"I came to the workshop last year and raised my score 6 points, it worked so well I wanted to come again as a refresher. Chad is an excellent speaker and I'm so glad he came." -Katie
"I was worried it may have been boring, but I've never laughed, cried so hard and learned at the same time in a fun way. I liked how you incorporated your family in with it." -Samantha
"I learned many strategies about taking the Act test and also writing a "special" scholarship application." -Chelsea
"Great information and "Edu-tainment"!" -Nick
"Thank you for including so many life lessons into the workshop. You helped motivate me to take charge of my education. I feel like I have a better understanding of what I can do to improve." -Grace
"You've inspired me to not only be a dreamer, but to be a doer." -Kaitlyn
"Life changing!" -Erin
Chad took the ACT a total of 18 times in high school raising his score from a 19 to a 32.
The cost is $30 per student. The minimum number of students is 30. Although there is no maximum, the limit should be based on the capability of your facility.
Payment is not expected prior to or at the workshop. After the workshop we will count the number of students and multiply by $30. We will then complete an invoice for you to be paid at a later time. If the minimum of 30 students is not met, the charge will be a flat rate of $900. All travel expenses are included in the student rate. There are no hidden fees.
Students: Check with your counselor on how he/she prefers for you to pay. Your counselor may want you to pay prior to the workshop or he/she may prefer for you to pay at the workshop. If you are attending a workshop at a nearby school, contact that school's counselor to see how he/she prefers your payment.
Chad will have the ACT preparation book, Chad Cargill's ACT Prep, available for purchase after the workshop.
During the workshop Chad explains how the concepts and notes directly relate to the discussion and exercises in the book. The book is $20 including tax. The notes packet provided for each student will have page references to the book as well.
Pre-programmed calculators will be available for purchase after the workshop. A pre-programmed TI-83 Plus calculator is $120 (tax included) and a pre-programmed TI-84 Plus Silver Edition is $150 (tax included). Click here for details on each calculator and to review a list of pre-programmed equations you will receive.
If you already have one of these two calculators, the equations can be downloaded after the workshop for $15. For a discussion on the difference in the two types of calculators, visit our FAQs.
If your school does not have a workshop scheduled, visit our calendar page to find a workshop at a nearby school. Call the counselor listed for that school and ask permission to attend their workshop. Parents can attend at no charge with their paid child if seating is available. Seating is limited at some workshops and priority is given to paid students.
Fly-to-You is for workshops that are located outside of a four hour drive from Oklahoma City. Due to the longer travel distance and sometimes necessary hotel and flight expense the minimum number of students is increased from 30 to 60. The cost is still $30 per student. Only the minimum number of students is increased to 60. Although there is no maximum, the limit should be based on the capability of your facility.
Payment is not expected prior to or at the workshop. After the workshop we will count the number of students and multiply by $30. We will then complete an invoice for you to be paid at a later time. If the minimum of 60 students is not met for a fly-to-you workshop, the charge will be a flat rate of $1,800. All travel expenses are included in the student rate. There are no hidden fees.
Students Check with your counselor on how he/she prefers for you to pay. Your counselor may want you to pay prior to the workshop or he/she may prefer for you to pay at the workshop. If you are attending a workshop at a nearby school, contact that school's counselor to see how he/she prefers your payment.
Faculty training workshops are available primarily in Oklahoma (other states on a limited basis).
Summary: The teachers will walk away with a good understanding of what key content is tested on each ACT and an understanding of testing trends and strategies needed for maximizing ACT scores. We will cover general testing strategies that can be incorporated in the classroom. Then we will cover all of the key content tested in English and math as well as trends of the test writers. In reading, we will review general strategies as well as three different ways to take the reading test. Finally we will discuss the science section and why I believe this section should not be called science. I'll also add in a lot of scholarship discussions many of which you can also hear in the student workshop.
The only test prep book on the ACT written by someone who took the test 18 times in high school raising his score from a 19 to a 32. Chad Cargill shares his experiences throughout the book as well as covering all key content areas.
Chad Cargill speaks to over 10,000 students through the Midwest each year teaching students how to beat this test. This book covers what he teaches in his workshop.
Using this book, you will practice all the key content areas. The book covers English, Math, Reading, and Science and contains key rules, examples, exercises, model questions, and model practice tests. Start using this book today, and put yourself in a position to qualify and win many scholarships.
These new calculators from TI are exactly what you can buy in the store, with one exception. When you buy here, we open your new calculator and load equations and solvers in your calculator's memory which can easily be used to solve many problems on the ACT test. A packet explaining the use of each program (including screen shots) will be included with every calculator purchase.
Equations and solvers we load for you are the following:
The purchaser is responsible to validate the formulas and programs in the calculator. Cargill Consulting, Inc. assumes no responsibility for errors in formulas or solvers or malfunctions of the calculator during a test. All TI disclaimers and warranties apply to this calculator. You should review ACT's rules for calculator use before using this calculator on each test you take. ACT can change calculator rules at any time. If ACT changes the rules prohibiting the use of this calculator, your calculator is not refundable. You are not purchasing the programs. You are paying the mark-up on a new calculator or $15 load fee for our time putting together the programming package consisting of programs found in public domain, programs we wrote, programs we customized to fit ACT purposes, and produce the explanation document for you.