ACT Prep and College Essays
Tutor: Tammy Prichard
Length: Spring Semester Class Period: Thursday, period 1

Description: This class will focus on preparing students for the four sections of the ACT test (English, Math, Reading, and Science), will devote time to the writing components of both the ACT and SAT, and will help students develop college application essays. The class components will include learning and practicing strategies specific to the ACT, reviewing content related to the four sections, discussing writing strategies, evaluating sample essays, and  brainstorming application essay topics.  Outside of class, students will watch a variety of supplemental videos, take sample tests for each of the sections, continue their review of the content included in the ACT, write essays for the ACT and SAT, and write rough and final drafts of college application essays.  Students will use the text, Cracking the ACT, and a variety of handouts related to the ACT, SAT, and Common Application.

Distance Learning Option:  Students wishing to attend this class online can join the live class at its regularly scheduled time using the Zoom link provided by the tutor.  Students should register for the class through the online registration form and then contact the tutor by email.

Covid - 19 Contingency Plan - In the event that we are forced to transition to online classes at any point in the school year, this class will continue to be held. 

Tutor: Tammy Prichard is a licensed teacher and has been educating students for over 30 years, both as a homeschooling parent and as a classroom teacher. She has taught classes in both public and private schools and has a passion to see students grow and mature in their handling of literature and the written word. Mrs. Prichard graduated with a B.A. in English from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. She and her family live in Northfield, where her husband is a lawyer and where they have raised their 7 grown children. She also teaches writing part time at Arcadia Charter School in Northfield.

Cost for this class (including the supply fee):  $215, $225, or $235
                                                                      (depending on registration date)

: Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: None
Homework: 2-4 hours per week
Text (to be purchased by parents) : Cracking the ACT with 6 Practice Tests, 2019 Edition (Princeton Review), ISBN# 978-0525567653

Cracking the ACT