Thanksgiving Break Office Hours:

Monday, 11/20 & Tuesday, 11/21 11:00a-4:00p
CLOSED Wednesday, 11/22 – Friday, 11/24

Happy Thanksgiving!

Get to know our team!

At More Than A Teacher we believe students need more than just smart teachers to tell them what to do.

That’s why we hire the best tutors, teachers, and administrative staff that Austin has to offer. Our staff is knowledgeable, caring, and enthusiastic about helping students improve.

Paul Schultz

Owner, Founder, and SAT Math Instructor

Meet our owner, founder, and favorite math teacher, Paul Schultz. Paul started MTAT in 1989. He’s been enthusiastically helping students outsmart the SAT ever since. Paul is still a full time school teacher as his “day job”. He is also a dedicated husband and father of four (if you don’t count his labradoodle or all of his students and staff). Be sure to say hi the next time you see Paul when you stop by our Westlake office.

Rob Williams

Partial Owner, SAT Reading/Writing Instructor

Rob has been involved in education for the last 30 years as an administrator, classroom teacher, and test-prep instructor for More Than a Teacher. Along the way, he has been a featured speaker at national education conferences, a teacher trainer and mentor for new teachers, the recipient of the teacher-of-the-year award, a voiceover actor for commercials, a podcaster, and a writer of three novels. Rob loves to read, write, take part in any water-related activity, and spend time with his wife and two sons.

Patrick Frank

SAT, ACT Instructor and Director of College Essay Program

Patrick Ryan Frank has been a tutor and instructor at More Than a Teacher for over a decade. During that time, he’s worked with thousands of students, helping them hone their writing and testing skills, become more confident in their innate abilities, and discover the best paths forward. The author of two books and a former Fulbright Fellow to Iceland, Patrick spends much of his time eating tacos on patios while complaining about the Texas heat.

Mattie Tyner

SAT and ACT Instructor, Director of Tutoring

Mattie Tyner has been teaching test prep at MTAT since 2007. She is the author of the MTAT SAT and ACT curriculums. Mattie has helped hundreds of students ace their tests and perfect their application essays. She has a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Texas, Austin. Her hobbies include cooking, camping, and playing piano.

Kim Parker-Lewis

College Advisor, Program Coordinator, Test Prep and Academic Instructor

Kim began at MTAT as a part-time test prep classroom instructor and private tutor in 2012, but she has been helping students master admissions testing since she was a high school student herself. Kim’s background is as a secondary Life Sciences teacher, with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She came on board with MTAT full-time when she took over as our College Advisor. Kim is passionate about helping students and families navigate the college admissions process with ease and confidence – her goal is always for students to surprise themselves with their own success and gain admission to their top choice colleges or post-high school programs. When she isn’t teaching classes throughout the Austin area, she loves to get away to the coast and get lost in a book or host a campout with friends and family.

Jon Henson

SAT, ACT, and College Essay Instructor

Jon Henson has been working with students at MTAT since 2019. Before that, he taught professional communication and rhetorical history at the University of Texas at Austin. Jon loves working with students and helping them push through subjects they don’t think they can handle. Watching a student light up when they solve a problem that they were certain they couldn’t do is the best part of working at MTAT. In his free time, Jon should definitely be writing his dissertation, but if he’s not doing that, he’s probably playing video games or board games with his friends.

Rachel Powell

College Essay Tutor

Rachel Powell has been tutoring MTAT students since 2012, helping them craft compelling and polished essays to submit with their college applications. She loves learning their stories and getting to know them on their journeys. After graduating college with a BA in English, Rachel spent ten years drafting and editing local and federal government proposals. A lover of the Oxford Comma, she is always excited for the newest English reading or writing assignment her students bring her. Rachel recently attempted to foster a dog and failed immediately, adopting her within a month. With her newest addition, and the dog she already owned, Rachel spends much of her free time playing fetch and tug-of-war. 

Stephanie Watson

SAT & ACT Instructor

Steph Watson has been a SAT and ACT tutor and instructor for over 10 years. She’s worked with countless students to increase their confidence both in content and strategy to be able to increase their scores and gain entrance to the school of their dreams. With an undergraduate degree from LSU in Mathematics, a masters degree in Math Education from UT Austin, and 10 years in the classroom teaching courses ranging from Algebra to Pre Calculus, her expertise are in math, but she enjoys helping students find success in all areas of the SAT and ACT tests. When she’s not teaching, you can find Steph at an Austin FC match with her husband or at the park or pool with her daughter (and another on the way!).

Megan Holden

College Essay Tutor

Megan Holden started tutoring at More Than a Teacher in 2022, but she has more than 15 years of experience helping students craft college essays that highlight their strengths while letting their personalities shine through. Over her quarter of a century career, she has taught all levels of English and French,  AP Art History and GT Discovery. One of three finalists for Texas State Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2019, Megan enjoys making birthday cakes for her friends and cracking wise.

Juliet Foster

college essay tutor

Julie has served as a writing mentor for new lawyers with an eye for authenticity and voice over the span of her 20-plus-year career as an attorney.  Before getting her law degree, Julie was an English and psychology major at the University of Texas. She has served on a major Texas university’s premier, full-ride scholarship committee, evaluating and recommending applicants. Additionally, she served a multi-year term on the 1883 Council for the University of Texas for emerging alumni leaders.

In addition to serving as a lawyer and writer, Julie is the mother of two teens (one at MIT and one a junior in high school) and “gets” teenagers.  She loves to get to know her students’ personalities, what motivates them, and what brings them joy. 

If you get her started talking about one of her many favorite topics, (i.e. her favorite ACL acts over the past two decades, queso, books, baseball, or obscure places she wants to visit), you’ll likely be chatting for a while. Julie lives in Westlake with her husband, teens, a very lazy but adorable beagle and an ancient betta named Lafayette.

Katy Seloff

SAT and ACT Instructor, STEM Enthusiast

Katy Seloff has been tutoring and teaching with More Than A Teacher since 2016. She loves helping students become aware of their potential to do well on the SAT or ACT. Over the years, Katy has found a fondness for some rather unusual pets. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her pet rats and watching them explore their habitats.

Jeff Henson

SAT and ACT Math Instructor

Jeff Henson has been a teacher at Bowie High School for 31 years, teaching all levels of mathematics up to and including pre-calculus. He has been working as a math tutor/instructor at More Than a Teacher for over 10 years. While he teaches primarily on the Bowie campus, he has enjoyed the privilege of teaching MTAT math classes at other locations such as Dripping Springs, Vandegrift, Del Valle, Leander, Lake Travis, and Westlake. Jeff is looking forward to having the opportunity to travel and hopefully take in some soccer matches in Europe in the future.

Judd Pfeiffer

SAT Instructor

Judd Pfeiffer has been with MTAT for over seven years. He instructs students in the Reading and Writing & Language Sections of the SAT. He also teaches Language Arts at James Bowie High School in Austin. He loves traveling, cooking, reading, sports, and spending time with his wonderful family.

Veronica Solorzano

SAT ebrw Instructor

Veronica Solorzano has been a teacher for over 10 years and has a Master’s degree in English literature from the University of Dallas. She started teaching reading and writing/language classes for More Than A Teacher in 2018. The best part for her is reviewing grammar and sentence structure with students because they often say how it helps with their writing beyond the SAT. Outside of teaching, she runs an Etsy shop and spends time relaxing with her husband and daughter.

Philip Solorzano

SAT Math Instructor

Philip Solorzano is a full time teacher of Geometry and Latin at Founders Classical Academy of Leander. He is pursuing a PhD in philosophy from the University of Dallas and is one dissertation away from becoming Dr. Phil. He started teaching math for More Than A Teacher in 2018 and enjoys helping students feel more confident taking the SAT. In his free time, he enjoys reading and spending time with his wife and three year old daughter.

Ally Vaughn

Academic tutor

Ally has been teaching and tutoring science in Austin for more than 15 years. She attended The University of Texas, where she majored in Biochemistry and conducted research in a molecular biology lab. She taught Biology at Westlake High School for 8 years and has additionally taught Chemistry and AP Environmental Science. She is an Austin native who loves all things outdoors – paddleboarding, hiking, swimming, and gardening. She is new to the More Than A Teacher team and is excited to help students learn and appreciate science.

Mary Jo Grant

Director of Student Outreach

Mary Jo Grant has been with MTAT helping students, parents, and schools for over 15 years. She started answering phones at the Westlake office in 2007 and now she oversees school relationships and presents test prep information to families all over Central Texas. Mary Jo loves meeting new people and helping them find solutions to make test prep and college planning less stressful and more fun. In her free time, you can find Mary Jo hiking with her Great Pyrenese or fishing on Lake Travis.

Amber Juarez

Director of Operations

Amber has been a valuable member of MTAT since 2014. She oversees the logistics of our operation to ensure all of our programs are running smoothly. Amber strives to help each of our families find success within our programs. She loves seeing our students reach their goals and hearing about their plans beyond high school. She takes joy in knowing that what we do makes a difference. When not working, you can find Amber on the sidelines of her kids’ sporting events or experimenting in the kitchen (with a special affinity for baked goods and sweet treats)!

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