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!