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Prior to beginning tutoring, our older son was struggling a bit in his 5th grade math course. His confidence was low and he seemed to have decided he wasn’t really all that good at math. After working with Audie weekly for a few months, he scored in the advanced range on his STAAR test, and his new middle school determined he is two grades ahead and recommended he take pre-AP classes in 6th grade. When we informed our son, we were heartened to see his excitement and pride in his accomplishments, which replaced the self-doubt he might have exhibited in the past. It was remarkable to observe Audie work diligently to build a strong rapport with our son while utilizing engaging methods to help the material come alive for him. During his sessions with Audie, our son grew in confidence and is now more self-assured and more aware of his true capabilities as he begins middle school.
Our 3rd grader also showed solid improvement in math following his sessions with Audie. His STAAR scores improved dramatically after receiving some rather low scores on initial practice exams. Audie was quick to observe our son’s drive to succeed in other areas of his life and helped him apply that same enthusiasm and grit to academics. Audie’s holistic approach helped identify inherent strengths in our son and Audie then utilized them to help our son improve in math.
Throughout his work with our children, Audie maintained excellent communication with us as parents, ensuring we were informed of strategies being utilized and progress being made. Audie is an adaptable and thoughtful tutor who is skilled at connecting with children as well as helping them to learn and master academic material. We recommend him heartily! G.L., 2018
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.