If you are an aspiring educator looking for help preparing for the Cleveland Praxis exam, Varsity Tutors is here to help. Praxis prep courses are led by knowledgeable instructors who are familiar with the test's content and format. Whether you've been studying teaching at the Cleveland State University or at Kent State, you've put in a lot of hard work. When you are taking this exam, you'll draw on all of the information and techniques you've learned during your studies. Enrolling in this convenient, online course can provide a comprehensive review of the concepts on the Praxis and give you the boost you need to feel ready for the exam.
What areas might the Cleveland Praxis course cover?
The Praxis is a wide-ranging examination that tests you on your academic skills, as well as your subject-specific knowledge. As you may know, the "Core" assessment tests your skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. The subject assessments measure both your preparedness to teach a particular subject as well as the principles of learning and teaching (PLT) necessary to succeed in the classroom. The PLT assesses your knowledge at one of the four grade level ranges: Early Childhood, K-6, 5-9, and 7-12.
Besides covering specific exam content, your prep class leader can also share with you effective test-taking techniques. The Praxis is a computer-based test, and there are no penalties for incorrect answers either on the "Core" section or the subject assessments. The Praxis is also a rather long test. Time can get away from test takers who are not used to keeping a steady pace. Your prep group leader can help you determine strategies for tackling the topics on the test, as well as tips for increasing your speed if you need help picking up the pace.
What are some of the benefits of participating in a Cleveland Praxis class?
Studying for your Praxis within the context of a guided class has several advantages over reviewing the materials on your own. With this prep opportunity, you can get a comprehensive review of the content of the exam led by an instructor who is an expert on the Praxis. You can participate in positive group discussions on exam content, effective test-taking methods, and clear up any remaining questions you may have - before you have to face the test itself. Your instructor might also break classes into smaller groups to explore topics you may want additional help with, so you and your group can practice together and learn from one another.
Working as part of a collaborative group is a smart way to review and remember the material. A Cleveland Praxis class presents you with opportunities to learn along with other future educators. Others can share experiences or insights that can make content more memorable for you. Studying with your peers can even help you discover new and better ways to learn. While participating in group activities, you'll experience perspectives you may not have encountered in the classroom. You can get immediate feedback from your group leader or your classmates. In addition, your input may help a fellow student gain insights into a topic they might be struggling with.
The convenience of online Praxis classes takes the worry out of finding time in your busy schedule to take a class. Online delivery means that you don't have to waste time commuting to a physical location - or deal with the hassles of parking. Instead, you can log into a virtual classroom and take part in your class from any comfortable, distraction-free environment that you choose. Through video chat - and an online whiteboard - you will be able to see, hear, and interact with your classmates and instructor. If you find yourself in need of further assistance, you can ask to meet one-on-one with your course leader outside of class to get extra help.
How can I enroll in a Cleveland Praxis course?
Contact the educational professionals at Varsity Tutors if you'd like to enroll in the Praxis prep course. There are a number of options to choose from to accommodate your busy life. You can attend a Cleveland Praxis course during the day, in the evening, or even on the weekends.
In addition, new sections start monthly, and you have the option to choose between two- and four-week sessions. Get in touch with Varsity Tutors today to enroll in a Praxis prep course that can help you sharpen your test-taking skills and let you feel more prepared for this test.
Patrick: Cleveland PRAXIS course instructor
...a retired teacher who tutors and writes and who has had decades of success motivating and preparing people for a range of tests and tasks. I also walk/jog 50-plus miles a week, do yoga, and exercise my critical thinking skills regularly. My students since 1979 have ranged from middle school urban and rural to university level juniors and seniors. While I spent almost ten years teaching higher ed. English Composition, Literature, and Research, the majority...
Jeff: Cleveland PRAXIS course instructor
...for helping to learn mathematics has always been an area of focus of mine. I have a BS in Applied Mathematics, and an MS in Mathematics, both from Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH. I conduct research/projects in mathematics, and my completed research is in fractal geometry & prime number distribution, and mathematically modeling an electromagnetic power storage device for which prior to, there was no mathematical model. My specialty and favorite mathematics discipline is geometry.
Matt: Cleveland PRAXIS course instructor
...in the 98th percentile overall, with 99+ percentile in all the science sections. Outside of my medical and academic interests, I live for soccer! Last winter, I went to London and saw my favorite team Arsenal play in their beautiful Emirates stadium. I'm starting to get back into my running and completed a marathon in Charleston in 2015 - I think this shows my perseverance and commitment to goals I set for myself. For Varsity...
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Elana: Cleveland PRAXIS course instructor
...ready for our unit end puppet show. Math is fun when we do our fraction unit! Cutting pizza and candy bars into halves/thirds or whatever and then getting to eat it! My favorite subject to teach is writing! When I am not teaching, I am the day camp director for a country club in our area. We spend our days golfing, swimming, having martial arts, and my personal favorite, Iron Chef. I am so excited...
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- University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus - Bachelors, Social Work
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Kyle: Cleveland PRAXIS course instructor
...able to dynamically problem-solve by and for themselves and walks away with a deeper understanding of not just the "what" of the material but the "why". I believe it's important to understand the student's goals in the wider context of what the course or exam will ask of them, and tailor my approach to their individual learning style and needs. Resources I typically use include worksheets I create with conceptual and factual problems for the...
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- Case Western Reserve University - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
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Phyllis M. : Cleveland PRAXIS course instructor
...where encouragement and contribution is another goal. My personal beliefs about learning and instruction stem from an extensive background in the field of education, at all levels of learning, from elementary to middle school, and from high school to college. In fact, I've taught public school as an English teacher and reading specialist for 33 years; worked as an adjunct professor in the fields of education and business for 12 years, and I've worked as...
Elizabeth: Cleveland PRAXIS course instructor
...Special Education classrooms for local schools. I am also working on getting my certification in ASL (American Sign Language) so that I could further my career with special education departments. I work with students that may/can have developmental delays, emotional disorders, behavioral issues, autism, down syndrome, deaf/blind/mute, minor to severe cases of ADHD and ADD, and moderate to severe problems with learning disabilities and comprehension problems. I love my job and cannot wait until I...
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Aziz: Cleveland PRAXIS course instructor
...to pursuing educational equity through teaching and through advocacy. I believe access to an equitable, rigorous education is a fundamental human right and I have used my position as a teacher to promote this belief. My students are held to high standards and are empowered to meet those standards through strategic lessons on confidence, leadership, and social-emotional learning as well as academically appropriate and challenging work. My students have proven to benefit from these lessons...
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- Baldwin-Wallace College - Bachelor in Arts, International Relations
- Social Studies
- Study Skills and Organization
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Tiffany: Cleveland PRAXIS course instructor
...my tutoring sessions, I use very organized and structured methods that are very unique and engaging to each child. It is my goal to meet the child and the student where the are, identifying and focusing on what they need, desire and want. I'm very open-minded, friendly, warm, and patient with every student that I meet. My focus is the student and doing what it takes to help them to succeed. I'm very comfortable with...
Gary: Cleveland PRAXIS course instructor
I believe with sincere EFFORT from myself and my future students, we will make gains that will surprise us both. I enjoy working with children and watching them make real world connections to Reading, Math, Writing, Science, and Social Studies. When a child makes connections, they have better retention of their subjects. Learning takes hard work and should be fun, and I'll do my best to make sure that no time will be wasted.