ACT Test Prep!
We will cover content and techniques needed for succeeding on all parts of the ACT. Real stuff, no fluff. What you learn also helps your critical thinking skills and covers skills you can use all through life.
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5 reviews for this class
Completed by 25 learners
learners per class
Meets 3x per week
Over 6 weeks
60 minutes per class
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Conquering the ACT is about knowing your stuff, and knowing how to do it quickly and accurately (knowing "tricks" and "short cuts," as some might say). So we'll go over the math, science, reading, and writing concepts that are tested, as well as learning some test techniques and strategies. "I wanted to let you know that Emily got a 33 on her most recent ACT. She was beyond happy. Her college list just expanded. She is being recruited by some schools, so she has a number of options, which...
What matters is not so much my credentials (which, yes!, I have, as you can see in my Ouyschool profile bio), but the success of my students. Those successes are my real credentials. Here are some: Tia Z, high school student: "With Mr. Gold's help I managed to get a golden SAT score!!! My SAT score increased from a 1630 to a 1970!" (Out of 2400. By improving her score, she was able to get into a university ranked in the top 20 nationally.) On another SAT (when it was out of 2400), a student I worked with earned a 710 on the math section, a 690 on the reading, and a 700 on the writing. A football player I tutored for the SAT went from an 890 before I worked with him to an 1190 after (out of 1600)! Jessica P, high school student: "I wanted to thank you again for the ACT prep class. I got a 30 on the ACT on my first try. Your classes really prepared me - there's no way I could have gotten that without your help. So THANK YOU!" Courtney F, 10th grade student: "Thank you so much for giving your time to teach the ACT and SAT prep classes. I really appreciate it, and I believe that it helped me greatly in taking the tests. I am very happy with my scores." (35 on the English, and 32 overall.) Other students I have worked with on ACT prep have gone from 25/27 before I worked with them to 32/34 after. Michelle F, mother of high school student: “Thank you again for your efforts and wonderful tutoring for both the SAT and ACT prep classes. I think the benefits reach far beyond good scores on standardized tests. I believe the skills you teach and emphasize have a tremendous impact on our kiddos critical thinking as well. You are greatly appreciated by our family!” Theodore G, ex-high school student: “Overall, extremely helpful. Mr. Gold worked with me in college algebra, ACT, and geometry for two years. I still remember a lot of the things we when over. Also he’ll not only motivate you to be a better student, but a better person as well.“
We will use materials from the Internet. If you would like, you could purchase The Official ACT Prep Guide, as well as Barron's SAT (good math review, even though it's an SAT book), for paper copies to work out of. Some of the tests in the ACT Guide are available online, and we will us them, but some of the Barron's book is good review on its own. Purchasing the books is optional, not necessary for the course. A graphing calculator like the TI-84. The ACT calculator policy is here: http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/ACT-calculator-policy.pdf If you'd like, I can provide some work (free worksheets on the Internet) for students to do on their own as we go.
3 hours per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
A Logical, Holistic, Fun Approach to Learning, Living, and Understanding the World
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
159 total reviews
257 completed classes
I teach individual and group classes in math (arithmetic through calculus and statistics), physics, chemistry, nature study ("natural history"), SAT prep, ACT prep, grammar, writing, logic, thinking skills, and physical fitness. Being a...