# ACT Private Tutoring in Flushing (New York)

Since 1999, Manhattan Review has been the leader in ACT preparation, and we offer the services of the most sought-after tutors in the Flushing area. If you desire a customized program of study, we will gladly pair you with just the right tutor for all your specific examination needs. By working one-on-one with a skilled tutor, you can better understand the complexities of the ACT while accelerating your learning and mastering new test-taking strategies and techniques. An additional benefit of working with a private tutor is the boost you will receive in your own self-esteem, as you will know you are as prepared as possible on the day of your exam.

The ACT is intended to reflect what students learned during high school and is composed of four multiple-choice tests—English, mathematics, reading, and science—as well as an optional writing portion. The English section requires a student to revise and edit a provided text; in addition, short essays in various genres offer rhetorical situations that must be considered before appropriate responses are selected. The mathematics section of the ACT assesses a student's knowledge of basic formulas and computational skills. The reading section is designed to measure a student's ability to closely read a passage, engage in logical reasoning about the passage using evidence, and combine information from multiple sources to produce specific answers. Skills such as locating and interpreting details, understanding the sequence of events, determining the meaning of context-dependent words, and analyzing claims and arguments are all assessed.

The science section of the ACT measures skills required to understand and work in the natural sciences, including interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and problem-solving, to name a few. The score range for each of the four required tests is 1 to 36. A composite score is created by taking the average of the four test scores and rounding it to the nearest whole number. In general, a "good" ACT score is any score falling at or above the 75th percentile, which equates to a composite score of 24. It must be stated that a "good" score is not nearly strong enough to gain admittance into a leading college or university, and among the most selective institutions of higher education, incoming students routinely obtain a composite score in the range of 33 to 35. In order to be considered a competitive applicant among the leading colleges, it is imperative to demonstrate a strong performance on the ACT.

When preparing for a test as important as the ACT, it is crucial to be both effective and efficient in your studying, and our tutors at Manhattan Review know just how to guide you to test-taking success. We take great pride in pairing the right instructor with the right student, and our tutors are leaders in the field of education, using their owns talents and successes to help others achieve their unique college and university dreams. There's no need to try and piece together a study plan yourself, wondering if you're covering the correct material or spending enough time on certain sections…let us take the guesswork out of ACT prep by working with our friendly and talented tutors. Private tutoring begins by working closely with your tutor so they can understand your unique learning style, which they will then use to create a study plan just for you, taking your strengths, needs, and areas of growth into consideration and revising your study plan as you demonstrate test-related gains.

In addition to the aforementioned benefits, working with a private tutor allows you to study for the ACT at times that are most convenient for you. We understand that you have numerous priorities and responsibilities vying for your limited time, and by working with a private tutor, you can schedule ACT prep when you're at your best, able to focus and concentrate without worrying about other commitments. This ensures you are learning and retaining the necessary information to obtain your highest possible score on the ACT.

Whether you plan to remain in New York for college or intend to relocate elsewhere, Manhattan Review can help you make the most of the best ACT prep programs available today. We look forward to guiding and supporting you in achieving your desired ACT score, and we are committed to partnering with you on your journey to college success. Contact us today to learn more about our private tutoring programs and find out which one is right for you. Together, we can create an individualized ACT prep course that will allow you to take the exam with knowledge and confidence, earning you a place in the incoming freshman class at your university of choice.

### ACT Private Tutoring

Hours package 12 to 48 hours, Personalized 1-on-1 Tutoring, In Person or Live Online

### ACT Private Course

12 hours in total, Personalized 1-on-1 Course, In Person or Live Online

## Meet a Flushing ACT Tutor: Jonathan D.

Jonathan D. has always had a passion for numbers. "As a child, I always preferred numbers to words," he recalls with a smile. "Reading took me a while to master, but you put numbers in front of me and it was like you were speaking my language." Jonathan was a founding member of his middle school's math club and once he reached high school, he found his niche participating in math competitions. "I know math isn't everyone's idea of fun," he admits, "but to me, numbers just make sense. They are what they are…you don't have to deal with nuance or inference or wondering if you're missing some subtle cue." Jonathan frequently served as an informal tutor to his peers and was surprised to learn he could actually make money tutoring his fellow students. "At first I thought it might be weird, but it was actually fun, and it also helped me get to know people I otherwise probably wouldn't have, because I tend to be pretty shy."

Jonathan grew up in Kansas City in a working-class family and knew he would need financial assistance to attend a top-tier college. "I tutored other high school students, and then I used that money to work with a tutor myself," he laughs, "since a great ACT score was one way I could see of helping to pay for college and not being a burden to my parents." Jonathan's dedication and willingness to learn test-taking strategies and take countless practice tests paid off, as his impressively high ACT score earned him a generous scholarship to MIT. "It was a dream come true," he says as he gestures to his MIT sweatshirt. "College was the best four years of my life, and I realized I loved math and helping others love math so much, I decided to get my Master's in Education."

After graduating from Columbia University with an advanced degree in education, Jonathan was offered a job as a math instructor at an up-and-coming charter school in Queens. He'd come to feel at home in the area and was eager to help adolescents develop a love (or at least avoid of fear) of numbers. Jonathan had continued to work part-time as a tutor throughout his undergraduate and graduate programs, and he had no intention of stopping, reaching out to Manhattan Review a week after arriving in Flushing. Jonathan is beloved by his students for his sincere belief that anyone can become good at math, and he prides himself on transforming the most reluctant math student into someone not only comfortable with algebra or statistics, but confident in their mathematical skills. Outside of working to prepare students to ace the ACT, Jonathan serves as a math faculty advisor to multiple schools in the area. He enjoys building and flying kites with his children, going to Broadway shows with his husband, and cooking his infamous Kansas City-style bar-be-que for friends.