If you want to strengthen your preparations for one or more Praxis exams, taking a comprehensive Austin Praxis course at Varsity Tutors can help you reach for your goals. You may have already developed a strong educational foundation in teaching by attending the University of Texas - Austin, Saint Edward's University, or another area school. By taking this course, you could build on that foundation by getting reacquainted with Praxis test concepts and learning effective strategies for improving your test-taking and study skills before exam day.
How can an Austin Praxis prep course help me study?
Several states use Praxis tests as a part of their certification process to determine educator candidates' readiness to teach. These computer-administered exams typically assess candidates' general academic skills as well as their knowledge of specific subject areas. Among the Praxis tests candidates might be required to take are Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core), which covers mathematics, reading, and writing skills, and Praxis Subject Assessments, which test candidates' knowledge of individual K-12 subject areas and measure their teaching skills for those subjects. Candidates interested in teaching in elementary schools may take Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching (CKT).
In your Austin Praxis class, you can deepen your understanding of Praxis Core and its three tests and build your knowledge of concepts these tests cover so you're ready to do your best on the exam. Your instructor can help you better understand how to analyze multiple documents, something you could be required to do on the Praxis Core Reading Test. To boost your confidence for the Writing Test, your instructor can explain the differences between argumentative and informative/explanatory writing and offer strategies for conducting research effectively and revising text. The class can also help you get reacquainted with geometry, probability, algebra, and other math concepts as you prepare to take the Praxis Core Mathematics Test. If you plan to take one of the Praxis Subject Assessments, you can grow your knowledge of the specific subject area for your test and also enjoy tips for improving your teaching skills. You can learn techniques for answering questions that assess your pedagogical knowledge for specific grade level ranges as you study for the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Tests.
What are the benefits of taking an Austin Praxis course?
While strengthening your knowledge of Praxis test topics is an important aspect of the test preparation process, it's also essential to learn more about how these exams are administered, including testing timeframes allotted on exam days. Praxis Core allows you to sit for the exam in one day or take each of its three tests separately over different days. In the Austin Praxis class, you can ask for tips from your instructor and classmates on good ways to manage your time, no matter which option you choose. You could receive the same time-management advice for Praxis Subject Assessments, which range in length from one to four hours.
In the course, you could also gain insight into Praxis question types. Praxis Subject Assessments and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests feature selected-response questions, which require you to read a question and select the correct answer from multiple answer choices. Subject Assessments consist of constructed-response (essay) questions, while PLT tests feature short constructed-response prompts after reviewing case studies. It can feel overwhelming to have to answer more than one type of question on an exam. Fortunately, your Austin Praxis course instructor can clearly define and describe these question types and offer strategies for pacing yourself and providing answers with confidence.
The class is offered in a virtual classroom with live chats and an interactive online whiteboard that let you work collaboratively with your instructor and classmates in real time. This convenient online learning experience, which serves as a fantastic alternative to the physical classroom, allows you to log in from any distraction-free location with an internet connection. You can get immediate, specific answers to your test preparation questions during class discussions, one-on-one sessions with your instructor, or even small group interactions with your classmates.
How can I enroll in an Austin Praxis course?
Feel free to contact an educational consultant at Varsity Tutors to find out how to enroll in a Praxis class. You can choose from a variety of flexible scheduling options, including two-week and four-week sessions that are conveniently available during the day, evenings, or on the weekend. New sections start each month, so you can jump right in when your schedule permits. Learn more about signing up for an Austin Praxis class at Varsity Tutors today.
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