Getting great ACT test scores begins with a call to Chyten in Newton, MA. Professional tutoring and test prep can help students master skills, confidence and strategies that reward them in school and beyond.

ACT Tutoring Newton, MASince our inception in 1984, Chyten has helped thousands of students improve their SAT or ACT scores. More than 1,000 of them have achieved perfect scores, and at least 2,000 Chyten students have been accepted to Ivy League schools.

Whether improving GPA, mastering an upcoming standardized test, such as the ACT, or gaining admission to a dream college, Chyten’s mission is to empower each student to take control of their academic achievement. When you choose us, you can be confident you are investing in superior academic tutoring.

What is the ACT?

The ACT is a standardized college admissions test. Like the SAT test, it is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. and measures students’ achievements in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science, with an optional section focused on Writing.

More students nationally take the ACT than the SAT. Most colleges do not prefer one test over the other, but test scores are one of the top factors to influence college admissions decisions.

How to Choose the Right Test

Catering primarily to high school juniors and seniors, both the SAT and ACT measure students’ proficiency in various areas, such as problem solving and reading comprehension, skills you will need for success in college.

The SAT was redesigned in 2016, and the content and style of the SAT and the ACT are now very similar, but there are some noticeable differences that may cause you to choose one over the other, such as:

  1. Time per question. The SAT allows more time per question than the ACT, so a student who struggles to move through material quickly or worries about time constraints may do better with the SAT.
  2. Science. The ACT contains an entire section devoted to science. While the SAT does test science-based concepts, there is no separate section. If you dislike science, you would probably prefer the SAT. If you are a science whiz, the ACT may be a better fit.
  3. Math. The math section on the ACT has more geometry questions than the SAT. If you struggle with geometry, consider taking the SAT. Another difference is that the SAT has one no-calculator math section. If the idea of doing math without a calculator is intimidating, you may be more comfortable with the ACT.
  4. Reading. The ACT requires more reading, but may be a better choice if you struggle with higher-level vocabulary. Overall, the SAT features more difficult reading passages and more vocabulary questions.

If you are still undecided about which test is right for you, we recommend you start with Chyten’s SAT/ACT Comparison test. We will provide you with our comprehensive diagnostic report to determine which test better fits your strengths and provides you the best opportunity to earn your highest score.

Consider one-on-one ACT test prep and tutoring with Chyten in Newton, MA, to take advantage of our industry knowledge and experience. Call us at 800-428-TEST (800-428-8378) to learn more about our current offers and pricing.

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The Chyten course helps students focus their attention on the task at hand, improves preparation, and instills confidence – a needed attribute when one enters some foreboding test center with #2 pencils at the ready.

Tom Walsh, Jr.
Roxbury Latin School’s Director of College Admissions