Tutoring

Writing Tutor Hours

The writing tutor is now available by Zoom and has expanded hours. Visit the Writing Center website to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming APA workshops:

  • Wednesday, Novemeber 3, 2021: 7:00-8:00 pm

Please visit the Writing Center website for additional workshop topics. 

Peer Connections Academic Tutoring

Peer Connections has course specific and general academic tutoring available. Visit the Peer Connections website to schedule an appointment. 

MLK Liasions 

The SJSU MLK library has dedicated librarians for each department. They can assist you with research related to your respective majors!

Child & Adolescent Devleopment
Annina Wyss-Lockner
Email: annina.wyss-lockner@sjsu.edu

Communicative Disorders & Sciences
Suzie Bahmanyar
Email: suzie.bahmanyar@sjsu.edu

Counselor Education
Bernd Becker
Email: Bernd.becker@sjsu.edu

Educational Leadership
Mantra Roy
Email: mantra.roy@sjsu.edu

Teacher Education & Special Education
DeeAnn Herrera Tran
Email: deeann.tran@sjsu.edu

Test Preparation Resources

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SJSU Lurie College of Education undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students are welcome to utilize these online resources to prepare for upcoming exams. Websites for test preparation programs and practice tests are for your exploration only. Lurie College has not evaluated these services and does not have any information about the success rate for these programs.

California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)

California Education Code specifies that teacher candidates must demonstrate proficiency in basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Passage of The California Basic Educational Skills Test™ (CBEST®) fulfills this requirement. Register for the CBEST through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) website.

CBEST Test Prep Resources

  • California Educator Credentialing Assessments Website - California Education Code specifies that teacher candidates must demonstrate proficiency in basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Passage of The California Basic Educational Skills Test™ (CBEST®) fulfills this requirement. Register for the CBEST through this website. You can also prepare for the test here with free printable practice tests: Reading (36 pages), Math (38 pages), and Writing (15 pages)
  • Chegg Prep Flashcards - Make your own flashcards, or study from others made by your peers to test what you know.
  • Essay Exam Practice: WST & CBEST - This 0 unit / free course offered by San Jose City College (ENGL 587) offers students an opportunity to strengthen their grammar and language awareness, focusing specifically on the Writing Skills Test (WST) and other related tests of the CSU system as well as the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).
  • Study.com Website - Provides free practice tests for all three areas. Thirteen free exams where each one focuses on a subset of one of the three areas. Site allows a free five day trial of their full services if you create an account which will provide a course with video lessons.
  • Teacher's Test Prep Online Video Tutorials - If you’re seeking convenience, powerful CBEST diagnostic and study tools, and the same great instruction that has given our classroom-based students years of proven results, our Online Prep program is perfect for you.
  • Test-Guide Website - Provides six practice quizzes to prepare you for the reading and math portion of the CBEST test.
  • Union Test Prep Website - Free online test prep for all three subject areas, including practice tests, flashcards, and study guides. Link for paid tutoring support is provided as well.

California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) has developed The California Subject Examinations for Teachers™ (CSET®) for prospective teachers to meet specific content knowledge reflecting the subject area taught. Requirements depend on the credential that you are seeking - register for the CSET on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website.

Free Online CSET Mathematics and Science Workshops for 2021-2022

The Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) at California State University (CSU) Fresno (Fresno State) and at CSU Northridge offer free online workshops reviewing the content assessed on the three CSET subtests for mathematics (test codes 211-213) and for all subtests for science (test codes 215, 217-220). The sessions are recorded and archived for additional review by participants. See below for more information:

• Fresno State’s 2021-22 Mathematics Workshop Series (5:30-8:30 p.m. for all three series):

– Subtest I: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 23-October 19, 2021

– Subtest II: Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 21-November 18, 2021

– Subtest III: Wednesdays, January 26-April 6, 2022

Fresno State will offer four 4-week series of day-long CSET science workshops (all content areas) on Saturdays throughout 2021-22 beginning this week (September 11). For dates and more information about the workshop series for science as well as for math, please visit https://bit.ly/MSTI-Fresno-FA21-SP22

Registration is required to receive course materials and links from the instructors. Visit https://bit.ly/CSET-Workshops21-22 

• To be placed on the mailing list for future CSET Mathematics and Science workshops at CSU Northridge, visit https://bit.ly/3rlQk4l  To request links to past CSET workshops, visit http://bit.ly/CSUN-CSET-Videos

CSET Test Prep Resources

  • California Educator Credentialing Assessment Website - The California Subject Examinations for Teachers® (CSET®) have been developed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for prospective teachers who choose to, or are required to, meet specific requirements for certification by taking examinations. Each test in the program is designed to measure a specific set of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities reflecting the subject area taught. Free study tips, materials, and general information are provided on this website. Register for the CSET through this website.
  • Chegg Prep Flashcards - Make your own flashcards, or study from others made by your peers to test what you know.
  • Teachers Test Prep - This site requires an account to utilize their free tests for CSET multiple subjects. For written portions of the test, to see your results, you must pay $39.

Praxis Test Prep Resources

  • Chegg Prep Flashcards - Make your own flashcards, or study from others made by your peers to test what you know.
  • ETS Praxis ASHA Website - Understand the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification requirements. The Praxis® exam in audiology is an integral component of ASHA certification standards. The Praxis exam in Speech-Language Pathology is used as a requirement for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence. This source will help guide in preparing for the exams and explains important registration information.
  • ETS Praxis Website - Free online Praxis testing material and preparation. Familiarize yourself with test questions and what to expect the day of the test. View a computer-delivered testing demonstration.

RICA Test Prep Resources

  • California Educator Credentialing Assessments Website - The purpose of the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment® (RICA®) is to ensure that California-trained candidates for Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials and Education Specialist Instruction Credentials (special education) possess the knowledge and skills important for the provision of effective reading instruction to students. This site provides content specifics for the test, a written practice test, and a tutorial on taking the computer-based test. Register for the RICA through this website.
  • Chegg Prep Flashcards - Make your own flashcards, or study from others made by your peers to test what you know.
  • LiveBinders RICA Exam Resources Website - An interactive comprehensive binder with multiple explanations about the RICA test and its subtopics. While the site provides sample tests, it doesn’t give the answers and recommends to use this binder along with a good reading methods textbook and a RICA exam preparation book.
  • Teachers Test Prep Website - This site requires an account to utilize their free tests for RICA. For written portions of the test, to see your results, you must pay $39.