MindFlow Workshops

Mindful Speed Reading for High Stakes Tests.
1 day. 5 Hours. Online/In Person.

MindFlow workshops provide the only speed reading training focused on students taking high-stakes tests or needing to meet the academic demands of a heavy reading load. In less time than a typical school day, students master how to read exponentially faster without compromising comprehension.

* A $30 discount for all workshops taking place during the ‘Shelter in Place’ is applied after registration.

MindFlow: The Ultimate Reading Preparation. Comprehend at least twice as much, twice as fast.

MindFlow is the only training to improve time management and allaying the negative effects of pressure on timed tests. Moving too slow on a test and a compromised mindset are the top two components beyond content that thwarts test-taking success for so many students taking standardized exams.

Speed Reading + Test Strategy + Positive Mindset = Test Success

MindFlow techniques provide solutions for students to read exponentially faster without compromising comprehension


Online MindFlow Workshop Dates

Middle School Tests


Sun 6/14
Sun 8/16
Sat 9/12 

*contact us for additional dates


High School Tests 


Sat 5/30
Sat 6/27
Sun 7/26

 *contact us for additional dates


Business, Graduate, Medical & Law School Tests


Sat  5/30
Sat 6/27
Sat 7/25
*contact us for additional dates



Objectives & Outcome


Advanced Reading Skills

Read and comprehend standardized reading passages quickly.


Confidence Building Methods

Enter the test calm and focused with holistic mindful techniques


Increase reading speed up to 5x

Read up to 5x faster and increase verbal scores. 


Increase comprehension

Boost reading comprehension and critical thinking performance. 


Standardized Test-Strategy Training

implement effective test-taking strategies and answer specific test questions with clarity and ease. 


Reduce test anxiety/general anxiety

Eliminate panic, embody calm, and build confidence .


Increase test scores an average of 13%

Hone abilities to read and answer questions effectively.


Eliminate Bad Reading Habits

Replace ineffective habits like subvocalization, regression and fixation and replace with advanced reading skills

If you’re reading less than 300 words per minute, your performance, and thus score, is compromised. When you gain time to answer questions, you improve your score!

On reading comprehension-type questions on many tests, 
80% of the answers come from 20% of what you read.

Spend time on answering questions, where you gain points, not mastering what you read.

Bara Sapir, CEO and Founder of City Test Prep (Test Prep New York and Test Prep San Francisco) and creator of MindFlow, teaches workshops In New York, the Bay Area, remotely, and in person. Sapir, who reads close to 1000 wpm, now, is an internationally recognized expert in high-performance coaching, personal empowerment, and transformative test preparation. She has over 20 years experience in teaching test preparation, including 6 years at the Princeton Review. She is a pioneer in the test prep industry with her integration of mindful and holistic human potential techniques to the test preparation study regime. These techniques optimize the test-taking experience, improve scores, and result in academic and professional success by reducing anxiety and enhancing concentration, confidence, and ease.

Bara developed MindFlow: the Mindful Speed Reading Workshop New York City 12 years ago, as a solution for time and stress management, a missing ingredient in most test prep and study processes. MindFlow has middle school, high school, college, and adult/professional tracks. These are offered in person monthly in The Bay Area, as private tutorials in person and online, and as an online course. For more information about Bara, visit here.

MindFlow draws from the most cutting-edge techniques in speed reading, neuroplasticity, mindfulness, and holistic techniques. This fun, engaging, and structured workshop trains you to read much faster, improve comprehension, and get into a flow, QUICKLY. Once you achieve this flow state, you’re gain an optimized advantage to perform your best on high stakes, by reducing the pressure of cramped timing. 

MindFlow is for everyone: students and adults! Anyone who complains that they are a slow reader or bad test taker. Someone who is perpetually overwhelmed by an many emails, articles or material to read. It’s ideal for a student who doesn’t finish their test in the time alloted  panics or gets nervous before or during a test.

Most importantly, MindFlow is the only course designed for students: those who want to improve their test scores, breeze through reading assignments, and complete homework faster.

MindFlow techniques improves time management on high stakes tests. When a student feels that time is condensed, it can affect performance, even if a student knows what they’re being tested on. In fact, bad timing and slow reading is a major thwart to success for many students taking standardized tests. 

In MindFlow, students gain valuable time to answer questions and think critically on high stakes tests such as the SSAT, SATACTLSATGMATGRE, and more. This extra time has a positive impact not only on reading sections itself, but the entire test. Its the single most effective way to quickly improve your score – – plus the skills are good for life!

MindFlow participants also learn mindful and holistic skills to feel their most confident and anxiety-free when taking admissions tests, helping them to earn top scores. MindFlow complements all other test preparation programs. MindFlow turns good scores into great scores.

MindFlow was created to improve student performance on high stakes tests, such as the

When you speed read, you gain extra time! Additional time is helpful (even a godsend) when it counts the most, as when one takes a timed high-stakes admissions test. More time to answer questions means you’re more likely to get them correct, thus improving admission exam scores, such as the SSAT, ACT, SAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and more.


In Person and Tailored 

In Person


In-Person workshops take place in the Richmond Hills of San Francisco’s East Bay and other convenient other locations throughout the SF Bay Area from 10 am – 3 pm local time. 




*In-person workshops include breaks.

Speed Reading
for Adults.

The Ultimate Reading Upgrade

Originally designed for students taking high stakes tests, MindFlow is now available for adults who want to read faster, comprehend more, have better retention, and less stress. If you want to read more online content, books, newspapers, magazines, or emails, quicker – –  MindFlow skills will increase your reading speed up to 5x and help save more than 2 hours a day of reading time.

We only offer the Adult MindFlow workshop three times a year. Sign up below so we can put you on our growing list and contact you with upcoming workshop dates.


Private Groups and
Corporate or School Programs

We host personalized workshops for groups, schools, and organizations. If you have a group of 6+ people, or want a private tutorial, in-person, we can create a personalized workshop and come to your location. 

Learn MindFlow in your home, office, company, or school.

For more information call 646-290-7440 or click to inquire more information. 


What Our Students Say

So much to read – so little time…until now. Taking Bara’s Mindflow class increased my reading speed by 50% with substantial comprehension. With so many emails to read and respond to for work, now I can read faster when I want to and it actually helps me get more done. Thank you, Bara!

Hana L

Okland, CA.

I always ran out of time on the SAT. I read slowly and didn’t have enough time to put as much thought into the questions as I wanted to, but by reading faster I can now get the passage out of the way and have more time to answer the questions.


SAT MindFlow student

Just have to tell you that I am totally geeking out. I’m having so
much fun with the speed reading skills you taught me. Normally, I
might read about one scholarly article a month and struggle through it. I read four tonight (and even skimmed a few others) and thoroughly enjoyed them! What is most surprising to me is that my comprehension and memory has INCREASED! I am able to read, absorb and remember much more information and am having more fun reading. Thank you!

Amanda B.

Alameda, CA.

Students clearly benefit, but MindFlow not just for them!

If you have a lot of reading to stay on top of–political and non-political reading–you will benefit from MindFlow, leaving more time for family, friends, fun…and making the world a better place.




COVID-19 Update

We continue to offer remote tutoring and test preparation sessions while schools are closed. Our 'virtual babysitting' supports parents and their children with extra support, including SAT/ACT/SSAT/Regents/AP tutoring, middle and high school subject areas as well as support for college coursework. We can teach individually or in small groups. Speed reading workshops and test anxiety/stress management coaching are also available.