High School English Tutor Sydney

Award winning one-on-one english tutors in Sydney



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For more than 15 years, we have been helping high school students realise their true potential through the support of out High School English tutors in Sydney. Our programs are for all student levels, from the very bottom to the top of the class.

Is your child struggling with structuring essays? Do they express extreme dislike towards reading? We have tutors that can turn this around and bring them up to where they should be.

Perhaps your child is excelling in class, but they need a more challenging environment to take them to the next level? Our tutors can also help.

English is one of the most important subjects as it doesn’t just help in school; we use it every day. Communication and comprehension are key in all aspects of life, which our home tutors in Sydney can assist with. They’re not only tutors, they’re mentors too, here to help your child learn both in their studies and improve their attitude and confidence.

To give your child the best support, get them started with an Alchemy tutor today.


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We know how hard it is juggling school pickups, practices and rehearsals for multiple children. For this reason we come to you and work around your schedule (we bet you breathed a sigh of relief just reading that!).

Where would you like to meet?



In your home

Our most popular and the most convenient option for busy families! Your tutor will come to your home at a time that works for you – no fighting for parking or braving the after school traffic – and work one on one with your child, giving them the skills they need to perform at their best.


At a school or library

If the home isn’t ideal or there are too many siblings or distractions around, your tutor can meet your child in your local library or school. Sometimes being in a public space can increase focus and motivation. Drop them off at the library and go get the grocery shopping done for the week – what a win!



For students in rural areas or who can’t accomodate face to face sessions we can pair you up to one of our gold level tutors that can work via Skype, Facetime or Google hangouts. Our online tutors are those that have completed at least 100 face to face lessons and are the best of the best.


When you book, you simply let us know the best days and times for the lessons and we will organise a tutor to match. Easy, convenient and hassle-free!
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Why your child might need a high school tutor in Sydney

Everyone learns in different ways at different paces. This means that some students can be left behind in classes where they’re moving on too quickly and they aren’t given enough time to take it in. That’s where we can help. We’ll work at a pace that suits you to make sure that your child understands everything that’s going on. They’ll get to ask as many questions as they want and have a detailed answer which a classroom teacher might not have time to give. Working one-on-one means that all of the focus is on your child and their own abilities and needs.

It’s not just for students who don’t understand the work. Some students are fast learners and can get bored or distracted easily during lessons if they’re not being challenged enough. It’s a case seen far too often. We can work with them to improve their attitudes towards learning and we can even move on quickly with an array of different resources available. We can look further into the subject and help them to refine their skills and see how they can improve. No matter how well you think you understand something, there are always ways you can improve.

If your child is known to hand in homework late or procrastinates until the last minute, we can help get them back on track. Having set time after school to work with a high school english tutor in Sydney ensures that they can work on their projects without getting distracted and while getting help and motivation at the same time. With our Sydney tutors also acting as mentors, they’ll be able to kick this habit and bring them back on track. You’ll be able to see the improvements for yourself with feedback after every session and progress reports every 10 lessons.

How our high school English tutors help Sydney students

When you book, we’ll work with you to find the best tutor for your child. You’ll receive one of the best high school English tutors in Sydney who we have hand-picked to suit your child’s needs. If, after your first session, you don’t like the tutor we’ve provided, the lesson is on us and we’ll find you another tutor within an average of 72 hours. We’ve worked with over 6,500 students since 2005 with 100% of our satisfied customers happy to recommend our service.

With no contracts, prepayments, or sign up fees, it’s easy to see why people choose Alchemy Tuition for their tutoring needs. So, book your first session today by giving us a call, dropping us an email, or even through our live chat service.
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Our English tutors are chosen not just for academic excellence but for being role models and mentors that have the ability to inspire the young people they work with.

Every tutor is hand selected, interviewed one-on-one and double reference checked before joining our team.

Our High School English tutors are specifically chosen for their ability to work with students in years 7-10; demonstrating the passion, knowledge and relatability you would expect from a tutor working with someone at that age. They then go through our comprehensive training program to ensure they are fully equipped to work with your child.

We channel more than a decade of experience into training our tutors, giving them all the support and resources they need to bring out the gold in every student they work with.

All Alchemy tutors hold Working with children checks that we manually verify ahead of their first session. Meet some of them here.

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Your tutor will work closely with you and your child to ensure they are performing at their optimum capability in three core areas:


Reading & Comprehension

The ability to efficiently receive and process information is a skill that will stay with a person for life. Reading and comprehension are two pillars of English that need to be mastered – and your tutor will help your child do this.


Grammar & Writing

Essay writing is a skill that stretches across all subjects in high school, so getting it right it so important. Knowing how to write creatively, persuasively and with eloquence is something that can be learnt and perfected.



One of the most undervalued skills is the ability to communicate effectively. Reading and writing are both parts of communication, but communication is not limited to just this. We want to see your child grow in all areas of communication.

Whilst significant and measurable improvement in these areas are our goal for every student we work with, the Alchemy difference is that we care about so much more than just marks.

This mantra permeates everything we do – from the tutors we hire to how we connect and relate to our students. We want to see every student realise their full potential, whatever that may be. Your child will grow in confidence, boost their self-esteem and ultimately change how they view themselves and what they are capable of.

This is the Alchemy difference.

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We know that raising a child can be expensive, but your investment in to a great English tutor for your child doesn’t need to be.

We give you complete freedom and flexibility. No contracts, no required prepayments and you only ever pay for lessons that occur.

We have the world’s simplest payment system, with lessons simply charged to your debit or credit card 24 hours after each lesson occurs. You simply submit your payment details after the first session and that’s it; you never have to think about it again.

Discounts provided for prepayments and doing multiple sessions per week. View current pricing here.


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Your first session is covered by our 100% happiness guarantee – so if you aren’t happy with the English tutor we match up with your child, you won’t be charged a cent and we will work hard to find someone else that better suits your requirements.

This takes away any risk to you and allows you to experience the Alchemy difference first hand. We are totally confident that our tutors are the best high school English tutors that we know once you meet them you’ll feel the same way!

No payment is required prior to the first session; all payment information is submitted after the first lesson and only if you are happy to continue with your tutor (which 99% of parents do!).


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There is no better time than now! As we have mentioned, tutoring isn’t just for those that are struggling – it also provides advanced students an opportunity to feel challenged and refine their skills. Having someone partner with you to bring out the best in your child is completely invaluable – and we recommend it at every age and level.
Tutoring is for more than just those who struggle. In fact, you will usually find the students at the top of the class are there BECAUSE they have a tutor. Your tutor will become a partner in your child’s education journey, bridging the gap between home and the classroom. We believe every single student has something to gain from the support of an Alchemy tutor – and we know you will see this too.
No – there are no contracts and we are entirely pay as you go. We use an automated payment system that simply charges your debit or credit card 24 hours after each lesson occurs.
Yes – your tutor will have full access to our resource centre which contains thousands of worksheets, practice tests and text books. They will tailor every lesson around your child’s needs and design a unique program for them. To avoid waste we encourage our tutors to use digital worksheets so may bring a tablet or laptop – if you’d prefer to have them printed your tutor can send them to you ahead of a lesson for you to print at home.
We leave this up to you to discuss with your tutor – but most of our students do between 1-2 hours per week. Our data shows that students see the most progress when they do a 1.5 hour lesson each week. There is no need to agree to a fixed session length – your tutor simply logs the length of session after each lesson occurs (with your prior agreement of course!).
Yes. In the first lesson your tutor will deliver an assessment on your child, seeing where their strengths and weaknesses lie. After the session, your tutor will discuss their findings with you and send them through to you by email. From there, they will then develop a 10-week strategy to see your child reach their goals.
There are so many reasons, but the one thing we are most proud of is what makes us who we are. Alchemy is the medieval science of turning metals in to gold. It is the act of taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary – something our tutors do with our students every single day. The Alchemy difference is that we care about so much more than just marks. This resonates in everything we do – from the tutors we hire through to the lessons we plan. We want to see your child perform at their very best in all aspects of life – and not just in the classroom. It is this passion for so much more than just academic results that gives us the reputation we have – with hundreds of verified 5-star reviews on Google.
We test students regularly to monitor improvements. The frequency of this will be up to your tutor, and you are welcome to discuss this with them in the first session to work out a testing cycle that is ideal for your child.
We recommend weekly sessions for every student. Consistency is so important in education, so irregular lessons will affect your child’s progress.
No – but it is covered by our first session 100% happiness guarantee. This means that if you are not 100% convinced the tutor we have lined up for you is the right tutor for your child, the session is on us and we can organise someone else that better suits your needs. If however you are happy to continue (and we are confident that you will be!) then we charge you for the first session when you submit payment details.

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Let's create gold together.