**CSETMathGuru: THE Site for Single Subject Math**

**Buyer Beware!**

The CSET subtests are quite challenging --

I say this as someone who is himself a Math major, yet I myself prepared rigorously for 3-4

In short, conduct yourself as you would expect your own students to conduct themselves: prepare vigorously. Because the

3+ hours on weekends. Basically, commit yourself FULLY to the CSET. You may not like to hear this, but that's what it takes.

So theres no quick way to CSET preparation. And thats the blunt truth.

It's not a wonder that the typical candidate takes the CSET Math Subtests exam 5-6 times before passing. That can be very frustrating.

There are several reasons for candidates taking it repeatedly: most test-takers are non-Math or non-science majors which puts them at an obvious disadvantage. OR theyre preparing for the exam

And since I boast that I offer the Rolls Royce of Qs [!], youre paying for blue-ribbon quality. [Ask around and the testimonials youll receive shall be effusive and consistent.] Virtually all candidates that purchase my Q Bank for Subtest I or II or Subtest III buy the others...i.e. theyre

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Now that I have gotten the sobering news out of the way [!], let me first declare that Im excited that youre considering a career move towards teaching Math: the school system desperately needs committed, dedicated and passionate teachers! Though I teach High School students, I worked my way up [Im a Math major] and have had endless fun as a Math teacher, no day is dull or boring or tedious.

*much*more than what youll encounter in a High School Algebra II or Precalculus or Geometry or Statistics classroom, which is why even Math majors need to go back and hit the books! Still, Subtest 2 tends to be easiest for most candidates, then Subtest 1, finally Subtest III.I say this as someone who is himself a Math major, yet I myself prepared rigorously for 3-4

*months*before I took all 3 subtests. So I do hope you shall persevere and work hard to prepare for the tests; dont take short-cuts, dont cut corners, dont try to take the easy way out.In short, conduct yourself as you would expect your own students to conduct themselves: prepare vigorously. Because the

*only*sure-fire way to excel is:**STUDY**bloody hard. Typically, you should be applying yourself about 2-3 hours daily, and on3+ hours on weekends. Basically, commit yourself FULLY to the CSET. You may not like to hear this, but that's what it takes.

**You shall find websites online that promise you this or that, that youll pass easily if you only spent $30 on their "practice tests" but believe me it's like those companies promising rapid weight-loss:****it's just one big scam because the style and difficulty-level of their Qs is at a rudimentary level (basic Algebra 1 or 2, simple Geometry, and elementary Calculus) whereas the CSET tests are far more advanced and analytical, and less straightforward than they would have you believe.**So theres no quick way to CSET preparation. And thats the blunt truth.

It's not a wonder that the typical candidate takes the CSET Math Subtests exam 5-6 times before passing. That can be very frustrating.

There are several reasons for candidates taking it repeatedly: most test-takers are non-Math or non-science majors which puts them at an obvious disadvantage. OR theyre preparing for the exam

*years*after graduating from college which renders them "rusty" in terms of study skills: theyve*forgotten*how to study, how to sit down, open a book and...teach themselves skills and concepts. Furthermore, the CSET Math curriculum is so vast, they dont know*what*to study. Finally, theres so little high-quality prep resources out there that it's all very confusing. Indeed, a key reason candidates are relatively unprepared is that a good proportion of the study materials for the CSET out there are utter rubbish: most of the candidates that approach me have tried the inexpensive garbage out there but as the expression is:*if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.*And since I boast that I offer the Rolls Royce of Qs [!], youre paying for blue-ribbon quality. [Ask around and the testimonials youll receive shall be effusive and consistent.] Virtually all candidates that purchase my Q Bank for Subtest I or II or Subtest III buy the others...i.e. theyre

*repeat*customers because [from the gushing emails I receive!] they attribute their success to my materials..

Now that I have gotten the sobering news out of the way [!], let me first declare that Im excited that youre considering a career move towards teaching Math: the school system desperately needs committed, dedicated and passionate teachers! Though I teach High School students, I worked my way up [Im a Math major] and have had endless fun as a Math teacher, no day is dull or boring or tedious.