Class & Workshop Descriptions

Below is a description of the classes, seminars, workshops, and private tutoring offered.  To register, click on the “Register” button under the description or you can use our “Class Schedule” link above and select desired courses/dates. Check back regularly as we are always adding classes and workshops, especially for end-of-year exams, AP exams and summer offerings.

  • 90 minutes of ACT Math Instruction
  • Minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 students.
  • Cost is $50 per 90-minute session

  • Equal hours of intense prep in each of the four sections (English, math, science, reading)
  • September 7 test: Starts August 4 and ends September 1, 2pm-5pm each Sunday
  • October 26 test: Starts September 22 and ends October 20, 12pm-3pm each Sunday
  • Cost $395
  • Please note, you will need to register separately for the official exam by going to act.org

A specialized math class for students who want to focus on the most difficult problems found on the ACT. This class is for ADVANCED math students who want to move quickly and address the more challenging math concepts found on the ACT. Cost is $50 for 1.5 hour class.

  • 2 hour ACT English instruction and practice
  • Cost: $75
  • 90 minutes of ACT English instruction and practice
  • Minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 students
  • Cost: $50
  • Three hour overview of the grammar rules and strategies utilized on the English and reading sections of the ACT.
  • Students will also participate in teacher directed practice using actual ACT English and reading sections from the tests.
  • Cost: $90
  • Four hours of intense prep in each of the four sections of the ACT (English, math, science, reading)
  • June 8 test: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00pm, starts May 14 and finishes June 6.
  • October 26 test: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00pm, starts October 1 and finishes October 24.
  • Cost $395
  • Please note, you will need to register separately for the official exam by going to act.org 

ACT Prep Four-Week ONLINE Workshop

  • Equal hours of intense prep in each of the four sections (English, math, science, reading)
  • Currently not offering for 2024 (contact with request)
  • Please note, you will need to register separately for the official exam by going to act.org
  • This class is an opportunity for students to take a complete ACT in a timed, testing environment to determine areas of strength and weakness on the test.
  • The test will be scored and students will receive a report of their results.
  • Taking this test enables students to get a baseline reading on their skills without having to report the scores to colleges. It also provides an opportunity for students to gauge their progress in preparing for the ACT.
  • We must have a minimum number of students in order to offer this practice test.
  • This is a 3.5 hour group session.
  • Cost: $50.
  • Intensive one-week workshop in preparation ACT
  • For June 8 test: Monday, June 3-Friday, June 7, 9am-12pm (except on Friday it will be 9am-1pm)
  • For July 13 test: Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12, 9am-12pm (except on Friday it will be 9am-1pm)
  • Four hours of intense prep in each of the four sections of the ACT (English, math, science, reading)
  • Cost $395
  • Please note, you will need to register separately for the official exam by going to act.org
  • ACT Intensive One-Week Workshop
  • Prep in English, math, science, reading
  • 2024 Dates TBD
  • Cost: $385
  • Students will receive four hours of intense prep in each of the four sections of the ACT (English, math, science, reading)
  • Total of 16 hours of preparation
  • Cost: $385
  • 2 hour ACT Math instruction and practice
  • Cost: $75
  • This class is designed for students who struggle on the math portion of the ACT, both with concepts and timing.
  • The class will cover the core mathematical concepts students must know to perform well and also will discuss strategies and timing.
  • Three-hour class taught by Ms. Paedae.
  • Cost: $90
  • An in-depth review of the math and science concepts and strategies essential for success on the ACT.
  • Students will work through and score an ACT math and a science section.
  • Cost: $90
  • 2 hour ACT Reading instruction and practice
  • Cost: $75
  • 90 minutes of ACT Reading instruction and practice
  • Minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 students
  • Cost: $50
  • 2 hour ACT Science instruction and practice
  • Cost: $75
  • 1.5 hour ACT Science instruction and practice
  • Must have minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 students. C
  • Cost: $50
  • Intensive two-week workshop in preparation ACT
  • September 7 test: July 29-August 8 (Monday-Thursday), 6pm-8pm
  • September 7 test: August 26-September 5 (Monday-Thursday), 6pm-8pm
  • Four hours of intense prep in each of the four sections of the ACT (English, math, science, reading)
  • Cost $395
  • Please note, you will need to register separately for the official exam by going to act.org
  • ACT/SAT Math – Get the most from your graphing calculator.
  • This class will give direct instruction on the apps and programs on a Texas Instruments' graphing calculator that are most useful for testing.
  • We will also set up study cards within the calculator for formulas that might be needed.
  • All work follows the rules of use as outlined by ACT and SAT.
  • You must bring your own graphing calculator.
  • Cost: $50
  • AP Biology Review for the AP exam taught by Ms. Cheri Stephens
  • Comprehensive test review with Q and A
  • Saturday, May 4, 10am-1pm
  • Cost: $125

  • Three hour review session to cover AP Calculus AB (relevant for students in BC as well) taught by Shauna Paedae
  • Saturday, May 4, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Cost: $125

  • Two-hour AP Calculus BC Exam Review to cover additional topics and calculator taught by Shauna Paedae
  • Thursday, May 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Cost: $75
  • Three hour review for AP Chemistry exam
  • Session 1: Saturday, April 20 from 1pm-4pm. This session will cover the following topics: Atomic structure and properties, Chemical bonding and properties, Intermolecular forces and properties, Chemical nomenclature and types of reactions, The mole concept and stoichiometry
  • Session 2: Saturday, April 27 from 1pm-4pm. this session will cover the following topics: Thermodynamics, Gibbs free energy, Kinetics, Equilibrium, Acids and Bases, and Redox reactions
  • Cost: $125 per session (can do one or both sessions, but must sign up separately for each)
  • Three hour review for AP Environmental Science review taught by Misty Meredith (see bio under instructors)
  • Saturday, April 27, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Cost: $125 
  • Three-hour seminars to review with students the various units of the AP Human Geography Exam.
  • Session 1, Units 1 and 2, plus review and practice: Option 1, April 14, 1pm-4pm; Option 2 (Full), April 21, 1pm-4pm.
  • Session 2, Units 3 and 4, plus review and practice: Option 1, April 28, 9:30am-12:30pm; Option 2 (Full), April 28, 1pm4pm.
  • Session 3, Units 5, 6, and 7, plus review and practice: Option 1, May 4, 9:30am-12:30pm; Option 2 (Full), 1pm-4pm.
  • Taught by Greg Boozer (see bio in instructors)
  • Cost: $125 per session (sign up separately for each session; can sign up for one or more)
  • Two-hour AP Human Geography exam review sessions
  • Will include preparation for the writing portions
  • $75 per session
  • Three-hour seminar to review with students the principles of AP Language and Composition, including an overview of the exam and the necessary skills crucial to success in the course.
  • Taught by Ken Killam.
  • Option 1: Sunday, May 5, 9am-12pm
  • Option 2: Saturday, May 11, 9am-12pm
  • Both options will cover same material
  • Cost: $125
  • Three-Hour AP Literature & Composition Review taught by Dr. Tanya Mason
  • Will review essay and multiple choice sections
  • Saturday, May 4, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Cost: $125
  • Three-hour AP US History Reviews taught by Amy Parker
  • Session 1: Saturday, April 27, 9am-12pm will cover: multiple choice tips and content review Eras 1-5.
  • Session 2: Sunday, May 5, 12:30pm-3:30pm will cover: review of writing rubrics and writing tips and content review Eras 6-9.
  • Cost: $125 per session (you can register for one or both sessions, but you must register separately for each)

  • Three hour AP World History review taught by Michael Jones
  • Option 1: Saturday, May 4 from 1:15pm-4:15pm
  • Option 2: Saturday, May 11, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Both options cover same material
  • Cost: $125

A class for 9th grade students to prepare them for the testing process. Class focuses on vocabulary development and core test-taking skills presented in a creative and affirming environment. This is a 1.5 hour group session. 

This class focuses on PSAT math. This is a 1.5 hour group session. 

This class focuses on PSAT reading. This is a 1.5 hour group session. 

Terry Benson and Renee Bookout present this workshop to provide 8th grade students and their parents with information about how to maximize their potential for the college admissions process. Information regarding high school course selection, ACT/SAT/PSAT/SATII scores, the admissions process, applications, high school resume, essays, interviews, scholarships, Bright Futures and financial aid are some of the topics included in this workshop.

This workshop is for seniors who are working on their supplemental essays for colleges. This is not a workshop for the main (common application/coalition application) essay. This workshop is only available to students who have completed their main essay with us at the Center as it builds off of that workshop. Students will work with Terry Benson and Renee Bookout. Stay tuned for 2023 dates. Cost is $200.

  • This is a 1.5 hour college counseling private session with Renee Bookout.
  • Session will include review of student's high school progress and creation of a plan for school year/summers, discussion as to what student can do to make sure he/she is on the right track to maximize his/her potential, development of a testing schedule, and an overview of college search/application process.
  • Parents are encouraged and welcome to attend with student.
  • Ideal for students in 8th (end of year), 9th, 10th and 11th grade.
  • If you do not see a date/time that works for your family, please email academiccenterfortesting@gmail.com.
  • Cost: $125

For High School Seniors: Private one-hour essay writing/application preparation session with Renee Bookout. Renee can also help with resumes and interviews. Please see Renee's bio under Instructors. (These appointments will not be available until after July 2023; you may wish to consider an Essay Writing Workshop). Cost is $80/hr.

For High School Seniors: Private one-hour essay writing/application preparation session with Renee Bookout. Renee can also help with resumes and interviews. Please see Renee's bio under Instructors. (These appointments will not be available until after July 2023; you may wish to consider an Essay Writing Workshop). Cost is $80/hr.

  • Multi-day workshop for rising seniors (only) to complete Common Application essay for college applications and resume.
  • Includes overview of application process/Common Application, review/edit resume, brainstorm essay prompts, write/review/edit/finalize essay.
  • Students must bring a laptop and must attend all days of the workshop.
  • Students will be provided a resume template and must submit a draft resume prior to first day of workshop.
  • Session 1 (FULL): June 11-14, 2pm-6pm each day.
  • Session 2 (FULL): June 17-20, 9am-1pm each day.
  • Session 3: (FULL) June 24-27, 2pm-6pm each day.
  • Session 4: (FULL) July 16-19, 2pm-6pm each day.
  • Session 5: July 22-25, 2pm-6pm each day.
  • More sessions MAY be added once these fill. TBD.
  • Cost $450
  • This is a 1.5 hour online (Zoom) college counseling private session with Renee Bookout.
  • Session will include review of student's high school progress and creation of a plan for school year/summers, discussion as to what student can do to make sure he/she is on the right track to maximize his/her potential, and an overview of college search/application process.
  • Parents are encouraged and welcome to attend with student.
  • Ideal for students in 8th (end of year), 9th, 10th and 11th grade.
  • If you do not see a date/time that works for your family, please email academiccenterfortesting.com.
  • Cost is $125

Study Skills and Strategies is a class in which students will be taught skills to help them gain and use information effectively. Students will leave the class with data proven strategies to: improve retention and recall of information, maximize study time by practicing improved time management, and streamline resources with improved organizational approaches. Students will learn to self-monitor their study habits to discern the most effective strategies for their learning style. This class will be taught at the Center on Thursday, July 27 from 9am-12pm. Max 5 students. Cost is $90.

Study Skills and Strategies is a class in which students will be taught skills to help them gain and use information effectively. Students will leave the class with data proven strategies to: improve retention and recall of information, maximize study time by practicing improved time management, and streamline resources with improved organizational approaches. Students will learn to self-monitor their study habits to discern the most effective strategies for their learning style. This class will be taught at the Center on Wednesday, July 26 from 9am-12pm. Max 5 students. Cost is $90.

This is a one hour session to work on graduate school applications/personal statements/experiences. Renee has worked with students applying to graduate programs in the fields of medicine, dental, law, business, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and others. Cost is $80 an hour.

This three-hour class, taught by Amy Parker, will cover strategies and techniques for writing the AP US History DBQ. Students will work with real test DBQ questions, discuss models, and practice by writing a paper of their own.

This class is an opportunity for students to take a complete PSAT in a timed, testing environment to determine areas of strength and weakness on the test. The test will be scored and students will receive a report of their results. Taking this test enables students to get a baseline reading on their skills. It also provides an opportunity for students to gauge their progress in preparing for the PSAT. We must have a minimum of 10 students in order to offer this practice test. This is a 3 hour group session. Cost $45.
  • This is a 30 minute ONLINE appointment with Renee Bookout for students/parents who have previously done a full Individual College Counseling Session and would like to meet the following year(s) to review class schedule, activities, resume and community service.
  • Cost: $50
  • Zoom link will be sent to the email on file.
  • Shauna tutors all levels of math (homework, SAT/PSAT/ACT/AP/IB) and ACT science.
  • Please see Shauna's bio under Instructors.
  • Cost: $80
  • Shauna tutors all levels of math (homework, SAT/PSAT/ACT/AP/IB) and ACT science.
  • Please see Shauna's bio under Instructors.
  • Cost is $80
  • This is an ONLINE private; a link will be sent the day of to the email on file.
  • This is a private with Mr. Charles Phan, former AP Calculus A/B and B/C teacher at Gulf Breeze High School.
  • Mr. Phan tutors Algebra I & II, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus A/B and B/C (but not Geometry).
  • Cost: $70
  • This is a private ONLINE with Mr. Charles Phan, former AP Calculus A/B and B/C teacher at Gulf Breeze High School.
  • Mr. Phan tutors Algebra I & II, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus A/B and B/C (but not Geometry).
  • Cost: $70
  • This is a private with Amy Parker who tutors AP U.S. History.
  • Former APUSH teacher at GBHS. Read more in bio under Instructors.
  • Cost: $70

  • Courtney Hill tutors English and reading and works with students on test prep for ACT/SAT/PSAT.
  • She has years of teaching experience in the field of Language Arts/English. Please see her bio under Instructors.
  • She works with various levels of students with a concentration in writing skills, grammar mastery, and test taking strategies. 
  • Cost: $70

This is a one hour private ONLINE with Courtney Hill who tutors reading and English for ACT and SAT and homework help. $70 per hour.

  • Mary Beth Hall tutors all levels of reading and English, including ACT/SAT/PSAT/FSA/PERT test prep.
  • Please see Mary Beth's bio under Instructors.
  • Cost: $70

Mary Beth Hall tutors all levels of reading and English, including ACT/SAT/PSAT/FSA test prep. Please see Mary Beth's bio  under Instructors. Cost is $70/hr.  For the time being, Ms. Hall will conduct her appointments on line. She will send a Zoom link to the students prior to the meeting at the email on record. Parents can forward link to student’s email.

  • Nikki Myers tutors ACT/SAT/PSAT English and reading and can help students at all grade levels in English, reading and writing.
  • Please read her bio under Instructors.
  • Cost: $70
  • Nikki Myers tutors ACT/SAT/PSAT English and reading and can help students at all grade levels in English, reading and writing.
  • Please read her bio under Instructors.
  • This is an online session.
  • Cost: $70
  • Tanya Mason teaches IB Senior and AP Junior English at Pensacola High School, where she instructs students in world literature and writing.
  • She tutors ACT/SAT English/reading and assists with homework help.
  • Cost: $70
  • Terry Benson offers private tutoring in English and Reading for SAT/ACT/PSAT and many other services.
  • Please see her bio under Instructors.
  • Cost: $75
  • Richard tutors all math courses, biology, physics, chemistry, and computer science courses.
  • Richard graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in Computer Science.See bio for more details.
  • These private sessions will be ONLINE; a Zoom link will be sent in advance of the appointment.
  • Cost: $50
  • Zach Gaidosh tutors all areas and all levels of science and math, including ACT/SAT/PSAT prep.
  • Please see his bio under Instructors.
  • Cost: $70

Zach Gaidosh tutors all areas and all levels of science and math, including ACT/SAT/PSAT prep. Please see his bio under Instructors. Cost is $70/hour. For the time being, all of Zach’s appointments will be offered online. He will contact his students using the email on the reservation. If preferred, parent can forward email link to student.

  • Lauren Skelton graduated from Louisiana Tech University in February of 2017 with a Bachelors in Mathematics Education.
  • She is a math teacher at GBHS and has taught Algebra 1, Math for College Readiness, Algebra 2, Geometry, Geometry Honors, and Precalculus Honors and has experience working with students in test prep for ACT.
  • Cost: $70
  • Cheri Stephens can tutor in ACT Science or any level science generally. Please see Cheri’s bio under Instructors.
  • This an online session — an email Zoom invite will be sent at least 10 minutes prior to the session start time to the email address on file.
  • Cost: $75
  • Cheri Stephens can tutor in ACT Science or any level science generally. Please see Cheri’s bio under Instructors.
  • Cost: $75
  • Dylan Patterson is a Senior at PHS IB. Read more in his bio under Instructors
  • Tutors Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Precalculus, ACT/SAT Math and Regular/Honors Biology
  • Cost: $40
  • This is a 30 minute appointment with Renee Bookout for students/parents who have previously done a full Individual College Counseling Session and would like to meet the following year(s) to review class schedule, activities, resume and community service.
  • Cost: $50
  • 2.5 hour session: 60 minutes for explanation and administration of a career assessment followed by analysis and review of assessment.
  • The assessment will help high school and college students explore the path that is right for them by helping them identify how their interests could lead them to specific college majors, college courses, jobs, internships, and extracurricular activities that allow them to express their unique interests and personal style to ensure college life is more satisfying, rewarding, and productive.
  • Student must bring a laptop or iPad with wifi access
  • Cost $275
  • This is a five-day, 15-hour PSAT intensive prep course designed for rising 11th and 10th graders who plan to take the PSAT in October 2024.
  • Option 1: July 15-July 29, 9am-12pm each day
  • Option 2: July 29-August 2, 1pm-4pm each day
  • Cost: $395
  • This is a 6-week, 12-hour PSAT intensive prep course designed for rising 11th and 10th graders who plan to take the PSAT in October 2025.
  • Workshop starts Sunday, September 8 and finishes Sunday, October 13, from 3:15pm-5:15pm.
  • Cost: $300
  • Two-Day Algebra I End-of-Course Exam Review
  • Taught by Shauna Paedae
  • Option 1: Monday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 17, 3:45-5:45pm (students attend both days) OR
  • Option 2: Monday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 24, 6:00-8:00pm (students attend both days) OR
  • Option 3: Tuesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 25, 6:00-8:00pm (students attend both days)
  • Cost: $150 for two-day exam review

  • Two-Hour Algebra II final exam review taught by Lauren Skelton
  • Tuesday, May 14, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Cost: $75

  • Two-Day Algebra II final exam review taught by Lauren Skelton
  • Held Tuesday and Thursday, May 14 and 16, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Cost: $150 for 2-day exam review
  • Three-hour Biology End of Course Exam review taught by Cheri Stephens
  • Option 1: Saturday, May 11, 10am-1pm
  • Option 2: Saturday, May 11, 1:15-4:15
  • Options 1 and 1 will cover same material
  • Cost: $125
  • 2-day Geometry End-of-Course Exam Review
  • Taught by Shauna Paedae
  • Option 1: Monday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 17, 6-8pm both days
  • Option 2: Tuesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 25, 3:45-5:45pm both days
  • Cost: $150 for 2-day workshop
  • This class will focus on improving math skills covered in the SAT test.
  • Students will also practice pacing while working with actual SAT math sections.
  • Cost: $90
  • Students will receive instruction in math, reading comprehension, and grammar concepts common to the test.
  • June 1 Test, the workshop will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8pm, starting May 6 and finishing May 29.
  • October 5 Test, the workshop will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8pm, starting September 9 and finishing October 2.
  • Cost $395
  • Please note, you will need to register separately for the official exam by going to collegeboard.org

This class is an opportunity for students to take a complete SAT in a timed, testing environment to determine areas of strength and weakness on the test. The test will be scored and students will receive a report of their results. Taking this test enables students to get a baseline reading on their skills without having to report the scores to colleges. It also provides an opportunity for students to gauge their progress in preparing for the SAT. We must have a minimum of 10 students in order to offer this practice test. This is a 3.5 hour group session. Cost $50.

  • 2 hour SAT Math instruction and practice
  • Cost: $75
  • 2.5 hour SAT Math instruction and practice
  • Cost: $75
  • 90 minutes of SAT Math instruction and practice
  • Minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 students
  • Cost: $50

  • 2 hour SAT Reading instruction and practice
  • Cost: $75

This class will focus on improving reading skills in areas covered in the reading portion of the SAT test. Students will learn to identify style, tone, organizational structure, and main purpose of SAT writing passages. Students will also practice pacing while working with actual SAT reading passages. Cost is $90.

This SAT Reading Intensive class covers the same material as our standard SAT Reading class except it is a much smaller class and is designed for students to ask more questions; it will have a minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 students. Cost $50 for 1.5 hour class. 

  • 90 minutes of SAT Reading instruction and practice
  • Minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 students
  • Cost: $50
  • This class will focus on improving reading and English skills in areas covered in the reading/writing portion of the SAT test.
  • Students will learn to identify style, tone, organizational structure, and main purpose of SAT writing passages.
  • Students will also practice pacing while working with actual SAT reading passages.
  • Cost: $90.
  • Students will receive instruction in math, reading comprehension, and grammar concepts common to the test.
  • August 24 test: workshop will be Monday-Thursday from 6-8pm for two weeks, starting August 12 and finishing August 22.
  • Cost: $395
  • Please note, you will need to register separately for the official exam by going to collegeboard.org
  • Receive instruction in math, reading comprehension, and grammar concepts common to the test.
  • October 5 test: Starts August 25 and finishes September 29 (no class September 1, Labor Day weekend), class from 12pm-3pm each Sunday.
  • November 2 test: Starts September 29 and finishes October 27 from 3pm-6pm each Sunday.
  • Cost is $395.
  • Please note, you will need to register separately for the official exam by going to Collegeboard.org.

This seminar will introduce students to the rigor and approach required to succeed in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. This will be taught by Ms. Amy Parker, who has been teaching AP US History for many years with great success and pass rates. Date summer 2024 TBD. 

This three-hour introduction to AP US History seminar will be taught by Ms. Amy Parker. Summer 2024 date TBD.