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My son needed to raise his English ACT score above a 30 for a scholarship. He took the ACT twice and received a score of 25 on both attempts. With 24 hours of instruction from Varsity Tutors he made a 33. We're so thankful to his instructor Winter, he was marvelous!!

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My son needed to raise his English ACT score above a 30 for a scholarship. He took the ACT twice and received a score of 25 on both attempts. With 24 hours of instruction from Varsity Tutors he made a 33. We're so thankful to his instructor Winter, he was marvelous!!

— Kimberly

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Varsity Tutors helped our son raise his SAT over 100 points, and his ACT 3 points, which resulted in being accepted at all of the schools he applied to. We were very happy with our instructor and will definitely utilize VT again for our other children.

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Great experience with knowledgeable instructor who stayed on topic and explained in an understandable way. Raised my ACT score in the Math area by 9 points.

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Varsity Tutors helped my daughter achieve an ACT score of 31! She was awarded a $36,000 scholarship. The cost was an investment in our daughter’s future with an awesome return! Thank you Varsity Tutors!

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Private ACT Tutoring in Chicago, IL

Our interview process, stringent qualifications, and background screening ensure that only the best ACT tutors in Chicago, IL work with Varsity Tutors. To assure a successful experience, you're paired with one of these qualified tutors by an expert director - and we stand behind that match with our money-back guarantee.

Receive personally tailored ACT lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with the best tutor for your particular needs while offering flexible scheduling to fit your busy life.

Chicago ACT Tutoring FAQ

If you're preparing for the ACT, Varsity Tutors can connect you with qualified Chicago ACT tutoring that can lend guidance and structure to your review. The ACT is one of the most popular college admissions examinations, and it is used by thousands of schools as part of their criteria to determine who they accept into their academic programs each year, so it is essential to set aside time to review. While studying for a comprehensive exam like the ACT might seem like a daunting task, Chicago ACT tutors can help you streamline your review by teaching you how to study smarter. You can be assured that your instructor has been thoroughly vetted by Varsity Tutors and possesses the skills and knowledge needed to help you reach for your academic goals.

How does Chicago ACT tutoring differ from classroom learning?

When you work with Chicago ACT tutors, you will receive the undivided attention of a qualified instructor. In a traditional classroom setting, teachers must follow a set course curriculum while also attending to the needs of an entire class of students. Unfortunately, this doesn't always allow teachers to provide each student with extra, focused attention. If you're currently studying trigonometry and struggling to understand its three basic functions, you may not be receiving the individualized instruction you need to comprehend the material thoroughly. In addition, teachers aren't able to adapt their teaching style to each student's learning style, which can make it even more difficult for students to understand complex course material.

Chicago ACT tutoring can provide you with personalized instruction designed to address your needs directly. Working side-by-side with Chicago ACT tutors allows you to ask questions as they arise and receive immediate, clarifying feedback. This type of in the moment guidance can keep your studies from stagnating and help you work through tricky concepts by preventing misconceptions from taking root. Also, your instructor can employ teaching techniques that compliment your learning style. For instance, if you're a visual learner, your instructor can use the virtual whiteboard in our Live Learning Platform to draw concept maps, break down complex equations, or write out detailed notes. Or, if you're a hands-on learner, you can collaborate with your instructor in our shared document editor where you can work through sample essays and develop your outlining and writing skills. Each student learns differently, and Chicago ACT tutoring can teach to your strengths to help you maximize your review.

It's also possible that your current classroom learning doesn't align with your areas of opportunity. Preparing for the ACT with a private instructor allows you to skim over material that you're already comfortable with in order to zero in on your areas of need. Your instructor can also work to identify your knowledge gaps and employ a variety of methods to help try to turn your perceived weaknesses into strengths. It's important to note that your needs will inform the content you cover in your sessions. If you're proficient in mathematics but are struggling with reading comprehension, you and your instructor can spend extra time working to develop the skills needed for the Reading Section of the ACT, such as summarizing ideas and identifying central ideas and themes in a text.

What are the benefits of studying with Chicago ACT tutors near me?

The ACT is a standardized exam consisting of four main sections: Science, Math, English, and Reading. The ACT Plus Writing also contains an optional Writing section where test-takers can demonstrate their essay-writing skills. Studying with Chicago ACT tutors can provide you with a more thorough review than you might be able to get on your own. Not only can your private instructor help you build the foundational subject knowledge needed for the ACT, but they can also brief you on the layout and question types present on the exam. Furthermore, they can teach you critical study habits such as note-taking and effective reading that can increase your retention rate.

One of the most significant benefits of Chicago ACT tutoring is the ability to work from a customized lesson plan. Since you will be the sole focus of your instructor during your sessions, they can take the time to learn your strengths, goals, and interests to build lessons that engage and stimulate you. If you are stuck on a particularly difficult subject, such as chemistry, you and your instructor can spend as much time as you need on this subject until you're confident in your proficiency. Working with Chicago ACT tutors is a fantastic way to receive individualized instruction centered around your needs.

During your sessions, your instructor can also help you refine your test-taking strategies. It can be challenging to recall information during an exam if your stress levels are high. To help combat test-day anxiety, Chicago ACT tutors can coach you on meditative techniques like mindfulness to help you maintain calm during the ACT. They can also suggest other beneficial practices, such as eating a healthy meal before the exam, repeating empowering mantras if you feel overwhelmed, and stretching in your seat to regain your focus and reinforce a relaxed disposition. In addition, Chicago ACT tutoring can help you with time-management skills, critical reasoning, and searching for signposts in a text, all of which can help you on exam day.

How can I fit Chicago ACT tutoring into my schedule?

One of the biggest obstacles to preparing for the ACT is finding time in your busy schedule to study. Fortunately, Varsity Tutors has come up with a convenient solution. We can connect you with an instructor either online or in-person who can work around your time constraints and ensure you are getting the ACT guidance you need. Also, if you're eager to get started with private instruction, we can match you with an instructor in as little as 24 hours.

If you choose to meet with your instructor online, you will have the added convenience of attending sessions remotely. Our Live Learning Platform features many amenities, such as a whiteboard, integrated practice problems, and the ability to record sessions for review at a later date. Our platform also boasts video chat capabilities, meaning that you will be able to see, hear, and interact with your instructor in real-time. Unlike many competitors who rely on prerecorded lectures and computerized modules, Varsity Tutors aims to provide learners with an intimate, dynamic learning experience.

Choosing online instruction allows you to attend sessions from the comfort of your own home, a local coffee shop, the Newberry Library, or wherever a reliable internet connection is available to you. This means that you can eliminate a possibly cumbersome commute and spend that extra time studying.

How can I get my student started with Chicago ACT tutors near me?

If you're ready to take the next step in your ACT review, it's time to reach out to Varsity Tutors and get connected with the best Chicago ACT tutors around. Regardless of whether or you want to take a comprehensive approach and cover all of the ACT sections, or focus specifically on the Reading section, your instructor will have the skills and knowledge needed to help you reach for your ACT goals. While you may need to take the ACT alone, there's no need for you to have to study alone. Contact Varsity Tutors to get started today.

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