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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 understands how stressful ACT preparation can be, and if you're looking for good options for you or your student in or around the Minneapolis area, they can get you connected with the best Minneapolis ACT tutors. As a major college admissions exam, the ACT is meant to measure college preparedness. It's a standardized exam assessing knowledge in a set number of areas and evaluating specific cognitive skills. Given the stakes and difficulty involved, preparation is highly recommended. Our educational consultants can provide insight into the ways working with a private instructor can help and how to get going.

How can working with Minneapolis ACT tutors near me help me prepare for the exam?

One of the most laborious aspects of getting ready for the ACT is reviewing the material likely to be covered on the exam. This is because each section demands different levels of comprehension. There are four sections on the standard ACT: Reading, English, Math, and Science. On the Reading and English sections, questions are more conceptual. There are no passages or books you can review ahead of time to memorize. Instead, questions require you to apply skills you've developed throughout your coursework demonstrating reading comprehension and reasoning. On the Math section, you're again required to demonstrate skills, but in this area, it's much more concrete. Topics include coordinate and plane geometry, trigonometry, pre-algebra, and elementary and intermediate algebra. On the Science section, questions require students to demonstrate knowledge of concepts like the Scientific Method, but the questions require much more recall, covering topics like chemistry, Earth/space sciences, biology, and physics. This is all complicated by the variance in time when students take the exam and course loads. Most students sit for the ACT as juniors, but it's open to sophomores and seniors as well. Depending on your interests and where you go to school, you may or may not have recently studied these subjects.

Here is where working with Minneapolis ACT tutors to review the material can come in handy. They can start out by assessing your strengths and weaknesses. For the English and Reading sections, they can offer up sample passages and ask you to apply the necessary skills, evaluating where you're at and where you could use some additional practice. For the Math section, practice questions can reveal what topics you already have a strong grip on and where you might be struggling. For the Science section, a cursory overview of the subject matter can highlight where a deep dive might be beneficial. The end result of such a review can be a custom lesson plan that yields thorough preparation for any question the ACT can throw your way.

It might be tempting to say such a review seems unnecessary. After all, students sitting for the ACT are usually in the thick of studying much of the material on which they're about to be tested. However, there is a significant benefit to engaging in such a review no matter what. Even if it turns out you're pretty well prepared on all of these subjects, the review can refresh your memory on the pertinent details just before the test, which can only serve to improve recall when it comes time to put pencil to paper. However, if it turns out that there are, in fact, areas where you could improve, the review not only gives you an opportunity to address these areas but to study more efficiently than you might have otherwise.

Minneapolis ACT tutors can also help you prepare to perform within the parameters established by the exam. The test itself is comprised of multiple-choice questions, the exception being a single essay question posed on an optional Writing section. However, you can potentially improve your preparation by practicing for the structure of the test with Minneapolis ACT tutoring. First, your instructor can expose you to the likely verbiage you're going to encounter. For all the reviewing in the world, tricky phrasing can trip up the best of us. If you're familiar with the wording used by the test, though, you can better demonstrate your comprehension. Second, Minneapolis ACT tutors can teach you different strategies for navigating the test. These might include time management tactics like skipping over confusing questions so you don't run out of time or eliminating unlikely answers so you can contemplate other choices more efficiently. Third, they can administer practice tests. This can help you get used to performing under pressure and can help you track your progress during the preparation process.

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

A major benefit of Minneapolis ACT tutoring is that you get one-on-one attention from an expert. Varsity Tutors works to make sure Minneapolis ACT tutors have the knowledge and experience necessary to thoroughly prepare students for the ACT, but they also evaluate instructors on their communication skills. This is important because even the smartest person in the world can struggle as an instructor if they can't effectively impart that knowledge. During your sessions, you'll have the chance to ask questions and get answers in real-time. This can clear up confusion and help you strengthen comprehension as you go.

Minneapolis ACT tutoring can be adapted to your specific learning needs, which is an advantage over other preparation options. In a classroom setting, the instructor is tied to a curriculum. They have a set amount of material they have to cover in a short period of time and a whole class of students to consider. They can't just pivot because one student is bored or has a particular need. Minneapolis ACT tutors, on the other hand, can do exactly that. They aren't going to waste your time beating a dead horse if it turns out you don't need extra help with algebra. If it turns out you do need some extra time on geometry, though, they can shift around the lesson plan to spend as much time as is necessary to get you comfortable with the material. These sessions are about you and your preparation.

Minneapolis ACT tutoring can help you build up confidence, too. It can be intimidating to study in a classroom setting. In a one-on-one setting, that pressure is off. You have a safe space to make mistakes and learn from them. Because the sessions take place on an individual basis, you have a chance to establish trust and build a relationship with your instructor. Minneapolis ACT tutors can be a source of affirmation and positive reinforcement, helping you keep a positive outlook and improve your self-esteem. Confidence can play a big role in your performance on the big day, so this can only benefit you in the long run.

How can I get started with Minneapolis ACT tutoring?

Varsity Tutors can help set you up with Minneapolis ACT tutoring in as few as 24 hours. Our educational consultants work to find you an instructor whose schedule works with your own, and you get to pick a study setting that works with your learning preferences, whether that's the comfort of your kitchen table or the quiet bustle of the Hosmer Library. Just log on to the Live Learning Platform, connect with your instructor using video chat, the virtual whiteboard, and document sharing, and away you go! Contact Varsity Tutors today to get going.

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