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Setting Yourself Up for Success

When it comes to submitting college applications, you want to do everything in your power to ensure your application stands out and receives the attention your hard work deserves. If you are a motivated student seeking the best way to set yourself apart from other eager college applicants, look to Manhattan Review for all your ACT prep needs. 

At Manhattan Review, we understand that there are seemingly never-ending demands for your time and attention. Now, more than ever, how you spend your time and where you direct your focus is critically important, particularly when it comes to being accepted at the college of your dreams. Obtaining a high ACT score is one of the first steps towards achieving collegiate success. Performing well on this potentially life-changing examination is the best way to gain admittance to prestigious undergraduate programs, which is where you will build the connections and gain the experiences you need to create an exciting and rewarding career. Whether you have already started studying for the ACT or you're searching for the best place to start your studying, Manhattan Review offers unsurpassed ACT tutoring programs created to exceed your ambitions and put you in control of your academic and professional future.

Dedicated, High-Quality Instructors

Manhattan Review is known throughout the test prep industry for its very selective hiring process of instructors and tutors. We only hire those tutors with both superb test-taking and teaching skills. We are fully aware that mastering an exam and teaching others how to master an exam are two very different skills, and we are committed to hiring only those tutors who can teach test-related information in ways that can be personalized to the learning needs of each and every student.

Hiring an ACT Online Tutor – Advantages & Disadvantages

For many years, Manhattan Review has offered not only in-person preparation courses and tutoring, but also online test prep resources. With the start of the global pandemic in 2019, the world experienced an unprecedented shift towards online learning options. While Manhattan Review will continue to offer in-person tutoring sessions in locations where there is significant demand, we also encourage potential students to consider the advantages and potential disadvantages of online learning to determine if virtual ACT preparation is an option that might work well for them. Here are a few advantages to virtual tutoring that are consistently mentioned to us by our online students:

More time to study

Travelling to a physical location can be incredibly time consuming. Whether you are taking the New York subway, the London Tube, or driving through LA, getting from one place to another is an inconvenient—and frequently expensive—undertaking. Many students are thrilled to avoid wasted travel time and instead spend their limited time focusing on what matters most: prepping for the ACT. With our online tutoring options, you can study in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Alternatively, many students enjoy learning at their favorite internet café or neighborhood coffee shop. Wherever you learn best, the online tutoring programs at Manhattan Review make it easy to prepare for the ACT while saving you time and reducing unnecessary travel-related expenses and stress.

Increased flexibility

We all have busy, complicated schedules, whether that involves school, extracurricular activities, spending time with family and friends, or maintaining a part-time job. Preparing for the ACT by trying to fit another in-person commitment into your schedule can be difficult and sometimes simply impossible. With Manhattan Review's online tutoring options, you can take charge of you test preparation by studying when it's most convenient for you. You can schedule sessions with your tutor when it works best for your schedule, allowing you to stay on track with your test preparation. Your tutor is readily available to answer questions, both during live instructional sessions and via email in between sessions. Our online private tutoring packages are a perfect fit for busy students who are serious about attaining an elite ACT score and attending a leading college or university.

With Manhattan Review's online learning options, you can prepare for the ACT at times that work for you. Students learn best when they are able to focus without distraction, and we are proud to offer online tutoring options to ensure you are prepared to obtain the highest test score possible. 

While there is much to like about online tutoring options, there may also be some possible disadvantages that are worth considering. These are some of the concerns that potential students mention to us:

Lack of Social Interaction

There is something comfortingly familiar about in-person interaction. It can be a very enjoyable experience to sit across from someone who is invested in your learning and to share space with a tutor giving you their undivided attention. We understand that this desirable feeling and style of interaction can be difficult to replicate online.

Having said that, it is very easy for you and your tutor to get to know one another within the context of a virtual environment. You and your tutor can write on a shareable whiteboard just as you would both write on a piece of paper in a physical setting. With Manhattan Review's online private tutoring options, you also have the freedom to choose the tutor who works best for your specific prep needs regardless of where they happen to be located, which will only improve your ACT performance and result in a higher score on the day of your exam.

Dependance on Technology

Many potential students express concern that they will not be able to install the required software to participate in an online tutoring program. While this was an important concern years ago, technology has become so stable and easy to install that this is no longer a concern anymore. At Manhattan Review we use Zoom, a popular online teaching platform many students are already familiar with from school. So, while there were legitimate concerns about online learning technology years ago, this is no longer an issue as systems become increasingly stable every year. You can prepare for the ACT using our online tutoring options anywhere you have a stable internet connection, and our tutors are eager to support you in attaining your own impressive test score, certain to open important academic doors.

The ACT Tutoring Process is highly customizable, and Manhattan Review has many options available to tailor preparation exactly to the student's needs. Therefore, the best way to proceed is to speak to one of our friendly and highly regarded ACT specialists. Requesting an appointment is easy: please simply fill out the ACT Prep Consultation Request Form, and we will be in touch right away. And yes, this in-depth consultation is completely free, so get your prep started today!

For Parents/Caregivers:

Manhattan Review is a boutique test prep company, which means we have the ability to dedicate more resources to our hiring process than most test prep firms. Because of this, we are able to execute a true 360-degree evaluation of potential tutors, ultimately hiring only those with both superb test-taking and teaching skills. We have learned a great deal from our extensive experience in the test prep industry. Specifically, we understand that taking an exam and teaching others how to take it are two separate skills. While we expect high test scores from our potential instructors, high scores alone are no guarantee of being hired. Our instructors are skilled at tailoring the information they teach to each student's learning style, and the quality of our instructors is simply another reason Manhattan Review stands out from other test prep companies. 

To truly understand what makes Manhattan Review so unique, it helps to consider the origins of the firm. Manhattan Review was conceived and started at an Ivy League business school, specifically, Columbia University Business School in New York City. Manhattan Review's Founder was not only pedagogically trained but went on to become a leading academic, eventually accepting a position as a professor at a prestigious business school in Europe. The experience the founder gained by being an active member of collegiate hiring committees, as well as evaluating the teaching potential of countless applicants, cannot be overstated or acquired through other contexts. That is why Manhattan Review's preparation options are widely considered the best choice for serious ACT students.

Given the highly selective hiring process conducted by Manhattan Review, our instructors are more than capable of teaching all aspects of effective test preparation. This includes administering diagnostic tests, planning the most useful lessons, and guiding students through applicable test content. We strive to make sure each student receives the attention and expertise they deserve when preparing for such an important exam as the ACT.

What About Test-Optional Colleges?

As academic institutions attempt to move beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, many colleges are once again requiring students to submit standardized test scores—from the ACT or SAT—as part of their application. Some colleges, however, have chosen to remain test optional for another year or two. What does that mean for students preparing their college applications?

Simply because a college does not require a student to submit standardized test scores as part of their application does not mean test scores shouldn't be submitted. Test scores can make a big difference when it comes to scholarships. At many colleges, even those where admission is test optional, test scores may be required for certain scholarships or for admission to specific majors or honors programs. Private institutions or organizations that award scholarships may require test scores as part of their scholarship application. It is critically important to verify scholarship and financial aid requirements when applying to colleges, because even though the college itself might be test optional, applying for specific financial awards may require the submission of test scores. 

Test optional colleges do not require the submission of ACT or SAT scores, but should a student submit a score, it can and most likely will be considered. And this is a good thing! Consider the college applications of two high school students. The applications demonstrate nearly identical data as far as classes taken, grades received, volunteer hours completed, and the number and quality of extracurricular activities. Even though this particular college is test optional, one student chooses to submit her ACT score while the other student does not. 

Which student do you think has a better chance of being accepted?

The one who provided more information to the admissions committee. Research from the College Board consistently demonstrates a correlation between standardized test scores and college success: students with higher test scores achieve higher college grades and they are more likely to return for their second year of college. College admissions officials know this, and when considering who to offer acceptance to, they will always prefer having as much information about a student as possible in order to guide their decision-making.

The bottom line is that as long as standardized tests exist, there are benefits to taking them. And given that standardized tests can be mastered with the guidance of skilled professional educators, there is no reason not to take this potentially life-changing exam and ultimately gain acceptance (and perhaps financial support) at leading undergraduate programs.

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