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Ongoing: Preparation for October and December National Exam
Oct 9 - Dec 7, 2016
Occurs on Sundays from 2pm - 5pm and some Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm. Class schedule
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Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp 7901 S Racine, Chicago, IL 60620
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We have tutors available on the north and south sides of Chicago.
Our tutors also offer help with middle school and high school math classes. If students are behind and struggling to keep pace with a fast math class or if students want to move ahead of a slower moving class pace, we can help you. We also help students prepare for their upcoming school year in summer by working on the math that will be taught.
Take a full length ACT practice exam to check your progress and refresh your skills before a national testing date.
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We also offer Skype tutoring sessions for students that are even farther away
*These statistics are the result of administering practice ACT exams
Movers of the Month!!!
Our movers of the month are Benjamin Whitt, Frank Johnson, and Chelsea Pruitt!
Benjamin improved 5 points from a practice exam taken with us in July to another practice exam taken Sept 2016. His largest improvement came on the English, in which he improved 6 points. Congrats Benjamin! Benjamin was enrolled in our summer small class cycle, July - Sept 2016.
Frank improved his score tremendously since the last time he took an exam with us July 2016 to our Sept 2016 Practice exam. His composite score improved 7 points and he improved on all sections of the exam with his largest improvement coming on the math section, in which he improved by 10 points. Frank was enrolled in our summer small class cycle, July-Sept 2016.
Chelsea Pruitt improved 3 points from a practice exam she took with us July 2016 to a practice exam she took Sept 2016. She improved her score in all sections with her largest improvement of 6 points coming on the English section. Great job Chelsea! Chelsea was enrolled in our summer small class cycle, July-Sept 2016.
Movers of the Year!!!
Our mover of the year is Karl Wilson!
Karl improved his score tremendously since the last time he took an exam with us (Sept 2014) to our April Practice exam. His composite score improved 8 points and he improved on all sections of the exam with his largest improvement coming on the English section, where he improved by 11 points. He is our mover of the month and mover of the year. He has made great strides since beginning 1-on-1 tutoring and we believe he can grow even more. Karl has been enrolled in 1-on-1 tutoring for 6 months and counting.
Update: On April 2016 National Exam, Karl improved 2 more points than the practice exam he took with us for a 10 point improvement since taking a cycle of classes with us September 2014.
Why ACT* Prep Chicago?
We take a very thorough approach to learning. We designate 30-60 min for homework review where many classes expect students to check their homework with the answers in their books.
We review several questions from full length practice tests that we give students.
We train our students to know precisely their mistakes on questions they get wrong. In fact, we designate an entire class to reviewing tests that we administer. Other classes give tests but either dont review the questions students missed or only review a few questions.
Furthermore, when we issue tests, we use exams created by the ACT. This allows students to practice with the exact difficulty level of the ACT. Other classes create their own exams or use exams from test prep books not created by ACT. In some cases, these exams are easier than the actual ACT giving students a false since of achievement. In other cases, the exams are more difficult than the ACT, testing skills that are not tested on the ACT.
We prioritize quality over quantity but value the importance of both and encourage our students to practice as much as possible through classwork and homework.
Our instructors have taught ACT prep for multiple years in one-on-one and classroom settings. They are trained to provide ACT specific strategies, build content knowledge, motivate work ethic, increase testing efficiency and bolster confidence. At times, implementation of testing strategies alone has increased student subject scores, particularly the Science and Reading sections.
Our 6 Step Plan for Optimal ACT Success
1) Enroll in our beginners level small class instruction. It's an inexpensive way to get an introduction to the ACT, learn some basic skills and strategies.
2) Take a practice test to see how you have improved and areas where you need further improvement.
3) Take our intermediate level small class instruction that reinforces and helps students master the skills and strategies needed for success on the ACT.
4) Sign up for a national ACT testing date to try your newly acquired skills and strategies and get a better feel for the best way to continue your ACT preparation.
5) Obtain 1-on-1 tutoring to spend your remaining prep time working on your specific areas of need.
6) Sign up for another national ACT testing date and score your best!!!
*Classes are great but are taught for the majority of students, so there are times when the class will cover material that you have already mastered. Furthermore, most classes focus on students mastering basic material. If you want to get higher scores, you also have to master difficult skills in which 1-on-1 instruction can be very helpful.
*We suggest 1-on1 tutoring throughout the entire 6 step process. The ideal situation occurs when students are able to have 1-on-1 tutoring simultaneously with their class instruction. However, this is not an option for all families thus the value of the 6 step plan, allowing students to prep one method at a time. The 6 step plan works extremely well with sophomores and juniors since it takes a lot of time and effort to score really high on the ACT. An earlier start ensures the proper preparation time.