We offer a comprehensive curriculum for the ACT.

  1. How to think like a test maker, not a test taker.  In the very beginning of the course we walk through the ACT test specifications. This helps students understand the structure, scope and blueprint of the test. Students will evaluate answer choices, distractors and themes of the exam giving students an edge to attack the test through the eyes of a test maker rather than a test taker.
  2. Introduction to subject tests. Students will learn the composition of each subject test: English, math, reading, science and writing. Students will also gain understanding in the point breakdown of each subject test helping students to be strategic in how they study and  how they approach each individual subject test. 
  3. EnglishStudents will learn quick strategies for the English subtest. Students learn pacing approaches to maximize their time on the English test. Students will also gain insight on grammar rules and concepts that show up regularly on the ACT. 
  4. Math. Students will learn to navigate the math section of the ACT with strategic precision. Students will learn how to use the multiple choice options to their benefit in solving complex problems. Students will acquire math skills specifically tested on the ACT. Students will use point builders to maximize their score. 
  5. Reading. Students will learn approaches to pacing essential to mastering the reading subtest of the ACT. Students will gain insight and strategies in reading critically to maximize point acquisition. Students will understand the different types of questions: main idea, inference, writer's view, generalization, etc. Students will learn how to put it all together to employ a strategic approach to the reading comprehension on the ACT.
  6. ACT - Science. Students will increase their technical reading skills essential for mastering the science portion of the ACT. In addition, students will analyze charts and graphs used on the ACT science subject test. Students will also gain strength in deciphering differing viewpoints, another aspect tested on the science subtest.
  7. Writing. Students will learn to apply a specific writing formula to gain as many points as possible on the writing subtest. Students will organize their essays according to the formula and use complex sentences and transitions, essay graders are looking for. 
  8. Practice, Practice, Practice. Students will engage in timed practice in preparation for the time allotted on test day.  Students will have the opportunity to practice with problems used on the ACT so they become familiar with ACT test items. By the time students sit down for the actual test, they will have practiced with hundreds of ACT test items. 
  9. Goal Tracking and Progress Monitoring. Perhaps one of the most important part of the whole program is gaining a baseline of where students begin and then working towards their desired score. Every week students will review progress and goals, and make the necessary changes and tweaks for maximum performance.
  10. Differentiated Instruction. We use two classrooms: one for math and science, and one for  English and reading. Writing is covered in both rooms. Students, who need more focus in math, can sit in the math classroom for as long as they need. If some students need more English and reading instruction, they can stay in the English/reading classroom for as long they need. We differentiate and personalize instruction based on students' needs and goals.