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Varsity Tutors is proud to offer numerous resources to help students prepare for the ACT exam, including an Oklahoma City ACT course. This instructor-led online course provides a collaborative environment for students to review their subjects and receive invaluable test prep help. If you attend an area school like Memorial High School or Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, the study time and effort you put in now can make a difference in your future.
The ACT is one assessment used by college admissions departments to measure your proficiency in many areas. It can show whether you can read, write, and reason at a college level. But you must not only excel in your core subjects to perform your best. The length of the exam puts your endurance to the test while learning the format and useful test-taking skills can prepare you for what's to come. An Oklahoma City ACT prep course can focus on all these. To elaborate on why such a course is necessary, here is an overview of the exam as it is typically structured.
What Types of Material Are Covered in an Oklahoma City ACT Class?
Varsity Tutors has developed a preparatory program that helps you understand the ACT before you take it. It's designed for all high school students who are facing this test, which is oftentimes viewed as a hurdle on the path to graduation and college. The ACT includes Math, Reading, English, and Science sections; the required part of the test is 2 hours and 55 minutes, without breaks. With the optional Writing section, that total increases to 3 hours and 35 minutes.
The Math section is 60 minutes long. Presented in multiple-choice answer format, it includes 60 questions covering the mathematical concepts you've learned up to the start of 12th grade. It is essentially an algebra, geometry, and trigonometry test all rolled into one. You'll be required to apply your knowledge and skills in number systems, problem-solving, graphing, functions, interpreting equations, and more.
English language arts are represented by two sections. First, the Reading section is a 35-minute, 40-question part of the ACT that is passage-based. It is designed to measure your reading comprehension on a college level. Questions will prompt you to identify key ideas and themes, define words and phrases, connect themes between one text and another, and identify facts and opinions. The English section is 75 questions, which you have 45 minutes to complete, meaning you have just over half-a-minute to answer each question. The questions mainly deal with sentence structure, punctuation, word usage, and grammar, but various other English conventions and concepts are tested on.
Earth/space sciences, biology, physics, and chemistry questions make up the Science section, which has 40 questions and is just 35 minutes. Problem-solving skills are important here as well. While answering questions, you must interpret, evaluate, and analyze information as well as work with scientific data and apply the scientific method. You'll also be required to have an understanding of how scientific investigations and experiments are conducted.
The Writing section asks one question, and you have 40 minutes to analyze a prompt, organize your ideas, and draft a high-quality essay. It requires you to understand the issue presented, along with three different perspectives of it. You then must come up with your own perspective and analyze the connections between your point of view and that of others.
How Can an Oklahoma City ACT Course Help Me Prepare for the Exam?
There is a lot that an ACT course can do for you. At Varsity Tutors, we've carefully selected professional instructors who can guide students preparing for the test, and who are proficient communicators. Each course is held online, via a live learning platform, so students have an opportunity to collaborate. Working in groups can improve the learning process and be highly motivating while helping to build confidence in your abilities. During each session, you can interact with your instructor as well as your peers who are in the same situation as yourself.
When it comes to your core academic subjects, there's nothing an Oklahoma City ACT class can't cover. Your instructor will go over all the necessary topics. They can also add an overview of test-taking skills to your review. Aside from learning the basic rules of the exam, such as using #2 pencils and what calculators you can use during the Math section, instructors can discuss strategies such as eliminating wrong answers, ways to read complex passages, and how to organize an essay quickly.
The flexibility of an Oklahoma City ACT course is one of its greatest assets. If you have opportunities and concerns that go beyond what your peers are experiencing, your instructor can agree to one-on-one session to provide you with extra help. This can be scheduled at a convenient time for you, while the two- and four-week courses begin on a weekly basis so you can choose one that best suits you while signing up.
How Do I Find an Oklahoma City ACT Course?
High school is hard work and there is much more to come. You've invested much time in your education so far, and there's no reason to study alone without the proper guidance. An ACT instructor can show you the way and help you identify areas that you need improvement on, but well before taking the test. If it feels like you don't know where to turn, finding an ACT course is not a problem. Varsity Tutors helps Oklahoma City students find courses at the best time and that cover the exam and the foundational skills you need to pursue your goals.
Just as you don't have to resort to studying alone, nor do you have to guess where to find expert-led help. Contact Varsity Tutors today and an educational consultant will assist you in signing up for an Oklahoma City ACT class, whether you prefer to participate during lunchtime, after school, or on the weekend. Whatever your scheduling needs and test-score goals, we can help you reach for them.
Susan: Oklahoma City ACT course instructor
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a teacher. I believe that teaching is more than a job, more than a career; it is a calling. Making a difference in the lives of others is important to me. I can't think of another job that offers that opportunity as much as teaching. ... The first session would begin with me getting to know my student. I want to know what they enjoy doing, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and find something that we have in common. The commonality will give us something from which to build a relationship. After these things are accomplished, it will be time to get down to the business at hand - learning!
Emily: Oklahoma City ACT course instructor
Hello! My name is Emily and I am so excited to work with you or your student. I am a Stanford University graduate, where I majored in American Studies and minored in Creative Writing. I have worked in politics, education, and the medical field, and now I have my own business. I truly believe life is a never-ending journey of learning, and I hope to share that enthusiasm with my clients. ... My teaching philosophy is to keep kids engaged by connecting the content with their everyday lives. I think that by keeping kids smiling and interested when they are learning, they will be more successful when applying their knowledge.
Education & Certification
- Stanford University - Bachelors, American Studies
- Homework Support
- College Level American History
- +35 subjects
Chris: Oklahoma City ACT course instructor
I am a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. I received by Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. I have mostly tutored privately on my own time in one on one sessions. I mostly enjoy helping others with math and science related problems. Education is necessary to improve life and I want others to realize this. In my spare time I enjoy thought provoking literature.... Teaching is not trying to cram information in a student's head. It is getting them to understand more about the subject, ideally to a point that they will be able to correctly explain the concept themselves with confidence.
Education & Certification
- University of Oklahoma Norman Campus - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering
- High School Chemistry
- AP Biology
- Middle School Science
- +34 subjects
Robert: Oklahoma City ACT course instructor
...connecting with my clients and tailoring study techniques to each individual. Whether it's finding tips and tricks to make homework easier, or structuring an entire studying regimen to promote success in the future, I can ignite the fire for learning in any student. I volunteered as part of my school district's gifted student program, and I taught and competed in academic competitions such as quiz bowl! During my senior year, I also had the amazing...
Education & Certification
- University of Oklahoma Norman Campus - Current Undergrad, Mathematics
- Essay Editing
- English Grammar and Syntax
- College Essays
- +63 subjects
Joseph: Oklahoma City ACT course instructor
I believe in the power of education.... Believe in yourself. You have the power to do great things. If you work hard and try your best, you can achieve anything you want. I can help guide you, but you have to put in the work.... Ask them questions to understand what they know, what they need help with, and what will be the best way to approach the tutoring sessions... By teaching them good study skills, test taking skills, time management, and organization. Also, by helping them to realize their potential and help them feel empowered.
Bailey: Oklahoma City ACT course instructor
...and work with different styles of essay writing. I prep my students for state testing, and I start a foundation for ACT testing. I have previously taught 11th grade English: on-level and remedial When I am not teaching, my hobbies include painting and going on adventures. My favorite art style is mixed media art. My adventures extend all over the United State as well as over seas. My hobbies have helped me grow as a...
Education & Certification
- Southwestern Oklahoma State University - Bachelors, English education
- Middle School Reading Comprehension
- COMPASS Reading
- ACT Writing
- +45 subjects
Celeste: Oklahoma City ACT course instructor
...worked for a local magazine in Mississippi for nearly 7 years and learned a lot while there. As a published writer, I can help students understand the importance of the written word and proper communication. These are skills every student should know. I also have prior experience tutoring a special needs student in English and writing. My passion for writing and literature is reflected to my students and I do my best to make learning...
Jordan: Oklahoma City ACT course instructor
...more individual attention than was being provided for them in public or even private school. Having been educated in such an atmosphere through grade 12 has blessed me both with the experience of having watched quality tutoring occur every day and of tutoring others from a very young age. I have always found immense joy in tutoring. Helping others learn is a wildly rewarding pursuit. I believe that tutoring is essential because every individual learns...
Education & Certification
- University of Oklahoma Norman Campus - Bachelors, Letters
- College Application Essays
- ACT Math
- +38 subjects
Igor: Oklahoma City ACT course instructor
I'm a graduate having acquired a Masters and Bachelors Degree in engineering from the University of Central Oklahoma. I am very well versed in math and science courses, mostly physics and engineering from my experience as an engineering student. I have experience with college prep and GRE testing as well, with an emphasis on math/quantitative reasoning.... Practice and patience are a solution for some, but correct learning methods are the key for others!... Get to know the student and find out what they need help with. Afterwards, design a program to help them with the issues they are having.
Wendy: Oklahoma City ACT course instructor
...am very active in my town's community theatre. I sing, play piano and violin, act, paint, and do ceramics. I love to cook and do party catering for my family and friends. I'm a happy and outgoing person who loves to laugh. I can find enjoyment in nearly any endeavor: I love to learn and I love to share my love of learning with others. I am fascinated by history and science, even though my...