"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."

-Sir Edmund Hillary, Explorer and climber credited to be the first to crown Mt. Everest.

About Us

Peak Performance International has partnered with Summit Educational Group, a leading tutor-based SAT training program based in Boston, Massachussets.

Now, Quiteños and Guayaquileños can take advantage of Summit’s sophisticated training program, refined over twenty-five years, right here at home.

Our program offers specialized test-taking strategies, advanced diagnostic tools, and highly-qualified instructors.

Who We Are

Peak Performance International was founded by Dan and Lisa Maria Madera, American-trained academics.

Born in Quito and a graduate of the Alliance Academy International, Lisa Maria Madera has an M.A. in Creative Writing from S.U.N.Y Binghamton and an interdisciplinary PhD in cultural history from Emory University.  After returning to  Quito in 2010, Madera noticed that students struggled with the SAT and set out to bring a proven tutor-based training program to her hometown.

Dan Madera received his PhD from Emory University in 2001 where he studied Literature and Cultural Theory.  Dan Madera is a writer and editor.  He is the director of Peak Performance and currently coordinates its Critical Reading and Writing program.

What We Do

At Peak Performance our goal is to make sure that students in Quito and Guayaquil have access to the highest levels of SAT training anywhere in the world.

We have adapted our program to the South American context and we are particularly aware of bilingual learning issues.

All of our Critical Reading and Writing instructors are native English speakers with advanced degrees.  We offer SAT Math training in English and in Spanish.

Peak Performance provides the best of American tutor-based SAT training right here in Quito and Guayaquil.