AP Subject Tutoring and Exam Prep

The movement toward test-optional admissions has intensified competition at selective colleges. Taking and performing well in AP courses help students demonstrate their readiness for the rigors of college-level work. Many institutions report that a student’s successful AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions.

Whether you’re looking for ongoing AP subject support throughout the school year or the opportunity to review with an expert and prepare for AP exams held in May, we can help.

Summit AP Workshops

Our virtual workshops, led by Summit’s expert tutors, will include:

  • An overview of the AP exam and the content covered
  • Strategies and approaches for Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Strategies and approaches for Free-Response Questions
  • Practice AP exams, on their schedule, including individualized feedback and scoring
  • Opportunities to ask questions to an expert tutor
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How It Works

Your AP subject matter expert is a hand-picked tutor matched to your student’s learning style, personality, and goals.

One-on-one AP subject tutoring provides students with targeted support and additional instruction to help them excel. Students typically meet with their Summit AP tutor once per week for 90 minutes, though the exact timing and length of tutoring sessions is customized to individual student schedules and needs.

When your student works with Summit for one-on-one AP exam prep, they will learn insider strategies on how to master AP test-taking, approaches to answering the various types of test questions, a breakdown of how the points are awarded, effective skills for taking the AP exam as well as fill in any knowledge gaps. The most common AP exam prep program consists of four to six 90-minute weekly sessions leading up to exam day. The program builds confidence prior to the test, ensuring your student’s hard work studying throughout the year won’t be negated by exam-day nerves and test confusion.

Students will also take AP practice exams to boost their confidence and track their progress. These practice AP exams play a critical role in pinpointing areas for your student to focus on to score to their highest potential. The score report provides a detailed level of feedback, including what you did well and what you can do to improve your score, helping the tutor develop a playbook for a very targeted program.

Most-requested AP tutoring programs:

HUMANITIES

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

AP U.S. History

AP U.S. Government and Politics

AP World History – Modern

AP European History

AP Human Geography

MATH & SCIENCE

AP BIOLOGY

AP CALCULUS AB

AP CALCULUS BC

AP CHEMISTRY

AP PHYSICS C – MECHANICS

AP PHYSICS C – ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

AP STATISTICS

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“Susan is outstanding!! She truly loves history and it shows. She is flexible, prompt and very engaging. My daughter loved working with her. We will be using her for AP History next year.”

Chris S., Parent

“We LOVE Jackie. I am so happy it’s such a good fit. Even in the relatively brief time she’s been working with us, Maddie has achieved excellent grades on things Jackie helped her with.”

Val E., Parent

“Brian has not only helped us with Honors Chemistry with great results but with AP Bio as well. In addition to his expertise on many subjects and standardized exams, his teaching is professional and well-adjusted to student’s learning styles. We were lucky to work with such a good tutor.”

Joan F., Parent

“John listened to Katie’s concerns and tailored an approach to help her with her Geometry frustration. She’s feeling ready to take the upcoming exam!”

Becky L., Parent

“Lily is the absolute best. She actually does the impossible: makes the tutoring fun and not too stressful.”

Caroline G., Parent

“Mary Kate is an excellent tutor. She connected right away with Charlotte which put Charlotte at ease and made the learning process that much stronger. She did a great job of explaining the material and if Charlotte didn’t understand the concept she was able to explain it a different way.”

Leona Y., Parent

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Meet Some of Our Top Tutors

Lauren Doolan

Lauren is from Peabody, Massachusetts and has worked as a tutor for Summit since 2012. Her teaching style is patient, encouraging, and positive. She loves helping students gain confidence and master new skills. She has a BA in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College and an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She’s worked in after school programs and adult education classes, doing everything from teaching grammar and punctuation to ESL students to showing seventh graders how to make tacos. In her spare time she enjoys reading, sewing, cooking, and traveling.

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

Carol Margolis

Carol Margolis received a BA in English and American Literature from Harvard University, and an MAT in Secondary English Education from Washington University. She teaches English at Dedham High School, and has tutored for the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, and subject tests for Summit. In her free time, Carol enjoys traveling and going to the theater. College, degree obtained: Harvard, BA, English and American Literature Washington University, MA, Secondary English education

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

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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