Areas of Specialty:
(click on each for more info)
What situations might call for a tutor?
- needs support in one or more subject areas — either to catch up, to stay current, or to move ahead into advanced classes.
- scored below expectations on a recent benchmark test.
- struggles with general study or organizational skills, homework or project completion, or test preparation.
- is changing schools, is making the leap from elementary to middle school or from middle school to high school, or is changing from one style of education (Montessori, Waldorf, homeschooling, small private, or large public) to another.
- does not ‘click’ with a particular teacher and needs to have the material presented in a different, more individualized way.
- finds that an otherwise pleasant relationship with a parent is strained when the two try to collaborate on schoolwork.
Where do you meet with students?
- at their homes.
- at their schools, during study-hall periods or after school.
- at coffee shops.
- at public libraries.
- at other neutral locations such as country clubs, restaurants, or parents’ workplaces.
What are your rates?
A discounted rate of $50/hour is offered to students with whom I meet in the Mueller or Windsor Park neighborhoods.
A discounted rate of $50/hour is also offered to students with whom I work for 3 hours in a Mon-Sun week; and a discounted rate of $45/hour is offered to students with whom I work for 4 hours in a Mon-Sun week.
Test proctoring and assistance with college admissions and financial aid applications are offered starting at $30/hour.
In some cases, there are curriculum and materials expenses paid for by me, which are invoiced at cost for reimbursement.
After many years of tutoring students part-time, Audie Alcorn founded ATX Tutoring and began tutoring students full-time in June of 2017. As of September 2018, Audie will also be teaching math part-time at the Progress School of Austin. Audie’s prior work experience includes 10 years of classroom experience, including as a middle school math teacher and co-associate head of school at AESA Prep Academy in Austin, as an upper elementary lead guide at Austin Montessori School, and as an Apollo 20 Math Fellow at Attucks Middle School in Houston. Audie also worked for a few years each in the publishing industry, including as a freelance editor, contributor, and ghostwriter; in the Department of Education and Interpretation at Zion National Park in Utah; and as an auditor for Price Waterhouse in Dallas.
Audie’s academic background includes 10 years of successful university experience, including earning 3 degrees — a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) from Southwestern University, a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) from the University of Arizona (summa cum laude), and a Master of Arts (Philosophy) from Texas Tech University — as well as studying as a Presidential Fellow in Philosophy at Rice University. Audie’s standardized test results include scoring in the 98th percentile on the SAT math section, the 97th percentile on the GRE verbal section, and the 97th percentile on the GRE analytical section.