The weight students and parents alike put on the ACT exam typically leads to purchasing thick study guide books filled with practice exams. While these books certainly contain valuable information, the true key to success on these exams lies in knowing how they are written; tutoring services like Jarrell Education can help students better understand the formulaic layout of these tests and crack the code to that elusive perfect score. 

The American College Testing (ACT) exam focuses more on subject content with four sections: reading, writing, math and science. The ACT’s score tops out at 36 and requires three hours of students’ time, not counting the optional 45-minute essay.

The American College Testing, who writes and administers the ACT, mercifully writes the exam in a way that students can utilize tried and true test-taking strategies and common sense to ease the burden of overwhelmingly long and content-dense exams. 

Knowing the types of questions asked on the exam is another strategy tutors like those at Jarrell Education can teach students in order to better navigate these standardized tests. For example, an overwhelming majority of questions asked on the ACT English section assess a students’ knowledge of correct comma, colon, and dash usage. If more questions are about this usage and mechanics skill–as opposed to adjectives vs. adverbs, which is rarely assessed on the exam–students can utilize their study time more wisely on skills they know will appear most on the exam. 

Mr. Jarrell started teaching his first private ACT classes in Sparta back in 2003. He has refined every detail of the class and has been sought out by students all over the country.

Our courses do not subscribe to a “one size fits all” philosophy.  Each section of our course is taught by a veteran teacher with an advanced degree in their field, who has experience in dealing with all student-learning levels. We’ve looked at every aspect of each test and created classes that maximize student time and effort as well as keep parents informed about their child’s progress.

At Jarrell Education, we understand that parents want to be able to track their child’s progress.   That’s why we offer weekly feedback as to whether or not assignments are completed and how their child performed.

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  • ACT test prep for all student learning levels
  • Twice weekly feedback on the student’s progress
  • Rigorous test preparation concepts and strategies
  • Limited class size

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