Summer is our favorite time of 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. Others come back every summer just to stay sharp and keep their minds active over the long break.
Our Team Members
Gordon Falk has 29 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 seventeen years. Gordon is just as passionate today about active thinking and independent learning as he was the first day.Close
Nicholas joined the GradePower Learning team as our Education Director in July 2022. His prior experience includes teaching middle school social studies and mathematics and educational research analysis. Nicholas has committed his life to education and is passionate about making a positive impact in students' lives. Nicholas enjoys the positive and supportive environment for young learners and their families that GradePower Learning provides. In his downtime, Nicholas enjoys spending time with his family, taking peaceful drives around Austin, and searching for delicious places to eat.Close
Eduction Coordinator and Learning Coach
Eduction Coordinator and Learning Coach
Jordan joined the GradePower Learning team as a learning coach in August 2020 and is now also our Education Coordinator. Jordan graduated from Baylor University in 2019. She loves crafting, kayaking, going to the beach and all things Disney. Jordan's favorite part about GradePower Learning is working with the students and her great coworkers.Close
Learning Coach and Social Media Coordinator
Learning Coach and Social Media Coordinator
Bri earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas State University in May 2022. While at Texas State, she supervised a team of twelve writing tutors. Bri is passionate about learning and strives to build confidence 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
Bailey joined GradePower Learning in July 2023 after graduating summa cum laude from Southwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and French with minors in Business and Anthropology. Her education allowed her the enriching experiences of studying abroad in both Spain and France. At Southwestern, Bailey served for three years as a writing and Spanish tutor, where she discovered her passion for helping students achieve academic success through good writing. She believes that every student can overcome any obstacles they face to learn the skills they need to succeed. In addition to writing, Bailey loves drawing, cooking, and making jewelry. She also enjoys travel, family, and her parents' pets!Close
Learning Coach and Assessor
Learning Coach and Assessor
Jacy joined the GradePower Learning team in January 2021 as an elementary and middle school learning 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 Learning is building relationships with the students.Close
Alondra possesses a Bachelor of World Languages in Spanish from Eastern Illinois University. After identifying a gift for teaching through peer tutoring in college, Alondra tutored bilingual 1st-5th graders at an Austin elementary school in reading, writing, and mathematics. When she isn't helping students achieve their potential at GradePower most afternoons, Alondra stays busy growing her online sustainable products business and exercising.Close
Lacey joined the GradePower Learning team in 2016. She is a professional percussionist with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. She possesses her teaching certification for generalist 4-8 with supplemental certification for ESL, and currently teaches at the Texas School for the Blind. Lacey has fourteen years of experience teaching and tutoring all ages in social studies, reading, writing, math, and ESL. She mostly enjoys helping children get the individual support they need to be successful learners. Lacey loves the support and encouragement within the GradePower community and seeing her students become more independent learners. In her free time, Lacey enjoys music, performing, yoga, nature, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.Close
Alycen earned both her Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development and her Master of Education from the University of Texas. She has taught pre-K-5th grade in Lake Travis and Austin ISD for the past eleven years. Alycen is driven by her passion to help children become successful and enjoys developing one-on-one relationships with her students. Alycen rises early most days to exercise, and in her free time loves to drive her jeep.Close
Peter has always enjoyed working with students and is currently a special education teacher at an elementary charter school in Austin. Peter comes from a family of engineers who have taught him the joys of reading and learning new skills. Peter believes in making tutoring sessions fun and engaging for students. In his free time, Peter enjoys anything related to being outdoors and listening to live music.Close
Silvia graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2022 before joining the GradePower Learning team in September. She is the second oldest of four sisters and is proud that she and her older sister are the first college graduates in their family! Silvia is a dedicated and diligent learning coach, and she enjoys seeing her students challenge themselves to be their best. In her free time, Silvia enjoys painting, working on puzzles, birding, and learning about nature.Close
Jonathan, our resident mathematics and science whiz, joined the GradePower Learning team in 2018, one year after graduating from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi with a dual major in Chemistry and Biology. He chose tutoring over becoming a high school science teacher because he values the impact he makes through individualized instruction that is so difficult to achieve in a classroom setting. Jonathan is a man of many talents, but his favorite hobbies are cycling, hiking, and juggling.Close
Zach joined GradePower Learning in April 2023. Zach earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from McNeese State University and recently left engineering to pursue a Ph.D. in Architecture. Zach teaches mathematics at an Austin private school by day and helps students of all ages at GradePower Learning most afternoons. In his very limited downtime, Zach is an avid board game player and father to two dogs.Close
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.
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.
What Parents & Students Are Saying
Gordon and his team are great. They've helped my kids improve in their weak areas substantially. The methods they use are highly measurable, and frequent reviews help me understand how the kiddos are doing. My daughter was behind in reading after Kindergarten and was on grade level within about nine months. My son was struggling in math and has done well transitioning from elementary to middle school, with an A in math.Kristine
I wanted to commend you and your team on the excellent work you guys did in such a short amount of time. His ARD manager said that she can see significant growth in not only his work but his confidence as well. He is excited about going to class and sharing the writing work that he is doing. He very much has an "I can do it!" attitude now. We have been getting fully completed and graded work almost daily from his teacher, and very little work to be done at home. Thank you so much for everything you all have done for him over the past few months!Mike
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.
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
GradePower Learning has been a great investment for my child’s learning advancement. The tutors are patient and knowledgeable. The small table sizes ensure small learning groups, which increases one-on-one time with students. Keep up the great work GradePower Learning!Christian
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
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
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
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
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Math Tutoring in Austin South
If your child has yet to have an ‘aha!’ moment with math, our personalized, easy-to-understand mathematics courses are the perfect way to improve skills regardless of age or grade.
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.
Make Studying Simple!
Our students learn the simple techniques that take the stress out of studying.
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.