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ACT Test Prep Denver 2015: Dr. Lisa Ransdell

Pinnacle Education Consulting

CBS-DENVER online review: Pinnacle College Planning is the brainchild of Dr. Lisa Ransdell, an educator with a particularly impressive background. With credits at the University of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denison University, CU-Denver and The Ohio State University, it’s clear that Dr. Ransdell has the credentials needed to help your student do his or her very best on the SAT and ACT. There are a few different formats in which she offers her test prep. Small group prep in a classroom setting and one-on-one tutoring is available at the Pinnacle office near the University of Denver.

Beginning in Feb/March (depending on the test date), we are offering parallel 8-week, 16-hour classes for the ACT as shown below: both meet on Sundays, one at 1230 p.m. and the other at 330 p.m. Depending on which April test students are prepping for they begin on either Feb 15 or March 1

Sunday 12:30 p.m.                  

**February 15 (start date for students prepping for the April 18 national test w/essay)

**February 22 (geared toward the April 18 national test w/essay)

March 1: Students prepping for the April 28 state test at their school join in on this day

March 8

March 15

Break Week: No meeting March 22

March 29

April 5

April 12: Final meeting for students prepping for the national test

April 19

April 26: Final meeting for students prepping for the April 28 test at their school

 

Sunday 3:30 p.m.

**February 15 (start date for students prepping for the April 18 national test w/essay)

**February 22 (geared toward the April 18 national test w/essay)

March 1: Students prepping for the April 28 state test at their school join in on this day

March 8

March 15

Break Week: No meeting March 22

March 29

April 5

April 12: Final meeting for students prepping for the national test

April 19

April 26: Final meeting for students prepping for the April 28 test at their school

 

Although not every college requires the submission of entrance exam outcomes from the ACT or SAT these days, at many schools it is still the case that test scores are a highly scrutinized component of a student’s application, and perhaps more importantly, a leading factor in the awarding of non-need based aid from the school.

So what is the key to scoring well on the ACT or SAT tests? Practice, practice, practice, and with instructors who know the test inside and out! Many students in Colorado walk into the tests nearly “cold,” with relatively little knowledge of the skills being tested and even less awareness of the strategies that can boost performance significantly. The 8-week 16-hour Pinnacle classes are priced at $599 each, which is 38% less than the cost of sixteen hours of one-on-one prep priced at our $60/hourly rate. Tutoring is also available for the SAT test.

Each class is limited to just six students and will meet at the Pinnacle office near the DU campus. Another class will likely be scheduled later for students testing or retesting on June 13, the final national test date until next fall. Students must obtain a copy of the book The Real ACT Prep Guide to use in the class, and furnish their PLAN test scores from sophomore year plus any other ACT testing outcomes ahead of time so that they are guaranteed to be enrolled in a class that will most benefit them. Dr. Lisa Ransdell is the lead presenter for both courses with occasional help from one of two highly qualified math tutors, one a Princeton and CU-Boulder graduate who works as a civil engineer, and the other a Math-Physics major senior at CU-Denver who is medical school bound next fall.

For more info or to register please email/call:

LRansdell@comcast.net /303-635-6620

<<Required book (bring to 1st class): The Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd edition>>

Cost for the class: $599 (8-weeks)