ACT Tutoring

ACT Tutoring

Smash the test and strengthen your chances of gaining admission to the top US universities.

Why FirstPoint ACT Tutoring?

Our tutors all achieved exceptional ACT scores and have undergone extensive teacher training to ensure they are equipped to help you learn.

Not only will your tutor guide you academically, but they will inspire you to replicate their success. Your tutor has achieved what you are now setting out to achieve; admission into a top US university.

Your personalised study program is designed to ensure you get the right attention, exactly where you need it.

Your ACT tutor will set goals for you and ensure you meet them with regular assessments and one-on-one sessions.

What is the ACT?

US universities use the American College Test (ACT) as an alternative to the SAT to assess your college readiness.

The ACT is divided into four sections: English, mathematics, reading and science. Like the SAT, there is also an optional essay component.

In total, the ACT is two hours and 55 minutes long (or three hours and 35 minutes long with the essay section).

The exam is offered seven times a year in the US and typically five times for international students, depending on the country.


What is a good ACT score?

All four sections of the ACT are scored separately and are combined to give you a final score out of 36. The essay is not part of the combined score and instead is a separate score out of 12.

If you dream of going to an Ivy League or top tier university, you’ll need to score above a 32 to have a good chance of getting in.

Extremely selective universities such as MIT and Stanford look for even higher ACT scores than some Ivy Leagues but other good universities, such as UCLA and UC Berkeley, are more lenient.

Biggest difference between the ACT & SAT?

The biggest difference between the ACT and the SAT is time. The ACT is basically designed for you not to finish the exam, while the SAT allows more time per question.

Two other key differences are the science section in the ACT, and the ability to use a calculator in the maths section (in the SAT - no calculator).

Ultimately, you should sit the test that plays to your strengths. If you’re a science whiz, sit the ACT. The SAT works for people who are good with numbers on-the-fly.