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.
Mackenzie: Austin PRAXIS course instructor
I just finished my freshman year at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. I'm currently getting my degree in mathematics and economics with a minor in philosophy. I love learning and helping others learn! I have experience tutoring high school and elementary school students in math, Chinese, and English. My tutoring strengths are in math, but I can tutor in a wide range of subjects.
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- Northwestern University - Bachelor in Arts, Economics
- Middle School Writing
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Hediye: Austin PRAXIS course instructor
...makes them feel free to learn. I am also able to explain the same thing in many different ways, or find different tools to help them learn and retain the material. I am the first child in my large extended family to graduate from middle school, and I was able to go all the way to get a college degree and then a PhD. After I did, almost all of my siblings and cousins graduated...
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- Bogazici University - Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering
- University of Maryland-College Park - Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Mathematics
- Study Skills and Organization
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Rachel: Austin PRAXIS course instructor
...of Pennsylvania. I received my Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in Secondary English Education with a focus in Writing. During my time there, I was a Level 3 Advanced Tutor for Math, Public Speaking, and Writing. Since graduation, I taught Language Arts for two years in a Charter High School in Pennsylvania. I believe in student-centered learning and that all students can learn, despite learning disabilities or academic gaps. In my spare time, I...
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- West Chester University of Pennsylvania - Bachelor of Education, English Composition
- College English
- COMPASS Writing Skills
- Middle School Reading Comprehension
- +27 subjects
Bryson: Austin PRAXIS course instructor
...nearly all content areas. When I was in school, I was (and still am!) a self-described "nerd" who really enjoyed expanding my knowledge base and taking on academic challenges. I hope to impart the idea that tackling new concepts can be fun and rewarding at the same time. Additionally, as a generally "good test taker," I enjoy helping students hone their test taking skills to achieve optimal results. When I am not tutoring, I enjoy...
Mary: Austin PRAXIS course instructor
...from JMU and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College. I am certified to teach Pre-K through 6th grade. I have worked with children of all ages and I've tutored students in all of the core subjects, mostly focusing on math and reading. I've also taught preschool and tested preschool children. I've taught English to refugees from several nations, mostly adults, although children were sometimes in the classes. I love working with...
Andrea: Austin PRAXIS course instructor
...catered to each individual personality. I have found that humor and games are particularly effective in motivating students to achieve in subjects they may otherwise find dull or abstract. While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about languages and literature. I have spent much of my life traveling abroad and have a deep affinity for culture. Some of my hobbies are painting and drawing and playing music; I also love...
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- James Madison University - Bachelors, Arabic and English Literature
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- AP U.S. Government & Politics
- European History
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Anna: Austin PRAXIS course instructor
...grade English teacher has given me the opportunity to work with students from low-income backgrounds, students with learning disabilities, English Language Learners as well as students from a range of racial/ethnic identities. I strongly believe in every students' ability to learn new and challenging concepts. I have a knack for presenting information in ways that resonate with students and that students can understand. I take pride in my ability to make learning fun and rewarding...
Nico: Austin PRAXIS course instructor
...an AmeriCorps member. I tutor a broad range of subjects, including standardized admissions tests through graduate levels, writing, literature, philosophy, physical science, and math. I am a firm proponent of education, believing it a necessary component of a fulfilling life. I try to impart this perspective to all of my students. In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, listening to music, traveling, and playing sports. I briefly played for the NYU Men's Varsity soccer...
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- New York University - Bachelors, Philosophy
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Melissa: Austin PRAXIS course instructor
...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 students' varied learning needs. When preparing lessons, I take into account what motivates my students, what their interests are, learning styles and what challenges they face (if...
Phoebe: Austin PRAXIS course instructor
...the most effective way possible for each student's needs. I love that magical moment when the student "gets it." With experience in a broad range of subjects, mathematics is the most enjoyable for me, as well as LSAT Logic Games I'm the weirdo doing LSAT games at the tea house. My spare time finds me in nature for hikes and trail runs, and I can regularly be found on an obstacle course (Spartan, Tough Mudder,...