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 the AP exam in May, we can help.

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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. Oftentimes, students will request a longer AP tutoring program to add an AP exam prep focus near the end of the school year, as the May test approaches.

When your student works with Summit for AP exam prep, they will learn insider strategies on how to master AP test-taking, fill in their knowledge gaps in one-on-one sessions with highly qualified tutors, and take practice AP exams to boost their confidence and track their progress.

The most common AP exam prep program consists of four to six 90-minute weekly sessions leading up to exam day. With a focus on AP exam prep, students learn strategies and approaches to answering the various types of test questions, a breakdown of how the points are awarded, and effective skills for taking the AP exam. 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.

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

Don’t see your AP course listed? Not a problem — these are just a few of the many AP subjects we tutor!

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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 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

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

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

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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