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One composite point on the ACT is, on average, worth $2500 in scholarship money! 

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Why Outlier’s Advantage?

Over the last 4 ½ years, our ACT Prep program has consistently showed top results in Knoxville with most of our students ending in the 28-34 range. More than 70% of students who complete a minimum of 7 sessions with one of our tutors increase by at least 3 composite points. We are also the trusted ACT Prep program of UTK’s BETS and AIM summer high school residential programs. We are so confident in our program that we guarantee students who complete at least 8 sessions will increase their scores or we refund up to 100% of expenses.


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Become a master student

Apart from an increase in ACT scores, students will gain a variety of skills to help them be competitive in college and beyond. You would be amazed at how many high performing students are able to get through high school without learning effective study skills. Our rigorous program forces students to employ advanced study techniques as they become world class competitors on the ACT.

Contrary to popular belief, the ACT is a test of the basics. We rebuild core grammar, reading comprehension, reasoning skills, and math. We diagnose gaps in each student’s understanding and reteach them the rules and the exceptions to the rules that are foundational to mastering this test.

Academic Coaches who care

The most unique aspect of our program, though, is our style of teaching. We consider ourselves academic coaches. We are here to help students achieve more than they think they can. We believe in them when they don’t believe in themselves. We challenge them when they are confident. We call them out when we know they are capable of more. We often end up in much more of a life coaching role than just simply an ACT Prep tutoring role. This is what most of us love about the job.

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The program only works if the students do

We are not miracle workers, however. This program only works if the student is willing and wants to do what it takes to be successful on this test. This is why we will not accept students who are being forced to do the program by their parents. This program only works if the students do. Before the program even begins, students must commit to doing an hour a day of homework with only one day off each week between the time they start and the day of the test. From there, students and tutors meet once a week for an hour and forty-five minute session. Then students will be assigned an hour a day, minimum, worth of homework to do each day between sessions. Students will know exactly what they need to do each day. They will be responsible for doing it, though. The program is designed in a way that their homework is customized to their exact needs.

We master one subject at a time

In the program, we focus on mastering one subject at a time. The full program is typically 12 weeks long. The first four weeks are usually English, followed by 2 weeks of reading, 2 weeks of science, and 4 weeks of math. In one-on-one tutoring, we are able to skip subjects if the student is proficient in them. However, for most students, the easiest way to increase their composite score is to work on the areas they are strongest instead of the areas they are weakest. The English, for example, is the easiest test to get a perfect score on. We had a student last semester go from a 17 to a 32 on the English. It is a very easy test if you know how to train for it properly.

All-in-all, whether you choose either the one-on-one tutoring or our classroom-style programs, we are the way to go. We already have ACT Prep down to a science, and we are just getting better and better every day.

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Who should do ACT Prep ?

ACT Prep is not for everyone. There are really only two reasons to do ACT Prep: for scholarships and to gain admission to four year colleges. The ACT is the absolute easiest way to gain scholarships. On average, every point on the ACT is worth $2500 in scholarship money. Most of this is guaranteed money. This means the college or university has guaranteed that if a student has a certain high school GPA and ACT score, they are guaranteed a certain scholarship if they come to their school. For example, Maryville College guarantees $19,000 PER YEAR to any student who scores at least a 19 on the ACT regardless of GPA. This money is there for the taking, and most parents and students simply don’t understand how big of a deal this test is in getting that money. That’s what we are for.


Classroom-style ACT prep:

The entire program for admission, supplies, and the 12-week program is only $660. We do these classes at our offices in Cedar Bluff (9111 Cross Park Dr.). For an additional $500, families can also pay for a daily academic coach for their students. With this option, students will text the results from their daily goals to one of our ACT Prep coaches. The coach will text students daily motivation, tips, and hold them accountable for doing what they say they will do for the length of the program. The tutor will also be available daily to answer any questions the students have while they are working through the material.

One-on-one tutoring:

We charge $220 for admission and supplies. After the initial payment, the program costs $150 per week to be paid at the end of every session. This weekly price includes the convenience of in-home (or public location) tutoring, the 1.75-hour session, any questions the student has throughout the week, and daily accountability from the tutor. We don’t do any contracts or commitments, so families can do as many or as few sessions as they want. Most families do 8-12 sessions. Students will increase about a half point per week that they are in the program.

We highly recommend calling in long before you plan on starting the ACT Prep program because one-on-one tutoring spots often fill up as far out as 5 months before the test and the classroom-style programs have limited seating available.



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Recommended Start Dates

(Classes start on or around these dates)

(We recommend calling at least 5 months before your test to register)

September ACT: Class starts on June 12 

October ACT: Start one-on-one tutoring around July 15

December ACT: Class starts September 11

February ACT: Start one-on-one tutoring around November 1

April ACT: Class starts January 8

June ACT: Regular class starts on March 23

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