Questions and Answers about Private Tutoring

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What is private tutoring?

It is working 1:1 with a master teacher who helps you study effectively and who can make complex concepts easy to understand. 

It is working with an expert in testing who can help you become better at doing well when taking tests.

What happens during private tutoring?

First, I do an assessment to see what your strengths and “not so strengths” are. Together we develop a plan to reach your goal. I ask you to review specific content and may ask you to work with a study guide. I do ask you to make a “Judy List”. You will write down questions that arise during your study. If the answers/concepts become clear you cross off those items. We start with the remaining items at our next session. I will ask you questions about important concepts and explain them if they aren’t clear to you.  You will answer some exam style questions during the session.  

How long is tutoring?

We usually meet for 1-2 hours via Zoom or possibly in person.  The number of sessions is different for each student.  If you want help with a specific area one or two sessions may be all you need.  If you need generalized help covering many areas of nursing more sessions will be necessary.  

My friend and I both need help. Can we see you together?

Yes. We can arrange for more than one person to be on a zoom call.  All persons will be expected to do the preparation needed.  

Tutoring help is available for you.  Often it takes only a few sessions to get you understanding and thinking the way item writers want you to think. Tutoring is useful as you are going through nursing school. It is also very valuable as you prepare for NCLEX.

 

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Welcome to 2021!

2020 certainly was a strange year and 2021 will continue to have its challenges. The good news is the administration of NCLEX exams has stabilized! Both NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN will be between 75 and 145 items long. That includes 15 pretest items which do not count on your score. The maximum time for both tests is 5 hours.

The optional Next Generation NCLEX questions are also being reintroduced.  These are
OPTIONAL items. You may choose to answer them or not.  They are not mandatory
and whether or not you answer them will have no bearing on whether or not you pass.
For detailed information on registering for NCLEX exams go to www.ncsbn.org. You can
get the candidate booklet there.

Another piece of good news is that there is a huge demand for nurses. I get requests
every day from places that are desperate for nurses. You have chosen a profession that
is needed by the country and the world. You can look at our products and services
available to help you complete your studies and pass your exams!

 


 

Changes to NCLEX Testing in October

News Flash!! Starting October 1, 2020 NCLEX is changing the number of questions administered.  Pretest items are being reintroduced. They were dropped in the change in format due to Covid-19.

The test plan and passing scores remain the same – no changes.

However, starting October 1, 2020 NCLEX will once again include pretest items for norming purposes. That means that the candidate will have 60 scored items and 15 pretest items for a total of 75 questions minimum. The maximum number of questions is 145 items – 130 scored items and 15 pretest items.  The maximum time has been increased to 5 hours.

The optional Next Generation NCLEX questions are also being reintroduced.  These are OPTIONAL items. You may choose to answer them or not.  They are not mandatory and whether or not you answer them will have no bearing on whether or not you pass.

 


 

COVID-19 Impact to NCLEX Candidates

After making a number of changes to enhance the safety of those taking the test, as well as the staff working in the centers NCLEX test delivery at U.S.-and-Canada based Pearson VUE test centers, resumed on March 25th at a limited number of test centers in major metropolitan areas across the United States and Canada. Please see below for important changes to the delivery of the NCLEX examinations:

To ensure social distancing measures are in effect, as well as increase the number of candidates that can test daily, the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN, effective March 25, 2020 until July 4, 2020, will be administered as follows:

  • Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) will still be used
  • The minimum number of test items will be 60
  • The maximum number of test items will be 130
  • The maximum testing time will be 4 hours
  • The difficulty level and passing standard has not changed
  • The Next Generation NCLEX Special Research Section will NOT be included

(updated 04/27/2020)