UT Martin has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Education to offer free virtual workshops and classes for all Tennessee high school students and teachers. All sessions are conducted via Zoom and require advance registration. All workshops and classes are sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education.
Instructor Alex Beene is a UTM 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.
Participants will need access to a computing device with a secure internet connection and video/audio function. A Zoom software download is required 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/.
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In this course, 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, and familiarize themselves more generally with higher education.
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 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.
Math & Science Reasoning
Register Now - Free to Tennessee High School Students.
Wednesday, June 1 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, June 3 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 4 - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, June 5 - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 10 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, June 20 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25 - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 6 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 13 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 15 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
English & Reading
Register Now - Free to Tennessee High School Students.
Thursday, June 2 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, June 3 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 4 - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 5 - 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, June 10 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 16 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25 - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 7 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 14 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 15 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Free to Tennessee High School Students.
This one-hour session is a deeper dive expansion on the principles and examples from the ACT Success Tactics Workshop. Participants receive more assistance in the specific areas in which help is needed. Before the session, please submit your questions and comments to the instructor at email@example.com.
The ACT Mastery Classes are recommended to further strengthen skills after students have completed the ACT Success Tactics Workshops. In these two-hour sessions, students are exposed to techniques to use on the ACT exam, additional practice questions, and a review of the entire practice exams. 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 material that is not included in the ACT Success Tactics Workshop. Sessions include ACT Math Mastery, ACT Reading Mastery, ACT English Mastery, and ACT Science Reasoning Mastery.
Please note that completion of the ACT Success Tactics Workshop is strongly preferred prior to enrolling in 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.
The Mastery Class consists of four class meetings in a one-week period. Students are expected to attend all 4 sessions. All times are CST.
The Mastery Class consists of 4 class meetings. Students are expected to attend all 4 sessions.
Monday, June 6 - Thursday, June 9 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. each night
Monday, June 27 - Thursday, June 30 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. each night
This two-hour virtual workshop for ACT Prep teachers includes the following topics:
Click on the preferred date to register. All times are CST.
Wednesday, July 27, 1:00-3:00pm
Wednesday, August 3, 1:00-3:00pm
Teachers attending the workshop will receive one Professional Development Point (PDP) and a Certificate of Achievement from UT Martin. For additional information on PDP, visit the Tennessee Department of Education Licensure Resource website.
For most students, the Math section of the ACT exam is their most difficult hurdle on course to obtaining a great score. Many students have difficulty recalling key formulas from their earlier high school math courses and how to utilize them on the exam's word problems. This class takes a deeper dive into the strategies discussed in our Workshops and includes a comprehensive review of the Geometry and Algebra problems covered on the exam.
Wednesday, June 15 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 5 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.