SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2008) - Brightstorm, a new online learning network that helps teens deepen their understanding of important subjects and better prepare for college through video-based courses, today announced a 'Countdown to the SATs.' The network is featuring its SAT prep video course offerings, taught by expert teachers to help students better prepare for these exams. The network's SAT prep courses are available for purchase for a $49 yearly subscription fee and can be revisited as many times as needed.

Brightstorm's SAT courses cover key test sections including Critical Reading, Math and Writing, and are designed to arm students with vital tips and tricks for test success. Brightstorm's experienced SAT teachers include:

-- Linda Hirw, SAT Writing: Linda has taught English, drama and journalism and is currently a reading specialist. She was honored in 'Who's Who Among American Teachers' in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

-- Erin Hyman, SAT Critical Reading: Erin has taught everything from basic composition to advanced analysis and writing as a private SAT tutor.

-- Ginger Reiner, SAT Math: Ginger teaches geometry, AP computer science and general science at Boston Latin School, the country's oldest public high school. She received degrees from Princeton and Harvard.

Brightstorm's online learning network offers teens access to short (10 to 20 minute) video lessons personalized to match their digital consumption habits. The courses include interactive quizzes and study guides that deepen learners' understanding of key concepts. On Brightstorm, teens can work at their own pace and have the ability to review and replay entire lessons or specific concepts.

"Brightstorm's mission is to help teens succeed in high school and beyond by providing great learning experiences," said Jeff Marshall, co-founder & CEO, Brightstorm. "When it comes to higher education opportunities, we want to assist teens in reaching their educational goals by helping them master standardized test material. Brightstorm's expert teachers deliver invaluable solutions that enable students to tackle the most important challenges they will face on the SAT."

In addition to SAT prep courses, Brightstorm offers complete video courses in a variety of subjects including math, writing, history and AP test prep. Brightstorm's hand-selected teachers develop original curricula that capture the most critical concepts in their respective subjects in ways that teens can relate to.

This school year's SAT test dates are as follows: December 6th, January 24th, March 14th, May 2nd and June 6th. To get on Brightstorm and sign up for SAT prep courses and others, log on at

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 helps teens do better in school through video-based classes, taught by expert teachers and offered in short, personalized formats. Brightstorm's online learning network gives great classroom teachers a new channel to reach and inspire millions of teens, while providing teens with anytime/anywhere access to outstanding learning experiences that map to their interests and increasingly savvy digital consumption behavior. 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 building their kids' confidence in school. Brightstorm is a venture-backed company based in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit

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