The ACT exam, or American College Testing exam, is a standardized test high school students take during their high school junior or senior year. Colleges rely on the test scores as they evaluate your child’s application. Scholarship committees at colleges and private organizations also use the test scores to award college funds.
Because the test measures your student’s readiness for academic college classes, he or she must exhibit mastery in four areas.
- English – 75 questions measure your student’s ability to write, understand and speak English.
- Math – 60 questions determine your child’s mathematical abilities and skills.
- Reading – 40 questions test your student’s reading comprehension.
- Science – 40 questions measure your child’s ability to interpret, analyze and evaluate data. It also tests reasoning and problem solving skills in natural science subjects and daily life.
- Writing – Optional, this test determines your student’s writing skills.
The ACT is offered six times a year. Your student can retake the test up to 12 times then include the best score on college and scholarship applications. Over half of all retakes result in higher composite scores, but nearly one-half of all retakes result in lower composite scores.
Be prepared the first time or brush up on skills for the retake with the Louisville ACT Prep Tutors at Kotey Tutoring.
Our experienced tutors give your child a practice exam. With those results, we prepare an individualized learning plan. If your child scored poorly on math, we’ll provide worksheets, visual cues and personalized instruction in math. If your child needs to improve his or her reading comprehension, we’ll work on those areas.
The academic portions of the ACT are important, but your child may need exam day strategies that combat stress and pressure to perform well. We help your student learn how to relax before and during the test. We also teach test-taking strategies so your child can finish the exam in a timely manner instead of rushing through it or taking too much time on difficult questions.
The tutoring professionals, at Kotey Tutoring, can’t sit beside your child during the ACT exam, but we will prepare your student for exam day. From brushing up on academic skills to improving his or her test taking ability, we help your child prove that he or she is ready for college.