The ACT is an examination that high school students take for admission into college, generally in the United States. It is a written exam conducted by ACT Inc. The ACT tests students’ readiness for college, and provides a standardised grade based on which colleges can make decisions on prospective admissions, also considering students’ high school Grade Point Average.
What are the main topics covered in the ACT?
The ACT has five main sections. They are:
English: 75-questions in a multiple-choice format that tests grammar, sentence correction, rhetorical skills. This section should take you no longer than 45 minutes.
Math: A 60-minute section with 60 questions on Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry.
Reading: This section is 35 minutes long and contains 40 multiple-choice questions with four passages on subjects like social studies, and humanities.
Science: This section is similar to the reading section except it has science-based passages.
Writing: This is the only optional section in the test in which students can choose to write an essay. This section can take up to 40 minutes to complete.
What is the ACT exam duration?
Without the essay, the ACT is 2 hours and 55 minutes. With the essay it is 3 hours and 35 minutes long.
How is the ACT scored?
Each section of the ACT is scored on a 1 to 36 point scale. Your composite ACT score is the average of your four section scores, also on a scale from 1 to 36. If you take the ACT with the Writing Test, you will receive a separate score on the Writing Test.
A 30-hour intensive course, twice a week over 3 months, culminating in a burst of daily sessions the week before the exams. The first month is dedicated to teaching you concepts and techniques and making sure you are able to grasp them perfectly. In the following two months, you will perfect these techniques going through the vast collection of interactive exercises and ACT practice papers that I have painstakingly put together.
PRACTICE MATERIAL FOR ACT
I help students gain access to all the preparatory materials they require before taking the ACT. From my own practice questions, to mock tests, ACT books, and more - I ensure that every student I teach has had the chance to review a wide range of material before attempting the exam.
This is a crash course of three weeks aimed towards students who either wish to improve their score or re-examine the strategies required to ace the verbal section. The crash course generally follows the same structure of the 30 hour course, but condensed into a shorter time frame. It can be taught online or in person.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
If you have a learning disability I will customise the course for you. I will also help and guide you through the SSD process, which can be very confusing for parents and children.