Prep To Succeed
Along with grades and academic class load, a high school student’s ACT test score plays a major factor in determining college admission. Many qualified students could improve their chances of getting into a better college with a higher ACT test score, but they do not always have the resources that can help them succeed. Many students from more affluent areas have access to individualized tutoring and find their scores improve greatly with this addition. Prep to Succeed will provide individualized ACT tutoring to students in the Chicagoland area who would not have access to this level of tutoring otherwise. The program will begin in January, 2014, to prepare students for the April ACT exam.
To qualify for tutoring, which will be provided free of charge, students must be in the top level of their class, as these are the students who are most likely to benefit from additional help. Improved ACT scores will provide them with access to better colleges and increased financial aid opportunities. Prep to Succeed will work with individual high schools and mentoring programs to identify which students to assist. Tutoring will focus on the subject matter of the test as well as more general test taking skills.
Prep to Succeed is planning to tutor 10-20 students this year. Hopefully, in the future we will be able to assist many more students.
The tutors will be volunteers Our ideal tutors will be college education students or students who scored well on the exam, but other interested individuals will be considered. Tutors will undergo a training process prior to working with the students.