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Connect with Online Tutors for ACT® Prep

Boost your score and gain test-day confidence with a vetted instructor.

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They have been very flexible with my son's academic needs. My son began tutoring sessions to prepare for the ACT. He then switched to focus on calculus and ended the semester with an A.

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Your Child Deserves the Best Online Tutor for ACT Prep

Among the dozens of extremely knowledgeable tutors in Learner’s network, many specialize in ACT test prep. Here are some of the many ACT experts your child could work alongside:

ACT Tutors Alan
ACT Prep
Many people seem to think that some students are better test-takers than others, but Alan fundamentally disagrees. Just like no one was born and drafted into the NBA, no one was born with a composite score of 36 on the ACT. Given this, when Alan meets new students, he likes to make sure they are confident in their abilities and helps them practice ways to improve their test scores.

4,276 hours tutoring

Award-winning tutor

ACT Tutors Asher
ACT Prep
Asher is relatable, caring, and efficient in his test prep sessions. He sees each student as an individual and alters his lesson plans to ensure they not only improve their ACT scores but, more importantly, their self-esteem and sense of optimism for test day.

Tutoring since 2000

Tutoring since 2000

ACT Tutors Ashwin
ACT Prep
After a chance occurrence filling in as a tutor, Ashwin fell in love with the work and has been doing it full-time ever since. Ashwin tries to get every student into the mindset that “you are your own best teacher.” He believes self-learning is key to conquering the ACT, and tutoring is a great way to guide and facilitate that.

4,000+ hours tutoring

Private tutor since 2013

ACT Tutors David
ACT Prep
David is a high-energy teacher whose empathetic teaching methods can help fit the needs of all students, no matter how unconventional a student’s learning style may be. If the student needs a more creative approach to explaining the reading section and a more traditional approach to science or ACT math, David will always work to ensure that students get their “ah ha” moments.

Tutoring since 2019

Tutoring since 2019

ACT Tutors Esperanza
ACT Prep
In her lessons, Esperanza requires focus and engagement, concentrating on ways to help students retain information. She approaches each ACT lesson with the intent to impart lasting knowledge and effective study tools rather than just a band-aid to get students through a single exam.

Tutoring since 2017

Award-winning tutor

ACT Tutors Jonathan
ACT Prep
Jonathan has over 20 years of experience tutoring the GRE, SAT, ACT, and other standardized tests. Jonathan uses a direct, no-nonsense approach to ACT tutoring. First, he likes to discuss the student’s weak points and hone in on improving and strengthening those skills. Jonathan believes a student truly knows the topic if they can first solve the problem and then explain the steps taken and why.

Tutoring since 1994

award-winning tutor

ACT Tutors Kyle
ACT Prep
Kyle’s tutoring style is centered around detail and discipline. He believes students must have a solid foundation in logic and reasoning to excel on the ACT. As part of his test prep sessions, Kyle also strives to help students gain confidence in their test-taking abilities, as he believes this is the most successful method for ensuring success on test day.

Tutoring since 2008

award-winning tutor

ACT Tutors Laura
ACT Prep
Laura’s many years of professional management and teaching give her an edge over traditional tutoring. Laura knows how to explain ACT concepts in various, extremely helpful ways and relate the material to a student’s real-life interests. She instructs students who were once nervous and unsure about the ACT and now look forward to each session.

Tutoring since 2010

Tutoring since 2010

ACT Tutors Lokesh
ACT Prep
Never one to shy away from a good joke, Lokesh believes it’s easier for students to learn ACT concepts and test-taking strategies if they approach each tutoring session with a sense of ease rather than tension. He likes creating practice questions for students to solve that are similar to what they will normally encounter on the ACT, all while helping them learn to combat test anxiety.

200+ hours tutoring

Tutoring since 2018

ACT Tutors Mary Kay
Mary Kay
ACT Prep
After getting to know each student individually, Mary Kay presents ACT subjects in small segments so students are not overwhelmed. She starts out very slowly, making sure the student fully grasps the material before moving on. Additionally, she likes to begin each lesson by answering any questions the student may have encountered while self-studying during the week.

Tutoring since 1996

Tutoring since 1996

ACT Tutors Michael
ACT Prep
An ACT tutoring session with Michael is always an open discussion with the student. Michael and his student agree on what needs to be accomplished each session, and they get it done together. As the big test day approaches, he frequently communicates with his students and parents via phone and email so no one is left in the dark.

Tutoring since 2009

Tutoring since 2009

Why Tutoring for the ACT?

Preparing for the ACT exam is a monumental ordeal. To excel on this exam, it’s important for students to set goals and create a specific plan of action for their test prep. However, this is a challenging task in and of itself and can be particularly overwhelming for students going through this process alone.

One of the biggest advantages of working with a tutor for ACT prep is that an expert can help students curate a personalized, step-by-step learning program to help them achieve their goals. A tutor will help you determine what a realistic goal score is and create a study plan from the first day to the test day that will guide you to this end result.

For instance, if your child is a national merit scholar who wants to attend an Ivy League school, a tutor can walk them through the steps needed to get there. Having an expert-backed plan can foster great peace of mind and confidence for students, especially for those who get easily stressed, have a hard time setting measurable targets, and struggle to gauge their own strengths and weaknesses.

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How Students Benefit from Working with Learner

Learner’s amazing tutor pool offers numerous advantages to students. Here are some of the most significant benefits you can expect to enjoy:

Customized lesson plans

The best tutors for ACT prep know how to tailor their teaching approach to each student’s needs. At Learner, our tutors know how to accurately diagnose student weaknesses and create lesson plans prioritizing the biggest gains to their test scores. 

The tutors assess students’ mastery of skills in three main areas. Firstly, an instructor will examine a student’s behavior and attitude toward the test. Then, they review a student’s test strategies, which include knowing how to budget time, making educated guesses, and knowing how to attack every type of question. Lastly, tutors will look at a student’s familiarity with the test content and ensure they have the right resources to improve in their weakest areas.

One-on-one instruction

There are unmatched benefits to private tutoring, which is why Learner only offers one-on-one instruction. Group ACT tutoring sessions are constrained by time and pacing for subject coverage, as tutors need to cater to every student's needs. Meanwhile, one-on-one private tutoring allows tutors to only focus on the areas that need attention, which maximizes cost-effectiveness and maintains student motivation.

Effective test prep

Mastery of the subject matter is only part of the battle when you’re preparing to take the ACT. Students must also know how to manage time efficiently, create an effective study plan, and be confident in their test-taking skills. A private tutor will address all of the right test-taking strategies and regularly incorporate them into lesson plans. For instance, one lesson may cover how to make educated guesses when you don’t know the answer by strategically eliminating multiple-choice questions.

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What to Look for in a tutor for ACT test prep?

Tutors for ACT prep are an investment in time and money. Simply because someone dubs themselves an “ACT tutoring expert” does not necessarily confer the skills of that title upon them. 

When searching for an ACT expert, ensure your candidates have an advanced degree, several years of teaching experience, and exemplary satisfaction rates. In addition, one of the most important criteria to pay attention to is ACT expertise. Ideally, your tutor will have taken the ACT before and scored top marks. If your tutor scores in the 99th percentile on the ACT, they will not only be very well-versed in the material, but also will know the important tips and tricks that are necessary to excel on this exam.


Why students love Learner.

Chelsea from Learner helped me to get a full ride to Duke University.

“Chelsea from Learner was the perfect match for me. She customized the training so that it would push me hard - but not too hard where I would get frustrated. I worked with Chelsea for years because she took a genuine interest in me and my future.”

"Stephanie taught me how to be more organized. I was getting Bs and Cs before I started working with her. I used to get overwhelmed before studying for a test. Stephanie taught me how to create “study guides” so I’d have all the big ideas in one place. I am now getting As and Bs and my parents are much happier."

"When I first started working with Alan, I told him I would never be good at math. I barely passed my first two years of high school math and I needed one more hard math class to graduate. Alan believed in me and worked with me on the basics. Little by little, he built up my confidence to the point where I realized I am good at math and I did well in the class."

How does Learner ACT tutoring work?

Answer questions about your child's background and unique needs.

Schedule a call with our Academic Advisor to identify learning goals and objectives.

We will custom match the right tutor for your child. Your initial session is commitment-free.

Why Use Learner’s Tutoring for ACT Prep?

Learner’s highly qualified tutors have a proven track record of assisting students with ACT preparation. The following are some of the many ways your child can take advantage of Learner’s services:

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Learn faster

Studying for the ACT can feel like an impossible feat for a teenager. Between learning hundreds of vocabulary words and mastering exam-taking strategies in their test prep, it’s all too easy for students to procrastinate and not live up to their full potential. Learner’s tutors can help students create a study plan tailored to their strengths and weaknesses and efficiently execute this plan in approachable steps.

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Advanced platform

Learner’s online platform is designed to help students get the most out of each lesson. Each classroom has learning tools, including an interactive whiteboard that allows students and tutors to collaborate on ACT math and science questions. Each lesson is recorded, allowing students to use previous lessons as study resources when independently studying for the ACT.

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At Learner, we believe that matching students with complementary tutors allows students to achieve their full academic potential. This is why the custom-matching component of our process is one of Learner’s most unique and valuable features. Studies show that positive student-tutor relationships have long-lasting implications for the student’s academic and social development. Students who have supportive relationships with their tutors are more likely to achieve high levels of academic success than those without.

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Expert instructors

We recognize that the quality of our service depends on the expertise of the tutors we employ. That’s why every Learner tutor must pass through a series of vetting hoops, including background checks, interviews, and mock tutoring lessons. All of our tutors for ACT prep also have at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and several years of teaching standardized test preparation courses.

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Key Elements of Learner’s ACT Program

Accelerated lessons

Two of the most important elements of our tutoring program are a one-on-one learning environment and a customized ACT prep curriculum. These twin pillars significantly contribute to our industry-leading satisfaction rates and help students see score improvements within several weeks.

Supportive and encouraging tutors

All of our tutors have impressive educational backgrounds, extensive teaching experience, and a strong foundation in test prep, but our standards don’t stop there. Our tutors also prioritize fostering a supportive learning environment where students feel comfortable making mistakes, asking questions, and being themselves.

Innovative technology

Our online classrooms are equipped with all of the tools students need to get the most out of their ACT experience and future academic careers, including video and audio, screen-sharing, and an interactive whiteboard, which allows students and tutors to collaborate on ACT practice questions simultaneously.

Resources for ACT Prep

No matter how many tutoring sessions your child attends, nothing will prepare them for taking the exam as well as ACT practice tests can. At Learner, we heavily incorporate past exams and practice questions into our tutoring program to help simulate the real testing environment as much as possible.

How to Find an ACT Prep Tutor Near Me

There are several ways to find an effective, reputable, and expert ACT prep tutor. While it might be tempting to start by conducting a quick Google search, this route is unlikely to lead you to a great tutor for ACT prep. One of the best ways to find an instructor you can trust is through a recommendation from a friend, family member, or colleague.

Begin by asking around your child’s school and checking in with teachers, guidance counselors, and fellow parents. Hearing about someone's experience with a tutor or tutoring service firsthand is a great way to hone in on any excellent candidates. 

Another way to prescreen for quality tutoring is to sign up for a service with an established reputation for ACT prep tutoring, like Learner. An online tutoring service has already screened and vetted the tutors in its network.

Sometimes, online tutoring services will do the heavy lifting of matching you with a complementary tutor. However, if you are tasked with selecting your own tutor, make sure to read through the instructor’s ratings and reviews. Reviews can provide a comprehensive perspective on the quality of tutoring services, shedding light on how much a tutor's claimed expertise in ACT prep translates into effective classroom instruction and student satisfaction.

Top Benefits of Working with a Private Tutor for ACT Prep

Increased confidence

When students solely rely on self-studying or group studying for the ACT, they miss out on key benefits. For one, many students struggle with test anxiety, morale, and self-esteem, which aren’t typically fostered in an independent learning environment. Private tutors can encourage and validate students when they achieve a milestone or correctly answer a question, and they can guide them when they need an extra helping hand. Studies show that the more confident a student is, the more likely they are to search for new solutions on a test and the more persistent they will be in working through difficult tasks.

Customized lesson plans

A group test prep course is an excellent way to brush up on foundational knowledge and key test-taking skills, but a customized curriculum is only possible in a private tutoring environment. For busy high school students, time is precious. With group courses and self-learning, students spend valuable time reviewing and relearning concepts and strategies they already know. Private tutors can assess a student’s weaknesses and prioritize the areas leading to the biggest gains in their test scores.


Studies show that the more time students spend studying, the better their composite ACT score is. While this information is unsurprising, it does mean that if your child wants to excel on the ACT, lots of time and effort must go into their preparation process. A private tutor can help students create a realistic, easy-to-follow lesson plan and check in with them along the way to ensure they are doing the necessary work. Students are more likely to stick to a plan if they know someone is holding them accountable.

Safe learning environment

One of the most significant downsides to group ACT courses is that they are uncomfortable learning environments for all students. Some students may feel more hesitant to ask questions or request clarifying explanations in front of their peers. When there’s just a student and a tutor in the room, students may feel more comfortable opening up about the areas where they are struggling. Additionally, because they are not subject to the same time restrictions as group tutors, private tutors are better able to adapt to a student's learning pace.

Practice for test day

Test anxiety and budgeting for time are two of students' most common struggles when taking the ACT. Even if students master all of the reading, math, science, and English content, they are unlikely to succeed if they cannot conquer day-of fears. Private tutors teach students tactics to overcome these hurdles, as well as simulate a test day so that students can practice using these theoretical strategies in a realistic environment.

What Traits Should You Look for in a Private Tutor for ACT Prep?


Patience is one of the most essential traits of an educator. Mastering new concepts and skills doesn’t typically happen seamlessly or right away. In fact, most of the time, students will face hiccups and make lots of mistakes before a concept is truly solidified. An excellent tutor will understand when they need to repeat and revisit concepts and explanations with their students as much as necessary.


It’s essential for tutors to be in their line of work for the right reasons. Teaching is a challenging job, especially when students experience frustration, dread, stress, boredom, and anxiety about the subject they are studying. The best educators have an unwavering desire to help their students achieve their goals. When tutors invest in their students, students feel worthy of investing in themselves.


There are thousands of ways to design an ACT curriculum, and each variation will cater to a different type of student. A great instructor will not only have a solid foundation in ACT prep, but will also be adept at tailoring an ACT curriculum to a student’s strengths, weaknesses, learning style, pace, and personality.


You will be hard-pressed to find a student who is excited about ACT prep. This process can be challenging, time-consuming, and exhausting for most students; therefore, it’s important for tutors to bring positive energy to each lesson. Enthusiasm is contagious, and it can inspire students to approach the ACT with a positive attitude and further engage with the material they are learning.


ACT prep tutors must communicate frequently with parents to ensure they are updated about their child’s progress. Excellent tutors can recognize when their current approach isn’t working and shift their course of action accordingly, keeping parents informed about any changes. Staying in the loop with parents also allows them to intervene and take action when necessary.


Empathy is essential for a tutor, as it allows them to understand and connect with their students on a deeper level. By recognizing and validating a student’s mental and emotional highs and lows, tutors can create a safe and supportive learning environment that fosters academic growth. The more comfortable students feel with their tutors, the more likely they are to throw themselves into a task, make mistakes, and be candid about hurdles they need help overcoming.


Tutoring and ACT preparation are collaborative efforts. Tutors are learning alongside their students about how to cater lessons to different needs. Excellent tutors will own up to their limitations and be open to feedback, recognizing that this can only make them better. In addition, humble tutors are less attached to their methods and ideas, which allows them to be more flexible and adaptable to the individual needs of each student.


Ambitious tutors are always seeking out new learning opportunities, staying updated with the latest research and techniques, and looking for ways to innovate and improve their teaching practice. A driven educator tutor will set high expectations for themselves and their students to ensure they receive the best possible instruction and support.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is online tutoring different from in-person tutoring?

Unlike in-person tutoring, online tutoring is a completely virtual experience. Students and tutors connect in a virtual classroom equipped with various learning tools. Most established online services include interactive whiteboards, video, audio, and screen-sharing features in their classrooms. Some online services will also record and archive each lesson.

What are the qualifications of your ACT prep tutors?

All of our ACT prep tutors have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, established ACT expertise, and several years of ACT prep teaching experience. All of our tutors must undergo a series of interviews and background checks and conduct a mock tutoring session.

Do families select their own tutor for ACT prep?

At Learner, our team does the heavy lifting of matching you with a tutor who aligns with your interests and goals. We pair tutors and students together based on complementary schedules, strengths, weaknesses, learning and teaching styles, personalities, and interests.

What does a tutor for ACT prep do?

Our ACT prep tutors create customized curriculums for each student revolving around the areas students need the most help with. Whether your child needs help brushing up on basic vocabulary or math skills or is struggling with test anxiety or time management, our tutors are here to help.

What if we are dissatisfied with the tutor we are paired with?

Learner has a full customer satisfaction guarantee. If you are unhappy with the first tutor you are paired with, Learner will match you with a new tutor who better aligns with your interests, free of charge.

When can we book our first appointment with a tutor for ACT prep?

After you complete the initial online questionnaire, it typically takes Learner 72 hours to custom match you with a tutor. Once you have been assigned a tutor, you can book your first lesson for whatever date and time works best for you.

How does online tutoring work?

All online ACT prep tutoring sessions occur in a virtual classroom. Students can sign on from wherever they want, whether that’s an empty classroom at school or their bedroom at home. Every classroom includes tools like an interactive whiteboard, video, audio, screen-sharing, and file-sharing that mimic the environment of an in-person study session.

Will my child’s ACT score improve after working with a tutor?

Yes! We have found that tutoring from an ACT prep specialist has resulted in significant improvements in students’ ACT practice test scores. Our approach of one-on-one tutoring sessions combined with customized lesson plans is particularly advantageous, as tutors can tailor lesson plans to hone in on the areas where a student requires the most support.

How much does a tutor for ACT prep cost?

Our hourly rates vary depending on a tutor’s experience and expertise and the package that students sign up for. Students can expect to pay between $90 and $120 an hour for private tutoring. Remember that opting for a higher rate with fewer mandatory tutoring hours can often be more cost-effective in the long run than investing in less effective tutoring services over a longer period of time.

How do I become an online tutor?

Every tutoring service has its own requirements that candidates must meet in order to apply. For instance, at Learner, all tutors must already have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year university and several years of teaching ACT prep. Some online tutoring services may be less restrictive with their vetting processes than others.

Is ACT prep tutoring tax-deductible?

In most cases, ACT prep tutoring is considered a personal expense, meaning it is not tax deductible. However, if your child has a learning disability, ACT prep tutoring may be considered a medical expense. If you think you qualify for the latter, contact your accountant.

What is your refund policy?

Customer satisfaction is Learner’s top priority. If customers are dissatisfied with their first lesson, Learner will connect them with a new tutor for free. Customers will also receive a full refund for their first lesson.


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52 ACT Practice Questions to Achieve Your Dream Score

Prepare your students for ACT  success with our curated set of 52 challenging practice questions. We've reviewed past ACT exams to provide your students with targeted practice in the exam's four main sections: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.

Here's a sample of 4 questions - download the worksheet and answer sheet below for the full practice test.

1) Given that f(x) = x2 - 16 and g(x) = x + 2, what are all the values of x for which f(g(x)) = 0? 

A) -6 and 2

B) -2 and 6

C) 3 and -4

D) -3 and 4

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2) A bag contains 16 blue marbles, 11 white marbles, and 5 black marbles. How many additional black marbles must be added to the 32 marbles already in the bag so that the probability of randomly drawing a black marble is ¼?

A) 9

B) 4

C) 7

D) 10

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3) One side of square EFGH has a length of 28 inches. A certain rectangle whose area is equal to the area of EFGH has a width of 16 inches. What is the length, in inches, of the rectangle?

A) 56

B) 98

C) 14

D) 49

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4) The first and last lines of this passage are connected through imagery that refers to:

Passage II: Adapted from: Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

" The towers of Zenith aspired above the morning mist; austere towers of steel and cement and limestone, sturdy as cliffs and delicate as silver rods. They were neither citadels nor churches, but frankly and beautifully office-buildings.

The mist took pity on the fretted structures of earlier generations: the Post Office with its shingle-tortured mansard, the red brick minarets of hulking old houses, factories with stingy and sooted windows, wooden tenements colored like mud. The city was full of such grotesqueries, but the clean towers were thrusting them from the business center, and on the farther hills were shining new houses, homes—they seemed —for laughter and tranquility.

Over a concrete bridge fled a limousine of long sleek hood and noiseless engine. These people in evening clothes were returning from an all-night rehearsal of a Little Theater play, an artistic adventure considerably illuminated by champagne. Below the bridge curved a railroad, a maze of green and crimson lights. The New York Flyer boomed past, and twenty lines of polished steel leaped into the glare.

In one of the skyscrapers the wires of the Associated Press were closing down. The telegraph operators wearily raised their celluloid eye-shades after a night of talking with Paris and Peking. Through the building crawled the scrubwomen, yawning, their old shoes slapping. The dawn mist spun away.

Cues of men with lunch-boxes clumped toward the least & of new factories, sheets of glass and hollow tile, glittering shops where five thousand men worked beneath one roof, pouring out the honest wares that would be sold up the Euphrates and across the veldt. The whistles rolled out in greeting a chorus cheerful as the April dawn; the song of labor in a city built—it seemed—for giants."

A) Penthouses.

B) High rise buildings or skyscrapers.

C) Museums.

D) Newspaper offices.

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5) The phrase, “The mist took pity on the fretted structures of earlier generations” most likely means:

A) The mist felt sad for the older buildings.

B) The older buildings were ugly.

C) The skyscrapers towered over the older buildings. 

D) The mist hung low, obscuring the view of the older buildings.

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