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ACT Test Prep

ACT Test Prep tutoring

Serving Waukesha County, Milwaukee & Surrounding Areas

While we do offer opportunities for full practice tests, practice without effective instruction will not increase scores. The tutors we work with guide each student through the testing process, integrating strategies that enable them to perform well under timed conditions and maximize their potential.

Typically our students increase their ACT score by an average of 3 – 5 composite points.

97% of our ACT Success students increase their scores!

Our ACT test prep program (ACT Success) breaks material down into manageable pieces. We share proven tips, tricks, and strategies, and provide numerous opportunities to work with the type of questions and materials students will see on ACT test day. Our instructors encourage students, reinforce strategies, and create a better understanding of how to be successful on the ACT.

Group or Individual Test Prep Gets Results

Does your student prefer to learn in a one-to-one setting or in a small group setting? Tutor Doctor offers both options for students. Our individualized 7, 14 and 20 hour ACT Prep tutoring focus on the students specific needs, strengths and weaknesses and allows for more intensive prep sessions . Our ACT Small Group classes are affordable and effective. Students follow the same curriculum of the 14 and 20 hour program. Two full length test are proctored in class plus five additional tests for extra practice.

7 Hour Test Prep (Book and full length test are included)

This package is designed for students that have taken the ACT before and want to focus on one specific area. No full pre-test is given. Upon completion of 7 hours of test prep tutoring a full ACT test will be given and those results will be compared to the results of the students previous ACT. If additional hours are needed/wanted they can be added.

14 and 20 Hour Test Prep (Book, full length pre and post tests and essay scoring are included)

The student will take a full ACT test prior to tutoring . Results are received back within 1 day. After 8-10 hours of instruction another Full ACT test will be given. Then continued instruction. If additional hours are needed/wanted they can be added. Full length ACT tests will take about 3½hrs to complete. If you want your tutor to proctor the exam it is an additional charge. Otherwise, parents are able to proctor the exam as instructions are included. The exam should be taken in a setting equivalent to a test setting and is quiet and without interruptions. Proctoring the exam as if it was the real ACT is crucial to getting the most accurate results. We use these results in tracking progress and growth.

Your child’s ACT score will be returned to us within 48 hrs. Students will get a very detailed, diagnostic report. In addition to their score, a break-down of performance by difficulty, point cost, and performance by question type and section will be given. The report is very detailed and goes into each section and question type. Students will be able to see how many questions they got correct in each section. This allows them to see, for example, that they scored poorly on questions involving quadrilaterals rather than on questions involving angles and lines in the Geometry portion of the Math section. The diagnostic test will help pin point strengths and weaknesses, helping the students better study for the exam. We will use these results in tracking progress and growth. If you would also like the essay scored, scoring will be done by the authors of the book. All scoring will include a numeric score along with useful feedback for improvements. Will take 24-72 hrs for processing from time of submission.

Students will have homework that needs to be completed before the next session. The goal is to have students complete as much of the book as possible. In order to accomplish this goal, students will need to complete plenty of homework and utilize self-correction; simply doing exercises with no corrective input is useless. The homework will include skill builders to define skills and practice exams.

Personalized one-to-one ACT prep – Call for Pricing

Summer is a perfect time to prep for the September 9th ACT test. It not only will help prevent ‘summer learning loss’ but without the added school year responsibilities, students are able to put in the time that is truly required to achieve their ‘goal score’.

2017-2018 ACT Test Dates

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Scores Posted Online

June 10, 2017

May 5, 2017

June 20, 2017–August 4, 2017

September 9, 2017

August 4, 2017


October 28, 2017

September 22, 2017


December 9, 2017

November 3, 2017


February 10, 2018

January 12, 2018


April 14, 2018

March 9, 2018


June 9, 2018

May 4, 2018


July 14, 2018*

June 15, 2018


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The ACT SUCCESS course now offered through Tutor Doctor, has prepared over 200,000 families to successfully take the ACT. The ACT prep course is available one-to-one, in-home and online, or in a group setting.

The ACT SUCCESS course is designed to assist college-bound students to prepare for their future. The course focuses on the skills that students need to perform to their maximum potential.

Let Tutor Doctor help your student achieve AMAZING results! Our exclusive ACT Test Prep Program is results-guaranteed. We can help most students to raise their overall composite score by 3-5 points.

Raise Your ACT Score with our ACT Test Prep Program

Tutor Doctor’s one-to-one ACT test prep program helps students stay on target to reach their full potential. We work with students to:

  • Map the development of knowledge and skills in English, mathematics, reading, science and writing.
  • Analyze their progress to identify areas of strength and areas that need more attention.
  • Help determine next steps and build the skills needed to score higher on ACT test day and maintain peak performance.
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If It’s In The Book, It’s On The Test!

Our textbook, ACT Success, covers the EXACT skills and strategies tested on the ACT. The book covers all sections of the test and is presented in simple, manageable sections, ensuring success for both high and low performing students.

The book contains 5 more practice tests formulated to be more difficult than the real test. We have 10, 16 and 24 hour programs, OR you may customize your program.

ACT vs. SAT®


Surprising Facts About The ACT:

  • ALL Universities accept the ACT
  • The ACT is considered the better measurement tool to gauge college readiness. It is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school whereas the SAT® is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities. Additionally, the ACT also tests reasoning abilities via the Science Reasoning section.
  • You do NOT need a knowledge of Science in order to do well on the science portion—this section tests your reasoning skills, and is more like the SAT®.
  • In most cases, it is easier and quicker to raise ACT scores because the test is basically a review of what students have been learning for 11 years in school.
  • The most important factors in college admission: GPA 45%, ACT exam 45%, Other 10% (volunteering, school activities, sports, etc…).
  • ACT score determines how much scholarship money will be awarded.
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Not sure which test is right for you?

Tutor Doctor provides FREE ACT vs SAT® diagnostic exams to determine which test would best be appropriate for your student’s success. Getting into college is competitive, therefore, we will make sure your student is taking the test that best maximizes their potential to do well, score high, and get admitted into the college of their dreams.

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