ACT Prep Courses in Durban (South Africa)

ACT Courses in Durban

Are you a Durban-based student seeking to obtain the highest score possible on the ACT? If you are searching for the most effective and comprehensive resources to help you excel on 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 dedicated instructors at Manhattan Review. We are pleased to offer classroom-style group courses, interactive online instruction, and one-on-one private tutoring, ensuring there is always a way to prepare for the ACT that works for you. At Manhattan Review, our knowledgeable professional instructors have deconstructed the ACT, analyzing every question in every section, and we know just 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 the ACT with our industry-leading standardized test prep syllabus, resulting in educational instruction of the highest quality. 

If you hope to obtain an impressively high ACT score, consider working with the experienced test prep professionals at Manhattan Review. Our results-driven prep courses are intentionally designed to help you achieve the score you need to be accepted by the college or university 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 Durban area. Our cutting-edge ACT prep options are sure to 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. 

Since 1999, Manhattan Review has been helping students excel on standardized tests, and we encourage you to contact us today to learn more about which ACT prep option is right for you and your test-taking 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 farther than you ever imagined. Whatever standardized test support you need, you can find it at Manhattan Review, where we understand the importance of 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 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. 

Durban-based students know how competitive the college application process has become, and there are always more applications submitted than there are available spots in a given class, especially at the most prestigious and competitive universities. When it comes to crafting your own stellar college application, there's no reason to leave anything to chance, as a high ACT score is one of the best ways to ensure your hard work stands out to those reviewing your application. If you hope to attend a university with instant name recognition, make use of the brightest and most respected minds in the test prep industry and allow our instructors to help you the same way they've helped countless students in Durban and around the world. Invest in yourself and your future and work with a dedicated professional to ensure you obtain the standardized test success you deserve. 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

    Durban, South Africa

  • Start: Mar 16, 2024

    End: May 04, 2024

    12 days left to start

  • Saturdays

    12:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

  • ACT Classic Course

    Durban, South Africa

  • Start: Mar 31, 2024

    End: May 19, 2024

    27 days left to start

  • Sundays

    03:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

    $1,490.00

    Early Booker

  • ACT Classic Course

    Durban, South Africa

  • Start: Apr 13, 2024

    End: Jun 01, 2024

    40 days left to start

  • Saturdays

    12:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

    $1,490.00

    Early Booker

  • ACT Classic Course

    Durban, South Africa

  • Start: Apr 28, 2024

    End: Jun 16, 2024

    55 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

ACT Online Classic

28 hours in total, Class Course, Live Online

  • Start: Mar 17, 2024

    End: May 05, 2024

    13 days left to start

  • Sundays

    03:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    (EST)

  • $990.00

  • Start: Mar 30, 2024

    End: May 18, 2024

    26 days left to start

  • Saturdays

    12:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    (EST)

  • $990.00

    $890.00

    Early Booker

  • Start: Apr 14, 2024

    End: Jun 02, 2024

    41 days left to start

  • Sundays

    03:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    (EST)

  • $990.00

    $890.00

    Early Booker

  • Start: Apr 27, 2024

    End: Jun 15, 2024

    54 days left to start

  • Saturdays

    12:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    (EST)

  • $990.00

    $890.00

    Early Booker

ACT Practice Tests

Practice Tests

Durban

Primary Course Venue:

Hilton
12-14 Walnut Road
Durban 4001
South Africa

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

Meet a Durban ACT Tutor: Darwin L.

Darwin was born in London and lived there for the first twelve years of his life until his mother was offered an exciting job opportunity in Washington, DC. "I wasn't excited about moving," admits Darwin, "but I also figured I'd be fine as long as I had my books." An enthusiastic and advanced reader from an early age, Darwin loved books and never left the house without one in his backpack. He enjoyed writing almost as much as he loved reading and after he started at his new school, it didn't take his classmates long to appreciate his impressive grasp of the intricacies of writing. Before he knew it, Darwin found himself participating in his school's peer tutoring program as a writing coach, helping classmates with essays and research papers. "I loved it," smiles Darwin. "Helping others write strong or persuasive arguments, making sure there were no fragments or run-on sentences in their writing, and guiding them through telling a compelling story made me so happy. My classmates were also really happy, so it was a win-win situation." Darwin decided to pursue a career as a professional editor, wanting to help others bring their stories to life, and he knew such a career would start with obtaining the best education possible.

After taking practice versions of both the SAT and the ACT, Darwin realized he performed significantly better on the ACT, "probably because I've always liked biology and anatomy," he shares. In order to perform to his full capabilities on the ACT, Darwin signed up for a group prep course. "Learning to answer standardized test questions is actually a lot like editing," he explains. "You have to pay attention to the details, but you can't lose sight of the bigger picture." Darwin's hard work and dedication were rewarded when he scored in the 98th percentile on the ACT, earning himself numerous offers of admission to colleges across the United States. He chose to attend Johns Hopkins University, where he obtained an undergraduate degree in English with a minor in education. After graduating from Johns Hopkins, Darwin accepted a position with a New York-based publishing house and began working his 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 Darwin loved collaborating with publishers and authors and helping books transform from drafts to completed manuscripts, he also missed the tutoring work he had done with students during high school. When his wife was offered a job in Durban, he was thrilled with the idea of moving. "I've always wanted to visit Africa," he shares, "and to be able to live there was almost too good to be true. The best thing about being an editor is I can work remotely from anywhere on the planet." After settling into a new home in Durban, Darwin decided to return to tutoring and created an online ACT workshop. He focused on 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 his dedication to helping others that we invited him to join the team as an ACT instructor. Darwin's calm demeanor and methodical approach to complex problems never fail to inspire confidence in his students, and his group prep courses are especially popular. When he isn't guiding future college students to test-taking success, Darwin can be found browsing local bookstores, training for a half marathon, and playing tour guide when family from DC and London come out to visit.

As Seen In
Fill out Info Request