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Mover of the Month!!!
Our movers of the month are Frank Quintana and Lydia Moore
Frank improved 7 points from the Sept 2013 National ACT exam to the Oct 2013 National ACT exam! He improved 8 points on his English, 13 points on his reading, and 6 points on his science! Phenomenol job Frank! Frank was enrolled in 1-on-1 and sat in on 1 class.
Lydia improved 3 points from a National ACT exam to a practice exam she took with us November 3, 2013. Lydia is in our class, which occurrs on Sundays from 2pm-5pm. Great job Lydia! We look forward to even greater improvements as you continue your prep work.
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.
Calendar of Events
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October 6, 2013 - December 11, 2013
Occurs on Sundays from 2pm - 5pm Class Schedule
January 19, 2014 - April 16, 2014
Our classes are conducted at:
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp 7901 S Racine, Chicago, IL 60620
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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