The ACT Science section can seem very scary to those unfamiliar with the ACT because a the highly recognizable name brand SAT contains no science section. Though the science section on the ACT contains higher level science than what is classically taught in high school, this section turns out to be very manageable. I encourage students to keep six things in mind while they read one of the seven passages in the science section: What are the independent variables? What are the dependent variables? What are the controlled variables? Is there a control group? Were any assumptions made during the design of the experiment? What do the different experiments have to do with one another? By attempting to answer these questions during the student's reading time, they come to understand the experiment in greater detail and are well prepared for the questions at the end of each group of six questions or so. Each student is given a binder which will archive all of the exams taken and catalog the errors they've made with specific notes about the topic like "table reading - read between the lines" or "identify the assumption" instead of broad generalizations made by many other tutoring companies. Lessons are given on the topics with which they struggle most and additional assignments are provided to ensure they retain and can use the information they've been given. Their progress can be tracked over time, and their score progression can be a very rewarding sign of their progress!
Daniel is an incredibly gifted tutor, and I highly recommend him. Our older daughter had been having significant difficulties in math (pre-algebra and algebra) and had worked herself up so that it was as though she was head-blind when it came to the subject. As her parents, we had tried helping her, her teachers had tried, and she had tried special tutoring sessions through her school, but nothing was making an impact. What makes Daniel’s tutoring style and skills amazing is that he not only helped her learn the material when none of use had figured out how to present it to her effectively, but he did so in a way that empowered her and helped rebuild her confidence. If you know a student who’s struggling - regardless of how many or what kinds of help you’ve attempted to provide in the past - I highly recommend Daniel!