More than ACT tutoring—Our strategy
ACT preparation at Ruth Rumack’s Learning Space in downtown Toronto is taught by real certified teachers with years of experience teaching students one to one, in classrooms, and coaching students in standardized tests. Our teachers have subject specialties, and are highly skilled in not only teaching test strategy, but meeting students at their academic levels.
We maximize preparation time by assessing students’ in-test performance baselines, and planning lessons to address their specific strengths and challenges. Teachers adapt test-taking strategies and the content of lessons to the needs and skills of each student. Our ACT prep is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, as students need to learn the strategies and content that will work best to achieve their personal goals.
ACT students receive:
- Professional, knowledgeable teaching in a one-to-one or group setting
- Timed practice tests that simulate the actual ACT experience (RRLS uses official ACT tests)
- Thorough, in-depth written analyses of practice tests
- Practice test follow-up consults with the associate director of education
- 30, 16, or 10 hours of teaching (additional hours can be added to plans)
- A copy of ‘Princeton Review’s Cracking the ACT study guide, including practice tests and drills
- Individualized supplementary drills, reference sheets, and practice tests specific to the needs of the student
- Extensive lessons on common questions that appear on the ACT
- Personalized test-taking strategies
- In-class review of practice tests
- Guided practice essay-writing techniques for the new ACT essay format (as of Fall 2015)
- Support in time management and organization with ACT/study schedules/school/extracurricular commitments
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ACT Format – Sections, Timing, and Content
|English||75||45 mins||Writing Skills:
-Grammar and usage
|Math||60||60 mins||Math Topics:
|Reading||40||35 mins||Reading Passage Types:
-Literary narrative or prose fiction
|Science||40||35 mins||Science Passage Types:
|Writing Test||1||40 mins||Essay prompt requires students to
-Evaluate and analyze multiple perspectives
-State and develop a perspective
-Explain the relationship between perspectives
English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science sections
- Multiple choice, 4 answer options/question
- No penalty for incorrect answers
- Total scores for each section converted into a ‘scaled score’ from 1-36
- Average of scaled scores referred to as ‘composite score’
- 2 graders
- Essay graded 1-6 in 4 categories: Ideas and Analysis, Development and Support, Organization, Language Use and Conventions
- Scores of 2-12 (combined scores of 1-6 from each grader) are given for each category
- Combined scores (8-48) converted into scaled score (1-36)
- Writing score does not affect a student’s composite score
New Sub-scores: ELA and STEM Scores
ELA(English Language Arts) Score
- Average of English, Reading, and Writing Scores
- Must write the optional essay to receive this score
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Score
- Average of Math and Science Scores
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