Attend our ACT Classroom Courses

Laura McDanal and George Mizzell teach classes in Alabama for every ACT national test date. Classes are held in various locations around Alabama. The location and time for each class is listed below. We offer several kinds of classes and workshops and the price for each is also listed below. In the full classes all four sections of the test are taught thoroughly. Occasionally, we offer workshops and a workshop will be more narrowly focused and may cover only one or two subjects. George teaches the math and science, and Laura teaches the English and reading sections. The duration of each course is 4 to 6 weeks, depending on school calendars. All materials are provided except calculators.


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ACT Prep Math & Science Workshop
May 27, June 3 & 10
(for June 11, 2016 Test)
 
George Mizzell
Math & Science Tutor/Instructor/Facilitator
 
Location
Hampton Inn, 4520 Galleria Boulevard, Hoover, AL 35244
 
Cost   $250
 
Day 1 - May 27, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM
 
Math: Focus on Pre-Algebra/Elementary Algebra - Generally Math Test Problems 1-30.  On Student's ACT Score Report if this line is less than 16 then your student would benefit from the material covered today.  The maximum score in this area is 18 and it represents 24 of the 60 math problems.  Generally, a score of 15 would mean 4 of these problems were missed, which would decrease the math score 2 to 3 points (just based on the "easy" problems).
 
Science: Focus on science passages and science concepts that appear more frequently - George will discuss the science behind the passage.  All questions will be reviewed in detail.
 
Day 2 - June 3, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM
 
Math: Focus on Algebra/Coordinate Geometry section of the test - Usually Math Test Problems 31-45.  On Student's ACT Score Report if this line is less than 15 then your student would benefit from the material covered today. A score of 15 means student missed 3 problems in this area, which would decrease the math score 3 points.  A score of 10 means they missed 9 to 10 problems in this area, which would decrease their score by 7 to 10 points.
 
Science: Students will work through a wider variety of science passages and more focus will be on improving speed.

Day 3 - June 10, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM -- or -- 11:00 to 1:30 PM

Send email to questions@allpencilsdown.com with your time preference.

Math:  Focus on Plane Geometry/Trig section of the test - Usually, Math Problems 46-60, but will include some that are scattered in the 30-45 range.  Each problem missed in this section decreases score at least 1 point.  The max score is 18 and a score of 12 means 6-8 problems were missed in this section.  We will go over a wide range of problems in this area.
 
Science:  Focus is expanding on the types of passages and primarily working on speed on the hardest science passages.
Price : $250.00
ACT Prep Course - Talladega (for June Test)
Location
 
Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative
69220 Alabama Highway 77
Talladega, AL 35160
 
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Course Dates and Times
 
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 9:00 AM– 12:15 PM
Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 9:00 AM– 12:15 PM
Thursday, June 2, 2016, 9:00 AM– 12:15 PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 9:00 AM– 12:15 PM
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 9:00 AM– 12:15 PM
 
Once again, we are delighted to work with Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative as they sponsor this course at their corporate headquarters location.  With their sponsorship, we are able to offer this course at a special price.
 
This course is designed to help students prepare for the upcoming ACT test.  All four subjects (English, Reading, Math and Science) are covered, and homework is given as well.  All materials are supplied except pencils and calculators.  Snacks are provided at break time.
 
You will receive a confirmation email that includes information on how to access a Welcome Guide.  Please start by reading the Welcome Guide and following the instructions.  It contains login and password information (student and parent), six to eight hours of free ACT resources, additional math resources, and Rocket Reader.
 
Rocket Reader is a special program that improves reading speed.  Most students feel time is a major issue for the Reading and Science sections of the test.  Rocket Reader is a tool that helps students complete the test in the time allotted.  Students should start work with Rocket Reader as soon as possible and continue using it until the test date.
 
Our classes fill quickly.  In order to secure your student's seat in class, please pay or make payment arrangements at the time of registration.
 
If you have questions, please let us know.
 
questions@allpencilsdown.com
205-989-4356
Price : $360.00
ACT Prep Course A (for June Test)
Location
 
Brookview Church
3699 Belmont Road
Birmingham, AL 35210
 
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Course Dates and Times
 
Monday, May 30, 2016 – 2:30 to 5:45
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 – 2:30 to 5:45
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – 2:30 to 5:45
Thursday, June 2, 2016 – 2:30 to 5:45
Friday, June 3, 2016 – 2:30 to 5:45

This course is designed to help students prepare for the upcoming ACT test.  All four subjects (English, Reading, Math and Science) are covered, and homework is given as well.  All materials are supplied except pencils and calculators.  Snacks are provided at break time.

You will receive a confirmation email that includes information on how to access a Welcome Guide.  Please start by reading the Welcome Guide and following the instructions.  It contains login and password information (student and parent), six to eight hours of free ACT resources, additional math resources, and Rocket Reader. 

Rocket Reader is a special program that improves reading speed.  Most students feel time is a major issue for the Reading and Science sections of the test.  Rocket Reader is a tool that helps students complete the test in the time allotted.  Students should start work with Rocket Reader as soon as possible and continue using it until the test date.

Our classes fill quickly.  In order to secure your student's seat in class, please pay or make payment arrangements at the time of registration.

If you have questions, please let us know.

205-989-4356
Price : $395.00
ACT Prep Course B (for June Test)
Location
 
Brookview Church
3699 Belmont Road
Birmingham, AL 35210
 
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Course Dates and Times
 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 – 2:30 to 5:45
Monday, June 6, 2016 – 2:30 to 5:45
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 – 2:30 to 5:45
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 – 2:30 to 5:45
Thursday, June 9, 2016 – 2:30 to 5:45
 
This course is designed to help students prepare for the upcoming ACT test.  All four subjects (English, Reading, Math and Science) are covered, and homework is given as well.  All materials are supplied except pencils and calculators.  Snacks are provided at break time.
 
You will receive a confirmation email that includes information on how to access a Welcome Guide.  Please start by reading the Welcome Guide and following the instructions.  It contains login and password information (student and parent), six to eight hours of free ACT resources, additional math resources, and Rocket Reader.
 
Rocket Reader is a special program that improves reading speed.  Most students feel time is a major issue for the Reading and Science sections of the test.  Rocket Reader is a tool that helps students complete the test in the time allotted.  Students should start work with Rocket Reader as soon as possible and continue using it until the test date.

Our classes fill quickly.  In order to secure your student's seat in class, please pay or make payment arrangements at the time of registration.

If you have questions, please let us know.

questions@allpencilsdown.com
205-989-4356
Price : $395.00
ACT EXTREME Prep Course (for June Test)

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SELF-PACED COURSES

MATH & SCIENCE WORKSHOP

ENGLISH & READING WORKSHOP

Call 205-989-4356 if questions

Price : $395.00
One-on-One Math & Science Tutoring (for June Test)

with George Mizzell

Also available by Skype IF ARRANGED IN ADVANCE!
 
Sessions are usually one hour long, but if the schedule permits George will do longer sessions. 
Location of the Sessions
 
5171 Lake Crest Circle
Hoover, AL 35226

Follow instructions in the Welcome Guide to view the tutoring calendar, select "available" dates and times, make your request, and register your student for tutoring. Friday, Saturday & Sunday sessions must be prepaid.

The Welcome Guide is located on the home page of www.allpencilsdown.com just below the video box in the center.  Click on "Welcome Guides" and choose "ACT Tutoring - Math/Science - George Mizzell".

Important:  Please read cancellation policy in Welcome Guide.

Each tutoring student will have available to them free resources in all four subjects and extra math resources, plus Rocket Reader, a speed reader that also helps with comprehension.  Instructions for access and passwords explained in the Welcome Guide.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

205-989-4356

Tutoring per 1 hour session

Price : $80.00
One-on-One English & Reading Tutoring (for June Test)

with Nancy Smith

Sessions are usually one hour long, but if the schedule permits Nancy will do longer sessions. 
 
Location of the Sessions
 
Suite B, 7030 Meadow Lark Drive
Birmingham, AL  35242
(off Highway 280 – street to left of Lloyd’s Restaurant)
Directions listed in Welcome Guide
 
Follow instructions in the Welcome Guide to view the tutoring calendar, select "available" dates and times, make your request, and register your student for tutoring.
 
The Welcome Guide is located on the home page of www.allpencilsdown.com just below the video box in the center.  Click on "Welcome Guides" and choose "ACT Tutoring - English/Reading – Nancy Smith.”
 
Important:  Please read cancellation policy in Welcome Guide.
 
Each tutoring student will have available to them Rocket Reader, a speed reader that also helps with comprehension.  Instructions for access and passwords explained in the Welcome Guide.
 
If you have any questions, please let us know.
 
205-989-4356
 
Tutoring per 1 hour session
Price : $80.00
English & Reading Workshop (for June Test)
The English and Reading Workshop will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The workshop is designed to emphasize the strategies and content of the English and reading sections only. The course is structured in a way that is equivalent to the instruction received in 3 to 5 hours of private tutoring.
 
LOCATION:
Brookview Church
3699 Belmont Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35210

Students will receive slightly more English practice than reading because the explanations for the grammar from the instructor are needed more heavily than the reading comprehension questions, but all reading strategies will be taught and over an hour of practice will be allotted for the reading as well.

IMPORTANT: Students will receive an additional test to take home for practice.  It is very important that they utilize the strategies learned to apply to an additional practice test before the test day.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

205-989-4356
Price : $180.00
ACT Standard Prep Course (for Sept Test)
Location
 
Brookview Church
3699 Belmont Road
Birmingham, AL 35210
 
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Course Dates and Times
 
Thursday, August 11, 2016 – 4:30 to 7:45
Thursday, August 18, 2016 – 4:30 to 7:45
Thursday, August 25, 2016 – 4:30 to 7:45
Thursday, September 1, 2016 – 4:30 to 7:45
Thursday, September 8, 2016 – 4:30 to 7:45

This course is designed to help students prepare for the upcoming ACT test.  All four subjects (English, Reading, Math and Science) are covered, and homework is given as well.  All materials are supplied except pencils and calculators.  Snacks are provided at break time.

After registration at allpencilsdown.com, you will receive an email with information on how to access the Welcome Guide and course details.  Please note date, time and location on your calendar.

Please start by reading the Welcome Guide and following the instructions.  It contains login and password information (student and parent), six to eight hours of free ACT resources, additional math resources, and Rocket Reader. 

Rocket Reader is a special program that improves reading speed.  Most students feel time is a major issue for the Reading and Science sections of the test.  Rocket Reader is a tool that helps students complete the test in the time allotted.  Students should start work with Rocket Reader as soon as possible and continue using it until the test date.

Our classes fill quickly.  In order to secure your student's seat in class, please pay or make payment arrangements at the time of registration.

If you have questions, please let us know.

205-989-4356
Price : $395.00
ACT EXTREME Prep Course (for Sept Test)
Location
 
Brookview Church
3699 Belmont Road
Birmingham, AL 35210
 
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Course Dates and Times
 
Thursday, August 11, 2016 – 4:30 to 7:45
Thursday, August 18, 2016 – 4:30 to 7:45
Thursday, August 25, 2016 – 4:30 to 7:45
Thursday, September 1, 2016 – 4:30 to 7:45
Thursday, September 8, 2016 – 4:30 to 7:45
 
This course is designed for students who have a previous ACT composite, math and science score of 27 or above and want to achieve an even higher score.  This is a fast-paced course with all new test materials and homework practice.  Students who have already taken our standard prep class will see different materials in this course.  All four subjects are covered each night and homework will be assigned as well.

This course assumes students to be strong in all four subject areas.  It focuses on the most difficult types of questions, and may improve the student's ability to complete the test in the allotted time. Students with a 26 or lower on math or science should call for approval before registering for this course.  If approved, they will be required to work through the additional Math Resources and Science Overview videos included in the Welcome Guide before class begins.

All materials are provided except pencils and calculators. We will also provide snacks at break time.

After registration at allpencilsdown.com, you will receive an email with information on how to access the Welcome Guide and course details.  Please note date, time and location on your calendar.

If you have questions, please let us know.

questions@allpencilsdown.com

205-989-4356

Price : $395.00
One-on-One Math & Science Tutoring (for Sept Test)

with George Mizzell

Also available by Skype IF ARRANGED IN ADVANCE!
 
Sessions are usually one hour long, but if the schedule permits George will do longer sessions. 
 
Location of the Sessions
5171 Lake Crest Circle
Hoover, AL 35226

Follow instructions in the Welcome Guide to view the tutoring calendar, select "available" dates and times, make your request, and register your student for tutoring. Friday, Saturday & Sunday sessions must be prepaid.

The Welcome Guide is located on the home page of www.allpencilsdown.com just below the video box in the center.  Click on "Welcome Guides" and choose "ACT Tutoring - Math/Science - George Mizzell".

Important:  Please read cancellation policy in Welcome Guide.

Each tutoring student will have available to them free resources in all four subjects and extra math resources, plus Rocket Reader, a speed reader that also helps with comprehension.  Instructions for access and passwords explained in the Welcome Guide.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

205-989-4356

Tutoring per 1 hour session

Price : $80.00
One-on-One English & Reading Tutoring (for Sept Test)

with Nancy Smith

Sessions are usually one hour long, but if the schedule permits Nancy will do longer sessions. 
 
Location of the Sessions
 
Suite B, 7030 Meadow Lark Drive
Birmingham, AL  35242
(off Highway 280 – street to left of Lloyd’s Restaurant)
Directions listed in Welcome Guide
 
Follow instructions in the Welcome Guide to view the tutoring calendar, select "available" dates and times, make your request, and register your student for tutoring.
 
The Welcome Guide is located on the home page of www.allpencilsdown.com just below the video box in the center.  Click on "Welcome Guides" and choose "ACT Tutoring - English/Reading – Nancy Smith.”
 
Important:  Please read cancellation policy in Welcome Guide.
 
Each tutoring student will have available to them Rocket Reader, a speed reader that also helps with comprehension.  Instructions for access and passwords explained in the Welcome Guide.
 
If you have any questions, please let us know.
 
205-989-4356
 
Tutoring per 1 hour session
Price : $80.00

Laura and George

We’ve learned that prior to committing to actual practice and instruction, students and parents often have general questions and concerns about the nature of the test, about the productivity of preparation, and about the feasibility of practicing online. We’ve established a video based question/answer segment to help you get started and to help you gain more knowledge about those normal concerns.