ACT Preparation might rouse anxiety and fear in your heart. Like many students, you might have begun hearing murmurs about the ACT as early as middle school. As you progress through school, you hear horror stories, about how Johnny the valedictorian failed the test (there is no such thing as failing the ACT). Or you might have heard how Jenny, the perfect student, had a nervous breakdown during her final ACT. Now, when someone asks her a question, she stammers, “I need more time, I need more time! I didn’t finish! I’m so smart…how could I not finish?!” And then she falls down and starts sobbing in a fetal position.
You hear these dreadful rumors about the ACT, imbuing it with ever more fearful properties. By the time you start preparing for the ACT, it has become this invincible chimera and you shudder at the mere invocation of its name. This is not unusual.
Upcoming ACT Dates
ACT Preparation Without The Hype
With help from mcstutoring, you begin progressive desensitization. As you take Real ACT Practice Tests and review them along with guidance from mcstutoring, you become more familiar with the test. Over time, the test morphs from a scary unknown to a benign task. As you encounter it yourself, you realize that it is challenging, but you can conquer parts of it. Gradually, you realize there is more and more you understand. You realize you can score in the 31-32 range without completing all of the sections.
Keeping everything specific helps keep you focused. Without concrete goals and actions, you will find yourself adrift in the seas of self-doubt. Mcstutoring helps to keep everything specific to help keep you focused on what YOU can do, not what others are doing.
You can embark on the path to learning, to improving your ACT score point by point. Check the table above for upcoming test dates and registration deadlines. Then, set up an introductory session to let mcstutoring guide you through your ACT Preparation.
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A Personalized Approached To ACT Prep For Your Student
Most students who need a high ACT score are already busy with extracurriculars, sports, and AP classes. They needn’t be burdened with boring, even condescending ACT prep.
That’s why mcstutoring caters to your student’s needs. Perhaps your child needs help with using the TI-84 graphing calculator. Maybe it’s work on the ACT English Test. Your child could need help with the math section. At mcstutoring, we can focus on your student’s needs. And do so in a manner that’s engaging and non-judgmental.
How ACT Preparation Works
First, your student will take a practice test. It will be from the makers of the ACT so that your student is taking a real test with real questions. Most test prep companies have test with questions that are harder than you’ll find on a real ACT. Also, their grading scale tends to be more severe than that of the real ACT. Lastly, the topics on these companies’ tests often don’t reflect the topics you’ll find on a real ACT.
Second, by taking and then scoring your test, your student will establish their baseline score. As this is a recent test (taken within 2 weeks of your introductory session with mcstutoring), we will find out your student’s current strengths and weaknesses. Though your child might have taken a REAL ACT over a month ago, you’ll want her/him to take a recent test so that the material is still fresh in their mind. Anything over 2 weeks old simply will not do.
Third, you’ll set your introductory session. Your student’s first session will be for an hour. That will give us enough time to cover at least 2 sections of the practice test (likely, we’ll start with the 2 math sections). During this time your student can gauge whether they are benefitting from SAT prep with mcstutoring and would like to continue.
There is no high-pressure sales here. Definitely take your time to decide whether you’d like to continue. And feel free to try out different tutoring services and centers. We’re confident we can help and don’t need to rely on high-pressure sales tactics, Russian closes, or other mind games to win your business.
Ease And Flexibility Of Scheduling For Your ACT Preparation
Many of us have busy and often variable schedules. If this is the case for you or your student, you will enjoy the ease and flexibility of scheduling sessions with mcstutoring. Whether you are seeking help for test preparation or math tutoring, scheduling with the Acuity scheduler is fantastic.
First, you can schedule sessions as often or as seldom as you wish. That allows for flexibility in scheduling. If you need a session one week and then not for another month, that’s fine. The scheduler allows for that.
Second, you can schedule sessions for 30 or 60-minute increments. Sometimes students have only a few questions they want to cover. The availability of 30-minute sessions allows for them to set these short sessions when they need. Also, if your student needs a 90-minute session, you can schedule a 60-minute session followed by a 30-minute session.
Third, payment is a breeze. You can pay via PayPal using the scheduler. If you already have a PayPal account, you are fine. If not, PayPal accepts credit cards and even checks. Should you have a balance in your account at the end of the school year, you will be refunded the remaining balance.