If you feel like your test prep could use a boost, Varsity Tutors can enroll you in a thorough Richmond Praxis prep course to help you practice the academic skills and test-taking strategies you'll want to know on exam day. The Praxis tests are written to assess whether a teaching candidate has the academic skill set and general teaching knowledge expected of a professional classroom instructor. Your state's guidelines and what you plan to teach determine both how many and which Praxis exams you might need to take.
Some of the Praxis tests include "Core" exams in Mathematics, Writing, and Reading; "Subject Assessments" covering topics specific to high school classes such as Biology I or American History; and Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) tests that assess your pedagogical knowledge of the age group you hope to work with. Varsity Tutors can help you prepare for any of these exams, so reach out by phone or online today to learn more about how we might be able to assist you.
What content areas can I review in a formal Richmond Praxis course?
What you cover in a Richmond Praxis class is dictated by the test or tests you need to take. For example, you might need to take a World History Praxis Subject Assessment in order to earn a Social Studies teaching credential even if your passion is U.S. History. In this scenario, you might study the significance of ancient cultures such as Greece and Egypt, the dawn of Western civilization, how political alliances caused World War I, and the Cold War period. In contrast, a student studying for the Core Mathematics Praxis would study a completely different set of topics.
You might also review each exam's formatting in a Richmond Praxis class. Most Praxis tests are digital, so your instructor could administer practice exams to give you a sense of what the interface might be like on test day. Similarly, experiencing the time available to you firsthand can be one of the most effective ways to learn how to budget it. Best of all, practice exams can give you an idea of how a particular exam words questions, making it easier to identify important keywords like "not" and "except."
What benefits can I get out of taking a Richmond Praxis course?
Every course we offer is led by a knowledgeable instructor who has undergone a thorough vetting process, so you can trust that all of the information you receive is accurate and up-to-date. If you have a question, our exclusive Live Learning Platform supports video chat so that all you have to do is raise your hand.
Our Live Learning Platform is also mobile-friendly, allowing you to attend a class while you're at a local university such as Virginia Commonwealth University or The University of Richmond just as easily as you could from home. You're not compromising study efficacy for this convenience either, as powerful features such as a virtual whiteboard create an in-person learning experience without the corresponding logistical nightmare.
Every class also provides a collaborative learning environment where many students find it easier to reach for educational success. You can take turns teaching different concepts to each other, improving your practical teaching skills while also furthering your understanding of challenging Praxis concepts. One of your new peers may also know great memorization techniques you can use to remember abstract points such as the life processes or various literary devices. Since you're interested in entering the teaching profession, you may be able to teach your future students some of the same tips you learned while studying for the Praxis.
Studying in a group also gives you more value for your money, as you can work with an expert instructor without absorbing the entire cost yourself. If you feel like individualized attention could help you overcome a particular learning obstacle, you may also arrange private study sessions with your instructor on an as-needed basis for some extra help.
We also try to accommodate your busy schedule when designing our services. For instance, we offer several courses concurrently to make it easier to find one that works for you. New classes also start monthly, so you don't have to wait too long before deciding that you want to take a class and actually taking one.
Can I enroll in a Richmond Praxis course right now?
Absolutely. Reach out to Varsity Tutors using the contact info on this page to learn more about how to enroll in a comprehensive Richmond Praxis class. You'll be glad you did!
Joy: Richmond PRAXIS course instructor
...Arts in English with a focus on literature and creative writing. Since graduating in 2017, I have started my master's degree in Secondary English Education and became an educator in the Richmond Public School system. In my experience, I find that people learn things differently and at different paces; when students struggle with a subject, it's usually because their learning style conflicts with the style or pace with which it is being taught. With tutoring...
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Richard: Richmond PRAXIS course instructor
...a decade in all levels of Math, Science, Reading Comprehension, and Writing Skillsincluding Elementary, Intermediate, and Advancedspanning all age groups. In addition to these topics, I have tutored students in standardized test preparation including all sections of the SAT, ACT and the GRE. Helping students achieve is, for me, rooted in my love of the subject matter, an enthusiasm I hope to transmit to all of my students. I was a scholar-athlete in high school...
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Andrea: Richmond PRAXIS course instructor
...a tutor, I developed a multifaceted approach to teaching and learning; a style that is adaptable and uniquely catered to each individual personality. I have found that humor and games are particularly effective in motivating students to achieve in subjects they may otherwise find dull or abstract. While I tutor a broad range of subjects, I am most passionate about languages and literature. I have spent much of my life traveling abroad and have a...
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Anthony: Richmond PRAXIS course instructor
...VCU. Teaching became my passion quickly after a few experiences as a Teaching Assistant in several college Algebra classes. Since then I have been in high schools tutoring and co-teaching Algebra, Algebra 2, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus. I aim to improve students' understanding of and appreciation for Mathematics through a patient, considerate, and adaptable teaching approach. I am committed to this goal by working diligently in practicing my art of teaching and learning to accommodate every...
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- Virginia Commonwealth University - Bachelor of Science, Mathematics Teacher Education
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Annabelle: Richmond PRAXIS course instructor
My name is Annabelle, and I love math! I have taught math from grades 6-12, and have tutoring secondary students, college students, and adults. I am currently a high school math teacher in Henrico County, VA. I also enjoy running, hiking, cooking, reading, and spending time with my husband, family, and friends. I would love to help you or your student grow in confidence and understanding in math!
Scott: Richmond PRAXIS course instructor
I am a high school English teacher and have taught middle school language arts as well. Before switching careers and becoming a teacher, I was also an attorney for 15 years. Through my varied background and education, I believe that I relate well to many different types of students and that I have the knowledge and experience to help them master any reading or writing-related difficulties that they may be experiencing.... I believe that a teacher should not be just a provider of information, but a facilitator in helping students learn how to think critically, develop reasoning skills, and learn how to analyze any given situation that they are presented with in their lives.
Mary: Richmond PRAXIS course instructor
...Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College. I am certified to teach Pre-K through 6th grade. I have worked with children of all ages 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...
Brooke: Richmond PRAXIS course instructor
...degree in leadership and administration. In addtion, I have my master's of teaching that I received from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. I have been teaching for the past 7 years and I have worked with upper elementary students on reading comprehension and math computation. To me, the best part of teaching is being able to guide students to reach their goals! As a tutor, I LOVE the opportunity to provide students with the support...
Kevin: Richmond PRAXIS course instructor
...History from Christopher Newport University, and a Master's in Secondary Social Studies Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. I currently live in the Richmond, VA area, and I am an avid bibliophile. I take great pride in creating customized learning plans for students, helping them not only learn history, but also see how it affects their own lives. I am passionate about a wide range of Social Studies topics, which helps me bring a great enthusiasm...