Coming in January: Crimson ACT Crash Course, Auckland & Christchurch

Posted 3 years ago

It’s no secret that one of the most important aspects of your US college application is your academic performance, including both your secondary school results and the required SAT or ACT test results. Beyond secondary school, improving your ACT result is a great way to improve your college candidacy on the whole. It’s important to remember that the ACT is marked comparatively, meaning you’re results are placed on a bell curve in relation to every one else who sits the test, which is thousands. The main purpose of the ACT is for US colleges to gauge how you perform relative to other applicants. Therefore, in order to get your best score and add the greatest value to your college application, you should be doing everything you can to excel beyond your peers.

Coming up in January, Crimson Education has prepared two ACT crash courses in New Zealand, which will help you improve your chances of getting into a US college. The courses will be held in Auckland and Christchurch, respectively.


In Auckland, the course will be held over 6 sessions, from January 9-14. You’ll hear from Keniel Yao, a New Zealander currently studying Applied Mathematics at Yale University. Keniel was Premier Scholar (in Year 12), Dux, Head Boy, and All-Rounder at his high school, becoming the only New Zealander in his year to be accepted into Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Since then, Keniel has invested his time in youth development, social innovation and impact assessment, and public policy analysis. An experienced standardised testing teacher, he’s excited to come back to New Zealand and share his experiences with other aspirational Kiwis.

The classes will run for 5 hours each day of the week, that's 30 hours of intense ACT training! You will sit a practice ACT test on the first and last day of the course in order to assess your improvement. All textbooks and preparation materials will be provided by Crimson. All you need to bring is an optimistic attitude and a desire to improve. Spaces are limited.


In Christchurch, the course will be held over 7 sessions, from January 23-29. During the course, you’ll hear from recent Saint Kentigern College graduate, Jonathan Lee, who received a result of 99% on his first ever ACT. Jonathan has also placed 3rd nationally in two different New Zealand case competitions and has been awarded 4 scholarships, including 2 Vice-Chancellor Scholarships worth up to $20,000, from different top universities in New Zealand.

The classes will run for 4 hours each day, that's 28 hours of intense ACT training! Each class is structured in 80 minute blocks.At the beginning and the end of the course, you will sit a practice test in order to see your improvement. All textbooks and preparation materials will be provided. All you need to bring is an optimistic attitude and a desire to perform at your very best!

Questions? Please email Wen Qiu at

**Price is inclusive of all classes and resources. If you are unable to attend any of the classes the price does not change.

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