Beth Thornton, owner and primary tutor, has been working in education as a tutor and certified teacher for over a decade. She has had specialized training in SAT test preparation and has an impressive record as a college scout.
Her background includes an MA in education, experience teaching English at New York City’s prestigious Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis High School and working as the Curriculum Developer for the Fast Company notable non-profit Citizen Schools. Providing quality education to students through Tutoring Austin is now her full-time pursuit.
Your child’s educational needs are our priority. We would be happy to consult with you to discuss your child’s skills, educational demands and goals. We create a tutoring curriculum designed for your child that can include using a variety of materials including school textbooks, flash cards, and worksheets. Tutoring Austin will work to make sure that the tutoring content reinforces the school curriculum.
- SAT -Tutoring Austin uses College Board approved preparation materials and full-length practice tests to help give teens a competitive edge. Students will have a tailored SAT curriculum based on their practice test scores.
STAAR / TAKS - Using the school content curriculum as a guide, Tutoring Austin will take your child through STAAR preparation one step at a time. We will use practice tests and supplemental materials to help your child confidently build his or her knowledge base.
AP Preparation – Content familiarity is key with these exams. Preparation will include ensuring that the student is comfortable with main concepts, vocabulary, and timing through the use of AP practice tests and materials.
Tutoring takes place at the Westbank Community Library, your local library, or an agreed upon public space like a Barnes & Noble study area.
We will work with you to arrange the best schedule for your child’s needs. We have open availability to work with your child after school and on weekends during the school year, and when needed during the summer. Most students typically need tutoring for one to two hours twice a week.
Tutoring rates are competitive and reflect the professionalism and expertise of our tutors. All tutors’ references, academic transcript submissions and background checks are thoroughly screened. Rates are available for small group instruction and can vary depending on subject matter and the number of students. Packages are sold in blocks of 5 and 10 hours. We accept personal checks, PayPal, and all major credit cards.
We will work with you to arrange the best schedule for your child’s needs. Most students typically need tutoring for one to two hours twice a week.