Buy the Red ACT Practice book and do ALL the tests. Time yourself. Mainly the thing to do is practice, practice, practice. Also, the Barron's book has great tests, and Barron's 36 has good strategies to do well. If you really think that a private tutor would help, and they of course have the knowledge to help you, by all means, if you feel you should then do so. Also, look around CC ACT Prep, many people have posted "guides" for certain sections and helpful tips. Good Luck and practice, practice, practice!!!