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Everything You Need to Succeed on the GRE

  • 500+ Videos

  • 2000+ Questions

  • Step-By-Step Guide

  • Instructor Support

Free Test Drive - No Obligations

Although the course has received lots of positive reviews via forum posts, email submissions and video submissions, you should make an informed decision by first previewing the dozens of free videos on this site, including the entire Quantitative Comparison, Analytical Writing, and General Strategies lesson modules.  Just click Video Course (top navigation bar) to start your test drive. No email address or no credit card required.

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What Students Love Most About Greenlight Test Prep

Kristy - "Wonderful videos that are very informative with great math hacks and helpful information."

Miya - "Greenlight Test Prep was great because it was so thorough."

Abdulla - "Brent’s methods are efficacious and well-articulated."

Prathipa - "An amazing study tool with elaborate and comprehensive videos."

Ana - "Brent explained the concepts really well, and in a very digestible way."

Junaid - "A panacea for those who are afraid of the GRE"

Meet Your Instructor

Brent Hanneson (BSc, BEd, MEd)

Brent Hanneson

Thanks for your interest in my GRE preparation course! 

Over the past 26 years, I’ve identified the obstacles that impede students’ progress, and I’ve discovered the GRE-specific skills and strategies required to beat this challenging test.

About Me:
  • 1992: became a high school math teacher
  • 2002: began teaching/tutoring the GRE
  • 2007: created a GRE courseware package that the University of British Columbia uses in its own GRE preparation courses (and licenses to other schools) 
  • 2013: created the videos on this website
  • 2013 to present: updated videos to reflect changes to the GRE
  • Present: My YouTube channel has over 3 million views

I look forward to sharing with you everything I’ve learned, and supporting you every step of the way!


- Brent

Two Kinds of Instructor Support

Have a specific question about a lesson or practice question? Just post it in the Comment section of the related video, and I'll answer it within 24 hours (usually much faster). Here's an example.

Need some help customizing your study plan? Have questions about your preparations, an upcoming test, or anything else? Arrange a Skype meeting to discuss. More here.

More From Our Students

Yours can be the next success story!

Incredibly Helpful

I watched every Greenlight video and found their test prep questions incredibly helpful (i.e. question prompt, answer the question, see the explanation). Highly recommended. If I could do it over again I would have ONLY used Greenlight.

Reddit user: babyluigi

Videos are Amazing

This material is better than absorbing knowledge from any traditional GRE Prep book. Recommendable video series for all GRE aspirants. Awesome videos! Thanks a ton. This helped me so much! Thanks a lot for sharing these awesome informative lectures. Your team truly deserves 5-star feedback. Your videos are extremely helpful. Thank you! Your videos are amazing. I love you guys! Such great videos, truly awesome.

YouTube users: Ch Siva Naga Raju, Paridhi Sharma, Arun Kumar, Ussama Bin Naveed, Hamood-ur-Rehman, Nooralhuda Yousuf, Aurian, MLaumusic

Thank You Very Much!

I'm very relieved to have found this course. It's like a healthy shot of WD40 working on the rust in my math-brain. Thank you very much! user: Ruth-Claire

Anyone Can Crack the GRE

After watching these videos I can definitely say anyone can crack the GRE exam only by going thoroughly through the tips given and practicing. Thanks a lot for sharing such informative videos!

YouTube user: Ritu Sah

Informative and Excellent

I learned more watching your videos than I did in any of the writing based honors program classes in college. Thank you! Excellent...strategy along with an example... perfect... You will surely be the reason if I get good score. Thanks. Very Informative and excellent!

YouTube users: Kristen Faison, Sameer Srinivas, robertsprasath

Clear and Concise

Everything was clear and concise! I really liked the organization of each video. The tips for this class helped me to improve my studying for the GRE last year. A good course with a lot of necessary knowledge about GRE. I really enjoyed this course, when I took it last year. Great tips! They really made sense and made things easier. I just hope I can remember them all! Provides very nice strategies for test taking beyond simply the ability to solve for quantitative problems. It makes easy understanding of mathematics, it’s a great lesson. I really appreciate it. Thanks a lot.

Udemy users: Ali Haider Noorani, Henry Daise, Cassie, Albert Angelo Serrano, Assemgul Bissenbina, Puja Rani

A Lot of Time Saving Tips

I tried Greenlight on a whim while sampling a few different resources, and I got hooked on the presenting style pretty quickly. I started by glossing over some simple topics, and ended up learning a lot of time-saving tips in examples I thought would be mundane. Overall, the format of the material really resonated with me. I found Greenlight to be an efficient use of me efforts.

Reddit user: AvikOnToast

You Are the Best!

I learnt more for the AWA section than the paid guides I bought. Keep up the good work. Thank you so much for your great, adorable and useful videos. You are the best! Really great. users: William Opare, Vahid Dehkordi, King, nilborundas

Very Effective

Thank you for summarizing at the end all strategies and telling us when to use them. Your way of teaching is very effective.

YouTube user: Wedad

You Are a Lifesaver!

Dude, thanks a lot. You have the best GRE prep in YouTube by FAR. Really, awesome job! You are a lifesaver!! Thank you for these videos!!

YouTube users: Misty Marshmallow, Francisco Mello Castro

Well Worth the Money

In a nutshell, the content and instruction for the Math module is outstanding and matchless. The instructor provides the techniques to solve the problems and breaks the parts into easy steps. If you follow the steps, the problems can be solved. Very impressive Math module. The verbal section is also very detailed with many examples. I finally understood how to find assumptions in arguments after watching the videos. I have taken other courses but remained confused but these videos helped clarified many concepts. I never had a math teacher as good as the instructor of these videos. Will be well worth the money.

GRE Prep Club user: afifa

Massive Thanks to Brent

Massive thanks to Brent, because I found out the website from one of his posts. I watched all of the videos for Verbal and Writing sections.

Reddit user: GJGJ1, scores: Q167 V158

Simple Yet Comprehensive

The Greenlight Test Prep platform is a simple yet comprehensive way of getting to know the exam and understanding how the test makers are going to test you or rather try to make sure that you know your stuff and are adept at recognizing tricky questions. The key is to go by the concept. Remember the mantra: understand, practice and improve on the weaklings. Despite the fact that you might know all the math formulae and have a deep understanding of the concepts as well as you are well versed with the vocabulary, the most important thing for the exam is practice and time management. My experience with this platform has been an amazing one.

GRE Prep Club user: vasudha8, score: 323 (combined)

Thanks For All Your Help!

I ended up using GreenLight's practice questions as a main resource for studying (also found a free PDF of Manhattan's 5lb book), and ended up with a 163V/165Q! Thanks for all your help!

Reddit user: Brokoba, scores: 163V 165Q

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