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Increase Scores With Sylvan’s ACT® Test Prep Course

If your teen’s ACT scores aren’t where they should be, your teen doesn’t perform well on tests or you simply want to impress college/university admission teams, sign up for our proven ACT Prep Course and get results!

Our ACT Prep tutoring will help your son or daughter manage the pressure, feel confident on test day and raise those crucial ACT scores.

By attending our ACT Prep Classes, your son or daughter will:

Master the skills to raise scores

Approximately 8 weeks — that’s the average amount of time our Prep Courses run. For many of our students, 8 weeks is all the time it takes to master the skills they need to raise their scores.

Feel confident and prepared on test day

Yes, your teen will learn effective test-taking strategies from our ACT tutors. But just as important, we’ll also help your teen master the academic skills that matter on test day. (And these skills can help in school too!)

Improve individual skill areas that need a boost

With Sylvan, your teen gets a structured lesson path. Plus, he or she will be able to take advantage of our core-ACT tutoring curriculum to target and improve the skills and subjects that need the most work. It’s so much more than practice on worksheets! See other ways Sylvan compares.

Learn in ways that improve skill mastery

Our ACT prep classes use a proven mix of face-to-face and online activities to get concepts to click. We use technology in new and smart ways, so your son or daughter can achieve the best results. Plus, our ACT practice tests get your teen ready for real-life test conditions.

And rest easy, our ACT prep is designed with a teenager’s crazy schedule in mind. We offer in-person and online courses during the afternoon, evening and on weekends, so your teen can prepare for the test no matter how busy he or she is.

Why Do Families Choose Sylvan’s ACT Tutoring?

Unlike most ACT prep programs, Sylvan offers a balanced approach to our prep courses. Our proven mix includes teacher-led instruction (available in-center or via live, online sessions), independent practice, a robust website with resources, thousands of video tutorials and multiple ACT practice tests.

This comprehensive approach ensures that your teen learns strategies for tackling every type of exam question (including the essay portion of the ACT). Plus, he or she can focus on the specific skill areas that need improvement too.

With our ACT prep, your teen can take full advantage of:

  • Guidance from expert ACT tutors who know the college/university entrance exam inside and out.
  • A personalized online lesson path for extra instruction and practice to improve the skills that need the most help.
  • Flexible, in-person or online hours to fit your student’s busy schedule.

Students start with a Sylvan Prep practice test, which generates a score report that will help us identify areas for improvement. Sylvan Prep’s Score report provides the following information, helping us personalize your teen’s prep experience!

  • Total composite score on the 1-36 scale.
  • Individual and combined section scores for English, Math, Reading and Science on the 1-36 scale.
  • Estimated ACT Writing Test Score for each of the four Writing traits on a 2-12 scaled (Ideas and Analysis, Development and Support, Organization and Language Use).
  • Breakdown of item-level performance showing the correct answer, your teen’s answer and whether he or she got the question correct, incorrect or skipped it.
  • ACT Cross Test Analysis: These scores show how well your teen uses skills to analyze texts and solve problems in the areas of History/Social Studies and Science.
  • Sub-score information including total, number correct and incorrect and percentage of possible raw points on a 1-15 scale.
  • Section level analysis, including total items correct, incorrect, blank, raw points and percentage of possible points.

One of the coolest parts of our ACT prep program is Sylvan Prep Online — our personalized, online learning environment. Your teen gains 24/7 access to:

  • Thousands of detailed video lessons on how to approach ACT test questions, so there aren’t any surprises on test day.
  • Subject-specific video lessons to help improve the biggest areas of need.
  • vocabulary-building tool to conquer the extensive reading required on the ACT.
  • Tons of short quizzes so teens can get eve more practice with questions similar to what they’ll see on the ACT.
  • Full-length, timed practice tests to prepare for the pace and format of the ACT and build confidence for test day.
Hear what other Sylvan families have to say about our ACT Prep Programs:

“We received my daughter’s scores back from her ACT test and her scores improved by 3 points. I am thankful for the Sylvan ACT Prep class.” 
 Chanel H. on ACT Prep

“You cannot get a better place for your kids’ SAT & ACT prep. Their one-on-one attention to kids is unmatched.” 
 Ayo T. on Test Prep

“We are very satisfied my daughter went from a 18 to 21 on her ACT; she was so happy!” 
 Christy M. on ACT Prep

“Kind and caring capable tutors. My daughter was actually able to learn from her tutor and enjoyed his sense of humor. Her ACT score came up 2 points.” 
 Dawn G. on ACT Prep