In-Person or Online ACT Tutoring

Working collaboratively with a private ACT tutor is the most efficient way to improve your ACT score. One-size-fits all ACT prep classes and self-study online ACT prep approaches often lack the customization that is required to substantially boost your ACT score. ACT prep from MyGuru is a highly customized experience that includes development of a study plan designed around your unique strengths, weaknesses, timing, and budget. 

Online ACT Prep Options and Tutoring Rates

We offer in-person tutoring in major US cities (New York, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, etc.). However, we often recommend online ACT tutoring because it offers more convenience and functionality for students and tutors alike.


For students seeking an immersive learning experience, premium online tutoring includes entire session recording and a 24 hours a day, seven days a week live private whiteboard where students can post questions for their tutor to respond to within 24 hours, between scheduled online ACT coaching sessions. With all online tutoring offerings, a .PDF of the whiteboard notes is emailed after each session for reference.

Discounts of greater than 15% off the above base rates are available when you invest in packages of hours in advance. 

How Private ACT Tutoring Works

Students are asked to purchase the Official ACT Prep Guide prior to their first session and complete a diagnostic practice ACT exam to identify strengths and weaknesses.  The first session involves a review of this diagnostic ACT exam, an overview of each section of the ACT, and development of a study plan.  This is followed by a series of 1-2  hour sessions in which ACT test taking strategies are reviewed and practice problems are completed. Official ACT practice tests are completed (on the student's own time) and reviewed with your ACT coach to track progress. Homework is assigned after each session. 

We offer a free ~20 minute phone call or a virtual meeting using our online ACT tutoring platform with your potential tutor before you are asked to pay for any ACT tutoring. Fill out the form below to get more information on how we can help.

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Do You Prefer an In-Person Or Online ACT Tutor? 

Although our in-person ACT tutoring is very limited during the COVID-19 pandemic, we generally offer in-person ACT tutoring in several cities (including Chicago, New York, and Boston), as well as online ACT prep.  We understand some students prefer seeing a live tutor face-to-face. To both reduce the cost of private ACT instruction and increase convenience for our students, we don’t have any physical locations, so you’d meet with your assigned tutor at a mutually convenient time and place like a local library, coffee shop, or if you are comfortable with it, in your home. 

We do tend to recommend online ACT tutoring to most of our students. It is more convenient and can be more effective (more on our approach to online tutoring is below).

How We Approach ACT Tutoring Online

Our approach to online instruction provides a more dynamic and intuitive experience than anything else in the online ACT prep market. See an example ACT/SAT tutoring session conducing online below.

  • Students only need a free Gmail or Skype account to begin instructive videoconferencing 

  • All ACT strategies are demonstrated by our ACT online tutors on a shared virtual whiteboard

  • Online ACT prep sessions are recorded as digital documents, so students can review lessons to reinforce concepts and approaches..

Many of our students ultimately determine that online ACT prep is preferable to in-person ACT tutoring.

Our Team of ACT Tutors

Much of our online ACT tutoring is delivered by a true ACT expert, Mike S. His background includes:

  • BA from Columbia University
  • 97th percentile or better on every test he teaches including a perfect 36 score on the ACT
  • Five years of independent tutoring and classroom experience teaching the GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, other state-specific standardized tests
  • Believes great tutoring is always rooted in listening to a student's needs and concerns and working with that student as a team to solve those problems
  • He has helped committed students improve by 9+ points on their ACT and 400+ points on the SAT

Mike will assess your starting point and work with to develop a customized study plan to help prepare for the ACT as efficiently and effectively as possible. We also encourage you to view this partial list of other ACT tutors on our team.

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Example ACT Tutoring Reviews

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 Additional Resources To Help You Prepare for the ACT

To read about how our ACT tutors help people develop skills and strategies for passing the ACT, click here. Check out our ACT blog for the latest student testimonials, ACT concept reviews and explanations, and advice on college admissions. Example articles include: