This 15 week course is designed for students who have not previously taken the ACT and for students who have taken the ACT and want to improve their score. This course emphasizes test-taking strategies unique to the ACT, how to best use the time allotted for each section, how to maximize what you know, and how to approach questions that you don’t otherwise know how to answer. This course provides instruction on each portion of the test – English, Math, Reading, and Science. While success on the ACT depends primarily on mastery of specific concepts, a student’s ability to succeed can be greatly enhanced with careful preparation.
Students will be expected to arrive on time for class and to participate in all discussions during class. Student involvement will prove to be a fundamental tool for preparing for the ACT
This course will be presented in both the fall and spring semesters. Homework will be given each week according to the subject/ topic being worked on that session. An in-class timed test may be given at the discretion of the tutor as time allows and based on the readiness of the class as a whole.
*This may be counted as a 1/2 – credit high school course. Please check with your cover school, however, for confirmation.
The ACT is one of the standardized tests favored by college admissions departments. Since it tests course content rather than the analytical ability that the SAT tests for, the ACT is an ideal choice for those who are good students. Though you may have covered a lot of the material in your classes, it’s still a good idea to take an ACT prep course to help improve your score.
Calculator: Students must use an ACT approved calculator in class each week and must have access to this same calculator for at-home assignments. No phones are allowed in the actual ACT. Students will need to practice on the same device at home, and in class, as they will be using the day of the test. This will build muscle memory and speed up their calculation times.
Class Homework Assignments: weekly at-home/timed tests
Time; 2:35 – 4:05
Grades: 9 – 12
Class Fee: $180
Books and Supply Fee: $50 ( Includes ALL books and study materials)
Tutor: Laura Pickett
COVID-19 Contingency Plan:
In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the 2021-22 school year, I will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. Additional one-on-one video sessions may be scheduled as needed. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves.