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HSC English Tutoring in Sydney

Award-winning one-on-one English tutoring for HSC students in-home or online


Happy families are our number 1 priority

Recent reviews from real parents:

Sydney’s highest rated one-on-one HSC English tutoring for year 11 & 12 students

Year 11 and 12 will require more dedication and focus from a student than any other year so far.
For this reason, having someone by their side to mentor and support them through the hurdles of the HSC is so incredibly valuable.


For more than 15 years, we have been helping HSC students realise their true potential through our one-on-one English tuition. Our programs are for all student levels, from the very bottom to the top of the class.

Does your child want to get in to the best Universities? Are they striving to be Dux or make it on the honour roll? We have tutors that can make this happen.

Perhaps your child is an average student and they need someone to pull them to the next level? Our tutors can also help.

Because what we do is one-on-one, every lesson is tailored around your child’s needs, focussing on their specific strengths and weaknesses.

Under the support of an Alchemy tutor you’ll see them grow not only in their academic results but in their confidence and passion for learning.

English tutoring will help your child write better essays, more engaging creative stories and convey ideas with clarity – leading to them being more engaged, confident and social at school and putting them on a path to excel far beyond the HSC.

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


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HSC English Tutoring that works around your family’s busy schedule


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 with one of our gold level tutors that can work in our custom-built online classroom. 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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Our HSC English tutors are the very best at what they do

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 HSC English tutors are specifically chosen for their ability to work with students in years 11 and 12; 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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About our HSC English Tutoring


In addition to helping your child prepare for upcoming assessment and exams, your tutor will work tirelessly to ensure they are performing at their optimum capability across three core areas:


Reading & Comprehension

The ability to efficiently process and interpret 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 the HSC, 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.

We offer HSC English Tutoring in all levels of HSC English – from standard English to extension 2.

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If your child needs English tutoring for their HSC, we’re here to help

At Alchemy Tuition, we might just have some of the best HSC English tutors in Sydney. We work with children of all levels, from bottom to top, and our tutors all have high levels of experience working with students to reach their goals. A lot of tutors around Sydney are more focussed on teaching your children to get the right grades, but we’re also here to improve attitudes and confidence towards learning. We don’t just want you to pass, or just to learn, we want you to enjoy learning. Each lesson is tailored to your child’s personal needs, so we try to match every child with the right tutor for them – it’s not one size fits all.

Why choose an advanced HSC english tutor

Our private HSC English teachers don’t just work with their students; they work for their students. With this comes so many extra benefits, such as:

  • Reliability with a personal touch – We listen to each parent’s individual needs and make the learning experience more human and friendly. It’s a lot different from having a teacher at the front of a class.
  • Convenience – We can meet you wherever and whenever you need us. We know life can be busy, so we can tutor your child from wherever. Whether it’s at your home, at the library, or even over video calls online. Our tutors will work around your needs
  • High-quality learning – We have the best quality high school tutors in Sydney, hand selected, who are all interviewed, double reference checked, and hold a working with children check. We hold our tutors to the highest standard, and we know they won’t disappoint.
  • Student-focused – We’re focused on your child as well as their studies. We want to improve their self esteem and confidence when learning and allow them to enjoy learning. Keeping up your mental wellbeing is important when you’re learning new things, which is a struggle when you’re unhappy.
  • We bring out the best in students through our one-on-one tutoring designed to give your child a greater sense of purpose and understanding of their own ability.
  • A high-quality resource centre – Your HSC advanced English tutor will bring along with them access to an array of different resources. To cut down on paper use, these will be brought over as digital copies, but you can print them off ahead of time if you would prefer.
  • You’re kept in the loop – We provide weekly feedback and detailed progress reports every 10 lessons so you can see how far your child is progressing for yourself, not just taking our word for it.

How Can You Get Started With Our HSC English Teachers?

So, book your private english English tutor online, on the phone, by email or live chat today. There are no contracts, pre-payments or sign up fees. We have the world’s simplest payment system and parents are simply charged 24 hours after each lesson occurs. Our first session is covered by our 100% happiness guarantee – so if you aren’t happy with the tutor that we have selected for you, the lesson is on us.

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Affordable, contract-free and entirely pay as you go

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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Our results speak for themselves


Hours spent with students last year


Tutors currently working with students


Students we have supported since 2005

First-round University offers (2018)


First-round University offers (2017)


First-round University offers (2016)


Selective School offers after 6 months with an Alchemy tutor (2018)


OC Class offers after completing our 6 month preparation program (2018)


Satisfied customers who would recommend Alchemy to their friends


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Love your first session or it’s on us


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 HSC 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!).

Alchemy Tuition is proud to offer affordable HSC English tutoring to students across the entirety of the New South Wales region. With over a decade of experience in helping thousands of NSW students to reach their full potential, our tutors are the ideal choice if your child is falling behind, can’t seem to grasp their prescribed texts, or if they simply want the best chance of securing a top grade.

Perhaps the most valuable thing we give to our students is confidence. We’re not teachers, but mentors that are dedicated to providing HSC students with all the knowledge and support they need to thrive in the classroom and the exam hall. We fit our flexible sessions around you, so you’ll never have to worry about tutoring getting in the way your busy family life.

Our supportive tutors focus on helping students to get to grips with their prescribed HSC English texts, but also on developing their writing and analytical skills. This means that not only will they stand a better chance of getting a great result on their English papers, but they’ll also find it easy to transfer their new abilities across all their HSC subjects.

For support with HSC English that looks beyond predicted grades, let our tutors help your child to reach for the results they deserve.


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Frequently asked questions


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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