Excel Edge, Inc’s. “ACT 36 Test Prep” – Offered at Brother Rice to college bound juniors. The ACT 36 class is 9 weeks, beginning in late January and ending in late March. ACT 36 is offered on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00PM, or on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00PM. The cost ofACT 36 is $325. The ACT 36 class covers the 5 sections of the ACT test (English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, Writing), as well as test taking tips and strategies. A scored practice ACT test is also included. Students can register online at www.exceledgeinc.com, or they can pick up applications in the Counseling office. Applications are typically due before Christmas break.
Act Up Speed Reading – Offered at Brother Rice to students of all grade levels. The ACT is written as a 4 hour test but they allow just 3 hours to finish. Because of this most students rush through and their scores suffer as a result. In our single, three hour session we will give your student the ability to raise their reading speed to a level that allows them to navigate the test far more comfortably, resulting in better success. On average, our students’ speeds are raised by 100 wpm by the end of class. This skill will also energize them with their current homework as well with the amount of work that awaits them in college.
This program was designed and is taught by state certified reading specialists and costs $189.00. To register or to learn more about us, our teachers and to see testimonials from students and parents visit www.actupspeedreading.com.
ACT Online Prep – Offered online at www.actstudent.org/onlineprep/. This online resource includes two scored practice ACT tests, one scored practice Writing test, content review for the four required sections of the ACT (English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science), test taking strategies, and a diagnostic test and personalized study path. The cost for a one-year subscription is $21.95.
The Real ACT Prep Guide – This book includes 5 practice tests used in previous test administrations, explanation for right and wrong answers, test-taking strategies for each section of the ACT test (English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, Writing), preparation techniques, etc. The cost of The Real ACT Prep Guide is $30.95. Order at www.actstudent.org/testprep/book.html.
ACT Question of the Day – A new ACT test practice question is posted each day at www.act.org/qotd. There is no fee.
REVOLUTION PREP – Offers a variety of ACT Prep courses, available online or in person (individual, small group and classroom). Each course includes 18 hours of live instruction, 5 full-length practice exams, Revolution’s curriculum guide, full score improvement guarantee, and unlimited access to PrepFest. Courses start at $599. For more information, visit Revolution Prep’s website at www.revolutionprep.com.
Number2’s “ACT Companion” – The ACT Companion is offered online and it is free. The ACT Companion tutorial teaches the student how to approach each kind of question, lets the student practice questions at his own pace, and monitors the student’s progress. The site automatically adapts to the students skill level. For more information, visit Numbers2’s website at www.number2.com.
Princeton Review – Offers a variety of ACT Prep courses, available online and in the classroom setting (Private Tutoring, Ultimate Courses, Fundamental Courses, SAT/ACT Dual Mastery, Self-Paced Study, and Books). Prices for each course vary. For more information, visit Princeton Review’s website at www.princetonreview.com.
Jeanius Prep – Offers ACT Prep courses throughout the year at multiple locations (south suburbs). The course will prepare students for the four sections of the ACT (English Mathematics, Reading, and Science). Courses are also available for the optional Writing section of the ACT test. The basic course lasts 7 weeks; the student attends a two-hour class each week. The student is expected to complete take-home ACT work. The current cost of a course ranges from $180 to $370. For more information, please visit Jeanius Prep’s website at www.jeaniusprep.com.
Kaplan Test Prep – Offers four ACT Prep courses, available online and at Kaplan (ACT On Demand, ACT Classroom, ACT Classroom Anywhere, and Unlimited Prep). Prices for these course options range from $299 to $1,099. Individual tutoring is also available. Prices start at $2,699. For more information, visit Kaplan’s website at www.kaptest.com/College/ACT/index.html.
Huntington Learning Center – Offers three ACT Prep courses at Huntington Learning Center (Premier Program, 28-Hour Program, and 10-Hour Program). Individual tutoring is also available. Prices for each course varies. For more information, visit Huntington’s website at www.huntingtonhelps.com/program/act.
Varsity Tutors – Offers private-in home ACT Tutoring by highly credentialed tutors in Chicago, IL. For more information, visit Varsity Tutor’s website at www.varsitytutors.com/chicago-act-tutoring.
Study Point – Offers individual tutoring for the ACT test. For more information, visit Study Point’s website at www.studypoint.com/chicago-act-tutoring.php.
McGraw Hill – Offers two free online practice tests with explanations for every question. Also offers problem-solving videos. For more information, visit McGraw Hill’s website at www.mhpracticeplus.com/act.php.
Free Test Prep – Offers hundreds of free ACT practice questions. Each practice quiz has video solutions in which an expert ACT test preparation tutor provides in depth explanations to the test questions you missed. For more information, visit Free Test Prep’s website at www.freetestprep.com.