Our Approach

Our Approach to One-On-One Tutoring

As a Summit client, you get more than a tutor. You have an entire team of experts dedicated to your student’s success. Your program director serves as your personal advisor and carefully matches your student with one of our expert tutors. In addition, our vast network of resources — including proven proprietary course materials and curricula — is always accessible to you along the way.

We recognize that every student is unique — in personality, learning style, in goals. That is why we customize each of our programs to fit the individual, putting the student’s well-being front and center.

Our Proven Process

Initial Diagnostic
Individualized Tutoring Plan
Tutor Matching
One-on-One Tutoring
Practice Tests and Progress Checks Along the Way
Achieve Your Goal

Initial Diagnostic

Whether your focus is test prep, academic tutoring, or one-on-one accelerated math and writing programs, successful tutoring programs begin with a baseline diagnostic assessment. We use the results to customize the program for your student. Students in our academic programs start with an initial skill assessment. Test prep students begin by taking an official proctored practice test.

Individualized Tutoring Plan

From the first phone call, we make the success of your student our number one priority. Our Program Directors will recommend the right tutoring program for your student. While every program varies slightly, our typical programs are 12 to 16 weekly sessions lasting 90 minutes. Everything is customized to be as flexible as possible. There are no minimum or maximum number of sessions for any of our programs.

Tutor Matching

No two students are alike, which is why tutor matching is a critical element of our process. We carefully consider each student’s personality, learning style, and goals to match them with the right tutor. Our tutors are passionate teachers who know how to motivate, build confidence, and raise scores and grades.

One-on-One Tutoring

One-on-one tutoring is the best way to effectively and directly teach students. Each tutoring session is geared to your student and takes place in your home or online, on your schedule. We work with your student to set specific goals, customize lessons, and evaluate progress along the way. A continuous assessment of needs and customization is at the core of every Summit program.

Practice Tests and Progress Checks Along the Way

Checkpoints throughout all of our tutoring programs are an important means of gauging student progress. Students in test prep programs apply their newly-acquired skills and strategies by taking practice tests in a simulated environment. Results from practice tests inform future sessions as tutors and students continue to work together toward their score goals.

Our tutors in academic programs also measure student progress toward key goals. These goals can be based on major assignments from school courses, or they can be more advanced tasks that push students to achieve the highest levels of mastery in a subject.

Achieve Your Goal

We’re committed to helping our students achieve their goals…and we know we’ve been successful: 85% of our families are referred to us by school counselors, educational consultants, and other families we’ve worked with. They’ve all seen firsthand how Summit’s approach builds confidence and maximizes grades and test scores.

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