ACT Tutoring2023-11-03T08:49:25-04:00

ACT Tutoring

While historically the ACT was the less popular and prestigious admissions test, it is now accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the country.

We know this might be different from what you’ve heard, but in 2022 the ACT is just as highly regarded as the SAT. We have had students with top ACT scores receive acceptances from Ivy League colleges like UPenn, Cornell, and Harvard, as well as colleges like Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and more.

In order to determine whether the SAT or ACT is a better primary test to focus on, we strongly encourage that every student we work with takes a full-length SAT and ACT diagnostic at the start of his or her program. We offer these proctored mock tests free of charge for our students at our offices in Wayne, PA or at home.

How is the ACT Scored?

The ACT is comprised of four sections—English, Math, Reading, and Science—each out of a maximum score of 36. The four individual section scores are then averaged to create a composite score of 36.

There is an optional 40-minute Writing section that is scored separately from the test’s four main sections. In this section, students are presented with a complex issue and asked to analyze it. We do not recommend that most students take the ACT writing portion.

What sets us apart from other ACT tutoring companies in Wayne, PA?

1st Approach We Follow

A Targeted Approach

When your child completes a mock test or practice test sections, our software analyzes their performance to help identify their strengths and weaknesses. Using this data, we prioritize low-hanging fruit and address questions that are most easily recoverable, allowing us to make the most of every minute of the session.

2nd Approach We Follow

Official, Up-to-date Curriculum

The best ACT tutoring isn’t just about having the best instructors—the curriculum matters too. Our curriculum is 100% sourced from official ACT tests, and unlike a lot of other tutoring companies, we use the most recently released tests available to make sure your child is seeing the most relevant material.

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3rd Approach We Follow

ACT Tutors who actually take the official tests each year

We take our jobs very seriously, which is why every one of our tutors sits for an the official SAT and ACT every year. It might sound like torture to some, but we actually enjoy getting a first-hand look at test material and keeping our skills sharp in the service of our students.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I heard there’s a new digital SAT coming out. How will that affect my child?2022-10-10T10:21:07-04:00

Great question! The short answer is, if your child is taking the SAT before March of 2024, they will be unaffected by this change. For an in-depth article on what we know so far about the new SAT, give this a read.

What’s the difference between the QAS and the SAS? Which should I order?2022-10-10T10:10:18-04:00

The short answer is that the QAS is the more useful of the two, and you should always order it when possible. For a more detailed answer, check out the blog post we wrote answering this question.

What is the difference between the SAT and ACT? Which test better suits my child?2022-10-10T10:10:04-04:00

The differences between the SAT and ACT have been stark in the past, but over the past 5 years, the tests have become very similar. The ACT is a faster-paced test. However, there are some other more nuanced distinctions between the two. We wrote a nice blog article about it.

Every student is different and some students perform better on the SAT, while others excel on the ACT. Before recommending a program to any student, we always have them take SAT and ACT diagnostic tests. Contact us to find out the next available diagnostic test dates and reserve your student’s spot.

Do you offer group SAT prep classes?2022-10-10T10:10:37-04:00

Our President’s first test prep job was working for a big-box national chain teaching classes of 15 students. That experience both inspired his love of test prep, and left him with the conviction that group classes would never be as effective as individualized test prep tutoring. Since then, we have stayed true to our mission of only offering 1-on-1 SAT and ACT prep.

What kind of increase can I expect to see in my student’s scores after SAT prep?2022-10-10T10:10:54-04:00

If a student is dedicated to their SAT or ACT prep program and puts in the work, her scores will improve. Exactly how much they will improve depends on the student’s baseline scores, ability, and effort. A 50 point increase from a 1550 to a 1600 seems impressive to some, while a 200 point increase from 900 to 1100 might seem unimpressive to others. No matter what your student is capable of achieving, our instructors goal is to help them reach their greatest potential.

How else can we support your child?

College Consulting

Whether you need help with college selection, college application support, or the essay, we are here to guide you and your child every step of the way.

Academic Tutoring

GPA is still the most important factor in the college admissions process, and we can help get it where it needs to be.

Many of our students attend…

Conestoga High School

Radnor High School

Great Valley High School

Malvern Prep

St. Joe’s Prep

The Haverford School

Lower Merion High School

Marple Newtown High School

Upper Merion High School

Princeton High School

The Agnes Irwin School

The Shipley School

Baldwin School for Girls

Moorestown Friends School

Villa Maria Academy

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