Pricing & Packages

The packages listed below are based on 90 minute sessions. The frequency and length of sessions are flexible, though most students find one or two 90 minute sessions per week to be ideal. We require a first-time minimum purchase of three 90 minute sessions (the First Time Package) due to the significant amount of preparation that tutors perform in advance of the first few sessions. Although we have found the options listed below to be well aligned with our students' needs, we are happy to develop customized packages.

Service Standard Tier Senior Tier Guru Tier Master Tier
Hourly Rate $110/hr $150/hr $220/hr $270/hr
First Time Package
3 90-minute sessions, 4.5 hours
$495 $675 $990 $1215
Most students use the three session package to address finite areas of the exam or specific problem types. Because we believe that tutoring is an iterative process, three sessions is the minimum number that we offer. The three session package is a good way to get your feet wet, evaluate the amount of tutoring you’ll ultimately need, and see if you feel comfortable with a tutor. We are always happy to apply your first payment to one of our longer discounted packages.
Comprehensive Package, 5% off
16 90-minute sessions, 24 hours
$2508 $3420 $5016 $6156

Our preferred approach to the ACT offers complete coverage of the exam: English, reading, mathematics, scientific reasoning, and writing. We review general test strategy and time management extensively. Students typically complete no fewer than five (untimed and timed) practice exams.

We devote three sessions to English. We begin with a review of usage and grammar, covering both the common and minor question types on the test. We devote two sessions to what the test writers call rhetorical skills. During these sessions we focus on sentence, transition and paragraph improvement in addition to rhetorical style and structure.

We allocate three sessions to the reading section of the exam. We cover all four types of texts that appear on the exam: prose fiction (shorts stories and novels), social science (economics, psychology, political science, sociology and history), humanities (art, music, dance, and architecture), and natural science (biology, chemistry, and physics). We help students understand how passages are structured, where to look for important information, and how to move through dense material more quickly and methodically. We cover all common explicit and implicit question types: main idea, explicit detail, sequence questions, comparisons, cause and effect, meaning in context, generalizations and narrative method.

We have found that the mathematics section of the exam requires at least five sessions. We cover all six primary content areas: pre-algebra (arithmetic, integers, roots, exponents, basic probability and statistics), elementary algebra (evaluation of expressions, variables, functions, and quadratics), intermediate algebra (rational and radical statements, inequalities, modeling, matrices, polynomials, and complex numbers), coordinate geometry (graphing equations, points, lines, and inequalities, measuring distance and midpoints, and conics), plane geometry (properties of angles, circles, triangles, rectangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, transformations, basic proofs, and three-dimensional geometric concepts like volume), and trigonometry (trigonometric relationships in triangles, trigonometric functions, and graphing trigonometric equations).

We dedicate three sessions to the scientific reasoning section. Students review scientific interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem solving. We cover all three question formats: data representation (graphs and tables), research summaries (research descriptions and vignettes), and conflicting viewpoints. Students receive extensive practice recognizing basic features and concepts, evaluating relationships, drawing hypotheses and conclusions, and making inferential predictions. Because the science section emphasizes reasoning skills over content knowledge, some students also benefit from training in elementary logic.

Finally, students spend approximately two sessions preparing for the 30-minute writing test, receiving compositional training in structure, argumentation, evidence, and style. Students evaluate essays and receive extensive practice developing responses to a variety of representative prompts.

Planning Ahead Package, 10% off
20 90-minute sessions, 30 hours
$2970 $4050 $5940 $7290

Because the ACT heavily rewards repetition and coverage, we offer this package to students who would prefer to space their preparation out over a longer duration and complete additional practice exams. Some students find this package useful if they need to spend more time preparing for one or two sections of the test. As in the Comprehensive Package , this package offers complete coverage of the ACT. Every aspect of the English, reading, mathematics, scientific reasoning, and writing sections is covered in detail. We review general time management and test strategy extensively. Students complete the full set of available practice exams.

We devote four sessions to English. We begin with a review of usage and grammar, covering both the common and minor question types on the test. We devote two sessions to what the test writers call rhetorical skills. During these sessions we focus on sentence, transition and paragraph improvement in addition to rhetorical style and structure.

We allocate four sessions to the reading section of the exam. We cover all four types of texts that appear on the exam: prose fiction (shorts stories and novels), social science (economics, psychology, political science, sociology and history), humanities (art, music, dance, and architecture), and natural science (biology, chemistry, and physics). We help students understand how passages are structured, where to look for important information, and how to move through dense material more quickly and methodically. We cover all common explicit and implicit question types: main idea, explicit detail, sequence questions, comparisons, cause and effect, meaning in context, generalizations and narrative method.

We have found that performance on the mathematics section of the exam benefits from six to eight sessions. We cover all six primary content areas: pre-algebra (arithmetic, integers, roots, exponents, basic probability and statistics), elementary algebra (evaluation of expressions, variables, functions, and quadratics), intermediate algebra (rational and radical statements, inequalities, modeling, matrices, polynomials, and complex numbers), coordinate geometry (graphing equations, points, lines, and inequalities, measuring distance and midpoints, and conics), plane geometry (properties of angles, circles, triangles, rectangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, transformations, basic proofs, and three dimensional geometric concepts like volume), and trigonometry (trigonometric relationships in triangles, trigonometric functions, and graphing trigonometric equations).

We dedicate four sessions to the scientific reasoning section. Students review scientific interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem solving. We cover all three question formats: data representation (graphs and tables), research summaries (research descriptions and vignettes), and conflicting viewpoints. Students receive extensive practice recognizing basic features and concepts, evaluating relationships, drawing hypotheses and conclusions, and making inferential predictions. Because the science section emphasizes reasoning skills over content knowledge, some students also benefit from training in elementary logic.

Finally, students spend approximately two to three sessions preparing for the 30-minute writing test, receiving compositional training in structure, argumentation, evidence, and style. Students evaluate essays and receive extensive practice developing responses to a variety of representative prompts.

 

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