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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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Private ACT Tutoring in Philadelphia, PA

Our interview process, stringent qualifications, and background screening ensure that only the best ACT tutors in Philadelphia, PA 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.

Philadelphia ACT Tutoring FAQ

Varsity Tutors knows that ACT preparation can bring on a great deal of stress, but if you're looking for some assistance in the Philadelphia area, we can connect you with the best Philadelphia ACT tutors.

The ACT is one of the major college admission exams, intended to determine college preparedness by testing a student's skills and knowledge in four primary areas. It can be incredibly difficult, and thorough preparation is highly recommended. Our educational consultants can answer your questions regarding how private instruction works and what you need to do to get started.

How does Philadelphia ACT tutoring work?

One of the biggest challenges associated with getting ready for the ACT is tackling the review process. There is a lot of material covered on the exam, and the exam approaches the material in different ways. The standard exam features four sections: Science, Math, Reading, and English.

The Science section questions are the most recall-oriented, covering topics related to physics, chemistry, biology, and Earth/space sciences. Even so, students are expected to be able to apply skills and concepts, demonstrating an understanding of ideas like the Scientific Method.

In the Math section, memorization is not the point. Instead, questions require a mastery of concepts in areas like pre-algebra, elementary and intermediate algebra, coordinate and plane geometry, and trigonometry.

The English and Reading sections are where things get tricky. There are no books or vocabulary sets you can study to prepare. Instead, questions expect you to have finely honed skill sets you can apply to different types of readings and problems. Philadelphia ACT tutors can help you by developing a review plan that addresses the comprehension demands of each section.

Complicating the preparation process is that students sitting for the exam take it at different points in their academic careers. Most students take the test as juniors, but it's open to sophomores and seniors, as well.

Depending on your interests and goals, you may or may not have studied some of these topics recently... or at all. Philadelphia ACT tutors can be of assistance by reviewing your academic history and making recommendations for preparation beyond even your time together to ensure you are as prepared as possible for the exam.

Philadelphia ACT tutoring can also help you identify your strengths and weaknesses ahead of the exam. Your instructor can provide reading samples associated with the English and Reading sections along with associated questions to pinpoint areas where you need extra work. They can give you sets of math questions to determine which topics you need extra practice in. For the Science section, they can provide a cursory overview in order to figure out where you might benefit from an in-depth study.

Even if you feel like this sort of review isn't necessary, it can at the very least serve as a refresher course on the finer details and place them firmly at the front of your mind before the test, improving recall on the day of the exam. If it turns out you do need to do some extra work, though, the review can help you figure out exactly where that work needs to be done, allowing you to work smarter instead of harder.

Philadelphia ACT tutors can help you get ready for the structure of the exam, too. The test itself, outside of the optional Writing section, features multiple-choice questions. Most students today are more than familiar with that format, but Philadelphia ACT tutors can still provide useful insights that can impact performance.

For instance, they can help you get familiar with the phrasing you're likely to encounter. Even if you're more than prepared when it comes to the material, all of us can get thrown off by confusing wording. If you're prepared for the verbiage you're likely to see on the test, that's less likely to happen.

Philadelphia ACT tutors can also offer different strategies for navigating test questions, be that time management skills to make sure you get to all the questions during the allotted time or ways to eliminate unlikely answers when you're unsure of the right choice immediately.

Finally, instructors can administer practice tests, which not only give you a chance to get used to performing under the pressure of a ticking clock but an opportunity to measure your progress throughout the preparation process.

What are the benefits of working with Philadelphia ACT tutors near me?

One of the biggest benefits of Philadelphia ACT tutoring is that you get individualized attention. If you sign up for something like a preparation course, it's not just about your needs. Your teacher has a set curriculum they have to get through and only so much time to cover that material. They have to worry about catering to a whole group of students.

When you're working with a private instructor, the only student they're worried about is you. If it turns out you're acing your English and Reading practice tests, there's no reason to waste sessions studying those materials, especially if it turns out you could use that extra time on trigonometry. Philadelphia ACT tutoring is all about setting you up for success.

Philadelphia ACT tutoring can be customized to your learning preferences, too. Research suggests that we tend to retain more information when we're more engaged by the way that information is presented. Because these sessions always take place on a one-to-one basis, your instructor can take the time to get to know you and your preferences and then incorporate that information into the way they approach you.

If you happen to be a competitive individual, for instance, they might use timed quizzes and challenge you to beat your previous high scores and times for a reward. If you're someone who's a more visual learner, they might turn to flashcards. If you're someone who's an aural learner, they might leverage mnemonic devices to improve recall. Customized instruction like this can make your preparation more effective.

Philadelphia ACT tutoring can boost your confidence. There's no denying that taking a test like the ACT can be stressful. There's a lot riding on the outcome and a lot that goes into preparing for it. In working with Philadelphia ACT tutors, you can experience anxiety relief in knowing you've covered your bases.

Your instructor can be a source of affirmation both for the efforts you've put forward and the achievements you've reached. As you set goals and reach them, your self-esteem can increase. All of this matters because increased confidence and decreased anxiety can improve your focus and performance on the day of the exam.

How can I get connected with Philadelphia ACT tutors near me?

Varsity Tutors can get you going with Philadelphia ACT tutoring in as few as 24 hours. You don't need to worry about scheduling because our educational consultants work to match you with an instructor whose schedule already fits with yours. Whether you're most comfortable working at home or somewhere like the Parkway Central Library, all you need is a reliable internet connection. Just log on to the Live Learning Platform, link up with your instructor via video chat, document sharing, and the virtual library, and you're off to the races. There's no excuse for waiting. Contact Varsity Tutors online or by phone and get going today!

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