ACT Prep Courses in Chapel Hill (North Carolina)

ACT Prep Courses in Chapel Hill

Are you a Chapel Hill student seeking to obtain the highest score possible on the ACT? If you want to give yourself every possible advantage when it comes to mastering this challenging exam, look no further than the test prep experts at Manhattan Review. 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 dedicated 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. 

At Manhattan Review, our convenient, 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 comprehensive and student-focused ACT prep options in the Chapel Hill area. Whether you prefer classroom-style group courses, interactive online instruction, or customized learning through working one-on-one with a private tutor, there's always an option for you with Manhattan Review. We have created unique ACT prep options that fit every learner's needs, allowing our students to obtain top scores and continue on to collegiate success. If you enjoy learning in the company of others and find questions and comments from peers both insightful and inspiring when it comes to learning, we offer classroom-style group courses. For those students who require more scheduling flexibility, we offer interactive online instruction, allowing you to prepare for the ACT at times that are most convenient for you. And for those who know they learn best through customized instruction and personalized feedback that takes their unique learning strengths and areas of growth into account, we offer private tutoring where you set the pace, focusing on the content and test-taking strategies most relevant to you and your particular test-related needs.

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. 

Manhattan Review has been helping students master standardized tests since 1999, and we encourage you to contact us today to learn more about which ACT prep option is right for you and your test-related needs. Our prep courses are available during daytime, evening, or weekend hours and are offered in-person, as well as online to ensure there is always an option for preparing for the ACT that works for you. Regardless of if you have already been preparing for the ACT for a while or if you have only just started thinking about preparing, we will meet you where your study has taken you and support you in going further than you ever imagined. Whatever standardized test support you need, you can find it at Manhattan Review. 

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 the most effective and efficient test-taking strategies and techniques. Our students 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, Johns Hopkins University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dartmouth College, Princeton University, and elsewhere. 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. 

Chapel Hill-area students know how competitive the college application process is, 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 Chapel Hill and across the United States. 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

  • ACT Classic Course

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Start: Apr 27, 2024

    End: Jun 15, 2024

    6 days left to start

  • Saturdays

    12:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

  • ACT Classic Course

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Start: May 12, 2024

    End: Jun 30, 2024

    21 days left to start

  • Sundays

    03:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

    $1,490.00

    Early Booker

  • ACT Classic Course

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Start: May 25, 2024

    End: Jul 13, 2024

    34 days left to start

  • Saturdays

    12:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

    $1,490.00

    Early Booker

  • ACT Classic Course

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Start: Jun 09, 2024

    End: Jul 28, 2024

    49 days left to start

  • Sundays

    03:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

    $1,490.00

    Early Booker

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 Chapel Hill ACT Tutor: Riley J.

Riley was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but moved to Baltimore shortly before high school when her father was offered a new position in the company he worked for. "I wasn't thrilled about moving, but as long as I had my books, I knew I'd be fine," shares Riley. An avid reader from an early age, Riley loved books, and she was quick to spot grammatical errors, plot holes, or other mistakes that took her out of the story. "I didn't grow up picturing myself as an editor," she admits, "but once I learned a job existed that was basically reading books all day, I knew that was the job for me." Riley's friends, aware of her impressive grasp of the intricacies of writing, frequently asked for her help on their essays, asking her to search for spelling errors, run-on sentences, or other problematic issues. Before she knew it, Riley found herself in the role of a writing tutor. "I had my own little business during high school," she laughs, "and I loved it…helping others learn to write strong or persuasive papers was so much fun, and I loved helping to demystify the writing process even a little."

Once Riley 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, Riley 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 a lot like editing," Riley explains. "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." Riley's hard work was rewarded when she scored in the 98th percentile on the ACT. Her score, in addition to her impressive high school grades and extensive extracurricular involvement, helped her gain acceptance to the University of Southern California. "Most people think of New York when they think of publishing," shares Riley, "but thanks to technological advances, you can really live and work anywhere as an editor these days." After graduating from USC, Riley 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 Riley 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's company transferred the family to Chapel Hill, Riley went on to create an online ACT workshop, helping students polish their knowledge of grammar and writing while also teaching them how to break down tricky word problems. We at Manhattan Review were so impressed by her ambition, as well as her dedication to helping others, that we invited her to join the team as an ACT instructor. Riley's methodical 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 Riley isn't guiding future college students to their own success, she be found attending book events at local bookstores, going to the movies with friends, and training on the trail for her next half marathon.

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