Last week I was called by a parent to help her daughter prepare for her fifth attempt at the ACT. The reason for this was that her college of choice required a two point increase on the ACT a week later. With only 6 days to help her I had to approach this very differently.
The first thing I do is figure out if the student has performed to his or her potential. This is where you can find the real opportunity for quick improvement. Often I find that confidence and time are the two biggest factors holding a student back from performing to his or her potential. I run several drills where I eliminate the time factor and the bad habits formed from lack of confidence. After several drills I can start to get an idea of what kind of score this student is really capable of achieving if he or she eliminates those negative factors. Continue reading