Ivy’s ACT Class

Ivy’s ACT crash course for ensuring your test score improvement


In teaching the English (Grammar) Test of the ACT

In our ACT prep class, students will get a crash course of grammar basics, effective sentence writing and rhetorical styles. Students will practice how to revise given sentences and paragraphs to become consistent, clear, concise, and coherent. Timing will also play a factor for students to finish the exam efficiently. At Ivy, students will become acclimated to the testing conditions as they will have taken practice tests under timing and will have acquired not only required knowledge but also problem-solving skills.

In teaching the Math Test of the ACT

Ivy instructors will explain algebra, geometry and trigonometry concepts and their applications to problem solving. Students will not only be presented with worksheets of concepts that they need to review but will also brainstorm and practice Dr. Yu’s six-step method for tackling complicated story problems. Practice tests will also be provided. Once an exam is complete, the instructor will review it with the students so that no concept will be left untaught until each student is comfortable to move on.


In teaching the Reading Test of the ACT

For the ACT Reading portion, students will be assigned a number of reading passages on different categories (prose fiction, humanities, social studies, and natural sciences) and will be timed. This portion of the exam really challenges the students on their comprehension due to the restricted time. The instructor will present a variety of passages and students will practice how to read quickly and efficiently to find central ideas and summaries. Ivy will prepare our students not waste unnecessary time on any given passage, but instead are strategically completing the exam.


In teaching the Science (Reasoning) Test of the ACT

Ivy students will practice analyzing various charts and graphs and reasoning scientifically such as drawing conclusions based on cause and effect relationships. There are all sorts of graphs, tables and passages in this science portion which sometimes cause students to get caught off guard when their brain has to switch from one topic to the another. At Ivy, our students are well-rounded when it comes to battling the Science portion, as they will have practiced scientific reasoning skills such as interpretation of given data and understanding experimental design, etc.

The ACT consists of four multiple-choice test (each 36 points) and an optional writing test.

Test            Questions             Time 

English       75                         45 minutes

Math           60                         60 minutes

Reading      40                         35 minutes

Science        40                         35 minutes

Writing        1 prompt               40 minutes

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