English/Language Arts Instructor
University of Texas at Austin (Plan II and English Honors, B.A.)
In high school, Austin tutored his peers in subjects ranging from physics and calculus to English and theater arts, as well as in preparation for AP and SAT exams. At UT, Austin worked with younger students as president of Shakespeare at Winedale Outreach (SHOUT). With SHOUT, Austin helped elementary school students explore Shakespeare’s language and develop their own unique voices through performance and play. Austin also has many years of experience helping his three younger brothers with their homework.
“You don’t really understand something until you’re able to successfully explain it to someone else. Teachers must recognize that their familiar methods of problem solving might not concur with students’ intuitive lines of reasoning. There is almost always more than one way to solve a problem, and being able to approach a question from multiple angles holds distinct advantages over more rigid techniques. Both students and teachers can benefit from new ways of thinking; there are always new things to learn and new methods with which to learn them. Be open to discovery.”
Austin is a Shakespearean actor; he played Macbeth last summer alongside his girlfriend, Zoë, through UT’s Shakespeare at Winedale program.