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ACT Math Test Prep

The ACT website (www.act.org) states that “The ACT test is the nation’s most popular college entrance exam accepted and valued by all universities and colleges in the United States.  The ACT is based on what students learn in high school and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning.”  While many of the topics covered on the ACT can be found in a traditional math classroom, preparing for the test is different than preparing for most classroom tests.  At Connections Tutoring, there are three main components that go into preparing an individual student for the ACT Math test:

1.Pacing – The Math portion of the ACT is a 60-minute, 60 question multiple choice test. It may appear that an average of 1 minute per problem will suffice.  However, the difficulty level increases throughout the test and thus more time will be needed on specific problems.  Tutors will help students learn strategies to maneuver efficiently through the test.

2. Content – Topics on the ACT range from Pre-Algebra to Precalculus. Tutors will work to ensure that a student is exposed to all possible topics that may appear on the test, whether they have studied these topics before or not.

3. Prioritized content – It is often the case that students have strengths and weaknesses in a math classroom. Perhaps they are a strong Geometry student but have difficulties with Algebra.  Tutors will work to pinpoint the greatest need(s) for an individual student and help them practice and develop strategies to improve their understanding.

The goals of an individual student vary, and thus each student may have a different need for their ACT test prep.  It is common for a student to attempt the ACT on more than one occasion, and for that reason Connections Tutoring offers a variety of options to meet their needs.

If a student plans to take the ACT once…

Cost:     $150/hour for individualized instruction

Sample session breakdown:   2 on pacing, 2 on content, 1 on prioritized content

If a student plans to take the ACT twice…

 Cost:     $1500 which includes

10, 1-hour individualized sessions before each test

2, 1-hour small group session before each test

Sample session breakdown:

Before the first test – Approximately 3 on pacing and 2 on content

Before the second test – After evaluating student’s test release, split accordingly among content and prioritized content.

If a student plans to take the ACT 3 times…

 Cost:     $2200 which includes

15, 1-hour individualized sessions before each test

3, 1-hour individualized sessions before each test

Sample session breakdown:

Before the first test – Majority of the time is spent on pacing, some on content

Before the second test – After evaluating student’s test release, most of the time                 spent on content, some on pacing and/or prioritized content.

Before the third test – After evaluating student’s second test release, most of the time       spent on content and prioritized content.

Please contact us to discuss what plan might be the best fit for your student.

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