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Mr Alex McCartney


Experienced English + Psychology Tutor

Adelaide tutor in Creative Writing, English, English Literature, ESL, Essay Writing, Health Studies, IELTS, Maths, Philosophy, Psychology, Reading, Special Needs

I travel to these locations
Southern, Central, and Eastern Suburbs only, other suburbs available for tuition via Skype

(7 student reviews)

Need help with English, Psychology, or Research?

Students find me friendly, helpful, and very encouraging. I have six years of success tutoring English, ESL, Psychology, and research methods; among other topics.

Many of my school students have achieved selective entrance scholarships; most foreign adults have successfully gained permanent residency to Australia; and all University students have improved their grades.


*PRIMARY SCHOOL (Years R-7) - $50 / hour (Student's home), $40 / hour (Skype or my home), $30 per 500 words (Editing)

English, Science, Mathematics, Technology, study skills

*MIDDLE SCHOOL (8-10) - $50 / hour (Student's home), $40 / hour (Skype or my home), $30 per 500 words (Editing)

English, Health, Biology, Chemistry, Media, Technology, study skills

*HIGH SCHOOL (11-12) - $60 / hour (Student's home), $50 / hour (Skype or my home), $30 per 500 words (Editing)

(SACE) English, Psychology, Research Project, study skills

(IB) English, Psychology, Philosophy, Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, study skills

*UNIVERSITY - $60 / hour (Library), $50 / hour (Skype), $30 per 500 words (Editing)

B.Psychology, B.Arts (Philosophy).
ANY degree - Essay, Report, Poster editing and writing guidance.


IELTS exam: Writing, Speaking, Reading, Listening.
ESL for work and life.

EDITING = $30 per 500 words.


2016-2016- Honours in Psychology.
2015-2015- Post-Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language).
2012-2015- Bachelor of Psychology.


-SA Driver's licence (Class 'C')
-SAPOL National Police clearance
-DCSI Child-Related Employment Screening
-RAN-EC Responding to Abuse and Neglect certificate

*PLEASE NOTE. My availability for face-to-face tutoring is limited to the Southern, Central, and Eastern suburbs. I am not always available to answer the phone, so please leave a voicemail on 0403 984 243 , or email with your request and I will get back to you as soon as possible.



6 years of tutoring experience. In person or via Skype. I also have
work experience as a classroom teacher and student mentor.


Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Second Language (TESOL / CELTA).

Honours in Psychology (Research thesis).

Bachelor of Psychology (Philosophy minor).


$40 per hour for Skype tutoring




Joined Tutor Finder on 25-Apr-2016 (updated profile on 04-Aug-2018)
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  • Home Visits within 25 kms
  • Online and Phone Help
  • Private & Group Tuition
Tutor in Adelaide


Creative Writing (Primary, Secondary)
English (Primary, Secondary)
English Literature (Primary, Secondary)
ESL (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
IELTS (Secondary, Tertiary)
Reading (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)


Maths (Primary)

Social Science

Philosophy (Secondary, Tertiary)
Psychology (Secondary, Tertiary)
Special Needs (Primary, Secondary)


Health Studies (Secondary)

"Mr. McCartney helped me with the grammar and writing components of Nursing at University. He is an excellent writing and ESL tutor, well organised with simplified and interesting teaching skills. Interacts with students well and guides students to achieve excellent grades. I have improved my English both writing and grammar skills achieving higher grades for my work with the professional guidance of Mr. McCartney."

Priyan Ekenayake     
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