hours a week
All of our students improve on the test. Average improvement is between 3 to 5.5 points — in some cases even more — and our small classes are catered to your strengths and weaknesses.
test a week
To solidify concepts and practice in a proper test-taking environment, we offer a test every week in our office.
Our focus is on the students. We teach toward their individual learning styles so that each student gets the most out of the class.
Not your average ACT class.
No cram zone
Unlike most prep classes, we don't believe in cramming as many students as we can into a room. We limit classes to five students, carefully matching each according to level and expertise.
Topics covered include reading comprehension, data analysis, all of the required grammar areas — i.e. parallelism, pronoun-antecedents, and comparison problems — in addition to a complete review of mathematical concepts you'll need to know for the test.
We'll cover elimination strategies, and, most importantly for the ACT, time management, so that your student is ready to conquer all five sections come test day.
# of Qs
Algebra I + II
- Prose Fiction
- Social Studies
- Natural Sciences
# of Qs
Check with your schools to see if it's required.
ACT Testing Dates
February 9th, 2019 April 13th, 2019 June 8, 2019
July 13, 2019 September 14th, 2019 October 26th, 2019 December 14th, 2019
February 8th, 2020 April 4th, 2020 June 13th, 2020 July 18th, 2020
Principia's Class Schedule
Given the large disparities between students across various sections of the ACT, the majority of our instruction is private tutoring — it’s by far the most effective and time-efficient option. Please get in touch to schedule a diagnostic or ask about our current 1:1 and small group options.
Deciding between the ACT and SAT?
Let us know and we'll schedule a diagnostic at our office. It's 1.5 hrs for each test, and we'll be able to tell you afterwards which is the best test for you.
Oliver Lee is a Princeton graduate (Psychology '02), MFA graduate, and published writer. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and attended the Gilman School, where he first began teaching fellow students at the Writing Center. He has been teaching and tutoring for over a decade.
Interested in private tutoring? Get in touch for more information.