Improve Your ACT Scores with Top Test Prep’s ACT Tutoring

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April came to us for help with her ACT exam. She was interested in applying to Top 25 colleges, and she wanted to improve her ACT test scores, significantly.

April worked with a trained ACT private tutor who was able to target and improve areas on the ACT exam where she was weak – and actually turned these weaknesses into strengths. Throughout the ACT tutoring program, curriculum managers updated and adjusted her lesson plans to reflect her progress.

With Top Test Prep’s help, April scored a 30+ when she took the ACT exam in the spring.

How to Prep for the ACT

The ACT is owned and published by the ACT, and it’s intended to evaluate students’ academic readiness for college. Taking either the SAT exam or the ACT exam is required by nearly all U.S. colleges and universities.

In order to score well on the ACT, it’s important to do well on all 4 sections of the exam. These sections include: math, reading, science and writing. You get a score between 1 and 36 in each subject. These are averaged to produce a total, also between 1 and 36. Higher is better.

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More Helpful Tips & Strategies for the ACT

As you begin you prep, here are some helpful questions and answers about the ACT exam to know.

The Math Section

There are 60 Math questions on the ACT, but it’s not as hard as you think. It only goes up to Algebra II, and it’s a lot like the Math you’ve done in school. The ACT lets you have a calculator on the Math Test. Use it! You can probably solve most of the problems without it, but why make things harder on yourself? Calculators are faster and more accurate than human brains. Even yours. We’re here to help you improve your Math ACT section.


For a sample of how our tutors break down hard ACT Math problems, take a look at the following video:

The Reading Section

The ACT reading section is 35-minutes. The 40-question reading section measures reading comprehension in four passages with examples and topics such as prose fiction, social science, and natural science.  It’s a quick portion of the exam, and you need to be able to read quickly and with an eye for what’s important. For an introduction to analyzing texts , view the following two videos:

The Writing Section

The optional writing section is scored from 0 to 12.  You’ll see topics that range from social science to natural science as well.  These prompts test your ability to write quickly and include great examples from your past readings. To learn about the essentials of writing a good essay, watch the following video:

The Science Section

The science reasoning test is a 35-minute, 40-question test.  You should note that the ACT science section is about understanding trends, recognizing patterns and answering with speed.  We’ll be able to assist you with ACT science tutoring.