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Connect with one of our expert ACT prep experts who can help your student learn the techniques and find the confidence to master the ACT.
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Complete our full-length ACT diagnostic test to gauge your strengths and weaknesses, and we’ll create an adaptable learning plan customized specifically for you. Simple. And somewhat magical.
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Because every student is unique in how they learn, we hand pick one of our ACT experts based on location, personality and availability. Our ACT tutors have helped hundreds of students get into their dream schools.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing we stand behind our service. We guarantee you and your student will be 100% satisfied with your experience and the results achieved.
Top ACT Experts Delivering Top Scores
How do we know you’ll get a great tutor or instructor? Well, we only choose to work with the absolute best, which starts with an intensive vetting process (interviews, background checks, simulated tutoring sessions). Then we hand pick the right one based on location, specific needs and personality.
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1. How many sections does the ACT have?
5 total – 2 verbal, 1 math, 1 science, and 1 optional essay
|Section 1 (English)||75||45 minutes|
|Section 2 (Mathematics)||60||60 minutes|
|Section 3 (Reading)||40||35 minutes|
|Section 4 (Science)||40||35 minutes|
|Section 5 (Writing)||1||40 minutes|
2. How many times can my child take the ACT?
As many times as you would like! Most students will take the ACT 2-3 times during their 11th grade and 12th grade years.
3. How is the ACT scored?
Each section of the ACT is scored out of 36, and then averaged together to get a composite score. There is also an optional essay section.
4. How is the essay scored?
The optional essay is scored in 4 categories (Ideas & Analysis, Development & Support, Organization, and Language use) on a scale of 2-12, and then averaged to get your overall essay score. A rubric is available from the ACT website here.
5. What is a good ACT score?
Test scores only make up on component of college admissions, but top 20 schools in Los Angeles such as UCLA and USC typically look for scores in the 29-34 range from their applicants. Less competitive schools like Pepperdine will typically look for scores in the 26-31 range.
6. Where do I find ACT practice tests?
Most prep books will have a few practice tests included, but some may vary in difficulty and accuracy. For the most accurate test results, “The Real ACT Prep Guide” is the only official book created by ACT. LA Tutors also offers proctored exams which better simulate the official testing environment. You can register for a practice exam here: Proctored ACT Registration. You can also take practice tests at home with our free proctored videos, where a recorded proctor will time your sections, announce remaining time, and coordinate breaks: Proctored ACT Practice Test Video
7. When should I start studying for the ACT?
Once you’ve taken a practice test and have an idea of your baseline score, you should plan around how much improvement you’d like to see. Most students will prep at least a few months before their test, and review for 1-2 months before their second and/or third sittings.
Personalized Game Plan
Below is an example of four individualized curricula we offer for ACT test preparation.
2-5 Weeks Prep Time
Ideal for students who want an ACT crash course in test-prep strategy, would like to focus on one section of the ACT, are looking to make short-term gains, or have limited time.
5-10 Weeks Prep Time
Ideal for students close to their target score who want basic help on the ACT essentials, or extensive tutoring on one to two sections.
2-4 Months Prep Time
Ideal for students who want a comprehensive review of the entire ACT test, including test-taking strategies, and are looking for a significant score increase.
3-5 Months Prep Time
Ideal for students who want extensive help with the entire ACT test, including test-taking strategies and all academic content, and are looking to maximize their score increase.