If the teaching certification that you're pursuing requires you to take a Praxis test, you may benefit from a Phoenix Praxis prep course. Varsity Tutors can enroll you in a course that's right for you. Whether you're getting ready for the Praxis Core test or a specific Praxis Subject Assessment, we can help. No matter where you're studying, be that Grand Canyon University, Arizona State University's Downtown Phoenix Campus, or another area school, there is a course that addresses your needs. You'll be instructed by an expert Praxis prep teacher in an online classroom, so you can access a guided Praxis review course easily.
What material will a Phoenix Praxis course cover?
Praxis tests are used by many states as part of the teacher certification process, and the version of the test you'll take depends on your goals. The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test, or the Praxis Core, is intended to assess fundamental academic skills and is usually taken by incoming students in teacher preparation programs. It's broken up into three tests: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics, which you can take either as a single comprehensive test or in three parts across several days. Each of the three sections is fairly straightforward: Reading will ask you to analyze documents, Writing will require you to demonstrate your ability to write explanatory and argumentative texts, and Mathematics will cover a variety of math skills like geometry and probability.
If you're taking the Praxis Subject Assessment test, things look a little different. Depending on the subject you're planning to teach, the Praxis Subject Assessment you'll take can vary a lot, but you'll generally be asked to show an understanding of the concepts and content knowledge required to teach a particular subject, through a combination of multiple-choice and written response questions. Principles of Learning and Teaching tests fall under this category as well; these tests will assess your teaching abilities at either the Early Childhood, the K-6, the 5-9, or the 7-12 grade level. There's also a specialized Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching test that's a mix of the two, testing both your subject knowledge and your pedagogical skills when it comes to teaching at the elementary level.
How can a Phoenix Praxis course help me learn all this?
As there are so many versions of the Praxis test, it can be hard to figure out exactly what you'll be expected to know on the test, regardless of which version you're taking. Many of these tests have a very generalized scope as well, which can make it difficult to make a study plan and to know how to spend your time as you prepare. A Phoenix Praxis course will give you the direction that you may need. You'll follow a curriculum taught by an experienced Praxis test prep instructor who can give you feedback as you work so that you can stay on track. Your instructor may choose to break the classroom up for group discussions and activities, too, which can be a great way to connect with a diverse group of prospective teachers. Collaborative work of this sort has been shown to improve learner outcomes, both in knowledge acquisition and long-term information retention, and helping your classmates come to grips with difficult material can aid you in developing your skills. You'll also be able to request individual help from your instructor, so if you're finding certain concepts particularly difficult, you can get back up to speed.
The online format of a Phoenix Praxis class offers some distinct advantages. First off, you'll still be able to freely interact with your classmates and teacher thanks to a video chat platform that will allow you to see, hear, and speak with the class. This means that your virtual classroom can function much as a traditional classroom might, while offering more flexibility in a variety of ways. You won't have to worry about incorporating a new commute into your life, which can save you both time and money and makes attendance a breeze. This also means you'll have control over your own learning environment, so you can find a study space that feels comfortable, productive, and free of distractions. There are a variety of class meeting times available, so even if your schedule is particularly demanding, you can find a class that suits your needs.
How can I get enrolled?
If you reach out to Varsity Tutors today, you can speak with one of our educational consultants who can find a Phoenix Praxis class that's right for you and get you signed up painlessly. You'll also be able to find out more about what you'll experience in one of these classes. New classes are starting on a rolling monthly basis, so the Praxis prep class that you're looking for might be right around the corner. Give us a call, and you can be pursuing success on the Praxis test faster than you expect.
Bryce: Phoenix PRAXIS course instructor
...Biology in June 2018. I graduated with latin honors and with honors in Biology. I also scored in the 97th percentile on the MCAT with a perfect score on the Biology section and am currently applying to medical school. I have several years of tutoring experience in high school and as a student at UCLA. I have loved my experiences as a tutor and I look forward to working with you in the future!
Education & Certification
- University of California-Los Angeles - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
- Elementary School Math
- College Biology
- +58 subjects
Cynthia: Phoenix PRAXIS course instructor
...needs to be an active participant with the teacher providing instruction, guidance, and support. I strive to promote a positive learning experience, build rapport, stimulate learner enthusiasm, and achieve academic goals. This approach has shown to be effective in increasing confidence, motivation, and independence. I have experience tutoring elementary through graduate school students in a variety of different subjects. I believe that it is important to customize the learning experience by adapting my teaching style...
Eric: Phoenix PRAXIS course instructor
...to teach History and English Language Arts for grades 6-12. Since graduating, I have taught 7th grade English Language Arts in a diverse setting, for the past 2 years. I am able to tutor a variety of subjects in the humanities, ranging from World History to Sociology to Literature. As an educator, I am passionate about education and learning. I believe education is vital for the well-being and success for not only individuals, but society...
Education & Certification
- Arizona State University - Bachelor of Education, Middle School Teaching
- Medieval Literature
- Graduate Test Prep
- +159 subjects
Jessica: Phoenix PRAXIS course instructor
...preschool, elementary and a bit with middle school kids for the past few years. I am familiar with math, language arts, writing, reading, science, and history on the elementary level. And socials studies on the middle school level. I also did some early entrance testing for kindergarten this past summer. Not only am I teaching them, but they also teach me! I love to learn and share that learning with others in new ways. I...
Education & Certification
- Brigham Young University-Idaho - Bachelor of Education, Elementary School Teaching
- Spelling Bee
- Social studies
- +41 subjects
Lisa: Phoenix PRAXIS course instructor
...the subject areas of Language Arts, Math and Social Studies. Most of my contracted teaching experience has been with first grade. Most recently, my first grade class finished the school year testing above grade level in reading. We also doubled our grade level knowledge in Math using the Galileo online testing utilized in many Phoenix area schools and districts. One of the best ways that I can help a child succeed is, first, to learn...
Emily: Phoenix PRAXIS course instructor
...education at the elementary level, and one year teaching special education at the high school level. In addition to teaching, I have been tutoring for fourteen years. I have enjoyed working with students as young as five to as old as eighteen. I love how tutoring allows me to work one-on-one with students to see the progress made throughout the year. I find there to be nothing more rewarding than being a part of the...
Hannah: Phoenix PRAXIS course instructor
...with students age 8 to 45, mostly in Science, Math and Spanish. In undergrad as a Nutrition major at UNC Chapel Hill, I took took elective courses in Spanish and Biology, along with the Chemistry minor that I was required to complete. My Math background comes from attending a rigorous Science and Math boarding school, the North Carolina School of Science and Math(NCSSM) where I completed 5 courses of college-level mathematics. In graduate school at...
Education & Certification
- University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill - Bachelor of Science, Nutrition
- University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill - Unknown, Public Health Nutrition
- ACT Reading
- Personal Finance
- Spanish 2
- +52 subjects
Nicole: Phoenix PRAXIS course instructor
...Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education. I currently hold a dual teaching credential in special and elementary education. I have successfully taught students of all ages and proficiency levels from diverse cultural, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds in varied learning environments. Teaching and tutoring enable me to instill a love of lifelong learning in my students while sharing my own enthusiasm for learning with them. I feel that...
Education & Certification
- San Francisco State University and WGU - Bachelor in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences
- San Francisco State University - Master of Arts, Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)
- College Level American Literature
- ACCUPLACER ESL
- +87 subjects
Melissa: Phoenix PRAXIS course instructor
...Behavioral Science (Psychology), Dual Pennsylvania Teaching Certification (Elementary and Special Education), and Brain Injury Specialist Certification from the Brain Injury Association of America. I have 4 years of formal teaching experience and 10 years of experience in positions that require excellent interpersonal skills (healthcare, psychology and education). I have enjoyed the opportunity to teach diverse groups of students, including those with a variety of learning, emotional, behavioral, and neurological disabilities, those who perform at or...