If you're studying to become a teacher, Varsity Tutors can assist you along the way by enrolling you in an Atlanta Praxis course designed to help you get ahead. Praxis tests are commonly used to assess the knowledge and academic skills of prospective teachers, as well as their ability to apply those skills when teaching in the classroom. Some states administer these tests as part of their licensing process, which is why it's important for aspiring teachers to approach these assessments with the knowledge and understanding needed to succeed. Even top students enrolled in teaching programs at Georgia State University and Clark Atlanta University can struggle with Praxis tests if they aren't properly prepared, which is why we recommend enrolling in an Atlanta Praxis course like the ones offered by Varsity Tutors. Let's take a look at some of the ways these courses can help increase your chances of scoring well on your upcoming Praxis assessments.
What are some topics an Atlanta Praxis class can cover?
The goal of Praxis classes is simple: help prospective teachers sharpen their teaching skills so that they're prepared for the Praxis tests and are better equipped to manage classrooms. The topics covered on these classes are closely aligned with the topics you'll find on the actual Praxis tests. Everything from your general knowledge of math, reading, and writing to different pedagogical approaches will be covered in these classes. Read on to see what content you can expect to cover in these classes.
The Praxis tests are divided into two categories, Praxis Subject Assessments and the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. Both categories look at your teaching abilities, but in different ways. The Subjects Assessments tests look at your general knowledge of academic abilities but focus primarily on how well you understand the subjects you'll be teaching. This section of the Praxis includes the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) evaluation, which covers pedagogical skills and how to teach different age groups. The PLT test you take depends on the students you're working with. The versions are Early Childhood, K-9, 5-9, and 7-12.
The Core assessment is made of three tests, a reading, writing, and mathematics test. You can take these tests separately or complete them all within the same day. Praxis classes can help you prepare for these tests by covering concepts like algebra, statistics, and geometry, as well as helping you sharpen your persuasive writing and critical reading skills.
Participating in an Atlanta Praxis course can help you with all the topics mentioned above, in addition to covering important test-taking strategies. Many students struggle with the Praxis tests because of their standardized format, which includes essay and selected-response questions. But prep courses can help you learn how to mentally prepare for the test format, in addition to covering ways to improve your time management and organizational skills. This can all help with preventing confusion and test-day jitters from affecting your performance when it's time to take the assessments.
What are the advantages of enrolling in an Atlanta Praxis course?
There are a number of advantages that come with studying through our Praxis course. For starters, lessons are conducted in a virtual classroom over the Live Learning Platform. You use video chat and virtual whiteboards to follow along with your professional instructor as they cover the curriculum of the course. This means you never have to worry about commuting across town to participate in a study program. As long as you have internet access and are available during the weekly meeting times, you can hop on and participate in the lessons.
Another thing that's great about the classes is the focus on participation. As you learn important concepts, you're able to conduct in-class discussions with your peers and lecturer. This means that you can dive a little deeper into the material, share ideas, and explore ways to apply your knowledge as a teacher. Many students find this collaborative approach helpful when trying to understand important concepts.
How can I enroll in an Atlanta Praxis prep course?
A lot of students need engagement beyond self-study. If you're someone who's not getting the results you're looking for out of study packets and textbooks, we can help. Contact Varsity Tutors and speak with one of our educational consultants about the Atlanta Praxis course. They can answer any questions you have, and if you're ready to begin, they'll even register you for the next available course that works with your schedule. New courses are opened at the beginning of every month, so you never have to worry about being left behind.
Megan: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...graduated Cum Laude and the President of the Pre-Medical Club. Currently, I work at Emory University as a Research Specialist. I hope to help students in subjects such as biology, psychology, and math. I have taken many upper level college classes. For instance, I took and mastered classes such as, Molecular Cellular Biology, Theories of Personality, Abnormal Psychology, and Calculus. I can teach students from the elementary level to high school graduate.
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- Point Park University - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
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Jerome: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...math contests. Now I have the opportunity to help others with their math. I have been tutoring for more than nine years and I really enjoy it. I work with students in middle school, high school and college level math. My daytime job, for six plus years, was tutoring college students in math and electronics. I don't just give out the answers but I help the student with the methods to find the answers. I...
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- Kennesaw State University - Bachelors, Electrical Engineering Technology
- Finite Mathematics
- GRE Subject Test in Mathematics
- +46 subjects
Susan: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
I am a retired Special Education teacher who has been retired three years now. I love teaching and have gone back to work two days at a Hybrid school. I love to read, explore the outdoors, and socialize with family and friends. I also knit and enjoy riding my bike.
Erica: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...goals, and have some fun in the process. I am a speech-language pathologist by training with five years of prior research experience studying language recovery after stroke. I received my Bachelor's degree from Rice University and my Master's at Georgia State University. I have successfully helped students achieve their academic dreams with higher SAT/ACT scores and top-of-the-class grades. My teaching philosophy is student-centered, interactive, and individualized to each student's goals, needs, and strengths.
Emily: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...School. I have worked as a professional artist for over twenty years, selling my work around the Southeastern United States. I have been a high school art teacher for the past 5 years in both South Carolina and Georgia. I am incredibly passionate about teaching art. I believe that all people can create art if you only have the proper tools, a good attitude, and the willingness to try new things. I will provide you...
Patrice: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...middle and high school students a classroom and online teacher and a school counselor. As a teacher, I taught and tutored students in various CTAE (Career, Technical and Agricultural Education) such as keyboarding, business law, work-based learning, digital technology, and office procedures. As a school counselor, in addition to providing career, academic, and social-emotional support to students, I implemented and led small and large group curriculum lessons and tutoring lessons that included but not limited...
Joseph: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...Teach for America. Teach for America (TFA) is an AmeriCorps program that recruits, trains, and places top college graduates in high needs schools throughout the country. During my time with TFA, I taught a variety of science courses in my placement high school, including state tested biology. I am a certified biology and social studies teacher for grades 7-12. My time teaching has been both rewarding and challenging. One of my focuses as a lead...
Christopher Emmanuel: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...in Washington, DC, Chongqing, China, and most recently Atlanta, GA. I have taught students from pre-K through 12th grade in a variety of subjects from conversational Spanish to mathematics. More specifically, I have taught pre-algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, and even pre-calculus. I have also been an elementary and high school assistant principal as well as serving as the summer school principal. I also enjoy traveling to tropical islands that are plush with white sand...
Lauren: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...the Masters of Arts in Teaching certification at the University of Memphis. Since graduation, I have spent most of my time as a middle school pre-algebra teacher. Currently, I teach pre-algebra to students with special needs, and I love my job! What my students love most about me is my patience and my ability to relate math to the real world. I tutor a broad range of subjects, but my true passion is teaching math...
Cheryl: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...to enhance their English fluency and accuracy, with opportunities to speak with others in an environment that was non-threatening and private. I focus on creating a relaxed environment for various learning styles, that are specific to each client. I help clients to lower anxiety and boost confidence by allowing them to learn to speak English in an environment that is non-threatening, comfortable and private. I understand learning a new language can be very intimidating and...
Tonya: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...peaks! I am a graduate of Mercer University and Nova Southeastern University with a specialist degree in Early Childhood Education. I have worked with children in various capacities for 29 years as the mother of three adult children. I currently teach in the Henry County School system as the gifted support teacher. I have taught all types of learners in various settings and backgrounds. I've taught EIP self-contained, traditional classes, and previously tutored students one-on-one...
Risha: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...for younger kids to learn about STEM and for older teens to practice empathetic design, I know the importance of teaching students in ways that engage them rather than frustrate them, which I apply to my teaching. I have tutored high school students in a drop-in resource center in various subjects including math of all levels, chemistry, and English, making me adequately equipped in a variety of topics. I have also tutored several students long-term....
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- Organic Chemistry
- Middle School English
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Simone: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...my Masters of Education in School Leadership from Cambridge College and a Masters of Education in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama. I have worked in elementary, middle and high school as a teacher and school counselor. As an elementary school teacher, I specialized in the teaching of reading and language arts. My love and excitement for reading followed me into the classroom which allowed me to have great success with struggling readers....
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- Microsoft Excel
- English Grammar and Syntax
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Karen: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...new or particularly challenging to them. Those "Aha!" moments are what drive and energize me. I have worked with students most of my life, starting as a babysitter, then becoming a Youth Director, and finally becoming a full-time professional teacher in 2001. I completed my bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. When I realized I wanted to teach, I took additional education courses at Pasco-Hernando State College, Saint Leo University,...
Noah: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...experience in test prep! Nervous about online tutoring? I myself have taken over 300 hours of online tutoring, and have become fluent in German and Portuguese thanks to it! I know what it's like, especially on your first session. You might be a bit nervous, unsure, and questioning about what the experience will be like. Don't worry I've been there! I'll do my best to make it a comfortable and happy experience. My biggest goal...
Education & Certification
- The University of Alabama - Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering
- German 2
- +149 subjects
Sydney: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
I am a senior Psychology, Spanish, and Religion major, and I have been tutoring for over ten years. I love working with students of all ages, and I have five years of experience working with students with learning differences! I specialize in English literature, writing, learning differences, and Spanish.
Education & Certification
- Mercer University - Bachelor in Arts, Spanish
- Spelling Bee
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- Essay Editing
- +196 subjects
Scott: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
I'm a dedicated husband; father and educator/ coach who is determined to ensure all students I come in contact with are successful in all their endeavors. I have over 20 years experiences as a teacher, and I enjoy teaching/ coaching students to help them reach their goals.
Education & Certification
- Professional Certifications
- GACE - Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators
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Vanessa S.: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...Arts which focuses on reading, writing, speaking,and listening in a variety of context and settings.was my favorite subject as a student and as a teacher. I have taught students in Kindergarten through 12th grade as well as young adults transitioning from high school.I received my teaching certification in several areas that include Elementary Education, Special Education and English to Speakers of Other Languages. I have experience working with students in all of those areas. I...
Del: Atlanta PRAXIS course instructor
...the ages of 8-13, 3rd grade to 6th grade. Taught primarily African- American and Latin-American student, so I speak a beginning to intermediate level of Spanish. I have a Bachelors of Arts in Music Performance, vocal concentration, marching band background (flute, piccolo, clarinet) from Alcorn State University, as well as a Masters of Education grades 4-8, from Mississippi College. I have taught all elementary subjects: reading, grammar, spelling, mathematics, science, social studies/history, writing. Tutoring for...