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The ACT® is a tough test, but it is an important step in your teen’s future. Our ACT® tutors have excellent strategies that will prepare their students for the big day. We also stand by our tutors and guarantee a higher score*

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The ACT® Test

The ACT® is a standardized test that measures a student’s readiness for college-level coursework and is often a key part of the college admissions process. Historically, this has been the less popular test of the two major college admissions exams (the other being the SAT®). The American College Test is a multiple-choice exam composed of four sections: English, math, reading, and science. There is also an optional writing section. Each section is scored on a scale of 1-36, and the overall composite score is the average of the four section scores. The purpose of the ACT® is to assess a student’s ability to analyze and solve problems, read and comprehend complex texts, and write effectively under time constraints, skills that are essential for success in college.

ACT® Test Difficulty

The ACT® test is not designed to be tricky, but it can be challenging. The questions are designed to test a student’s critical thinking, problem-solving, and time management skills. It requires students to recall information, apply concepts, and evaluate arguments quickly and accurately. Assessing test difficulty is in the eye of the beholder. It will depend on the student’s level of preparation, familiarity with the subject areas, and how well the student manages time in a test setting.

Additionally, some questions may be perceived to be more or less difficult based on format (such as if they are multiple-choice, grid-in, or free-response). Expectations and goals could factor into how difficult a test-taker finds the exam. Practice will play a large role in how challenging the test is for any given student, which may warrant ACT® tutoring.

Hiring an ACT® Tutor

Your teen’s ACT® scores often play a big role in their college admissions. To get ready for the ACT®, many parents will turn to tutors to support their children. Tutoring can strengthen a student’s confidence by providing them with support via personalized lesson plans that help them achieve their best score. However, choosing an ACT® tutor that is the best fit for their needs can be very challenging and time consuming. It’s usually worth it though, as an ACT® tutor increases the odds that your child will gain an advantage over other students which may help them get into their preferred college.

ACT® Tutor Evaluation

As you seek to prepare your child with all the necessary resources to succeed, you should consider how to properly evaluate ACT® tutoring options. Several key areas to consider include:

Qualifications and Experience 
A reputable ACT® tutor should have adequate qualifications, often with a degree and experience in their subject of expertise (such as the types of math present on the exam). Some tutors may be very smart about ACT® subjects, but not qualified to teach concepts because they lack the proper certification and experience.

Personalized Teaching Approach 
Not all students learn the same way. Therefore, it is essential to find an ACT® tutor who offers a personalized teaching style that suits your child’s learning needs. A tutor can identify a student’s strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles, and use this information to create an effective plan. Find a tutor who can analyze your child’s needs and customize their teaching approach to ensure that your child will be able to maximize their learning potential.

Schedule Flexibility 
ACT® tutors need to be flexible to suit your child’s schedule and learning pace. Find a tutor who can accommodate your and your child’s availability, including weekends and evenings. Flexibility in scheduling ensures you get the best out of the tutor’s services, and your child will have ample time to balance their schoolwork, extracurriculars and tutoring sessions.

How Our ACT® Tutors Can Help

Score Improvement

We know how important a good score is to your child’s future. Our ACT® tutors provide simple and effective tips, tricks, and test day prep that will have a big impact on their performance.

Develop Student Confidence

As the tutor gets to know the student, they will develop rapport, adapt to their learning abilities, and use positive reinforcement to help build confidence that will drive further grade improvement and success.

Build Strong Study Habits

During tutoring sessions, Stride’s ACT® tutors will teach students how to stay focused and allocate their study time in the most effective manner possible.

Find the Best ACT® Tutor for Your Teen

The ACT® is a big moment. We understand that and want to help your teen rise to the occasion by giving them the tools to succeed. With Stride Tutoring, you’ll get:

  • Screened & background-checked ACT® tutors you can trust
  • Stride Tutoring stands by its services with a grade & satisfaction guarantee*
  • State-certified teachers who understand student needs
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ACT® Tutoring Courses

Stride Tutoring is proud of the highly-qualified tutors we offer covering all sections of the ACT®. This includes reading, math, science, and writing. Our ACT® tutors tout active state teaching certifications and are true experts in these courses. Find your teen’s subject below to search for an ACT® tutor today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much can Stride tutors help my child improve their overall ACT® scores by?

Depending on how many subject areas a student is tutored in, they could expect a 3-5 point improvement. However, individual results may vary based on factors such as the student’s starting point, dedication, engagement, and consistency with attending lessons.

What qualifications and experience do Stride ACT® tutors have?

The ACT® consists of five sections: English, math, reading, science, and an optional essay. Stride tutors are experts in these areas and are here to guide students through the sections of the test that they find most challenging.

How do ACT® tutors customize study plans to focus on specific sections of the ACT® test?

Stride ACT® online tutors customize study plans by assessing the student’s strengths and weaknesses, identifying areas that require improvement, and developing targeted strategies to address those specific sections. This includes providing practice materials, quizzes, focused instruction, and test-taking techniques to help students enhance their performance in the specific sections of the ACT®.

How many tutoring sessions might my child need to prepare for the ACT®?

The number of tutoring sessions required for ACT® preparation depends on various factors, including the student’s starting point, goals, and level of preparation. Typically, students engage in multiple sessions, with most finding value in a series of sessions to cover all relevant topics and enhance their test-taking strategies.

Which section of the ACT® is the hardest for students?

The level of difficulty of each ACT® section can vary for different students based on their individual strengths and weaknesses. Each section requires specific skills, and our tutors are here to help students strengthen those skills, overcome challenges, and improve their overall ACT® performance. While math is generally perceived as a harder subject than other sections, the reading section can be unusually challenging due to the timed element.