Summit’s one-on-one Peak Math and Writing Courses are designed to strengthen students’ understanding of key concepts and increase their confidence. These customized courses, 1-1 Peak Math and 1-1 Peak Writing, are taught by a select group of Summit’s highly qualified teachers.
The course curricula focus on important topics that students need to master to accelerate their learning in math and improve their writing. These skills also help to offset any learning loss that occurred during the pandemic.
We developed math courses to serve students in Grades 4-10 and writing courses for Grades 6-11.
For our younger students, the most important goal is to build their confidence in their academic skills so that they can pursue challenging academic opportunities in high school and be successful.
For our 8th through 10th grade students, we have observed shifts in the standardized testing landscape for college admissions. Clear trends point to an even greater emphasis on academic performance and rigor of curriculum in future college admission decisions. Our mission is to continue to help prepare students for the next steps in their educational journey. With Summit’s expertise in one-on-one tutoring, we are uniquely positioned to help future college applicants stand out academically and become skilled problem solvers and writers.
Peak Math Courses
Summit offers six different 1-1 Peak Math courses: Grade 4 Math, Grade 5 Math, Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry. The goal of these courses is to bring the student immersive, engaging content that will help ensure success now and in future math classes. The skills and strengths developed in these courses will lead to eager engagement with math. Through this challenging program students also learn the importance of perseverance, risk-taking, and creative problem-solving and are prepared to tackle the challenging material that they will see in their more advanced honors and AP math courses.
Peak Reading and Writing Program
For our younger students (grades 6-8) our 1-1 Peak Reading and Writing program focuses on helping students to develop stronger reading and writing skills as they are introduced to the foundations of essay writing. The goal of the program is to increase student confidence in their writing abilities, so they are prepared to tackle the more challenging writing assignments that they will encounter as they progress in school.
Through this program students will improve their active reading skills to improve their overall reading comprehension. Our tutors use an “empathy-based” approach: we teach writing essays by starting with how to read well, and then we shift our focus to how we can craft essays that complement what we have learned about reading. Students will learn strategies about how to find and summarize the main idea of passages and individual paragraphs. Through examining sample essays, students will also learn how to structure arguments and how to effectively communicate them. At the end of the program students will write their own 4-paragraph essay to demonstrate what they have learned throughout the program.
Peak Analytical Writing Program
For our high school students, our 1-1 Peak Analytical Writing course focuses on teaching students to master analytical writing—the most important, most challenging, and most frequent type of writing that students encounter in high school and college. In this engaging program, students learn how to better structure their essays, deepen their analysis, develop their arguments, and create quality supportive examples that showcase their true writing skills. This level of preparation and skills development will help students prepare for honors, advanced placement (AP), and other higher-level English classes as well as other subjects requiring strong written communication.