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6 three-hour sessions with a Kaplan expert teaching the best test-taking strategies.
4 exams with score analysis to identify areas for improvement and target your prep.
The SAT Channel
Tune in for live interactive sessions on the topics you choose and instant one-on-one help with all your questions.
Additional instructional videos on every SAT topic. Watch the ones you need, when you need them.
2 of Kaplan’s acclaimed prep books to supplement your course and more than 1,000 practice questions for your laptop or mobile device.
Only with PLUS—get 3 hours of Live Online personal coaching for extra support on the topics you need to focus on the most.
The Most Live Instruction
Learn alongside other students in a structured classroom setting led by an expert Kaplan instructor.
The SAT Channel
Catch it live or on your own schedule. The SAT Channel offers interactive sessions with Kaplan All-Star teachers, instant one-on-one help, and targeted learning that will help you focus on the topics you need most.
Every student learns differently, so we’ll give you the full complement of prep materials to help boost your studies. You’ll receive a course book, a practice test book, and more than 1,000 practice questions for your laptop or mobile device.
Private Coaching with Prep Course PLUS
Need more one-on-one practice or some extra help with math? Taking the ACT as well? Upgrade to Prep Course PLUS.Learn More
ACT Prep and Practice
All major colleges accept scores from both the SAT and ACT. Thinking about taking the ACT? With PLUS, you get study resources for both tests.
Three Hours of Private Coaching
One of our expert coaches will meet with you live online to create a personalized prep plan that matches your learning style.
Math Foundations Course
Target your problem areas with 200+ practice questions and 27 on-demand lessons with our best teachers.
THE KAPLAN METHOD
Tackle the SAT like a pro
It’s not just about knowing what’s on the test; it’s about knowing how to take the test. Our expert instructors will help you identify and excel at the question types most common on the exam, and they’ll share the proven strategies that will help you tackle the SAT like a pro.
Kaplan’s proven strategies help you manage the exam effectively. You will gain confidence in knowing what to expect on the exam and knowing how to tackle questions quickly and accurately.
The SAT is all about pacing. Our instructors will teach you how to stay ahead of the clock – without getting careless. On the SAT, there’s no penalty for wrong answers; you'll learn when to spend time on a question and when to guess and move on.
The only way to improve is to practice. With guided study plans, thousands of practice questions and full-length simulated exams, you will be fully prepared to achieve your target score on test day.
At your speed. On your schedule.
Live Online gives you access to an All-Star team of Kaplan’s top instructors from around the country. Join a live, interactive classroom and get instant one-on-one help with your questions.
Your laptop or mobile device becomes the classroom. When your prep course comes to you, that’s one less place you have to be.
Our team is ready to answer student questions during every scheduled class. Participate in class discussions or ask questions one-on-one via live chat.
Prep your way
Flexible live class times and on-demand video lessons allow you to prep whenever it’s convenient.
Meet the Prep Squad
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.
Only the best
Fewer than 1 out of 10 candidates qualify to teach for us, and every one of our teachers scored above the 90th percentile on the SAT. That makes Kaplan more selective than many top universities.
And every Kaplan teacher is rated on how caring they are with students. It’s how we ensure our students aren’t just getting an information download – they’re making a connection.
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!"
Boris loves teaching complex problems and helping students overcome their Test Day fears. He brings his sense of humor to the classroom—as well as his love of strategy board games.
"In 1998, when I was in eighth grade, I tied for second place in the 54th annual Ohio Chess Congress and won $433.33."
"For three months, I worked full time writing captions for people with hearing loss."
"When you enter 'Typer Shark' into YouTube, the top video is mine. This is also true of 'Tradewinds 2' and 'Pathfinder Adventures'."
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."
What to expect
Here’s what a typical classroom course looks like from start to finish. Each session builds off the next, and the proctored practice tests are sure to help you feel calm and confident come test day.
Diagnostic Practice Test
The best way to get familiar with the test experience is through a live, proctored SAT. Bring your practice test book, pencils, and a graphing or scientific calculator.
You will take a full length practice test to assess your current performance, strengths, and weaknesses. With Kaplan's Mobile scoring tool, you'll get your score instantly after the test.
Afterward, log into your account on Kaptest.com to find customized study recommendations based on how you performed on the diagnostic test.
Kaplan Methods for Reading Comprehension and Math
Success on the SAT comes with sound strategy, confidence, and focused practice. In the first session of your class, you'll learn the Kaplan Method for Math and the Kaplan Method for Reading Comprehension, refined strategic tools that will boost your confidence and enable you to complete practice questions and passages more effectively.
You'll learn to apply the Kaplan Method for Reading Comprehension to identify passage types, create passages maps, and confidently predict and match correct answers in Reading.
The Kaplan Method for Math will help you through both the Calculator and No Calculator Math tests. Your first step is applying it to linear equations in algebra.
Kaplan Methods for Writing and Infographics, Systems of Equations, Paired Passages, and Ratios
In this session, you'll master two additional Kaplan strategies: the Kaplan Method for Writing & Language, to help you answer any Writing & Language question, and the Kaplan Method for Infographics, to help you work confidently with the infographics that appear in every section of the test.
You'll also continue practicing the Kaplan Method for Math with two additional topics: systems of equations and rates, ratios, proportions, and percentages. You'll also learn to tackle Paired Passages in the Reading section.
Multi-Part Math, Statistics and Probability, Rhetoric, and Organization
The Kaplan Method for Multi-Part Math is one more weapon to add to your strategic arsenal, ensuring you can handle the multi-part Math questions you'll encounter on Test Day. You'll learn to apply it to questions on ratios and proportions and statistics and probability.
On top of that, you'll learn how to discern an author's purpose and point of view and how to determine why an author chooses certain words. This will allow you to answer the Rhetoric questions you encounter in Reading with ease.
Finally, you'll continue applying the Kaplan Method for Writing & Language. This session's focus is answering questions on how an author organizes a passage and manages transitions.
Command of Evidence, Functions, the SAT Essay, and Quadratics
Command of Evidence questions are a distinctive feature of the SAT that requires you to identify textual support for a previous question. You will learn to tackle these questions with confidence, simply by following the Kaplan Method for Reading.
After this session, you will have no doubt about how to approach the SAT Essay. Using the Kaplan Method for the SAT Essay, you'll learn how to plan, write, and revise a top-scoring essay.
The Math in this session includes both functions and quadratics. You'll master answering questions on function notation, compositions of functions, transformations, and other topics relating to functions. You'll also learn a variety of ways to solve quadratic equations, as well as how to identify graphs of quadratics.
Put all those Kaplan strategies that you've learned in class to the test by taking another full length practice test. Once again, you'll want to bring your practice test book, pencils, and a graphing or scientific calculator to this live proctoring to make sure you get the most realistic experience possible.
Your performance on this test will further customize study recommendations to help you succeed in the final stretch of your test prep. Use these recommendations to refine your practice, so you can prepare for Test Day with confidence!
Vocab-in-Context, Exponents and Radicals, Punctuation, and Sentence Structure
You'll start this session by tackling another Reading question type, Vocab-in-Context. You'll apply the Kaplan Method for Reading Comprehension to these questions, which require you to identify the author's meaning when using particular words and phrases.
In the Math portion of the session, you'll simplify expressions and solve equations involving exponents, radicals, and polynomials.
In addition, you'll be given more opportunities to apply the Kaplan Method for Writing & Language, by answering questions involving conventions of punctuation and sentence structure.
Geometry, Details and Inferences, Effective Language Use, and Putting It All Together
The final session of the class begins with a Math lesson on geometry. You'll learn how to answer questions involving lines, angles, triangles, and three-dimensional solids.
In Reading, you'll learn how to handle Detail and Inference questions. In Writing & Language, you'll apply the Kaplan Method to questions on effective language use.
Finally, we'll pull it all together so you can look back on all that you have accomplished throughout the course. By the time Session 10 comes, you should feel confident and ready to succeed on Test Day. Be proud: College is waiting and you are well on your way. Good luck!
Breathe easy knowing that we believe in you. We are so confident in your success that if your score doesn't improve, we'll either give you your money back, or let you retake the class for free. For full eligibility requirements, visit kaptest.com/hsg.