Self-Paced (Online) Standard ACT Prep Course
for April 4th, 2020 Test
Valid 100 days after Purchase Date


This course is designed for students who cannot attend our in-classroom course due to scheduling conflicts, or those who do not live within driving distance of our class location.
• Full Course Videos of all in-classroom classes with same materials/curriculum
• 15 hours of Class Time plus Homework After Each of the 5 Sessions
• Classwork and Homework from 9 previous ACT Tests
• Includes all Materials Except Calculators and Pens/Pencils
• Course Built on Thorough Analysis of 48 Previous ACT tests
• 5 Hours of Math Videos Online Included in Cost of Course
• Instructors with more than 20 years experience in ACT Preparation
• License for One Student to Use for 100 days following Purchase Date
• Materials Shipped by USPS Priority Mail 

To sign up for this course, click Add to Cart, register (if you have not already done so), and make payment. Your will receive a purchase confirmation email. Your student will receive an email so they can begin the course after receiving the materials. Until they receive the materials, we recommend they work through the five hours of free math resources and use Rocket Reader (if ordered) as suggested in email they will receive after purchase.  Please keep emails for reference. 


If you have questions, please let us know.


Price : $275


Self-Paced (Online) Extreme ACT Prep Course
(for April 4th, 2019 test)
Valid for 100 days after Purchase Date
(SPE -1219)
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 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 Most Difficult Questions and Improving Student's Speed of Completion
  • Students Expected to do the Class Work as it is Done in the Videos
  •  Homework Assigned after each class for Maximum Benefit
  • Includes 5 hours of FREE Math Resources
  • Includes all Materials Except Calculators and Pens/Pencils
  • License for One Student to use and prepare for 100 days after purchase date
  • All materials and videos are on the Student Page of the All Pencils Down website (


Option: Rocket Reader ($15) - A Speed Reading Tool that also Improves Comprehension


To sign up for this course, click Add to Cart and Make Payment. You will receive a payment confirmation from PayPal (we received payments using PayPal even though you may use a credit card). Your student can then access their Student Page on the website by logging in with their email address and password where they will see the course videos and associated materials they will need to print before watching the videos.


Students should begin with the Understanding Science Video before the Course Videos if they have not been in math and science tutoring or our Standard Prep Course. Information on this science video will be emailed to students close to the beginning of class.


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


Rocket Reader (Valid for 100 days)
Rocket Reader will improve reading and comprehension speed if used regularly, especially for students who have time management problems. It could also help them complete the test in the time allotted. We encourage students to begin working with it as soon as possible and until the test date.
For more info on Rocket Reader and using it, click the link below for an introduction to Rocket Reader. After ordering Rocket Reader student will receive an email on how to access and use it.


Price : $15


Current Class (Online) Standard ACT Prep Course
(for April 4th, 2020 Test)
This online course is the "at-home" version of the "Birmingham ACT Standard Prep Course" being held on the five days listed below. Videos of each class are recorded in the classroom and available on your student's page on our website the next day.
Course Dates
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 4:30 to 7:45 P.M.
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 4:30 to 7:45 P.M.
Thursday, March 12, 2020, 4:30 to 7:45 P.M.
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 4:30 to 7:45 P.M.
Thursday, April 2, 2020, 4:30 to 7:45 P.M.


This online course is designed to help students prepare for the ACT and is a great option for students who do not live within driving distance of our class location or have commitments which conflict with course dates. This is our comprehensive course which covers both content and strategies for all four subjects (Math, Science, English and Reading).   It is simply a recorded version of our current in-person course.  Materials are shipped directly to you.  


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.  It includes details on the course and the free math resources and should be retained for reference.


Materials are shipped within two days of order placement.  If you are ordering the course less than a week prior to the first class you may wish to call our office and make arrangements to pick up materials, if available.


If you have questions, please let us know!



Price : $295


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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 who 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

OPTIONAL - ROCKET READER ($15) - A tool for improving reading speed and comprehension. To order, see listing above.



Price : $195


Grammar Online Workshop
Laura McDanal


This self-paced video covers the full English grammar review that Mrs. McDanal teaches in the ACT and SAT courses.

Approximately 33 minutes in length, it covers the specific grammar rules and skills needed in order to perform accurately on the grammar questions of the English test.


After your order is placed your Student will received an email with information on how to get started.


If you have any questions or problems, please let us know.


Laura McDanal
Price : $25


These SAT/PSAT courses are hosted on our new video course platform with Thinkific.  Click the links below for all the details on our online SAT/PSAT  courses!  



(discount available to the first 50 orders only)
SAT/PSAT Comprehensive Course -  $590
SAT/PSAT Math Course  - $350

APD SAT/PSAT Math Course - $175 - comprehensive SAT Math course - about 12 hours to complete



SAT/PSAT  Reading, Writing and Language Course - $350

Reading, Writing and Language - $175 - about 12 hours to complete

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.



Understanding ACT Science


George has developed a series of video tutoring to help students get started or get extra sessions with the convenience of your own home.  This process helps students by providing practice material and then each math problem of science question has a detailed explanation that is the same explanation George provides in person.  The cost per session is only $35 for each session. 

More tutoring sessions will be available soon and added to the list below.  When you click on the link below you will be able to purchase the course on the page and it will email you a code that will allow you to log in several times over the next 30 days.

Math Course 1 - Test 67C Math

Science Course 1 - Test 67C Science


Please email Questions/Problems to