Varsity Tutors offers a Kansas City Praxis course designed to help you with an organized and convenient way to prepare for the test. Studying for an important test like the Praxis can be overwhelming. Where do you start and what materials should you review? Where can you find answers if you stumble on confusing concepts covered in the test? Fortunately, the Kansas City Praxis prep course can be the answer to these questions. It's an online course that uses a comprehensive curriculum taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors. You will study with other aspiring teachers aiming to get into teacher preparation programs in schools like the University of Missouri - Kansas City and Park University and have the chance to gain new insights into topics through group work and discussions.
What are some of the topics a Kansas City Praxis class can cover?
The Praxis is a series of exams administered via computer-based testing. The exams all assess subject-specific knowledge and other competencies of aspiring teachers who either want to enter a teacher training program or want to complete requirements for certification or licensure. There are over 40 states that use the Praxis as one of their certification requirements, but each state sets its own standards on what is an acceptable Praxis score. It's recommended that you prepare thoroughly for the test so you can reach for the highest score possible during exam day and increase your chances of getting accepted for a teaching program or completing your certification requirements.
There are three main assessments under Praxis - the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core), the Praxis Subject Assessments, and the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments (CKT). The Core tests reading, math, and writing for candidates who want to participate in a teacher training program. Praxis Subject Assessments are for those who want to become K-12 educators, while CKT is for those who want to focus on elementary school teaching.
Aside from going through the content and format of the test, your Kansas City Praxis class instructor can also help you practice techniques in test-taking that can improve your skills for the test. Throughout the class, you may also pick up on different ways how to better organize your preparation efforts, such as developing a study plan or dividing a large portion of information into smaller groups.
What are the advantages of enrolling in a Kansas City Praxis course?
The Praxis course provided by Varsity Tutors has a number of advantages that can have a positive impact on your study. It's conducted online, so there's no need to worry about how you'll get to the review center or how many hours you should set aside for your commute. You can study in a comfortable, distraction-free area in your home and have more options when it comes to what time you want to study. We have morning, afternoon, and evening courses. Plus, you can also enroll in our weekend courses.
The online classes are also taught live, so you won't have any problems asking questions and getting immediate answers. You will study in a virtual classroom where you can see, hear, and interact with your instructor and classmates via video chat. We also use an online whiteboard so you can easily follow the lecture of your instructor. There may also be times when your instructor might divide you into groups to work on practice questions or activities to help you memorize teaching concepts. Studying with other aspiring teachers can be a good way for you to learn concepts faster, break the monotony in your study, and deal with procrastination throughout your review.
Of course, if you're struggling with certain topics for the test and feel that you need more help in studying them, you can request to meet your instructor outside of class in a one-on-one meeting. This personalized attention is another great advantage offered in the course that can really be helpful in addressing your core difficulties and clarifying concepts without feeling embarrassed or too self-conscious in class.
How can I enroll in a Kansas City Praxis course?
Reach out to our educational consultants at Varsity Tutors so we can assist you in enrolling in our Kansas City Praxis course. We can give you information on what the course covers and the latest class offerings. We have 2-week and 4-week courses and there are several course times to choose from, so you can easily fit your Praxis review in your schedule. There are also new sections that start every month, so you can have more flexibility when choosing when you want to start.
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...believe that all children can learn, no matter ability or level. Children have to be given the proper tools to be successful and can apply their learned knowledge with the right tools and guides. Every child is different and learns in a different way, and I believe it is our job as educators to meet the child where he or she is at and implement tools and techniques that allow the child to successfully grow....
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I am a graduate of Kansas State University and received my Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. Since graduation, I have worked across a broad spectrum of industries including finance, government, and health care. My most exciting projects involved helping rapid growth startups while working for Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist.
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Jana: Kansas City PRAXIS course instructor
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Jamelle: Kansas City PRAXIS course instructor
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Ayesha: Kansas City PRAXIS course instructor
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