A PARCC class can give your student the guidance they need to prepare for the assessment tests they may face throughout their academic career. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a series of assessments administered by Maryland, New Mexico, the District of Columbia, and New Jersey. Louisiana and Colorado also blend PARCC questions with their own state-issued exams. Overall, these tests aim to assess student skill and development starting from Kindergarten. You can help your student take advantage of valuable support through one-on-one PARCC courses led by a skilled instructor.
Your student's PARCC prep classes are designed to suit their individual needs and goals. They can work with a personal tutor who understands that no two students learn the same way. Your student's tutor can implement a custom-tailored PARCC course plan that encompasses their learning style, interests, and curriculum.
From third to 11th grade, students receive two tests: Math and English Language Arts/Literacy. Below you can view a breakdown of the unit testing times for each high school-level subject test:
Spring 2018 Unit Testing Times for High School
|Subject(s)/Course(s)||Unit||Section||Unit Testing Time (Minutes)|
|Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Integrated Mathematics 1, 2, 3||Unit 1||Non-calculator||90|
|ELA/Literacy Grade 9
ELA/Literacy Grade 10
ELA/Literacy Grade 11
A personal PARCC prep class can help your student build their time management skills to ensure that they meet their exam's testing time limits. One-on-one learning may incorporate a variety of hands-on activities, such as practice tests and sample questions. Your student's PARCC course can focus on the academic topics that your student has the most room for improvement in, rather than encompassing the entire exam in general. This can bring efficiency to each prep class while eliminating topics that they are confident in.
There are several topics covered on each exam, depending on the grade level of the test-taker. Their tutor can explore the topics on a deeper level while expanding on their pre-existing knowledge. Your student can spend PARCC classes exploring concepts like:
PARCC English Topics (Non-Comprehensive)
- Critical thinking
- Written Expression
- Narrative Writing
PARCC Math Topics (Non-Comprehensive)
- Mathematical reasoning
- Applications of concepts in a real-world context
- Products and quotients
- Multiplication and division
- Two-step problems
Your student can pick and choose what concepts they focus on during their PARCC prep courses. Their tutor can find new ways to approach different types of problems, whether they find a new way to reword it or they use physical materials to explain the process. Your student's tutor can halt a PARCC class to hear out their questions, as well as provide comprehensive answers and explanations in a way that your student can comprehend.
One-on-one learning has many advantages that your student can enjoy. They can engage with their instructor while receiving the tutor's full and undivided attention. Their tutor can demonstrate testing strategies that can allow them to relax during the PARCC, as well as studying techniques that can ease the stress of their independent studies. These and other skills can be invaluable to your student's academic future.
You don't have to stress about your schedule with a private tutor. We can connect you with an instructor who can work with you and your student's schedules. Your student can also participate in face-to-face online sessions to keep studying as convenient as possible.
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Jason: PARCC course instructor
...Science Teacher for the ESL population at my school and I always tell my students, "Math is Science and Science is Math," so it's tough for me to pick which subject is my favorite. As a Teacher and a Tutor, my goal is to help students to become "elite problem solvers and master thinkers." I help each student to become a whiz in logic and reasoning through hands-on learning activities and taking real-world problems and...
Education & Certification
- University of Maryland-College Park - Bachelor of Science, Family Sciences
- College English
- +27 subjects
Molly: PARCC course instructor
...writing - as I have written two distinguished theses as part of my academic training. As a Tutor, I can do more than simply help students with homework. My approach to aiding them is three-fold. I will work to: 1. Review and reteach material from her school that has proven difficult. 2. Diagnostically assess for instructional gaps and then fill in gaps to bolster a strong subject area foundation. 3. Impart test-taking skills and strategies...
Michelle: PARCC course instructor
...of New Jersey in 2014. I am certified to teach in the state of New Jersey grades P-3rd. I am also in the process of receiving my certification in Reading Intervention. What this means is that I am well-versed and well-practiced in the most current teaching methods and strategies. I have one and a half years of teaching experience under my belt. Part of my career included getting my students proficient and prepared for the...
Tara: PARCC course instructor
...academic success. After my two-year commitment to the corps ended, I moved to Japan and taught English through Phoenix Sister Cities. During this time, I had the opportunity to work with students ranging from preschool to adult. I enjoyed traveling to many of Japan's beautiful cities and neighboring countries while learning about the language and culture. Although I have enjoyed my experience in the classroom immensely, I primarily enjoy working with students on a one-on-one...
Katie: PARCC course instructor
...record of success includes improved scores on the ELA Regents exam and on the Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT. While working with students, I carefully assess individual strengths and weaknesses to craft a personalized plan of action. I tutor a wide range of subjects and skill levels, including gifted and special education. I believe that all students are capable of not only succeeding but excelling, and I strive to bring out the...
Meggan: PARCC course instructor
...in the motto "It takes a village to raise a child." It is important that we work together as teachers, tutors, parents and family to ensure each child gets the best education possible. My role as a teacher and tutor is to discover each student's individual learning style and tailor the learning material and curriculum to meet the needs of that individual student so that they are able to achieve personal success.... I believe everyone learns differently, and my job as a teacher is to discover the learning style of each of my students and tailor the material to meet their needs.
Jessica: PARCC course instructor
...teacher development for a network of schools in NYC and CT. I am also currently pursuing Master's degrees in Children's Literature (M.A.) and Library and Information Science (M.S.). I love tutoring many subjects and students of all ages, but I am especially passionate about reading. Struggling or reluctant readers often see reading as a chore, so I believe it is imperative to develop a student's love for literacy at the same time as their skill,...
Education & Certification
- Tufts University - Bachelor in Arts, Child Development, French
- Simmons School of Library and Information Science - Masters, Children's Literature, Library and Information Science
- 1st Grade Math
- 4th Grade
- 3rd Grade Writing
- +74 subjects
Nicole: PARCC course instructor
...third, fourth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. I have a lot of experience with a wide range of students and looking forward to the opportunity to work with many more! I am able to teach a variety of subjects, but the most rewarding subjects for me to teach are Math and Reading. Working with children on those subjects is the most rewarding because I love seeing the light in a child's eyes when they learn...
Jennifer: PARCC course instructor
I have been an educator for 14 years (11 as a classroom teacher and 3 as a vice principal), and I love my job! Both of my parents were also teachers, so it definitely runs in my family. I believe any child can do well if he/she has the ability to do so.... I believe every child can do well if he/she has the ability and skill set to do so. All children want to do well and, when they are struggling, it's a result of a lagging skills. Once those skills and targeted and intervention is provided, children can find success.
Jennifer: PARCC course instructor
...to teach my students vital critical thinking and problem solving skills to increase their innate abilities as self-educators. My goal for each of my students is to have them gain the competence and confidence to proceed through life prepared to take full advantage of all the rich learning opportunities they will be offered in whatever context those opportunities appear. I employ a wide variety of educational tools in my lessons, starting with the materials provided...