ACT Prep Courses in Calgary (Alberta)
Are you a Calgary-based student seeking to obtain the highest possible score on the ACT? If you are searching for a way to give yourself every advantage when it comes to preparing for this potentially life-changing exam, look no further than the standardized test prep experts at Manhattan Review. Over the past few years, the ACT has experienced significant growth as a popular standardized test to take as part of completing the college application process, providing an alternative to the SAT. In many states, the ACT has actually surpassed the SAT in terms of popularity among high school students putting together their college applications. If you are seeking to obtain an impressively high ACT score, set yourself up for the success you deserve by working with the experienced and knowledgeable instructors at Manhattan Review. We are pleased to offer all the test-related resources and materials you need to score in the top percentiles on the ACT. At Manhattan Review, our experienced professional instructors have deconstructed the ACT, analyzing every question in every section, and we know how to help you master this important test. There is no need to waste your already limited time trying to piece together a study plan you hope covers the most relevant information. We've combined our in-depth knowledge of this complex exam with our industry-leading standardized test prep syllabus, resulting in high-quality educational instruction. Whether you prefer classroom-style group courses, interactive online instruction, or one-on-one private tutoring, there's always an option for you at Manhattan Review.
At Manhattan Review, our comprehensive, results-driven ACT prep courses are designed to help you achieve the score you need to be accepted to the college of your dreams. Preparing for a test as important as the ACT can be more than a little stressful, but we are proud to offer the most effective and efficient ACT prep options in the Calgary area. For those who enjoy learning in the company of likeminded peers, we offer classroom-style group courses. For students who require more flexibility in their studying, we offer interactive online instruction. And for those students who know they learn best through targeted feedback and personalized attention, we are pleased to offer private tutoring based on your unique learning- and test-related needs. Our instructors are available during daytime, evening, and weekend hours, and they can meet in-person or virtually, depending on your schedule and availability. Our unique ACT prep options can be customized to fit every learner's needs and allow our students to obtain top test scores before continuing on to exciting collegiate success.
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.
Since 1999, Manhattan Review has been helping students master the intricacies of standardized tests, and we encourage you to contact us today to learn more about which ACT prep option is right for you. Whether you have already been preparing for the ACT for a while or have only just begun to think about preparing, our respected and dedicated instructors will meet you where your study has taken you and support you in going further than you ever imagined. Whatever level of ACT support you need, and whatever test score you hope to obtain, you're sure to find it from the enthusiastic and personable instructors at Manhattan Review. Those students who prepare with us consistently obtain the highest ACT scores and are regularly admitted to the most competitive colleges and universities, including CalTech, MIT, Harvard University, Yale University, New York University, Duke University, Columbia University, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, Oxford University, Stanford University, the University of Cambridge, the University of Toronto, Johns Hopkins University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dartmouth College, Princeton University, and elsewhere.
Here at Manhattan Review, we understand the importance of having a high ACT score when applying to college. Our instructors have firsthand experience with the ACT, having obtained their own impressive standardized test scores, but we do not only hire exceptional test-takers…we hire exceptional instructors with strong backgrounds in teaching and learning theory. Our instructors are eager to assist you in achieving your own success, and they will ensure you have every opportunity to become familiar with the content of the ACT while also improving your knowledge of helpful test-taking strategies and techniques, including pacing yourself and managing your time over this lengthy exam. If you hope to attend a college with instant name recognizability, it is necessary to obtain an impressive score on the ACT, and our comprehensive and cutting-edge programs will supply you with everything motivated students need to score in the highest percentiles on this exam.
Students in the Calgary area know how competitive the college application process has become, and there are always more applications submitted than there are available spots in a given freshman class. There's no reason to leave anything up to chance when it comes to crafting your own college application, and a high ACT score is one of the best ways to ensure your hard work stands out to members of the Admissions Committee. Make use of the brightest and most respected minds in the industry and allow our instructors to help you the same way they've helped countless students in Calgary and across North America. Take your studying to the next level and invest in yourself and your future by prioritizing your ACT preparation. Whatever your learning style and whatever your test-taking needs, there's a place for you at Manhattan Review, and we look forward to partnering with you on your journey to collegiate success.
ACT In-Person Classic
28 hours in total, Class Course, In-Person
Start: Dec 10, 2023
End: Jan 28, 2024
5 days left to start
03:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Start: Dec 23, 2023
End: Feb 10, 2024
18 days left to start
12:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Start: Jan 07, 2024
End: Feb 25, 2024
33 days left to start
03:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Start: Jan 20, 2024
End: Mar 09, 2024
46 days left to start
12:00 PM - 03:30 PM
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 Calgary ACT Tutor: Sheila J.
Sheila was born in Edmonton but moved to Minneapolis shortly before high school when her mother was offered a new position in the company she worked for. "I was so unhappy about moving," admits Sheila, "but when my parents told me there was a huge library near our new home, I figured I'd at least give the city a try." An avid reader from an early age, Sheila loved books, and was quick to spot grammatical errors, plot holes, or other mistakes that took her out of the story. "I didn't grow up wanting to be an editor," she shares, "but I knew I wanted to do something with books, and when I learned there was a job that involved reading books for the purpose of making them better, I knew I'd found my calling." Sheila's friends were grateful for her grasp of writing and the English language, and they frequently asked her for help with essays. Before she knew it, Sheila had founded a peer writing assistance program that quickly became a joint effort between her school and the local library. "I loved helping people make their writing tighter or stronger or more persuasive," she shares. "It's never about changing someone's original idea…it's about helping them share that idea in writing in the best format for that particular topic or story."
Once Sheila made up her mind to become a professional book editor, she wanted to obtain the best education possible in preparation of helping others bring their stories to life. After taking practice versions of both the SAT and the ACT, Sheila realized she performed significantly better on the ACT, which led her to sign up for a group prep course to make sure she was as prepared as possible. "Learning how to answer questions is actually a lot like editing," Sheila explains with a laugh. "You have to pay attention to the details and see where they take you, but you also can't lose sight of the big picture." Sheila's hard work was rewarded when she scored in the 98th percentile on the ACT. Her score, combined with her impressive high school grades and extensive extracurricular involvement, helped her gain acceptance to the University of California at Berkeley. "Most people think of New York when they think of publishing," explains Sheila, "but thanks to technological advances, you can really live and work anywhere as an editor these days." During her time as an undergrad, Sheila ran a part-time writing business, coaching other college students through essays and research papers. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Sheila accepted a position with a West Coast publishing house and began working her way up through the editorial ranks, starting as an intern and moving up to the position of assistant editor before finally becoming a full-fledged editor.
While Sheila loved collaborating with publishers and authors and helping books transform from drafts to completed manuscripts, she also missed the work she had done with students during high school and college. When her wife was offered the chance to transfer to an office in Calgary, Sheila jumped at the chance to return to Alberta. She then went on to create virtual ACT workshops, helping students polish their knowledge of grammar and writing while teaching them how to master tricky word problems. We at Manhattan Review were so impressed by her ambition, as well as her dedication to helping others, that we invited Sheila to join the team as an ACT instructor. Sheila's focused approach to complex problems never fails to inspire confidence in her students, and there is regularly a wait list for her group prep courses. When Sheila isn't guiding future college students to their own success, she be found attending book events at local bookstores, training on the trail for her next half marathon, and writing a novel of her own she hopes to publish soon.