June 28, 2016

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ACT prep classes offered

College-bound students planning to take the ACT can enroll in preparation classes this fall at the Medina County Career Center and take the course online.

The five-week course includes sample ACT tests to identify areas of weakness and help with setting goals and building confidence in taking the test.

The classes will be offered 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, starting next week, and Tuesdays, starting Nov. 5, at the Career Center, 1101 W. Liberty St., Medina.

The classes also will be available online 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, starting next week.

Students only need a computer with Internet connection to join the class.

The course cost of $162 includes materials and personalized study and homework plans.

Financial aid is available for students who can’t afford the fee, according to Laura Icardi, of Lafayette Township, owner and operator of ACT Test Preparation, which is offering the classes.

“It is getting more competitive getting into college, and the scholarship dollars are important,” said Icardi, who first taught the course at the University of Akron before expanding to five counties.

Class sizes are small and made up of fewer than 24 students. Both small group and individual instruction are available.

Icardi said experienced teachers will review skills in English and math, as well as test-taking techniques. Students also will solve problems in all subjects, from figuring algebraic equations to editing sentences to analyzing scientific experiments.

The online course offers flexibility for students and combines lectures, visual aids and PowerPoint presentations for effective learning, she said. Live video and audio also keep the classes interactive.

“The main reason to prepare is to make sure the test score reflects your ability,” she said. “These traditional and online courses are designed to help students develop the skills necessary to improve their ACT scores and reach their testing potential.”

To register or for more information, go to www.ActTestPrep.info, call Icardi at (330) 722-7235, or email acttestprep@neo.rr.com.

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