ACT Test Prep

ACT Course

Composite

English

Math

Reading

Science

Before Course Average

21.9

22.7

21.5

21.3

21.5

After Course Average

26.7

27.9

25.5

27.2

25.9

*Before course ACT measured from administered ACT from
ACT.org or proctored ACT released by ACT.org taken with us.

  • Average number of instructional hours: 22
  • Average number of tests: 4
  • Number of students: 6
  • inimum improvement: 2 composite points
  • Maximum improvement: 11 composite points (16 to 27)

Our courses were specifically designed by Vinny Madera—a leader in the test prep industry. Over the past few years, Academic Advisors has worked with countless students and many have been accepted to every Ivy, the NESCACs, Stanford, Duke, and many other prestigious universities and colleges; around 80% of the students Academic Advisors works with raise their scores to the ranges required by their first-choice schools.

Each class is taught by an expert in his or her respective field who has scored in the 98th percentile for all sections of the ACT (or 99th percentile if only teaching one topic). In addition, each instructor is chosen for his or her personality and classroom presence in addition to his or her intelligence. We don’t believe that just because a person went to an ultra-selective school and did well on an ACT that said person will automatically be an amazing instructor. We hire less than 10% of our applicants because we want the same people in front of your kids as we would have in front of ours. 

We think that we have a very common-sense approach to the test. Rather than focusing on the “tricks” of the test like many of the major companies, we have found that students who know the content, approaches, and strategies to the ACT will maximize their potential. What we are doing must be working—average score increases for our full courses are close to 5 points for students scoring around 21 to begin. By the way, this is on REAL ACTs, not fake tests that inflate scores from the first to the last test.

We have many different options to fit the needs and schedule of your child: full courses that teach all four sections of the ACT (English, Math, Reading, and Science), a shorter, Essentials course that hits all the major points for the ACT, a 15-hour Math and Science only course, and a 15-hour English and Reading only course. Each course features at least three full ACTs from ACT so that students become familiar with the testing process and build up the endurance to take this marathon test. 

We also are one of the few companies to offer a high-scorer course. Designed for students already in the 90th percentile, this course will focus on the most difficult content on the test as well as the advanced strategies students need to boost scores into the 30s when almost all of the test comes easily. Students must test into these courses. Proctored ACT results must be submitted prior to the class beginning; student admission is left to the discretion of the Academic Advisors team. 

In addition, each student will receive

  • A detailed score report after each test to help us gauge areas of improvement.
  • Personalized plans of action for each section after the second test.
  • All necessary materials for the course (except for calculators, if needed).
  • Discounts on individual tutoring for anything test-prep or academic related for one year after course completion.