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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Molly: PARCC course instructor
...I have several tools and resources from various curricula to work with and would love to help your students in any elementary or middle school subject area. For the past three years, I have been working as a classroom Teacher in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classrooms, teaching students with a variety of needs. I can also tutor students through high school and college in History and Spanish as I hold degrees in both subjects...
Katherine: PARCC course instructor
...love working with students one-on-one and in small groups, because it gives me a chance to know students as unique individuals and enables me to assess their understanding and remediate skill gaps in order to improve their content mastery. As a teacher, I set high expectations my students, because I want them to achieve their full potential, but I make it clear that I am there to support them along their academic journey. My favorite...
Tara: PARCC course instructor
...undergraduate students, but also to help high school students edit their personal statements in preparation for college. Upon graduation in 2008, I became a Teach for America corps member. Through the organization, I taught English for two years in the Isaac School District while earning my M.A. in Elementary Education at Arizona State University. During this time I adopted many of Teach for America's core beliefs: that all students should have the opportunity to receive...
Rob: PARCC course instructor
...6-12, and have spent two years teaching how to craft a strong, persuasive essay! Anything to do with essay construction, literary analysis, argumentation, or creative writing I can do! Additionally, I also provide a teacher's perspective and can coach you through how to meet assignment expectations. As a teacher I also spent a considerable amount of time teaching test taking strategies, and many of my former students did exceptionally well on standardized tests. Aside from...
Education & Certification
- University of Puget Sound - Bachelors, English Literature and American Politics
- SAT Reading
- +32 subjects
Alyssa: PARCC course instructor
...hold very high expectations, but I always take the time to figure out what kinds of strategies and supports students need to be successful. I strongly believe in helping students develop a growth mindset, which they can take into any educational experience. I have been teaching in the DC area for 3 years, and understand the demands of the Common Core Standards, PARCC, SAT and other exams. I am familiar with ELA and history content...
Education & Certification
- Trinity College, Hartford CT - Bachelor in Arts, International Studies, Spanish
- Harvard Graduate School of Eduction - Unknown, Urban Education, Social Studies
- Comparative Literature
- High School English
- +63 subjects
Rachel: PARCC course instructor
...the National Institute of Cancer in Bethesda at the National Institute of Health. For four years, I designed and implemented curriculum for approximately a dozen classes as part of an after school program for high school students. I have served as a guest speaker at several Universities on diverse topics. For the past several years, I have been working as a private academic tutor teaching a range of subjects including ACT/SAT preparation, AP American Government,...
Laura: PARCC course instructor
...over eight. I love working with children, and I especially love introducing them to the world of reading. I believe all students (even high school) enjoy to read SOMETHING. My goal is to help them find out what they enjoy reading and then teach them how to enjoy reading it. I believe in the concept of one-on-one student/teacher interaction because so much can happen when an educator can see each individual learner and his/her full...
Caitlin: PARCC course instructor
...Education and will begin my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership through Arizona State University next summer. Teaching is a sincere passion of mine. It is a pleasure to help children grow and learn every day. Sometimes, in a whole group classroom setting, students can get lost in the chaos of it all, but with tutoring, the focus is solely on one student and their specific needs. I look forward to discussing in depth what your...
Education & Certification
- Northern Arizona University - Bachelors, Elementary Education
- +20 subjects
Christian: PARCC course instructor
...students in one-on-one sessions and finding more individualized lessons. When I think about teaching, I try to focus educating the whole student, not just improving their abilities in mathematics, but rather what is going to make them a well-rounded adult, that has the mental fortitude to work through difficult challenges. Many of my students leave my class with a strong understanding of mathematics, as well as a great depth of wisdom about the world around...
Kelcey: PARCC course instructor
I have 6 years of teaching experience in grades 6-12. Over the years I have taught everything from low level classes to AP Statistics. I have a passion for what I do and a love of math. I can't wait to use my passion and experience to help your student do their best, and feel proud of what they achieved.... To explain or demonstrate every topic in a way that reaches every student no matter where they are at.
Education & Certification
- Indiana State University - Bachelors, Math and Math Education
- Elementary School Reading
- Middle School Reading
- +24 subjects