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FREE Tutoring at the Austin Public Library

Parents and students, the Austin Public Library is hosting free tutorial sessions and would like for you to come and participate. Need help with homework? Go online or visit any of the branches around Austin and a tutor will work with you one-on-one to help solve whatever problems you may have academically. We have both Brainfuse and VICTORY tutorial programs available for students in grades K-12 to utilize.



Summer Camp Information

Camp Fire Summer Camp - Austin
Explore, learn and grow in Camp Fire Summer Camp. Austins premier urban nature and science camp sparks curiosity and inspires learning in kids ages 5 12 years old. Each week features a nature or science theme in addition to field trips, swimming, hiking, games, experiments, crafts, and other fun-filled activities.
06/08/2015 - 08/21/2015
8 am - 5 pm


High School /Grade School

  • LBJ High School [website]
    7309 Lazy Creek Drive, Austin, Texas 78724
    Phone: (512)

  • John H Reagan  ( Raiders) [website]
    7104 Berkman Dr., Austin, TX 78752
    Phone Number: (512) 414-2523


  • Eastside Memorial High School [website]
    1012 Arthur Stiles, Austin, TX 78721
    Phone: 512 414-5810

  • Lanier Vikings [website]
    1201 Payton Gin Rd, Austin, TX 78758
    Phone: 512 414-2514


  • Garza Independence High School [website]
    1600 Chicon, Austin, TX 78702
    Phone: 512-414-8600


  • Travis Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts [website]
    1211 E. Oltorf, Austin, TX 78704
    Phone: 512 414-2527


  • McCallum High School [website]
    5600 Sunshine Drive, Austin, Texas 78756
    Phone: 512 414-2519


  • Austin ISD


  • Del Valle ISD 

  • Manor ISD

    Manor New Technology High School

Austin Private and Charter Schools:

  • Abacus-Glo
    Downtown Austin
    Abacus-Glo!- Si se Puede! Acadamy Learning Center
    *Low child/teacher ratio
    *CPR and first aid certified
    * 10 years + experience in Early Childhood Education
    Now enrolling! Please call for a tour

  • Austin CAN Academy
    901 Neal Suite 452, Austin, TX 78702
    Phone: 512-477-4226

  • Brentwood Christian School
    11908 N Lamar Blvd
    Austin, TX 78753

  • Concordia Academy High School
    3407 Red River St
    Austin, TX 78705

  • East Austin College Prep Academy
    Charter Middle School of Southwest Key
    6002 Jain Lane, Austin, Texas 78721

  • Hyde Park Baptist School
    P.O. Box 4486
    Austin, TX 78765

  • KIPP College Prep
    8509 FM 969, Building C, Austin, TX 78724-5720
    Phone: 512-637-6870

  • Regents School of Austin
    3230 Travis Country Cir
    Austin, TX 78735

  • San Juan Diego Catholic High School
    800 Herndon Lane
    Austin, TX 78704

  • St. Andrew's Episcopal School
    1112 W 31st St
    Austin, TX 78705

  • St. George's Episcopal School
    4301 N. IH 35, Austin, TX  78722
    Early Childhood Development Center, SAES accredited
    Texas Rising Star (3 star), serving 18mos-Pre-K
    Phone: (512) 452-6063

  • St James Episcopal School of Austin
    3701 E MLK Blvd  
    Phone: 926-4214

  • St. Michael''s Catholic Academy
    3000 Barton Creek Blvd
    Austin, TX 78735

  • St. Stephens Episcopal School
    6500 St Stephens Dr.
    Austin, TX 78746

  • Texas Academy of Excellence
    8509 FM 969  
    Phone: 512-708-1888

East Austin Education Resources:

  • A+ learning
    5450 Bee Cave Road, Suite 3B Austin, Texas 78746
    Austin Tutor, tutoring, learning services, reading therapy, stroke rehabilitation, sound therapy, cognitive therapy
    Phone: 512.657.0126


  • All American Supertutors
    304 E. 34th St
    Phone: 877-734-7743

  • AMD Community Technology Center
    Computer Lab with 32 computers
    Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    6002 Jain Lane Austin, Texas 78721
    Tomas Natal at 512-462-2181


  • Anitra Blunt, Vocal Artist and Vocal Instructor
    Cedar Park, TX  78613
    Available for private voice instruction, Weddings, Kindermusik, and Voice over Recording
    Phone: (512)422-7070

  • Atelier 3-D ( Art Classes )
    701 Tillery, Ste 12-A, Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 385-1115

  • Austin Public Library
    Visit East Austin Online Calendar for library events


  • Austin School of Film
    1634 E. Cesar Chavez, # 106, Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 236-8877

  • BoRee
    P.O. Box 152125, Austin, Tx  78715
    Learn Sign Language through Signed StoryTime or HandTalk or a basic Sign  Language Course.
    Phone: 512-514-0528

  • Capital IDEA
    P.O. Box 1784, Austin, TX 78767
    Capital IDEA is a Sponsorship program. Similar to a traditional scholarship program, Capital IDEA offers financial support to adults pursuing higher education. Two important distinctions set Capital IDEA apart from a standard scholarship program: our mission, and our methods. Our mission drives us to connect with the local employers and support adults in targeted, career-oriented fields. Our methods include additional support and guidance to ensure our non-traditional students are successful.


  • Computer Training and Classes
    Austin Free-Net


  • Demps Tutorials
    6448 Hwy 290 East, Ste-D-112, Austin, TX  78723
    Providing tutoring services for K-8, mother's day out program, and other services
    Phone: 276-1980

  • East Side Music
    501 North IH35, Ste 205, Austin, TX 78702
    Phone: (512) 658-0656

  • Esquina Tango ( Dance Classes )
    209 Pedernales, Austin, TX 78702
    512) 524-2772


  • Every Chance, Every Texan
    Information about higher education in Texas


  • FREE SAT Test Taking Support for East Austin Students

  • FREE Writing Support - Resumes, letters,
    grant applications, brochures, books
    Every Tuesday and Thursday at the Carver Branch Library, Room 4
    5 pm - 8 pm
    Provided by the consultants of the UT Undergraduate Writing Center


  • House of Tutors
    2400 Pearl Street
    Phone: 512.472-6666

  • Life Sustaining Training
    6448 Highway 290 E STE C-102, Austin, TX 78723
    AHA CPR and First Aide Training. We certify the citizens of Texas in CPR, First Aid, and other advanced level healthcare courses through the American Heart Association. Experience instructors and excellent prices. We will travel to you as well for group classes!

  • Mobile Film School
    701 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 906-2424

  • Strengthening Minds: Tutoring & Educational Camps
    8101 Cameron Road-Ste #204, Austin, TX 78754
    Strengthening Minds is an educational service, which provides tutoring and educational camps to students in grades K-8.

  • The Creative Side Academy of Austin
    628 Allen St., Austin, TX  78702
    We offer workshops and classes in all
    genre's of the arts.
    Taught by local artists
    Phone: 512-719-0900

  • The Format Group, LLC
    1621 E 7th Street, Austin, TX 78702
    We provide all steps in the publishing of textbooks from content development to prepress
    Phone: 512-473-9900

  • VICTORY Tutorial Program
    Free tutoring at seven local library sites, grades 1-12.  If you want to tutor or be tutored.
    Phone: 974-7317

  • WriteByNight ( Writing )
    1305 E 6th St, Ste 4, Austin, TX 78702
    (512) 322-5242



Junior Colleges and Community Colleges:


Austin Technical Schools / Austin Trade Schools

  • The Austin Academy
    1640-B E 2nd Suite 100, Austin, TX  78702
    Phone: 512-326-8655

  • Austin Cosmetology Institute
    2521 Rutland Drive, Suite 500, Austin, TX 78758
    512-217-5404 • 512-903-3533
    Austin's Premiere Beauty School

  • Austin Institute of Real Estate
    ‪8828 Research Boulevard
    ‪(512) 453-0900

  • Austin School of Fashion Design
    3216 South Congress, Austin, TX 78741
    Phone: 512-448-9636

  • CyberTex Institute of Technology
    6300 La Calma Drive
    (512) 454-6116

  • DeVry University
    11044 Research Blvd ·Ste B 100, Austin
    Phone: (512) 231-2500

  • Everest Institute
    ‪9100 East Highway 290
    ‪(512) 928-1933

  • Excel Learning Center
    314 E Highland Mall Blvd Suite 507,
    Austin, TX 78752
    Excel Learning Center offers career technical / vocational educational programs in the Healthcare, Management and IT fields that prepare you for a successful, fulfilling career.
    512 300-2245

  • National Court Reporting Institute

  • ITT 
    6330 E Highway 290 Ste 150
    Austin, TX 78723  
    Phone: (512) 467-6800

  • Lauterstein-Conway Massage School
    4701-B Burnet Rd., Austin, TX  78756
    Phone: (512) 374-9222

  • The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts
    1701 Toomey Rd, Austin, TX  78704
    Phone: 512-476-2276

  • Oxford Seminars
    St. Edward's University 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
    Oxford Seminars is a leading provider of TESOL / TESL / TEFL certification courses in Austin and throughout the US and Canada. Over 5,000 graduates get certified with Oxford Seminars each year and begin their exciting adventures teaching English abroad.

  • Sanford-Brown Institute - Austin
    9001 I-35 North Suite 105, Austin, TX, 78753
    Training for a new healthcare career.

  • Southern Career Institute
    ‪2301 South Congress Avenue
    ‪(512) 326-1415

  • Texas Culinary Academy   

  • Texas Intensive English Program
    ‪1103 West 24th Street
    ‪(512) 477-4511

  • The Art Institute of Austin
    101 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Suite 100
    (512) 691-1707

  • The Learning Pad LLC
    10435 Burnet Rd ste 104
    Austin TX 78758

4-year Colleges and Universities

  • Texas Lutheran University  

  • Texas State University

  • Texas State University at Round Rock

  • Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio
    (210) 999-7011

  • University of Houston System
    ‪1005 Congress Avenue
    ‪(512) 499-8787

  • University of the Incarnate Word
    4301 Broadway St, San Antonio
    (210) 829-6010

  • University of Mary Harden Baylor

East Austin Day Care Centers

  • Unity Childcare
    13717 Shady Ridge Lane, Manor, TX  78653
    Childcare, Pre-K readiness program
    Phone: 512-215-2499

  • Sweet Dreams Evening & Overnight Childcare
    5851 Berkman Dr., Austin, Tx   78723
    Phone: 926-3700

Austin Education Groups and Education Resources

  • Austin Area Alliance of Black School Educators
    P. O. BOX 15717
    AUSTIN, TEXAS 78761
    Office Phone: (512)246.9366

  • EDU, Inc
    Black College Common Application
    2625 Piedmont Rd ste 56315
    Atlanta, Georgia 30324

  • Connected Youth
    The Connected Youth project, launching this year in 2009, is bringing mobile technology, laptops, and creative new programs to teens and young adults throughout Austin.

  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
    Champions of Hispanic Success in Higher Education

  • PAWS: Panthers Action Work-Shop
    EMHS: 1012 Arthur Stiles Rd, Austin, TX 78721
    Supporting the Public Schools of our Eastside HS Vertical Team. And Seeking Donors & Sponsors for our student teams & organizations. Thank you! ~ Toni R.

  • Texas AEYC
    Texas Association for the Education of Young Children

    TAEYC supports over 2,000 members statewide with training, legislative advocacy, grants and scholarships. Membership is open to all who share a desire to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of children and families. 

  • Texas Education Agency
    A very valuable resource about our schools
    Click Here
    Check the 2006 Accountability by County for specific school performance indicators




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TAKS Testing Tips

Physical Readiness
Get a good night's sleep.
Eat a healthy breakfast.
Wear comfortable clothing, as long as you follow school dress code.
Do not forget to take medications as prescribed by your doctor.
If you are supposed to wear glasses or contacts, wear them.

Reduce Anxiety
Be on time to school.
Pace yourself during the test. Remember you have as much time as you need.
Don't worry about the whole test at once-tackle questions one at a time.
Don't "score" yourself as you take the test.
Don't look for letter patterns of correct answers.
Don't panic if you have a memory lapse or mental block. This is normal. Go on to the next item and come back to the trouble spot later.
Don't expect to know the answer to every question. Expect some items to be too hard. Just do your best.
Avoid unnecessary clock-watching, but do be aware of the time.
Ignore other test takers.
Think positively.
Don't give up!

Follow Directions
Read all directions carefully.
Do the sample questions even though you think you understand.
If you don't completely understand what to do, don't hesitate to ask for clarification.
Sometimes you will need to reread the directions or the questions to be sure you are answering what is being asked.
Don't assume that all the questions in the same section follow the same pattern. One question may ask for a true statement, the next may ask which statement is not true.
Don't guess wildly on a question. Try to eliminate one or two choices to a question. If you guess, make an "educated guess."
Make sure that your answers are on the answer document.

Test-Taking Strategies
Read the questions first. Then read the paragraph.
Understand that reading to answer specific questions is a different task than reading for content mastery.
Answer the easiest questions first.
Skip over the more difficult items and come back to them later. List these numbers on scratch paper and be sure to skip that row on your answer sheet.





Taking Care of your Pets in the Summer Heat

Summer is a time for both you and your pet to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors, but along with the fun, the season also offers up situations that can endanger your pet. By taking precautions, you can decrease the chance that disaster will happen. The HSUS (Humane Society offers these tips for pet owners to keep their furry friends safe this summer.

Never Leave Your Pet in the Car
In nice weather you may be tempted to take your pet with you in the car while you travel or do errands. But during warm weather, the inside of your car can reach 120 degrees in a matter of minutes, even if you're parked in the shade. This can mean real trouble for your companion animals left in the car.

Dogs and cats can't perspire and can only dispel heat by panting and through the pads of their feet. Pets who are left in hot cars even briefly can suffer from heat exhaustion, heat stroke, brain damage, and can even die. Don't think that just because you'll be gone "just a minute" that your pet will be safe while you're gone; even an air-conditioned car with the motor off isn't healthy for your pet.
To avoid any chance that your pet will succumb to the heat of a car this summer, be sure to play it safe by leaving your pet cool and refreshed at home while you're on the road. And if you do happen to see a pet in a car alone during the hot summer months, alert the management of the store where the car is parked. If the owner does not return promptly, call local animal control or the police department immediately.

Don't Put Your Pet In the Back of a Truck
It is very dangerous, and in some states illegal, to drive with a dog in the back of a pick-up truck. Not only can flying debris cause serious injury, but a dog may be unintentionally thrown into traffic if the driver suddenly hits the brakes, swerves, or is hit by another car. Dogs should ride either in the cab (in a crate or wearing a seat belt harness designed for dogs) or in a secured crate in the bed of the truck.

Watch Out For Fertilizers and Deadly Plants
Summer is often a time when people fertilize their lawns and work in their gardens. But beware: Plant food, fertilizer, and insecticides can be fatal if your pet ingests them. In addition, more than 700 plants can produce physiologically active or toxic substances in sufficient amounts to cause harmful effects in animals.

Stay Bite-Free
With people and dogs spending more time outside, dog bites are likely to increase in the summer months. Spaying or neutering your dog reduces the likelihood that he will bite and provides many other health benefits.

Pet Care 101
Make sure your pet is always wearing a collar and identification tag. If you are separated from your pet, an ID tag may very well be his or her ticket home.
Check with your veterinarian to see if your pets should be taking heartworm prevention medication. Heartworm disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, can be fatal in both dogs and cats. Another summertime threat is fleas and ticks. Use only flea and tick treatments recommended by your veterinarian. Some over-the-counter flea and tick products can be toxic, even when used according to instructions.

Water Wisdom
Pets and pools can equal disaster. Prevent free access to pools and always supervise a pet in a pool. Provide plenty of water and shade for your pets while they're enjoying the great outdoors so they can stay cool.

Travel Tips
If you plan on traveling with your pet during the summer, take the time to prepare for your furry friends in advance. Many airlines have summer pet embargoes, and most trains and ships do not allow pets other than service animals. The HSUS has information on traveling with your pet that may make the difference between a pleasant trip and a vacation nightmare.

If You Can't Stand the Heat...
Pets need exercise even when it is hot, but extra care needs to be taken with older dogs, short-nosed dogs, and those with thick coats. On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours. Keep in mind that asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet's paws. Pets can get sunburned too, and your pet may require sunscreen on his or her nose and ear tips. Pets with light-colored noses or light-colored fur on their ears are particularly vulnerable to sunburn and skin cancer.

Your pet can suffer from heat exhaustion and heat stroke. These conditions are very serious and could cause your pet to die. You should be aware of the signs of heat stress, which could include heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid pulse, unsteadiness, a staggering gait, vomiting, or a deep red or purple tongue.

If your pet does become overheated, you need to immediately lower his body temperature. Move your pet into the shade and apply cool (not cold) water over his body to gradually lower his core body temperature. Apply cold towels or ice packs to your pet's head, neck, and chest only. Let your pet drink small amounts of water or lick ice cubes. Most importantly, get him to a veterinarian immediately.

Play It Safe on the 4th
Don't take your pets to crowded summer events such as concerts or fairs. The loud noises and crowds, combined with the heat, can be stressful and dangerous for pets. For your pet's well being, leave her at home. Be especially aware of these threats during holidays, such as the Fourth of July.
Help Us Spread the Word!

The HSUS has educational posters available to download and print here [PDF file], or purchase them in bulk ($3 for 10, $5 for 25). Store managers can post inside their windows to remind shoppers that leaving your pet in a parked car can be a deadly mistake. In addition, 4" x 9" two-sided flyers are also available (50 for $3). To order please send a check, your mailing address and the number of posters or flyers that you would like to receive to the following address: HSUS/Hot Cars, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. You can also receive a free sample flyer by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the above address.

Updated Apr. 1, 2009
Reprinted from the Humane Society