SAT Reading Course

An online course with 61 video lessons to boost your SAT Reading score.

NOTE: If you want to improve on ALL sections of the New SAT (Reading, Writing, Math), I recommend checking out the All SAT Courses Bundle, which includes this course and other New SAT courses at a significant discount.

Check out the All SAT Courses Bundle Here

Or, if you just want the Reading course, you can purchase this single course on this page. Just scroll down!

"Hey Rob,

I just wanted to reach out to you and say THANK YOU for all of your help preparing me to do well on my standardized tests. Before I came to you I was struggling getting my test scores into the upper ranges, but after I completed your video series, got feedback on my essays, and took more tests I got scores in the 99% for both the SAT and ACT.

Ultimately, after the long and stressful college admissions process, I narrowed my two options for college down to Harvard and Yale, and I decided to commit to Yale University. Although I have always been strong in school and extracurriculars, I really feel like your assistance put me over the edge and played a role in my admission into some of the world’s best colleges. I have recommended you to many of my friends and teachers at school because I truly believe you are an amazing tutor with so much to offer.

Thanks again so much and I wish you the best of luck in your future!"

- Andrew R., Brilliant Prep Student

What You'll Learn

This course covers the SAT Reading test in exhaustive depth - every strategy, every tip, and every tactic for beating the test and increasing your score. I also work through ten REAL SAT Reading tests in this course so you can see exactly how these strategies are applied to real SAT questions. In this course you will learn

  • The core strategy for tackling reading passages in the most efficient and effective way possible.
  • Key skills necessary for Reading mastery, including Paraphrasing, Identifying Trap Answers, Managing Time, Inference, and Attacking Hard Questions.
  • How to conquer the dreaded Dual Passage Reading.
  • What you should be doing with your pencil - and why not doing it can harm your score.
  • When and how to read the passages, and the optimal order for attacking the questions (hint: doing them in order 1, 2, 3, 4... is almost always wrong!).
  • What to do when you get stuck between two choices that both seem right - only ONE is correct, and you'll learn how to identify the right answer and eliminate the wrong one.
  • How to identify the eleven trap answers that are ingeniously designed by the College Board to attract you to your peril, and how to avoid and eliminate them.
  • How to manage vocabulary words and shades of meaning.
  • How to solve the "two part" questions that require you to find specific lines of evidence in the text to support your answer to a previous question. These can be tricky!
  • How to work through 40 real SAT Reading passages - watch me attack the passages question-by-question in real time.
  • and so much more!

For a full listing of the curriculum and sample videos to view, check out the lecture titles in the syllabus below!

Other Bonuses

In addition to access to all the course videos and materials, enrolling in this course entitles you to

  • Unlimited course access - forever. You don't have to pay any recurring fees to enroll in this course - just pay once and you'll get unlimited access to the course
  • Unlimited access to free course UPDATES. These courses are living, breathing entities. I will be adding to them and modifying them as I improve my own teaching skills and knowledge of the test. Your one-time course payment entitles you to lifetime access to course updates for no additional fee.
  • Access to the course on all devices. View the videos on any device - desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. As long as you have an internet connection, you can study with Brilliant Prep!
  • Support from Rob. Students enrolled in the course can leave comments and questions on each lecture - I respond personally to each one! In addition, enrolled students can contact me directly through email for more general or personal questions relating to the test. I take student feedback into consideration when designing and updating my courses.
  • 7 Day Money Back Guarantee. I'm confident you'll see massive score gains if you use the videos diligently and thoroughly. But if you are dissatisfied with this course for any reason, contact me within 7 days and I'll refund you every penny - guaranteed.

"Mr. Schombs has been a great tutor, mentor, and teacher over the course of time. His content and way of teaching is really helpful and unique. I have improved about 200-250 points on my SAT by using the material on Brilliant Prep and by also having detailed one-on-one conversations through email. Mr. Schombs offers a lot of ways for him to give you the feedback you need in order to understand what you need to improve on. Furthermore, he gives each student the time he/she deserves in order to excel on the SAT. Along with standardized test prep, he does a great job giving adequate advice for higher education. If you follow the videos and advice he gives, I’m sure you will see big gains in your score. Brilliant Prep is amazing!"

- Yash S., Brilliant Prep Student

Your Instructor

Robert Schombs
Robert Schombs

I’m Rob, cofounder of Brilliant Prep, creator of these videos, and your test prep tutor.

I earned a BA in Chemistry (2006) and an MA in Science and Technology Studies (2009) from Cornell University. In 2010 I started tutoring SAT, ACT, math, chemistry, and writing full-time.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is this course?
The course comprises fourteen hours of video content over 61 lectures. If you work for an hour per day, you should be able to complete this course in about 4-5 weeks. If you have less time than that, you still will benefit from the course! Just focus on the lecture/strategy videos first.
How many points will I increase if I use your course?
This is an impossible question to answer without more info about your current score level and experience. Feel free to contact me for individual answers to this question. You can also check out my testimonials page for a sample of student feedback about my courses: Testimonials
What payment do you accept?
Credit cards and Paypal. All payments are securely processed by a third-party processor - I do not have access to your financial information, nor do I store your information on my website. If you would like to pay with another method, please contact me and we can make special arrangements.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Can my friends or family use my account?
Please limit the use of your account to your household. It's fine for parents and siblings to share the account, but extended family (e.g. cousins) and friends should purchase their own account. Unauthorized account sharing may lead to account termination. Note, however, that you may use the course on any device that you own anywhere you like!
I have a question - how can I contact you before I purchase?
Reach out to me by email - go here for more info: Contact Me
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 7 days and I will give you a full refund.

"Hi Rob,

We want to thank you from the bottom of our heart for all your guidance and help.A. took his SAT in October 2015. His Critical Reading scores jumped from 590 to 750. This is 100% your approach, guidance and help. His overall score is 2200 (M:720, V:750; W:740). He is planning to retake SAT in November (next few days) as he is confident he can boost his math score.We could not have done it without your AMAZING videos and personalized help."

- Murali, Parent of Brilliant Prep Student

In short, I've distilled down all my SAT Reading knowledge into these videos to give you the most comprehensive and effective SAT Reading video course you'll find anywhere. The one-time fee is less than what you would pay for an hour of my time. And you're getting EVERYTHING - all my knowledge, all the tips, tricks, and strategies. I'm not holding anything back.

You've got nothing to lose - and a lot of points to gain - so join today!

Let's get started!