Our Team

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David Blobaum

Co-Founder | Co-Owner

David Blobaum is a nationally recognized expert on standardized exams and college admissions. He graduated from the University of Chicago with honors both from the college and in his major, and he received his Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology. In college, he took seriously the University of Chicago’s aim of a “Renaissance” or well-rounded education and took courses in 17 different disciplines, ranging from Statistics and Economics to Philosophy and Art History. Since then, he has devoted himself to helping students reach their potential on the SAT and ACT and, more broadly, to help them succeed through education. In addition to leading Summit Prep, he is on the Board of Directors for the National Test Prep Association and serves as its Director of Outreach to help highlight how academic standards can help students, schools, and society.

Click here for David’s media appearance page. Below are some of those interviews.

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Eva Addae

Co-Founder | Co-Owner

Eva Addae is a graduate of the University of Chicago. She is a nationally recognized advocate for equity in education, specifically surrounding standardized testing. Dissatisfied with the “one size fits all” approach to education, Eva set out to create a program for customized instruction. Along with her business partner, she developed the company’s Adaptive Learning Indexes from over 20 years of past SATs & ACTs that allow teachers to create a tailored curriculum that targets each student’s individual needs. Her personal philosophy is “only by knowing how one learns can knowledge be imbued and the joy of education discovered.”

You can find Eva’s media appearances here:

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Ryan

Executive Educational Consultant

After scoring a 36 on the ACT and a 2370 (out of 2400) on the SAT in 10th grade, Ryan went from being a recruited athlete to starting a volunteer tutoring network for athletes. After graduating from the University of Scranton with a BA in History, a BS in Secondary Education, and minors in Mathematics, Literature and Philosophy, Ryan worked in the public school system (PA and NYC) for 6 years teaching AP Histories, English (Lit/Lang), Econ, and Psych. For the past fifteen years, he has had one simple goal: each student walks away knowing he or she can surpass any limit.

Whether teaching Math, Science, or English, Ryan will always employ the most personalized approach he can, with a firm belief that every student is fundamentally different and therefore deserves different approaches.

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Patrick

Executive Educational Consultant

As a university professor and longtime tutor in literature and writing, Patrick has been deeply involved in standardized test prep, college essay editing, and humanities teaching for the past 15 years. His own high school scores included Finalist standing as a National Merit Scholar and a 1560 (800 verbal, 760 math) SAT score. He then attended Johns Hopkins University on the Hodson Merit Scholarship, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a triple major in Writing, English, and Art History. From there, he earned advanced degrees in the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars (MFA, 2010) and the McGill Department of English (MA, 2012), teaching at each university during his time as a graduate student.

Patrick currently specializes in SAT/ACT/PSAT prep, SSAT/ISEE prep, AP English prep (both Language and Literature), AP History prep (American, European, Art History), and college essay consulting. He also tutors the verbal portions of the GRE and GMAT. Before joining Summit Prep, he actively taught courses and created curriculum materials in all of these areas.

Note from Summit Prep: Patrick is a preeminent expert on the SAT Verbal section. He has written more practice questions for the Verbal section of the digital SAT than probably any other individual in the world, and his content is licensed in books and digital SAT platforms and — of course — used by Summit Prep.

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Kyosuke

Executive Educational Consultant

Kyosuke graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Mathematics and a concentration in Physics. Before coming to Summit Prep, he worked as a teaching assistant for undergraduate physics, tutored at inner city schools for standardized tests, and created an ACT prep course.

Kyosuke discovered his passion for teaching early in high school when he began tutoring middle schoolers that were struggling with math. He was surprised to find out that these students’ difficulties had nothing to do with the subject and everything to do with the often unintuitive methods they were taught in class. Since then, he has loved helping students discover their personal approach to problem solving. When preparing students for standardized tests, he places additional emphasis on efficient problem solving and time management.

In his free time, Kyosuke enjoys playing soccer, reading about science, and finding investment opportunities.

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Vincent

Executive Educational Consultant

Vincent is a Yale graduate and holds a Ph.D in Mathematics from Stony Brook University. He has done research in Mathematics and Machine Learning (Artificial Intelligence).

He has been teaching and tutoring in Mathematics and the Sciences since he was young. When working one-on-one, he takes the time to get to know each student and is then quickly able to explain topics in ways most suited to each person. He reinforces explanations through repetition and shows students alternative methods to solve each question in order to add to their knowledge base of strategies and techniques. When it comes to preparing students for standardized exams, he additionally teaches students how to find answers quickly yet calmly.

Vincent enjoys running and cycling, has competed at the National level in these sports, and also currently serves as a health and fitness coach.

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Jonece

Executive Educational Consultant

Jonece holds an A.B. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University and an M.S. in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology from Northcentral University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Howard University. Her passions for both science and education came from her parents: a former biologist and chemist who have been working in primary and secondary education for the past twenty years. Jonece followed in their footsteps by becoming a middle school teacher in Harlem before moving to Summit Prep.

Everyone’s relationship with learning differs based on their unique set of experiences, so Jonece strives to understand her students not only as learners but as people. Her primary goal is to support her students holistically and set them up for continued success, academically and otherwise. She specializes in ACT, SAT, ISEE & SSAT prep, as well as essay writing and math up to precalculus. When not working, Jonece enjoys reading, listening to music, and dancing.

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Meredith

Expert Educational Consultant

Meredith graduated from Ithaca College with a BA in Environmental Studies and concentrations in Anthropology, Biology, Ecology, and Land Management. Her passion for teaching began at age 14 when she provided phonics and math tutoring for families within her community. Since then, her love of teaching has only grown exponentially and she has been a specialized standardized test tutor since 2015. She continues to find approaches to best fit the needs of every student: delivering positive, analytical, and impactful sessions so that students can reach their full potential. When she is not at Summit Prep, Meredith enjoys reading, singing, and dancing.

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Kristen

Expert Educational Consultant

Kristen graduated with high honors from the University of Scranton. She holds a B.S. in Biology, as well as minors in Biochemistry and Psychology. Throughout her educational career, Kristen pursued her passion for helping students succeed through working as a peer tutor and private instructor. She is devoted to encouraging students to believe in themselves, their abilities, and their infinite capability to improve. She believes that a successful student blooms from a confident, supported student.

Kristen tutors all sections of the ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT, and HSPT, in addition to the Biology SAT Subject Test, AP Biology Exam, and AP Psychology Exam. She can also tutor students in Mathematics (up to Pre-calculus), all biology courses, psychology, writing, and all K-8 subjects. In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, crafting, solving all types of puzzles, and reading.

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Kirill

Expert Educational Consultant

Kirill graduated from Stony Brook University with a B.S. in Biochemistry where he immersed himself as deeply as possible into the world of science, studying classes that ranged from the fundamentals (biology, chemistry, and physics) to the more intriguing (cancer genetics, physiology, pathology, etc). He did some informal tutoring in undergrad but it was while in medical school that he began tutoring more – so much so that after four years of medical school he had realized that he loved teaching science and medicine more than he liked practicing it. Instead of continuing as a doctor, he pursued what he found to be his passion and calling: teaching. 

For the last 8 years he has been helping students prepare for academic subjects (particularly in the sciences) and standardized tests (the MCAT, SAT, ACT, etc). He aims not just to instill knowledge but also to cultivate a passion for it. In his free time, Kirill enjoys mountain biking, sky diving, and surfing.

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Brandon

Expert Educational Consultant

Brandon majored in Computer Engineering at NJIT where he discovered his passion for teaching. Brandon first took the SAT in 5th grade for the Johns Hopkins Summer Program and went on to score an 800 on the SAT Math in high school and 5’s on the AP Calculus BC, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, and AP Statistics exams. 

Brandon initially pursued a career in programming and computer engineering, working at multiple software and design companies, but found teaching and helping students succeed to be much more fulfilling.

Since beginning as a private tutor and classroom teacher 5 years ago, Brandon has helped his students achieve perfect scores on their standardized tests (SAT, ACT, APs, etc) and improve their understanding of school subjects. He also teaches coding classes in Python, Java, and C++.  He believes that every student is unique in their thought processes and once the optimal technique for learning is found, the student can reach their maximum potential.

In his free time, Brandon loves playing or watching basketball, hiking, or just spending time with family and friends.

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Anika

Professional Educational Consultant

Anika graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Health Disparities. She did graduate studies in Health Sciences at the University of St. Augustine for two years before switching career paths to Physical Therapy. While studying Physical Therapy, she started tutoring and realized she had a love for teaching. Equipped with knowledge from the liberal arts to the sciences, she was able to help students of all grade levels in a wide range of subjects. From 2016-2022 she worked with students throughout the greater Miami area, gaining experience with K-12 as well as students with special learning needs such as dyspraxia, dyslexia, and ADHD. She helps students prepare for many standardized exams: AP, SAT, ACT, ISEE, HSPT, SSAT, IB, and more.

Anika has spent her time dabbling in a bit of everything. She is a daughter of immigrants, has traveled extensively, and has spent much of her life experiencing culture in a developing country. She is an artist who had a gallery show in high school, was a classical Bengali dancer in college, has worked in women’s shelters as a trained Domestic Violence Advocate, and can speak 4 languages fluently. She aspires to help kids build the foundational steps of their lives so they can enter adulthood confidently and contribute to beautifying and enriching society.

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Isaac

Professional Educational Consultant

Isaac graduated with a B.S. double major in Mathematics and Physics. Though he initially started his career in the aerospace industry, he fell more and more in love with his side hustle: helping students to excel academically. Eventually he turned his full attention to that pursuit and has never been happier seeing his students succeed. He works with students of all ages, from grade school to college, and specializes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. His favorite skill to teach is how to think critically, and he loves explaining why developing the ability to do so is crucial for success. He believes patience and understanding are key to cultivating an optimal learning environment.

In his free time, he loves to explore applied Mathematics and how the world is built upon Math. His hobbies include rock-climbing, drumming, and hiking.

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Will

Professional Educational Consultant

Will holds a B.S. in Biology with a specialization in Endocrinology from the University of Chicago. His passion for teaching began when he volunteered with Peer Health Exchange, an organization that taught health education to high school freshmen throughout the Chicago public school system.

Will loves to teach and talk about all things science, and enjoys helping students reach all of their standardized testing goals. He brings patience, compassion, and enthusiasm to his students, and recognizes that these qualities are essential to a positive learning environment.

 

When he isn’t working, Will loves to be outdoors and enjoys rock climbing, surfing, and hiking.

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Robert

Professional Educational Consultant

Robert graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. He began tutoring students for the SAT, ACT, SSAT and ISEE in 2014. He thoroughly enjoys interacting with students and helping them optimize their standardized test scores. In addition to standardized test prep, Robert also tutors students in a variety of academic subjects, including AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. History, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Robert firmly believes that erudition is the cornerstone of life and, if provided with the requisite foundational tools, every student can achieve success.

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Leo

Professional Educational Consultant

An alumnus of Rowan University, Leo graduated with a BS in Physics, minor in Mathematics, and a concentration in computer programming. During his time in college, Leo did years of research for the physics department at Rowan University and the Department of Energy, where he most recently worked on radio frequency engineering for dark matter experiments at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Leo has been in the education industry for the last three years, having tutored K-12 to college level students and been a graduate student TA where he independently ran and graded multiple physics lab sections.


As a former student of Summit Prep, Leo was able to achieve impressive scores, including 1520 on the SAT, 800 on SAT Math II, and 790 on SAT Physics; he recognizes the tremendous impact academic guidance can have on students, especially when they are young and impressionable. At Summit Prep, Leo specializes in AP Physics I/II, AP Physics C, AB/BC Calculus, AP Computer Science, SAT, and the ACT. In his free time, Leo likes to hike, practice photography, and explore new music.

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Renée

Life Coach and Executive Functioning Coach

Renée graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in the joint program of Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology. Afterward, Renée followed her passion for helping young people set themselves up for success and became a certified life and executive functioning coach. She loves to help people discover and remedy the impediments to their personal and professional success and fulfillment (efficient planning and scheduling, personal motivation, etc). Most people have far more control over their lives than they realize, and Renée helps people recognize and capitalize on their ability to not only shape their outlooks on their life circumstances but to reshape those circumstances as well.

In her free time, Renée enjoys continuing to study psychology, listening to classic rock, and watching documentaries.

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Yulia

Professional Educational Consultant

Yulia is an M1 student at Rutgers RWJMS in New Brunswick, NJ, and recently graduated from Smith College with B.A.s in Biochemistry and Music. She is also a former Summit High School student, where she took 11 AP classes, and scored a 36 on her ACT. Alongside her major studies at Smith, Yulia did two years of research for the astronomy department, worked as a grader for introductory physics classes, studied abroad in Paris, and interned in a French microbiology lab studying gene therapies for muscular dystrophy. She also tutored extensively in the maths and sciences, ranging from a middle school to undergraduate level, over the course of the last four years. Yulia finds working with students to tackle challenges extremely rewarding, and specializes in the subjects of AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics C, AP Calculus BC, and AP French.

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Nikita

Professional Educational Consultant

Nikita is a first-generation American born to Eastern European parents. He graduated from Sacramento State University with a BA in Government and spent his career tutoring immigrant students in English, History, and Civics. Vocationally and personally, Nikita works to make a positive impact on his community, including the students, colleagues, family members, and friends with whom he gets to interact and work. He believes that education is 15% information and 85% inspiration and nurtures a growth mindset in his pupils.

At Summit, Nikita tutors for AP History (including AP US History, AP World History, and AP Government), English reading and writing, and college admissions essays. In addition to history and writing, he loves traveling, fantasy football, dogs, and eating tasty burgers.

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Anahit

Professional Educational Consultant

Anahit graduated New York University with a B.A. in Biochemistry and a minor in Studio Arts. 

She went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Pace University. 

Anahit has been tutoring for over 8 years and specializes in teaching the SAT, ACT, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Calculus BC. 

Anahit believes that creating a comfortable and nurturing environment for students is essential for progress and success.

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Ariadna

Professional Educational Consultant

Ariadna (known as Ari by her friends and family) is a native Spanish speaker and resident of the state of Delaware who grew up in Panama. Before moving to the United States, she attended a bilingual elementary and high school and later graduated from La Universidad Nacional de Panama with a degree in English as a Foreign Language and a minor in Education. After her arrival to the States, she obtained an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction at Delaware State University and completed 45+ Education Leadership credits at the University of Delaware.

Ari brings to Summit Prep 20+ years of experience in the field of Education. She started as an ESL teacher and Spanish teacher, then went into administration to become an English as a Second Language program manager, and eventually became an Elementary School Principal of a Dual Language Immersion Program for the Red Clay Consolidated School District in Delaware.

Today, Ari is enjoying her semi-retirement. She loves traveling to Panama to visit family and friends, cooking, reading, doing puzzles, physical exercise, and assisting with translations as needed for community activities. Her passion is languages, and she believes the more you know the merrier. Ari is a believer that everyone should be given the opportunity to learn another language and culture. For her, this is the best way to become a better US and global citizen.

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Matthew

Professional Educational Consultant

Matthew graduated from Delbarton and is a current student in Georgetown University’s business school. He scored a 35 on the ACT, took 10 AP classes, and received various awards for academic achievement. Matt played varsity baseball and swimming and was heavily involved in multiple community service activities. Matt acted as one of the few students that worked alongside Delbarton’s Admissions Team to facilitate tours and introduce prospective students to the school. His passion for tutoring began his freshman year when he provided help to his classmates. By senior year, he became the head of the math tutoring program and became a preferred writing program tutor among the underclassmen. Matt is passionate about tutoring and loves to contribute to the success of students as they reach their full potential.

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Emily

Junior Professional Educational Consultant

Emily, an alumna of The Pingry School, graduated with top honors between 2018 and 2022. Her academic journey included five AP courses and active participation in a number of student organizations. Now studying Economics at Colby College, Emily concentrates her studies on Financial Markets. Beyond academia, Emily invests her time in First Generation Investors, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. She teaches local high school students and specializes in ISEE, SSAT, Delbarton Exam, and financial literature tutoring.
 
With a deep-seated passion for education, Emily is enthusiastic about helping students succeed.
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Ethan

Junior Professional Educational Consultant

Ethan is a senior at the Pingry School who scored a perfect 36 on his ACT and took 5 AP classes for which he earned the AP Scholar Award based on his performance. He has been tutoring privately and through volunteering throughout high school. In school, he is a tutor at the Writing Center, as well as a peer tutor in math. He also volunteers with the Achieve Foundation, which connects kids from outside his district to tutors who can provide academic enrichment. Ethan specializes in the ISEE and SSAT, as well as the other New Jersey private high school entrance exams. Ethan loves to work with students whose academic goals he can help make a reality.