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What's Included

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Live Instruction

6 three-hour sessions with a Kaplan expert teaching the best test-taking strategies.


Practice Tests

8 exams with score analysis to identify areas for improvement and target your prep.

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The ACT Channel

Tune in for live interactive sessions on the topics you choose and instant one-on-one help with all your questions.

On-Demand Lessons

Additional instructional videos ranging from 5 to 15 minutes on every ACT topic. Watch the ones you need, when you need them.

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Course Materials

2 of Kaplan’s acclaimed prep books to supplement your course and more than 1,000 practice questions in our updated Quiz Bank and online quizzes.

Available only with PLUS
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Private Coaching

Only with PLUS—get 3 hours of Live Online personal coaching, for extra support on the topics you need to focus on the most.

The Most Live Instruction

Learn alongside other students in a structured classroom setting led by an expert Kaplan instructor.

The ACT Channel

Catch it live or on your own schedule. The ACT Channel offers interactive sessions with Kaplan All-Star teachers, instant one-on-one help, and targeted learning that will help you focus on the topics you need most.

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On-Demand Lessons

Need to brush up on a specific subject? These pre-recorded, short video lessons on every ACT topic can be accessed whenever you need them on smartphone, laptop or mobile device.

Course Materials

Every student learns differently, so we’ll give you the full complement of prep materials to help boost your studies. You’ll receive books, and more than 1,000 practice questions in our updated Quiz Bank and online quizzes for your laptop or mobile device.

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Private Coaching with Prep Course PLUS

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SAT Prep and Practice

All major colleges accept scores from both the SAT and ACT. Thinking about taking the SAT? With PLUS, you get study resources for both tests.
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Three Hours of Private Coaching

One of our expert coaches will meet with you live online to create a personalized prep plan that matches your learning style.
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Math Foundations Course

Target your problem areas with 200+ practice questions and 27 on-demand lessons with our best teachers.


Tackle the ACT like a pro

It’s not just about knowing what’s on the test; it’s about knowing how to take the test. Our expert instructors will help you identify and excel at the question types most common on the exam, and they’ll share the proven strategies that will help you tackle the ACT like a pro.

Score-Raising Strategies

The test questions on the ACT are related to what you have learned in your high school English, math and science courses. Kaplan’s proven strategies help you manage the exam effectively. You will gain confidence in knowing what to expect on the exam and knowing how to tackle questions quickly and accurately.

Time Management

The ACT is all about pacing. Our instructors will teach you how to stay ahead of the clock – without getting careless. On the ACT, there’s no penalty for wrong answers; you'll learn when to spend time on a question and when to guess and move on.

Focused Practice

The only way to improve is to practice. With guided study plans, thousands of practice questions and full-length simulated exams, you will be fully prepared to achieve your target score on test day.

Kaplan Live Online

At your speed. On your schedule.

Your Live Online ACT Prep Course gives you access to an All-Star team of Kaplan’s top instructors from around the country. Join a live, interactive classroom and get instant one-on-one help with your questions.


Your laptop or mobile device becomes the classroom. When your prep course comes to you, that’s one less place you have to be.


Our team is ready to answer student questions during every scheduled class. Participate in class discussions or ask questions one-on-one via live chat.

Prep your way

Flexible live class times and on-demand video lessons allow you to prep whenever it’s convenient.


Meet the Prep Squad

We know that amazing teaching is about more than knowing the material. Our teachers are committed, captivating instructors who work with students to find their best path to success.

Get to know some of our instructors.

Only the best

Fewer than 1 out of 10 candidates qualify to teach for us, and every one of our teachers scored above the 90th percentile on the ACT. That makes Kaplan more selective than many top universities.

And every Kaplan teacher is rated on how caring they are with students. It’s how we ensure our students aren’t just getting an information download – they’re making a connection.

Greg Mitchell
Greg Mitchell
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Heather Waite
Heather Waite
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Nzinga Mack
Nzinga Mack
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Arthur Ahn
Arthur Ahn
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Boris Dvorkin
Boris Dvorkin
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Stephanie Jolly
Stephanie Jolly
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Greg Mitchell
Greg Mitchell

Greg is a graduate of the University of Michigan. In his eight years at Kaplan, he has been helping students gain admission to their target schools—from local universities to the top of the Ivy League.

"I am a two-time, JV-league champ in wrestling."

"I have run one half-marathon and over 100 5K races."

"I have a lifelong love of standardized tests. I scored in the 93rd percentile or higher on every test I have attempted, including the SAT, PSAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, and LSAT."

Heather Waite
Heather Waite

Heather attended Indiana University, where she studied education. She loves to help students avoid those tempting wrong-answer choices on the SAT. When she's not teaching, she is spending time with her three children.

"I love memes. If I could speak in memes. I would. :)
I also love tacos ... who doesn't?"

"I often wear mismatched socks, because life is too short to spend it looking for the sock that disappeared in the dryer."

"I am a huge night owl, and I love iced coffee."

Nzinga Mack
Nzinga Mack

Nzinga's favorite sections of the exam to teach are Reading and Math. Students describe her teaching style as lively, engaging, and easy to follow. She graduated from Howard University with a BS in biology and is currently researching novel cancer therapies as she works towards her PhD in pharmacology at Florida A&M University.

"I love gardening! I've grown bell peppers, tomatoes, basil, habaneros, cantaloupe, watermelon, okra, mustard greens, collard greens, onions, and swiss chard—to name a few."

"As a kid, I learned how to read hieroglyphics."

"My hair is as long as I am tall! I've never cut it."

Arthur Ahn
Arthur Ahn

Arthur has taught for more than 11 years and is one of Kaplan’s elite SAT instructors. When he's not working with students, you can find him biking through the crowded streets of New York City.

"I can recite players' names from almost every Mets team of the past 30 years. The 1986 World Series was the first event I ever saw on television, so my loyalty runs deep."

"I won a school spelling bee in the fifth grade, and came in second in the seventh grade. I lost on the word 'plateau,' which I will never spell incorrectly again!"

Boris Dvorkin
Boris Dvorkin

Boris loves teaching complex problems and helping students overcome their Test Day fears. He brings his sense of humor to the classroom—as well as his love of strategy board games.

"In 1998, when I was in eighth grade, I tied for second place in the 54th annual Ohio Chess Congress and won $433.33."

"For three months, I worked full time writing captions for people with hearing loss."

"When you enter 'Typer Shark' into YouTube, the top video is mine. This is also true of 'Tradewinds 2' and 'Pathfinder Adventures'."

Stephanie Jolly
Stephanie Jolly

Stephanie is an alumna of NYU. She loves to help students identify patterns on the exams and break down reading passages using the same analytical approach. She has taught for Kaplan in Oman, Qatar, Australia, Mexico, and the U.S.

"There are only two scenarios that will get me to run voluntarily: being late for an appointment and fleeing from a bear—both of which I have done."

"I can identify countless species of wild flowers, fruits, and plants. My teenage dream was to be an ethnobotanist."

"I spent three months living in 'Tent Mahal'—the name I gave my tent during a summer hiking trip."


What to Expect

Here’s what a typical classroom course looks like from start to finish. Each session builds off the next, and the proctored practice tests are sure to help you feel calm and confident come test day.

Diagnostic Practice Test

The best way to get familiar with the test experience is through a live, proctored ACT. Bring your practice test book, pencils, and a graphing or scientific calculator.

You will take a full length practice test to assess your current performance, strengths, and weaknesses. With Kaplan's Mobile scoring tool, you'll get your score instantly after the test.

Afterward, log into your account on to find customized study recommendations based on how you performed on the diagnostic test.

Kaplan Methods for Math, Reading, and English

Success on the ACT comes with sound strategy, confidence, and focused practice. In this first instructional session, you'll learn the Kaplan Method for Math, the Kaplan Method for Reading, and the Kaplan Method for English, refined strategic tools that will boost your confidence and enable you to complete practice questions and passages more effectively.

The Kaplan Method for Math will aid you with every question on the ACT Math test. You'll begin by applying it to questions on essential math skills.

Next, you'll learn to apply the Kaplan Method for Reading to read critically, create passages maps, and confidently predict and match correct answers in the Reading test. You'll practice this method first with Global and Inference questions.

In the last module of this session, you'll use the Kaplan Method for English to tackle questions on sentence structure and sentence formation.

Number and Quantity, Data Representation, and Punctuation

You'll start this session by applying the Kaplan Method for Math to questions on number and quantity.

You'll also be introduced to the Kaplan Method for Data Representation, which will help you ace the ACT Science test. Learn how to work effectively with Science passages that feature extensive data in graphs, tables, and other figures.

Finally, you'll apply the Kaplan Method for English to tricky punctuation questions.

Paired Passages, Conflicting Viewpoints, Algebra, and Usage

In this session, you'll learn how to tackle the required sections of the ACT. Beginning with Reading, you'll learn to crack paired passages and the questions that accompany them with the Kaplan Method for Paired Passages.

In Science, you'll learn another strategy, the Kaplan Method for Conflicting Viewpoints, so you can expertly handle passages that feature the views of multiple scientists and to efficiently answer the questions that accompany them.

Next, you'll continue applying the Kaplan Method for Math, this time to a wide variety of algebra topics.

The session concludes with usage questions in the ACT English test.

Detail and Vocab-in-Context Questions, Functions, Organization, and Topic Development

You'll start this session with more Reading strategies. Learn to apply the Kaplan Method for Reading to Detail questions and Vocab-in-Context questions.

Next up: Math, when you'll focus on applying the Kaplan Method for Math to questions on mathematical functions.

In the last half of class, you'll shift to English so you can learn apply the Kaplan Method for English to two additional areas: questions on organization, unity, and cohesion and questions on topic development.

Practice Test

Put all those Kaplan strategies that you've learned in class to work when you take another full length practice test to familiarize yourself even more with the content and format of the ACT.

Your performance on this test will further customize study recommendations to help you succeed in the final stretch of your test prep. Use these recommendations to refine your practice, so you can prepare for Test Day with confidence!

Research Summaries, Geometry, and Writing

The first half of this session introduces the third and final strategy that you'll learn for ACT Science: the Kaplan Method for Research Summaries. With this Kaplan Method, you'll tackle the most common passage type in Science, so you can ace questions about the design and results of multiple experiments.

You'll also spend more time prepping for ACT Math, and you'll learn everything you need to know for the optional ACT Writing test. With the Kaplan Method for ACT Writing, you'll learn how to plan, write, and revise your essay like a pro.

Statistics and Probability, Function and Writer's View Questions, Knowlege of Language, and Putting It All Together

You're in the homestretch! The final session of class begins with one last math topic: statistics and probability. Then you'll turn to the last two question types in ACT Reading: Function and Writer's View questions, which will help you get inside the head of a passage's author.

Finally, we'll pull it all together so you can look back on all that you have accomplished throughout the course. By the time Session 6 comes, you should feel confident and ready to succeed on Test Day. Be proud: College is waiting and you are well on your way. Good luck!

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