If you have a student in one of the states that require PARCC testing, such as the District of Columbia and New Jersey, you might be considering PARCC preparation for your student. Working with a tutor in a one-on-one environment is a great way to help them prepare for this challenging test. The PARCC test is also known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. This test has been designed through a concerted effort between educators around the country and numerous administrators, with funding from the U. S. Department of Education.
If you have a student in one of the states that require PARCC testing, such as the District of Columbia and New Jersey, you might be considering PARCC preparation for your student. Working with a tutor in a one-on-one environment is a great way to help them prepare for this challenging test.
The PARCC test is also known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. This test has been designed through a concerted effort between educators around the country and numerous administrators, with funding from the U. S. Department of Education. Thousands of educators have helped to design the test questions that measure a student’s readiness to master academic content, as well as to think critically and apply knowledge.
The test-makers’ goals are to foster deep learning and thinking within the classroom. This test has two major areas, mathematics and English. The exams are useful indicators of student’s needs and can help guide teachers to where each particular student needs the most help. The PARCC group has also developed a resource library that parents and teachers can access known as the Partnership Resource Center. It helps make sure that students have access to texts and are prepared to enter either college or a career at the right level.
How Can Working with an PARCC Tutor Benefit My Student?
Your student will move at a pace that works for them with PARCC tutoring. For example, if your student is struggling with mathematical concepts more than English, their study sessions will spend more time on mathematics topics.
As they develop more understanding of equations but may still struggle with geometry, the tutor will shift the focus of their learning sessions to work more on geometric topics. Your student’s tutor will help them feel comfortable with the material and work with them to access learning tools that fit their style of learning, including videos and articles, each tailored to how your student learns best. A benefit of working with a private tutor such as through our program allows your student to work with a tutor at a time that is convenient for their schedule.
One of the other benefits of tutoring is that your student’s tutor can help them develop different strategies to implement during their test-taking. Some of these areas where you student may benefit from working with a tutor include time management and information recall. If your student has anxiety about the test, their tutor can work with them on anxiety-managing techniques, such as deep breathing, to help keep their anxiety in check.
PARCC test preparatory efforts can give your student a leg up on the exam, maximizing their familiarity with the testing material. Your student’s tutor is able to review different types of problems that your student may encounter on the test and work with them to understand different approaches to solving the problems.
As tutoring offers your student a one-on-one environment in which to learn and study, they are able to ask questions and get immediate feedback and answers. Rather than worrying about the questions they have slowing down their entire class or having an instructor race through an answer to move on to more material, working with one of our tutors allows your student to ask all of the questions they need to understand the material.
Your student is able to move at a pace that is comfortable while still challenging for them. Our tutors can also assess your student’s progress, quizzing them on different topics they have covered to ensure that they understand the material.
Rather than struggling to fit in extra learning time around extracurricular activities and school functions, our tutors can work with your student at a time that works best for them, such as right after school or early in the mornings before school starts. Our online learning takes place over our virtual platform meaning that your student can receive their tutoring in a safe environment at the time that works for them.
While many states no longer use the PARCC testing in favor of state-sponsored testing, in the states or areas that still use it such as the District of Columbia, tutoring can be very beneficial to your student. It is worth more than just a high grade on the assessment. Tutoring can help your student develop skills that will affect their learning for a lifetime. Contact us today to see how tutoring with us can benefit your student taking the PARCC.