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For over 12 years, I’ve tutored many high school students in ACT test prep. I use different techniques to approach each section so they can score high. Out of all the ACT sections, I have worked the most on ACT Math. Students first go through a complete concept review based on their performance in practice material. Then we work on concept-specific practice questions to ensure that they avoid past mistakes and raise their scores. I also have helped many students with ACT English, targeting concept knowledge and skill application as part of their test prep. For the ACT Writing section, I coach how to write a strong, descriptive, and succinct essay response within the time limit. Since the ACT Reading section has four passages always set in four predetermined topic areas, I drill students through key question types and testing strategies to strengthen their reading comprehension, analytical skills, and time management. In addition to working through practice tests with me and on their own, they also complete practice homework outside of lessons. I always emphasize ACT Science does not require extensive scientific knowledge or skills. It tests high school students' analytical skills, ability to correctly interpret graphs and data, and form conclusions. I help them maximize their reading comprehension skills to glean necessary information and “translate” it into simple instructions that help them find the right answer to a question in less than a minute. Since the ACT Science time limit is the most formidable in the entire test, I also walk students through practice tests to confront any mistakes immediately and correct them so they can learn from the process and be better prepared.
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Are you preparing to take the ASVAB? I'd love to help you. After you take a practice test with me, we'll identify what concepts need to be reviewed to prepare you for the big day. My only goal is for you to succeed! Concepts in Mathematics: Measurements – time, length, weight, volume, area Place Value Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Order of Operations Decimals Fractions Equations Inequalities Properties – Commutative, Associative, Distributive, Identity Concepts in Algebra: Simplifying - Distributive, FOIL Exponents Polynomials Negatives Substitution Method Angles Graphs & Graphing Slope of a Line Factoring Square Roots and Radicals Probability & Statistics Geometry Word problems I’m also a devotee of grammar and proofreading skills. I have been hired be several published authors to proofread their novels prior to publications. So if you need assistance with improving your Writing Skills, I am available for this as well – two tutors for the “price” of one.
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The ACT is a standardized test used for college admission in the United States. For private ACT lessons and expert test prep, read more about what TakeLessons has to offer.

The ACT, which is short for American College Testing, was first developed in 1959 by a University of Iowa professor as an alternative to the SAT. The test covers four academic skill areas: reading, mathematics, scientific reasoning, and English. There is also an optional direct writing test. The ACT is accepted as an admission test by all the four-year colleges and universities in the United States. In fact, in 2012, it surpassed the SAT for the first time with a higher number of test-takers.

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ACT teachers help to prepare students for all four parts of the ACT exam. Because of the diverse things one has to study, ACT tutors have to be knowledgeable in the subjects of science and mathematics, as well as test-taking techniques and time management skills.

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Though most ACT lessons students are of high school age, we can help many ages prepare for this standardized exam.

Signing your child up for ACT lessons for kids helps them set a strong foundation of learning that leads to test success in the future. Gifted children often are at a point in their studies where they’re ready to take these high-level exams. Wherever your child is, our ACT tutors know how to identify their weak points, helping them strengthen areas like mathematics and science so that their knowledge is solid and well-rounded come test day.

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There are a number of ACT lessons to choose from. What sets TakeLessons apart is our commitment to providing in-depth, personalized lessons for every level of learner.

Our ACT lessons for beginners have helped many students just getting started with prepping for a standardized exam. Our teachers are experienced in building test-taking skills and time management approaches that help reduce stress and build confidence. Plus, you or your child will build up their knowledge in science and math, upgrade their reading comprehension, and gain a deeper understanding of the ACT and its characteristics.

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Sample Curriculum for Beginner ACT Lessons

  • Intro to the ACT
  • The four subjects
  • Basic things to study
  • How to take a test
  • Time management

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate ACT Lessons

  • Algebra
  • Science reasoning
  • Rhetorical devices
  • Reading comprehension

Sample Curriculum for Advanced ACT Lessons

  • Prepping for the test
  • Day of the test
  • Trigonometry
  • Optional writing test

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How many hours should you study for the ACT a day?


Many experts say that two hours of studying a day is sufficient for preparing for the ACT. Students should plan on studying every day for around two hours for 2 or 3 months leading up to the test. Considering the length of the test, it helps a lot to be over-prepared so that you don’t waste precious time stuck on certain questions. There are about 215 multiple-choice questions on the ACT. The best way to help prepare is with online ACT lessons or in-person sessions with experienced ACT teachers. TakeLessons has great teachers to choose from.

What are the 4 ACT subjects?


The 4 subjects covered in the ACT are: English, Reading, Math, and Science. There is also an optional writing test. Whether you need to take the writing test depends on what school you are applying for. Some require it. Prepping for these four diverse subjects and prepping for the ACT is a lot easier with an experienced tutor walking you through it. The ACT teachers at TakeLessons can assist you or your child in identifying your weak subject areas and strengthening them before test

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