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My son needed to raise his English ACT score above a 30 for a scholarship. He took the ACT twice and received a score of 25 on both attempts. With 24 hours of instruction from Varsity Tutors he made a 33. We're so thankful to his instructor Winter, he was marvelous!!

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My son needed to raise his English ACT score above a 30 for a scholarship. He took the ACT twice and received a score of 25 on both attempts. With 24 hours of instruction from Varsity Tutors he made a 33. We're so thankful to his instructor Winter, he was marvelous!!

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Varsity Tutors helped our son raise his SAT over 100 points, and his ACT 3 points, which resulted in being accepted at all of the schools he applied to. We were very happy with our instructor and will definitely utilize VT again for our other children.

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Great experience with knowledgeable instructor who stayed on topic and explained in an understandable way. Raised my ACT score in the Math area by 9 points.

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Receive personally tailored lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with in-home and online tutoring that offers flexible scheduling and your choice of locations. Varsity Tutors helps thousands of people asking, "How do I connect with the best tutors near me?"

If you're interested in connecting with Washington DC ACT tutors but aren't sure how to get started, Varsity Tutors can refer you to a private instructor in as little as 24 hours. The ACT is a high-stakes standardized exam that colleges across the country may use as part of their admissions process. Test scores aren't everything, but you'll want to do your best in order to make your application as strong as possible. Professional Washington DC ACT tutoring can be a great way to kick your test prep up a notch as you pursue your academic goals. Please continue reading to learn more about how a private instructor could be a wise investment for you.

What are some of the benefits associated with Washington DC ACT tutoring?

The ACT tests four different subjects (Math, Reading, English, Science) and Writing if you decide to take the ACT Plus Writing, and most review courses divide their time evenly between them. Is that really the best option for you?

An academic mentor can design a customized study plan for your unique needs to enhance your study efficiency. If you're confident in your reading comprehension skills, your instructor can concentrate on other aspects of the test to keep your sessions as engaging as possible. If you're uncomfortable with the content on the Math portion, your private educator can keep providing explanations and examples until you feel ready to move on. In short, Washington DC ACT tutors can present material to you at a pace you're comfortable with to help you develop a deeper understanding of relevant academic concepts.

Likewise, the best Washington DC ACT tutors can forge a personal rapport with their pupils that allows them to incorporate their preferred learning style into study sessions for maximal efficiency. If you're a visual learner, flashcards can be a great way to review English language conventions in advance of your test date. Alternatively, an auditory learner could benefit from a lecture-based format covering the same information. If you've always been a kinesthetic learner who studies best by doing, your instructor can provide additional practice problems until you're comfortable with a given topic. There is no "correct" way to prepare for the ACT, so why not choose a methodology you're familiar with?

A private instructor can also help you work on any specific academic skills you might need on test day. If you could stand to retain more of the information you read, active reading strategies such as note-taking can prove very helpful for the English, Reading, and Writing portions of the exam. If you're having a hard time manipulating your calculator for the Math section, your instructor can provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to do so.

Many students also find it easier to ask for assistance in a one-on-one learning environment compared to a crowded classroom setting, allowing you to address any misunderstandings before they spiral out of control. A private instructor can also return your completed assignments to you promptly, so you can review any mistakes while the thought processes that produced them remain fresh in your mind.

How can Washington DC ACT tutors near me help me prepare for my exam?

The ACT lasts two hours and 55 minutes, while the ACT Plus Writing lasts three hours and 35 minutes. Every section of the test is timed separately, so you cannot "bank" time on one section to apply to another. Washington DC ACT tutors can teach you time-saving strategies to help you get to every question.

For example, every section of the ACT is multiple-choice except the Writing section. You can review how to eliminate some of the incorrect answer choices and take a guess so that you don't spend too long puzzling over a single item. There is no penalty for guessing, so even a blind guess is preferable to leaving something blank.

Similarly, Washington DC ACT tutors can show you how to outline your essay before you start composing it. It may seem counterintuitive to spend test time on something that won't be graded, but outlines save time in the long run by giving you something to refer back to if you forget what you wanted to say next. The ACT essay also requires you to refer back to at least one of three provided perspectives in your piece, and consulting your outline is almost certainly faster than digging through the provided document for an important detail.

You can even take practice exams during Washington DC ACT tutoring sessions to develop a sense of what to expect on test day. Experiencing the time available to you firsthand can make it easier to budget appropriately. You can also discover how the ACT presents words such as "except" and "not" that completely change an item's meaning, allowing you to respond accordingly. Most importantly, you can review your responses with your instructor to discover where you are improving and any areas of opportunity that could use more work.

Are you sure that I will be able to fit Washington DC ACT tutoring into my busy lifestyle?

We understand how busy high school students are today, so we strive to make Washington DC ACT tutoring as convenient as possible. We handle all of the research that goes into finding you the right instructor, allowing you to focus on other things. We also try to keep your scheduling needs in mind when recommending an instructor to you, mitigating annoying scheduling conflicts. We can even arrange your choice of online or in-person study sessions for an extra layer of flexibility.

If you opt for online sessions, you will be able to meet with Washington DC ACT tutors on our exclusive Live Learning Platform for maximal convenience. Our platform is a mobile-friendly classroom, so your study sessions can take place anywhere with a solid internet connection. If you want to meet your instructor without leaving your living room, that's fine. If you'd rather study in a quiet place such as the Mt Pleasant Library, that's okay too. The choice is yours.

Our Live Learning Platform also offers several powerful features that can make digital instruction just as effective as in-person tutoring. Integrated practice problems and a shared document editor allow your instructor to see how you're approaching a given question, so they can intervene if you take a wrong turn. Video chat functionality allows you to see and hear your instructor as if you were in the same room, so asking for help is as simple as raising your hand. Best of all, our platform records all study sessions automatically so that you can go back for a refresher course whenever you like. Who knew Washington DC ACT tutoring could be so convenient?

Can I connect with Washington DC ACT tutors near me today?

If you were to try and find Washington DC ACT tutors on your own, you would need to somehow verify that any candidate had the scheduling flexibility, ACT knowledge, and communication skills you're searching for. Who has the time for that? Instead, let the experts at Varsity Tutors refer you to a knowledgeable private instructor who suits your scheduling and academic needs. Friendly Educational Consultants are currently available to address any concerns you may have, so contact us by phone or online today to get the process going!

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