Best SAT Prep Courses Online
If you benefit from live, discussion-based explanations and visual tutorials when studying, online SAT prep classes might be your best chance of improving your score. We’ve listed a few of the best courses.
Khan Academy’s videos (and seven available practice tests) are free. The company partnered with the College Board to produce practice questions, instructional videos and diagnostic tests to assess your skills. The videos and commentary on the practice tests are helpful, and you can upload pictures of your answers to get a complete “mock” score.
SAT Prep YouTube Channels
Although these aren’t classes, they’re highly regarded YouTube channels with tutors who scored in the 99th percentile or achieved a perfect score on the SAT. Veritas Test Prep, Brian McElroy Tutoring and Kaplan SATACT provide videos demonstrating how to solve math problems or work through reading comprehension materials with a guide. The channel Double800 also is beneficial. Its material comes specifically from the new, redesigned SAT. There are hundreds of hours of engaging videos and study guides on the four channels.
Both Princeton Review and Kaplan SAT/ACT offer similar deals, with base class starting at $299. These classes offer video tutorials, more than 1,000 practice questions and access to multiple practice tests and hours of archived live discussions. With Princeton Review, you can pay $849 for 25 more hours of instruction and 140 lessons. These classes are expansive and cover test strategies on a wide spectrum.
The most expensive version of the Kaplan class costs $1,599 but it includes unlimited online instruction and an in-person class in December of senior year. For students who need one-on-one personal attention, this class is beneficial. There’s also a $599 option in which students can watch live tutorials and review sessions and participate through video chat.