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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!!

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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 In-Home and Online ACT Tutoring in Silicon Valley, CA

Receive personally tailored ACT lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with in-home and online tutoring that offers flexible scheduling and your choice of locations.

How can a tutor help you master the ACT?

The Varsity Tutors educational directors can find you an expert ACT tutor in Silicon Valley, CA, to cater to your child's specific needs. The tutor may start by assessing where your child is at in the subjects on the ACT, which are English, math, reading, science, and an optional writing section, looking specifically for strengths and weaknesses. With that information, the tutor can develop a customized study plan that may improve your child's knowledge in all areas while getting rid of weak points. Your child could receive immediate feedback in every tutoring session on what they're doing right and wrong, keeping them on track for ACT success.

Our educational directors enjoy helping students in Silicon Valley find independent ACT tutors. The ACT is one of the most important tests your child could take on their educational journey. Achieving a high score could help them get into the most competitive schools and open up more financial aid opportunities. Considering how important the ACT is, it's worth it to have your child spend extra time preparing with a qualified tutor. It might give them a major edge over other test takers. The ACT is only a few hours long, so there's no faster way for your child to potentially improve their academic profile before applying to schools.

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Session Summaries by ACT Tutors

ACT Tutoring review by Kristen in Silicon Valley, CA
We covered two sections for the upcoming test: reading (historical passages, narrative styles, tone, main themes, making inferences, identifying arguments, comparing two passages and arguments) and writing (practice prompt argument structure).
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ACT Tutoring review by Elizabeth in Silicon Valley, CA
We did one practice writing test and talked about strategies for that test. We also did two reading and two English passages.
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ACT Tutoring review by Ian in Silicon Valley, CA
This session we went over the math section of an assessment practice test. We reviewed a few concepts that the student needed to review-- mainly trigonometry/ geometry concepts-- and looked at different ways to solve the problems. We talked a lot about visualizing the problems or rewording them in ways that are more accessible or understandable-- converting from math-speak to plain-speak, as it were. We also looked at solving problems by working from the 'top-down,' that is identifying the last step needed to get the answer, then figuring out what is needed to get to information to perform that last step, then figure out what is needed to get the information for that, and so on until we reach the information that we are given and can climb our way back up to the answer. Next session we will go over the English and science sections.
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ACT Tutoring review by Daniel in Silicon Valley, CA
We started with a math concept review as usual, then practiced sections in math, English, science, and reading. The student continues to improve in all sections, but particularly in math.
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ACT Tutoring review by Christopher in Silicon Valley, CA
The student did very well understanding math and science sections, but made small mistakes in both sections. If she focuses on minimizing those mistakes she will do much better next test. I encourage her to work more deliberately and double-check her work to prevent these avoidable errors.
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ACT Tutoring review by Madeline in Silicon Valley, CA
The student and I focused on arithmetic reasoning for the first half of the session. Rate problems, ratio, and percentage problems integrated into word problems were our main focus. I pointed out the need to work backwards from the question to determine what was needed to answer the question in order to determine how to utilize the information provided in the word problem. This was a good opportunity to point out the process of interpreting a word problem and developing a plan to solve. We then moved on to science focusing on evaluating experimental design and identifying elements of experimental design. This is a good basis for the science section because often questions not directly related to experimental design are easier to approach if one can identify these elements to understand the data represented and how it has been represented.
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