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ACT® Kaplan Online Test Prep Live will be available to order in fall 2016. In the meantime, learn more below about three upcoming online events, each available at no cost. Use the form to sign up for event reminders. 


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Introduction to ELA Concepts

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Date and time:
Sunday, May 22
2:00–4:00 p.m. EDT

Join us for this opportunity to refresh and refine your ELA (English Language Arts) skills in advance of the June 11, 2016 ACT test date. This free two-hour session will cover the most relevant topics on the ACT English, reading, and writing tests, and give students an opportunity to put these concepts to use on test-like ACT questions.

Cost: Free

Instructors: Boris Dvorkin (English), Anh-Chi Robertson (Reading)

Suggested attendees: Students preparing for the June ACT test

Session learning objectives:

After attending the ACT English Lesson, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between correct and incorrect punctuation usage
  • Determine the appropriate verb tense and pronoun case in a given sentence
  • Ensure agreement between subjects and verbs, as well as pronouns and antecedents

After attending the ACT Reading Lesson, students will be able to:

  • Build a passage roadmap to locate important references
  • Distinguish main ideas from supporting details
  • Make broad generalizations and inference from specific textual references

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Introduction to STEM Concepts

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Original broadcast: Wednesday, May 11

Refresh and refine your science and math knowledge and skills in advance of the June 11, 2016 ACT test date. This free two-hour session will cover the most relevant topics on the ACT math and science tests. Students will have the opportunity to put these concepts to use on questions like those on the ACT.

Cost: Free

Instructors: Arthur Ahn (Math), Kristen Russell (Science)

Suggested attendees: Students preparing for the June ACT test

Session learning objectives:

After participating in the ACT Math Lesson, you will be able to:

  • Manipulate linear and quadratic equations
  • Use proportions, ratios, and rates to calculate unknown values
  • Calculate the area of various polygons and circles
  • Use the properties and relations of geometric shapes to calculate unknown values

After participating in the ACT Science Lesson, students will be able to:

  • Build a passage roadmap to locate important references
  • Recognize the application of the scientific method
  • Analyze values displayed in charts, graphs, and tables
  • Read axes, units, and values quickly and accurately

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Understanding Your ACT Scores and What to Do Next

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Original broadcast: Saturday, April 30

Your score report provides lots of great information beyond just your ACT Composite Score. This session will help you better understand what your ACT score means and how your score report can help you plan your possible next steps.

Cost: Free

Instructor: Boris Dvorkin

Suggested attendees: Students who have recently taken the ACT test, as well as their parents, teachers, counselors, or other interested parties

Session outcomes:

  • Learn what the information on your ACT score report means and how you can use it.
  • Compare your scores to ACT College and Career Readiness Standards.
  • Know some of your possible next steps, including whether you should consider a retest, how to improve your score if you decide to retest, and how your scores position you for the schools to which you are applying.
  • Understand how to explore careers, colleges, majors, and financial assistance using free tools.

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Meet Your Instructors

  

Boris Dvorkin

Boris graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2007 with a BA in English and a BS in computer science. After a brief stint in software development, Boris found a much happier home at Kaplan in 2008. He's been helping students achieve their dreams ever since. Starting out as a GRE teacher, Boris now also teaches the GMAT, LSAT, and all of the precollege exams. He has won two Teacher of the Year awards, trained and mentored new and existing teachers, and helped develop almost every course in the Kaplan catalogue. Outside the classroom, Boris is a gamer at heart. He enjoys video games that don't involve dexterity, as well as complex strategy board games. If you've ever played Settlers of Catan or Hearthstone, you and Boris might have a lot in common.

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Arthur Ahn

Arthur Ahn is one of Kaplan's most treasured teachers with Elite Teacher status, having twice been named Kaplan Teacher of the Year, and has taught for more than 11 years, helping more than 4,000 students reach their test score goals. Previously, Arthur has written curriculum and practice questions for Kaplan courses, and trained and developed both new and veteran faculty. But Arthur's passion for the classroom and student success brought him to the classroom, working with as many students as he can. In his leisure time, Arthur enjoys biking through the often-crowded streets of New York City for fun, watching his beloved New York Mets, and experimenting with various dinner recipes.

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Kristen Russell

Kristen Russell joined the Kaplan teaching team in 2008 after graduating from Vanderbilt University with a degree in biomedical engineering. She went on to get a master’s degree in the same field while continuing to work with In Person and Live Online students. Based on her student ratings, she is one of the top teachers and is consistently praised by her students for making science easy and fun. She was nominated for Teacher of the Year in 2015.

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Anh-Chi Robertson

Since joining the Kaplan team as a teacher in 2008, Anh-­Chi Robertson has taught and tutored thousands of students in our In Person and Live Online environments. After scoring a 35 on her ACT and 1590 on her SAT, she went on to triple ­major at UC San Diego and receive her master’s from Princeton University. Anh-­Chi consistently earns high marks and praise from her students, making her one of our highest rated teachers. She was named National Teacher of the Year for Kaplan in 2011.

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