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ACT Boot Camp

[15h Instruction + Q&A, Paid]


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IMPORTANT: Students who have attended the 3-hour ACT Crash Course will benefit from attending this ACT Boot Camp. The crash course is not a prerequisite for the boot camp: your student may attend the boot camp without having attended the crash course. In addition to in-depth treatment of English grammar rules (3h 30m), Math theory (6h 30m), Reading and Science techniques and strategy (1h 30m each), and Writing deconstruction (30m), the boot camp provides valuable course materials to every attendee.


The boot camps listed below are *identical* in content.


REGISTRATION

 

  • MAY ACT Boot Camp *ONLINE*
    Day 1 of 2: Sun, May 29
    Day 2 of 2: Sun, Jun 5
    Nearest ACT test(s): Jun 11 national ACT
    All times are Eastern
    --$400 REGULAR Registration ends Tue, May 24, 11:55p
    --$450 LATE Registration ends Thu, May 26, 11:55p [Late registrants will receive a) partial handouts by email by Day 1 and b) shipped materials after Day 1]

    Register here (link)

 

  • JUN 4 MORNINGS ACT Boot Camp *ONLINE*
    Day 1 of 4: Mon, Jun 20
    Day 2 of 4: Tue, Jun 21
    Day 3 of 4: Wed, Jun 22
    Day 4 of 4: Thu, Jun 23
    Nearest ACT test(s): Jul 16 national ACT
    All times are Eastern
    --$350 EARLY Registration ends Wed, Jun 8, 11:55p
    --$400 REGULAR Registration ends Tue, Jun 14, 11:55p
    --There is NO LATE Registration for this event
    Register here (link)
  • AUG ACT Boot Camp *ONLINE*
    Day 1 of 2: Sun, Aug 21
    Day 2 of 2: Sun, Aug 28
    Nearest ACT test(s): Sep 10 national ACT
    All times are Eastern
    --$350 EARLY Registration ends Wed, Aug 10, 11:55p
    --$400 REGULAR Registration ends Tue, Aug 16, 11:55p
    --$450 LATE Registration ends Thu, Aug 18, 11:55p [Late registrants will receive a) partial handouts by email by Day 1 and b) shipped materials after Day 1]

    Registration link to follow
  • OCT ACT Boot Camp *ONLINE*
    Day 1 of 2: Sun, Oct 2
    Day 2 of 2: Sun, Oct 9
    Nearest ACT test(s): Oct 22 national ACT
    All times are Eastern
    --$350 EARLY Registration ends Wed, Sep 21, 11:55p
    --$400 REGULAR Registration ends Tue, Sep 27, 11:55p
    --$450 LATE Registration ends Thu, Sep 29, 11:55p [Late registrants will receive a) partial handouts by email by Day 1 and b) shipped materials after Day 1]

    Registration link to follow
  • NOV ACT Boot Camp *ONLINE*
    Day 1 of 2: Sun, Nov 13
    Day 2 of 2: Sun, Nov 20
    Nearest ACT test(s): Dec 10 national ACT
    All times are Eastern
    --$350 EARLY Registration ends Wed, Nov 2, 11:55p
    --$400 REGULAR Registration ends Tue, Nov 8, 11:55p
    --$450 LATE Registration ends Thu, Nov 10, 11:55p [Late registrants will receive a) partial handouts by email by Day 1 and b) shipped materials after Day 1]

    Registration link to follow

Students have attended the ACT boot camp to improve their SAT and PSAT performance as well. Those interested exclusively in PSAT and SAT may visit our PSAT/SAT Events page for announcements about upcoming PSAT/SAT crash courses and boot camps.


Course Materials

  • Proprietary, printed handbook containing detailed test-taking tips by section, English and Math cheat sheets, and English and Math drills with printed solutions
  • Printed course handout
  • Detailed study plan email

Content/Complexity/Pace: For each of the 5 ACT sections, the boot camp will first review the necessary theory and strategies in detail and then work out and discuss a number of official ACT questions, from simple to complex, in a timed setting. This is a fast-paced, rigorous, intensive, and immersive boot camp.

Important Notes: Scores will not improve merely because a student attends the boot camp. Students are expected to practice what they have learned, thoroughly memorize the cheat sheets, complete the assigned homework, and attempt practice tests under timed conditions to see a score improvement. Success on the test is entirely about hard work. The boot camp gives students and parents the tools and the glide path to the target score, but it is the student's focused practice and relentless work that will cause the ascent to the target score. Parents are strongly encouraged to have a conversation about the student's commitment to the work involved and their own expectations before registering for the boot camp. While students who complete the assigned work can benefit from attending the boot camp closest to their target test date, a longer window between the boot camp and the test date is strongly recommended, especially during the busy school year. Ideally, parents and students should plan on a 6-8-week window between the boot camp and the test date during the school year so that students have adequate time to master the content and strategies as well as internalize the techniques taught at the boot camp.


Day 1 of 2*

  • Overview
  • English
  • Math I (Algebra)

Day 2 of 2*

  • Math II (Geometry, Trigonometry)
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Test-Taking Tips
  • Q&A

*click on your event's registration link for start and end times for each session


Library

ACT Crash Course

[3h Instruction + Q&A, Free]


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For: High school students

Length: 3 hours + q&a

Content: For each of the 4 required ACT sections, we will rapidly work out and discuss official ACT questions in a timed setting.

Bring: A calculator, pens/pencils, and a notebook.

Break: There will be a 30-minute break midway through the session.

Complexity/Pace: This is a fast-paced, rigorous, and intensive crash course. Dr. Sampath will train students on a variety of ACT questions from simple to complex.

Important Note: Scores will not improve merely because a student attends the crash course. Students are expected to rigorously practice the content and techniques taught at the crash course to see a score improvement.

Cost: FREE


The crash courses listed below are *identical* in content, so be sure to register for only one.


REGISTRATION

 

  • JUN ACT Crash Course *ONLINE*
    Fri, Jun 3, 4:30p-8:15p Eastern

    In partnership with Grandview Heights Public Library
    Nearest test(s): Jun 11 and Jul 16 national ACTs
    Registration opens Wed, May 11, 11:55p
    Registration ends Wed, Jun 1, 11:55p (link)

 

  • AUG ACT Crash Course *ONLINE*
    Fri, Aug 5, 4:30p-8:15p Eastern

    Nearest test(s): Sep 10 national ACT
    Registration opens Wed, Jun 1, 11:55p
    Registration ends Wed, Aug 3, 11:55p
    Registration link to follow

 

  • SEP ACT Crash Course *ONLINE*
    Fri, Sep 16, 4:30p-8:15p Eastern

    Nearest test(s): Oct 22 national ACT
    Registration opens Wed, Aug 3, 11:55p
    Registration ends Wed, Sep 14, 11:55p
    Registration link to follow

 

  • OCT ACT Crash Course *ONLINE*
    Fri, Oct 28, 4:30p-8:15p Eastern

    Nearest test(s): Dec 10 national ACT
    Registration opens Wed, Sep 14, 11:55p
    Registration ends Wed, Oct 26, 11:55p
    Registration link to follow