Lessons and Learnings

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May 01 2012

Oh Praxis, What Have You Done to Me?

I learned about my acceptance to TFA two weeks before the April Praxis.  Silly me decided to give it a go.  How hard could it be?!  I’ve spent 7 years studying Biology, I’ve got this!

HAHAHA.  Silly, Rabbit, Praxis is for the studious!  Don’t get me wrong – I’m sure I could have aced the test if I had taken it when I got out of undergrad.  But I haven’t stared at a plant in 8 years!  Animals?  We’re mammals, right?  Other than that, I don’t know!  And ecology?  Something with plants and animals?  I hate Animal Planet.  My knowledge of ecology ends with my ability to spell it!

Minus the fact I overanalyzed every questions, was way behind schedule and almost didn’t finish, I would like to say I did complete the test.  Won’t know my score for several weeks and on the practice tests I was right at the passing line.  I studied but I’m not positive how well I did with two weeks to study.  I am going to register for June just in case I didn’t pass, but my fingers are crossed.

I love tutoring with all of my heart but I wish I didn’t have so much going on right now.  I’m working 60-80 hours a week and trying to prep for TFA.  I can’t wait until the school year is over and my tutoring commitments are done.  Not because I don’t enjoy spending time with my students, but because I want to come home and collapse without worrying about the next night’s lessons.   Ironically, I am sure this is a small taste of teaching!

So current status?  I’ve been smacked down by Praxis and now I’m running around like a chicken trying to get ready for June.  Ready or not, here we go!

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