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Expert Instruction

50 hours of self-scheduled video lessons covering every test topic, delivered by Kaplan’s top teachers.

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Practice Tests

8 exams with score analysis to identify areas for improvement and target your prep.

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Practice Questions

1,000+ practice questions in our updated Quiz Bank and online quizzes accessible on-the-go via mobile device.

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Personalized Plan

Kaplan’s customized ACT study guide helps you target your areas for improvement and boost your score.

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Course Materials

Kaplan’s acclaimed prep book to supplement your study.

Expert Instruction


Watch Kaplan’s top teachers walk you through the strategies and concepts you need to tackle every topic on the ACT.

Personalized Plan


Focus your prep where you need it. You’ll receive a customized plan targeting your areas of weakness. Then you and your parents can track your improvements via Kaplan’s progress reports and homework tracking.

Course Materials


Every student learns differently, so we’ll give you the full complement of prep materials to help boost your studies. You’ll receive a book, and more than 1,000 practice questions in our updated Quiz Bank and online quizzes for your laptop or mobile device.

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THE KAPLAN METHOD

Tackle the ACT like a pro


It’s not just about knowing what’s on the test; it’s about knowing how to take the test. Our video lessons will help you identify and excel at the question types most common on the exam, and they’ll share the proven strategies that will help you tackle the ACT like a pro.

Score-Raising Strategies

The test questions on the ACT are related to what you have learned in your high school English, Math and Science courses. Kaplan’s proven strategies help you manage the exam effectively. You will gain confidence in knowing what to expect on the exam and knowing how to tackle questions quickly and accurately.

Time Management

The ACT is all about pacing. Our instructors will teach you how to stay ahead of the clock – without getting careless. On the ACT, there’s no penalty for wrong answers; you'll learn when to spend time on a question and when to guess and move on.

Focused Practice

The only way to improve is to practice. With guided study plans, thousands of practice questions and full-length simulated exams, you will be fully prepared to achieve your target score on test day.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Meet the Prep Squad

We know that amazing teaching is about more than knowing the material. Our teachers are committed, captivating instructors who work with students to find their best path to success.

Get to know some of our instructors.

Only the best

Fewer than 1 out of 10 candidates qualify to teach for us, and every one of our teachers scored above the 90th percentile on the ACT. That makes Kaplan more selective than many top universities.

Our video lessons feature our TOP teaching talent, so you’re learning from our all-star teaching team, every day, in your own way.

Greg Mitchell
Greg Mitchell
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Heather Waite
Heather Waite
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Nzinga Mack
Nzinga Mack
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Arthur Ahn
Arthur Ahn
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Boris Dvorkin
Boris Dvorkin
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Stephanie Jolly
Stephanie Jolly
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Greg Mitchell
Greg Mitchell

Greg is a graduate of the University of Michigan. In his eight years at Kaplan, he has been helping students gain admission to their target schools—from local universities to the top of the Ivy League.

"I am a two-time, JV-league champ in wrestling."

"I have run one half-marathon and over 100 5K races."

"I have a lifelong love of standardized tests. I scored in the 93rd percentile or higher on every test I have attempted, including the SAT, PSAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, and LSAT."

Heather Waite
Heather Waite

Heather attended Indiana University, where she studied education. She loves to help students avoid those tempting wrong-answer choices on the SAT. When she's not teaching, she is spending time with her three children.

"I love memes. If I could speak in memes. I would. :)
I also love tacos ... who doesn't?"

"I often wear mismatched socks, because life is too short to spend it looking for the sock that disappeared in the dryer."

"I am a huge night owl, and I love iced coffee."

Nzinga Mack
Nzinga Mack

Nzinga's favorite sections of the exam to teach are Reading and Math. Students describe her teaching style as lively, engaging, and easy to follow. She graduated from Howard University with a BS in biology and is currently researching novel cancer therapies as she works towards her PhD in pharmacology at Florida A&M University.

"I love gardening! I've grown bell peppers, tomatoes, basil, habaneros, cantaloupe, watermelon, okra, mustard greens, collard greens, onions, and swiss chard—to name a few."

"As a kid, I learned how to read hieroglyphics."

"My hair is as long as I am tall! I've never cut it."

Arthur Ahn
Arthur Ahn

Arthur has taught for more than 11 years and is one of Kaplan’s elite SAT instructors. When he's not working with students, you can find him biking through the crowded streets of New York City.

"I can recite players' names from almost every Mets team of the past 30 years. The 1986 World Series was the first event I ever saw on television, so my loyalty runs deep."

"I won a school spelling bee in the fifth grade, and came in second in the seventh grade. I lost on the word 'plateau,' which I will never spell incorrectly again!"

Boris Dvorkin
Boris Dvorkin

Boris loves teaching complex problems and helping students overcome their Test Day fears. He brings his sense of humor to the classroom—as well as his love of strategy board games.

"In 1998, when I was in eighth grade, I tied for second place in the 54th annual Ohio Chess Congress and won $433.33."

"For three months, I worked full time writing captions for people with hearing loss."

"When you enter 'Typer Shark' into YouTube, the top video is mine. This is also true of 'Tradewinds 2' and 'Pathfinder Adventures'."

Stephanie Jolly
Stephanie Jolly

Stephanie is an alumna of NYU. She loves to help students identify patterns on the exams and break down reading passages using the same analytical approach. She has taught for Kaplan in Oman, Qatar, Australia, Mexico, and the U.S.

"There are only two scenarios that will get me to run voluntarily: being late for an appointment and fleeing from a bear—both of which I have done."

"I can identify countless species of wild flowers, fruits, and plants. My teenage dream was to be an ethnobotanist."

"I spent three months living in 'Tent Mahal'—the name I gave my tent during a summer hiking trip."

SESSION OVERVIEW

What to expect


Here’s a look at the topics covered over 50 hours of self-scheduled video lessons. Each session builds off the next, and the included practice tests are sure to help you feel calm and confident come test day.

Diagnostic Practice Test

The best way to get familiar with the test is to take a practice test. Have your practice test book, pencils, and a graphing or scientific calculator at hand as you follow along with our proctoring video, then use Kaplan's Mobile scoring tool to receive your score instantly. You can also opt to take an electronic version of the test online.

After submitting your answers, sign on to kaptest.com/login to receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses and customized recommendations to help you personalize your online study plan.

Introduction to the ACT, the Kaplan Method for English, English Test Question Types

In this extensive series of video lessons, you'll learn everything you need to know to succeed on the ACT English test. After a brief introduction to the ACT and this course, you'll begin with the Kaplan Method for English, the proven strategy for handling any English question. In subsequent lessons, you'll be given opportunities to apply the Method to a wide variety of question types, from Sentence Structure and Formation to Organization, Unity, and Cohesion to Knowledge of Language.

After completing these lessons and practicing what you've learned, you'll be empowered to earn a higher ACT English score.

The Kaplan Method for Math, Essential Skills, Higher Math

ACT Math doesn't have to be a source of anxiety or frustration. With the Kaplan Method for Math, you'll have a systematic approach for handling any math question that comes your way on Test Day. In this series of videos, you'll be able to practice the Method on every topic that you'll see in ACT Math, from Essential Skills to Higher Math.

In addition to the Essential Skills covered in the first lesson, you'll learn to handle a wide variety of Higher Math questions: Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. By the end of these lessons, you'll feel confident about earning a higher score in ACT Math.

The Kaplan Method for Reading, Reading Test Question Types, Paired Passages

This series of videos begins with an introduction to the Kaplan Method for Reading, a powerful tool that will guide you in reading passages critically, constructing passage maps effectively, and answering questions correctly. In the lessons that follow, you'll learn how to customize your approach to the different types of questions that appear on the ACT Reading test: Global, Inference, Detail, Vocab-in-Context, Function, and Writer's View. In the final lesson, you'll learn how to manage paired passages efficiently with the Kaplan Method for Paired Passages.

By the end of this series, you'll know everything you need to know to succeed on the ACT Reading test. With practice, you'll be well on your way to a higher Reading score.

Data Representation, Research Summaries, Conflicting Viewpoints, Putting It All Together

These video lessons cover everything essential for the ACT Science test. In each lesson, you'll learn a surefire strategy for each of the passage types you'll find in ACT Science. The Kaplan Method for Data Representation will aid you in dealing with data-heavy passages full of graphs and tables. The Kaplan Method for Research Summaries will enable you to handle passages that details the methods and results of multiple scientific studies. The Kaplan Method for Conflicting Viewpoints will empower you to tackle those passages that present multiple theories on a particular scientific phenomenon. Regardless of what you see on the Science test on Test Day, you'll be ready to succeed.

In the final video, you'll have a chance to review all that you've accomplished in the course and to look forward to Test Day with a confident and relaxed mind. Be proud: College is waiting and you are well on your way. Good luck!

ACT Writing In-Depth

This optional video covers the Kaplan Method for ACT Writing, providing you with everything you need to know to plan, write, and revise a high-scoring essay. While the ACT Writing test is optional, many colleges require it, so opting to take it can improve your chances of getting into a top school. With practice and the Kaplan Method, you'll be better equipped to succeed on Test Day and beyond.

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