ACT Coaching

Our proven method for ACT Preparation:

We start with the goal of minimizing anxiety and keeping entrance exams in perspective. With our proven method, we've helped more than 250,000 students improve their scores and apply to schools with confidence. Our test prep experts are more than tutors; they are seasoned ACT coaches who help students with pacing, goal setting, and managing test anxiety.

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Our proven method for ACT Preparation

  • Official Diagnostic Exams

    Students enjoy results when we start with data. The first step is to determine which test is better for your student. Students may take practice SAT® or ACT exams, and our detailed score report helps us to pinpoint student strengths and opportunities for improvement. And, as preparation continues, students take periodic official exams to further refine skills and gain test-taking experience.

  • Complimentary Test Prep Consultation

    The tests may be standardized, but your testing plan is not. Our expert education consultant will meet with you in your home to review diagnostic exam results and assess transcripts and post-graduate goals so we can make a targeted plan for your family! You’ll leave the session feeling confident about which tests to take, when to begin preparing, and when to sit for your first official exam.

  • One-to-One Private Coaching

    Equipped with information about your student and an understanding of your family's budget and student goals and time constraints, we will recommend a level-headed plan that aligns with your needs, whether that includes one-to-one in-home and online tutoring, small group instruction, or online tutoring.

  • Proven Curriculum

    We've refined our approach to test preparation over 15 years. Our workbook-based or online curricula provide an approachable guide for students, and practice on real, full-length practice tests provides at-a-glance analytics and keeps a finger on the pulse of progress.

  • Expert Coaches

    Our test prep coaches are all exceptional and bring their own particular expertise and personality to the job. We take great care to match students with the “right fit” tutor based on learning style, personality, and academic need!

About the ACT

The ACT is one of the most widely used metrics of college readiness and is one of the most important factors in the admissions decision. Nearly all colleges in the US and many in Canada require either the ACT or the SAT as part of the college application. ACT scores are also a critical factor in earning academic scholarships!

The ACT is composed of 4 mandatory sections and one optional writing test:

  • English
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Science


Each of the four required sections (English, Reading, Math, and Science) are scored on a scale of 1-36. These four sub scores are averaged for a total potential composite score of 36. The optional essay (scored by two readers on a scale of 1-12) does not factor into the composite score.

What ACT Score Do You Need to Get Into College?

Composite ACT score ranges vary dramatically based on each college's selectivity. Ivy League applicants often earn scores between 34-36, but many colleges accept students with score ranges between 22-30. No matter where you plan on applying, you will always improve your chances for admission and academic scholarships by preparing for the ACT!

Test Dates for the ACT
2020-2021 School Year

Upcoming Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Fee Required

september 12, 2020

august 14, 2020

August 15-28, 2020

september 13, 2020



september 19, 2020



october 10, 2020



october 24, 2020

september 18, 2020

september 18 - october 2, 2020

october 25, 2020



December 12, 2020

november 6, 2020

november 7 - 20, 2020

february 6, 2021

January 8, 2021

january 8 - 15, 2021

april 17, 2021

march 12, 2021

march 13 - 26, 2021

June 12, 2021

may 7, 2021

may 8 - 21, 2021

july 17, 2021*

june 18, 2021

june 19 - 25, 2021

* No test centers are scheduled in New York for July test dates.

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What Your Student Will Need to Know

  • ACT Math Test

    The ACT Math test is a 60 question, 60 minute test consisting only of multiple choice questions. The calculator is permitted on all questions. Students can expect a blend of Algebra 1 and 2, geometry, and some trigonometry topics.

  • ACT Reading Test

    The ACT Reading test is a 40 question, 35 minute test consisting of four reading passages with 10 questions for each. The passages pull from prose fiction, social studies, humanities, and natural sciences.

  • ACT Science Test

    The ACT Science test is a 40 question, 35 minute test that includes questions on science based questions that are presented primarily through the use of graphs, charts, tables and research summaries. Strong reading and logic skills will be helpful in this section.

  • ACT Writing Test

    The ACT Writing test is an optional, 40 minute essay writing test. Students will be asked to analyze various viewpoints on an issue and state and defend their own opinion on the issue.

How Tutor Doctor Can Help

Tutor Doctor offers professional and experienced ACT coaches who have helped hundreds of thousands of students in the comfort of their own homes. We reinforce your student’s content knowledge, improving skill gaps through focused drills and practice. In addition, we provide students with test taking strategies that will improve their test-taking fluency, boost their confidence, and reduce their mistakes—resulting in a higher score!

Give your student the best possible opportunity to succeed on the ACT by scheduling a free test prep consultation!

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