Essential ACT/SAT Math - Learn the Concepts to Master the Test!

Strive Academics LLC
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In this 9-week course, students will learn all the essential formulas and concepts needed to master the Math section of the ACT or SAT. This class focuses on the actual concepts needed for the test and not on test-taking skills.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
The goal of this class is to acquaint students with all of the core concepts they need to increase their scores on the ACT or SAT Math sections. We will talk about all the essential concepts and how much of each concept appears on the test so that students can determine the most effective use of their study time to prepare for the exams. Students will be expected to take notes and participate in class as necessary as well as voicing any questions they may have about the test or concept within class or to me through Outschool between classes.
Ralston has been teaching students for the ACT and SAT, as well as many other standardized tests, since 2011. Ralston has a great depth of knowledge about all the concepts needed to pass the test as well as the essential test-taking strategies needed for these exams, common questions students have and common mistakes students make, and the various changes that have and are coming to these exams. On average, Ralston's students have seen 12 - 20% increases in their scores on average (amounting to roughly 100-200 points on the SAT and 3 - 6 points on the ACT) within 4 - 8 regular sessions. His students have gone on to attend top colleges in his area and the nation, including Yale, U Penn, Emory, UGA, Georgia State, and more.
Homework Offered
Students will be given assignments after each of the classes to help them practice and solidify their understanding of the concepts covered within
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Students should come to class with a calculator, notebook, pencil, and whatever other materials they need to take notes. Students should be prepared to take notes, ask questions, and complete homework assignments. Calculators should be scientific and should be able to complete basic functions like squaring and square roots easily. Graphing calculators are not necessary to take the test, though some versions are allowed. Check with the College Board and ACT to see whether or not your student's calculator is allowed for the test.

An online calculator like Desmos will suffice, but students should get and practice how to use a calculator like the one they will use on the test so that they will know how to quickly use their calculator to solve problems. As the SAT is moving to a digital version, a calculator from Desmos is provided within the test.

All other resources for practice will be provided by the teacher from the sources listed above and in the descriptions. All resources will be provided within class for free, though additional resources can be seen or purchased from the Strive Academics content library at:
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will be expected to take notes, complete homework, and participate in class if called on or voice any questions they may have about the test or concepts being covered. 

Any additional materials such as practice problems and practice tests will be provided for free within the class. Students will not be required to access any external resources during or after class besides the use of a calculator - a physical scientific calculator or website like Desmos is recommended. An account is not necessary to use Desmos, and students can access the graphing calculator at or the scientific calculator at I will use Desmos at times within instruction to demonstrate certain concepts. - Creator of the SAT and other testing materials. - Creator of the ACT
Kutasoftware - Free math worksheets
Magoosh - Free test prep resources
Strive Academics resources - various topic-specific resources from our content library. More can be seen at

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Hi! We're Strive Academics, an Atlanta-based tutoring company. We're passionate about education and helping your student succeed. We primarily offer classes in the core subjects such as math, science, language arts, foreign language, and test... 
Group Class


weekly or $216 for 18 classes
2x per week, 9 weeks
55 min

Live video meetings
Ages 13-18
3-15 learners per class

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