About the Book
Most would agree that the ACT is difficult. However, it is extremely approachable and beatable — with the correct strategy and approach. Many tutors and test prep companies talk about secrets, tricks, strategies, and the like. Most of this talk is industry jargon rather than actionable improvement techniques.
We have taken these concepts one step further by analyzing student performance with thousands of data points to compile not only the best possible strategies but the best possible prep plan based on data and real student results.
What to Expect: The purpose of this book is to explain detailed, powerful, and precise ACT strategy. After reading this book, you will have a comprehensive understanding of:
- What the ACT consists of
- What makes it extremely beatable
- What the scoring and scaling structure is
- The necessary foundational skills needed to succeed
- How you should approach each question type
- How to become a "natural born test taker"
- How to utilize the tricks and traps on the test to your advantage
- How to take a totally different perspective on testing that will increase your score on all standardized tests
- Various test taking strategies that differ based on your unique learning style
- And much more.
This book is for YOU if...
you want the best strategies.
you want to improve your ACT score as quickly as possible and achieve the highest ACT score you can.
you want to have the ideal reading comprehension & science-section strategy and the best math knowledge.
What this book doesn't have
This book does not contain the fluff and excess of most SAT test prep books. We purposefully condensed this book down to the most important pieces. We are discussing deep strategy — strategy that will tangibly improve your score. If you are looking for test questions and question review, then this is not the book for you. We leave questions up to the test-maker.
This book is for the student that wants to understand the test and how to beat it.
"Very helpful for students who want extra Informative help for ACT."
-- DPlo, Verified Amazon Purchase
"I’m so glad my son crammed 3 tests in the fall and crushed it with the help of your book. He’s a junior and DONE!"
-- D. G. Hernandez, Instagram
Owner of Curvebreakers
Juris Doctor, Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School
B.A. Psychology, Quinnipiac University
Nicholas LaPoma, aka "Nick The tutor," is the owner of Curvebreakers, a tutoring company on Long Island that helps students from all over the country prepare for standardized tests and improve their grades. While earning his law degree at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, he began working for large tutoring companies, preparing middle school and high school students around the city for exams like the SHSAT, SAT, and ACT. He often felt their approach to test prep was too rigid, impersonal, and not adaptive to each student's learning style. Nick knew there was a better and more effective way to help students improve their test scores. A few years later in 2014, Nick founded Curvebreakers Test Prep and dedicated all his time and energy to preparing students for college. He personally scored in the 99th-percentile on the SAT.
B.S. Mathematics, Stony Brook University
Brittany has been working as a tutor, both privately and professionally, for more than 10 years. She began to develop a love and knack for teaching while working as a teacher’s assistant at Stony Brook University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics in 2011. Following graduation, she held multiple positions in higher education, working at Long Island University’s learning support center, and later going on to work as an adjunct math professor at St. Paul’s School of Nursing. She has worked with students of all ages and learning styles, and is excited to provide students not only with the skills and knowledge required to tackle their SATs/ACTs, but the confidence needed to perform well in what can be a high-stress setting. Brittany scored in the 99th-percentile on the SAT and ACT as well.