About us

Altitutor was founded by a group of tutors, who wanted a better way to do tuition.

We found that individual tutors (including ourselves!) often struggled with providing a complete education for students, while tutoring with larger companies lacked personalised learning. That’s why we developed a teaching model which we believe provides the best of both worlds.

We were also unhappy with how families with less money were often unable to afford tutoring, potentially stopping their children from getting into the courses they want to.

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Our values

Tutoring is ridiculously lucrative. We know. 

Altitutor doesn’t want to be just another tutoring company which makes bucketloads of money. We want to make a real, tangible change in the lives of the students we encounter – and we’re not just saying that. To put our money where our mouth is, our company is completely not-for-profit, meaning all of our revenue goes back into teaching students who can’t afford it.

Fairness and equality

Altitutor is a not-for-profit company with the primary mission to provide education to students who cannot afford it. Our subsidy program allows students who need it to study with us for free or at a reduced cost. Subsidy students receive the same resources and quality of education as any of our other students.

Click here to apply for our tuition subsidy program

Transparency

As a parent, we want you to know you're getting exactly what you pay for. That's why we have a booking tool for parents to organise a meeting with their child's tutor(s) at any time during the week, to have a chat about questions or concerns.

Need support? Apply for our subsidy program.

Student enjoyment

We want students to enjoy lessons enough that they actually want to come to tutoring. This includes initiatives such as no homework - we're so confident in our teaching programs that for most students, we don't need to set any extra work to do at home. Of course, for students who are motivated enough to WANT to do extra work, we have plenty of additional resources available.

We also have free snacks and drinks during lessons 🙂

Community

On top of getting our students to achieve good scores, we aim to build a community of engaged learners, who can help and learn from each other while having fun together.

On our part, this includes initiatives such as getting students to help and teach each other, hiring our students as staff members once they graduate, and end-of-year student parties.

Our past students have made lifelong friends at Altitutor 🙂

Find out what our students think about us.

Our teaching method

A question we get asked a lot is “why would I choose you over other tuition companies or private tutors?” 

As much as we can list the features of our program and try to convince you to choose us, the best way for you to decide is to book a free trial session with us. This gives you the best chance to get a sample of how we teach, and decide whether you would like to continue with us. 

That being said, here are our teaching methods

In class

Students attend a teaching lesson each week for each subject they study with us, in which we teach them course content ahead of school. 

01. Revision and consolidation

At the beginning of each session, students complete a revision sheet / do flashcards for all of the content they have learned up to that lesson. We do this so students don't have to relearn any of the content before their exams - because they already know it!

02. Learning ahead

Students are provided with with comprehensive notes and practice questions, and taught the content ahead of their school. This method aims to make learning at school easier, so they can focus on their assessments.

03. Assessment preparation

Once we finish each topic, we complete a topic test together with the students so they can learn assessment strategies from their tutor. We do a test for every lesson after that until the student feels confident with that topic, and only then will we move on to the next topic.

Out of class

Our support doesn’t stop when you leave our office. Any student studying with us continues to receive guidance on whatever help they need during the week.

Homework help session

If students need additional help with schoolwork, they can come to our 3-hour homework help class for free! This may include:

- Assessment preparation: we can give you even more practice tests for any upcoming assessments you have.
- Assignment drafting: one of our tutors can help you write your assignment, or draft an assignment you've already written
- Catchup on missed lessons: if you're struggling with a particular concept or need to catch up

24/7 access to guidance

All of our weekly students get unlimited access to our question helpline, where students can ask tutors questions during the week.​

Online resource access

Our online resources comprehensively cover every aspect of the subject, including notes, video lessons, flashcards, practice questions, tests and exams. All of our students get free access to the online resources for the course(s) they are studying with us.

Interested? Discover the courses we have to offer.

Our team

Our team is made up of passionate, driven people who want not only to see our students improve their scores, but to create a community of young learners who will eventually join our team to teach the next generation.

We are always looking for more tutors and administration staff to join us and we would love to have you on board. To find our more about the company roles we have and positions available, click here. 

Alexander Wabnitz

Tutor: Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Pre-SACE Mathematics, Pre-SACE Science

Alexander Wabnitz

Hey! I'm Alex. I'm studying a Bachelor of Advanced Mathematical Sciences at Adelaide Uni. In my spare time, I enjoy playing piano or competing in competitive tournaments for some of my favourite tabletop games. I tutor Maths. It’s been my favourite subject for most of my life.

Anna Ngo

PHYSICS RESOURCE TUTOR
Tutor: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods

Anna Ngo

Hiya! My name is Anna. I am a 2nd year medical student at Flinders University. I love helping students has been very rewarding for me which motivates me to keep learning and growing. Beside repeating Newton’s 3 laws of motion to my students every week, I like to paint, cook, work out, water my plants and take photos.

Elyssa Chan

SPECIALIST MATHEMATICS COURSE MANAGER
Tutor: Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Pre-SACE Mathematics

Elyssa Chan

Bio coming soon 🙂

Gigi Varley

UCAT RESOURCE TUTOR
Tutor: UCAT, English, English Literary Studies

Gigi Varley

Hi! I’m Gigi and I am currently a medical student at the University of Adelaide. I love reading and writing, as well as meeting new people! I also love making costumes and am an avid follower of Kevin Ling’s food review Instagram account @kevintl.ling

Jonathan Chieng

Tutor: Mathematical methods, Pre-SACE Mathematics

Jonathan Chieng

Hi! I'm Jono and I've been tutoring maths for the past 4 years. I am going into my 3rd year of Medicine in 2022. In my free time I enjoy badminton, lifting weights, playing games with friends and cooking!! I'm also a keen enthusiast of Kevin Ling's food review instagram account @kevintl.ling.

Joshua Gooi

UCAT COURSE MANAGER
Tutor: Biology, Chemistry, UCAT, Mathematical Methods

Joshua Gooi

Bio coming soon 🙂

Justin Chua

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Website and online resource management

Justin Chua

Hi, my name is Justin, and I enjoy the simple things in life: spending time with friends, sleeping, and eating. I am a student studying a Bachelor of Chiropractic at the Australian Chiropractic College, so if you need your back cracked, I'm the guy.

Justin Chung

PHYSICS COURSE MANAGER
Tutor: Physics, Chemistry, UCAT, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics

Justin Chung

Hi, I'm Justin, and I like teaching maths, chemistry and physics. I am currently in my second year studying medicine at the University of Adelaide. I enjoy playing tennis and hiking, and outside of work you will probably find me at Mt Lofty.

Justin Le

BIOLOGY COURSE MANAGER
Tutor: Biology, UCAT, Mathematical Methods, Chemistry, Pre-SACE Science

Justin Chung

Bio coming soon 🙂

Kevin Ling

CHEMISTRY COURSE MANAGER
Tutor: Biology, Chemistry, UCAT, Mathematical Methods

Kevin Ling

Hello! My name is Kevin. I mainly teach Chemistry but am more than happy to help with Methods, Biology and whatever you come in with to homework help. I study Medicine at the University of Adelaide and enjoy food, meeting new people and playing basketball.

Kevin Zhou

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Tutor: IB Mathematics, IB Chemistry, IB Biology

Kevin Zhou

Hey! I am Kevin and I enjoy teaching science and maths as well as doing admin work (crazy ikr). In my spare time, you can catch me in the gym, playing volleyball or playing valorant at home :))

Livinia Xia-Bednikov

IB MATHEMATICS COURSE MANAGER
IB CHEMISTRY COURSE MANAGER
Tutor: IB Mathematics, IB Chemistry, IB Physics, IB English

Livinia Xia-Bednikov

Hello, my name is Liv, and I'm a '21 IB graduate. I have a passion for Maths and Physics that I love indulging in with my students, to help bring out their personal best! In my spare time, you'll find me wading knee-deep in art, writing and game dev projects (when I’m not distracted by the chapter drops of my favourite mangas) 🌞

Matt Chua

MATHEMATICAL METHODS COURSE MANAGER
Tutor: Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, UCAT

Matt Chua

Hi, my name is Matt and I love walking alongside students as they improve both their understanding and their scores. I’m currently studying my 4th year of Medicine at the University of Adelaide, but in my spare time, I enjoy landscape photography and fingerstyle guitar.

Rohan Bhattacharjya

IB PHYSICS COURSE MANAGER
Tutor: IB Mathematics, IB Chemistry, IB Biology, IB Physics

Rohan Bhattacharjya

Bio coming soon 🙂

Samantha Valerio

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER
Tutor
: English, English literary studies

Samantha Valerio

Hi! My name is Sam, and I have a strong passion for English literature and writing essays. I am currently a law and arts advanced student at the University of Adelaide. I am also part of Kpop dance cover group, and an avid follower of Kevin Ling's food review instagram account @kevintl.ling

Sarah Lim

MARKETING MANAGER
Marketing and sales

Sarah Lim

Hi I’m Sarah also known at the Queen Bee at Altitutor. I can be found at the office eating the snacks from the snack bar, loitering and vacuuming constantly. In my spare time I like to stalk Kevin Ling's instagram account😊

Sarah Mullins

Tutor: Pre-SACE Mathematics, Pre-SACE Science, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Physics

Sarah Mullins

Hi! I'm Sarah, and I love helping students exceed their expectations. I mainly teach methods, but I'm happy to help with physics, chemistry, and spec too! I'm a mechanical engineering / finance student as I enjoy problem solving and design. Outside work, you can find me drawing, painting and reading Kevin's food instagram account.

Shardul Mulye

Tutor: Mathematical Methods, Biology, Physics, UCAT

Shardul Mulye

Hey there, my name is Shardul and I'm currently studying medicine Adelaide University. Through tutoring for several years, I've developed a thorough yet simple approach to helping students achieve their goals in their academics, especially for those individuals interested in exploring Medicine as a future career. My passion for tutoring stems from students being able to achieve what they had hoped for and becoming successful in their post high-school journey.

Syme Aftab

Tutor: Mathematical Methods, Chemistry, Physics

Syme Aftab

Bio coming soon 🙂

Tim Naylor

IB BIOLOGY COURSE MANAGER
Tutor: IB Biology, IB Chemistry, IB Mathematics AA

Tim Naylor

Hi! I'm Tim and I'm an IB grad from Nov 2021. I love cooking and eating spicy food, but have a very low spice tolerance so you'll probably see my crying over my lunch. I’ve been online tutoring for just over a year before joining Altitutor and I’m super excited to share my passion for Bio, Chem and Maths with you all 🙂

Tristan Theseira

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Tutor: Pre-SACE Mathematics, Mathematical Methods

Tristan Theseira

I'm Tristan. I teach maths, specifically Methods, which I enjoyed a lot throughout my time in high school. I'm currently studying contemporary music. I enjoy listening to and playing music, playing Super Smash Bros and serving in my church youth ministry! I'm also an avid follower of Kevin Ling's food review Instagram account @kevintl.ling.

William Selvanayagam

Tutor: Mathematical Methods, Chemistry, Biology, English

William Selvanayagam

Bio coming soon 🙂

Want to join our team?

Charities we support

A significant portion of our revenue each term is donated to a charity which our students vote for from this list. These are all causes we believe in, and we encourage you to check them out for yourself!

The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal

The Red Shield Appeal provides services shelter for the homeless, assists families in crisis through practical support, and guides people with addictions through to a clean, healthy lifestyle.

Alongsiders international

Alongsiders is a movement which equips young people to walk alongside those who walk alone: to love, welcome and encourage the most vulnerable children in their own communities.

Cancer Council

The Cancer Council works across every aspect of every cancer from research to prevention and support, including information, counselling, practical and emotional support for people affected by cancer.

Still have questions? Get in touch.