Varsity Tutors can help you during your journey to becoming a licensed teacher by enrolling you in a Dayton Praxis course. These tests are commonly used as a way to evaluate prospective teachers through a series of assessments that look at pedagogical skills, subject-specific knowledge, and whether the test taker has a general understanding of reading, writing, and mathematics. Some states use the Praxis tests as part of the licensing process, which means aspiring teachers are required to take and pass the assessments before they can work as educators.
The tests are comprehensive, covering a number of different concepts you'll need to be familiar with while working as a teacher. For this reason, a lot of students prepare through additional courses. Even students from schools such as Wright State University and the University of Dayton have enrolled in an online Dayton Praxis course for extra assistance, and with the help of Varsity Tutors, you can too.
What are some topics a Dayton Praxis class can cover?
The aim of Praxis classes is pretty straightforward. They're designed to help prospective teachers prepare for the Praxis tests while also developing the working knowledge needed to succeed as an educator. The topics covered in these classes are closely aligned with the material you'll find on the actual tests. This means you'll look at ways to improve your analytical writing and critical reading, as well as improve math skills like algebra, statistics, and geometry. You can also dive deeper into more specific concepts, like classroom management and how to manage different age groups. Let's take a closer look at what you'll study by looking at the content covered on the Praxis tests.
The Praxis tests are a series of tests that are arranged into two categories: the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core tests) and the Subject Assessments. Enrolling in a Dayton Praxis class gives you the opportunity to study the content covered in both of these categories. When preparing for the Core test, you'll practice general reading, writing, and math skills. Your class instructor can offer tips for improving these skills, as well as how you can apply your knowledge of these subjects to help you answer questions correctly on the tests. The Subject Assessments focus on more specific topics, like the actual subjects you'll be teaching your students. This part of Praxis includes the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) evaluation. The PLT version you take depends on the age of your students. The versions are: Early Childhood, K-9, 5-9, and 7-12.
What are the advantages of enrolling in a Dayton Praxis class?
The biggest advantage of Praxis classes is the additional preparation you can receive from taking them. Along with helping you review the actual content, these classes can also assist you by helping you to improve your test-taking strategies. The Praxis tests are standardized tests that involve a number of different types of questions including essay and selected-response questions. Some people struggle with standardized tests, not because they don't know the answers, but because they are confused or overwhelmed by the layout of the exams. Doing well on standardized tests is a skill within itself, and you can look at ways to improve that skill by participating in Praxis lessons.
Another great feature you can gain from the Dayton Praxis course is convenience. Lessons are offered at multiple times throughout the week, and when registering, you get to choose which time slot works best with your schedule. Can't find a convenient time this month? Don't worry! New courses are opened at the beginning of every month, so you always have time to reconfigure your schedule. Best of all, the lessons are conducted online via our Live Learning Platform which uses tools like video chat and virtual whiteboards to replicate an in-person learning experience. This means you never have to rush across town to attend a study session. All you need is an internet connection and a computer or portable device and you're ready to log in and start learning.
How can I enroll in a Dayton Praxis prep course?
Are you tired of your current study program and are looking for something that offers more engagement? If so, we're happy to help. All you need to do is contact Varsity Tutors and ask for more information about the Dayton Praxis course. One of our educational consultants can answer any questions you have and if you're ready to begin, we can even enroll you in the next available course.
Nikolas: Dayton PRAXIS course instructor
...As a result, I am very flexible. I graduated from Sinclair College with an Associate's Degree of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2013 and I have also received an Associate's Degree of Mathematics in 2015. I recently earned a Bachelor's Degree of Math Education at Wright State University. My methods of tutoring range based on the needs of the student. My preferred method is to give "mini-lectures" using a whiteboard to illustrate examples. In my...
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- Sinclair College - Associates, Math
- Wright State University-Main Campus - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
- College Accounting
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Jean: Dayton PRAXIS course instructor
...psychology behind how we learn new concepts and thereby discover how to apply them appropriately. With both a tech and an artistic background, Im particularly interested in using technology to teach concepts in visual, interactive, and fun ways. Lately, when Im not working remotely as a CRM consultant or shooting photography, Ive been working on Prezi presentations and reviewing various test prep books to gather meaningful and common practice problems to teach. I would credit...
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- University of California-Los Angeles - Bachelors, B.S. Mathematics/Economics
- GMAT Quantitative
- College Algebra
- +30 subjects
Megan: Dayton PRAXIS course instructor
...at Northeastern University majoring in Speech Language Pathology. I enjoy working with individuals to build upon their strengths and give them the tools they need to succeed. I have good study and organizational skills, and I have many tips and tricks to help individuals improve test scores. I really enjoy helping people to reach their full potential in each subject area, and I will do my best to explain concepts in a manner best suited...
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- Northeastern University - Current Undergrad, Speech Language Pathology
- AP English Literature and Composition
- SSAT- Upper Level
- SSAT- Middle Level
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Bryson: Dayton PRAXIS course instructor
...diploma, I attended New York University, where I majored in Politics and Spanish. I then attended Loyola Marymount University where I received my master's degree in Urban Education. I have worked in education for the past 6 years, beginning as a 2012 Teach For America corps member in Los Angeles. I have taught nearly every subject in middle school classrooms, and I have taught both biology and algebra to high schoolers. My favorite subjects to...
Mary: Dayton PRAXIS course instructor
...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 students. I love to help them learn and I enjoy getting to know them. My hobbies are reading, cross-stitch, knitting, and taking online classes. I love to learn!... I believe in hands-on learning and the inquiry method. I think that children need to discover their own learning and that they all learn differently. I like to have things that they can do with their hands, like games or manipulatives. I ask lots and lots of questions, so they can discover the knowledge they have within them.
Andrea: Dayton PRAXIS course instructor
...After college, I worked at a refugee center with children of immigrants. I helped them to adjust to a new environment, while simultaneously adapting to the public school curriculum. I am also a certified ESL/TESOL teacher and have experience teaching groups of students as well as providing individual lessons. Working in different environments, with a diverse range of students, encouraged me to explore more creative tutoring methods in order to understand and communicate ideas. Through...
Education & Certification
- James Madison University - Bachelors, Arabic and English Literature
- GRE Subject Tests
- PSAT Critical Reading
- 2nd Grade
- +228 subjects
Suzanne: Dayton PRAXIS course instructor
...Always be seeking, improving, and wondering. I have taught middle school for 12 years and try to pass on my love of learning to each and everyone of my students. I believe all students can be successful learners, although they may learn best in a wide variety of ways. When a student gets it, I get excited. I always do everything I can to make my students experience success. In my spare time I like...
Anna: Dayton PRAXIS course instructor
...gained a wealth of teaching experience with students of diverse backgrounds. I have worked with students as young as third grade up to learners that already have college degrees. My background as a 9th 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...
Nick: Dayton PRAXIS course instructor
...catering everything to them specifically. Everyone is different and so are their learning styles. It is my job as a one to one tutor to best explain difficult ideas in a way that allows the student to understand them clearly. Teaching and tutoring have always been passions of mine and for the past year I have been tutoring full-time and could not have enjoyed it more. The focus of my tutoring has been the Math...
David: Dayton PRAXIS course instructor
...a violin student -- lots of feedback and one-to-one attention, not so much lecture. I've been working in education for nearly 10 years, as a tutor, classroom teacher (I am certified in Math 7-12 in Connecticut), and developer of teaching materials. My most recent gigs have been hourly / independent contractor / free-lance, which I haven't put on my resume. I've been tutoring, mostly for the Hamden (CT) school district as a three-quarters-time job but...
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- Union College - Bachelors, Computer Science
- Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion-New York - Masters, Computer Science
- SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1
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