Varsity Tutors offers Ann Arbor Praxis prep courses. Are you an education student studying at Michigan State University or the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor? Chances are, you may need to take the Praxis exam sometime in the future. Many states use the Praxis Core and subject-specific Praxis tests as an assessment of whether or not you are prepared enough to earn your teaching license or certification.
There are many tests that fall under the Praxis test format. All of these are taken by aspiring teachers. There is the Praxis Core exam which covers Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. There are also several other Praxis exams that cover different subject areas and grade levels such as the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) tests which are offered at four different grade levels (Early Childhood, K-6, 5-9 and 7-12). An Ann Arbor Praxis class can help you prepare and study for whichever Praxis exams you are scheduled to take.
What can an Ann Arbor Praxis course cover?
All of our test prep courses are taught by expert instructors who are familiar with the material found on the Praxis exams and know helpful study and test-taking strategies. In class, you may go through a mixture of material and tips. You and your classmates will have access to our online learning program. The class and the instructor will interact through and webcam and microphone set up. This allows for questions directed to the instructor and also allows students to talk through practice problems that may be similar to the problems on the test. Students will also have access to an interactive whiteboard. Through this tool, students can show their work to the instructor and the other students. Students may be able to help their classmates through the material as well. Studies show that when students understand a subject, they may gain a deeper understanding when they assist their peers with the material. Another application of the whiteboard would be to practice structuring essays for the writing portion of the Praxis Core or build equations for the mathematics portion.
What are the benefits of taking the Ann Arbor Praxis class?
One of the biggest benefits of taking a prep class for an upcoming exam is that both the material and test-taking strategies will be fresh in your mind on the day of the test. Some students prepare for a big test by cramming and pulling all-nighters for the days leading up to their exams. By enrolling in an Ann Arbor Praxis course, you can alleviate some of the stress that comes with the test-cram mentality. You'll be able to work through the material, become familiar with the types of questions found on the test, and work with your peers and a professional instructor to correctly study. Praxis students have the option to take the course over either two weeks or four weeks.
On top of daily work on preparing for the test, students also spend sessions working in a virtual classroom from wherever they learn the best. All that's needed is an internet connection and headphones or speaker, microphone, and webcam. You may like to work in the great outdoors and choose to attend class in the Furstenberg Nature Area with a wifi hotspot. Or perhaps you like having people quietly surrounding you and choose the Ann Arbor District Downtown Library.
How can I get signed up for an Ann Arbor Praxis course?
Getting signed up for an online prep class is easy! We offer a rolling admissions structure that has new classes starting every month. There are classes offered at different times throughout the day. Between the two different course lengths and the multiple times to choose from, we want to make sure our busy students can pick what will help them learn the best for taking the Praxis exam. If you have additional questions for the expert instructor pertaining to preparing for the test, please feel free to send them an online meeting request. The instructors want to see you do well and feel prepared. If this type of Ann Arbor Praxis class sounds like something you'd like to sign up for or learn more about, please give Varsity Tutors a call today. Calling in will get you connected to one of our professional educational consultants. They can answer any questions you may have about the course and get you placed into a class that works the best for you and your family's schedule. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Kerry: Ann Arbor PRAXIS course instructor
...college, and having spent a summer working in a Berlin law office. As much as I love the law--and I really do!--I also love teaching. I recently spent a semester teaching as an Adjunct Professor of Law at a law school; that experience confirmed for me that teaching is what I was meant to do. I have had numerous other teaching and tutoring experiences, including working for my university's tutoring service as an undergraduate student...
Sidney: Ann Arbor PRAXIS course instructor
...deal of knowledge and experience. This makes them different than the average college student. We need to respect their experience and build upon what they already know. Our students can also make unique contributions to the class by sharing their learning and accomplishments with each other and the instructor. As an instructor online for the past 3 years and an on-campus instructor for 20 years, I have learned to interact with my students as a...
Alexandra: Ann Arbor PRAXIS course instructor
...one-on-one with students and showing them that it really is alright to not know something and to work through it together. I have had opportunities to work with learners of all abilities, including gifted students, those on the autism spectrum, and those with ADHD and/or testing anxiety. My goal is always to make things "click" on the first explanation, but I am always prepared to demonstrate multiple strategies for solving difficult problems. I look forward...
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John: Ann Arbor PRAXIS course instructor
...college and high school levels and will work only the hardest to help you or your child succeed! Frequently, dealing with a "problem subject" is more about reframing and looking at the topic or subject from a different angle, something I love to help people do. We can also work together on college- and graduate-school applications. As a medical student, I know the challenges of both and can help you steer through the process. I...
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Gwynne: Ann Arbor PRAXIS course instructor
...Hawaii where I earned a BA in chemistry and a certificate in French. I also studied chemistry at the graduate level at the University of New Mexico and Michigan State University. In addition I studied medicinal chemistry and toxicology at the University of Michigan. Outside of working I enjoy spending time with my husband, my many pets, crocheting, and trying new recipes in the kitchen. I also enjoy gardening when the weather allows as it...
Melissa: Ann Arbor PRAXIS course instructor
...have collaborated with various treatment teams composed of teachers, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and family-based services in order to better address students' needs. These experiences have helped me to become the balanced and caring educator I am today. My strengths include strong problem-solving skills, proactively assessing my classroom and students, creativity in motivating various types of learners and being flexible in various situations. I enjoy creating lessons that bring a multi-sensory approach to learning and accommodate...
Hannah: Ann Arbor PRAXIS course instructor
...comes from attending a rigorous Science and Math boarding school, the North Carolina School of Science and Math(NCSSM) where I completed 5 courses of college-level mathematics. In graduate school at UNC Chapel Hill and in my professional work, I have found a niche as an editor for written and data-heavy projects, which is a role I thoroughly enjoy. My favorite students to work with are the ones who are interested in learning the material, but...
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Stefanie: Ann Arbor PRAXIS course instructor
...from Rutgers University Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in History. I also received my Ed. M. from Rutgers University and am certified to teach elementary school and Social Studies in K-12. In addition, I'm currently working towards my Reading Specialization Certificate and a Masters in Reading. I believe that in order for student to reach their highest potential, they need to make connections with the content and material. This requires teachers and tutors to...
Janece: Ann Arbor PRAXIS course instructor
...traditional classroom setting in hopes that I can find a position that will allow me to use my expertise in a more individualized, alternative setting. I value relationship-driven teaching and the responsive classroom approach (my teaching website can shed more light on my teaching philosophies). Within the field of education, I'm interested in experiential learning, service learning, and curriculum design. I'd love to find a position that would allow me to use these skills in...