SAT Prep Courses

SAT Strategy Course

Being prepared is the key to SAT success and Penn State Berks is committed to providing an opportunity for students to review key concepts for the SAT exam by being able to ask questions and receive immediate answers, interact with other students, and prepare with an experienced live instructor. Our SAT Strategy sessions assists students in becoming familiar with the exam content, format and timing.


SAT scores are required for most college admissions and there is a good deal that rides on student’s scores, namely admission to choice schools and scholarships. Our newly revised course will include a general review of Math concepts, but the focus will be on the mechanics of the SAT exam and mastering strategy skills. Students will be expected to work on assignments out of class to develop their test taking skills.

  • In particular, the course will focus on:
  • Test design and grading of test
  • Multiple Choice Methodology
  • Guessing strategies
  • Timing and efficiency
  • Mathematical Content Connections


It is suggested that students considering this course have completed at least two years of high school algebra.

Meet the Instructor

Dr. Ryan Hassler is an Associate Professor of Teaching Mathematics at Penn State Berks.  Prior to his employment at Penn State, Ryan taught college preparatory mathematics at Wyomissing Area High School.  Ryan holds a master’s degree in Applied Statistics and a PhD in Mathematics and Science Education.  His research revolves around effective strategies for teaching and learning mathematics, especially surrounding the transition from high school to college.  Ryan has been involved with the College Board AP program and has tutored SAT mathematics for the past 12 years.

Course Offering

FALL 2022

Dates:  Tuesdays, August 16 – September 27, 2022
Time:  7:00 – 8:30 pm
Delivery:  Zoom Classroom
Cost:  $275
Textbook (required for the first night of class):
 CollegeBoard: The Official SAT Study Guide, ISBN-13: 978-1457312199


The University reserves the right to cancel a course section if the minimum enrollment is not met.

What Others Are Saying

"I was in your spring SAT strategy class, and I just took my SAT in August. I received my scores a week ago, and I improved my math score from my PSAT by 100 points and my LA score by 90 points! I found your advice regarding how to approach and recognize the different types of math problems very helpful. Thank you for helping me achieve my goal!"

– Lauren C. (Spring 2020)

"I just wanted to contact you to show my appreciation for the strategies and lessons on how to take the SAT you taught me over the past 2 months. I felt much more confident taking the SAT on Saturday morning since I last took it in November. I found myself using the strategies you showed us throughout the entire test. Again, thank you, and I will definitely be recommending this course to my friends!"

– Jonathon R. (Spring 2021)