ACT Prep For High School Juniors and Seniors

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Are you ready for the ACT? Want to increase your scores? Interested in scholarships?

 

The ACT is one of the most important postsecondary exams a student will ever take. This comprehensive test covers a wide range of subjects that assess their mathematical skills, grammar usage, and reading comprehension.

 

In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education, UT Martin is providing free, virtual workshops and classes for all Tennessee high schools students and teachers on how to be successful on the ACT.

 

For all Tennessee high school students:

  • The ACT Success Tactics Workshop, Virtual Office Hours and the Mastery Classes are open and free to all students enrolled in a Tennessee high school.

For all high school Tennessee teachers:

  • The ACT Workshop is offered during subsequent semesters and open to all Tennessee high school teachers to learn how to help students be successful on the ACT.

The workshops and classes are sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education.

 

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ACT Success Tactics Workshop (Conducted Via Zoom)

Free to Tennessee High School Students.

 

Students will:

  • Develop new strategies for how to manage questions.
  • Receive a detailed plan for practice opportunities to improve performance on the national exam.
  • Learn crucial time-saving tips.
  • Familiarize themselves more generally with higher education.

Math & Science Reasoning

Math and Science Reasoning are two closely related sections. The student may have a solid understanding of the content covered on the exam, but struggle with putting those pieces together to solve word problems and interpret data effectively. This two-hour course is designed to give students an overview of the challenges that each section addresses and provide educational strategies to solve them.

English & Reading

English and Reading are two closely related sections. Again, the student may have a solid understanding of the content yet struggle with putting those pieces together to correct grammatical errors and read passages efficiently and effectively. This two-hour course is designed to give students an overview of the challenges that each section addresses and provide educational strategies to solve them.

Registration:

Register Now - Free to Tennessee High School Students.

Dates - All time are CST.

Math & Science Reasoning

Saturday Oct. 2 9:30 - 11:0 am - Workshop FULL

Monday Oct. 11 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Workshop FULL

Saturday Oct. 16 9:30 - 11:30 am - Workshop FULL

Monday Oct. 18 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Workshop FULL

Tuesday Oct. 19 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Workshop FULL

Monday Oct. 25 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Workshop FULL

 

Tuesday Nov. 2 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Workshop FULL

Tuesday Nov. 9 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Workshop FULL

Sunday Nov. 14 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Workshop FULL

Saturday Nov. 20 9:30 - 11:30 am - Workshop FULL

Monday Nov. 29 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Tuesday Nov. 30 5:00 - 7:00 pm

 

Saturday Dec. 4 9:30 - 11:30 am - Workshop FULL

Sunday Dec. 5 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Workshop FULL

Monday Dec. 6 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Tuesday Dec. 7 5:00 - 7:00 pm

English & Reading

Saturday Oct. 2 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Workshop FULL

Wednesday Oct. 13 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Workshop FULL

Saturday Oct. 16 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Workshop FULL

Wednesday Oct. 20 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Workshop FULL

Tuesday Oct. 21 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Workshop FULL

Wednesday Oct. 27 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Workshop FULL

 

Thursday Nov. 4 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Thursday Nov. 11 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Sunday Nov. 14 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Workshop FULL

Saturday Nov. 20 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Workshop FULL

Wednesday Dec. 1 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Thursday Dec. 2 5:00 - 7:00 pm

 

Saturday Dec. 4 12:30 - 2:30 pm - Workshop FULL

Sunday Dec. 5 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Workshop FULL

Wednesday Dec. 8 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Thursday Dec. 9 5:00 - 7:00 pm

 

Instructor – ACT Success Tactics Workshops

Alex Beene is a UT Martin Adjunct Instructor, an author, and educator. He currently serves as a lead instructor for Tennessee Adult Education in three counties. He primarily works with rising high school juniors and seniors needing academic help with major national exams like the ACT and SAT, as well as college preparation. His records have been stellar; since 2013, he has mentored over 1,000 students who have been awarded a combined total of $4.2 million in scholarships and other financial aid. In 2020, Alex received the Jefferson Award for Public Service.

Requirements

Students will need access to a computer with a secure internet connection to Zoom (with video and audio function). Students are required to download the Zoom software before participation and a secure broadband connection is essential. Zoom is free and easy to use. Questions about Zoom can be found at https://www.zoom.us/.

 

Virtual Office Hours (Conducted Via Zoom)

Free to Tennessee High School Students.

 

Do you need a deeper dive into one of the four ACT exam subjects? This one-hour session expands on principles and examples from our workshop and provides more assistance in the areas in which you may need additional help. Before the session, please submit your questions and comments to the instructor at abeene@utm.edu.

Dates - All times are CST.

Oct. 2 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CLOSED

Oct. 13 7:00 – 8 p.m. CLOSED

Oct. 16 3:00 pm .- 4:00 pm CLOSED

Oct. 20 7:00 – 8 p.m. CLOSED

Oct. 21 7:00 – 8 p.m. CLOSED

Oct. 27 7:00 – 8 p.m. CLOSED

 

Nov. 4 7:00 – 8 p.m.

Nov. 11 7:00 – 8 p.m.

 

Nov. 14 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Nov. 20 3:00 pm . – 4:00 pm

 

Dec. 1 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Dec. 2 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Dec. 4 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Dec. 5 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Dec. 8 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Dec. 9 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Registration

Register Now - Free to Tennessee High School Students.

Requirements

Students will need access to a computer with a secure connection to Zoom (with video and audio function). Students are required to download the Zoom software before participation and a secure broadband connection is essential. Zoom is free and easy to use. Questions about Zoom can be found at https://www.zoom.us/.

 

ACT Mastery Classes Series (Conducted Via Zoom)

Free to Tennessee High School Students.

ACT Math Mastery Class

If a student previously completed the Math & Science Success Tactics Workshop and sought additional practice and/or supplemental help on the ACT’s Math exam, the Mastery Classes are recommended to strengthen skills further. Over two hours, students are exposed to techniques to use on the exam, additional practice questions, and a review of the entire Math practice exam. Participants are emailed the practice exam prior to the class. Students are encouraged to complete the practice exam before attending the Mastery Class session. All content covered is new to this specific course and is not featured in the Math & Science Success Tactics Workshop.

ACT Reading Mastery Class

If a student previously completed the English & Reading Success Tactics Workshop and sought additional practice and/or supplemental help on the ACT’s Reading exam, the Mastery Classes are recommended to strengthen those skills further. Over two hours, students are exposed to techniques to use on the exam, additional practice questions, and will review the entire Reading practice exam. Participants are emailed the practice exam prior to the class. Students are encouraged to complete the practice exam before attending the Mastery Class session. All content covered is new to this course and is not featured in the English & Reading Success Tactics Workshop.

ACT English Mastery Class

If a student previously completed the English & Reading Success Tactics Workshop and sought additional practice and/or supplemental help on the ACT’s English exam, the Mastery Classes are recommended to strengthen skills further. Over two hours, students are exposed to techniques to use on the exam, additional practice questions, and will review the entire English practice exam. Participants are emailed the practice exam prior to the class. Students are encouraged to complete the practice exam before attending the Mastery Class session. All content covered is new to this course and is not featured in the English & Reading Success Tactics Workshop.

ACT Science Reasoning Mastery Class

If a student previously completed the Math & Science Success Tactics Workshop and sought additional practice and/or supplemental help on the ACT’s Science Reasoning exam, the Mastery Classes are recommended to strengthen skills further. Over two hours, students are exposed to techniques to use on the exam, additional practice questions, and will review the entire Science Reasoning practice exam. Participants are emailed the practice exam prior to the class. Students are encouraged to complete the practice exam before attending the Mastery Class session. All content covered is new to this course and is not featured in the Math & Science Success Tactics Workshop.

Dates - All times are CST.

Monday – Thursday, Oct. 4 – 7, 5:00 – 7:00 pm - FULL

Monday – Thursday, Nov. 15 – 18, 5:00 – 7:00 pm - FULL

 

Spring Mastery Classes TBA

Note

Completion of our ACT Success Tactics Workshop is strongly preferred prior to Mastery Classes. The instructor will be expanding on the information learned in the workshop, and if you have yet to take it, you may be unable to know certain tips and complete certain problems effectively.

Registration

Register Now - Free to Tennessee High School Students.

Requirements

Students will need access to a computer with a secure internet connection to Zoom (with video and audio function). Students are required to download the Zoom software before participation and a secure broadband connection is essential. Zoom is free and easy to use. Questions about Zoom can be found at https://www.zoom.us/.

Instructor – ACT Mastery Classes

Alex Beene is a UT Martin Adjunct Instructor, an author, and educator. He currently serves as a lead instructor for Tennessee Adult Education in three counties. He primarily works with rising high school juniors and seniors needing academic help with major national exams like the ACT and SAT, as well as college preparation. His records have been stellar; since 2013, he has mentored over 1,000 students who have been awarded a combined total of $4.2 million in scholarships and other financial aid. In 2020, Alex received the Jefferson Award for Public Service.

 

ACT Workshops for Teachers (Conducted Via Zoom)

Free to Tennessee High School Teachers

Free - Sponsored by the TN Department of Education

 

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 3:30 – 5:30 CST - CLOSED

Monday, Nov. 1, 2:30 – 4:30 CST

Monday, Nov. 8, 3:30 – 5:30 CST

 

This 2-hour virtual workshop is for ACT Prep teachers. The workshop will include:

  • How to obtain, understand, and review your school’s ACT data.
  • Setting realistic goals.
  • How to impact scores.
  • ACT standards and how to connect them to the current standards.
  • What resources are available to you.
  • Present new, effective ways to get your students to study more critically and consistently for the exam.
  • Cover strategies that help students cut the clutter the exam gives them in different subjects and focus on the key elements to each section.
  • Offer stories of success and distress that can better help you to plan for and assist the challenges students will encounter when trying to improve their score.

Teachers attending the workshop will receive 1 Professional Development Point (PDP) and a Certificate of Achievement from UT Martin. For additional information on PDP, visit the TN Dept. of Education Licensure Resource website.

 

 

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