The next hybrid 16-hour ACT Prep Class + Optional 1:1 tutoring starts May 31st, 2022
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Welcome you to our ACT Prep Class—the versatile class that allows you to take the class by itself or to add optional one-on-one tutoring for additional review and practice. This class is designed to benefit students ranging from those who have never taken the ACT before to those who already have prior scores and and want to raise them.
How to decide?
Students first set a goal score, which determines what areas on the test they need to focus on. The ACT tests don’t require perfection for a student to earn a high score. For example, on the last released ACT test students can still score a perfect 36 by missing 3 questions in English, 2 in math, 1 in reading, and 2 in science. I repeat—even with 8 incorrect answers students can still score a perfect 36.
Not every ACT test is as generous, but please understand that the ACT is NOT scored like the tests students are used to taking in class, where every wrong answer absolutely lowers a student’s grade. An A+ on the ACT could translate to a n equivalent of C or even lower on a classroom test. Once students recognize this, their anxiety level drops immediately.
To raise ACT scores, all student must focus on four areas
- Develop efficient pacing strategies—timing is everything on this test! Seconds count.
- Understand the content of subject test is based on the subject material students have learned in their classes. The test covers English grammar, punctuation, and rhetoric; the math test includes algebra, geometry, statistic and some trig; the reading test requires fast processing of multiple kinds of texts ranging from first person narratives to historical documents to summaries of scientific research; and finally, the science test requires a fundamental understanding of biology, chemistry, physics, as well as general science. It’s NOT an easy test! But it is absolutely IS TEACHABLE! Effective preparation makes the difference.
- Identify and avoid traps that can derail students on every test. The traps are crafty and well constructed, but once students recognize them they are no longer fooled by them.
- Apply what they learn by reviewing subject content and learning to a minimum of two-full length, authentic ACT tests.
So how can you decide between taking just the class or adding additional tutoring?
The 16-hour ACT Prep Class alone
Everyone. This foundational class covers content, some subject review, and test taking traps to avoid.
- All students, no matter whether they have taken the ACT before or whether this will be their first go.
- Super Scoring has changed the whole dynamic of preparing for the ACT. The Super Score automatically calculates the highest ACT subject score from every test a student has taken to compute the final score.
- It no longer makes sense to just take the test once to “see how I do.” Every ACT test is now important.
- The class alone is most effective for
- First-time test takers so they are not blindsided by this difficult and tricky test. Students will learn the essentials for taking the test with confidence and skill: setting goal score, learning pacing strategies, reviewing relevant subject content, and essential test taking strategies.
- Students who need help programming their calculator to receive maximum benefit from it during the test. Students will download all the programs they need to take the math test confidently.
- Students who benefit from strategies for using a watch efficiently to time their progress on all ACT tests. Timing is everything on this high-paced test.
- Students who have a strong academic background in math, English, and science .
- Students who are comfortable asking questions in a class setting. Students will only make progress if they understand WHY they missed questions.
Optional 6 hours of ACT one-on-one tutoring (more hours can be added if needed) for students to reach or exceed goal scores.
The tutoring hours are individualized for each student. Students typically receive 3 hours tutoring for English-Reading and 3 hours for Math-Science. Some choose to distribute the tutoring hours in different combinations. Each tutoring session is one hour.
One-on-one additional tutoring based on goal scores
Goal Score 21-27 (ACT 76CPRE)
The number of correct answers needed varies by test : ACT 76CPRE.
- English, out of 75: 50-60
- Math, out of 60: 32-43
- Reading, out of 35: 25-30
- Science, out of 35: 24-30
What are the benefits of individualized tutoring for student in this goal range?
What issues do students in this goal range face?
1. Many students are still not sure about the content of the test. The tutoring now moves students to higher level questions while still reviewing and reinforce the key concepts. Students cover higher level content in tutoring that is not covered in class.
2. Still afraid/embarrassed to ask questions or not have time to get all questions answered in class. The one-on-one setting enhances the students’ comfort level while giving them the time to get everything they question answered. Understanding WHY incorrect answers are wrong is the KEY to success.
3. Lacking efficient pacing strategies. Students in this score range often still lack the confidence to pace their progress in a way that allows them to work through the entire test. Or, conversely, some just gallop through the test without differentiating among questions. The key for students is to learn how to move through the entire test mindfully, knowing which questions are key for them and which are OK to guess on. Pacing strategies will be reinforced and practiced during tutoring. Seconds matter and should not be squandered.
4. Recognizing how to focus appropriately on each subject test. For example, on the English test, students will learn how to guess on the longest rhetoric questions; on the math to focus on 30 questions and learn how to use effective estimation strategies and how to program their calculators for maximum efficiency; on the reading test to preview test and work on three of the four passages, guessing on the last on; and on the science test to strategize the order of the passages and learn to focus on questions before looking at the texts.
5. Receiving additional practice by completing another full-length ACT practice test.
This class with optional tutoring has something for everybody!
Come join us and watch your ACT score rise.
ACT Prep Class dates for the June 11th, 2022 ACT test
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ACT Prep Class dates for the July 16th, 2022 ACT test
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Optional 6 hour tutoring