Are you looking for the very best tutors, improvements, and results for the ACT?
Over 80% of Infiniva's ACT students improve by 3 to 8 points (composite) on the test.
Every college in the country accepts either the SAT or ACT for admissions purposes. Students in the Northeast traditionally take only the SAT, but the ACT is becoming an increasingly popular option in recent years for this region. The test can hew a little more closely to the actual school curriculum than the SAT, making the test a better option for some students; other students will naturally perform better on the ACT than on the SAT for different reasons (and vice versa). Thus, the ACT is definitely a test you should give some strong consideration to and probably take in addition to (or instead of) the SAT.
If you are unsure which test you may perform better on or you think you will score better on the ACT than on the SAT, you are welcome to schedule and take a free proctored ACT diagnostic test with us (and even take a free proctored SAT diagnostic test, too, to compare).
Infiniva offers very effective one-on-one private tutoring courses strictly for the ACT as well.
We recommend that you call us as early as possible and start your ACT preparation in the summer after the sophomore year. In some cases, if you contact us early enough, we may even recommend doing a first ACT course during the sophomore year. Generally, the earlier you start, the more time you have to prepare for and take the exam and the better the final results. Do NOT wait until the spring of your junior year or even later to begin your preparation!
To give you just one sample of our actual results, below is a scan of the official score report for the official April 2012 ACT that was taken by one of Infiniva's students after he completed a regular SAT course and a very short ACT course with Infiniva. This was his first and only official ACT. A 36 is a perfect score for the composite score and each section subscore. Only roughly 600 students in the entire nation achieve a perfect composite score on the ACT each year.
The Infiniva Difference
Most ACT courses in the area are classroom courses, usually with 10-20 students per class. Infiniva insists on having each tutor work with one student at a time. There is no more effective setting than a one-on-one setting, allow the tutor to devote his or her complete attention to you and customize the course to your specific needs and strengths and weaknesses. We move through the course at the pace that is appropriate to you, focus more on the areas and topics that will yield the best score improvements, answer only your questions (as opposed to questions from 10 other students), and, in general, extract the maximum score improvements and best scores from you in the shortest amount of time and most efficient way possible.
Because our courses are one-on-one, we can be much more flexible with the schedule for the sessions. We can usually work with your schedule, whether you are a busy student, athlete, volunteer, student leader, or all of the above. There is no more missing sessions and important content and practice because you could not, say, make it to class on Wednesday night from 6 to 9 pm.
Top-Notch, Expert Tutors
Infiniva's tutors are simply the best in the area. In order to be hired, applicants must already possess excellent SAT scores themselves (usually a 720 or higher per section) and good communication and interpersonal skills so that they can relate well to the students and convey the content and strategies effectively. Then, before a new tutor starts working with a single student, he or she must undergo an extremely long and intensive training program, covering all aspects of the SAT and the courses. The initial training typically lasts for 4 to 6 months and entails over 250 hours of instruction time! In short, by the end of the initial training, Infiniva tutors are extremely qualified and well trained for the courses and students they will take on. In addition, tutors are generally required to demonstrate even higher scores on the test by taking an officially administered SAT; most tutors have scored a 770+ (verbal tutors) or 780+ (Math tutors) -- per section -- on an actual SAT, scores that put them in the top one percent of test-takers. Compare our tutors with tutors or instructors from other companies, who may have only scored in the top 10% (if that) and have gone through little or no training. Before SAT tutors start working with the ACT, they go through a second comprehensive training program that targets the ACT specifically.
The tutors' expertise and experience with the SAT and SAT tutoring transfer very well to the ACT, since the two tests are quite similar in many ways, making them excellent ACT tutors as well.
In order to better meet your needs and preferences, our tutors are grouped into different tiers, based primarily on their experience, past track records, and reviews or recommendations from past clients. The prices for the courses are different for different tiers. Here is a list of the tiers and their definitions:
Standard Tutors: These are generally tutors with less than 1.5 years of experience (but sometimes more) at Infiniva and have undergone the rigorous and comprehensive Infiniva SAT/PSAT training program and the ACT training program and demonstrated the ability to score very highly themselves (generally in the top 1%) on the test.
Senior Tutors: These are generally tutors with at least 1.5 years to 3 years of experience at Infiniva and who have helped students achieve consistently good score improvements and received recommendations from past students.
Master Tutor: This is a tutor who has worked at Infiniva for over 3 years and consistently achieves better-than-average score improvements and good or excellent reviews and recommendations from past students. There is only one Master Tutor at this point, and he has almost 8 years of experience with the company, including over 4 years of experience with the ACT.
Proctored and Realistic Diagnostic Exams
Each course comes with a set of proctored diagnostic exams. It is essential that students preparing for the ACT take proctored diagnostic exams under realistic conditions. Thus, we hire a proctor, furnish our students with official or real ACT exams, and hold the diagnostic exams on the weekends starting at roughly the same time as the actual ACT in order to make the testing experience as realistic and beneficial as possible. The diagnostic exams give the students practice for the actual exam and provide both the students and tutors with valuable feedback throughout the course on how the student is progressing in the course.
All the diagnostic exams are included in the price of the course.
Books and Materials
Infiniva uses about 6 to 7 books with each ACT course, including the Real ACT Prep Guide, the only official guide to the ACT, published by the ACT, the organization that administers the exam. Using official questions directly from the testmaker is criticial to being familiar with and studying for the ACT. We use primarily official questions in the tutoring sessions, and all of our diagnostic exams use real or official ACTs. We also use books from other sources, since using one book, even if it is an official guide, is woefully insufficient for a comprehensive course on the ACT. These other books provide important additional practice as well as reading and instruction on strategies, techniques, and content. Put together, the books in the course represent the best materials we have found on the market and form the basis for the homework, an important component of the course.
All the books and materials are included in the price of the course.
Money-Back Score Improvement Guarantee
Each of our standard ACT private tutoring courses comes with a money-back score improvement guarantee. Provided that your starting composite score is 27 or below, you are guaranteed a 3-point improvement in the 20-hour course, a 4-point improvement in the 30-hour course, and a5-point improvement in the 40-hour course (all of these improvements are based on the composite score). (We also guarantee improvements for starting composite scores higher than 27, although the guarantees are somewhat lower for these scores because it is generally more difficult to improve scores from a very high starting score.) In order to qualify for this guarantee, you must attend all of the tutoring hours, meet at a regular pace with the tutor, complete the course no earlier than 10 days before your target ACT, complete at least 90% of the homework on time, take a minimum number of proctored diagnostic tests (this number varies depending on the course), and meet a few other conditions. Should you meet the guarantee requirements and not achieve the guaranteed improvement on the official ACT ("first ACT"), we will provide you with a set of free tutoring hours (between 10 and 18 hours, depending on the course and your exact score on the "first ACT") to prepare for a second official ACT ("second ACT"). If you do not achieve the guaranteed score on the "second ACT" (and you have met the conditions of the guarantee), we will refund at least 20% of the course tuition to you.
No other course in the area, private tutoring or classroom, provides such a strong money-back guarantee. Most courses, if they provide a guarantee at all, offer a 1-point guarantee ("higher score")!
Try Out the Course for FREE!
If you are still unsure whether doing an Infiniva ACT course is the right choice for you, we can offer you a free proctored diagnostic test and free introductory session after the test. The diagnostic test will provide you with accurate information about your current and starting scores and strengths and weaknesses, regardless of whether or not you have already taken an official ACT. During the free introductory session, we can go over the results of this exam with you, help you construct and recommend a study and preparation plan, and introduce some powerful strategies for tackling the exam. Once you have gotten all of this information and gotten a taste of the course, you can decide for yourself whether an Infiniva ACT course will help you reach your goals. We are confident that it will, although there is certainly no obligation to commit to a course afterwards. Call us today at 716-332-6117to schedule the free test and session!
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