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ACT Test Prep

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.

 “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 to try an official practice ACT.

Tap into our ACT expertise

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. Our mission is to help students reach their full potential so that their scores are aligned with their true academic abilities. We are here to help you and your student come to the best decision for them.

ACT Test Prep and Test Schedule July 2018 - July 2019

Most students begin working with Summit by taking a free diagnostic test which includes a score report analysis and counseling session with one of our expert program directorsWe can help you to develop a personalized test prep plan that is right for your student. Our program directors personally match students with a tutor who is his or her best fit so the sessions are engaging and even fun.  We believe that test preparation is all about taking the pressure off, ensuring you have strong support from a caring team to answer all your questions and help relieve the anxiety around college admissions standardized testing.

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…

  • “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
  • “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

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