PSAT Prep — Self-Paced
At your speed. On your schedule.
- 20 hours of self-scheduled video lessons covering every test topic.
- 2 practice tests with score analysis.
- 170 practice questions accessible on-the-go via mobile device.
- Personalized PSAT study guide.
- Prep book to supplement your study.
Watch Kaplan’s top teachers walk you through the strategies and concepts you need to tackle every topic on the PSAT.
Focus your prep where you need it. You’ll receive performance summaries highlighting your strengths and weaknesses. Then you can track your improvements via Kaplan’s progress reports and homework tracking.
Every student learns differently, so we’ll give you the full complement of prep materials to help boost your studies. You’ll receive a book to supplement your online practice questions.
We know that amazing teaching is about more than knowing the material. Our teachers are committed, captivating instructors who work with students to find their best path to success.
Get to know some of our instructors.
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Our video lessons feature our top teaching talent, so you’re learning from our all-star teaching team, every day, in your own way.
Greg is a graduate of the University of Michigan. In his eight years at Kaplan, he has been helping students gain admission to their target schools—from local universities to the top of the Ivy League.
"I am a two-time, JV-league champ in wrestling."
"I have run one half-marathon and over 100 5K races."
"I have a lifelong love of standardized tests. I scored in the 93rd percentile or higher on every test I have attempted, including the SAT, PSAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, and LSAT."
Heather attended Indiana University, where she studied education. She loves to help students avoid those tempting wrong-answer choices on the SAT. When she's not teaching, she is spending time with her three children.
"I love memes. If I could speak in memes. I would. :)
I also love tacos ... who doesn't?"
"I often wear mismatched socks, because life is too short to spend it looking for the sock that disappeared in the dryer."
"I am a huge night owl, and I love iced coffee."
Nzinga's favorite sections of the exam to teach are Reading and Math. Students describe her teaching style as lively, engaging, and easy to follow. She graduated from Howard University with a BS in biology and is currently researching novel cancer therapies as she works towards her PhD in pharmacology at Florida A&M University.
"I love gardening! I've grown bell peppers, tomatoes, basil, habaneros, cantaloupe, watermelon, okra, mustard greens, collard greens, onions, and swiss chard—to name a few."
"As a kid, I learned how to read hieroglyphics."
"My hair is as long as I am tall! I've never cut it."
Arthur has taught for more than 11 years and is one of Kaplan’s elite SAT instructors. When he's not working with students, you can find him biking through the crowded streets of New York City.
"I can recite players' names from almost every Mets team of the past 30 years. The 1986 World Series was the first event I ever saw on television, so my loyalty runs deep."
"I won a school spelling bee in the fifth grade, and came in second in the seventh grade. I lost on the word 'plateau,' which I will never spell incorrectly again!"
What's your best advice for students?
When you screw up, don't beat yourself up. Nothing bad will happen if you get a problem wrong in practice, and it reduces your likelihood of making the same mistake on test day.
Explain an analogy you use to create an aha moment
The test makers are like Professor Snape. At first, they seem like the bad guys, with their challenging problems, strict time limits, and traps. But in the end, they turn out to be your allies. If the test were easy, then people who didn't work as hard as you did would still do well.
Tell us something fun you can teach in 5 minutes
How to play the hit filler board game For Sale.
Stephanie is an alumna of NYU. She loves to help students identify patterns on the exams and break down reading passages using the same analytical approach. She has taught for Kaplan in Oman, Qatar, Australia, Mexico, and the U.S.
"There are only two scenarios that will get me to run voluntarily: being late for an appointment and fleeing from a bear—both of which I have done."
"I can identify countless species of wild flowers, fruits, and plants. My teenage dream was to be an ethnobotanist."
"I spent three months living in 'Tent Mahal'—the name I gave my tent during a summer hiking trip."
Here’s what you'll cover in Self-Paced
Diagnostic Practice Test
Diagnostic Practice Test
The best way to get familiar with the test is to take a practice test. Have your practice test book, pencils, and a graphing or scientific calculator at hand as you follow along with our proctoring video, then use Kaplan's Mobile scoring tool to receive your score instantly. You can also opt to take an electronic version of the test online.
After submitting your answers, sign on to kaptest.com/login to receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses and customized recommendations to help you personalize your online study plan.
Introduction to the SAT, the Kaplan Method for Math, Linear Equations, Systems of Equations, Rates, Ratios, Proportions, Percentages, Exponents, Radicals, Polynomials, Rational Expressions and Equations, Functions
This extensive series of videos covers the highest yield topics in PSAT math, equipping you to succeed on the Math Test. You'll begin by learning the Kaplan Method for Math, the surefire strategy that you can use to conquer any math question. At first, you'll be shown how to apply it to linear equations, but in subsequent videos you'll see additional applications, from systems of equations to rates and ratios, from exponents and radicals to functions.
After completing these lessons and practicing, you'll be ready to tackle any of the math questions you face on Test Day with skill and confidence.
The Kaplan Method for Reading Comprehension, Reading Test Passage Types, Reading Test Question Types
These video lessons will empower you to get a higher score on the PSAT Reading Test. You'll start with the Kaplan Method for Reading Comprehension, enabling you to read passages critically, construct effective passage maps, and answer any passage's questions correctly and efficiently. You'll also learn how to tackle each of the passage types you'll encounter on Test Day: Literature, Science, and History and Social Studies.
The other lessons in this series will introduce you to some of the highest yield Reading question types, from Global questions that ask about the passage as a whole to Command of Evidence questions that require you to find passage support, from Connections questions that concern the relationships between ideas in a passage to Vocab-in-Context questions that address an author's intended meaning.
Writing & Language
The Kaplan Method for Writing & Language, the Kaplan Method for Infographics, Organization, Sentence Structure
In this series of videos, you'll learn proven strategies and tips for dominating the PSAT Writing & Language Test. First, you'll be introduced to the Kaplan Method for Writing & Language, giving you a systematic approach for tackling any Writing & Language question, and the Kaplan Method for Infographics, a strategy that will aid you with the informational graphics you'll find on every section of the PSAT. In subsequent lessons, you'll learn how to apply the Kaplan Methods to a variety of questions, including those that deal with Organization and Sentence Structure.
By the end of these lessons, you'll be ready to handle anything that you might encounter on Test Day with confidence. You'll be better equipped to do your best and earn a higher score on the PSAT. Good luck!
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