I like tutoring ACT English and ACT Reading.
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Students who are good in science should consider taking the ACT because it has a science section. Check out my post on SAT versus ACT if you are trying to decide which test to take.
I’ve been working with one student to improve his ACT scores since this summer and he is making good progress.
He likes the test because he says the vocabulary is not as difficult as the SAT and because there is not a guessing penalty on the ACT.
If you are taking the ACT and need some help with the English or reading sections, please give me a call at 813.787.8959.
I tutor students in Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Odessa, Temple Terrace, and the surrounding areas. Reach me at Tampa Tutor at Tampa bay dot rr dot com.
One of my favorite web services is Stumble Upon. In my spare time, I like to see what new things that I can find on the web in my areas of interest.
A few days ago, I stumbled upon a good flashcard site for students studying for the SAT and ACT.
Although the sets are of varying quality, I found a few good ones, especially in the area of word roots.
If you are doing some last minute cramming for the vocabulary parts of the SAT and ACT, you might find it useful. It looks like you can study the cards on the site for free.
Let me know what you think!
Eric Anderson is an English and history tutor. He lives in Wesley Chapel and tutors students in Wesley Chapel, New Tampa and surrounding communities. Reach him at 813.787.8959.
I do a lot more SAT than ACT tutoring for students in New Tampa. Nevertheless, I received some great news from one of my students. His ACT English score climbed 5 points after working with me!
He is on a path to attend FSU’s Honors College.
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Anyway, I’m very proud of him and all of his extra effort to master the ACT!
Most colleges require applicants to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the ACT. Although a few colleges or universities require one or the other, many accept both. So, which one should you take?
Here is a quick break down to help you decide:
- Time – Both the SAT and ACT are approximately three hours long. The SAT takes 3 hours and 5 minutes, and the ACT takes 2 hours and 55 minutes to complete.
- Cost – The cost of the SAT is $43. The basic ACT test costs $30, and if you take the optional writing portion, you pay an additional $14.50.
Before deciding which test to take, look at the requirements of the colleges you are considering, think about your academic strengths, and talk to your parents. Review the admission policies of your school choices carefully. Try to take a few practice tests of each kind if you are not certain which test is right for you.
Eric Anderson is a Tampa, Florida-based English tutor. He tutors Reading Comprehension and writing for the SAT and Reading and English for the ACT. Contact him at tampatutor at tampabay dot rr dot com or by phone at 813.787.8959.
I’ve been working with a few students to get them ready for this Saturday’s ACT. Although questions on the ACT are easier than those on the SAT, the ACT demands that students work quickly. I have been tutoring one ACT prep student to help him develop strategies to complete the 75 question English section within the 45 minute time limit. We have also been working on ways to improve his speed in the ACT reading section. Today, he completed a practice reading test within the time limit.
In a recent post, I mentioned number2.com as a resource for SAT students, and this site is also a great place to find practice ACT questions and ACT test tips for procrastinators.
Best of luck to all my Tampa ACT prep students and all New Tampa high school students taking the ACT on February 6th. Upcoming ACT test dates and registration deadlines can be found here.
For students and parents who live in New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, or Carrollwood and would like to get help preparing for the English and reading portions of the ACT, contact Eric Anderson at 813.787.8959. Although he does not tutor the math portion of the SAT or ACT, he can recommend an excellent New Tampa math tutor.