The ACT is a standardized test for college admission. It is one component of a student’s college application. An ACT tutor would help with the sections of English, Math, Reading, Science, and writing during the 3 hour exam (3 ½ hours with the optional writing section).
The ACT focuses on skills that were learned during school. The ACT english section includes multiple-choice questions regarding identifying grammatical errors and improving usage. The ACT math section includes questions about pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. The ACT reading section focuses on reading comprehension on topics such as natural sciences and humanities. The ACT reading section focuses on reading comprehension questions on topics such as natural sciences and humanities. The ACT reading science section focuses on data set and viewpoint questions. The ACT writing section is optional and asks students to write on a particular prompt.
Students often ask about what are the best ways to prepare for the ACT. It really comes down to practice. We recommend taking challenging courses at your school, studying, as well as reading and writing during your time at school as well as at home.
The ACT is offered six times per year in September, October, December, February, April, and June. Most students take the ACT during the spring of their junior and again during the fall of their senior year of high school.
A raw score is calculated by adding all of the correct answers. The ACT raw score for english, math, reading, and science sections are scored on a scaled range from 1-36 points. An ACT composite score is calculated as the average of those four scaled section scores. The ACT writing section has an essay sub-score from 2 to 12 and a scaled combined english/writing score. For the combined score, the english section accounts for 2/3 while the writing score accounts for 1/3 and together result in a combined english/writing score with a scaled range from 1-36 points.
It is important to note, that the ACT is different from other standardized tests because there no penalty for incorrect answers. However, leaving answers blank will neither help nor hurt your score.
Devon Review provides private in-home ACT Prep tutoring for students in Los Angeles and surrounding areas to help them with their homework as well as to prepare for the ACT exam. In addition, during your ACT test tutoring session, the ACT Prep tutor will prepare you by focusing on the exam topics, answering questions, building confidence, and by providing an overall level of support.