Looking for the best ACT online prep course? Hi, I’m Brooke Hanson, a Stanford educated private tutor and perfect scoring ACT test taker. In my 15 years of private tutoring, I’ve coached a student to a perfect 36 on the ACT, and scored perfectly myself. I want to bring the awesomeness of private tutoring to all of you, at a fraction of the cost! This course has strategies and tips I usually only share with my private students, so it’s like sitting across the desk from an elite private tutor, but with over 70 hours of video content for far less than the cost of an in person course, most online ACT prep options, and private tutoring. That’s Learning Made Awesome!
How does this course work?
The Best ACT Prep Course Ever is designed so you can go at your own pace. All of the content in the course, which consists of videos as well as text based exercises for the English and Math sections, is available to you and you can choose your own areas to work on to improve your ACT score. No milestones to reach, achievements to unlock, and no sitting through the boring stuff you already know how to do. Get started today working on those trouble areas so you can ace this test and get one step closer to that elusive perfect score!
How much will my score increase?
So far, our average point increase per student has been around 5 points composite on the exam, with students reporting increases from 2-12 points overall. This is based on self-reported improvement from previous subscribers. We’ve had many students report they have scored a 35, and some report 36 scores on individual sections. How much you improve depends on you and how much you want to put into the course. With over 70 hours of video, and over a thousand practice drill questions* unique to our course, it’s up to you to get the score you want!
*see Content and Tips below for more information.
What’s included with the course?
The Best ACT Prep Course Ever features over 70 hours of videos. In our videos, we cover general tips and strategies for approaching each section (English, Math, Reading and Science), plus several videos on how to write a perfect-scoring ACT essay. The backbone of the course is our video explanations for over eight real ACT tests: for the Free 2017-2018 ACT Practice Test, for The Official ACT Prep Guide (including 400+ bonus questions)**, and for the five exams in the Real ACT Prep Guide (3rd Edition)*. In these videos, Brooke explains each and every question. When you purchase the course, we will ship you a physical copy* of The Official ACT Prep Guide! (*U.S. ONLY. All international orders will receive an online code for eBook access as we do not ship books outside of the U.S.). In addition to video, the course includes over 60 problem type-specific math and English worksheet drills, and we add new content to the course regularly.
**depending on the version of the Official ACT Prep Guide you receive (US or International), this book and your online course will include 4 or 3 tests and explanations.
Content and Tips? Go on…
The course includes tips on timing, avoiding careless errors and traps, and other general tips specific to getting through and mastering each section.
We will also include worksheets and problem sets, content drills if you will, for the English and Math sections, which are based on the forthcoming SupertutorTV books, The Best ACT Math Book Ever and The Best ACT English Book Ever. By subscribing to this course, you’ll get a sneak peek at what we’ve been cooking up in the curriculum oven, all so you can greatly improve your score and achieve your test taking goals. Because the Reading and Science sections are not content based, Brooke’s tips for these sections are in videos that focus on strategy and running drills on existing practice sections from official tests.
Is this course all I need to prep for the ACT?
The course is meant to be comprehensive: it includes advice on how to master everything that is critical for the exam. Some of that is in the form of drills (for English and Math sections– the content heavy portions of the exam) that help you hone your skills and outside information you’ll need to know and some is in the form of video (for all sections). The core of the course is our answer explanations for 8+ real exams– this is how you can best learn from your mistakes and improve on the test– and the best way to study the Science and Reading sections in particular. We also have five free essay prompts that students can use to prepare for that section. Over time we hope to add to the course and continue to improve it based on user feedback. Our goal is to bring the awesomeness of private tutoring — all the insider insights, the customization, and focus on real material– to all of you. If you subscribe and have a suggestion or question, don’t hesitate to reach out! We are a small company and love feedback. We want to make this the best experience we can for you.
Do I need to buy any books?
For US Buyers: We will ship you one copy of The Official ACT Prep Guide (2018-2019 Edition), which includes 4 full practice tests and 400+ online bonus questions (available digitally per instructions in the book we ship). For the free 2017-2018 practice test from ACT.org, you can download via this link so that you can start your prep immediately.
For International Buyers: You will be taking the ACT on a computer, so for you all, we think it’s best you practice reading questions off a screen. You not be shipped a book, but will receive instructions for digital access to a the 2017-2018 digital version of the Official ACT Prep Guide, which includes 3 full practice tests and access to 400 online bonus questions.
For Everyone: To get the most out of the course, if you’re studying for 2 or more months, or have more than 10 hours per week to prepare, we recommend you find or purchase a copy of The Real ACT Prep Guide (3rd Edition), which includes 5 real tests (one is repeated in full in the newer book, and some math problems repeat in the newer book also); it is out of print so we cannot send you that book, but you can find it on Amazon or possibly at your local library. All in all, that’s 8+ practice tests worth of material! You won’t need any other books to use this course.
Please note, the bonus questions available for download with the book we ship you are taken from the Real ACT Prep Guide, so many students choose not to use the older Real ACT Prep Guide and simply focus on the newer book we send and the bonus questions (about 2-3 tests worth of questions). Please note the course only comes with ONE book or digital access to one version of the book: we used to ship and deliver older versions of the book. These have different covers but are nearly identical to newer versions of the book, so don’t be confused if your cover of your book is different from the cover of the book I have in the videos. We also reserve the right to ship you a newer version of the book than what we advertise should the current book go out of print.
What if I already own The Official ACT Prep Guide?
Great! You’re already one step ahead, and you’ll be able to start your ACT prep course journey sooner. If you don’t want us to ship you a book, or you’d prefer a digital version of the book emailed to you, please contact us immediately after your purchase by hitting reply to your order confirmation. We do not offer a discount on the course if you already own the book.
Is this a scheduled class? Do I have a private tutor online with this course?
No, this is not a scheduled class. You can access the videos whenever you want and do them in any order you see fit. The course provides access to a catalog of videos organized by section. This is NOT Skype tutoring or one-on-one instruction over the internet with a live tutor. That means you can study any time of day and at your own pace.
However, if you’re looking for more structure, we do have some pacing guides to help you navigate the course according to the amount of time you have to prepare. Here are a couple examples. If you subscribe, you’ll also get access to a 2 month and 3 month guide:
Are the videos available offline?
Videos cannot be downloaded from this course, so offline functionality does not exist at this time.
Am I charged monthly? Do I have to cancel to prevent this from renewing?
Nope. When you buy The Best ACT Prep Course Ever, you are signing up for a 6 month subscription that you are charged for only once. The subscription does not auto-renew, so you don’t need to cancel or worry about a random extra charge after your subscription period is up. If you want to go longer than 6 months, you can always email us (just hit reply to the email we send you after you purchase) and we’ll arrange to extend your subscription. We currently offer three and six month subscription extensions for $99 and $149, respectively.
Do you offer bulk subscriptions?
YES! We offer multi-user licenses to schools, test prep centers, and private tutors, by request and at a discount from the retail price of the course. Our system is perfect for a flipped classroom, group study, or self-guided after hours prep. Please email us with your details, budget, and number of students, and a sales representative will be in contact with you. We look forward to spreading awesome test prep knowledge with as many students as we can!
What happened to the free course?
We used to offer a free subscription to the question explanations for the Free ACT Practice Exam alongside our other explanations product, but we’ve combined all of that, with section strategies and content, to create a full prep course experience for our prep course subscribers. We’re focusing our resources on our complete course at this time and are not offering a free option. If you subscribe now, you’ll have access to the full free test as well as tons more content! (P.S. You can still find some of those explanations on our Youtube channel).
Do you offer a free trial?
Unfortunately we don’t at this time, but we hope to offer a free trial in the near future. That being said, we have scores of videos free on YouTube that you can check out to see Brooke’s teaching style. We recommend you check out this playlist of explanations from the Official ACT Practice Test to get a feel for how she explains answers. Additionally, because the course is more extensive than what we can achieve in a YouTube videos, concepts are presented with longer, more in-depth explanations, and at a pace that allows for a greater level of detail.
Is this subject to sales tax?
California purchasers are charged tax on the book portion of the bundle (valued at $24.90, or 10% of the product cost). Out of state purchasers at this time are not charged tax on the book or course. We reserve the right to update this policy according to law as necessary. We require that a version of the book, whether physical or digital, be bundled with the course. If you would like to avoid sales tax, we can offer you a digitally delivered version of the book instead, which is not subject to sales tax or shipping charges. If you prefer this option please contact us before you purchase.
Do you offer a score improvement guarantee?
We feel mixing the two formats, video teaching with a personal voice from an expert with pen and paper exercises, gives our students the best prep experience available. Unfortunately, this combination format of preparation (you work from a book or a printed packet, then turn to online videos to supplement your work) hinders our ability to “track” what you’ve done. Many of the materials that you will complete as part of the course are meant to be taken on paper and not online. For instance, we expect you will use a book from ACT as practice material, and we have no way of knowing whether you actually completed this work, or whether you actually reviewed all the questions you missed or just a handful. As a result, we don’t have the technology in place to track student completion in order to know that you’ve done your end of the deal when it comes to using this course to its full potential. At the same time, we feel that doing tests and drills on paper is more efficient and superior in terms of preparation (as the test you are taking is most likely on paper if you’re in the US) than a course whose exercises are solely online (as are many of the competitions’). You can read about that online in a Huffington Post article here. As the article states “it may be in your best interests to digest the information from multiple media forms,” as studies have found that abstract concepts are better understood when presented online, but committing ideas to memory is better experienced with writing by hand. If you’re really interested in the topic, other studies have found similar issues with solely online learning. As a tutor, I see it anecdotally with my students who choose to use digital flash cards as opposed to old fashioned ones, and in my own experience taking tests “online” versus on paper. So no, we do not offer such a guarantee at this time.
That being said we are a small company and very customer service oriented. It is our goal to provide the best materials and information possible to prep for this test and to emulate the experience of private tutoring in a way we feel our competition has not succeeded in. When students have questions about specific problems or information in our course, we try to respond to every inquiry in a thorough and expedient manner. (Yes, you can email Brooke your questions!).
Brooke, why should I buy your course when other online courses exist? How do I know this is worth it?
I set out to make an ACT course because I saw a gap in the marketplace and felt I could offer something that taught in a more comprehensive and insightful way than the competition.
We have had many students use our course and not have luck with competitor’s programs or even tutoring courses and private tutors, but have better success with ours namely because I don’t just teach CONTENT, I teach STRATEGY and APPROACH. Wrapped into our course is over 15 years of private tutoring experience. I’ve tutored students to perfect scores in every section, one to a perfect superscore, and another a perfect composite score. I, myself, have also scored perfectly on the exam as an adult. Most of the competition was launched by less experienced tutors with great scores but less experience teaching or by large companies looking to adapt their already established brand and continue bottom line monetization, not a video expert who is also private tutor.
Over the years, I have had success with numerous students who didn’t see the progress they wanted with other online ACT prep solutions or with other private tutors. In fact, I’m often not the first tutor people turn to because I am more expensive to work with than most average ACT/SAT tutors. True, some students might succeed in any case if they self study, particularly if all they need is a content brush up (i.e. a few books on grammar and some math practice). But most students I see need to rewire their habits. Their scores hit a ceiling not simply because they forget how to multiply matrices, but because they aren’t approaching the test in the optimal way. All of this advice, all of this abstract conceptual approach to teaching is a large part of what our course includes. What has impressed me the most is now that we’ve launched the course, I’m seeing gains just as impressive as I’ve seen with my private students. We’ve had students write to tell us they’ve improved six, eight, even twelve points! Some without even fully completing the course materials. I’ve also had private students quit lessons with me once they’ve figured out that the course is as helpful for them as our sessions were. Those that have continued tutoring I’ve often been able to reduce down to half the lesson time and I see the same results. Clearly the course is spreading the knowledge that I know I have shared with my face to face students.
Our video content is also a different format from our competitors’: we have higher production value quality and we hope that makes it easier to watch and learn from. We are the only online ACT course solution produced by trained media professionals with Hollywood producing experience. Our core video staff all hold masters or bachelor’s degrees in film from top programs; we understand video and want to use it to its fullest potential. We believe watching our videos is a more engaging user experience than watching poor quality screen-caps with disembodied voices recorded on shoddy computer microphones.
When it comes to prep, private tutoring with an experienced, proven tutor I think is the gold standard of “best prep” scenarios. I know everyone can’t afford it, though, and that’s the primary reason we built this course. I wouldn’t compare this to other “online” courses. Our goal is to emulate the expertise of the private tutoring experience through materials and online resources.
What happened to your previous ACT test explanations courses?
At this time our previous explanation course subscription offers have expired. We offer all these explanations, however, as part of our full course.
Can I extend my subscription?
Yes, we can offer a three-month or six-month extension for $99 and $149 respectively. Please contact us if you would like more information or to request an extension.
Can I share?
Your subscription includes access for one student, and there is a one device at a time limit. Subscribers are not to redistribute or share, online or otherwise, any materials, downloadable worksheets, or other materials provided as part of the prep course. Schools, teachers or tutors interested in using videos or materials with multiple students should contact us for multi-user or bulk pricing.**
What’s your refund policy?
Due to the nature of having access to all of Brooke’s secrets from the beginning, no refunds are given for this course once you’ve signed up. ** Supertutor Media, Inc. reserves the right to suspend access at any time to anyone we deem is abusive to SupertutorTV, our system, other people, or for any other violation of our terms and conditions. No refunds will be given to those found in violation.
I already bought the course. Can I get the newer guide and explanations to the new, 4th test in that book?
If you renew the course for 3 or 6 months, we can offer a copy of the new guide and access to the explanations for the additional 4th test. Hit reply to your confirmation email, or email us at info (((@))) supertututortv.com.
What have other people said about the course? Do you have any testimonials?
Yes! We do!
We have yet to have anyone tell us they haven’t reached their goals or were disappointed overall with how they did on the test, but we have had a good amount of positive feedback.
Here are a few examples:
“…thank you so much for all of the videos! I bought your ACT prep course, and it helped me raise my score from a 31 to a 35.”
– Austin, Course Subscriber
“My son is currently working through your self paced course, after switching from another prep course. We were not seeing enough improvement with the previous course, so we went in search of video content to supplement the course we bought. After much searching, I found your series and LOVED it! We bought your course on Sunday and worked through the English portion of your “Official ACT Prep Guide” Test 3 review. He took the English portion of the free practice exam on Monday and raised his score by 6 points! WOW! He has severe test anxiety and ADHD, so this increase was HUGE! THANK YOU!!!!”
-Jennifer, Parent of Course Subscriber
You and I met over Skype back in late December to talk about how to best use The Best ACT Prep Course Ever along with how to go about ironing out certain timing issues.
I am pumped to say that I made a 33 composite on the February exam (36 E 34 M 33 R 27 S)! In a perfect world it would have been a 34, but I’ll take it! Especially since I started with a 25!!
Anyway, I greatly appreciate you taking the time that day to speak with me. You helped clear up a lot of the issues that I was having, and I know that I wouldn’t have been able to improve as much as I did without your help!:)
Thanks so much”
-Tom, Course Subscriber, plus one private lesson
I am finished with my prep course and I found it extremely helpful. Thank you! When I first took the ACT, I scored a 24 and, after using this prep course, I scored a 30. I was so happy and excited when I checked my score. I have been offered admission to numerous prestigious and selective colleges/universities and I know that this course was a crucial part of my college success. I am so happy to say that I’ll be attending my dream school, Hamilton College, and I can’t thank you enough for making this course because it helped me tremendously. Hamilton’s average ACT score of 32 and their acceptance rate of 18% seemed so daunting when I first fell in love with the school; I thought I had no chance of getting in. I am so thankful for this course and everything it has helped me to achieve!
Thank you, again, for creating this course!
-B., Course Subscriber
I wanted to say thank you for the private tutoring sessions and the online program. My score went from a 31 to a 35! I was that kid that scored 24 on the reading sections at the beginning. When I took the real test, I got a 36 on that section!! I couldn’t believe it!
Tell Brooke thank you!”
-Simon, Private student with 2 hours of private instruction and Course Subscriber
“I would like to thank you! I took your ACT prep course and received a 35 composite.”
-S.R., Course Subscriber
“Hello! This site is incredible. I was able to increase my score from a 29 to a 32!
I like this site because it breaks down each section by topic. I felt this is the only way to improve on this test. Having a whole worksheet on solely commas, logs, etc. allowed for a huge increase in my score.
Great site, lot of fun, and overall, got the score! Appreciate your time
-Jack, Course Subscriber