The CBEST is the California Educator Credentialing Examinations. It might sound funny, but even teachers need tutors too. Private CBEST tutors will be able to help potential teachers achieve their dreams of helping the next generation of students and ones after that. Here’s a story about a teacher who has now been working for a couple of years at one of the finest high schools in the country. She had just graduated from college and was unsure of what she wanted to do with her English degree. Going back to school was not an option because she already had student loans and she just did not have any interest in sitting in class any longer. She wanted to get out and start making a difference in the lives of the youth.
After looking around and asking what she should do with her next step, one of her friends advised her to become a teacher. Now, this never went through her head because school was not her favorite thing to do. Being in a classroom all day did not really appeal to her when she was a child so she did not see why it would appeal to her as an adult. So instead, she decided to work as an English tutor for a while helping students who were in need. She soon discovered that she loved the work she was doing and spending time with students. She really meshed with them and after her sessions parents kept asking her if their student could enroll in the school she taught at because she was so good.
The question came up so much that she decided to stop being stubborn so she reached back out to her friend. She was able to audit a class at a high school and her whole mentality on school changed. The realization struck her that the reason why she hated school when she was younger was that she did not have a teacher that was like her. She decided to start doing her homework and found out about the CBEST. This concerned her because she was never a good standardized test taker. In fact, she was not admitted to the university of her choice because she did not do well enough on her ACT exam. This made her panic and reconsider becoming a teacher. But a friend recommended Premier Tutoring and our test preparation tutors.
She invested her money into her education and started to figure out the best way to approach the CBEST. Since this exam costs money and there are only a few offered each year, her tutor set a plan. She was going to take the exam in February so she would have her results and be ready to apply for jobs in the summer. Also, if she did not get the score she needed she could take it in April and still be able to apply for jobs in the summer.
She studied several times a week for hours in private CBEST tutoring sessions. She was still tutoring on the side to make money, all the time developing the teaching methods that she would use when she was ready to become a teacher. The test day came and she was not as nervous as usual because she had prepared like she never had in her life. She ended up acing the test on her first try and was able to get a job right away. Now she is one of the best teachers in the California area, helping students develop a deep love for English.