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LEARN THE PLAYBOOK FOR CRACKING EVERY QUESTION GUARANTEED TO BE ON YOUR ACT.

Our ACT Boot Camp is a one-weekend workshop designed to arm students with go-to strategies for every math, English, reading, and science question they’ll face on the morning of the test. Students can expect to march into the ACT with confidence, momentum, and every key strategy fresh in their mind.

SELECTED TOPICS INCLUDE:

Shortcuts for math problems that stump 95% of test-takers.

Techniques for uncovering hidden clues that instantly reveal the main idea in lengthy reading passages.

Strategies for identifying and eliminating even the sneakiest trap answers.

Methods for remaining poised under pressure, an indispensable skill when it comes to the three-hour ACT.

STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM

  • 8 hours of expert live-online instruction
  • Our 550-page prep guide, The Playbook for Acing the ACT, featuring step-by-step strategies for cracking every question on the test and hundreds of practice questions.
  • Video recordings of the entire weekend, so students can review key concepts whenever they would like, even after the Boot Camp has ended.

“ACT Science was so hard for me before the class. I used to run out of time from spending so much time trying to figure out the confusing tables and charts. Now I know how to break down all the info and what the questions are really asking. Also, I liked how you explained how to do the 10 hardest math problems. I’m not nervous about the test any more.” 

Alexis Wright
Marvin Ridge High School
Charlotte, NC

“Andrew spent last summer taking an ACT course and said he learned a thousand times more in one weekend with you than in two months of that course. I was worried he wouldn’t be able to focus for an online class, but he never complained and even laughed a few times. Kudos to whoever the teacher was. You kept him fully engaged.”

Michelle Berenson
Tenafly High School Parent
Tenafly, NJ

“I got a 33 in Math and a 35 in Reading. Thank you!” 

Zoe Leistikow
Harriton Senior High School
Rosemont, PA

“Thank you so much. I had no idea what to do for my Common App or supplements and kept writing drafts that I wasn’t happy with. You helped me understand what admissions officers look for when they read students’ personal statements and how I had a unique story to tell. I’m positive my essays helped me get into Brown, and I feel much more confident in my writing ability now than I did before. Thank you!”

Allison Winograd
Brookline High School
Brookline, MA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We have a wide range of students who participate in our ACT Boot Camp, from sophomores and juniors preparing for their first exam to seniors looking for a competitive edge right before their final test.
Absolutely! We strongly encourage participation and strive to create a welcoming, supportive class environment from the outset. All questions are private, so students can feel secure asking questions they might be too reluctant or self-conscious to pose in a traditional classroom setting.
Simply put, yes. If you are a parent reading this and you grew up in the Northeast, there’s a good chance you took the SAT in high school and that you didn’t know the ACT existed during that time. The SAT is such an entrenched rite of passage (especially in the Northeast, where the exam originated) that many parents feel their student will be at a disadvantage if they only submit an ACT score. We promise that’s not the case. College admissions officers do not have a preference for one test.

We calculate score improvement data based on the difference between students’ starting scores (official exam scores that are shared with us) and students’ end scores (official exam scores after students complete our program). We segment score improvement data based on starting score range, because students who start at, say, a 33 on the ACT can only improve up to three points, while students whose starting scores are in the low 20s can have much more dramatic improvements.   

Students whose starting scores range from 20 to 23, inclusive, improve an average of 6 points.

Students whose starting scores range from 24 to 27, inclusive, improve an average of 4 points.

Students whose starting scores range from 28 to 31, inclusive, improve an average of 3 points.

And students whose starting scores range from 32 to 35, inclusive, improve an average of 1 point.

Absolutely! We strongly encourage participation and create a welcoming, supportive class environment from the outset. Students simply type their questions and send them to us via a chat box. All questions are private, so students can feel secure asking anything they would like without having to feel in any way self-conscious.

Both. For example, when we cover tricky SAT algebra problems, we make sure students understand the math concepts underlying those problems, and then we teach them shortcuts and strategies, including tips for avoiding sneaky trap answers.

We have a wide range of students who participate in our SAT Boot Camp, from students looking for an on-ramp to the prep process to students looking for that final edge right before the big test.

We calculate score improvement data based on students’ starting scores from official exams (shared with us) and students’ official SAT scores after they have completed our Boot Camp (also shared with us). We then segment that data according to starting score ranges, because a student starting at, say, a 1450 can’t improve more than 150 points.

Students whose starting scores range from 1000 to 1150, inclusive, improve an average of 240 points.

Students whose starting scores range from 1160 to 1300, inclusive, improve an average of 170 points.

Students whose starting scores range from 1310 to 1450, inclusive, improve an average of 130 points.

And students whose starting scores range from 1450 to 1550, inclusive, improve an average of 80 points.

We cover every section the ACT—English, Math, Reading, and Science—from strategies for tackling yawn-inducing Reading passages to shortcuts for math questions that stump the majority of test takers. 

Both. For example, when we cover tricky ACT math problems, we make sure that students understand the underlying math concepts before teaching them strateges for cracking the problems in the minimum amount of time.

We’re not a mill with hundreds of instructors of varying abilities and track records. We don’t charge a premium for gifted, experienced instructors because all of our instructors are subject matter experts with an abiding passion for teaching. The vast majority of our instructors have graduated from the sort of colleges people proudly post on the rear window of their cars: Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, Stanford, Columbia, MIT—and many more. However—and this is a really important however—we don’t view sterling academic credentials as equivalent to teaching ability. We interview and decline to hire plenty of brilliant people who can’t seem to explain even the simplest of concepts. Therefore, the number one trait we seek in instructors is the ability to teach: that unique combination of communication skills, emotional intelligence, and empathy that separates mere tutors from teachers who inspire students to fulfill their potential.

ONE WEEKEND. ONE DYNAMIC INSTRUCTOR. EVERY STRATEGY YOU NEED TO KNOW.

Our Next ACT BOOT CAMP Is February 4 & 5

Whether you’re looking for a confidence-boosting course right before you take the test or a kick-start to the prep process, our popular ACT Boot Camp will give you the tools you need to maximize your potential.
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Jan 17 - Mar 7 Schedule

Class 1: TUE, JAN 17, 2023, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EST

Class 2: TUE, JAN 24, 2023, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EST
 
Class 3: TUE, JAN 31, 2023, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EST
 
Class 4: TUE, FEB 7, 2023, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EST
 
Class 5: TUE, FEB 14, 2023, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EST
 
Class 6: TUE, FEB 21, 2023, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EST
 
Class 7: TUE, FEB 28, 2023, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EST
 
Class 8: TUE, MAR 7, 2023, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EST

Oct 30 - Nov 29 Schedule

Class 1: SUN, OCT 30, 2022, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EDT / 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM CDT
Class 2: TUE, NOV 1, 2022, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EDT / 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM CDT
Class 3: SUN, NOV 6, 2022, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EST / 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM CST
Class 4: TUE, NOV 8, 2022, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EST / 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM CST
Class 5: SUN, NOV 13, 2022, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EST / 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM CST
Class 6: TUE, NOV 15, 2022, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EST / 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM CST
Class 7: SUN, NOV 20, 2022, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EST / 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM CST
Class 8: TUE, NOV 29, 2022, 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM EST / 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM CST

July 5 - Aug 23 Schedule

Class 1: Tuesday, July 5, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 2: Tuesday, July 12, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 3: Tuesday, July 19, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 4: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 5: Tuesday, August 2, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 6: Tuesday, August 9, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 7: Tuesday, August 16, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 8: Tuesday, August 23, 2022, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

DEC 18 - MAR 8 Schedule

Exam 1: Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET at TMLA.

Class 1: Tuesday, January 4, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Class 2: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Exam 2: Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET at TMLA.

Class 3: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Class 4: Tuesday, February 1, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Exam 3: Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET at TMLA.

Class 5: Tuesday, February 8, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Class 6: Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Exam 4: Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET at TMLA.

Class 7: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Class 8: Tuesday, March 8, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET (Live-Online). 

Oct 27 – Nov 20 Schedule

Class 1: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 2: Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 3: Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 4: Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 5: Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 6: Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Class 7: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Class 8: Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

100 THINGS MOST TEENAGERS WOULD RATHER DO THAN PREP FOR THE SAT OR ACT

1. Visit the orthodontist. 2. Watch PBS. 3. Go an entire week without rolling their eyes at their parents. 4. Watch C-SPAN. 5. Retake their AP Chem final. 6. Intern at a local CPA’s office. 7. Turn off their cell phone. 8. Mop the kitchen. 9. Clean their bathroom. 10. Renounce social media. 11. Write a 10-page history paper. 12. Get a bunch of allergy shots. 13. Wait in line at the post office. 14. Watch the Weather Channel. 15. Be abducted by aliens. 16. Attend a clarinet recital. 17. Tour a Soviet-era nuclear plant. 18. Eat a healthy and nutritious dinner. 19. Do calisthenics. 20. Bake snickerdoodle cookies for that guy who’s always loitering by his van. 21. Watch a black-and-white foreign film without subtitles. 22. Clean out the rain gutters. 23. Pretend they’re 42 and recently divorced. 24. Listen to NPR’s Weekend Edition. 25. Read a newspaper. 26. Visit the DMV. 27. Eat crispy fried tarantulas (considered a delicacy in Cambodia). 28. Serve as a “breath odor evaluator” for a toothpaste company. (Yes, this job actually exists.) 29. Go on a double date with their parents. 30. Undergo dental surgery. 31. Babysit their annoying stepbrother. 32. Empty Mr. Whisker’s litter box. 33. Take out the trash. 34. Clean the rain gutters. 35. Tell their parents they’d like to sit down to discuss the Birds n’ the Bees. 36. Stare at a blank television screen for several hours. 37. Be fitted for orthodontic headgear. 38. Organize their closet. 39. Vacuum their entire house. 40. Eat that substance their school cafeteria claims is Sloppy Joe. 41. Kiss Tucker Carlson. 42. Make origami turtles for the residents of a local nursing home. 43. Do a few hundred burpees. 44. Try Uncle Morris’s beef stew. 45. Watch Hillbilly Handfishin’ on Animal Planet. 46. Eat “bird’s nest” soup, which sounds kind of scrumptious unless you know the broth is made from bird SALIVA. 47. Set up an Facebook account for Grandma. 48. Start a backyard garden. 49. Dust home furnishings. 50. Do an exercise known as the “Bulgarian Split Squat.” 51. Help Dad trim his back hair. 52. Hunt for spare change between the sofa cushions. 53. Hunt for leftover Cheez-Its between the sofa cushions. 54. Mow the lawn. 55. Learn how to knit. 56. Research Wikipedia’s entry on the history of Q- tips. 57. Count how many times they can blink in one hour. 58. Compose a haiku. 59. Do one of the American Dental Association’s oral disease-themed jigsaw puzzles. 60. Watch televised bowling. 61. Give Grandpa a foot massage. 62. Give Grandma a foot massage. 63. Play tea party with their six-year-old stepsister. 64. Read The Red Badge of Courage. 65. Browse Burlington Coat Factory’s fall collection. 66. Floss. 67. Listen to The Scarlett Letter on audiobook. 68. Watch televised bowling. 69. Lie really, really still and pretend they’re deceased. 70. Join their twelve-year-old sister and all of her friends for a dance party!!! 71. Wash their parents’ minivan. 72. Journal about their feelings. 72. Give themselves a haircut. 73. Make homemade kombucha. 74. Learn to crochet. 75. Get a head start on their LinkedIn profile. 76. Watch a black- and-white movie marathon. 77. Visit the library. 78. Run a relay race. 79. Eat slimy san-nakji, which is considered a delicacy in Korea. 80. Eat khash, a traditional dish in Southeastern Europe that is so disgusting you’re just going to have to Google it to find out what it’s made of. 81. Eat the Swedish delicacy blodpättar, which kind of sounds like what it is. 81. Eat bat soup, a traditional dish in Micronesia. 82. Eat harkarl, rotten shark meat that is considered a delicacy in Iceland. 83. Eat the Scottish dish known as haggis. 84. Eat escamol, a Mexican dish that kind of looks like it’s made of rice but definitely isn’t. 85. Eat “Rocky Mountain Oysters,” which, despite the name, may not be from the Rocky Mountains and definitely are not oysters. 86. Wrestle an alligator. 87. Be a “professional apologizer,” a person whose actual full-time job is to apologize on behalf of other people. 88. Be an ostrich babysitter, which is apparently something people do in South Africa. 89. Ponder what life would have been like if they had been born in Kazakhstan. 90. Take a transatlantic flight on Biman Bangladesh Airlines, widely considered the worst airline in the entire world. 91. Eat fugu, a potentially lethal blowfish. 92. Do a form of running exercise known as “laps of misery.” 93. Walk the neighbor’s dog. 94. Clean their room. 95. Frolic naked through the mall. 96. Do a handstand on two fingers. 97. Do one-armed chin-ups. 98. Do a form of exercise known as a “flying human flag abdominal crunch.” 99. Watch the 2011 movie Tree of Life. (Trust us, it’s booooring.) 100. Use sock puppets to practice their future networking skills.