Mrs. Din’s aim is not only to ensure that the students can understand and apply the underlying concepts behind the subject, but that they can also relate the same concepts and theories to the world in which they live, and so appreciate and enjoy the relevance of their studies.

Sara Din

JOSHUA TOMALIN

B.A., (Lon.), M.A. (Oxon.)

Mr. Josh Tomalin graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in 2006 with a degree in Lighting Design.  In 2009 he then graduated from the University of Oxford, with a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE), followed by an M.A. (a mark of seniority within the University which may be conferred 21 terms after matriculation).  Mr. Tomalin works extensively as a researcher and journalist for the U.K. Government, think-tanks and national newspapers.  He has worked for the Cato Institute and the Beckley Foundation, and researched for The Sunday Times business section.  He co-authored a paper for the U.K. Government, and published by the Open University, entitled: The economic impact of consumer copyright exceptions: a literature review.  It was notably used as evidence to change the law, in order to legalise the copying of music from a CD to an iPod.

Mr. Tomalin is an experienced theatre director and film maker, and as a highly successful tutor who has helped numerous students prepare themselves for university and career interviews, he combines academic knowledge with presentational insights to ensure that students represent themselves to their best advantage in examinations, interviews and public speaking.  He has tutored Economics for Greene’s Tutorial College since 2010, and brings intellectual rigour and practical commercial experience to the theory of academic Economics.

Joshua Tomalin

CAITLYN BRINKMAN-SCHWARTZ

B.A. (Reed College), M.Sc. (L.S.E.), M.Phil. (Oxon.), D.Phil. candidate (Oxon.)

Ms. Brinkman-Schwartz’s academic career has a strong interdisciplinary component, exploring the intersections of history and literature.  For the past ten years she has taught GSCE, A level and undergraduate students, as well as students following an American curriculum.

Ms. Brinkman-Schwartz loves working with primary sources, whether introducing students to Greek epic literature or discussing passages from the U.S. constitution.  In addition to teaching, she has worked as an archival researcher for such prestigious institutions in the U.S. such as MIT and Harvard, and as a Latin translator.

Caitlyn Brinkman Schwartz
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