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A levels are amongst the toughest courses around,

and every academic year many students struggle to reach the grades they desire. With the right guidance and instruction, however, students can excel in their studies and reach their goals. The tutorial method is one way to ensure that students have the support they need to succeed and has been utilised at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge for hundreds of centuries.

At Greene’s, all of our courses, whether you’re taking online A levels & GCSEs, or in person at one of our colleges in Oxford, U.K. or Estoril, Portugal, are taught with the tutorial method. This style of learning is defined by one-on-one tuition, taught in the Socratic method, with an emphasis on independent study. The skills that you develop during your studies will prepare you for the transition from A levels to university life.

Here are five ways how the tutorial method can help you to increase your A Level grades:

1. It increases your focus

The tutorial method involves a one-to-one setting that can help students to stay focused and engaged in their studies. In an environment without distractions, students can ask questions and receive help with tasks quickly and easily, allowing them to spend more time studying and understanding the material.

2. You receive personal attention

The tutorial method provides students with individual attention from an experienced tutor. This can be invaluable for A Level students, who may need assistance with specific topics or require support with certain skills such as essay writing or data analysis. With individual attention, tutors can identify any areas of difficulty or misunderstanding and give students the extra guidance they need.

Konstantin, Greene's student

At Greene’s, I have one-to-one tutorials. It’s really cool because all of the attention from tutors goes straight to you. That’s amazing because any any question that you have, you can get the answer to. In one tutorial you can study a new topic and in another you can say “I’m not really clear about this topic” and you can take another look at it.

3. you can keep a track of your progress

The tutorial method helps to track a student’s progress. Tutors can monitor their students’ work and provide feedback on their performance. With this information, tutors can help their students identify weaknesses and adjust their approach to ensure they are working efficiently and effectively. As a student (or guardian) at Greene’s you have 24/7 access to Greene’s Online, a student e learning resource, allowing you to see the status and progress of your online sixth form studies anywhere and at any time. This includes:

  • Tutorial reports
  • Examination entries and results
  • Statistics (Attendance, Indicator of Independence level rating)

Becky, Geography tutor at Greene’s.

I believe that the tutorial system enabled my student to work to his very highest potential. It gave him the space to ask questions that perhaps would be considered too trivial in a larger classroom scenario, and meant we could work through complex geographical concepts in detail.

4. It’s fully adaptable

The tutorial method is also very adaptable. The tutor can adjust their teaching style to the student’s needs. They can adapt study plans to ensure the student is receiving the most comprehensive support. This allows the student to learn at their own pace and get the most out of their studies. At Greene’s, you have complete flexibility over your studies – so you can study your GCSEs and A levels in person at our college or online from the comfort of your own home.


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5. It increases your confidence

The tutorial method helps to increase the student’s confidence. With the support of the tutor, the student can trust that they can learn the material and understand the topics. They will be more confident in their ability to perform well in their exams. The tutor provides tips and guidance to help the student perform better in their exams.

the correlation…

Overall, the tutorial method has been proven to be effective in helping students achieve higher grades. Over 91% of all of students who come to Greene’s for their A level retake studies improve by at least two grades. It allows students to gain a better understanding of the material, identify and address any gaps in their knowledge, and apply the concepts in new ways. Furthermore, it creates a supportive and collaborative learning environment that encourages students to work together and challenge each other to grow. With all these benefits, it is clear why the tutorial method is so successful at helping students improve their grades. It’s simple and it works.

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