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Rock Hill ACT Prep Tutors

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Pamela C.
4.8
from 38 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
John R.
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Pamela is a great tutor online. She was very understanding and helpful to me. I would recommend her for all your test prep needs.

Arbor Tutors - Carolinas
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Lizzy B.
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Arbor Tutors is amazing! My daughter scored very well on her ACT exams.

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khartleytutoring.com
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
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Lori M.
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My daughter really enjoyed working with Karen! I highly recommend her for SAT tutoring -- we haven't used her yet for ACT tutoring but that's next! Thank you Karen for coming to our home and working one-on-one with our daughter.

  • 6 years in business
Kashmere L.
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I love every moment I go to this class. It a 2 hours long. They help you understand the test and how important it is to score high for your career.They give you a book that you use to practice so you have a hand on approach. I pick this for the ASVAB testing. N I scored a 60 just because I paid attention n study n stay forced.

  • 1 year in business
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Why drive to Charlotte? We offer 6 week courses for SAT or ACT prep here in Gaston County. Taught by a college professor and competitively priced, our courses are designed to keep your student focused for success in the weeks leading up to the SAT or ACT. Small class sizes ensure students receive individual attention in addition to personalized learning plans.

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I believe that every student can achieve significantly improved academic performance with the right facilitator, providing not only excellent subject matter knowledge, but also personalized attention and an approach geared to the needs and learning style of the student

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I have experience in tutoring students of all age levels and a wide variety of subjects (from teaching a student to speak Spanish from start to finish to working with students on "advanced" math, such as calculus above the high school level). I have tutored students starting with the primary / elementary school level through high school and the college application process (essays and placement / assessment exams). I am especially proficient in preparing students for standardized tests, such as the SAT, ACT, SAT II subject tests and AP exams, as well as important exams throughout the school year, such as Mid-Terms and Finals. Many of my students have received 800 (perfect) scores on these tests. I guarantee substantial improvement in scores/grades; I have several references (students and families I have worked with before) who would be happy to give recommendation, referral, etc. In H.S., I got 800 on Math SAT, National Merit Scholar, National AP Scholar with honors (at least 10 AP exam grades of 5/5 during high school) and graduated Cum Laude. I was a former national chess champion and high school varsity athlete. I have worked with a variety of students/ability levels. I work at a Bank of America in Charlotte NC, (in finance) in addition to tutoring students. I will commute to students' homes if that is preferred by the student / family, in a 1-1 environment. Please ask for references and referrals even if you just like to know a bit about me beforehand.

  • 1 year in business
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I help demystify the ACT for students. I've developed a lesson plan that focuses on ACT-specific test-taking strategies for optimal time management and reduced testing anxiety. I identify where students have blind spots in the content areas on the test and work on practice problems with them to achieve content mastery. Most importantly, I tailor my lesson plans to the student's unique situation and needs.

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What is ACT test prep?

The ACT is a college entrance exam taken by students (typically in their junior year of high school) to determine admission eligibility and merit-based scholarship eligibility. The test may be taken as many times as desired and is not limited to high school juniors. Originally the acronym stood for American College Testing, but now ACT is the stand-alone name. ACT prep is a way for students to strategically prepare for test-taking. ACT prep helps students improve scores, practice taking the test, learn test-taking strategies, and improve material comprehension. Students can get help with ACT prep tutors in one-on-one sessions, via group tutoring lessons, in online self-study programs, or online with a tutor in video calls. The ACT test covers:

  • English
  • Science understanding and reasoning
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing essay (optional)

How do you prepare for the ACT?

The ACT is a universally accepted college readiness exam. There are multiple ways to prepare for the exam. One-on-one ACT prep tutoring is one of the most effective ways for students to ready themselves for the test. A tutor who specializes in ACT prep will coach the student on the type of material they can expect while also working specifically with topics that are more challenging for that particular student. Group tutoring sessions are a more cost-effective way to reap the benefits of an ACT prep instructor; a suggestion is to gather a group of four friends or classmates to share the cost. Professional tutors often recommend that test prep begin approximately three months prior to the exam. Cramming — unfortunately — doesn’t provide the same score results as consistent study, test-related homework, and practice exams do. Weekly two-hour learning sessions are what many pro tutors suggest for their college exam prep students. For top test-taking performance, tutors usually provide work throughout the week and the weekly session is used to cement knowledge and address weak areas. Math is a hard topic for most students, so plan accordingly.

What is on the ACT?

The ACT is made up of a variety of multi-choice questions under four main subject areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. There is also the option for a written essay. For ACT prep, it’s important to study each subject. Each subject area is broken down into multiple parts to provide a comprehensive snapshot of the student’s understanding of the material. ACT prep provides an opportunity to prepare for the subject matter in each area.

ACT English:

  • Production of writing: 29 percent-32 percent of English score. These questions focus on topic development and organization, unity, and cohesion.
  • Knowledge of language: 13 percent-19 percent of English score. This section examines the student’s use of vocabulary and effective language use.
  • Conventions of standard English: 51 percent-56 percent of English score. These questions address sentence structure and formation, punctuation and grammar, and recognition of grammatical errors and how to improve.

 

ACT Math:

  • Preparing for higher math: 57 percent-60 percent of mathematics score. These questions cover number and quantity, algebra, functions, geometry, and statistics and probability.
  • Integrating essential skills: 40 percent-43 percent of mathematics score. These questions address comprehension of math learned prior to and after 8th grade.
  • Modeling: less than 25 percent of mathematics score. These questions examine how students use modeling skills in all math topics.

 

ACT Reading:

  • Key ideas and details: 55 percent-60 percent of reading score. The questions test students’ ability to summarize information, draw conclusions, and grasp central themes.
  • Craft and structure: 25-30 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand an author’s word choice and meaning and analyze various points of view.
  • Integration of knowledge and ideas: 13-18 percent of reading score. These questions examine students’ ability to understand facts and opinions and make connections between texts that share similar themes.

 

ACT Science:

  • Interpretation of data: 45–55 percent of science score. Students will need to analyze and manipulate scientific data presented in various formats.
  • Scientific investigation: 20–30 percent of science score. These questions will test students’ understanding of experimental tools, procedures and design.
  • Evaluation of models, inferences, and experimental results: 25–35 percent of science score.

 

ACT Writing:

  • This is a 40-minute written essay that examines students’ competence with ideas and analysis, development and support, organization, and language use and conventions.

What are the subjects on the ACT?

English, mathematics, reading, and science are the four main subjects on the ACT. Writing is an optional subject students can select when they register to take the test. The subjects were determined as a way to test the sum total of knowledge and comprehension that the students have accumulated up until the start of their senior year of high school. ACT prep breaks down each subject of the ACT test so the student understands what type of questions they will encounter and to provide them with strategies for answering questions. Doing well on the ACT is not only about academic smarts. Learning the nuances of taking a standardized test can greatly improve a student’s test scores. On the ACT, each of the four subjects is broken into subsections to test the students’ understanding in that area. The official ACT website provides free online ACT prep tools for each section, including English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing.

How many questions are on the ACT test?

There are 215 total questions on the ACT test. The ACT covers four academic areas and students have 175 minutes total to complete the test. For students who opt to take the ACT writing test, there will be a written essay (in addition to the standard ACT topics), which students will have 40 minutes to complete. For ACT prep, it’s wise to study the material that will be covered within each academic category and take practice tests to become comfortable with the format.

The English test has 75 questions that must be completed within 45 minutes. The math test has 60 questions with a 60-minute time limit. The reading test has 40 questions and 35 minutes total. The science test has 40 questions that must be completed in 35 minutes. Tutors may recommend taking the test more than once as part of the ACT prep training, with the goal of improving your overall score each time. Official ACT recommendations urge students to answer each question on test day, even if it is a guess, as there is no penalty for guessing.

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