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ACT Prep That Works

While the SAT is the most popular test for students applying to colleges, increasing numbers of students are taking the ACT, either to supplement their SAT scores or as an alternative test. The two tests differ substantially, meaning that many students can score better on the ACT. At Georgetown Learning Centers, we have a variety of ACT prep options designed to help students master the skills and strategies needed to succeed on the test.

Personal Attention

Classes are limited to 10 students, allowing for a fun, dynamic classroom experience. Students receive individual instruction in our weekly study lounges, where they can work on homework assignments, practice supplemental exercises, and work one-on-one with our instructors.

Top-Notch Instructors

Our full-time teachers are graduates from the nation's top universities, like Brown, Duke, Notre Dame, and UVA. Our staff is energetic and passionate about helping students become confident test takers and achieve excellent results on the ACT.

Practice Makes Perfect

Full-length ACT practice tests provide students with opportunities to learn test timing, build stamina, and identify areas for improvement. ACT practice problems are incorporated into every classroom lesson and homework assignment, making our students comfortable with the ins and outs of the test.

Effective Curriculum

Students work from our ACT handbook, a carefully crafted curriculum of ACT strategies, practice exercises, homework assignments, and vocabulary assessments designed to cover every facet of the test. We also provide free supplemental exercises to help students target specific test areas and improve individual ACT skills.

Value & Results

Our small, locally focused company knows that value matters, and our ACT class offers more hours of instruction than those of our competitors at a significant discount. Students who work with GLC improve their ACT scores by an average of 5 points (out of 36), putting themselves at a significant advantage for college admissions.


Our centers are in convenient community locations, and we offer flexible scheduling, with several options available for busy students. In 2014, we are offering full-length ACT Success Courses with 24 hours of classroom instruction, along with ACT Condensed Courses offering 12 hours of class time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Study Lounges?
Study Lounges are hour long guided-study blocks held twice a week in which students can gather to work on homework, review concepts, and ask questions of instructors. Conducted in small classrooms by course instructors at our GLC offices, these hour long blocks are optional but highly encouraged for students who want to gain the most from the ACT Success Course.

What if my student misses a class?
We recommend he or she attends that week's Study Lounge to work with an instructor through the most important missed material. We find that students typically need to attend one Study Lounge for every two hours of missed class time.

What is an ACT diagnostic test?
Diagnostics are real ACT tests administered in previous years. GLC offers the chance to take two diagnostics with each ACT Success Course. After completing the diagnostic, students receive a comprehensive score report that pinpoints areas for improvement and progress over time.

What if my student can't attend an ACT diagnostic test?
We can administer ACT diagnostic tests any time during our normal tutoring hours. Call or email your local director to schedule a make-up time that works best for you.

Does GLC sign my students up for the actual sitting of the ACT?
No. You must register through the ACT website. Register early so you can ensure getting your preferred testing location.

How do I sign up?
Click the button below to view class schedules and register online, or give us a call and we'll sign you up over the phone!

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