The Pros and Cons of Taking a Praxis Core Prep Class

Another option to help you prepare for the Praxis Core is a group class. If there is a class offered in your area, consider the advantages of registering for it. You may find that a Praxis Core prep class is the perfect way to help you get ready for the exam. Before you register, weigh the following pros and cons:


  1. Taking a Praxis Core prep class can be more affordable than tutoring since you share the costs with other individuals in the class.
  2. There is less pressure in the class since all of the instructor’s attention isn’t on you.
  3. The class provides an opportunity to work with others preparing for the exam, so you can learn from them in the process.
  4. Attending class is a great motivator to read and prepare for the exam.
  5. A class provides structure to your studying, so you cover all off the material you need to cover before taking the exam.
  6. Many Praxis Core prep classes offer practice tests in similar circumstances as the exam to help you prepare.


  1. The course may or may not provide quality materials for you to use. You need to determine the best materials that you need to use to prepare.
  2. The Praxis Core prep class is only as good as the instructor in charge. Many places don’t hire qualified instructors for these types of courses, so it’s difficult to determine how effective the class will be.
  3. Students attending the class come with different levels of skills, knowledge, and preparation for the exam. Since each student has a different focus, the class could end up being a waste of your time. Time that could have been better spent preparing in other ways.
  4. Although the cost for these courses vary, you should expect to pay hundreds of dollars. For the amount of money it costs, it’s important to choose one that will be well worth the expense.

Should you take a Praxis Core prep class? Would you benefit from taking the class? Research the classes available near you to help you determine whether or not it would be worth the cost and would help you effectively prepare for the exam.

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  • Jamie Goodwin

    Jamie graduated from Brigham Young University- Idaho with a degree in English Education. She spent several years teaching and tutoring students at the elementary, high school, and college level. She currently works as a contract writer and curriculum developer for online education courses. In her free time, she enjoys running and spending time with her boys!