ACT Prep Class

button-enroll-now-redStarting SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2018, Dr. Al Benthall will teach a six-week seminar for students taking the ACT on APRIL 14, 2018.   Classes will meet on Sundays from 1:00 to 3:30 PM at Ashton South End, 125 W. Tremont Ave., Charlotte, NC, 28203. The small seminar setting avoids the formulaic “one-size-fits-all” approach often taken by large commercial test-prep agencies. Classes are capped at seven students, allowing each student to receive individual attention from the tutor. 

Dr. Benthall’s prep classes simplify the test by focusing intensely on five vital areas:

♦ ACT ENGLISH  Simplifies ACT grammar into five basic categories with repeated drills in each, giving students new confidence and mastery of ACT English.

♦ ACT MATH – Breaks down ACT math problems into basic categories and teaches students key strategies for each, including answer substitution (backsolving), number plugin, and strategic guessing.

♦ ACT CRITICAL READING – Shows students how to accelerate reading speed and deepen comprehension through time-tested “smart reading” strategies, as well as how to avoid “trap answers” and zero in on correct answers quickly and efficiently.

♦ ACT SCIENCE Reveals the underlying patterns of this “Reasoning Test” (yes, this section is more like the Reading section than the Math section!), showing students how to filter information quickly and accurately, as well as how to sort questions by data representation, research summary, and conflicting viewpoints.   

♦ ACT ESSAY WRITING  Boosts each student’s ability to compose a first-rate essay, bringing a perfect score within easy reach. By learning to dissect the underlying structure of each prompt, and by mastering the art of writing clean, powerful sentences, each student gains creative command of the ACT Essay. Students also look “behind the scenes” at what really matters to essay test-graders, further enhancing their confidence and competitive edge on the ACT Essay. 

In addition, each course includes one REAL CONDITIONS PRACTICE ACT proctored by Dr. Benthall on a Saturday morning from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM approximately two weeks before the real ACT. This test uses authentic ACT testing materials from the ACT company and replicates the real testing environment as closely as possible, including real time constraints. Students are then able to diagnose and work through their final “sticking points” before the real ACT. 

Finally, our sessions cover a range of ACT test-taking strategies that build unshakable confidence, including:

♦ Overcoming Test Anxiety
♦ Physical Preparation

♦ Psychological Preparation
♦ Time Management
♦ Strategic Guessing
♦ Dynamic Study Habits

While some “ACT crash courses” may offer helpful tips, this is an intensive course that delivers dramatic results as long as students put in a solid effort.  Students can expect around 2-3 hrs. of homework per week.

DR. AL BENTHALL holds a PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is Associate Professor of English at Belmont Abbey College. He has worked as a certified tutor for a national test-prep company in Washington, DC, where he trained high school students for the SAT and the ACT. After taking his seminars, many of Dr. Benthall’s students have achieved increases of 4.5 points or higher ACT, and 200 points or higher on the New SAT.  Tuition for 15-hr. class is $59.70 per hr. for a total of $895.00.  To ENROLL NOW, click HERE.