CSET Study Guides

CSET Online Classes

I teach online test prep workshops through the Orange County Department of Education. They cover the same exact material as my study guides (see below), but offer the opportunity of a collaborative learning environment with peer discussion boards and teacher feedback. Below are links to the introduction videos for the classes so you can get an idea of what they're like. If you're on the fence about taking the class or if you'd like to get started studying early, you're welcome to purchase the study guides now and I can reimburse you should you decide to enroll later.

Subtest 1 (Algebra and Number Theory) Introductory Video

Subtest 2 (Geometry and Statistics) Introductory Video

Subtest 3 (Calculus) Introductory Video

OCDE workshops are generally offered four times a year around January, March, July, and October.

Registration for next round of workshops, starting January 7, 2019



CSET Study Guides

I passed all three subtests back in 2003, and since then have created my own packet of materials to help others do the same. I'm excited to have created video solutions to my packets. Before I had these, it would take at least six hours to go through each packet with every student individually. Now with the videos, you can go through exactly what I'd be saying to you in person at your own pace and can re-watch as needed.

The problems are very closely modeled after actual former test questions. While the test has been revised as of December 29, 2014, the scope and difficulty level of the test has remained largely unchanged. In fact, from what I'm hearing, many of the old questions are still in circulation! These questions will give you an excellent idea of the types of questions that will be asked of you. This packet is sufficient to pass exam; its questions are targeted and it provides supplementary links to help fill in the foundation needed to do them. I highly recommend exhausting this packet and knowing it backward and forward before considering other resources. While I have no official stats on passing rates using my guides -- I know, being a math person I should! -- I've had plenty of positive feedback over the the ten plus years I've been cultivating and refining these guides. Some test takers have been kind enough to provide yelp reviews which you can find on my Yelp page. Please feel free to check them out. :)

How to purchase

My study guides online documents. I'll email the Google Document (or OneNote document for subtest III) within 24 hours of payment. Any of the following payment options are accepted. Be sure to give your email and indicate which guide you're purchasing. Thanks in advance!

1) Venmo: search my name, Laura Rickhoff. You will see the image below as my profile pic. Be sure to give both your email and which guide you're purchasing in the note section.

2) Zelle: use my email, LRickhoff@gmail.com. Be sure to give both your email and which guide you're purchasing in the note section.

3) Paypal: use this link: paypal.me/laura4math. Be sure to give both your email and which guide you're purchasing in the note section.

4) Cash or check to

Laura Rickhoff

9 Saint Moritz St.

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656.

Be sure to include both your email and which guide you're purchasing. As soon as I receive your payment, I'll send an email with access to the online documents.


Single Subject Subtest I Packet (Algebra and Number Theory): $75

91+ practice multiple choice problems

43 practice constructed response problems

all with video and written solutions

Here's a link to the first part of the packet so you can see what you will be getting :

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kqR0xR9cu830pznugUHzNLZJjnTwW5by3hhv7PN1pKw/edit?usp=sharing

Single Subject Subtest II Packet (Geometry and Statistics): $75

60+ practice multiple choice problems

31+ practice constructed response problems

all with video and written solutions

Here's a link to the first part of the packet so you can see what you will be getting:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11E3-AbPgw4AmvMBdxuYhXQYWVpdCYSA94J9ASRBGvpc/edit?usp=sharing


Single Subject Subtest III Packet (Calculus): $75

The Calc Packet is finally here!!! After ten years I can finally scratch it off my to-do list. And hopefully I can help you scratch Subtest III off yours! :)

What it is:

A refresher course in Trig and Calculus using Kutasoftware Worksheets as the backbone.

Full written solutions and video solutions are provided for all the worksheets in the Kutasoftware curriculum.

Full video solutions to the official practice exam.

Video solutions to several AP multiple-choice exams.

Extra goodies (supplemental videos, necessary proofs required for the CSET, Desmos activities, etc.).

All topics listed in the official CSET topic guidelines are covered.

What it is not:

For those of you who have used my packets for subtests 1 and 2, know that this is a bit different. I found many people needing to take this test had never taken calculus so I felt a full course was necessary. Fear not, it is still definitely sufficient to pass the test!

Full disclosure, the work is still very amateurish; some of the videos have sound issues and the written solutions could definitely be neater. However all the info is there and I believe the point does still get across.

Please view this video as a preview of what you'll be getting. :)


Multi-subject Subtest II Math portion (Elementary Math): currently free!

review skills practice packets

8 practice constructed response questions

written and video solutions to the official practice exam

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zOeHfc1ktV1N77wAjhW-x9v4pZZ-WpJDfMUHoGlNPoM/edit?usp=sharing