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Standardized Testing Presentations for Schools and Families

Every year, Summit is asked to give informational talks about the standardized testing process to families, counselors, and faculty at some of the most competitive schools throughout Southern New England and New York. We are proud to be the trusted test preparation partner to so many, and we take that responsibility very seriously. 

A Sensible Approach to Standardized Testing

Each presentation is free, requires no commitment for other services, and always incorporates the most up-to-date information about the testing landscape. Those who attend receive complimentary copies of our popular College Admissions Testing Guide. Our goals are simple: reduce anxiety, increase clarity, and impart confidence to educators and families about the college admissions testing process. 

At Summit, we are dedicated to providing resources that will help schools and families navigate the changing – and oftentimes confusing – standardized testing landscape.  We believe strongly that, with access to more information up front, parents and educators are better equipped to create sensible, individualized test preparation plans that will help reduce stress and improve students’ performance.

To find out how to arrange a presentation for your school or community group, please use the form at right and we’ll contact you as quickly as we can.

Contact Us to Arrange a Presentation for Your School or Community

School Partners

Andover High School, MA Glen Urquhart School, MA North Salem High School, NY The Harvey School, NY
Archbishop Williams High School, MA Greens Farms Academy North Shore Hockey Academy, MA The Hotchkiss School, CT
Atrium School, MA Greenwich Academy, CT Northfield Mount Hermon, MA The Leffell School, NY
Austin Preparatory School, MA Greenwich High School Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Program, MA The Loomis Chaffee School, CT
Avon Old Farms School, CT Groton School, MA Norwood High School, MA The Loomis Chaffee Summer Program, CT
Bancroft School, MA Haldane High School, NY Notre Dame Academy, MA The MacDuffie School, MA
Belmont Day School, MA Hamden Hall Country Day School, CT Pleasantville High School, NY The Master’s School, CT
Belmont High School, MA Hebron Academy, ME Pomfret School, CT The Mead School, CT
Berkshire School, MA Hopkins School, CT Providence Country Day School, RI The Meadowbrook School of Weston, MA
Boston Latin School, MA Hopkinton High School, MA Rectory School, CT The Newman School, MA
Brimmer and May School, MA Immaculate High School, CT Ridgefield High School, CT The Rashi School, MA
Brookline High School, MA John Jay High School, NY Rising Tide Charter School The Roxbury Latin School, MA
Brown University Pre-College Program, RI Kent School, CT Rivers School, MA The Ursuline School, NY
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, MA King Philip Regional High School, MA Rocky Hill School, RI The Williston Northampton School, MA
Canterbury School, CT King School, CT Rye Country Day School, NY The Winchendon School, MA
Canton High School, CT Kingswood Oxford School, CT Rye Country Day Summer, NY Tower School, MA
Catholic Memorial School, MA Lawrence Academy, MA Sacred Heart Greenwich, CT Ursuline Academy, MA
Charles River School, MA Lexington High School, MA Sharon High School, MA Veritas Christian Academy, MA
Cheshire Academy, CT Maimonides School, MA Simsbury High School, CT Waring School, MA
Choate Rosemary Hall, CT Manchester Essex High School, MA St. Andrew’s School, RI Watertown High School, MA
Collegiate School, NY Marianapolis Preparatory School, CT St. George’s School, RI Watkinson School, CT
Dana Hall School, MA Masuk High School, CT St. Joseph High School, CT Wellesley High School, MA
Darien High School, CT Milton Academy, MA St. Luke’s School, CT Westford Academy, MA
Dexter Southfield School, MA Milton High School, MA St. Sebastian’s School, MA Westhill High School, CT
Dover-Sherborn High School, MA Miss Hall’s School, MA Staples High School, CT Weston High School, CT
Eagle Hill School, MA Miss Porter’s School, CT Stoneleigh-Burnham School, MA Weston High School, MA
Farmington High School, CT Moses Brown School, RI Suffield Academy, CT Westover School, CT
Fay School, MA Mount Alvernia High School, MA Swampscott High School, MA Whitby School, CT
Fenway High School, MA Needham High School, MA Taft School Summer Program, CT Wilbraham & Monson Academy, MA
Fessenden School, MA New Canaan Country School Thayer Academy, MA Wilton High School, CT
Fontbonne Academy, MA New Canaan High School, CT The Academy at Penguin Hall, MA Wooster School, CT
Forman School, CT Newton North High School, MA The Ethel Walker School, CT Worcester Academy, MA
Future 5, CT Newton South High School, MA The Fessenden School, MA Xaverian Brothers High School, MA
Gann Academy, MA Noble and Greenough School, MA The Frederick Gunn School, CT

On-Site Practice Tests

Summit believes strongly in the benefits of taking proctored practice tests under realistic conditions.  We can also administer practice tests at your school at a date and time that works best for you.  Our proctors will administer an official test under simulated conditions.  Choose from among SAT, ACT, PSAT, SSAT, and ISEE practice tests.

Contact us to inquire about on-site proctored practice tests for your school or organization.

Individual & Group Score Reporting

Each student will receive a detailed Individual Score Report highlighting individual strengths and areas for improvement. Summit’s Score Report is a starting point when developing a test prep plan for students. Schools will also receive our Group Score Report which provides diagnostic information for your entire cohort of students.

You can also simply refer families to sign up for one of our many free proctored practice tests held throughout the year at Summit locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. Click here to view the latest schedule by location.

Our Presenters


Drew Heilpern

Chief Brand Ambassador

Drew graduated cum laude from Duke University with degrees in Biology and Education. After teaching middle school science, Drew earned his Ph.D. in Immunology from Tufts University. Soon after, Drew began tutoring for Summit, where his enthusiasm as an educator quickly made him one of Summit’s most requested tutors. As Summit’s Chief Brand Ambassador, he gets to pursue his passion of helping to guide educational consultants, school counselors, and families through the standardized testing process.


Charles O’Hearn

President and Founder

While an undergraduate at Yale University, Charlie provided personalized, in-home tutoring services to students in the New Haven area.  Seeing a need for one-on-one, in-home tutoring and test preparation, he launched Summit Educational Group in Wellesley, MA in 1988.  Charlie has written a number of highly regarded test preparation books, which are used by tutoring companies and schools around the country.  He is an expert in the field of tutoring and test preparation and is a frequent speaker and panelist at education conferences, forums, and schools around the country.

Standardized Testing Presentations

Whitney Longworth

Director of Business Development

Whitney graduated cum laude from Connecticut College where she was a selected scholar for the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy.  Her professional background has focused on client relations in both the retail and entertainment fields.  She started as a tutor with Summit before joining the team full-time as a Program Director.  Whitney enjoys collaborating with our school and counselor partners as the Director of Educational Partnerships. Whitney has been an expert panelist and frequent guest speaker at industry conferences including IECA 2017, IECA 2018, and HECA 2018.


Joshua White

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Training

In his role as Director of Curriculum, Joshua oversees the development, implementation, and oversight of Summit’s curriculum, instruction, and training. Prior to his role, Joshua spent 3 years as a Summit tutor and classroom teacher, preparing students for the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, and essay-writing. With over 10 years of tutoring experience, Joshua has taught students from kindergarteners to senior citizens in everything from cooking to computers.


Michael Dean

Michael Dean

Executive Director

Michael received a BA in Film from Emerson College and an MA in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. He has held several different management positions during his 10+ years at Summit, and his customer service focus and integrity make him well suited to his latest role as Executive Director. Michael is highly regarded among school and independent counselors throughout New England and New York as a trusted test prep partner who does all he can on behalf of his clients.


Zdenka Sturm

Assistant Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Training

Zdenka graduated with an Anthropology BA from Harvard, where she was recognized with a Detur Prize and a Center for European Studies Grant. She joined Summit as a tutor in 2007. She is an enthusiastic educator and more recently worked as an Adjunct Instructor in Biology at Cambridge College. In her current role, she assists in the development of Summit’s new curriculum, instruction, and training materials. Zdenka is especially passionate about mathematics and enjoys studying abstract algebra and number theory in her spare time.

What Customers Are Saying ….

  • "When the head of my school asked me to look for a reputable test prep agency, I did not have to look far.  As such it has been my pleasure for the last ten years to be associated with Summit.  The group is one of the most reputable and ethical organizations in the field of test preparation."

    John Merrill Former Director of College Counseling at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School
  • "Summit's approach to test prep is informed, thoughtful and principled. Their tutors turn down the temperature on a very stressful part of the college process, helping students keep it in perspective. They keep abreast of trends and changes so students are in the best possible position when they sit for the tests. In this wide field of test prep companies, Summit is a standout!"

    Betsy Feiner Co-Director of College Counseling, Greenwich Academy
  • As a Director of College Counseling, I find it reassuring to know that when a family engages Summit, we can rest assured that you and your team will work with this student and his or her parents with the utmost care, concern and professionalism.

    Michael Denning Head of Upper School, Noble and Greenough School
  • There are many “test prep” organizations available, but none that are as appropriate for and focused on the needs of our students as that of Summit Educational Group. Our students and their families benefit from the individualized approach.

    Amy Swords Director of College Advising, Kingswood-Oxford School
  • Summit is an extremely responsive, flexible and professional organization. When students ask me about test prep options, I always begin by mentioning Summit.

    Jennifer Graham Director of College Counseling, The Winsor School
  • "Summit has presented to our parents, trustees and faculty on different occasions. The message is clear, educated, and reassuring to all audiences. Their obvious commitment to providing the best test prep and information on standardized testing has been a critical part of our college program's momentum."

    Ann Selvitelli Director of College Counseling, Suffield Academy

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