About Us

Our Story

As technology advances and information access increases, learners need resources that shows pathways to grow, progress, and master basic skills for personal, home, school, and work reasons.

Our Approach

The Pathway 2 Competence (Pathway2C) approach grows the learning disposition, growth mindset, and independent critical thinking. Next, we identify and learn basic skills to track the Pathway2C progress. Lastly, learners master basic skills to develop competence.

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Our Vision

Independent critical thinking learners approaching complex challenges and seeking innovative solutions strategically with a competent (basic skills mastery) mindset.


Our Mission

Pathway2C equips learners to target basic skills competency to think independently, critically, and innovatively about academic, personal, professional, and life challenge solutions.


Customer service satisfaction and results are the #1 priority! Competent learners perform and reach their goals!

Competent learners are flexible, innovative, pay attention to details, learn from mistakes,  analyzes problems from different perspectives, knowing what they know, just to name a few.

From a coaching client perspective this math student context statement captures an effective coaching experience.

"Once students understand HOW things are said, they can better understand WHAT is being said, and ONLY THEN do they have a change to know WHY it is said." 

-Robert E. Jamison, Clemson University


Avery Austin, MS


Avery has and shares a 25+ year old passion for learning support through tutoring, academic & life challenge coaching, and professional development. He earned both BS and MS degrees in Physics. Also, his unique professional experience includes 17 years in STEM research and engineering industries, 8 years of academic support staff training and development, 6 years college level teaching, and 3 years as online Secondary Science teacher mentoring.

One of his niches involves helping students speak in proper context, with precision, complete thoughts, and shifting back and forth from common to STEM restricted use of vocabulary. These skills improve STEM reading comprehension, more accurate interpretations (i.e. instructions, word problems, essay questions, etc.), and ability to engage in-class or group discussions. 

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