Inspirica’s Approach ToACT Test Preparation
Inspirica has been preparing students for the ACT for more than 30 years. In those three decades, we have seen each type of question and every variation of question type. We have created our own proprietary test strategies using our vast knowledge of the test. Additionally, on a pedagogical and psychological level, our expert tutors have worked with every type of student and will know how best to inspire and motivate your child to achieve his or her personal best score on the ACT.
The ACT is the most popular college entrance examination in the United States, accepted by more schools now than even the SAT. Therefore, preparing for success on this test is more important than ever.
Our approach is, of course, personalized. Each tutor uses the initial diagnostic to craft an individualized course of action focusing primarily on shoring up strengths and giving most attention to areas that need strengthening. Our preparation has both a strategic and a psychological component because scoring well means going into the test with both a mastery of the material and an attitude of confidence and success.
As a parent, you are critically important to the process as well. Your Educational Consultant will regularly communicate with you via progress reports, answering your questions and letting you know how you might be able to help. You are one of the most important members of the team that includes your tutor, your Educational Consultant, the Inspirica staff—and, of course, your child! All of us together share the singular goal of having your child reach his or her personal best on test day, when we can all breathe a sigh of relief and celebrate!
Frequently Asked Questions
ACT Test Preparation 101
The ACT is one of two standardized reasoning tests for college applicants; the other is the SAT. Though the ACT is a less familiar name to some than the SAT, it is now taken by more students than the SAT each year and is accepted at all major colleges and universities in place of the SAT. The ACT is composed of four multiple-choice sections—english, math, reading, and science reasoning—and one optional essay section, each scored out of 36. As a reasoning test, the ACT seeks to measure a student’s reasoning abilities more than to measure specialized content knowledge, but the content is not easy. For example, though the science section emphasizes analysis of charts and graphs over memorization of facts, familiarity with the methodology and thinking the test utilises is paramount. Every Inspirica tutor has intimate knowledge of ACT content and can help a student feel comfortable and in control of his or her testing experience. The other major challenge of the ACT is pacing: the ACT moves fast! Students who have never previously had timing issues on standardized tests may find themselves rushing to finish the ACT. An Inspirica tutor will help students move efficiently through the test, allowing each student to get as much as possible from the limited time allotted!