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ACT Classes at GLC

ACT Classes at GLC – an Award-Winning Prep Option

Effective. GLC’s ACT Classes combines expert in-person instruction with comprehensive prep materials to help students achieve their goals. Each course meeting incorporates crucial test taking strategies, pinpointed academic content review, and real ACT practice problems to help students see big score increases while building their confidence. On average, students who take GLC’s ACT Classes improve their ACT scores by an average of 5 points!


Local. Our classes are held in local neighborhood offices in the communities that we’ve been a part of for almost 20 years! Since we know the academic backgrounds of students in the McLean, Great Falls, and Charlottesville communities, we’re able to tailor our test prep approach to capitalize on what students have learned in their actual high school courses. Our courses are always conducted in-person with small class sizes (average of 10 students) and personalized instruction.


Expert. Our instructors are the best of the best. They’ve graduated from the nation’s top universities like Yale, Penn, UVA, Notre Dame, and Brown and many are former high school teachers. They’re energetic and passionate about helping students succeed and they know the best ways to effectively communicate proven test prep strategies to students. Our full-time instructors have at least 100 hours of training before they enter a classroom and have hundreds of hours of experience working with high school students in one-on-one and classroom settings.


ACT Success Courses – Northern Virginia

ACT Success Courses include 24 hours of instruction, 12 hours of study lounge, two full-length diagnostics, and all materials. Starting from $949, and save $100 when you sign up at least two months before the class starts!



View 2019-20 ACT Success Schedules - McLean

Test DateDaysTypeDate(s)Registration
February 8,2020

Sundays, 12-4pm

Saturday, 8:30am-12:30pm

Practice Test
January 5-Febraury2

November 30, January 18 and February 1
April 4, 2020

Sundays, 4-8pm

Saturdays, 8:30am-12:30pm

Practice Tests
March 1-March 29

February 22, March 14 and March 28
June 13, 2020

Sundays, 4-8pm

Saturdays, 8:30am-12:30pm

Study Lounge

Practice Tests
May 10-June 7

May 2, May 23 and June 6


Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between the ACT Success Course and the ACT Condensed Class?
Both the ACT Success Course and the ACT Condensed Class cover necessary strategies, review the structure of the test, provide review of academic concepts and offer many practice problems. The major difference between the classes is the amount of practice included and the depth at which concepts are covered. For example, the condensed course might cover the 10 most important math concepts that are covered on the ACT but the ACT Success Course might cover all 15 relevant math concepts. Both courses will prepare students for the English, Math, Reading, Science, and Essay sections.


What happens if my student misses a class?
We recommend that students attend Study Lounge to work with an instructor to cover the most important missed material. We find that students typically need to attend one Study Lounge per two hours of missed class time. Students are also welcome to contact their instructors via email to find out the homework and assigned pages for the missed week so they can work on some problems at home.


What are Study Lounges?
Study Lounges are guided hour-long study times held twice weekly in which students can work on ACT homework, review important concepts, look over diagnostic results, and ask questions of an ACT instructor. While Study Lounges are optional since they do not cover the course curriculum, GLC highly recommends that students attend Study Lounge in order to get the most out of an ACT class.


What are diagnostic tests? What happens if my student can’t attend one?
Diagnostic tests are real practice ACT tests meant to help students track their progress through the course. Two dates are reserved for students in the ACT Success Course to take a diagnostic test, but if a student cannot attend, or if he/she would like to take a diagnostic test in addition to the class ones, please contact the office director. Typically, GLC can proctor individual diagnostic tests almost any time we are open (Sunday through Friday), provided classroom and proctor availability.


Does GLC sign my student up for the actual ACT?
No. The ACT is an independent test, so students must register themselves through the ACT website. Make sure to register early to get a preferred testing location.

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