ACT Preparation

One of the recent trends in standardized testing is the increasing popularity of the ACT. Every year more of our students are taking both the SAT and ACT, and more are taking the ACT as their sole college admissions tests. Many parents are unfamiliar with the content and format of the ACT, how it differs from the SAT, and this knowledge gap leads to many questions and much anxiety. For many parents an essential first question is, “Should my child take the ACT or the SAT?”  The most reliable answer comes from having your student take an ACT practice test to see not only his or her score, but also his or her gut reaction to the test. Whereas the difficulty of the SAT stems from the trickiness of a given question and the obscurity of what that question is asking, the ACT presents a more straightforward challenge. The difficulty of the ACT comes from the incredibly swift pace of the test. While 70-80% of students perform equally well on both tests, often students have a strong preference for one test over the other. The best way to decide if the ACT or the SAT is the better fit for your student is for him or her to try a full length diagnostic ACT.

2017 Test Dates Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
September 9 August 4 August 18
October 28 September 22 October 6
December 9 November 3 November 17
2018 Test Dates Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
February 10 January 12 January 19
April 14 March 9 March 23
June 9 May 4 May 18
July 14 June 15 June 22

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Many test prep companies claim to tutor the ACT; however, they are primarily SAT prep companies offering ACT tutoring as an afterthought. At Summit, we are experts on the ACT. We have developed our own proprietary ACT curriculum, and we know the fine points of this test. Choosing between an ACT or SAT path is an important decision. Why face it alone? With a free diagnostic test and expert guidance from our program directors, we will help you to develop a personalized plan that is right for your student. We will also match your student with a tutor who is his or her best fit so the sessions are engaging and even fun. Test prep is all about taking the pressure off  families, ensuring they have strong support from an expert team and are not facing the questions and anxiety alone. We also strive to help students reach their full potential so that their scores are more aligned with their true academic abilities. Why work with just anyone when you can call us and work with experts who have a proven track record of raising students’ ACT scores.

English - 45 Minutes / 75 Questions
Math - 60 Minutes / 60 Questions
Reading - 35 Minutes / 40 Questions
Science - 35 Minutes / 40 Questions
Optional Writing Test - 40 Minutes / 1 Prompt
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Don’t Take Our Word For It…

  • “Katherine did a wonderful job with my son Tim. She was very professional and friendly. She helped Tim gain confidence in his ability to do well on the ACT. I would recommend Katherine to anyone looking for a tutor.”

    Mary S.Franklin, MA
  • “Judy has been great with my daughter. She has taught her lots of things about the ACTs. And she has done a great job of inspiring her to take practice tests and to do well on the ACTs.”

    Jodi G.Cos Cob, CT

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