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Would you like to improve your ACT scores? Be eligible for more scholarship dollars? Increase your chances at your college of choice?
... then Power Prep's classes are for you!


Are your students developing the necessary skills that the ACT requires? What can educators do to prepare students before they take the ACT? ... Carolyn Devane's faculty training is for your teachers!

Our Mission

We provide both students and teachers with resources and insight into the kind of thinking that the ACT requires and practical strategies for improving performance. We help students develop the problem-solving, decision-making, and evaluative skills required for maximized ACT scores. We make the invisible visible when it comes to the ACT!

Students, Parents, and Educator Testimonials

Thank you so much for what you and Emma have done to help my daughter reach her ACT goal. I have always been an advocate of you and PowerPrep as an educator. I can now say I support you and your work even more as a parent!

— Dave Tappan, Assistant Superintendent, Louisburg USD 416  (July 2019)

"Not going to lie. I’m scared to tell my mom that this singular course was much more effective than the ACT program she enrolled me in… I think I can finally get my 36 and be less scared to apply to my dream Ivy League school 🙂 thanks!"

—Anonymous Student - KSU ACT Class - June 2019

"Thank you so much for coming to Sabetha High School. I took the December ACT, hoping for a 29 or 30. The previous test I had gotten a 27. When I got my score back, I had gotten a 32!! A five point increase!! Thank you for showing us testing skills and strategies; it helped a lot!"

— Anonymous Student, Sabetha High School (December 2016)

My son Mason received his June ACT score...he improved 5 points!  He previously scored a 22 and this time he got a 27.  He really got a lot of good information at your Hays prep course and plans on taking it again when you come to Goodland in the fall.  Thank you!
— Tammy, Parent of Goodland High School student (June 2019)

"I heard a lot about the class from my brother and, while it helped him raise his composite score by four points, I was a bit skeptical that one class could make such a difference.  I was wrong! My composite score rose four points as well and my science score went from a consistent 22 to a 31 on the test right after I took the class!  I am grateful that I was able to raise my score, allowing me to qualify for thousands more dollars in scholarships, and I credit all of this to the great class. Thank you!"

— Ben, Abilene High School (June 2017)

"Our experience with Carolyn was great! My son first attended the group setting at school for tips to taking the ACT. He then took the ACT a couple of times. This allowed us to decide the areas to focus on for raising the overall number. We went to 4 sessions of 1 on 1 time with Carolyn which provided to be very beneficial. His score raised 5 points. The result exceeded our goal which was being NCAA qualified."

— Windi, Parent of Topeka High School Student (February 2017)


About Carolyn Devane

Carolyn Devane taught ACT classes to students for 13 years in two large high schools in Kansas: Mill Valley High School and Manhattan High School. After witnessing the significant improvements and positive results of her students, Carolyn started offering her courses to students in other high schools in 2009. Since that time, PowerPrep's classes have grown from being offered in just 2 high schools to offerings in not only many Kansas and Missouri high schools, but also in colleges and universities throughout Kansas.

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Carolyn has 20 total years of ACT test-taking instruction experience with thousands of students. She also has 13 years' experience as a high school counselor and 6 years' experience as a high school English teacher, teaching College Now English, Senior English, Junior English, and Public Speaking. Her test-taking strategy classes provide students with practical test-taking strategies and insights into test questions and content with amazing student results.

In 2011, Carolyn began offering professional development to high school teachers. She provides teachers with resources and training to equip them to prepare all students each day in the classroom for the kind of thinking the ACT requires. Carolyn’s training is dynamic and insightful with information schools need to help students develop the problem-solving, decision making, and evaluative thinking skills the ACT requires.