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Why ACT* Prep Chicago?
We take a very thorough approach to learning. We designate 30-90 min for questions on homework assigned 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. Other classes give tests but either dont review the questions students missed or only review a few questions. We designate an entire class to test review.
Furthermore, when we issue tests, we use exams created and administered 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. These exams are generally easier than the actual ACT giving students a false since of achievement.
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.
*These statistics are the result of administering practice ACT exams
Our mover of the month is Taylor Jones
Taylor improved 4 points from a practice exam she took February 2013 to the Illinois exam she took April 2013. Taylor was aided by the 1-on-1 instruction of Mrs Booker. Great job Taylor! We look forward to even greater improvements as you continue your prep work.
We now offer 1-on-1 in-home instruction! You can stay in the comfort of your home while prepping for the ACT! Check our services page for more details.
Our most popular service!
July 14, 2013 - September 18, 2013
1) "Intro to Strategies and Content"
Occurs on Sundays from 2pm - 5pm is for beginners and/or students comfortable with a slower pace.Class Schedule
2) "Drill for Will: Taking Your Prep to the Next Level"
Occurs on Sundays from 3pm-6pm is for students that are familiar with the test and prefer a faster paced, more intense learning environment. Class Schedule.
Our students favorite service!
Click on our 1-on-1 page and scroll down for more info!
Take a full length ACT practice exam to check your progress and refresh your skills before a national testing date.