CBEST,
CBEST
California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) is a four hour test required by the State of California for all prospective teachers. It is not designed to test how well a person is teaching. CBEST was designed and implemented to ensure that a prospective classroom teacher has basic knowledge in certain subject areas. CBEST Math has questions that require you to solve mathematical problems, and test estimation of measurement, statistical principles, computation and problem solving, numerical and graphical relationships.
I tutored students in the following subjects in order to improve understanding, use of information, content skills, and performance. The topics taught in the following subjects contain the information which is on the CBEST Math test.
(1) Elementary math (Some of the topics are addition, subtraction, multiplication, use of whole numbers, negative numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages; counting, fractions, ratios, word problems, and rounding rules)
(2) Prealgebra (Topics which were taught include study of numbers, ratios, proportions, percentiles, factors, and fractions). Algebra (Some topics are probability and statistics, functions, development and use of graphs and tables, identities, equations, and mathematical equivalents). Algebra 2 (Topics covered are probability and statistics, ratios, functions, graphs, identities, and equations)
(3) Geometry (Topics include the study of the properties of shapes to give the results of length and perimeter, logical connections such as and, or, if – then and the use of information from tables and graphs to solve problems)
(4) Chemistry (Some topics include: the use of standard units of length, temperature, weight and capacity in the US measurement system; identification and use of formulas)
CBEST Reading assesses your ability to comprehend information presented in written passages, tables, and graphs. The Reading section questions tests two skill factors: (1) critical analysis and evaluation, and (2) comprehension and research skills.
I tutored students in reading. Some of the topics / skills include how to recognize words quickly and effortlessly; learn to analyze and obtain a level of understanding (comprehension); recognition of the main idea or purpose in a text; identify summaries of ideas, facts, and details; meaning of words, sentences and paragraphs. I utilized the SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review) method in order to improve a student’s understanding of the information in a text.
CBEST Writing section has two essay topics. This section includes two writing topics that assess your ability to write effectively. One of the essay questions asks you to write about a remembered experience. The other question is designed to elicit prose that will permit writers to demonstrate their analytical skills.
I tutored students in composition where I taught how to place words and sentences together in conventional patterns. In addition, students were given information on how to create / develop effective paragraphs (selecting a good topic, build sentences with clarity, good details, connecting details with clarity, and complete development of ideas) and essays (Organize paragraphs into various kinds of essays whose content compare, analyze, classify and explain. Create information in a persuasive manner which will keep the reader’s interest)
TEAS,
TEAS
TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a multiple choice exam that measures entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants by testing basic knowledge in Science, Mathematics, Reading, and English. TEAS exam academic content areas are as follows: Mathematics–51 mins. to answer 34 questions; Science–66 mins. to answer 54 questions; Reading-58 mins. to answer 48 questions; English and Language Usage-34 mins. to answer 34 questions. This is a total of 209 minutes to answer 170 questions. Only 150 questions are scored. The additional 20 questions are used as testing for future versions of the test. These questions are not identified apart from the 150 questions which are scored. Therefore the scored questions are: Mathematics (30 questions), Science (48 questions), Reading (42 questions), and English and Language (30 questions).
I have an extensive academic and tutoring background in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology. I tutored students in the following subjects in order to improve understanding, use of information, content skills, and performance.
The topics taught in the following subjects contain the information which is on the TEAS Math and Science test.
(1)Math (Some of the topics are addition, subtraction, multiplication, use of whole numbers, negative numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages; counting, fractions, ratios, word problems, and rounding rules)
(2)Prealgebra (Topics which were taught include study of numbers, ratios, proportions, percentiles, factors, and fractions). Algebra (Some topics are probability and statistics, functions, development and use of graphs and tables, identities, equations, and mathematical equivalents). Algebra 2 (Topics covered are probability and statistics, ratios, functions, graphs, identities, and equations)
(3)Geometry (Topics include the study of the properties of shapes to give the results of length and perimeter, logical connections such as and, or, if – then and the use of information from tables and graphs to solve problems)
4)Science (Some topics include: identification and use of formulas; structure, function, and relationships of organ systems (e.g. digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular systems) of the body; chemical reactions and their functions in the various biological systems).
TEAS Reading and English & Language sections assess your ability to (1) comprehend information presented in written paragraphs and passages, (2) informational source comprehension, (3) grammar and word meanings in context, and (4) spelling and punctuation.
I tutored students in Reading, English and Language Usage. Some of the topics / skills include how to recognize words quickly and effortlessly; learn to analyze and obtain a level of understanding (comprehension); recognition of the main idea or purpose in a text; identify summaries of ideas, facts, and details; meaning of words, sentences and paragraph structure; spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
ACT Math,
PSAT