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We have tutors available on the north and south sides of Chicago.
Movers of the Month!!!
Our movers of the month are Catherine Connor and Esther Love!
Catherine improved 7 points from a practice exam she reported on her registration form to a practice exam he took January 2015. Her largest improvement came on the reading section where she scored a 30. Phenomenal Catherine. We wish you more success as you finish your small class instruction. Catherine is enrolled in our small class instruction.
Esther improved 2 points from the Sept national exam to the Oct national exam. Her largest improvements came on the English and Reading sections, improving 5 points and 3 points respectively. Nice job Esther. We wish you even more success as you complete your training to be a teacher. Esther was enrolled in our 1-on-1 instruction.
Mover of the Year!!!
Our movers of the year are Kevin Foster and Daniel Johnson!
Kevin Foster improved 4 points from the April 2014 National ACT exam to the Sept 2014 National ACT exam! He improved 6 points on his English, 5 points on his reading, and 4 points on his science! Nice work Kevin! Kevin was enrolled in 1-on-1 tutoring.
Daniel improved his score 5 points from two National Exams he took. Nice job Daniel. We wish you more success in your future endeavors. Daniel was enrolled in our 1-on-1 instruction.
*These statistics are the result of administering practice ACT exams
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.
Our most popular service!
January 11, 2015 - April 15, 2015
2 Class Offerings:
1) Preparing for March 2-3, 2015 Illinois State Exam issued to 11th graders at public schools in Illinois.
Jan 11 - Feb 25, 2015.
Occurs on Sundays from 2pm - 5pm and Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm. Class Schedule.
Enrollment Status: 3 Openings
2) Preparing for National Exam April 18, 2014
Jan 25 - April 15, 2015
Occurs on Sundays from 2pm - 5pm and some Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm. Class Schedule.
Enrollment Status: 6 Openings
Our classes are conducted at:
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp 7901 S Racine, Chicago, IL 60620
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.
Our Brand New Services!!!
We also offer Skype tutoring sessions for students that are even farther away