American College Testing (ACT)

The ACT does have some distinct advantages over the SAT, making it an attractive alternative or addition to the SAT. In general, the ACT tends to have more reading, favoring those who are stronger in that area.

In addition, the math tends to be more straightforward and less tricky. However, the major advantage that the ACT has over the SAT is that one can decide whether or not to send a specific test date score to colleges, once he or she has received that score.

That means that there is really no disadvantage to taking the ACT. However, preparation for the ACT is quite different from preparation for the SAT. Discovery’s expert ACT tutors can guide students through all question types and strategies for success.


All programs can be customized in length to meet your particular needs. No minimum number of sessions is required and some students may benefit from more than the recommended number of sessions. The recommendations below are based on what we have found to be the most effective program length for maximizing student score results.

Program of Study

Core Courses
MAC 101 : Approaches to How to understand
MAC 111 : Educational Linguistics
MAC 121 : ACT Real Practice
MAC 122 : Perfect Score
MAC 123 : College Seminar
3 Elective Courses : (within ACT prep but more focus on reading and grammar & vocabulary)

Standing Faculty

Robert Ortiz
Division Chair, Harvard University
Curt Matz
Writing, Brown University
Julie Goldberg
Reading / Writing, Northern Highland High School
Martin Springer
Reading / Writing, Northern Valley High School
Maureen Lynch
Reading / Writing, Cresskill High School

Our academic approach include :

• personalized lessons
• experienced and inspiring instructors
• stress and time management skills
• testing ability and confidence building
• mentorship and genuine care

Program Details

Contact Discovery at 201-750-1113 to sign up for a program.

Course Materials
All materials, including textbooks, flashcards, and practice tests are included in the total cost of the program.

Diagnostic Testing
For students beginning a standardized test preparation program, the first step is to take a diagnostic test from the comfort of home. Students send the completed test back to us for scoring or can enter their answers online. With results in hand at the first meeting, the student and tutor immediately begin to create a plan of action based on the computerized analysis and the individual goals of the student.

Practice Tests
We believe exposure to standardized tests under simulated test-taking conditions is a vital part of preparing for the SAT or ACT, so we incorporate practice test-taking through the entirety of a student’s program-either at locations in the community or at the student’s home. There is NO COST for practice tests.

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