Brightstorm Launches Enhanced Sat Test Prep Solution

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Eva Holtz, SAT Test Prep Expert, Joins Brightstorm.com

Not everyone learns in the same way, and no one single test prep solution will work for every learner. With Brightstorm, students can choose the SAT test prep program that is right for them, with the confidence that they'll always have a great teacher at the core of the program.

Summertime offers busy high school students an opportunity to relax and take a break from their hectic school-year schedules. For many ambitious students, though, summer is the one season of the year during which they have enough time to study for perhaps the most significant exam they will take in their lifetime, the SAT Reasoning Test. About 1.5 million students take the SAT test each year, and achieving a high score can mean the difference between a dream college and a "safety school," hence the intensive SAT test prep activities during the summer. Just in time for the busy summer test prep season, Brightstorm, the leading provider of online test prep and high school help solutions, has released a new video-based SAT test prep course to help high school students prepare for the SAT test.

Brightstorm's mission is to bring great teaching to the world. The company recruits the best teachers in the country and then works with them to create high-quality, video-based, online test prep and high school help solutions. Brightstorm's newest SAT test prep online teacher, Eva Holtz, brings a wealth of SAT test prep experience to Brightstorm's team of dozens of top-notch teachers.

"Eva fits the Brightstorm model perfectly," says Brightstorm CEO Jeff Marshall. "She is really an outstanding teacher, who explains test prep strategies exceptionally clearly. And Eva comes with a resume that puts her in the top 1% of SAT test prep professionals nationwide. Before Brightstorm, it would normally cost a student thousands of dollars to have access to a test prep tutor like Eva. Now, Brightstorm is sharing Eva's gifts at a much lower cost, so that thousands of students can benefit from her test prep expertise."

Ms. Holtz has been an SAT test prep tutoring professional for many years. In high school, she achieved a perfect score on the SAT Reasoning Test, as well as four SAT II subject tests. At that point, she realized she had a gift for SAT test prep, and, at the age of 16, Ms. Holtz began tutoring her peers. Years later, after graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University, Ms. Holtz founded her own test prep company, Prep Point, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

"I'm very excited to be part of Brightstorm," says Ms. Holtz. "I love helping high school students succeed on the SAT. Normally, I can only tutor a few hundred students a year. Now, with Brightstorm, I can help millions of students prepare for the SAT test every year."

Brightstorm offers Ms. Holtz's class in two flavors: a special, intensive one-week SAT test prep program for the summer, and an at-your-own-pace offering.

"My SAT Summer Session is a great way for students to take advantage of their free hours in the summer to get up to speed on the SAT test," says Ms. Holtz. "During one intensive week, students watch about seven hours of my videos, in which I review key test prep strategies and the core content every student needs to know in order to score well on the SAT test. They can replay videos as often as they like, to make sure they understand the concepts. Students start the week Monday with a diagnostic test to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and finish up Friday with a detailed report from me on their progress. Along the way, they get full-length practice exams, lots of self-quizzes, and several live sessions with me and other Brightstorm experts. I send students emails every day to help them stay on track, so it becomes easy for oversubscribed teenagers to manage their time and succeed on the SAT test."

The self-paced version of Ms. Holtz's course is designed for students who prefer to spread out their SAT test prep activities over a few months, rather than packing their test prep into a single week.

"By offering Eva's course in two flavors we are taking an important step toward personalized learning solutions," says Mr. Marshall. "Not everyone learns in the same way, and no one single test prep solution will work for every learner. With Brightstorm, students can choose the SAT test prep program that is right for them, with the confidence that they'll always have a great teacher at the core of the program."

Ms. Holtz's SAT test prep courses are currently available on http://www.brightstorm.com.

About Brightstorm:
Brightstorm is advancing the learning economy through an online learning network that empowers teens, teachers and parents to shape the future of education. Brightstorm partners with the best teachers in the country to create online, video-based test prep and high school help solutions that enable teens do better in school and get into college. Brightstorm offers teacher videos in short, personalized formats that include practice tests, downloadable materials, live interaction with Brightstorm experts and comprehensive study guides. Brightstorm's online video network allows great teachers to reach and inspire millions of teens, while providing those teens with the anytime and anywhere digital consumption they expect. The net result is a powerful network where teens learn more, expert teachers are able to reach more students, and parents can play a more active role in helping their students learn confidently. Brightstorm is a venture-backed company based in San Francisco, CA. For more information please visit http://www.brightstorm.com.

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