The ACT (American College Testing) is a crucial and critical entry requirement for nearly all US universities and an increasing number of other universities around the world, especially in Europe. It is vital that you score well in the ACT to optimize your chances of being admitted to your university of choice. At AGF Tutoring we have tutors who have not only been tutoring the ACT for years but also advising and mentoring students as to the strategies and tactics required to ace the test. The results speak for themselves as we have recorded 7-point increases in the ACT scores of students within just a few months and typically we witness increases of 4.5 points. To ensure the very best results we assign two or three different expert tutors to any one student to cover the different sections of the ACT after an initial evaluation process and diagnostic test.
When it comes to preparation for your dream college or university you simply cannot compromise: It is so important that you attain those scores. At AGF Tutoring we have dedicated teams of tutors with proven track records ready to assist you to get your best scores. If you wish to find out more about how you can start your ACT preparation then please register here and then we can organize your free online introductory session.
The test lasts 3 hours and 25 minutes and it is administered 6 times per year. Over the past few years the ACT has become more popular than the SAT test as an entry requirement to top US universities.
Structure of the test
|English – 45 minutes||40 usage questions|
35 Rhetorical skills questions
|Mathematics – 60 minutes||33 Algebra questions|
23 Geometry questions
4 Trigonometry questions
|Reading – 35 minutes||10 Social Studies questions|
10 Natural Sciences questions
10 Literary narrative/prose questions
10 Humanities questions
|General science – 35 minutes||15 Data representation questions|
18 Research summary questions
7 Conflicting viewpoint questions
|Writing – 40 minutes||Analysis of an issue|
Scoring – Results
The ACT test is scored on a scaled range from 0 to a perfect score of 36. The Ivy League universities generally look for a score in excess of 31.
Our results have been excellent with students attaining places at world-renowned universities such as Brown University, Georgetown University, University of California – Berkeley, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, New York University, and Columbia University, to name just a few of the recent destinations of AGF Tutoring students. As a student or parent it is most interesting and informative to learn from the experiences of previous students, and this can be arranged through the network of students who have graduated or are currently studying in the US or Canada.