Private ACT Prep

Students who are interested in private ACT tutoring should plan to spend 4-6 weeks preparing for this exam.  Private ACT tutoring involves a minimum of 8.5 hours (5 sessions: two 2-hour and three 1.5-hour) to acquaint the student with the four sections of the ACT, the essay, and to learn and practice pacing strategies and tactics.  Additional sessions can be scheduled as needed. For private tutoring, students are required to purchase two textbooks, The Official ACT Prep Guide (Wiley) and second text based on their PSAT/PACT scores to focus on an area of weakness. The hourly rate for private ACT tutoring is $80 per hour. Dates/times/location will be arranged based on the student’s availability.  If a student only needs to prepare for one section of the ACT, the hourly rate for arranging 3 or less hours of tutoring is $90 per hour.

For semi-private tutoring (2 students) the hourly rate is $70 per hour, per student. For three or more students, the hourly rate is $60 per hour, per student. (Maximum: 4 students) Parents and students are responsible for forming their own small groups. Please Contact Us to indicate your interest in private tutoring.

Want to try the ACT to compare test results with your PSAT scores?  Consider our ACT Preview Class which is held a week before the ACT. This 2-hour seminar covers the format of the ACT and important pacing strategies with opportunities for guided practice with the tutor.

Enrolled in our Course but want some extra tutoring? Once a student is enrolled in one of our ACT Courses, they can arrange to meet privately with any of our experienced tutors. This may be helpful for students who feel they could benefit from extra one-on-one instruction to address a specific area of the ACT. The cost of additional private tutoring while enrolled in our small-group session is $70 per hour. Extra hours can be added before or during a class session at this special rate. Contact Us for more information.

2020-2021 ACT Test Dates

2020: Sept. 12, 13, 19 • Oct. 10, 17, 24, 25 • Dec. 12
2021:  Feb. 6 • April 17 • June 12 • July 17 

*All test dates may not be offered in WNY. Visit for more information.

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