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|ACT Test Prep|
The Student Connection Provides Professional Resources
For Students and Parents Heading Toward College
BIRMINGHAM, Michigan, Nov. 30, 2011 – When it comes to getting into a top college or university, three letters can spell all the difference in the world to students: A-C-T.
To help students in southeast Michigan maximize their individual ACT national college entrance examination scores, The Student Connection has developed a new program that combines the expertise of a team of professional educators and accredited neuropsychologists. Customized for each individual, the program measures each individual’s strengths and weaknesses in the ACT test areas of English, reading, mathematics, science and the optional essay writing component.
For reservations, and to learn more about ACT Exam Prep, please telephone: (248) 594-3410.
“From ‘what they know’ to ‘how they learn,’ no two students are the same,” Brigid Godvin, Academic Director of The Student Connection, said. “In addition to measuring what each student understands, our approach is to identify how each student learns best and help them develop the skills they’ll need when they take the ACT exam. Then, we create the specific plan of action for each individual learner, helping them develop and strengthen those skills they’ll need for getting the best score they can achieve.”
Expressed as a number from a top score of 36 to 0, the ACT national college entrance examination measures applicants’ proficiencies in English, science, reading, math and writing. Colleges also use ACT test scores to project how students will perform academically in their schools. The number helps determine who gets in and who doesn’t.
Results of the ACT national college entrance examination are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the United States. The ACT test is administered six times per year. Upcoming ACT test date is Dec. 10, the last in the 2011 calendar year.
Students can re-take the examination as many as 12 times. The results of only one test, however, are submitted as part of a college application. About 55-percent of students who re-take the test improve their initial score.
The Student Connection also offers a series of ACT test preparation workshops. Open to the public, these workshops give students a heads-up on what each test area covers, with examples from previous tests, as well as practice examinations.
The ACT Essay Writing Workshops cover how to plan, design and compose an essay specifically for the ACT exam. Students will learn what the ACT exam looks for and how to create a strong essay in a timed setting.
The Student Connection
TSC creates capable learners by finding each of our students' strengths and weaknesses. We then develop a plan that best suits each individual, whether it requires learning one-on-one, group class, or in a Home School setting. Their After School Program allows students to work in a supportive environment where they complete their homework assignments, prepare for tests, and write papers, with academic help as needed. Professionally trained staff provide tutoring, academic testing preparation and advocacy for parents and students as well as provide educational evaluations, and psychological and neuropsychological evaluations.
Ongoing services include Academic Tutoring, Skill Development, and Preparation for Standardized Exams, On-Site Academic Programs & Support, College Counseling, Evaluations, and Advocacy for Parents, Psychological Services, Specialized Services, and Home Schooling.
For more information, the public is invited to visit online: www.TheStudentConnect.com or to telephone: (248) 594-3410.
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