SAT Reading Prep – Summer


    “I’ve taught loads of SAT classes in a few Bay Area cities devoted to after school programs and top scores (with lots of English language learners and native speakers too). I also do tons of private tutoring. Back in high school, I was such a bookworm that I had lots of understanding of reading and did quite well without training, but now I’ve gotten lots of practice in raising all the skills.” ~Prof. Valerie



    Step 1: Register Your Student

    Step 2: Enroll Your Registered Student

    Colorful books on a white book shelf for SAT Reading course at Athena's Advanced Academy
    InstructorProf. Valerie Frankel
    Content LevelsGrades 9-10 • Lower High School
    Grades 11-12 • Upper High School
    Course Length8 weeks
    Live Webinars Held OnTuesdays, 3:00 - 3:50 PM Pacific - See below for webinar dates

    The SAT Reading test has removed the vocabulary and now focuses on really understanding long and short passages. Some are from famous literature (often with archaic language) while others are more modern articles on science, culture, and everything else.

    We’ll learn how to do closer analysis of passages and practice practice practice, until we can answer the questions with precision and confidence. We’ll throw in some shortcuts to skimming, vocabulary, and other related skills. (This will improve reading and school skills too!)

    Course Webinar Dates:

    • Tuesday, May 23
    • Tuesday, May 30
    • Tuesday, June 6
    • Tuesday, June 13
    • Tuesday, June 20
    • Tuesday, June 27
    • Tuesday, July 11
    • Tuesday, July 18

    What to expect in the Required section in the classroom each week:

    • Assignments to do weekly SAT Reading tests out of our class book
    • Additional short assignments as needed

    What to expect in the Highly Suggested & Optional sections in the classroom each week:

    • Supplemental reading
    • Curated resources, including websites & videos, are provided to excite learners and to add depth to the subject matter.
    • Additional lessons and resources to help students get more out of the lessons and read with more depth.

    What to expect during the weekly webinar:

    • Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Webinars are recorded and are available for students with schedule conflicts.
    • In-class solving of problems and going over homework questions as well as lessons on analysis and critical reading and skimming skills.
    • Active Participation (via the microphone and chat) is encouraged in online class discussions and also during lectures.

    Before taking this course, students should be able to: 

    • Read at a solid 8th-grade level or above.
    • Type fluently.
    • Write a paragraph independently.

    Students should be willing to:

    • Do an SAT Reading section for homework each week.
    • Actively participate (via the microphone) in the class discussion.
    • Encourage class discussion by adding their questions/ideas in the chat window during the webinar.
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.

    Required books & materials:

    • McGraw Hill SAT Elite 2023 – ISBN 978-1264588800