If you are finishing up your education degree and feel like you could use a little help getting ready for the Albany Praxis exam, Varsity Tutors is there for you. Instructors for Albany Praxis prep courses are knowledgeable about both the test content and format, so they can help you get as ready as possible to tackle this important test. Whether you've been working on your teaching degree at the College of Saint Rose or studying at the University at Albany (SUNY), you know that the Praxis is a culmination of everything you've learned during your studies. By joining this convenient online course, you can get a comprehensive review of Praxis concepts and the test-taking tips you need to feel confident going in.
What topics could the Albany Praxis prep course cover?
Since the Praxis tests you on both academic and subject-specific knowledge, there is a lot of ground to cover. You probably already know that the "Core" assessment tests your reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Subject-specific assessments gauge your preparedness to both teach a specific subject and measure how well you understand the principles of learning and teaching (PLT) required to succeed in the classroom. The PLT is specific to one of the four grade-level ranges: Early Childhood, K-6, 5-9, and 7-12.
Along with exam content, your Albany Praxis class leader can familiarize you with test-taking methods so you'll know what to expect. For example, the computer-based Praxis test does not penalize test-takers for incorrect answers on "Core" or the subject assessments. In addition, the Praxis exam can take a lot of time. Learning how to pace yourself through the exam can help you make sure that you have enough time to complete everything at a steady pace. Your instructor can share advice and tips for increasing your speed if you need to move through the test more quickly.
What are some benefits of taking an Albany Praxis class?
There are many advantages to studying for your Praxis exam in a guided class, rather than trying to tackle test prep on your own. Not only can you participate in a comprehensive review of exam content, but you can also get answers to your questions from an experienced instructor who can share insights that you probably wouldn't learn studying alone. Along with the instructor, you'll also have the benefit of studying with a group of others who are preparing for the test just like you. This gives you the chance to have group discussions about areas on the exam where you might not feel as confident, and learn methods that others in your group have been using to prepare. Course leaders may give you the opportunity to work in smaller groups on particular topics so you can drill down into an area you are trying to master.
Collaborative groups are a great way to review and remember the material. Sharing things you've learned - and learning from the experiences of others - can make it easier to retain what you've learned and fill in any gaps in your knowledge. Studying with others opens up different perspectives and you may discover new and better ways to learn. In turn, sharing your experiences could be the key to unlocking understanding for one of your peers who may be struggling with a certain concept.
Online Praxis classes are a practical and convenient choice for busy people. They save time, hassle, and expense of commuting to a physical location. The Albany Praxis class lets you log in to your virtual classroom from any comfortable, distraction-free location. Video chat enables you to see, hear, and interact with your instructor - and with your classmates. If you find that you need extra help, you can request a one-on-one meeting with your course leader outside of class to fill in any gaps in your knowledge.
How do I enroll in the Albany Praxis course?
Get in touch with enrollment professionals at Varsity Tutors to sign up for an upcoming Albany Praxis course. New sections start monthly and there are several options to choose from. To accommodate your schedule, you can select a course that takes place during the day, in the evening, or even on the weekends.
Depending on how much assistance you would like, you have the option to take either a two- or a four-week session. Contact Varsity Tutors today to get signed up for an Albany Praxis course that can help you feel confident that you're ready to take the test and that you can do your best.
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