Our mission is to empower students, serve families, and inspire greatness. We know that applying to college can be overwhelming, which is why we strive to make this process enjoyable for families. We navigate the complex, multi-year process by working one-on-one with students as early as their freshman year of high school. But it’s not just about getting into college. At the core of everything we do is a passion for helping young people find their future.
Class 101 Mobile, Alabama has been delivering results in our community since December 2018. Our college planning experts love helping students on the path to higher education. We all became a part of the Class 101 family because we want to make a difference in a young person’s life. Our various backgrounds aid us in doing this. Get to know each member of our team
Tracey N. Childs, Ed.D.
OwnerDr. Tracey Childs is the owner of Class 101-Mobile. She has spent her career working in higher education, and she is aware that the expectations of college bound students are increasing. She is excited to help students meet these expectations by bringing the proven methods of Class 101 to the Mobile community. Tracey earned her B.A. and M.Ed. degrees from Auburn University and her Ed.D. from the University of South Alabama. She has worked at the college level as an assistant professor, Director of Student Success, and Associate Dean of Students. She and her husband, Andy, are the proud parents of a daughter, Katelyn. Tracey says, “I am passionate about helping young people realize their fullest potential by reaching their educational goals. Watching that process from start to finish is fulfilling for both the students and families and for me!”
My journey with Class 101 coincided with the beginning of my college application season. Between the ACT, college essays, scholarship and applications, the entire process can feel very overwhelming. When I first walked into the office, I was so confused on all things college planning and had no idea where to begin. However, Dr. Tracey and the entire Class 101 team made me feel so secure and confident throughout the entire process. They helped to answer any and every question I had when it came to college planning and helped to make my college application and decision experience seamless. The entire Class 101 team is fantastic, as they are always so kind and supportive and truly concerned for their student’s best interests! I cannot recommend Class 101 enough and am so grateful to have had my Class 101 family with me along the way!
University of Mississippi
My journey with Class 101 began with ACT prep classes and then evolved into full college planning services. When I started with Class 101, I knew that I wanted to go to college, but I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go or what I wanted to study. Trying to figure out how to navigate setting up college tours, applying to colleges, and applying for scholarships is overwhelming. But, Dr. Childs and her team guided and supported me throughout the entire process, making it much easier. They were there to help me stay organized and to answer questions that I had along the way. They were also there to celebrate with me for every college acceptance and scholarship offer! It was truly a great experience and I am going to miss my Class 101 family!
I work with Dr. Tracey Childs, and she has been helping me explore colleges and careers. In addition, I have improved my speed reading for the ACT. I look forward to the next three years with her.