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ACT Tutoring with Manhattan Review ACT Tutors

ACT Tutoring with clear guidance and structure

Manhattan Review has created its own time-tested strategy for its ACT tutoring programs, which many students have benefited from since the company was founded in 1999. This process has been refined and built upon for over 20 years and has successfully assisted thousands of students with attaining their target scores on the ACT and gain admission into various highly competitive universities. Would you like to know what sets Manhattan Review apart from the rest of the test prep services? The answer may seem basic, but we closely adhere to the timeless management process: gather data, plan, execute and monitor. This certainly sounds simple, but you will actually see that a lot of the tutors out there prefer to go into sessions with more spontaneity and less of a concrete, well-structured curriculum for the lesson. The topics that will be discussed are determined on the fly and may change rapidly instead of adhering to a customized lesson plan. In contrast, Manhattan Review takes advantage of the lesson planning skills of our tutors and wants the student to feel confident that both the content and the order in which it will be covered are clearly laid out and agreed upon before getting started with the tutoring sessions.

The first step to getting started is participating in an initial ACT prep consultation, during which our academic program advisors will have a conversation with you in order to learn more about your expectations and experience with the ACT. After the discussion, you will then be set up with one of our highly experienced tutors who is a good match based on their academic background and teaching style in order to optimally complement your strengths, weaknesses and learning style. In order to ensure that you are comfortable with the tutor, we offer a complementary 30-minute introductory session. This gives both the parents and students the opportunity to speak directly with the potential tutor and get an idea of their teach style and how exactly they can help the student achieve their target school. By working with a tutor who is highly trained and specifically fits your expectations with regard to lesson planning and teaching style, this will allow the tutor to extract critical information from the students during initial diagnostic discussions and then set realistic, yet ambitious goals with a unique strategy to attain them. This process is based on identifying and mastering the content that is seen as difficult for students and structuring the sessions in optimal sequence in which everything will be reviewed. At the end of the lesson planning process, the tutor will put forth a clear, soundly structured plan for the lessons and content to be taught during each session. Again, this is the complete opposite to the unstructured method used by many other tutoring services, who often state that they are flexible on each topic during the sessions and are open to changing things on the fly. Each session with Manhattan Review is focused on getting maximum potential from both the student and instructor while keeping the sessions engaging and enjoyable. Since this is the first standardized test many high school students will be challenged with, both test taking strategies and fundamental knowledge are properly covered with the goal of ensuring that students go into exam day with a high sense of confidence. This recipe gives students the best chance at reaching those elite scores that are necessary for admission into top schools across the world.

Manhattan Review ACT Tutors – great test takers and more importantly amazing teachers

Manhattan Review prides itself on only hiring the most experienced and highest quality ACT tutors available. This is made possible through our highly selective hiring process, which has been the core of our company since being founded. While it is obvious that scoring in the top percentiles on the ACT are is requirement, a lot of attention is set on the passion our tutors possess for helping students simply improve and become comfortable with the content during their ACT preparation process. Manhattan Review's hiring process makes use of a true 360-degree evaluation with only those having elite teaching skills and marks in the top percentiles on the ACT moving forward. The combination of scoring highly on the ACT and having ample teaching experience with standardized testing with a variety of students is the combination Manhattan Review requires to make sure that each student receives the attention they need from an expert on both the ACT and the process of thoroughly and effectively preparing students with a wide variety of strengths, weaknesses and academic backgrounds for test day. Having been in the test prep industry for over 20 years, Manhattan Review has cemented that taking an exam and clearly and concisely relaying the content and test taking strategies to a student are two separate skills. We even more heavily value those tutors who possess a passion for teaching students the relevant information in a way that allows for maximum retention but may have scored a few points lower on the ACT.

If you look at Manhattan Review's origins, you can clearly see why we are a top player in the industry. Manhattan Review was started at Columbia Business School in New York City by our founder who was teaching courses there during this time. He was not only pedagogically trained at Columbia University, but even pursued the long and grueling path of professorship and became very successful at an elite business school in Europe. Possessing the experience attained through participating in hiring committees for academics and being tasked with evaluating the teaching potential of those applicants who are seeking a position in academia is knowledge that cannot be simulated in any other context. That's why Manhattan Review tutoring is simply the best option for students looking to ace their ACT.

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 just simply fill out the ACT Prep Consultation Request Form and we will be in touch right away. And yes, this in-depth consultation completely free, so get your prep started today!


Here are some of the highlights of working with Manhattan Review ACT Tutors:

ACT Tutoring Sessions: busy schedule? No problem.

Private tutoring programs at Manhattan Review are designed to the student and their goals as the core of lesson planning and teaching during the program. Our tutors have comprehensive experience creating a curriculum for each specific student based on the assessment they carried out on the their needs, which helps students feel confident that they are taking advantage of a program that has their best interests as the highest priority. Through the use of diagnostic tests, deep analysis of the student's academic history and future goals and a variety of practice questions, our tutors are able to accurately put forth a lesson plan that provides both efficiency and sound structure to the preparation time before the day of the ACT. The customized lesson plan goes so far as to lay out the optimal sequence in which the topics should be presented and studied, which is based on prioritization to give the student the best chance of retaining and mastering the material in each session.

We understand that high school students have a full and quite hectic schedule, which is the reason that the flexible timings of sessions that comes with private tutoring is the perfect way to find a slot in your calendar for the lessons at optimal learning times. There is certainly work that should be put in outside of the sessions to properly get ready for the ACT, but the tutor will make sure to hold the student accountable for the work they agreed to do, which can be a major motivating factor and is highly important to the ACT preparation process. Manhattan Review perpetually builds on and improves upon the lesson planning, teaching methods and overall optimization of the preparation process employed in our private tutoring programs with the goal of maintaining our spot on top of the industry, as we have since being founded in 1999.

ACT Tutors: in-person and virtual

Manhattan Review offers tutoring both in-person in many areas and virtually via Zoom or any preferred online platform for the student. In earlier times, a vast majority of standardized test takers preferred in-person options as that was there were often concerns about the online options not being viable. This trend has almost completely reversed due to many factors with online tutoring being the go-to method for a large portion of students. The first reason to pay attention to is the most recent learning technology having the power to create an experience nearly indistinguishable from your normal physical in-person setting. The online platform used for tutoring sessions has an interactive whiteboard, on which both you and your tutor can write and edit in the same way you would on paper in front of you with the added benefit of more easily making changes and using more beneficial tools. The video aspect, which gives you and the tutor the opportunity to see each other live during the sessions, helps to make the experience feel more personal, exactly like the one you would have in a classroom or other in-person setting for sessions. But there is one critical reason as to why online tutoring is rapidly becoming the most popular method for ACT preparation through tutoring. Manhattan Review has a massive pool of expert tutors who are ready and willing to help students get properly prepared for the ACT no matter where you reside as online tutoring provides students with the ability to flexibly schedule their sessions as so much time is saved through travel and commuting. When there is a need to arrive at the location at a specific time that you and the tutor agreed upon in the city, you are limited to a select number of tutors who are able to fit these tight windows into their schedule, but online tutoring opens you up to having the choice between a plethora of academic backgrounds and teaching styles giving you a much higher chance of being matched with a tutor who you are comfortable with and suits your expectations and needs perfectly. Even though online tutoring is becoming the preferred method amongst students preparing for the ACT because of the numerous reasons discussed earlier, Manhattan Review is completely happy to get you set up with an available in-person tutor in your area if you are certain that is the best chance for you to ace the ACT.

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 just simply fill out the ACT Prep Consultation Request Form and we will be in touch right away. And yes, this in-depth consultation completely free, so get your prep started today!

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