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Every year, Summit is asked to give informational talks on standardized testing and the testing process for students, parents, and faculty at some of the most competitive schools throughout Southern New England and New York. We are proud to be the trusted test prep partner to so many, and we take that responsibility very seriously.  The primary goal of each of our presentations is simple: to provide honest, stress-free information about the college admissions testing process.  Our expert presenters will work with you ahead of time to find the tone that is just right for your school’s unique culture. Attendees receive complimentary copies of our popular College Admissions Testing Guide (view sample pages).

At Summit, we are dedicated to providing clarity on questions like these through resources that will help schools and families navigate the changing – and oftentimes confusing – standardized testing landscape.  We believe strongly that, with access to more information up front, schools and families are better equipped to create sensible, individualized plans that will help reduce stress and improve a student’s chances of succeeding on standardized tests.

Each presentation we run is completely free, and requires no commitment for test prep. Contact us to inquire about test prep presentations for your school.

Our Presenters

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Drew Heilpern

Chief Brand Ambassador

Drew graduated cum laude from Duke University with degrees in Biology and Elementary Education. Soon after, Drew began tutoring for Summit where his passion as an educator quickly made him one of Summit’s most requested tutors. As Chief Brand Ambassador, Drew oversees operations and business development for Summit’s One-on-One, In-Home Tutoring division. Outside of Summit, Drew is busy with his two girls both under the age of two, his two cats, and talking shop with his wife, Carol, who is also a Summit tutor.

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Charles O’Hearn

President and Founder

While an undergraduate at Yale University, Charlie provided personalized, in-home tutoring services to students in the New Haven area.  Seeing a need for one-on-one, in-home tutoring and test preparation, he launched Summit Educational Group in Wellesley, MA in 1988.  Charlie has written a number of highly regarded test preparation books, which are used by tutoring companies and schools around the country.  He is an expert in the field of tutoring and test preparation and is a frequent speaker and panelist at education conferences, forums, and schools around the country.

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Whitney Longworth

Managing Director, Partnerships and Outreach

Whitney graduated cum laude from Connecticut College where she was a selected scholar for the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy.  Her professional background has focused on client relations in both the retail and entertainment fields.  She started as a tutor with Summit before joining the team full-time as a Program Director.  Whitney enjoys collaborating with our school and counselor partners as the Director of Educational Partnerships.  Outside of work, she freelances in the film and entertainment fields and enjoys planning elaborate theme parties.

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Joshua White

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Training

In his role as Director of Curriculum, Joshua oversees the development, implementation, and oversight of Summit’s curriculum, instruction, and training. Prior to his role, Joshua spent 3 years as a Summit tutor and classroom teacher, preparing students for the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, and essay-writing. With over 10 years of tutoring experience, Joshua has taught students from kindergarteners to senior citizens in everything from cooking to computers.

 

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Michael Dean

Executive Director

Michael received a BA in Film from Emerson College and MA in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.  He has held several different management positions during his 10+ years at Summit, and his customer service focus and integrity make him well-suited to his latest role managing Summit’s one-on-one tutoring division.  Michael is highly-regarded among school and independent counselors throughout New England and New York as a trusted test prep partner who does all he can on behalf of his clients.  

Don’t Take Our Word For It…

  • "When the head of my school asked me to look for a reputable test prep agency, I did not have to look far.  As such it has been my pleasure for the last ten years to be associated with Summit.  The group is one of the most reputable and ethical organizations in the field of test preparation."

    John Merrill Former Director of College Counseling at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School
  • "Summit's approach to test prep is informed, thoughtful and principled. Their tutors turn down the temperature on a very stressful part of the college process, helping students keep it in perspective. They keep abreast of trends and changes so students are in the best possible position when they sit for the tests. In this wide field of test prep companies, Summit is a standout!"

    Betsy Feiner Co-Director of College Counseling, Greenwich Academy
  • As a Director of College Counseling, I find it reassuring to know that when a family engages Summit, we can rest assured that you and your team will work with this student and his or her parents with the utmost care, concern and professionalism.

    Michael Denning Head of Upper School, Noble and Greenough School
  • There are many “test prep” organizations available, but none that are as appropriate for and focused on the needs of our students as that of Summit Educational Group. Our students and their families benefit from the individualized approach.

    Amy Swords Director of College Advising, Kingswood-Oxford School
  • Summit is an extremely responsive, flexible and professional organization. When students ask me about test prep options, I always begin by mentioning Summit.

    Jennifer Graham Director of College Counseling, The Winsor School
  • "Summit has presented to our parents, trustees and faculty on different occasions. The message is clear, educated, and reassuring to all audiences. Their obvious commitment to providing the best test prep and information on standardized testing has been a critical part of our college program's momentum."

    Ann Selvitelli Director of College Counseling, Suffield Academy

Practice Tests & Score Reporting

Summit believes strongly in the benefits of taking proctored practice tests under real conditions.  We can also administer practice tests at your school at a date and time that works best for you.  Our proctors will administer an official test under simulated conditions.  Each student will receive a detailed Individual Score Report highlighting individual strengths and areas for improvement.  Schools will also receive a copy of our Group Score Report which provides diagnostic information for your entire cohort of students.  Choose from among SAT, ACT, PSAT, SSAT, and ISEE practice tests.

You can also simply refer families to sign up for one of the many free practice test opportunities we provide at our offices and in the community throughout the year.

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