Careers at Summit

OUR COMPANY

With 32 years of experience and a commitment to focusing on the individual student, Summit is a leader among standardized test preparation and tutoring providers nationwide. Independently owned, our headquarters is in Newton, MA, with regional offices in New Canaan, CT, and White Plains, NY. Our clients are families seeking exceptional, customized educational services.

We raise test scores and improve grades, and we do it by recruiting and hiring the brightest tutors and maintaining a lively, hard-working, and collaborative education-focused culture. Summit provides one-on-one in-home test preparation and tutoring, runs classes throughout the region, and publishes its own branded course materials used by private tutoring companies and schools across the country.

Become part of our growth!

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Summit Educational Group is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive workplace reflective of the communities in which we work and the clients that we serve. We seek to bring together people of varying backgrounds, skills, and experience, recognizing that this leads to a diversity of thought that fuels creativity and enables people to do their best work. We strongly encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

Tutor

Reporting To: Sr. Manager of Tutor and Teacher Services

The Opportunity

The role of Tutor is dynamic, fun, and rewarding. 

This part-time opportunity is perfect for those who love connecting with young adults, are passionate about education, and find true enjoyment in helping others accomplish their goals. 

  • We provide the marketing, billing, industry updates and course materials, paid training, and support, so you can focus on what’s important and enjoyable: helping students succeed!
  • This position is part-time, and you set your hours and caseload. Tutors can work with as few as 3 students or as many as your schedule allows each week.

Your Skill Set:

As a candidate for the role of Tutor you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Understanding of and comfort with explaining ACT and SAT content.
  • A student-centered disposition that prioritizes the learning needs of the young people we serve.
  • Responsible and responsive work ethic, allowing flexibility for student schedule changes.
  • Access to reliable transportation and willingness to travel 30 minutes to students’ homes.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Teaching or tutoring experience is welcomed, but not required.
  • Experience with Learning Differences is a plus.

Compensation:

Upon successful completion and hire, tutors will receive up to a $550 training stipend.

Hourly compensation varies. We evaluate our tutors annually, and reward our best tutors with rate increases. 

How to Apply:

Please complete this application form, and upload your resume. If we think there is a match given this information, a member of the Tutor Services team will reach out to schedule next steps which, amongst other things, will include a qualifying test. 

At Summit Educational Group, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our company.

Program Director, Massachusetts

Reporting to the Director of One-on-One Tutoring

The Opportunity:

Summit Educational Group is seeking an organized, reliable, and relationship-driven leader to join our team as a Program Director. Program Directors play a key role in our organization, providing oversight to our portfolio of tutoring programs, managing our talented tutors, and establishing and building lasting client relationships. This position reports to the Director of One-on-One Tutoring and is a full-time hybrid position based out of our Newton, MA office.

Tasked with oversight of the tutoring programs, the Program Director will service the needs of a group of Summit’s clients, from initial contact through post-program follow up. Our clients come to us with high expectations for their experience, and we seek to exceed those expectations through timely follow-up, a friendly and professional demeanor, and expert knowledge of Summit and the test prep industry as a whole.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage in consultative sales, customizing Summit services to the needs of each family and recommending complementary services to the Summit client base.
  • Manage the student-tutor relationship, including matching process and providing support, guidance, and advice to tutors.
  • Engender trust and build rapport, working alongside families and tutors through regular phone and email check-ins to ensure student progress.
  • Serve as case manager for each family that commits to working with Summit, providing thoughtful and proactive pre- through post-program service.
  • Maintain accurate records of client interactions and tutor-client engagement in support of establishing and maintaining an awareness of the status of tutoring relationships.
  • Develop intimate knowledge of the standardized testing industry and Summit’s tutoring programs.
  • Assist in development of divisional strategic plan.

Your Skill Set

As a candidate for the role of Program Director you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to being of service to others, tirelessly pursuing solutions for our clients and balancing this with the dignity of your colleagues.
  • Nuanced oral and written communication skills with an ability to clearly and concisely convey information.
  • An interest in working as part of a team that supports each other in managing a range of competing responsibilities.
  • An ability to prioritize multiple streams of work with a strong attention to detail.
  • Alignment with Summit’s core values: deeply caring; ethical; accountable; accessible; expert; integrity.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience in the test prep or academic tutoring fields strongly preferred.

Salary, Benefits, and Location:

This is a full-time hybrid position based out of Summit’s office in Newton, MA.

Summit offers a compelling compensation package including competitive salary and performance bonus, 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match, paid time off, dental plan, and a medical plan with fitness club discount. Our Newton, MA office offers ample free parking and a spacious, casual, and friendly environment.

To Apply:

Email a thoughtful cover letter and resume that conveys your interest in the Program Director role and how your skill set is a fit for this opportunity to hr@mytutor.com. We know that community members from marginalized backgrounds often receive negative messaging based on their race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, and sex that prevent them from pursuing opportunities that they believe are a good fit or find interesting. If you are questioning whether you should apply, but believe you meet many of the qualifications above, please do not hesitate to submit your materials.

At Summit Educational Group, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our company.

Program Director, Connecticut

The Opportunity:

Summit Educational Group is seeking an organized, reliable, and relationship-driven leader to join our team as a Program Director. Program Directors play a key role in our organization, providing oversight to our portfolio of tutoring programs, managing our talented tutors, and establishing and building lasting client relationships. This position reports to the Director of One-on-One Tutoring and is a full-time hybrid position based out of our New Canaan, CT office.

Tasked with oversight of the tutoring programs, the Program Director will service the needs of a group of Summit’s clients, from initial contact through post-program follow up. Our clients come to us with high expectations for their experience, and we seek to exceed those expectations through timely follow-up, a friendly and professional demeanor, and expert knowledge of Summit and the test prep industry as a whole.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage in consultative sales, customizing Summit services to the needs of each family and recommending complementary services to the Summit client base.
  • Manage the student-tutor relationship, including matching process and providing support, guidance, and advice to tutors.
  • Engender trust and build rapport, working alongside families and tutors through regular phone and email check-ins to ensure student progress.
  • Serve as case manager for each family that commits to working with Summit, providing thoughtful and proactive pre- through post-program service.
  • Maintain accurate records of client interactions and tutor-client engagement in support of establishing and maintaining an awareness of the status of tutoring relationships.
  • Develop intimate knowledge of the standardized testing industry and Summit’s tutoring programs.
  • Assist in development of divisional strategic plan.

Your Skill Set:

As a candidate for the role of Program Director you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to being of service to others, tirelessly pursuing solutions for our clients and balancing this with the dignity of your colleagues.
  • Nuanced oral and written communication skills with an ability to clearly and concisely convey information.
  • An interest in working as part of a team that supports each other in managing a range of competing responsibilities.
  • An ability to prioritize multiple streams of work with a strong attention to detail.
  • Alignment with Summit’s core values: deeply caring; ethical; accountable; accessible; expert; integrity.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience in the test prep or academic tutoring fields strongly preferred.

Salary, Benefits, and Location:

This is a full-time hybrid position based out of Summit’s office in New Canaan, CT.

Summit offers a compelling compensation package including competitive salary and performance bonus, 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match, paid time off, dental plan, and a medical plan with fitness club discount. Our New Canaan, CT office offers ample free parking and a spacious, casual, and friendly environment.

To Apply:

Email a thoughtful cover letter and resume that conveys your interest in the Program Director role and how your skill set is a fit for this opportunity to hr@mytutor.com. We know that community members from marginalized backgrounds often receive negative messaging based on their race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, and sex that prevent them from pursuing opportunities that they believe are a good fit or find interesting. If you are questioning whether you should apply, but believe you meet many of the qualifications above, please do not hesitate to submit your materials.

At Summit Educational Group, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our company.

Classroom Programs Account Manager

Summit Educational Group is seeking a Classroom Programs Account Manager who is responsible for the logistics and organization of our class program operations in Massachusetts. The individual will manage the execution of all classroom program logistics, acting as the primary point of contact for parent and student communications. Additionally, the Classroom Programs Account Manager will be key in ensuring the delivery of exceptional customer service to all classroom constituents, including students, parents and school partners.

Key Responsibilities:

Classroom Program Customer Service

  • Act as primary customer service representative for Classroom Program students and families
  • Seek opportunities to promote 1-1 tutoring services to existing classroom clients
  • Respond promptly to concerns raised by any classroom program constituent
  • Focus on classroom program quality assurance for all clients  

Divisional Operations

  • Maintain all operational reporting (scorecard metrics) and communicate them to the MA team on a regular basis
  • Organize score reporting for practice tests 
  • Request registration pages and fliers from marketing; proofread copy and test all links before submitting to school partners
  • Manage logistical details regarding school partnerships (class schedule creation and approval, financial aid requests, mailing materials, room numbers, emergency contact information, etc.)
  • Process all classroom registration, billing, and update rosters

Classroom Billing

  • Process and maintain all classroom billing records 
  • Confirm and process all financial aid requests
  • Reconcile revenue reporting regularly to ensure all charges have been collected

Your Skill Set:

As a candidate for the role of Classroom Programs Account Manager you will possess the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Demonstrate exceptional organizational skills, high sense of urgency in completing tasks, and can-do attitude 
  • An ability to prioritize multiple streams of work with a strong attention to detail
  • Nuanced oral and written communication skills with an ability to clearly and concisely convey information in a timely fashion
  • An ability to work as part of a team that supports each other in managing a range of competing responsibilities
  • An ability to handle customer service interactions on the phone in a pleasant and precise manner
  • Alignment with Summit’s core values: deeply caring; ethical; accountable; accessible; expert; integrity
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Benefits and Location:

This is a full-time position in Summit’s office in Newton, MA.

Summit offers a compelling compensation package including competitive salary and performance bonus, 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match, paid time off, employee discount, dental plan, and a medical plan with fitness club discount. All of our office locations offer ample free parking and a spacious, casual, and friendly environment.

To Apply:

Email a thoughtful cover letter and resume that conveys your interest in the Classroom Programs Account Manager position and how your skill set is a fit for this opportunity to hr@mytutor.com. We know that community members from marginalized backgrounds often receive negative messaging based on their race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, and sex that prevent them from pursuing opportunities that they believe are a good fit or find interesting. If you are questioning whether you should apply, but believe you meet many of the qualifications above, please do not hesitate to submit your materials.

At Summit Educational Group, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our company.

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“I love the students. I love that by teaching them, they learn and I learn, too. Plus, I get to work with caring, insightful Summit colleagues who are always willing to brainstorm over any question or problem I pose. I also get to use Summit’s well-written materials to help test-prep students. I feel supported in doing my best.”

Elaine H.

“I have an incredible amount of autonomy in my teaching. I am able to truly customize every program for each student.”

Lev N.

“I love when I hear from students after test results come out, and they are happy with their scores. It’s exciting to see our hard work together pay off in such measurable ways, but also to see the effects that cannot be measured, like increased confidence and decreased test anxiety.”

Michelle H.

“What drew me to Summit over other test prep organizations was the ability to do specialized tutoring and to customize programs to meet my students’ needs. Also, Summit continues to work to develop us as educators. We are offered opportunities to learn new skills and get additional training.”

Tonya P.

“The flexibility, the quality of the curriculum, the ability to reach a diverse group of students, and feeling like you make a difference in the life of a child.”

Terri D.

“I appreciate the teamwork at Summit that allows me to focus on tutoring rather than all the other necessary, but non-tutoring tasks required. The office’s support means that I can focus on working with my students to maximize their potential.”

Wes I.