The Best ACT Prep
Here’s what sets our ACT prep apart from everyone else’s:
- Curriculum is 100% sourced from the real tests (by far the best quality content available).
- Our tutors take the ACT themselves, just like their students have to, so they can empathize with the experience of taking the test, practice our tips and strategies firsthand, and continually adapt their tutoring and our curriculum to match the test.
- The best tutors: we hire only 1% of applicants, and each new hire goes through a minimum of 160 hours of training specifically on the SAT and ACT before they meet with their first student.
- We retain the best tutors: our SAT and ACT tutors are full-time and on salary with health, dental, vision, long and short-term disability, life insurance, and retirement. Our compensation package is unbeatable, so you get unbeatably good tutor to beat the test.
Info about the ACT
For more info on the ACT, check out our blog posts here about the test and how to best take and prep for it.
The ACT (American College Testing) college readiness assessment is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. The ACT is supposed to measure a students’ preparedness for colleges and universities by testing skills in five core areas: English, math, reading, science, and writing (optional).
The ACT is a significant determinant in college admission and scholarship decisions. Whether your child struggles with the fundamentals, the “tricks” and testing strategy, the most advanced topics, or simply a lack of testing confidence, our instructors will identify and amend any areas of weakness and enhance areas of strength. Instead of a soft spot in a student’s academic resume, we will help ensure that these ACT test scores amplify your child’s potential.
The ACT is composed of four multiple-choice sections—English, Math, Reading, and Science—and one optional essay section—Writing. Total testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes for the ACT without Writing and 3 hours and 35 minutes for the ACT with Writing. The breakdown of each section is as follows:
Few Tips on test day and for the test
- Be organized and remember to bring a #2 pencil, calculator, identification, admission ticket, fresh batteries, a watch and a high energy snack on test day.
- Get a good night rest, double check before for everything before leaving the house and arrive early.
- On the test, remember the order of difficulty. Each section is arranged from easiest to most difficult so answer the easy questions first.
- Answer every question on the ACT even if it is just a guess; there is no penalty for wrong answers.
- Time is of the essence on the ACT so push yourself to move quickly yet effectively through each section.