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The ACT is one of the most important tests you’ll take on your journey to higher education. Test scores make up a huge chunk of your college admissions decisions, so it is vital to be scoring at your top level. It can be intimidating, but the good news is that anyone can learn to achieve success on this test! We’re here to help you do just that.

We’ve gone through all four sections of the SAT with a fine-toothed comb to figure out the patterns behind the test. There are about 17 skills routinely tested on the grammar, and about 40-60 skills tested on the math section. We train you in each and every skill so that you can be ready, and we show you how to easily identify which skill is being tested on each question. But that’s not all, we also teach you how to break apart the test questions into easier steps so that you won’t be fooled.

For the Reading and Science sections, we teach you how to take in and analyze information, what types of information you are likely to be asked about, and how to quickly locate said information if you need to. We do this by showing you how to map out passages so that you’ll know where subjects are located. This makes it easier to skim for information, and with the time-limit on your back, locating information quickly is of vital importance.

The ACT is known for their strict time limits on all sections, so in addition to conquering your skills, we’ll run time-trials to ensure you’re sailing through this test with accuracy and speed. You won’t find higher, more top-of-the-line training because our tutors are trained to be the best at what they do so that you can be the best at what you do.

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  • Strategic Plan of Action - We’ll build a strategy catered specifically to you. We start by assessing your strengths and weaknesses and build you a customized program.
  • Foundational Skills - We teach you every skill that we know will be on the test. Then we show you how they are integrated into test problems.
  • Word psychology - How the SAT uses tricks in their wording to lead you to a “lure answer.” Once you learn how it works, you’ll never be fooled again.
  • Deconstruction - How to break up complex problems into simpler, easier to solve pieces.
  • Time Trials - We’ll train you to get your timing down, so that you can finish all the sections well within the set time limits.

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SectionNo.Of QuestionsMinutes Per SectionContent
English Test7545Grammar, syntax, usage, rhetoric
Mathematics Test6060Arithmetic, algebra I and II, planar and coordinate geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus including functions, conic sections, combinations and permutations, logarithms, matrices (calculators permitted)
Reading Test4035Reading comprehension based on four separate passages
Science Reasoning Test4035Interpretation of scientific data presented in texts, tables, charts, and graphs
Writing Test (optional)130Essay composition
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Our Recent ACT Students

Benjamin

"We have been extremely impressed by our tutor Michael who has tutored our son in his preparation for the ACT. Initially Alpha accurately assessed our son's strengths and weaknesses and prepared a study plan accordingly. They made sure to adjust the plan on a continuous basis to best meet our son's needs. Additionally, our tutor has been very reliable and able to meet our specific schedule. Finally, Michael has boosted our son's confidence significantly, which we believe is crucial for these types of tests. We are beyond satisfied and highly recommend Alpha Test Prep."

Emily

"Our daughter went from a 29 to a 34 on her ACT. Obviously, this has opened up a new realm of colleges she can apply to, which is exactly what we'd hoped for. Jeff did an excellent job at teaching the tricks of the test and training her to get a top score."

Phillip

"Alpha over-delivered in every way. My ACT score went from a 24 to a 33. My tutor emailed out homework assignments each week broken into daily tasks to do, and taught tricks that helped with each section of the test. Alpha helped boost my confidence and made me feel like I could ace my test."

Our Recent SAT Students

Ted Scored a 1560

"My tutor Tej really helped me get my score up. I could tell he put a lot of thought into the homework he assigned, because the assignments were creative and seemed to target a lot of my problem areas. When my test date came, I felt ready, but I did even better than I expected! I am very thankful I worked with Alpha Test Prep."

Ethan Scored a 1590

"My hands were shaking when I saw my score came in. When I opened my results, I couldn’t believe I’d scored a 1590. I’d gone up over 100 points from when I first started working with Alpha. I am going to be attending Stanford in the fall. I’m sure my high SAT score helped my application to stand out and I’m really excited about the future! I plan to study robotics engineering."

Natalie Scored a 1520

"Working with Alpha definitely raised my confidence. I was scoring in the 1400s and frustrated because I’d hit a plateau. I was going through questions quickly and making careless mistakes, but I didn’t realize I kept approaching them in the same way. My tutor taught me how to break a habit of making assumptions. On difficult math problems, he taught me how to first identify what the problem was testing and then I could put it together with a skill I’d learned in math class."

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