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ACT & Test Preparation Tutoring

Excel on one of the most important tests that you'll ever take

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With the Tutor Doctor ACT & Test Preparation Tutoring, the student will begin by taking a timed Initial Assessment Test for each of the subject areas on their own time and receive a Diagnostic Assessment of their academic strengths and weaknesses.

A customized program is then designed to meet the student's specific academic needs.based on the results of the Assessment Test. By individualizing the student's program, we do not waste time teaching information that the student already knows or frustrate the student by starting with content that is too advanced.

Tutor Doctor provides effective, affordable tutoring help for nearly any test.

ACT Test Information

The ACT test is primarily a multiple choice test, with the added optional essay (if the writing test is taken). There are 215 multiple choice questions on the test, and the test takes approximately three and a half hours to complete, including any breaks. If the writing test is also taken, the total length of the ACT test is four hours, including breaks.
The English section of the exam consists of 75 multiple choice questions, and students have 45 minutes to complete this section. The English section consists of five prose passages, each with accompanying multiple choice questions. The test covers conventions of standard written English, such as punctuation (13%), grammar and usage (16%), and sentence structure (24%), and rhetorical skills, such as strategy (16%), organization (15%), and style (16%).
The mathematics section consists of 60 multiple choice questions, and students have 60 minutes to complete this portion of the test. The math section tests skills that are typically acquired by the end of the eleventh grade, including: pre-algebra (23%)/elementary algebra (17%), intermediate algebra (15%)/coordinate geometry (15%), and plane geometry (23%)/trigonometry (7%).
The reading section of the test consists of 40 multiple choice questions, and test takers have 35 minutes to complete this section. This section tests reading comprehension on a variety of different reading selections, such as: social studies (25%), natural sciences (25%), prose fiction (25%), and humanities (25%).
The science section of the test consists of 40 multiple choice questions, and students have 35 minutes to complete this section. This section tests skills that are required in the natural sciences, such as interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem solving. Specifically, the test consists of questions dealing with data interpretation (38%), research summaries (45%), and conflicting viewpoints (17%). It is assumed that students have taken a high school course in Earth or physical science, as well as biology.
The optional writing test is a 30 minute essay that tests writing skills from entry level college English courses and high school English.
The multiple choice sections, English, mathematics, science, and reading, are all first given a raw score. The raw score is the number of questions answered correctly in each section, with no penalty for incorrect answers. The four raw scores are then converted to scaled scores, which take into account differences in different test versions. Each scaled score ranges from one (low) to 36 (high). A composite score, which is the average of all four scaled test scores rounded to the nearest whole number, is then given. The highest possible composite score is 36. Sub-scores, ranging from 1-18 are also given for the English, mathematics, and reading sections. The writing section is scored holistically on a scale of one (low) to six (high) by two trained readers. The scores given by each reader are then added together to come up with a writing sub-score ranging from 2 (low) to 12 (high). The writing and the English scores are then combined to give a combined English/writing score. In this combined score, the English score counts for two thirds of the combined score, and the writing score counts for one third of the combined score. Comments on the essay in the writing section are also provided.

SAT Test Information

Almost all four-year colleges in the United States require the SAT Reasoning Test for admission. The SAT Reasoning Test was formerly known as either the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the SAT I, and is now commonly called the SAT test. The SAT test has been developed by the College Board to measure the academic skills that will be necessary for success in college. The SAT test has three sections: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing.
The Critical Reading section lasts for 70 minutes, broken up into two 25-minute sections and a 20-minute section. Students will be presented with passages of varying length, followed by multiple-choice questions. These questions will evaluate the student's ability to complete sentences and evaluate a long passage. Analogies are no longer a part of the SAT test.
The Mathematics section lasts for 70 minutes, broken up into two 25-minute sections and a 20-minute section. Students will be presented with questions in the following content areas: number and operations; algebra and functions; geometry; and statistics, probability, and data analysis. Some of the questions will be in multiple-choice format, while others will require the student to complete the problem on a special grid. Although students will be allowed to use a calculator in the Mathematics section, the test has been designed so that every problem can be completed without a calculator.
The Writing section is the newest addition to the SAT test; it lasts for 60 minutes, which are divided into 35 minutes of multiple-choice questions and a 25-minute essay. The multiple-choice questions will assess the student's ability to improve sentences and paragraphs, and identify linguistic errors. The short essay section will assess the student's ability to organize and express ideas, develop and support a thesis, and use language appropriately.
Besides the Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing sections, there will also be a 25-minute unscored section used to develop future versions of the exam. The multiple-choice questions in this section may pertain to any of the three content areas. The short essay is always the first section of the SAT test, and the Writing multiple-choice questions are always the last; otherwise, the sections of the exam may be administered in any order.
138 of the questions on the exam will be scored; the raw score is the number of questions answered correctly minus a fraction of a point for every wrong answer. This raw score will then be converted into a scaled score. Students will receive scores for each of the three sections on a scale of 200 to 800. Overall score - 2400. These scores are combined to calculate the total score. The SAT test is offered around seven times every school year at locations around the country.

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