4

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.  

1

test a week

To solidify concepts and practice in a proper test-taking environment, we offer a test every week in our office.

 

5

students max

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.

 

 

The ACT

 
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Subject

English

Math

Reading

 

Time

45 min

60 min

35 min

 

# of Qs

75

60

40

 

 

Topics

Grammar

Punctuation

Sentence Structure

Rhetorical Skills

Algebra I + II

Geometry

Trigonometry

 

Four passages:

- Prose Fiction
- Social Studies
- Humanities
- Natural Sciences

 
 
 
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Subject

Science

Writing

 

Time

35 min

40 min

 

# of Qs

40

1 prompt

 

Interpretation

Analysis

Evaluation

Reasoning

Problem-solving

Topics

Optional

Check with your schools to see if it's required.

 

ACT Testing Dates

 

2018

October 27, 2018
December 8, 2018

 

2019

February 9, 2019
April 13, 2019
June 8, 2019
July 13, 2019

 
 

Principia's Class Schedule

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Summer 2018

June 16th - August 18th

Saturdays

9 am - 1 pm

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Proctored Testing Time

 

We know you're busy. Ask us, and we'll do our best to accommodate your student's schedule.

 


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. 


One of the best courses I’ve ever taken. Oliver is funny and accessible and teaches in a way that makes you want to learn.
— Claire C.
Oliver is a fantastic teacher. My son, Justin, couldn’t stop talking about him. He ended up taking the class twice — along with half the class.
— Samantha K.
I can’t speak highly enough of this course and Oliver. It’s completely changed my outlook and approach on communication.
— Byung H.

 
 

Our Instructor

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.

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