ACT Prep

The ACT has grown in popularity recently and has become a viable alternative to the SAT. Tutoring Machines will enable your success if this is the test of your choice.

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Our tailored approach gives you an admissions advantage

The ACT test prep material contains test-taking strategies and content that students need to know in order to excel on the ACT. In each class, students will review specific English, Math, Reading, and Science concepts tested on the ACT.

Students will also learn how to write an essay specifically for the test. Homework will be assigned after every session and practice tests will be assigned at specific intervals throughout the process.

ACT Prep Courses

To ensure the success of students, our ACT courses have been carefully crafted and designed. Our comprehensive techniques and strategies have been rigorously tested and proven for score improvement.

ACT Online Private Tutoring

Online tutoring eliminates geographical limitations. It offers the advantages of studying from the comforts of your own space. Our private tutoring allows for greater flexibility in customizing your test prep curriculum, as well as increased personal attention. Your tutor will work with you to come up with a convenient schedule and a curriculum that will prepare you to excel on the ACT. Cost is dependent on number of hours purchased. Please email us for a free consultation to get started.

What's Included

  • Online Learning Environment

    All the tools you need to learn and collaborate in a real-time online video conference. This virtual classroom includes an interactive whiteboard that is designed to allow your tutor to share learning materials. You will be given the opportunity to practice, discuss and collaborate with your tutor.

  • Customized

    Curriculum that is tailored to your specific needs. Students will receive a hard copy of Tutoring Machines' ACT manual that covers techniques, strategies, and content for the English Test, Math Test, Reading Test, Science Test and ACT Essay.

  • 1-on-1

    Work in targeted 1-on-1 sessions with a world-class professional tutor online without having to leave your space.

  • Flexible Scheduling

    You will engage with your tutor to find an ideal, flexible schedule that fits into your demanding life as a high school student. Course lessons are usually taught in a structured, pre-determined format. However, a private tutoring session allows for the flexibility for you to adjust the focus of each particular lesson as needed.

ACT On-Site Private Tutoring

For students who prefer actual face-to-face instructions, on-site private tutoring is the preferential choice. The tutor comes to you. The advantages of private tutoring allows for greater flexibility in customizing your test prep curriculum, as well as increased personal attention. Your tutor will work with you to come up with a convenient schedule and a curriculum that will prepare you to excel on the ACT. Cost is dependent on number of hours purchased. Please email us for a free consultation to get started.

What's Included

  • On-Site Learning Environment

    The convenience of having the tutor physically come to your space.

  • Customized

    Curriculum that is tailored to your specific needs. Students will receive a hard copy of Tutoring Machines' ACT manual that covers techniques, strategies, and content for the English Test, Math Test, Reading Test, Science Test and ACT Essay.

  • 1-on-1

    Work in targeted 1-on-1 sessions with a world-class professional tutor online without having to leave your space.

  • Flexible Scheduling

    You will engage with your tutor to find an ideal, flexible schedule that fits into your demanding life as a high school student. Course lessons are usually taught in a structured, pre-determined format. However, a private tutoring session allows for the flexibility for you to adjust the focus of each particular lesson as needed.

ACT Online Small Group Courses

Our small group courses are limited to at most six students to ensure meaningful interactions. This course caters to students who prefer actual face-to-face instruction. Our comprehensive curriculum fully prepares students for their tests. Classes are scheduled and organized to match students with similar test goals. Spaces are limited. Please email us for more information, including available class schedules.

What's Included

  • Online Learning Environment

    All the tools you need to learn and collaborate in a real-time online video conference. This virtual classroom includes an interactive whiteboard that is designed to allow your tutor to share learning materials. You will be given the opportunity to practice, discuss and collaborate with your tutor.

  • Harnessing Technology

    Our online course has many advantages for students who embrace the non-traditional classroom setting. While using new industry leading, custom technology, it is just as effective as one taught in a traditional classroom. Students will also receive a hard copy of Tutoring Machines' ACT manual

  • Meaningful Interactions

    Our small class size promotes meaningful interactions by and between students.

  • Scheduling

    Find a conveniently scheduled test prep class that works for you.

ACT On-Site Small Group Courses

Our small group courses are limited to at most ten students to ensure meaningful interactions. This course caters to students who prefer actual face-to-face instruction. Our comprehensive curriculum fully prepares students for their tests. Classes are scheduled and organized to match students with similar test goals. Spaces are limited. Please email us for more information, including available class schedules.

What's Included

  • On-Site Learning Environment

    The convenience of having the tutor physically present in the classroom.

  • Traditional Methodology

    For students who thrive in a traditional classroom setting. Students will receive a hard copy of Tutoring Machines' ACT manual.

  • Meaningful Interactions

    Our small class size promotes meaningful interactions by and between students.

  • Scheduling

    Find a conveniently scheduled test prep class that works for you.

ACT Self-Paced Video Course

Our on-demand video course allows students to prepare for the ACT at their own pace and convenience. The videos are led by an engaging instructor, and contain all the materials covered in our other ACT courses. Students are guided through a comprehensive curriculum that fully prepares them for their test.

What's Included

  • 30+ Hours of Recorded Instruction

    Instructor-led videos that you can watch anytime.

  • Online Drills and Practice Questions

    Our videos teach easy-to-learn strategies that include hundreds of drills and practice questions.

  • Practice Tests

    15 practice tests, including 8 ACT Official Guide practice tests. Students are able to score tests on our online platform and generate a detailed score report.

  • Online Access for 6 Months

    Students have the ability to repeatedly watch recorded videos at their own pace.

ACT Custom Course

Customize an ACT prep course with the flexibility to accommodate a unique online or on-site schedule for your institution, school, or organization. Please email us for a free consultation to get started.

What's Included

  • Customized

    Curriculum that is tailored to your specific needs.

  • Online or On-site Learning Environment

    The convenience of being able to meet with your instructor online or on-site depending on your needs.

  • Priority Scheduling

    Work with your tutor to find an ideal schedule for your test prep.

When I first talked to Kimani about my academic aspirations, he had me set a goal for my scores. After prepping, I ended up exceeding my goal and raised my ACT score by 8 points, far above the national average improvement margin. I also studied with Kimani for the SAT subject tests largely for admission to Georgetown University, and after Kimani helped me raise my scores, I was admitted. Kimani taught me that in order to improve and succeed on these tests, I needed to put in the work, and Kimani drove me to get better. He's so personable and approaches test prep with great energy and enthusiasm, and each time I met with him I had such a fun time. Before prepping with Kimani, I wouldn't have been able to consider most of the schools I applied to, but after studying with him, I am proud to say that I will be attending the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2017!

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Harnessing Technology for Success

One of the advantages of technology is that it has redefined lines of communications. Technology has provided tutors with the capabilities to reach students from all over the globe. Tutoring Machines has embraced this opportunity and masterfully integrated test prep with an online platform.

Our Methodology: The Best in the Business

Our methodology transcends the confines of a physical classroom and is just as viable through an online medium. We have implemented an exceptional virtual classroom program that is very effective in maximizing score improvements. We have designed a user interface that allows students to score their own practice tests. We maintained the human presence throughout this virtual experience.

One constant is undeniable: irrespective of the medium, the students are still being guided by the best in the business. Our tutors’ mastery of content, tailor-made instructions, and proven methodology are ultimately what make Tutoring Machines the crème de la crème.

Industry-Leading Curriculum

The ACT is a time-sensitive test, and Tutoring Machines has developed a curriculum that not only simplifies test content but also teaches strategies that are effective in finishing the test in the allotted time. Lessons and homework drills are intricately designed to maximize score improvement.

ACT Manual

Tutoring Machines ensures that the lessons adeptly equip students with the expertise needed to tackle the wide spectrum of ACT questions. This is complemented by an ideal number of practice questions that fully prepare students for the actual ACT. Exposure to authentic test questions bolsters a student’s confidence, which is then translated into score improvement.

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Drills and Homework

Completing homework drills is a critical component of the test prep process. Tutoring Machines understands the value of homework drills and has committed a significant amount of time in designing them. Our homework drills are all-encompassing and allow for the flexibility of tailoring to a student’s specific needs.

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Practice Tests

Our ACT practice test is comprised of authentic questions that provides insight into a student’s test prep level. The test is an accurate representation of the actual ACT. A concerted effort was made to ensure that our test deliver reliable results. We offer a complimentary ACT practice test that can be taken at your earliest convenience.

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ACT Score Report

Analyzing score reports is a key component of the test prep process. Our user-friendly website allows students to initially generate a detailed score report to assess their test prep levels. As an ongoing tool, students are able to take and score additional tests.

  • DIY Reports
  • Score Breakdown
  • Detailed Report

Efficiency is a staple of our methodology: therefore, to streamline the process, students have the capability to score their own practice ACT tests on our user-friendly website in order to view their results instantaneously. Our students appreciate immediacy and subsequently benefit from timely results.

The most important score on the ACT with regards to college admissions is a student’s composite score. The score report includes the composite score along with its breakdown into English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. The optional essay score is also reported. Knowing your scores is essential in selecting your colleges of choice during the college application process.

The value of a detailed score report relies on meaningful data. Tutoring Machines has meticulously reviewed thousands of past ACT questions to develop a system whereby familiar categories are assigned to each question. When students review their score reports, they are able to identify missed and skipped question types. It is this ease of understanding that translates into effective instructions to our students that pave the way for score improvement.

After receiving poor scores on my first two attempts at the ACT exam, I realized I was in dire need of help. After asking around my school for the best tutor, I was flooded with recommendations for Kimani. After only a few months of work, I was able to raise my score 7 points! It would have never been possible without Kimani's endless support and knowledge surrounding the exam. Thanks to him I am able to attend my top college of choice! I highly recommend him to any student looking to raise their ACT/SAT score.

Our Approach

Given that students come from many different educational backgrounds, it is imperative to first evaluate each student’s testing capabilities in order to recommend a path to success. A plan is then set in motion and is continually guided by a master navigator of test preparation. The goal is to engage our students and keep them motivated to the very end of the process.

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Invest

We are genuinely invested in the success of our students. A student tends to be more motivated when the instructor cares about the student’s progress.

Evaluate

Evaluate which test a student should take. Detailed score reports that allow for a specific plan to be created for each student.

Engage

Engage students by continually interacting with the students, while alleviating the ‘stress’ of preparing for standardized tests.

Motivate

Motivate students to do the homework and the practice tests, which are extremely vital to score improvement.

Our Instructors

The instructors at Tutoring Machines are uber intelligent and exceptional at achieving higher scores for students.

Teaching is What We Do Best

Tutoring Machines is not about memorization of rules: it is about developing successful approaches to problem solving. It is about implementing the philosophy that all ‘complex’ problems are made up of a series of simple steps.

Wealth of Knowledge

The intellectual properties used by Tutoring Machines have been rigorously tested throughout the years and have withstood the test of time. The materials used by our instructors are phenomenal at score improvement.

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ACT Dates and Registration Deadlines

Time management skills are essential in the test prep process, so be sure to be conscientious of test dates and registration deadlines.

ACT DATE Oct 26, 2019 Dec 14, 2019 Feb 8, 2020*
REGISTRATION DEADLINE Sept 20, 2019 Nov 8, 2019 Jan 10, 2020
LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE Oct 4, 2019 Nov 22, 2019 Jan 17, 2020

*Not offered in Santa Barbara, CA

Register for the ACT on the ACT website

I first witnessed Kimani's test prep genius when he got my oldest son his target standardized test scores. He wanted to go to Stanford, and he did! Years later he tutored my twin daughters who have very distinct personalities, but he effortlessly made them work together. Both daughters got into their top choice schools. He is such a great motivator and has an easy going personality, that he is able to work with people from all different styles of learning and backgrounds. His tutoring skills and intelligence is unparalleled to anyone I have ever seen. You undoubtedly will not regret working with him and Tutoring Machines.

College Counselors

Tutoring Machines has worked tirelessly to perfect the test prep process in order to assist students’ in broadening their college horizons through SAT and ACT score improvement. Throughout the process, we continue to play an integral role in a student‘s application process. While we specialize in the test prep aspect of the college application process, we also recognize that a college application encompasses more than a student’s test scores.

To that end, if students need help navigating the complex process of applying to colleges, there are a number of reputable private college counselors in the local Santa Barbara area that can be of tremendous assistance.

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OUR STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ADMITTED TO

  • Stanford
  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Southern California
  • Penn
  • Princeton University
  • UCLA
  • Boston College
  • Brown
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Barnard
  • University of Virginia
  • SMU
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison