Reach out to Varsity Tutors if you are interested in getting professional Washington DC Praxis prep. Students at Howard University, George Mason University, and other area universities can get professional preparation to review what they have learned. You can sign up to take a virtual class or you can get private mentoring from a professional educator.
What topics can I learn about during Washington DC Praxis preparation?
The Praxis tests measure your pedagogical and academic skills. They also measure your knowledge of specific subjects. The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators tests, sometimes referred to as the Core tests, measure your academic skills in three subjects: reading, writing, and math. You can get tested on these three subjects on one test, or you can opt for three separate tests, which can be taken on separate days.
There are also Praxis Subject Assessments, which focus on subject-specific knowledge. These assessments also measure your subject-specific and general teaching skills. The Subject Assessments are designed for prospective educators who will teach children in grades K-12. However, there are also Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge for Teaching tests, sometimes referred to as CKT tests. These tests place a focus on specialized content knowledge used in elementary education.
What are the benefits of Washington DC Praxis prep?
There are two ways students in Washington DC can prepare for the Praxis exams. Many students opt to enroll in a Washington DC prep class, while others prefer getting tutored by a private educational mentor. Both are great ways to prepare for the exam.
When taking a Praxis prep class, you can engage with other students and the instructor. Our classes are virtual. You can take them from home, as long as you have a working internet connection. You will be able to use our video chat tool to see, hear, and speak with the instructor and other students.
A class can give you many opportunities for direct participation. Not only can you participate in class discussions, but the teacher can assign a project to the class or break the class up into smaller groups and assign each one a project. Collaborating with other students can help you gain new insights and learn more. If you want more time after class to review a particularly difficult concept, you can request private time with your instructor.
Another option is signing up to get lessons from a Washington DC Praxis tutor. Private mentoring has a number of benefits, such as the ability to move at your own pace. You can take all the time you need to ask your questions. You can schedule as many tutoring sessions as you want.
Your private mentor can increase your motivation by helping you set small goals that are easily achievable. They can create a study plan that you can follow when preparing for the Praxis exams during your free time. They can recommend helpful resources and books that you can take out of your local library.
Your personal instructor can also help you improve your general test-taking skills. The Praxis exams will have time limits. It is important to know how to pace yourself when taking the Praxis tests so that you leave yourself enough time for all the questions. Your mentor can administer practice tests that mimic the time limits of the Praxis exams. They can monitor your performance and give you feedback when they notice issues which need to be corrected. They can give you advice on what to do if you are unsure of the answer to a question. Since there are no penalties for incorrect answers on the Praxis exam, it might be a good idea to take your best guess and move on to the next question.
You can meet with your instructor over the internet, on our Live Learning Platform. You will be able to interact with your instructor as if you were sitting at the same table. You can also request an in-person meeting if you so prefer.
How can I get started with Washington DC Praxis prep?
The best way to get started with Praxis prep in Washington DC is to contact Varsity Tutors. Whether you want to enroll in a Washington DC Praxis prep course or you would prefer private tutoring, we can help. Our educational consultants can work with you to figure out your schedule and needs. They can help you find a class, whether you have free time during your lunch break, in the evening, or on weekends. They can also connect you with a private mentor who can study with you one-on-one.
Janis: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
...Bachelor's in Communication, I realized that I wanted to be a teacher. So I returned to that same university to earn my teaching degree! Being a teacher has allowed me to do two of the things that I love: reading and writing. I believe that everyone should be given the tools that will help them to succeed in the world; and the ability to read critically and write effectively are some of the strongest ones....
Allison: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
...received my Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and Science Disorders and Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology. I am a speech language pathologist working primarily with adults and geriatric populations in rehabilitation and outpatient hospital settings. I have experience tutoring peers and undergraduate students in various speech/language, swallowing and voice classes. In my experience, graduate school is difficult enough and the pressure to pass the Speech Language Pathology PRAXIS exam is the...
Andrew: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
Proud Kansan. Eclectic educator. Superfan of all things social studies. University of Minnesota alumnus, with degrees in Global Studies, History, and Political Science. Currently in pursuit of a M.S.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Kansas. Over a decade of experience in social studies education presently teaching 7th Grade Ancient World Civilizations in Washington, D.C.
Flecha: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
...takes a village to raise a child. My heart finds true joy in helping students reach their goals and making their dreams into realities. All students have the capacity to learn. Currently, I teach fourth grade Reading and Writing. I have been an educator for 22 years. I earned my MAT from Trinity University, in Washington, DC. I have Master of Arts Degree in Administrative Management from Bowie State University in Bowie, MD. I received...
Olivia: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
As a secondary teacher in English, it is my goal to continue to use my passion as a tutor. I have developed a number of key skills and qualities which I will use to provide support for the student. I look forward to use my experience to help my student excel in their area of need.
Chelsea: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
...teaching in Prince George's County Public School System for 6 years. I had the opportunity to work at both ends of the proverbial elementary spectrum. In fourth grade, I taught 9-and-10-year-olds science and math and as a kindergarten teacher I focused mostly on teaching children to read and basic mathematics. These very different experiences have provided me with a deeper, more meaningful understanding of what students need to be successful both academically and socially at...
Education & Certification
- Loyola College in Maryland - Bachelor in Arts, Elementary School Teaching
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Katie: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
...Maryland, College Park, where I gained my BS in Elementary Education. I believe that every student should have an equal opportunity education. They should walk into a learning environment and feel that they are welcomed and wanted. Lesson plans and methods should be tailored to the students that they are, not the students that they should be. Through my work with students, I hope to give everyone a strong support system and positive role model....
Education & Certification
- University of Maryland-College Park - Bachelor of Education, Elementary School Teaching
- Elementary School
- SSAT- Middle Level
- Elementary School Science
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Diva: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
...received my Bachelor's in Physics and minored in English, Math, and Computer Science. After that, I received my Master's in Computer Science. I've had a very diverse academic experience, and I'm passionate about teaching any one of these subjects. My favorite thing to teach is writing and literature. I love getting people excited about something they're reading and I really enjoy working with them to strengthen their creative voice. I also enjoy teaching Computer Science,...
Stephanie: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
...five years in the DC area, but my work with students and children started when I began babysitting at age 12. Since then I've worked with students as a tutor, a library volunteer, and a camp director/counselor. Currently I am a Elementary and Middle School Reading Specialist for a Charter School. I have an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's Degree in Literacy Curriculum and Instruction. I have a strong dedication to...
Leighann: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
...a full-time professional in international development with a specialization in public health. I am also a current public health professor for university students. I am bilingual English and Spanish and have taught primary school children in Cusco, Peru and have served as a college tutor in College Algebra, Western Civilizations, and Spanish. I also have experience in Applied Behavior Analysis, working with children on the autism spectrum. I hold a Master of Arts degree in...
Samantha: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
...my Master's degree in International Relations at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. I completed my B.A. at Brown University in 2013 with a degree in international and comparative political science and economics. I have experience working with students of a variety of ages from coaching an elementary school Science Olympiad team to working with adults prepare for the GRE after having been out of school for decades. Whether it's GRE test prep,...
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Cara: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
Hi! My name is Cara and I am a tenured first grade team leader, with my bachelor's degree in special education and my master's degree in educational technology. I also have my certification in elementary education. I am looking for tutoring opportunities to help your child excel in school!
Jessica: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
...with a degree in elementary education and received her Masters from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has taught in elementary schools for thirteen years, including schools in Los Angeles, and New York City. In the her last three years in DC, she was rated "Highly Effective" based on instructional observations and student academic growth. Jessica also taught and volunteered for many years in the Dominican Republic and speaks Spanish. Jessica has taught K-5th grade (all...
Education & Certification
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Alyssa: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
...have tutored students using Lexia, Rode to the Code, Road to Reading, and Reading Recovery as other phonics based reading interventions. As far as reading comprehension, I am trained in using the Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) with the younger elementary grades and Comprehension Toolkit for the upper elementary and middle school students. I have tutored High School students in American Literature, English Composition, and Creative Writing Courses as well as in writing their college application...
Anna: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
...alum who taught 6th grade in Bridgeport, CT for 2 years. I taught history as well as guided reading and intervention math block. I also tutored 5th and 6th graders for the SBAC state test (both in math and ELA). I have also tutored incoming teachers for the PRAXIS elementary education exam and Connecticut Foundations of Reading exam. I recently completed my Master of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to my current...
Tina: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
Hello! I am glad to meet you! I have been an educator for 20 years, teaching children and adults. I love teaching and helping students through their educational challenges because I believe every student has the capacity to learn and excel beyond their dreams; I believe it takes special tutors and I am proud to work with Varsity!
Hannah: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
...a TA since I was in the 10th grade. Nearly a decade later, I have experience working 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...
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Jessica : Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
...think critically, study, and properly research. By doing so you create a continuous learner. With these tools, students will be able to successfully find the answers to the questions they have. Thus, creating a direct and continuous pathway to knowledge. Instruction as the sole method of educating a student only teaches content and subject knowledge. Where as mentoring both educates and empowers the student. Mentoring is an important aspect of my educational philosophy. For my...
Vance: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
It is my goal to help students achieve their utmost potential by setting high goals and holding them accountable. I am committed to the success of all students and believe a collective pursuit of knowledge will improve our overall quality of life.
Education & Certification
- Towson University - Bachelor in Arts, Film Production
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Shenandoah: Washington PRAXIS test prep instructor
...became an educator to help improve students' learning experiences. Throughout high school and college, I struggled to find my place within academic systems. After graduating from the College of William and Mary, I pursued research science opportunities in Antarctica and on tall ships in the South Pacific. These experiences came with an element of public outreach and science communication, which in turn led me into the world of experiential education. I spent 5 years teaching...
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