What's New at Austin South
In-Person Tutoring at GradePower Learning Austin South
Discover School Success This Year with GradePower Learning!
Using the science of cognitive learning, GradePower Learning creates customized learning programs that help students meet their learning goals this year with in-person or online programs.
From Pre-K to College Readiness, we focus on understanding your child and providing the help and support he or she needs to be successful.
We offer our students:
- A comfortable environment for asking questions and learning. We pride ourselves on providing a space where students can learn at their own speed.
- A selection of different subject areas — from math to English, we cover it all.
- Study and organizational skills that keep students efficient inside and outside the classroom.
- Support and help from our esteemed instructors and educators.
A Safe Learning Environment
All our locations follow the strictest health and safety procedures including strict daily cleaning and sanitation procedures, limiting capacity, and social distancing to ensure your child’s learning environment is as safe as possible for instruction.
Get started with in-person or online tutoring today!
SUMMER: June 4 - August 10
Keep your child sharp all summer by enrolling at GradePower Learning. Prevent the "summer backslide" by working with the GradePower Learning team to craft a summer enrichment plan unique to your child's needs. Some popular areas include active thinking strategies, study skills, mathematics, reading comprehension, and writing skills.
Location Specific Programs
Advantage High School Success Program™
GPA 5.0 SAT
Preparing for University
GPA 5.0 ACT
Preparing for University
20-Hours Study Skills Program
Make Studying Stress-Free
What Parents & Students Are Saying
We are so thrilled about Aidan’s test scores. This is the first year EVER that he has not fallen into the “does not meet” grade level for the math test. He almost made it to the “meets” category, this is HUGE improvement for him. Thank you so much for your support and dedication, and helping him feel more confident and competent in school.Kira
Thanks for EVERYTHING! I can't even tell you how much I appreciate what you have done for Nova. She is finishing all her work at school (which NEVER happened before ) and I can see her confidence growing in her school work with each 100% that comes home! It's amazing, really. We knew she was a smart girl, she just needed you guys to give her a foundation that would help her succeed for the rest of her life. Honestly, I can't say enough positive things about GradePower Learning.Jessica C.
A friend of mine told me about GradePower Learning because both her children had had such great experiences here as well. My 7 yr. old son was having a hard time in school. He was behind in reading and was having a really hard time in class following along to instructions. This caused him a tremendous amount of stress. He missed 6 days of school at the beginning of the year just from anxiety. Since we started GradePower Learning he has not missed a day of school! His confidence has shot way up and his anxiety level has shot way down. Gordon & the whole team are just amazing. They have a wonderful way with the kids. I thought for sure it would be hard to get him to GradePower Learning after a full day of school, but he rarely complains. We have seen so much improvement in his reading and overall comprehension, which is great, but to see your child believe in himself a little more is worth more than anything. I have told all my parent friends about GradePower Learning, and would suggest looking no further. GradePower Learning will truly do wonders for your child!Amie
I thought you might be interested in Hayden's STAAR performance. I've attached his results, which both Jennifer and I think are nothing short of utterly remarkable. It's quite an accomplishment for him and is due in large part to his time at GradePower Learning. His Y-o-Y performance is extremely accelerated, he's reading at the 96th percentile, and his math is also improved to grade level. Thank you and the team for working with him!John
My 5th grader has attended GradePower Learning for about 4 months and I've been very pleased with his progress....Here's what my son has to say: "What I like about GradePower Learning is that it makes me happy, instead of bored, and it gives me fun strategies that I can remember!"Therese
Our daughter attended GradePower Learning & loved it! She looked forward to her time with her instructor & loved the encouraging, positive environment there. Originally, she received help in language arts (English/Reading/writing skills) in 1st grade; however, after being diagnosed with dysgraphia & ADHD, it quickly became apparent she also needed help in processing & manipulating math. Through thorough testing, Gordon was able to pin-point what was "missing" in her processing & help her learn strategies to "reconcile" what was not connecting (putting tools in her tool-belt) Gordon & the staff did an amazing job of laying a strong foundation early on for our daughter. She still applies the tools she learned in English & math as well as her other subjects. She has become more confident in each success & is currently in Pre-AP English (8th grade) & earning an A in regular math. As stated before, the tools she learned have helped her in her other subjects & when taking standardized tests. Our daughter loves going to school again & doesn't want to miss! She has joy in learning. GradePower Learning laid a strong foundation for her. The investment has been well-worth it.Chris
Our daughter started attended GradePower Learning (formerly Oxford) upon hearing from her school that she was severely struggling in her reading and they were considering retaining or placing her in 1st grade. Immediately we wanted to find a solution and came upon GradePower Learning. What a blessing it has been! She attends every week and has come so far. We are sticking with GradePower Learning as long as our daughter needs the extra help in reading and math for many reasons. The most important reason is the amazing progress we see in our daughter. In addition, the staff at GradePower Learning is so incredibly professional, friendly and informative. When I was starting my search for a learning center a year ago I visited a couple of their competitors and they did not even compare! I walked in and immediately knew GradePower Learning was where we needed to be and to this day they have not proven me wrong. Thank you, Gordon and your wonderful staff!Shawn
Our daughter attended GradePower Learning (then Oxford Learning Center) from kindergarten-second grade. We began there because reading was difficult, and testing suggested our daughter was in danger of falling very behind the norm. Our experience there could not have been more positive, and we know she is the strong reader she is today because of the cognitive therapy and tutoring she received there. They were able to pinpoint what was not happening in her brain, and then they set about to help her to learn how to process correctly, all while keeping her engaged and closing the academic gap. Gordon and the whole staff are wonderful to work with. They try hard to make it a fun learning environment by hosting theme weeks in the summer and by always keeping a positive, enthusiastic attitude. The best testimony of all is our daughter's. She NEVER complained once about going to GradePower Learning and actually looked forward to going - even after a full day of school! She sensed the confidence she was gaining and that made her feel so good about herself!Jennifer
Hi Gordon, just thought I'd share Maya's report card from 6th grade! She got all A's except Math, which was very close at 87%. Thank you and all of the teachers at GradePower Learning for helping her succeed. It's hard to believe that this is the same kid that struggled so much last year. We are so proud of her hard work!Talina
Yes, GradePower Learning is an investment. But the investment in the lifelong success of your child: Yes, it is worth EVERY PENNY! We no longer have concerns about my older son's success in school, but we know exactly what to do if he encounters problems. This year, the moment my younger son brought home grades that were "low," we enrolled him immediately in GradePower Learning...may his successes result in a future update of additional praises for this awesome place! Thank you to Gordon, the staff, and to all the teachers at GradePower Learning: You are helping to manifest everything your program advertises; but most importantly, you are facilitating the success of our children, the future world leaders. Thank you for helping my kids rise to & beyond their potential!Julie
I thought you might be interested in Hayden's STAAR performance results, which both Jennifer and I think are nothing short of utterly remarkable. It's quite an accomplishment for him, and is due in large part to his time at GradePower Learning. His Y-o-Y performance is extremely accelerated, and he's reading in the 96th percentile. His math is also much improved into grade level. Thank you and the team for working with him!John
I can't say enough about our experience at GradePower Learning. Our son was given a curriculum that was specific to his needs and also changed over time based on his achievements. He improved in all areas that were taught, and most importantly he gained confidence! Gordon and Rachel are amazing with the kids, run an honest business, and are very communicative with you and your child's teachers, if need be.Jennifer Brannon
GradePower Learning has been a blessing to my family. English is not my first language, so GPL has helped her in reading and writing where I couldn't. GPL has improved my daughter's reading and math three grade levels, and now she is working on writing. I am grateful to have found GradePower Learning.Cristina
Our Team Members
Gordon Falk has 28 years of experience in supplemental education. After twelve years as a minority owner and director of another tutoring franchise, Gordon realized his dream of owning his own learning center in 2006. GradePower Learning has now been transforming children's lives in Austin for twelve years. Gordon is just as passionate today about active thinking and independent learning as he was the first day.Close
Erin joined the GradePower team in February 2020 as an upper-level Math coach. Erin previously taught at Texas State University while working on her graduate degree in Math Education. Erin likes miniature gaming and playing video games in her spare time. Erin's favorite part about GradePower is when students engage in discussion about the stages of learning.Close
Jacy joined the GradePower Learning team in January 2021 as an elementary and middle school coach. Jacy brings five years of elementary classroom teaching experience to the table. Jacy loves to run and see live music in her free time. Jacy's favorite part about GradePower is building relationships with the students.Close
Jean joined the GradePower team in May 2018. Jean is currently wrapping up her certification program, and has experience working with students from elementary through high school in all core subjects. Jean loves music, art, exercising and her dogs. Jean's favorite part about GradePower Learning is that she gets to help struggling students and support them in their education.Close
Jonathan joined the GradePower team in February 2018 as an upper-level Math coach. Jonathan also has experience as a supplemental instructor for Organic Chemistry. Jonathan enjoys juggling, camping, and playing the guitar in his spare time. Jonathan's favorite part about GradePower is working with all the different ages and personalities of the students.Close
Online Learning Coach
Online Learning Coach
Jordan joined the GradePower team in August 2020 as an online coach. Jordan graduated from Baylor University in 2019. Jordan loves crafting, kayaking, going to the beach and all things Disney. Jordan's favorite part about GradePower is working with the students and her great coworkers.Close
Julia joined the GradePower Learning team in January 2022. Julia is currently teaching math and science at an academy. Julia likes to play piano, embroider, and go hiking. Julia loves classical music, especially Beethoven. Julia's favorite part about GradePower is working with each individual student.Close
Online Learning Coach
Online Learning Coach
Kelly joined the GradePower team in August 2018. She works with students of all ages in reading, writing, and mathematics. Kelly now exclusively coaches our online students. Kelly enjoys hiking, swimming and spending time with her dog in her spare time. Kelly's favorite part about GradePower is helping students find motivation and excel in school.Close
Lacey enjoys helping children get the individual support they need to be successful students. Lacey is at her best when she feels supported and encouraged by the GradePower community. Lacey loves to see her students improve and become more independent because that is what will help them in life in all ways beyond school. In her free time, Lacey enjoys music, performing, yoga, nature, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.Close
Online Learning Coach
Online Learning Coach
Rachel enjoys making a difference for students. Rachel most enjoys interactacting and being personable with each student- always asking them how their week has been. Rachel loves when students ask questions because they want to learn and trust her to coach them through lessons. In her free time Rachel can be found playing piano, working her way through a Sudoku puzzle, or enjoying Boggle with friends.Close
The second oldest of four sisters, Silvia first gained experience trhough tutoring and mentoring her younger siblings. Silvia works well with her students at GradePower as well, as she is always challenging them to grow and be their best. In her free time Silvia enjoys painting, working on puzzles, birding, and learning about nature.Close
Emerson is originally from Houston, but came to Austin to study at the University of Texas. Most recently, he has experience as an ACE tutor at TexasCan. Emerson is excited about helping students at GradePower develop skills that they can show off in the classroom. Emerson enjoys pretty much all professional sports, all things fitness related, and studying up on European and Middle Eastern History.Close
Peter has always enjoyed working with students, and is currently a paraprofessional at an elementary school. Peter comes from a family of engineers who have taught him the joys of reading and learning new skills. Peter belives in making tutoring sessions fun and engaging for studnets. In his free time, Peter enjoys anything related to being outdoors and listening to live music.Close
As a previous educator and program administrator, Nicholas has a passion for education and coaching students. Nicholas is excited to begin his next chapter in education with GradePower and provide a positive and supportive environment for young learners and their families. In his down time, Nicholas enjoys spending time with family, taking peaceful drives around Austin, and searching for delicious places to eat.Close
Alison is a graduate of St, Edwards University where she cultivated a love for writing. Alsion loves making students feel comfortable with learning new thinngs, getting to know them, and watching them grow. In her free time Alison enjoys reading, writing, making art, taking care of her plants.Close
Ani has experience as a bilingual elementary reading and writing teacher, as well as a certified academic language therapist. At GradePower, Ani is always pleased to see students outside of a school setting and is excited to help them reach their goals. For fun, Ani enjoys photography and going on nature walks.Close
Marcia has been in the education field for 20 years including classroom teaching, tutoring, and ESL instruction. Marcia is excited about helping students gain confidence and a sense of purpose with their educational endeavours. Outside of GradePower Marcia enjoys music, dance, and exploring nature.Close
Bri has comes to GradeaPower with experience as an academic tutor at Texas State University. Bri is passionate about learning, and strives to build confidenence in all her students. For fun, Bri loves playing video games like Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley, and also enjoys hiking, swimming, and kayaking.Close
Summer is our favorite time
of The year!
We have sessions six mornings and four evenings a week, all summer long. Many students take advantage of the great catch-up time offered in the summertime by scheduling extra sessions. Others utilize the summer to preview next grade-level skills. Still others come back every summer just to stay sharp and keep their minds active over the long break.
Careers with Tutor Austin South
Learning CoachPosition Details
GradePower Learning of Southwest Austin is a fun and energizing learning environment for students needing to develop how they process information. We work with all ages, K-12, so we need a staff of unique instructors with a variety of skillsets and areas of expertise. We seek relationship-builders who know how to make learning easy and meaningful, cultivate students’ meta-cognition, and foster active thinking. The most effective GradePower Learning instructors are positive communicators.
As a GradePower Learning instructor, you may select your schedule -- as few as six ours per week, as many as twenty, or anything in between!
- Provide individualized instruction to each student through our interactive coaching methodology
- Maintain an organized and efficient learning environment
- Differentiate instructional strategies for maximum learning
- Proven success as a teacher
- Accepting of ongoing development
- Positive communication and interpersonal skills
Job Type: Part-time
Starting Pay: $19.00 - $21.00 per hour
This position is for live, in-center instruction. Our "Safe Operating Standards" protocol meets CDC guidelines, and is consistently followed by our staff and families alike. We are happy to share a copy of our "Safe Operating Standards" on request.
Learn more about our programs or find an Austin South tutor by calling GradePower Learning® today!
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Math Tutoring in Austin South
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Reading Tutoring in Austin South
Reading is a big subject, but our tutors have found ways to make its challenges much more accessible to growing minds. Here, reading isn't just easy—it's fun!
Writing Tutoring in Austin South
From grammar basics to full comprehensive sentence structures, our English tutors can provide hands-on assistance to help students improve their knowledge of written language.
SAT & ACT Tutoring in Austin South
Our tutors help students prepare for the SAT & ACT with prep courses that cover reading, vocabulary, grammar, science, and math, so your child can achieve the highest score possible.
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Quality Tutoring in Austin South
GradePower Learning® is a state-of-the-art tutoring facility located in scenic Austin South, one of the fastest-growing and most educated areas of the country. Here, parents will find classes and programs that are specifically tailored to their child's unique needs, with the goal of helping them reach their full educational potential.
Austin South Tutoring Programs
Whether your child is struggling in school or just needs to get ahead, we offer a wide range of programs to help get students of all ages the assistance they need. Our Austin South tutoring programs include workshops to improve organizations skills and study skills courses to help students improve their focus and concentration.
Serving Austin South & Beyond
GradePower Learning® offers tutoring services to Greater Austin and surrounding areas, such as: Kyle, Buda, Dripping Springs, Bee Cave, Circle C, Shady Hollow, Travis Country, and Oak Hill.