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Self-Paced (Online) Standard ACT Prep Course
Valid for next 100 days


This course is designed for students whose schedule will not allow them to attend our
in-classroom classes and for those who do not live within driving distance of our class location.
• Full Course Videos of a Previous Class
• 15 hours of Class Time
• Classwork and Homework from 9 previous ACT Tests
• Speed Reading Tool (Rocket Reader) also Improves Comprehension
• Includes all Materials Except Calculators and Pens/Pencils
• Course Built on Thorough Analysis of 48 Previous ACT tests
• Additional Math Videos Online
• Instructors with more than 15 years experience in ACT Preparation
• License for One Student to Use for 100 days following Purchase Date
• Materials Shipped by USPS Priority Mail within a Week

To sign up for this course, click Add to Cart and Make Payment.  Your will receive a purchase confirmation email.  Materials will be shipped by USPS Priority Mail.  Course includes all materials except Pens/Pencils. 


Your student will receive a "How To Get Started" email so they can begin the course after receiving the materials.  Please keep emails for reference. 


If you would like to pick up the materials (especially if it is within 10 days of the test date), please call the number below to make arrangements.  License for one student to prepare for the two tests following Purchase Date.


If you have questions, please let us know.


Price : $275


Self-Paced (Online) Extreme ACT Prep Course (2017)
(Valid for Next 100 Days)
This course is designed for students whose schedule will not allow them to attend our
in-classroom classes and for those who do not live within driving distance of our class location.

· Full Course Videos of a Previous EXTREME ACT Prep Course

· Designed for students with a previous ACT composite score of at least 26 and math score of at least 25 or 26 (call for approval otherwise before registering for this course - pre-class work required for some)

· Approximately 15 hours of class videos

· Each class broken into two segments English/Reading and Math/Science

· Focuses on the Hardest Types of Questions and Improving Student's Speed

· Students Expected to do the Class Work as it is Done in the Videos

· Students Must do Homework Assigned After Each Class in Order to Get the Maximum

· Includes Speed Reading Tool (Rocket Reader) that also Improves Comprehension

· Includes 6 to 8 hours of ACT Resources and Extra Math Resources

· Includes all Materials Except Calculators and Pens/Pencils

· License for One Student to use and prepare for 100 days after purchase date

To sign up for this course, click Add to Cart and Make Payment.  You will receive a payment confirmation from PayPal, which will let you know your order is confirmed.  Your student can then access their Student Page on the website by logging in with their email address and password.  Students should begin with the Understanding Science Video before the Course Videos. Materials are available with each video and should be printed before beginning.


If you have questions, please let us know.
Price : $275


Current Class (Online) Standard ACT Prep Course
(for December 2017 Test)
This online course is the "at-home" version of the "Birmingham ACT Standard Prep Course (for December 2017 Test)" being held on the four consecutive Thursdays (November 9, 16, 30, and December 7, 2017). Videos of each class are recorded in the classroom and available on your Student's Page on our website the next day. The videos can be watched whenever and as many times as the student likes until the test date.

This online course is designed to help students prepare for the ACT test and is a great option for students who do not live within driving distance of our class location or those who have conflicting schedules.  All four subjects are covered each session and the materials are the same as used in the classroom.


After your order is placed and payment made, you will receive an email from PayPal with confirmation of your payment. You should also receive a confirmation email for your order.  PLEASE RETAIN THIS EMAIL FOR REFERENCE.  It includes details on the course, free resources and Rocket Reader, etc.  If you need further information, please visit our website.


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.


Materials are shipped on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you are ordering the course less than a week prior to the first class you may need to call our office and make arrangements to pick up the materials.


If you have questions, please let us know.  The closer we get to the test date the more calls and emails we receive.  If you have questions call 205-989-4356 and we will respond usually within 48 hours (leaving multiple messages or emails will only delay response time).  You may also email



Price : $295


Math & Science Online Workshop


George Mizzell


This course is designed for students who wish to improve their math and science scores.  Students may have taken our regular ACT class or Self-Paced Online course, but still need more help specifically in Math and Science.  This course includes George Mizzell's math video library, which helps students refresh their basic math skills. Each video covers many problems from 4 to 5 previous ACT tests.


The Math portion of the course is divided into three sections:


♦  Easy Math - Problems 1-30

♦  Mid-Range Math - Problems 31-44

♦  Most Difficult Math  - Typically, Problems 45-60


Class One focuses only on problems 1-30.  Most students (even the highest scoring ones) miss problems in this section because they have forgotten some of the basic algebra and geometry.  Classes Two and Three focus on the mid-range and most complex math problems.  The course utilized two or three former ACT tests not used in our regular classes.


The Science portion of the course includes George's Science Overview video. In each of the three classes students work through at least one full and one partial former ACT science test. Each problem is reviewed and students also learn how to recognize clues in the questions.


After each class students will receive a test for homework, to be completed before they begin the video of the next class.  Completion of the homework assignments and review of questions missed is vital to the student's success in the course.




Price : $245


English & Reading Online Workshop
Laura McDanal


This is the online, self-paced version of the English & Reading Workshop instructed by Laura McDanal.


  • Designed to emphasize the strategies and content of the English and reading sections only
  • Extensive grammar review
  • Extensive review of the top English and reading strategies
  • 3.5 hours of instruction equivalent to 3 to 5 hours of private tutoring.
  • Additional test for practice
  • Rocket Reader - A tool for improving reading speed and comprehension



Price : $195


Courses are not available.

This is a Pay-Per-View video course ($45) for George Mizzell's "Understanding ACT Science."  Working through this video will help students understand how to work through the ACT Science test.  About 4 minutes into the video you will be prompted to complete the purchase and continue with the video.  This is exactly what I cover in about 1.5 tutoring sessions with students.  It is based on my analysis of over 45 former ACT science tests and teaching this for over 15 years.




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