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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 ACT 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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About the ACT

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



December 9, 2023

November 3, 2023

February 10, 2024

January 5, 2024

April 13, 2024

March 8, 2024

June 8, 2024

May 3, 2024

July 13, 2024*

June 7, 2024

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


  • 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.

Is ACT tutoring worth it?

Whether or not ACT tutoring is worth it depends on the student’s individual needs and goals. Some students may find that tutoring helps them learn test-taking strategies, build confidence, and improve their scores. Other students may need less assistance and may find that studying independently or with the help of online resources is more effective. Ultimately, it is up to the student to decide what works best for them. Our tutoring professionals can cater to your students needs whatever their study style.

How to Prep for ACT Test

  • Become familiar with the structure of the ACT test.
  • Take practice tests to identify areas of strength and weakness.
  • Review topics in English, Math, Science, and Reading that are covered in the test.
  • Create a study plan and timeline for studying and practicing.
  • Develop test-taking strategies and techniques.
  • Take breaks and get plenty of sleep leading up to the test.
  • Stay relaxed and focused on the day of the test.

Achieve ACT Success with Tutor Doctor’s Comprehensive Online Prep Program

Are you looking to get ready for ACT with top quality tutoring? Tutor Doctor has the perfect solution – our expertly developed and comprehensive online prep program. Our team of experienced, professional educators have designed an engaging class that will provide a complete review while also helping students understand exactly what they need to do in order to succeed on the exams.

Our courses are managed by certified teachers who specialize in preparing their students for success; with personalized guidance provided through one-on-one sessions each week, your student can develop confidence and skill as part of their preparation strategy. Our experts provide detailed feedback throughout each session, making them some of the best tutors available for ACT online prep–because we know at Tutor Doctor it’s not just about passing but giving your student skills they’ll retain long after the exam is over!

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!