Most students in high school are forced to take the ACT (or SAT) for college admittance. Competition for entrance into elite universities and preferred state schools is fierce, and submitting a high ACT score is essential. Here at Education One, we aim to provide the maximum boost to each student’s score with a proven mix of diagnostic testing, focused practice problems, and realistically simulated exams. With individualized ACT test prep at Education One, your student can master the knowledge and skills needed to maximize ACT test scores, while reducing anxiety and increasing confidence on test day.
Our tutors coach each student individually. Tutoring is personalized so that each student’s needs are met. This is where our tutoring deviates farthest from the traditional teaching model. Instead of relying on one method to teach a classroom full of students, our tutors tailor the test prep to each student based on the results of an ACT diagnostic test we give to each student. This is because every student has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses and their own learning style which must be accounted for to attain the highest scores.
We build on strengths and fortify weaknesses by giving students personalized instruction and practice problems as well as timed practice exams. The practice problems reveal what concepts the students struggle with, while the practice exams show what test-taking strategies need adjustment. For example, when watching a student complete practice problems from the math section of the exam, tutors can see exactly what foundational mathematics material needs to be learned or re-learned, and what advanced material needs to be introduced before the exam.
Practice exams can also reveal a student’s time management weaknesses, which may be holding down the ACT score. When using a timed practice test, tutors coach each student to manage allotted time for each section, teaching more effective reading skills and critical techniques for solving math more quickly. Often, students spend too much time on one question that troubles them, which takes time away from other parts of the exam. Providing the coaching and practice to handle the hardest questions can turn a good score into a great one. And for students who can’t master the hardest questions, our tutors can provide strategies to maximize the chances for a right answer, while saving time for other questions. As all questions on the ACT are rated equally, there is no point in wasting a lot of time answering one extremely difficult question when easier questions are waiting to be solved.
Our ACT simulated exams will not only provide valuable practice to the student but provide an opportunity to recalibrate areas of focused coaching and practice for further improvement. Practice exams also help the student feel more comfortable on test day because they will have become comfortable with the test format and material covered. With effective coaching and practice, anxiety decreases and ACT test scores jump.
If you are interested in raising your student’s score on the ACT exam, you should consider our ACT test prep. Call us today or stop by your local Education One for more information.