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College Preparation | SUMMIT ACT PREP ™


    Extensive experience & expertise will help you be ready for college with SUMMIT ACT PREP ™. We use authentic retired or actual © tests for determining your benchmark ACT Test composite. The ACT © practice tests provide the best measurement versus those that some tutoring organizations have created on their own. Using an unofficial ACT practice test can mean inaccurate practice test results.

    The SUMMIT TEST PREP Syllabus ™ is a warm up tool providing samples & problems in all 4 subject areas. The Syllabus diagnoses your skill in all subject areas, weak & strong. We have seen many students achieve an average composite score of 2-3 points up after completion of our Test Syllabus, even without any prep.. Composite scores move 6 - 9 points up when multiple ACT tests have been taken.


    High school student's & their parents are thinking about real dollar savings opportunities for university academic scholarships. We often "coach" high school students & families to help in college planning.

    Students we have helped often receive $10,000 - $50,000 per year to full-ride ($60,000+) scholarships. We are gratified to have helped students enter the University of their choice, often with Direct Admit into the College desired.


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why choose us?



College competition is keen and our ACT PREP prepares students to reach for their best ACT scores, even the Coveted Perfect 36.

A higher ACT score can enable additional choices for universities you favor. It can also impact whether your son or daughter might qualify for an academic scholarship, making a difference of thousands of dollars/year in a university's tuition. It can mean less debt upon graduation and reduce your financial education burden while helping your daughter or son acquire a fine university or college education.

Feeling pressure, High School Juniors and Seniors work very hard to achieve their best score on the ACT tests.

SUMMIT ACT PREP ™ offers razor edge focus ACT Test PREP. We use ACT Barron's English & Reading and ACT Barron's Math & Science resources. We ensure that you will receive customized and individualized assistance on this high stakes test. We are strongly committed to helping you improve your subject and composite ACT scores.

The foundation for SUMMIT ACT PREP ™ stems from and began at Naperville Tutoring,

We serve Naperville area students & reach across the U.S. through SKYPE & FaceTime. Naperville Tutoring offers in-person Small Group SAT & ACT PREP Classes, One-on-One SAT & ACT PREP, SUMMIT ACT & SUMMIT SAT PREP ™.





Joan is a Certified Illinois Teacher. She founded Naperville Tutoring in 1987. Over the last three decades she has guided hundreds of families to successful experiences with subject tutoring and standardized tests. She taught in Michigan, California and Illinois.

Joan, Founder & Principal of Naperville Tutoring, leads development of innovative SAT & ACT PREP programs to enable High School Juniors and Seniors to access competitive Universities of their choice, often with scholarships awarded. Joan oversees one-on-one private & small group class programs.

She holds a Bachelors of Science; Math and Science Major, a partial MBA.

Joan was a Math and Science teacher, worked at IBM Corporation in Sales, Marketing, Channel Operations, Education, Sales and Technical OS/2 2.0 Instructor/Developer | Created & Managed an Education Program - Adopted Nationally at IBM.

She loves working with middle school and high school students, taught in the Chicago Literacy Reading Program, has a sense of caring, enthusiasm, humor and desire to provide high quality education. "We are very happy and rewarded to learn that our students achieved their test goals and above as are the students and their families. The best part of tutoring is watching a student’s confidence grow and hearing about student's dreams for college and career coming true."

Joan provides students comprehensive ACT PREP instruction in English grammar and punctuation required for high scores in the English ACT Test. Test scores move up 5-10 points in English; English scores soar to 34-35.

Reading & pacing strategies taught by Joan help students complete the Reading test in a challenging time requirement, minimize anxiety while improving student focus & accuracy. English and Reading ACT Test strategies enable better focus, greater accuracy and pacing required for the Math and Science Sections.

She loves hanging out with her husband & dog; enjoys traveling, and loves to fish in Florida & Wisconsin.



Paul holds a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota; M.B.A. from University of St. Thomas

Paul was honored as "Valedictorian" and scored in the "99th percentile” on his Graduate Management Admissions Test. Paul has the ability to absorb large amounts of information in a short time and produce quality results from that information. He has a solid understanding of, and a passion for education, technology and business

Paul is a Founder & Principal of Naperville Tutoring. 

He tutors middle school and high school students in all math and science subjects. We welcome all curriculum subjects except foreign language -- Regular, honors, and AP levels.

Paul provides comprehensive ACT & SAT PREP instruction in math, scientific data analysis, and analytical reasoning. These skills are required for high scores in the ACT Math & Science Sections & SAT Math Section. He helps student scores soar to the 30's in the ACT Test and equivalent scores in the SAT Test.

Thorough understanding of complex concepts in Math & Science is necessary and clearly explaining these concepts is Paul's mission & forte. He provides multiple approaches to solving problems to help students test well. Paul's warm personality fits well with students and he really enjoys working with every student.

Prior to tutoring students, Paul was a Marketing Manager and Vice President of Marketing at four high tech companies, while maintaining his engineering roots.  Paul has three patents to his name. 

Paul has had a career of accomplishment in:

• Electronics Engineering
• New product design and development
• Business and Product line Management
• Strategic North American & International Marketing
• Acquisition analysis
• Training of 1,000+ employees in technical aspects of medical, telecommunications and control products

Paul loves to write and is a Canon 5 Star Master Photographer. He loves to hang out with his wife & dog too.

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We guarantee SUMMIT ACT PREP ™ expertise. You will be in good hands with SUMMIT ACT PREP ™ . We realize this is a high stakes test.









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How we feel

As your instructors, we are committed to help you accomplish your short and longer range goals for your ACT Test Composite score.


Our passion is to influence, develop and preserve a strong positive attitude and a love of learning. By strengthening your skills in all ACT Test subject areas, English, Math, Reading and Science, you will improve your results in the ACT Test as well as improve your academic skills in high school, college and in life.

test strategies

We provide test strategies in each subject area, improving student's radar in detection of the various type-cast questions. Each student learns how to identify when the test question may detour, side-track or attempt to trick them, leading them to select the incorrect answer. Test Strategies can impact a student's pacing, accuracy, focus and potential to further excel on the ACT test. 


Confidence leads to improvement of all ACT Subject areas of English, Math, Reading and Science, resulting in a higher composite score.