USF Sarasota-Manatee to hold ACT prep classes for high school students

Andrew Telatovich, director of admissions at USF Sarasota-Manatee.

Andrew Telatovich, director of admissions at USF Sarasota-Manatee.

SARASOTA, Fla. (Aug. 12, 2015) – Help is coming for high school juniors and seniors looking for a boost on the ACT college entrance exam.

USF Sarasota-Manatee will hold ACT preparatory classes this fall at the main campus, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, and at the North Port Instructional Site, 5920 Pan American Blvd.

The first round of classes, set for Aug. 27-29 from 5 to 8 p.m., will be held at the main campus. Register for the course at: College Test Prep August 2015 Session.

“The course can make a difference on test day as students learn strategies for tackling different types of questions, and through repetition and experience they can improve their level of performance,” Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Andy Telatovich said.

Taught by retired teacher Jo-Ann Hillman of JMH Education Services, the classes offer content and exam-taking strategies not typically found in books and online.

College prep classes, a rarity 20 years ago, are fast becoming common as high schoolers look for extra help getting into the college of their choice.

In addition to this month’s ACT prep classes, another round of classes are set for Oct. 3, 10 and 17 at the North Port Instructional Site. All classes run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Register at: College Test Prep October 2015 Session.

To round out the year, a final session of prep classes is scheduled Dec. 3-5 at the main campus in Sarasota. The Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 classes are set to run from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. while the Dec. 5 class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at: College Test Prep December 2015 Session.

The cost of the course is $55, plus the cost of the book, “ACT for Dummies,” which sells for $20 to $30 online or in book stores. Please bring a copy of the book to class. Class size is limited to 25.