Q. Do I need to bring any materials to class?
A. No, we provide all in class materials. You only need to bring a pen/pencil. Feel free to bring a snack and/or beverage.
Q. What type of reading materials are used?
A. We utilize two actual ACT tests from years past as well as several ACT level reading passages. Everything we provide is written at the level of the ACT.
Q. How close to the test should I schedule my student into the class?
A. We recommend at least 4-6 weeks of practice time before the test. However, taking the class several weeks or even months out can be advantageous. The more practice time, the better.
Q. How long does the class last?
A. The class typically lasts between 3 and 3-1/2 hours.
Q. Will my student’s reading speed increase immediately?
A. Typically, students will increase their reading speed by the end of class. However, as with any skill, there is a direct correlation between the amount of effort (practice) put in and the results (increased speed). Students will leave our class with a full understanding of the skills and how to employ them. With the proper amount of practice, her/his speed will increase.
Q. Can my student only attend a class at her/his high school?
A. Your student can attend any class s/he finds convenient unless it is specifically stated at a certain school that only students from that school may attend.
Q. What if my student has already taken the ACT and does not plan to take it again? Would your class still be beneficial?
A. Absolutely! The ability to speed read is a skill that will bring lifelong benefits. As your student progresses in his/her academic career, a faster reading speed will greatly enhance his/her academic experience and help to improve work/life balance. Further, our test taking strategies will prove helpful throughout students’ academic careers.
Q. Can freshman or sophomores also take the class?
A. The class is absolutely open to any student who is interested in learning speed reading techniques. While we focus on the ACT, the strategies we teach can be applied to most standardized tests. Freshman and Sophomores will benefit by getting an edge on their current classroom work plus get an early start on their ACT preparation while Seniors will learn a skill that will help them manage the reading loads at the next level.
Q. Do you have classes for adults?
A. Yes! On every date that we hold classes for students, we hold separate classes for interested adults within the same facility. Adult classes are given at a deep discount as long as you have a student attending that day.
Q. I am taking advantage of the adult classes. Is it OK if I bring a friend or friends who would also like to learn to speed read?
A. Definitely. However, if they do not have student in attendance that day, they will be subject to the regular price.
Q. Do you have a class for junior high students?
A. Not yet, but it is coming soon.
Q. Will speed reading help on other sections of the ACT or just on the reading section?
A. Speed reading will be a tremendous help on the English and Science portions as well. Both are reading-intensive.
Q. Will this class help my student on the SAT test?
A. Definitely. The SAT also has a reading portion that is timed.