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Teacher

Academic and Professional Advising

I have provided bespoke support for students and job applicants since 2010, and am regularly featured as an invited speaker in four countries to give talks about my advice on various aspects of application processes. I have a strong understanding of US/UK admissions and in-depth knowledge of standardized testing. Additionally, I support students in crafting a personal narrative for university applications, creating a dynamic extracurricular portfolio, and succeeding on SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and other tests. I have a proven track record of increasing my students’ scores and helping them achieve admission to the world's leading universities, including Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Duke, and many more. I offer a wide variety of services:
  • US and UK university admissions and advising consultation
  • Crafting a compelling personal statement
  • Undergraduate, graduate, and fellowship application mentoring
  • Preparation for standardized tests (ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, TOEFL, IELTS, IGSCE, ISEE, and more)
  • Extracurricular and leadership development
  • Cover letter and resume editing
  • Portfolio/audition preparation for arts programs 
  • Interview coaching
  • Academic subject tutoring (writing, math, speech and debate, and more)
  • Logo and letterhead design
I am currently employed by Crimson Education as a Senior Tutor, Application Mentor, and Extracurricular and Leadership Consultant, and have worked with students in fifteen countries in these capacities. I also teach group classes and give public presentations on related subjects, such as building a strong extracurricular profile for US university admissions. 

Testimonials from former students:
"Hey Audrey! I wanted to let you know I committed to Princeton! I cannot thank you enough for all the help you gave me! You are such an awesome, kind, and amazing person!" - Jules (also accepted to Stanford and Rutgers Honors Program)

"Results came out about literally 30 seconds ago and I managed to pull off an 800 reading - all of our work did pay off!! - thanks so much for helping me out and pushing me up into that range!" - Ivan 

"I just thought I'd let you know that I received my SAT multiple choice results. I got a 1500 which I am really happy with. Thanks so much for all your help!" - Charlotte 

"Audrey’s tutoring is great! She can create a comfortable atmosphere allowing easy communication, and an overall better understanding of the questions she is teaching. Overall her style of teaching helps, and I am able to quickly grasp the questions. Specifically, in the math and English sections, I have seen improvement in my school work and the practice tests. Her comfortable atmosphere has me looking forward to more lessons." - Leticia 

"Audrey makes complicated concepts easy and is a good explainer. I have benefited by finally understanding concepts and questions that have been plaguing me for a while." -Beatrice

"Hi Audrey, just an update, I competed last night at the speech competition. Came back with 2nd place and 1st place. Thanks so much for the help!" - Yiqian

"You can do trigonometry without a calculator? My mind is blown!" - Ari

Music Teaching 

In addition to actively performing as a violinist, I offer individual lessons and group coaching. I have been a faculty member of the Austin Chamber Music Center since 2016, and also run a private studio for violin students of all ages and ability levels. My teaching method is rooted in the Suzuki Method. I have taught students all over the world (Austin, London, Istanbul, Xi'an, and Hong Kong) ages 4 through 82—I have even taught in Mandarin Chinese! Music is an incredible form of global communication, and the process of learning to play the violin fosters creativity, discipline, and self-expression. It's also social and fun! I absolutely enjoy teaching music and am eager to nurture that passion in others.

"That was the best lesson I've ever had!" - former student 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.

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