November 2, 2018
It is with much sadness that Carfax have received news of the recent death at the age of 81 of Mr. Edward Paul Campbell Greene on October 17, 2018 at his home in Oxford. Mr. Greene was a tutor who founded Edward Greene’s Tutorial Establishment in 1967 and became a great influence on the Oxford tutorial college industry. Founders of most, if not all, tutorial and sixth-form colleges in Oxford and some further afield had worked or taught for Mr. Greene before setting up on their own.
This includes the founder of Carfax, who had been a pupil at Greene’s prior to joining its staff and eventually being appointed the Lower Master. Some years later, when our founder was thinking of a name for his new education enterprise and wanted one that would have a recognizable Oxford ring to it, it was Edward Greene who suggested the name Carfax.
Some of early Carfax pupils and tutors will remember having tutorials in Mr. Greene’s beautifully appointed home in Pembroke Street that he generously opened to Carfax before Carfax College was established in its own permanent premises. To many, having tuition in this house full of interesting books, artefacts and curiosities, roaring open fires in winter, excellent coffee all year round, and above all Edward’s kind interest and wise counsel on all matters, became a major part of their Oxford experience.
Edward Greene was a man of extraordinary kindness, wide erudition, sharp mind of a polymath, iron logic, inimitable style, impeccable taste, faultlessly correct form, genuine modesty, thoughtful tact, steadfast principles, and firm Christian faith. All combined with the deepest capacity for friendship and enjoyment of life in a true original like no other. Whilst his passing severs one of increasingly few links to a long-gone world of gentlility and elegance and marks an end of an era for those whose life he had enhanced and enlightened, his legacy will live on through the lasting influence on his many friends and pupils.
The funeral will be held in Oxford on November 14, 2018 starting with worship at 11 a.m. in Mr. Greene’s home led by Revd. John MacLeod, the Minister of the London congregation of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, followed by burial at Botley Cemetery at 1:15 p.m.
February 1, 2018
Натали окончила Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. С 2014 года преподаёт английский как иностранный. В преподавании ей удаётся соединить два главных увлечения: театр и образование. В Лондоне Натали вела практические семинары Creative ESOL, главная цель которых – помочь развить навыки устной речи и снять языковой барьер посредством театральных представлений. Благодаря тому, что родители Натали были дипломатами и путешествовали по миру, Натали говорит на нескольких языках и хорошо знает культуры разных стран. В Carfax Москва Натали будет преподавать английский и театральное мастерство на английском языке.
February 1, 2018
December 12, 2017
Для тех, кто рассматривает поступление в британские университеты или просто хочет узнать больше об учёбе в Великобритании, наша команда экспертов по высшему образованию разработала уникальную довузовскую программу обучения.
В ходе программы у Вас есть шанс побывать в настоящем кампусе при университете, пообщаться с представителями приемной комиссии и реальными студентами.
Подробное описание программы можно найти по ссылке:
November 21, 2017
Dr. Daniele Labriola, Carfax Consultant’s higher education specialist, spent the weekend in Milan presenting to parents and pupils at the bilingual MILE school. Dan’s presentation covered all aspects of applying to UK and US universities, stressing the importance of a strong academic performance as well as a wide range of co-curricular activities and outside interests. Parents and pupils had the chance to question Dan about the application process to two very different systems, the best preparation and tips on a first class personal statement.
Dan Labriola pictured with Adriana Sorbellini, the Founder of MILE School, Milan
November 15, 2017
Carfax Consultants Eleonora Suhoviy, Joanna Patterson, Eva Jingyi You and David Tysoe, recently visited Switzerland to attend an event in Soerenberg sponsored by HTMi (Hotel and Tourism Management institute) and hosted by WEBA and then visit schools. The Soerenberg event involved a workshop to meet a range of schools and universities from around the world, as well as a visit to HTMi and a presentation about the school and a trip to Hochalpines Institut Ftan.
Following this Eleonora, Eva, Joanna and David visited a number of leading Swiss boarding schools, including Lyceum Alpinium Zuoz, Le Rosey, La Garenne, Beau Soleil and Aiglon, where they met senior members of staff and looked round the schools.
Picture: Le Rosey’s new 45 million CHF concert hall, also housing the new music and arts centre.
November 8, 2017
Carfax recently welcomed a group of pupils from Academia Arguello to Carfax College as part of the exciting Oxonians Project. The pupils from Cordoba, Argentina, spent two weeks at Carfax College in Oxford studying English as well as honing their skills in Business Economics and Design Technology. The pupils also attended a presentation given by Carfax Consultants on UK university admissions with particular emphasis on Oxbridge applications. They were also given the opportunity to experience life in Oxford and sample some of the traditions that the city and University are famous for, including attending choral evensong at Christ Church, visiting the Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean Museums, and attending formal hall at Wadham College, as well as visiting Cambridge and a number of tourist sites such as Stonehenge, Blenheim Palace and the city of Bath.
Тему тьюторства главный редактор русского Татлер Ксения Соловьева затрагивает в своей колонке ноябрьского Татлер.
October 31, 2017
Кто они, эти таинственные выпускники Оксбриджа, на которых иные родители возлагают столько надежд?
Об опыте одного из них, ныне директора репетиторского подразделения Carfax в Лондоне, читайте в главном номере журнала.
September 29, 2017
Центр Carfax Education в Москве получил статус аккредитованного центра EDEXCEL, что дает право принимать любые экзамены GCSE, IGCSE, A-level, International A-level.