A Personalized Approach To ACT PREP
College admission teams are busy. Many may review over up to 100 applications from incoming freshmen each day! Consequently, a high ACT or SAT score remains one of the most measurable and objective ways for an admissions officer to take your student’s application seriously. We help students cross that threshold.
Through our private tutoring process, we individually identify your student’s testing deficiencies and turn them into strengths. A personalized tutoring experience is integral to your student’s success. A one-size-fits-all program just won’t yield the improvements your student needs, which is why we stick to one-on-one tutoring. We use the curriculum employed by the Official ACT Test, which serves as the basis for the exercises we use to teach your students the strategies they need to raise their scores. We also use an advanced learning platform to track, refine, and optimize your students progress. We assist students in Little Rock and throughout Arkansas.
Our Success in Increasing ACT Scores
Just ask many of the Little Rock students we’ve worked with. We empower students with the strategies and confidence that yield results. Come test day, the lion’s share of their anxiety is replaced with confidence due to their track record of optimal performance in their tutoring sessions. On average, our students increase their scores by 3-5 points. We’re proud of that number, and many students continue working with us to raise their scores even more.
To get started, first schedule a diagnostic test with us. We’ll proctor your student virtually and administer a practice test to them. We’ll then hand grade the test and review their results with you. From there, we’ll outline a personalized tutoring program for your student. Our tutors take the rest from there.
F.A.Q.’s regarding ACT prep in Arkansas & other areas
If more colleges are offering test-optional admission, does my child even need to take the ACT?
Yes. Fewer colleges are requiring ACT and SAT scores for admission. However, if your student wants to qualify for any merit-based scholarships, they’ll most need to take the ACT or SAT and score well. A full-ride honors scholarship to the University of Arkansas requires students to score at least a 32 on the ACT. At Ole Miss, you’re looking at your student scoring between a 32-33 or higher for similar scholarships. Additionally, if your student has their eyes set on an Ivy League, they’ll usually need between a 33-36 just to get into the school!
Should my child take the ACT or the SAT?
Short answer: Either or both. Most of the students we work with here in Little Rock, Arkansas prefer the ACT. Most of our students on the West Coast prefer the SAT. In our experience, the content for the ACT isn’t quite as advanced as the SAT, but the SAT gives us the luxury of having more time per question. Additionally, the SAT has two math sections, one that doesn’t allow the use of a calculator. This makes the ACT more attractive if your student is trying to attend a very selective college, it might boost their chances to take both.
How much do your students usually raise their scores?
It depends. Students who enroll in our private tutoring program usually increase their score between 3-5 points. However, if a student comes to us with an 18, they’re almost assured to increase their ACT score more than a student who starts with a 32. The higher the score the more tutoring it takes to increase it.
Do you only work with students in the Little Rock, AR area?
Most of our students live in the Little Rock, Arkansas area. However, we work with students from all over the US. We’ve taught students in Utah, California, Washington, Texas, etc. We’ve even had clients from Australia. So whether your students lie inside or outside of Arkansas’ state lines, we’re happy to help them raise their scores.
How much tutoring is needed to raise my child’s ACT score?
Most of the students we teach in Little Rock receive 2-4 months of tutoring. It really depends on what kind of college your child wants to attend and where your child’s at score-wise. If your student has a 25 and wants to attend the University of Arkansas and you can afford to pay full price for tuition, I would encourage you to not even bother purchasing test prep. Your student simply wouldn’t need it. If they had a 20 and wanted to attend Dartmouth, we’d likely need to start immediately. It all depends on where your student is testing-wise and which University they want to attend. Schedule a free consultation with us to learn more.
Does my child need to take the ACT Essay?
Not usually. A rule of thumb is that the more selective the college, the more likely said college will require or encourage the essay. Additionally, students applying to programs that have a liberal arts emphasis should consider completing the essay to showcase their skills as a writer.
Do you do group sessions or just private tutoring?
We primarily stick with private sessions. If you have a group of 6 or more and in the Central Arkansas area though, send us an email and we’ll make it happen. We’ve done group sessions in the past, and they’re a lot of fun. However, we recommend students use them in conjunction with private sessions as well.