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Our Tutors

The promise of Summit comes to life every time
one of our tutors walks through the door of a student’s home.

Meet some of our expert tutors:

  • Susan Dane
    Susan Dane

    Susan has been tutoring for Summit since 2010 in all areas of the SAT, ACT, and SSAT.
    She completed undergraduate studies at UMass Amherst, and is now pursuing a graduate degree in Art Education. She enjoys sewing, quilting, and a variety of other creative pursuits.

  • Samir Youssef
    Samir Youssef

    Samir earned his B.S. and M.S. in Optical Sciences & Engineering from the University of Arizona. A Senior Design Engineer at ASML, he has tutored SAT/ACT Math as well as Physics and other academic subjects with Summit since 2014. Samir is respectful, confident, and detail-oriented. He is a supportive and patient tutor who provides guidance as needed to build students’ confidence in their own potential.

  • Roni Weiss
    Roni Weiss

    Roni graduated from the University of Washington with dual degrees in English and Drama at the age of 18. A Summit tutor since 2013, he has taught test prep classes at Rye Country Day, Rippowam Cisqua, and New Canaan Country School. With his personable and flexible teaching style, he has helped students in NY and CT achieve their potential on a variety of tests. Outside of his work with Summit, Roni is a social media/marketing consultant and event producer in the travel industry and runs Travel Unity, a nonprofit focused on increasing diversity in the travel space. He has traveled to over 70 countries, including every country in Europe.

  • Natalie Harrington
    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.

  • Michaela Copenhaver
    Michaela Copenhaver

    Michaela is a graduate of Princeton University with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She began tutoring with Summit in 2014. Charming and expert, she takes an engineer’s approach to tutoring, creating systems for solving problems. Outside of Summit, she is a full-time competitive rower and holds a world record for indoor rowing as well as several national titles. Her hobbies include running, baking, and reading.

  • Linda Libert
    Linda Libert

    Linda Libert has been a cross-trained Summit tutor since 2006. With degrees in teaching and communication she also does classroom programs and conducts corporate training. Additionally, Linda teaches public speaking courses for a non-profit organization, and
    she patrols as “the grammar police“ doing freelance proofreading/editing. When not working, Linda enjoys outdoor sports & travel with her husband, photography, art, choir and frequent servings of gourmet dark chocolate.

  • Lauren Doolan
    Lauren Doolan

    Lauren is from Peabody, Massachusetts where she’s worked as a tutor for Summit since 2012. She has a BA in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College and an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Over the past decade, she’s worked in after school programs, adult education classes, and several bookstores, 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, cooking, and traveling.

  • Irene Eide
    Irene Eide

    Irene earned her B.A. at Middlebury College, where she studied Political Science, Classics, and Italian. Since 2004, she has taught and tutored a wide range of subjects, including Italian, Biology, and Philosophy. Irene joined Summit in 2011 and employs a calm, straightforward, and adaptable teaching style. She has high expectations of her students, but is also sympathetic because they can be so busy. She is a mother who enjoys outdoor activities (sailing, rowing, etc.), cooking, and classical music.

  • Erin Sinclair
    Erin Sinclair

    Erin Sinclair graduated from Cornell University in 2007 with her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She later earned her Master of Education in School Counseling from Boston University. Currently, Erin is a high school guidance counselor and also tutors students for the ISEE, SSAT, and SAT. Erin enjoys running; she has completed 7 half marathons to date and looks forward to her next one this October.

  • Carol Margolis
    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.

  • Benjamin Park
    Benjamin Park

    Ben Park graduated from MIT with dual degrees in physics and music. Since then he has focused on music composition and is currently working on his doctorate at the New England Conservatory. In addition to writing music and tutoring and teaching for Summit, Ben also enjoys hiking and baking (though usually not at the same time).

  • Alex Whittlesey
    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 Business Analyst at HomeServe USA, he began working for Summit for 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.

From Our Tutors

  • “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.

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