Online SAT Prep and College Essay Workshops

This summer, supercharge your test scores and applications 

College acceptance can change your career and life trajectory, and strong performance on entrance exams and applications is a crucial indicator of your readiness for college. Unfortunately, private tutoring can quickly get expensive, and tips-n-tricks, cram-style test prep programs don’t develop the meaningful skills you need to apply, get accepted, and thrive.


That’s why we’re here.


Bridges to Readiness programs prepare you to excel on college entrance exams like the SAT as well as essays and personal statements that can make or break your college application. Not only will you improve your test scores, but you will gain access to a world of opportunities for life after graduation.

 The Bridges to Readiness Difference

High-quality tutors

spend time getting to know you so that they can deliver expert instruction in a relatable way that guarantees lasting improvement

Small-group settings

offer individualized support without sacrificing community, creating an ideal space for growth and practice that suits your learning style

Data-driven curriculum

zeroes in on the most high-impact topics and strategies, ensuring learning that leads to results

Virtual delivery

allows for flexibility and keeps costs low so that every learner can join

About Our Summer Readiness Programs

SAT Readiness Institute

Our SAT Readiness Institute prepares you for the PSAT and SAT exams, covering how to improve your score, how to feel centered and ready on test day, and how the SAT’s academic concepts benefit you throughout college.

From PSAT to SAT, Bridges to Readiness students see 3x more growth in their scores compared to peers who prepped another way

100% of Readiness Institute participants feel motivated and confident about achieving their post-secondary dreams

For more information about the test, check out our resources for families and our student guide to the SATs. Have more questions? Check out our FAQ or get in touch.

Session Overview

  • This summer’s program schedule is built around the scheduled SAT exams being given on June 1, 2024 and projected for August 24, 2024. You can enroll for a specific week based on the topic, or for the entire 5-week course. Attend live or receive daily recordings of the content and study at your own pace.


Focus Area

Session 1 Dates*

Session 2 Dates*


Dive into all the skills and strategies you need to ace the SAT math section.

Week 1: Algebra

Week 2: Problem Solving & Data Analysis

Week 3: Geometry & Trigonometry

Week 4: Advanced Mathematics

Week 5: Practice Test & Review

April 29–May 3

May 6–May 10

May 13–May 17

May 20–May 24

May 27–May 31

July 8–July 12

July 15–July 19

July 22–July 26

July 29–August 2

August 5–August 9

Reading & Writing

Learn how to approach the literature, social studies, science, and history sections of the test, as well as the crucial language and grammar skills you need to succeed on the writing section of the SAT.

Week 1: History & Social Studies

Week 2: Science

Week 3: Literature

Week 4: Writing & Language

Week 5: Practice Test & Review

April 29–May 3

May 6–10

May 13–17

May 20–24

May 27–31

July 8–12

July 15–19

July 22–26

July 29–August 2

August 5–9

*Class size: Maximum of 10 students per instructor

College Essay Writing Intensive

Rising seniors applying for college need strong writing skills to author a compelling personal essay that stands out from the crowd. In this week-long intensive, your rising senior will brainstorm, draft, and revise a full-length essay they can use in their college applications.


Using the Common App essay prompt, participants work with our expert tutors to explore questions central to crafting their piece:

Who am I as a student and as a writer?
What do I want out of my time in college?
Which of my experiences have shaped who I am today and who I hope to become?
Where have I demonstrated my ability to enact change in my community?

Session Overview

  • This summer’s program schedule is built around college application deadlines. Attend live or receive daily recordings of the content and study at your own pace.




Time (Central)

Session 1

June 24–28

Morning: 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Afternoon: 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Session 2

July 15–19

Morning: 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Afternoon: 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

*Class size: Maximum of 6 students per instructor