Frequently asked questions generally fall into two categories:
If you can't find the answer to
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Questions About CSET Tutor
services do you offer to help me prepare for the CSET?
CSET Tutor offers several
services to help California credential candidates prepare for the CSET
Multiple Subjects Exam. We offer
CSET Prep Classes which cover all the key subject matter you will
need to pass each subtest, and also offer private
CSET Tutoring if you need additional
help with specific concepts. In addition, we also offer a number
of free services, such as our popular interactive online
CSET Practice Tests.
2. What study materials
are included with your CSET Prep Classes?
CSET Study Guide is included with
every CSET Prep Class free of charge. This concise, easy-to-read
study guide outlines all the key concepts that you will need to know
in order to pass your specific CSET Multiple Subjects subtest.
We also include a free CSET Practice Test that your instructor will
work through with you during your course.
You should bring your own
note-taking materials, and if you are taking a Subtest 2 (Math and
Science) prep class, you should also bring a standard calculator.
3. Is it
correct that your CSET Prep Classes are guaranteed?
That's correct. All of
our CSET Prep Classes are guaranteed*. If
you take one of our prep classes and don't pass the corresponding CSET
Multiple Subjects subtest, you can take the class again, free!
*Some basic guidelines and
restrictions do apply. For full details, please visit our
CSET Prep Class page and read the
"Our Guarantee" section.
4. What do
you mean when you say all the key subject matter needed to pass
will be covered in your prep class? Isn't it impossible to know
exactly what will be asked on the exam?
While it is, of course,
impossible to know exactly what questions will be asked on any
particular CSET exam, what we do know is that all of the questions
will fall within the subject matter domains established by the CSET
Content Specifications published by the California Commission of
Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). In designing our prep classes, we
have analyzed these content specifications and developed detailed
lists of all the most important concepts within each subject area.
These are the concepts we cover in our prep classes.
If you understand the
above-mentioned concepts, you should be able to answer 90% or more of
the questions that will appear on your CSET exam-- enough to easily
achieve a passing score.
kind of feedback do you typically get from students who have taken your
The feedback we get from
most students is outstanding. Since 2005, we've helped countless
credential candidates pass the CSET. That's why our programs are
recommended by working teachers and school administrators throughout
California. If you'd like to read what some of our former
students have had to say, please visit our
Student Feedback page.
6. How do
I register for your CSET Prep Classes?
To register, simply visit
our CSET Prep Class
Registration page and click on the "Buy Now" link next to the
class of your choice. You will be redirected to PayPal's secure
server, where you may pay for your class using any major credit or
How can I get a map and directions to my prep class? What if I
want to view a prep class itinerary?
If you wish to get a map or
directions to your prep class, or view a class itinerary, you may do
so by clicking the corresponding links next to your prep class on the
CSET Prep Class
General Questions About
Preparing for the CSET Exam
long will I need in order to prepare for the CSET?
This really depends on a
number of factors such as your educational background, learning style,
and existing subject matter knowledge. For many test takers,
simply taking our CSET prep class is ample preparation. Others
choose to supplement their prep course with several private tutoring
sessions to focus on specific concepts with which they want extra
help. To get a sense of your current knowledge level, we suggest
taking our free, online CSET Practice
Can you suggest any online reading to help me prepare for the test?
Certainly. There are a
number of good online articles from sources such as Wikipedia that can
help you review for the CSET. We have compiled a number of the
most relevant articles here.
We hope you will find these to be a useful resource. However,
you should note that these articles are not written specifically for
CSET prep, and do not cover all the subject matter you will need to
pass. If you want a full review of all the key concepts
you need to pass the CSET, you should consider enrolling in one of our
CSET Prep Classes. All of our
prep classes also include a free copy of our simple, concise, and
effective CSET Study Guide.
other advice can you give me to help me prepare for the exam?
There are several key steps
to successful CSET test preparation, including effective self
evaluation, designing an individualized preparation program that
addresses your unique strengths and weaknesses, and taking steps to
ensure that you can perform at you best on the actual day of the exam.
For detailed advise and suggestions, visit our