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 50 hours of video content for far less than the cost of a class, most online ACT prep courses, 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!
What’s included with the course?
The Best ACT Prep Course Ever features 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 EIGHT real ACT tests: for the Free ACT Practice Test available online at ACT.org, for The Official ACT Prep Guide (including 400+ bonus questions), and for the 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 math and English content drills, and we add new content to the course regularly.
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. These are tips that Brooke shares with her private students, and now we’re offering them to you at a fraction of the cost. 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.
Is this course all I need to prep for the ACT?
The course is meant to be comprehensive: we’ve waited to release it until it included 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?
We will ship you* one copy of The Official ACT Prep Guide (2017-2018 Edition), which includes 3 full practice tests and 400+ online bonus questions (available digitally per instructions in the book we ship). For the free practice test from ACT.org, you can download via this link so that you can start your prep immediately. To get the most out of the course, 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 the newer book); 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: we used to ship the 2016-2017 version of the book. It has a different cover but is 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. (*International buyers will not be shipped a book, but will receive instructions for digital access to a version of the book).
What if I already own The Offical 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, please reach out to us within 24 hours of your purchase. We do not offer a discount on the course if you already own the book.
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?
No. 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 and we’ll arrange to extend your subscription. We currently offer three and six month subscription extensions.
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 over 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.
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 and the pdf of Bonus Questions 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 on paper) 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 innovate to capture the advantages of a particular format.
As a private tutor, 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 four, six, or even eight 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, who 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 an additional fee. 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.