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I have a Masters Degree in Communications and years teaching in this field. My approach to the ACT English section is to help students understand the best timing, triage and test strategies to accomplish their goal in this section.
Together we work on helping the student learn to approach most questions in 30 seconds and to quickly determine if the answer meets all the needed criteria to be correct. Is the answer complete, consistent, clear, and concise?
My students average a several point bump in this section from previously taken ACT.
After working with me the average student sees a several point bump in their math score.
We work on timing and triage strategies. Starting from the student's college goals we set a subject specific goal and learn exactly how many questions the student needs to get right to accomplish this goal. The student will learn which questions to skip and which to attempt on test day. The student learns timing strategies for each particular type of math problem.
The student will take 8 practice ACTs with me and from those we create a tailored math homework schedule to work with the student's strengths and shore up any weaknesses. We review the 100 most covered topics on the ACT math section and customize the math tutoring very specifically to the student based on how easy and hard they find each particular type of question.
The average student will see a several point bump in this section after working with me. A recent student achieved a perfect 36!
The student will learn how to scan and quickly read the passages. She will learn how to use keywords, question stems and process of elimination to move quickly and correctly through the test.
The student learns how to correctly triage a passage and order questions from easiest to hardest in each passage and get the timing of the test under control.
Even the most reluctant reader and test anxious students see improvement using these strategies.
The typical student sees a several point bump in scores on this section after working with me. I teach students timing, triage and test strategies.
The student will learn how to approach each of the three different types of passages (Experiments, Charts and Graphs, and Fighting Scientists). The student will learn how to identify every question on the ACT as either a look it up, analysis or prediction question. The student will learn how to use those discoveries and process of elimination to answer any question on this section.
I help student's gain confidence in this section by teaching them how they can find every answer from the information available on the test itself, very little previous science knowledge required.
I have experience teaching research and study skills to junior high and senior high students. I can help students organize their projects and classes and find a working balance to achieve all their goals. I have experience teaching test prep skills and organization skills to students from the 3rd - high school levels.