Since 2005, Alchemy Tuition have been working with students to prepare them for the incredibly challenging selective school exam.

What makes Alchemy unique is their focus on the individual student. Unlike what you might find in a classroom environment, they don’t believe that one size fits all – but rather that every student has unique strengths and weaknesses that require a personalised approach.

Our tutors are the very best at what they do. Chosen not just for academic merit, but for being role models for the young people they support.

As specialists in selective school preparation we have refined the art of equipping and coaching students for the exam. It is a very difficult exam and a comprehensive preparation program is absolutely a necessity to succeed.



We offer one-on-one in-home tuition (we come to you) to students from K-12 to prepare them for the selective school exam.

The majority of our students are aiming to take the test in year 6, but we are able to support those seeking entry in any grade.


Here are 6 reasons you should choose us as your partner:


Drawing on more than 15 years of experience, our selective school program will ensure your child walks in to the test with confidence and assurance.

Our program has helped thousands of students gain entry to the selective school of their choice through a unique blend of familiarisation, deductive thinking and repetition.


All tutors that work with Selective School students go through our special selective school accreditation to ensure our students are in the safest of hands.

In addition to this, all our tutors pass working with children checks and are double background checked ahead of their first session.


Because what we do is one-on-one, we can custom design every lesson around the strengths and weaknesses of the student.

In a tuition college it is one size fits all and your child needs to adapt to the teacher; with us it is the opposite. Your tutor will work to their level and communicate in their unique learning style.


Following each session you’ll receive an email update on your child’s progress, the content covered and any further steps that need to be taken.

This is a partnership and we want to work with you to help your child succeed here. We keep you in the loop at all times.


After your 100% happiness guaranteed first session, our private tuition starts at just $54 per hour session.

Payments are simply automated from your debit or credit card following every session. There are no contracts or prepayments required and you only pay for lessons that occur.


Over the years we have developed our own arsenal of resources that your tutor will use and share with your child.

These have been designed by our expert education team to replicate what your child can expect in the actual exam.

In the first session your tutor will do an assessment with your child to see how they are currently performing in the four elements that are tested in the exam; maths, writing, reading and general ability. This will give them a strong foundation to work from and from there, they will tailor our selective school preparation program around your child’s unique needs. From there we recommend weekly lessons to see the best results.

Read our 2 minute article: When should my child start preparing for the selective school test?




Very pleased with the tutors we have had from Alchemy. They’ve all been very friendly, patient, knowledgeable with great communication skills. My child has definitely benefited from their help.
Simon Denne
Simon Denne
20:37 11 Mar 19
Fantastic tutor (Sophia), in just a couple of weeks we have had such an amazing improvement in our sons learning and his attitude and confidence. Thank you
Collie Craft Playz
Collie Craft Playz
05:50 09 Mar 19
Sarrvesa is an amazing tutor and has been instrumental in building the added confidence. My Daughter enjoys her weekly sessions and is already showing progress. Alchemy Tuition has maintained its reputation and doing good. 5 star
Simrit Kaur
Simrit Kaur
04:19 01 Mar 19
Merin - is a good tutor. It has been only few weeks we have started and can see improvements with my sons reading.
aravind santhosh
aravind santhosh
22:53 10 Mar 19
After working with Alchemy for over a year, I can safely say it is one of the easiest to use tutoring services. All tutors are highly skilled and trained in their areas, and will do everything in their power to help your child with their chosen area of difficulty. Overall, it is a great service, and you will not be disappointed by the fantastic management team at Alchemy, and the incredible tutors that devot there time to turning students into gold!
Mac Middleton
Mac Middleton
23:54 13 Mar 19
A highly motivated and enthusiastic team who provides support to students and tutors alike. It's been a pleasure so far.
Thomas Sakellaris
Thomas Sakellaris
07:50 02 Apr 19
BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR! Super flexible hours, especially great for uni students like me. They provide amazing support and resources and equip you with skills that go beyond tutoring! 100% would recommend!
victoria x
victoria x
07:38 02 Apr 19
Alchemy has been great to work for! They have provided an amazing work environment! I am proud to call myself an Alchemy tutor.
Britney Gonzalez
Britney Gonzalez
03:11 03 Apr 19
Our tutor Joey has been fantastic. She is always punctual and we have been very impressed with how quickly she has been able to understand our son's needs.
Philippa Frecklington
Philippa Frecklington
10:10 18 Apr 19
The team is always happy to help and the tutors are professional, passionate and eager to teach which translates in my kids happy to learn, so it’s a win-win!
Irene Bugarin
Irene Bugarin
11:02 15 May 19
Alchemy Tuition has been nothing but a seamless experience for us so far. Our tutor Yves has been great with our son, really connected and engaged him at his level and interests. We love that he is sourced locally, close to us, so it works for both of us. Our son feels more engaged knowing that our tutor went to a local school and has been through what he is going through. Being able to connect independently when timing clashes and both be flexible has definitely made it a lot easier to work around illness, cancellations and moving the day of the week for tutoring around easily. Keep it up team Alchemy.
Bridie Parsons
Bridie Parsons
22:40 20 Jun 19
James is working well with Nathan, he’s feeling more confident. I would thoroughly recommend James to anyone.
Sherrie Parker-Smith
Sherrie Parker-Smith
11:52 24 Jun 19
I’m extremely happy with Alchemy, the owner contacted me to organise a suitable tutor promptly and the tutor chosen for our daughter is a perfect match. Our daughter has improved so much since starting with Alchemy. Highly recommend them.
Nicole R
Nicole R
09:46 02 Jul 19
Alchemy have been very supportive within my tutoring experience and have assisted me along the way if there were any issues. Thanks for all your help, guys!
Chris Nouragas
Chris Nouragas
04:06 12 Jul 19
Working at Alchemy has been incredible, to be able to work flexibly for such a supporting team has been an immense pleasure. I recommend Alchemy for both people looking for tutors and for tutors themselves.
Mitchell Holt
Mitchell Holt
04:01 12 Jul 19
Working with Alchemy Tuition for multiple years has been a delight, under the guidance of Nic and Matt I have developed my skills in the education platform and have had access to vast academic resources, tailor made to student requirements.Alchemy is dedicated to helping their customers improve their skills, knowledge and providing a means to achieve their goals, with the help of dedicated staff and tutors, Alchemy guarantees success!
alan khosho
alan khosho
03:58 12 Jul 19
Working with Alchemy for approximately over a year has been one of the most rewarding experience I’ve ever had! The service is incredibly flexible, the staff are supportive and an amazing teaching and learning journey for tutors and students. Would highly recommend!!
Qudsia Amin
Qudsia Amin
11:37 12 Jul 19
Been really easy setting up as a tutor with Alchemy. Easy to contact them for support and they’re really responsive and helpful. There’s also no problems with lack of work, I’ve been able to work as much as I like.
Kate Tansey
Kate Tansey
10:03 14 Jul 19
Tutoring for Alchemy has been great! I love getting to help my students improve different areas of their learning. Moreover, the Alchemy team is easy to contact, supportive and they are always quick to help me with any problems that may arise.
Joey Zhong
Joey Zhong
10:20 14 Jul 19
Great time working with alchemy so far. Friendly team and work environment. Management is also very organized and prompt with communication.
10:42 14 Jul 19
I have been a private tutor with Alchemy for about a year now and their support and resources for their tutors are fantastic. Their system allows you to find and pick up students dependent on your schedule, as well as on which students are closest to you which is very convenient. I have referred a couple of my friends here - Alchemy is super responsive, understanding and supportive as a company to work for.
Tashi Gilmore
Tashi Gilmore
01:17 19 Jul 19
I highly recommend Alchemy tuition. They helped me find a suitable tutor for my daughter and we have been very happy. My daughters report has improved and she is building on her weaknesses and gaining more confidence.
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08:57 21 Jul 19
We’re thrilled with the progress our son is making in Maths. Our tutor is reliable, patient and very focused on adapting to our sons learning style. Excellent outcome so far. Highly recommend.
Rhonda Sweet
Rhonda Sweet
22:38 21 Jul 19
I looked around for a number of tutors and struck gold when I found alchemy tuition. My son’s tutor (Jordan) immediately clicked with him and his English results have improved significantly. Highly recommended and great value for money.
David Hayward
David Hayward
05:56 21 Jul 19
Very happy with the service that Alchemy Tuition provides. My son has improved so much in his Maths skills. Tutors are very patient and understanding and work really well with my son.
Lis Hao
Lis Hao
23:40 21 Jul 19
Alchemy tuition give a great service, really quickly matching a tutor who comes to the house. My son loves his tutor and says he wish she was his school teacher. Highly recommend.
Kathryn Key
Kathryn Key
01:51 15 Aug 19
What a difference in such a short time having Karina come each week has made. She has a lovely day of encouraging and motivating the learning for us.
Laura McLachlan
Laura McLachlan
21:03 21 Aug 19

“Our tutor has done an amazing job with my daughter. She wants to learn because of our tutor’s great rapport with her. We will (hopefully) continue to have her as part of our family for years to come! We have seen a great deal of improvement since we have had her tutored and her confidence has increased amazingly. Our tutor is so caring and is helping my daughter along so well.”

Dawn, Bellevue Hill

“Just wanted to say thank you. Our tutor is efficient, polite and dedicated to her work. My son became more confident in maths and understanding the concepts. She is an efficient tutor.”

Analyn, Bexley

“Our tutor has a lovely nature, is very calm and my son has taken a real liking towards him. He would never cooperate in the past with other tutors but really enjoys the support now. He is more enthusiastic and more confident. Our son has a more positive attitude towards doing maths and more patience now.”

Michelle, Collaroy

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“Our tutor is very down to earth, patient, flexible and creative in her way of showing the girls how maths builds year to year. Their confidence and results are improving every week. I have seen improvements in their understanding of all topics! She is very easy going and our daughter got into 5.3 maths.”

Bec, Forestville

“Our daughter is more confident in her maths and she looks forward to the sessions. Our tutor is very friendly and works well with our daughter. He is patient and understanding.”

Bec, Newport

“Thank you for our tutor. He raises the level of expectation that the kids have of their own ability. He brings enthusiasm to his sessions and his wonderful sense of intelligent humour. Our tutor makes them believe they can – and then they do. I have seen increased confidence. I can see a change in my son. He doesn’t like to study, but our tutor manages to get him to work. This is finally showing at school.”

Toni, Avalon

“My son had his first round of high school assessments and his results exceeded our expectations. We attribute this in good part to our tutor’s skill and patience. My son now has more of a map to steer his efforts.”

Sean, Fairlight

“Our tutor is so helpful for my son. He gives him the confidence he needs. We have just started but I have seen my son feel more confident. What I like most about our tutor is his dedication and listening skills.”

Kirsty, Dee Why

”Our tutor is delightful. With our tutor’s help, our son has placed 2nd in a class test on geometry, which he has not done before. The tutor makes Maths interesting for my son and he looks forward to her coming each week.”

Fiona, Chatswood

“The tutor was great – she had to deal with an unenthusiastic student but persevered and I know it made a difference.. ”

Hilary, Somersby

“Our tutor is always on time and very committed. 100% improvement in our son’s work. Our tutor is sensational.”

Bruce, Avalon

“Our tutor is bright, friendly and very supportive. She is always happy and helpful and my daughter has gained in confidence”

Margie, Frenchs Forest

“We have a great maths tutor. He is very supportive, encouraging our son to practice and do well in his year 12 Maths, but also asks how he is going in his other subjects. He encouraged our to write out a study schedule to plan his time efficiently.  He is very patient, he explains concepts clearly, he gives practice exams, and he goes above and beyond to make sure our son understands his Maths including responding to messages and questions outside the tutorial session. Our son feels more confident in this subject and his marks have greatly improved. He was not feeling confident in schoolwork including Maths, before we had our tutor. Our tutor is very likeable, is clearly spoken and inspires confidence in our son that he can do well, if he puts in the work. He is very professional and respectful and I feel confident that our son is learning relevant material that is helping him understand HSC Maths. Our son was failing Maths 2 unit and Extension (3 unit) last year. It was decided that our son should drop Extension Maths and concentrate on learning 2 unit. He is now getting around 70 – 75 % and we feel he will continue to improve if he keeps up the work.”

Phillipa, Forestville

”Our tutor is a very knowledgable and attentive tutor. She has successfully helped our daughter understand and consolidate key issues in maths. Our  daughter has better grades and increased confidence. I most like that our tutor is punctual and has good rapport with my daughter. ”

Michael,  Forestville

“Thanks! Our tutor has been very patient and engaging with our daughter and really helped to boost her confidence leading up to the selective school exams. Well done and thank you. She improved confidence in our daughter with new techniques to approach problems.”

Paul, North Curl Curl

”We have found our tutor to be easy to get along with, smart, caring, explains everything in a manner that is easy to grasp. My daughter has now confidence in all areas of school work.   Our tutor just gets kids and can  adapt her explanations for ease of understanding.”

Joanne, Gymea Bay




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Your first session is covered by our 100% happiness guarantee – we want you to be 100% confident that the tutor we select for you is the right one for your child and if you aren’t, there is no charge for the first session.

We use a super easy automated payment system that charges your debit or credit card 24 hours after each lesson occurs. There are no contracts or required prepayments. You only pay for lessons that occur.