We demand this level of perfection because we do not simply teach superficial tricks that work for the most basic, straightforward problems. Instead, we introduce you to original, sure-fire strategies leading to the highest scores on the ACT.
Our SAT curriculum is the result of over 300 hours of research, improvement and question selection with consistent input from our teachers. The result? A ACT prep experience of the highest quality.
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I’ve just received my Dec ACT score and it was a 35. It was quite an unexpected score for me and I’d like to thank you for your wonderful (& enlightening) lessons which effectively relayed concepts and clarified my doubts. Thank you for aiding me in achieving such a previously unimaginable score!
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I found the strategies taught extremely useful and the teachers are nice and friendly. The teachers also provide a lot of practice questions where students can really get the concepts being taught. I have benefited a lot from doing many strategy sessions and I feel like everyone will benefit too in the long term.
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The Masterclass was helpful and a great experience. The instructors were very thorough and had a great knowledge of standardized tests. Very helpful with Reading passages and provided great tips to save time in the exam.
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As a senior who started late in preparation for the ACT, coming to IvyPrep truly made me confident in the test. It was amazing. The IvyPrep instructors explained every doubt and question clearly so that students were not left with any concerns.
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IvyPrep helped me increase my knowledge for ACT. Learning that facts can be entirely wrong in the essay was the best part.
“Instructors all did very well.”
The science, English (Grammar), and Reading were quite enjoyable. Math was challenging, but helpful. The instructors all did very well teaching their specific areas of expertise.
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The ACT Course is a valuable learning program that is essential to do before the ACT exam. The instructor exhibited strong knowledge, and thoroughly covered plenty of practice questions during class.
"Informative and useful!"
Informative and useful! My teacher provided succinct information and delivered the lesson clearly. My favourite part of the course was being exposed to practice questions for the ACT.
"Well taught and good resources."
The class was well taught and provided us with good resources for the ACT. Our instructor also knew the course well and gave us frequent short breaks during lessons!
The sessions were very thorough. Focusing on my main weaknesses really helped. IvyPrep’s classroom is also conveniently located, and the course flexibility suits my schedule.
"Lessons were well planned and strategies were very helpful."
Very good. Lessons were well planned and strategies were very helpful. I managed to get a 33 for my ACT with a 10 on the Writing on my first try. Thank you so much for your help!
"A score like this would have been difficult for me without you!"
Thank you very much for all your help. A score like this would have been difficult for me without you!
"Definitely worth the rigorous work!"
The ACT Course was full of in-depth, real-life tips. I learnt so much about Reading and Writing so I'm super glad I joined. Definitely worth the rigorous work!
There are four main ACT sections with an optional essay section at the end. All sections are taken in one sitting.
Both the SAT and ACT are used for undergraduate college admissions in the US. US universities generally have no preference between the SAT and ACT.
Here are the general differences between the SAT and ACT:
We advise students to pick the exam they can do better on. Generally, students who are good at Math do well on the SAT while students who are weaker at Math but stronger at data interpretation do better on the ACT.
Still not sure?
The best way to know which exam you should sit for is to take a SAT Diagnostic Test and a ACT Diagnostic Test.
You can book your Free SAT and ACT Diagnostic Tests here.
After the tests, our consultant will help to compare your scores and recommend which exam you should sit for.
You can use the table below to convert your SAT score to a ACT score or vice versa.
It depends on the school you are applying to. Some US universities do not require SAT Subject Test scores if you have an ACT score while other US universities still require the SAT Subject Scores even with an ACT score.
If you are undecided on which university to apply to, we highly recommend sitting for two SAT Subject tests if you plan to apply to the top 25 US universities.
You should take the ACT if you plan to apply to any of the following programs:
a) US Universities – Undergraduate Programs
b) SMU – Undergraduate Programs (if you do not have a A level/IB/NUS High School/Polytechnic diploma)
You can register for the ACT on the ACT website: http://act.org/
You will need to create an account before you can register for a test.
As the Essay section is optional, you should select the option to take the ACT with Essay if you wish to sit for it.
Upcoming ACT Test Dates
December 9th, 2018 (Saturday)
April 14th, 2018 (Saturday)
June 9th, 2018 (Saturday)
September 8th, 2018 (Saturday)
October 27th, 2018 (Saturday)
December 8th, 2018 (Saturday)
ACT Test Centres in Singapore
Dimensions International College
58, Lowland Road, Singapore 547453
Furen International School
345 Old Nelson Road, Singapore 758692
International Community School
27A Jubilee Rd, Singapore 128575
US Education Information Center
5 Paterson Rd, Singapore 238510
The ACT registration deadline is usually a month before the actual exam date.
However, you should register for the ACT as soon as you decide to sit for it. This is because spaces in test centres tend to run out before the registration deadline.
Self-register for the ACT here.
While there is no cut-off age to sit for the ACT, most students sit for the ACT in the last two years of high school. For international school students, that would be in Grade 11. For Junior College/IP students, that would be in JC 1/2.
You should first decide on your ACT test date, then start preparing for the ACT 2 – 3 months before that date.
Generally, you should put in a minimum of 80 hours of preparation before your test. The 80 hours could consist of time spent in class, doing revision, taking practice tests, and completing homework assignments.
This is usually because the ACT isn’t like your typical high school exam. You must understand the logic of the ACT before you can score on the exam.
To conquer the ACT, you need the right strategy – a specific way of approaching the questions and multiple-choice questions given. And this is what we provide: an original, strategy-driven curriculum written by perfect scorers themselves. We teach you to think in the right way and to use the right methods.
We find that most students tend to take the ACT at least twice to try to secure a better score. Even if your total ACT score does not improve, it is to your benefit if you make a score improvement on any of the four sections (English/Math/Reading/Science) as many schools practise superscoring (see below on “What is superscoring?”).
Superscoring is a scoring policy used by some colleges.
With superscoring, the college will take the best score obtained for each section across all your ACT attempts, and average it to tabulate your total ACT score. Here’s an example:
ACT Attempt 1
English – 33/36
Math – 34/36
Reading – 30/36
Science – 28/36
Total – 31/36
ACT Attempt 2
English – 35/36
Math – 31/36
Reading – 29/36
Science – 32/36
Total – 32/36
Superscored SAT Score
English – 35/36 (from 2nd attempt)
Math – 34/36 (from 1st attempt)
Reading – 30/36 (from 1st attempt)
Science – 32/36 (from 2nd attempt)
Total – 33/36
ACT Private Tutoring is held from Mondays to Saturdays. Our consultant will work with you to plan a tutoring schedule that suits your availability. The course duration can stretch anywhere from a few days to a few months.
Your expected improvement would depend on your starting score.
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