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 team of expert presenters will work with you ahead of time to find the tone that is just right for your school’s unique culture.

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.  Attendees at our secondary testing presentations receive complimentary copies of our popular College Admissions Testing Guide.  Click here to view sample pages of the guide.

  • Andover High School, Andover, MA
  • Beaver Country Day School, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA
  • Berkshire School, Sheffield, MA
  • Boston College High School, Boston, MA
  • Boston Latin Academy, Boston, MA
  • Boston Latin School, Boston, MA
  • Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols School, Cambridge, MA
  • Cape Cod Academy, Osterville, MA
  • Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA
  • Dover-Sherborn High School, Dover, MA
  • Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA
  • Lexington Christian Academy, Lexington, MA
  • Littleton High School, Littleton, MA
  • Milton High School, Milton, MA
  • Nantucket High School, Nantucket, MA
  • Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA
  • Northfield Mount Hermon School, Gill, MA
  • Stoneleigh-Burnham, Greenfield, MA
  • The Rashi School, Dedham, MA
  • The Rivers School, Weston, MA
  • Ursuline Academy, Dedham, MA
  • Wellesley High School, Wellesley, MA
  • Westford Academy, Westford, MA
  • Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Wilbraham, MA
  • Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA
  • Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA
  • Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood, MA
  • Avon Old Farms School, Avon, CT
  • Berlin High School, Berlin, CT
  • Canterbury School, New Milford, CT
  • Chase Collegiate School, Waterbury, CT
  • Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, CT
  • Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
  • Darien High School, Darien, CT
  • Farmington High School, Farmington, CT
  • Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT
  • Indian Mountain School, Lakeville, CT
  • King School, Stamford, CT
  • Kingswood Oxford School, West Hartford, CT
  • Lauralton Hall Catholic School for Girls, Milford, CT
  • Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT
  • Marianapolis Preparatory School, Thompson, CT
  • Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, CT
  • New Canaan High School, New Canaan, CT
  • Stanwich School, Greenwich, CT
  • St. Luke’s School, New Canaan, CT
  • Suffield Academy, Suffield, CT
  • The Gunnery, Washington, CT
  • Watkinson School, Hartford, CT
  • Wilton High School, Wilton, CT
  • Lincoln School, Providence, RI
  • Moses Brown School, Providence, RI
  • St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH
  • Horace Mann, Bronx, NY
  • Rye Country Day School, Rye, NY
  • New York Cares, New York, NY

Our Presenters

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.

Michael Dean

Regional Director, Massachusetts

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.  

Brian Murphy

General Manager for Course Materials and Services

Brian Murphy has been with Summit for 7 years. He is currently the General Manager of the Course Materials and Services division. He has a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and an MA from the University of Connecticut. He spent 10 years as a public school teacher before joining Summit. He enjoys helping schools run their own test prep programs and helping tutoring companies grow their test prep services.

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.

Whitney Longworth

Director of Educational Partnerships, Connecticut & New York

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.


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.


Don’t Take Our Word For It…

  • "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 SelvitelliDirector of College Counseling, Suffield Academy
  • Summit is an extremely responsive, flexible and professional organization. When students ask me about test prep options, I always begin by mentioning Summit.

    Jennifer GrahamDirector of College Counseling, The Winsor 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 SwordsDirector of College Advising, Kingswood-Oxford School
  • 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 DenningHead of Upper School, Noble and Greenough 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 FeinerCo-Director of College Counseling, Greenwich Academy
  • "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 MerrillFormer Director of College Counseling at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School

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.

Ready to get started?

Call us to discuss test prep and tutoring options with one of our program directors.

Are you a student?