ACT Tutoring in Palo Alto (California)

Palo Alto students can maximize their ACT performance with Manhattan Review's local test prep services. Manhattan Review has taught thousands of students around the world how to expand their options for undergraduate study by improving their test scores, and our company has been on the cutting edge of test prep teaching and learning since we were founded in 1999. ACT programs and ancillary services available in Palo Alto include on-site or online ACT group courses, ACT private tutoring, and ACT practice tests. Manhattan Review is a test prep company that is known worldwide for the originality of our teaching methods, the quality of our course materials, and the superior credentials of our individual tutors and classroom instructors. Our instruction emphasizes student engagement and the development of macro-level thinking skills, streamlining the ACT preparation process by avoiding the tedium of approaches based on rote memorization. To learn more about how Manhattan Review's ACT services can help you achieve all of your goals, contact our Palo Alto office today, either online, by email, or by phone.

Composite ACT scores have shown a high degree of consistency over the past 30 years or so. In 1988, the average ACT score for a college-bound high school senior was 20.6, while in 2017, the average was 21.0. At no point during the intervening years did the mean ACT score rise above 21.2 (which was in 2007) or below 20.6. This regularity is one of the reasons that the ACT is generally regarded as a credible exam by postsecondary educators and admissions officials, but there are additional factors that contribute to the perpetuation of standardized testing. There are more than 38,000 public, private, and parochial high schools in the United States, and there is no universal curriculum that would allow easy comparison of these schools' academic rigor. High school GPA is therefore not completely reliable in the assessment of student potential, and letters of recommendation can be even more subjective. Although obviously not without its drawbacks, standardized testing is seen as more transparent and objective than other means of evaluating university applicants.

Manhattan Review's thousands of past ACT students have been highly successful in gaining admission to selective postsecondary institutions. Our ACT clients have been accepted to world-class schools such as Stanford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Princeton, the University of California-Berkeley, the California Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Columbia, Duke, Emory, and many more. Many of our past ACT students are now fully engaged in rewarding careers at Palo Alto's top companies, such as Hewlett-Packard, Palantir Technologies, Icon Ventures, TIBCO Software, and Embarcadero Media. Some of our former students are now employed by Fortune 500 firms, such as Berkshire Hathaway, CVS Health, Prudential Financial, United Technologies, Dow Chemical, and Lockheed Martin. At Manhattan Review, we are eager to help you achieve the same level of accomplishment as our distinguished roster of former students.

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

Palo Alto

Primary Course Venue:

Manhattan Review GMAT GRE LSAT Prep
Palo Alto Teaching Center at the Sheraton
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Phone: (650) 618-5062

NOTE: We do NOT typically have staff at the venue, so email us before visiting the venue.

Meet a Palo Alto ACT Tutor: Lenny S.

Leonard "Lenny" S. has been a full-time ACT educator for the past nine years, and recently transferred to Palo Alto after teaching for Manhattan Review's home office in New York City. His student evaluations show him to be a highly effective teacher in all types of ACT instruction, from group courses to individual study, both on-site and online.

Lenny's academic credentials include a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Columbia University and a master's degree in education from Boston University. He is also a former Manhattan Review client, and he took our Graduate Record Examination (GRE) course as part of his preparation for graduate school. His favorite leisure activities are foreign films, staged drama, and playing racquetball.