ACT Test Prep Tutoring

Over the last 20 years, the ACT has become a more popular option for college admissions tests. However, its content, format, and difference from the SAT are still a mystery to many parents. Let us help answer your questions and eliminate the unknowns.

At Summit, we are experts on the ACT. We know the fine points of the ACT and have crafted our proprietary curriculum to help your students reach their full potential on this test. Choosing between an ACT or SAT path is an important decision. We are here to help you and your students come to the best decision for them.

Expert, Personalized Service

Your Summit journey starts with a consultation with your Program Director, who will work to understand your student’s needs and goals, and will tailor the tutoring program accordingly. They’ll match your student with a compatible and experienced tutor, monitor progress throughout, and check in regularly to ensure the program’s goals are being met.

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“Judy has been great with my daughter. She has taught her lots of things about the ACTs. And she has done a great job of inspiring her to take practice tests and to do well on the ACTs.”

Jodi G., Parent

“Katherine did a wonderful job with my son Tim. She was very professional and friendly. She helped Tim gain confidence in his ability to do well on the ACT. I would recommend Katherine to anyone looking for a tutor.”

Mary S., Parent

“Shawn and I were extremely happy with Summit and his tutor. She was sweet and patient, knowledgeable and personable. She gave Shawn the confidence and support, along with techniques to apply on the test.”

Tracie N., Parent

“David was wonderful! He was able to meet with our son Max, assess his strengths and weaknesses, and work with him to improve his ACT scores. His score increase was much larger than we were expecting! I can see David’s work with Max carrying over into his classes as well, as he is now getting As in English, while he has never done so before.”

Amanda B., Parent

“Mike was my daughter's ACT tutor and we were very happy working with him. Mike communicated every aspect of the tutoring process with us from our time schedule to the details of the ACT and his follow-up was 100%. Mike taught the ACT content clearly, explained the many ways to navigate the test through managing time, etc. He instilled confidence in my daughter that she would not have attained without him. Thank you.”

Elaine E., Parent

When should I take the ACT?

Once we’ve worked with you to decide which test your student should take, the next step is to determine when they should take it. The best time for your student to take the test depends on when they’ll have the most time to prepare for it in the weeks leading up to test day. Generally, students spend 10 – 16 weeks preparing for the test and take it twice before senior year.

Your Program Director will work with you to determine the best time to take the test during the year, based on your student’s schedule and goals. Keep in mind that most students will take the test two to three times before they are done.

2022-23 ACT TEST SCHEDULE

ACT DATEREGISTRATION DEADLINELATE FEE REGISTRATION DEADLINEMULTIPLE-CHOICE SCORE RELEASE DATE*
September 10, 2022August 5August 19September 20
October 22, 2022September 16September 30November 1
December 10, 2022 (TIR) November 4November 11December 20
February 11, 2023January 6January 20February 21
April 15, 2023 (TIR)March 10March 24April 11
June 10, 2023 (TIR)May 5May 19June 20
July 15, 2023June 16June 23July 25
*Writing Scores are normally available about 2 weeks after multiple-choice scores
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Meet Some of Our Top Tutors

Alex Whittlesey

Alex graduated from McGill University with a B.Com. in Finance, and later earned an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut. A Director of Finance & Accounting with Serendipity Labs, he began working for Summit in 2012 because he found it rewarding to help students succeed in achieving their college admissions goals. Fun, easy to relate to, and methodical, he likes to break concepts down for students so that they can get to the root of each question. Alex is a dad and is proficient in Portuguese.

Leslie Greene

Leslie Greene earned her BA in English from Williams College, her JD from the University of Chicago Law School, and a Masters in Secondary Education (English) from Fairfield University.   She began her career as an attorney in Chicago, moved to CT and raised her family, and then turned to teaching and tutoring.  At Summit since 2016, Leslie tutors the SAT, ACT, SSAT and ISEE tests.  She is a good-natured teacher who builds confidence in her students as they master the skills and strategies for the test.  Leslie enjoys cooking, reading with her two book groups (one contemporary fiction and the other early American history non fiction), going to the theater and to art museums and concerts, and spending time with her three grown daughters who live in NYC. College, degree obtained: Williams College, BA, English University of Chicago Law School, JD Fairfield University, MA Education, English

Don Birmingham

In his teaching career, Don has been fortunate enough to have taught at almost every level from AP English courses to Special Education courses in Middle School. Don has also worked with students from a wide variety of backgrounds – from 12th graders preparing for college, to 6th graders who are learning English. Through all these experiences, he has learned a few pretty simple rules for success: develop a respectful and supportive relationship, make sure the students know you’re on their side, figure out what works best for the student, challenge them, and give positive reinforcement when they have success.
College, degree obtained: Amherst College, BA English UMass Amherst, MS Sports Management St. John’s University, MA, Special Education

Aubrey Elson

Aubrey Elson just finished her MFA in Theatre from Florida Atlantic University. With a BA in Theatre and a minor in International Relations from the University of Southern California, Aubrey has balanced her passion for teaching, kids, and academia with her love and interest in the arts. Because of her artistic background, Aubrey’s teaching style  is empathetic, fun, patient, supportive, and enthusiastic, and relies on tailoring her communication of ideas to fit each individual students’ needs and learning style. With virtually perfect GPAs in high school, college, and graduate school, Aubrey understands and helps guide her students through learning and study techniques that ensure success. Outside of tutoring, she teaches speech, acting and voice at the collegiate level. Aubrey is a professional AEA actress who has performed in two national tours, over twenty-five regional shows, and even at Madison Square Garden. She is also finishing her Yoga Teaching Certification, her Restorative Yoga Teaching Certification, and is certified in Unarmed Stage Combat! College, degrees obtained: USC, BA, Theatre Florida Atlantic University, MFA

Lauren Doolan

Lauren is from Peabody, Massachusetts, and she earned her BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing form Emerson College, as well as an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She has worked for Summit since 2012 as a tutor, a Program Director, a trainer, and she has helped write and edit content for our coursebooks. Over her career as a Summit tutor, Lauren has worked with students on both the math and verbal portions of test prep, and has experience as an academic English tutor as well. Outside of Summit, Lauren has spent the last decade in after school programs and conducting adult education classes, doing everything from teaching grammar and punctuation to ESL students to showing seventh graders how to make tacos. Lauren’s style is patient, encouraging, and positive. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. College, degree obtained: Emerson, BA, Writing, Literature, and Publishing Sarah Lawrence, MFA, Fiction writing

Alex Fronduto

Dr. Alex Fronduto earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, his Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University, and his Doctor of Health

Sciences (specializing in health professions education) from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He has taught a variety of high school and college courses as well as has privately tutored students in a variety of subjects. He is currently a faculty member at Northeastern University. He takes an individualized approach with all of his tutees to help them best engage with the material and build their confidence. He most enjoys seeing his students reach their full potential and accomplishing their intended goals. When he is not tutoring, Alex enjoys traveling around the country, working in real estate, and participating in musical theater.

Dave Pyrch

Dave is a high school math teacher in Shelton, CT.  He has taught a wide range of classes including algebra, geometry, precalc, calculus and statistics.  In his free time, Dave volunteers with the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps and is an avid runner.  He has run 5 marathons and is actively training for more.  He is a 2013 graduate from UConn with a BS in Mathematics, BS in Math Education and MA in Curriculum and Instruction. College, degree obtained: UConn, BS Math, BS Math Ed., MA curriculum and instruction

Benjamin Park

Ben Park graduated from MIT with dual degrees in physics and music. Since then he has focused on music composition and has completed his doctorate at the New England Conservatory. In addition to the eight plus years Ben has been tutoring for Summit, he also enjoys hiking and baking and teaching music theory at Boston College (though usually not all at the same time). College, degree obtained: MIT, BS, Physics MIT, BS, Music Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, Master of Music Composition New England Conservatory, Doctorate, Composition

Ron Gorham

Ron Gorham received his BS in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, followed by a PhD in Bioengineering from University of California Riverside. He is a scientist and engineer by training, with a curious mind and passion for understanding how things work. Accordingly, he likes to help students cultivate their inner passion and curiosity, by developing their problem-solving and critical thinking capabilities.  Ron has previous experience as a test prep tutor (SAT, ACT), as well as an academic support tutor in math and science. Outside of work, Ron enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, cycling, and exploring new and exciting places! College, degree obtained: Johns Hopkins, BS, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering UC-Riverside, Ph.D., Bioengineering

Natalie Harrington

Natalie Harrington received her BA in Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences from Wellesley College. She loves to keep busy: she currently works as a Manager at Johnson String Instrument in addition to her part-time role as a one-on-one tutor at Summit. In her spare time Natalie enjoys writing, riding her motorcycle, and traveling to car shows around the country.

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