June 27, 2016

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Five-week ACT prep classes offered

LAFAYETTE TWP. — College-bound students planning to take the ACT will have an opportunity to enroll in preparation classes this fall at the Medina County Career Center and two other sites in the area and online.

During the five-week course, students will take sample ACT tests to identify areas of weakness and help with setting goals and building confidence in taking the test.

Class sizes are small — limited to 24 students — and each course is taught by experienced instructors.

Registration fees for the course are $162, and include materials and personalized study and homework plans.

The course combines lectures, visual aids, PowerPoint presentations, live video and audio.

Students will take sample tests to identify weaknesses, set goals and build confidence, said Laura Icardi, of Lafayette Township, owner and operator of ACT Test Preparation, which is offering the classes.

Icardi has taught an ACT preparation class at the University of Akron’s continuing education program since 2004. She established her business several years later. She and other instructors now conduct classes in five counties.

“The main reason to prepare is to make sure the test score reflects your ability,” Icardi said. “It is getting more competitive getting into college, and the scholarship dollars are important.”

The course will be available 6 to 8:30 p.m. at these locations:

• Medina County Career Center, 1101 W. Liberty St., Medina, Tuesdays starting Jan. 7. Classes also will be available Tuesdays starting Feb. 11 at the Career Center.

• Polaris Career Center, 7285 Old Oak Blvd., Middleburg Heights, Thursdays starting Jan. 9.

• Lutheran West High School, 3850 Linden Road, Rocky River, Mondays starting Feb. 10.

The course also is offered online Wednesdays starting Feb. 12. Students only need a computer with Internet connection.

To register or receive more information, call Icardi at (330) 722-7235 or email acttestprep@neo.rr.com. Parents and students also can visit www.ActTestPrep.info.

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