Step Into Virtual

Although we can't be on campus this summer, our live online program will continue to offer the same academic rigor and opportunities to learn from experts and other thought leaders as we bring the best of our campus programs at Berkeley, Stanford, Oxford, Tufts and UNC to you!


Pre College online is a one-of-a-kind immersive educational experience with interactive sessions that offer virtual learning at its most dynamic. Our customized platform offers a talented line-up of faculty, original courses, guest speakers, virtual site visits and the opportunity to create an exciting online community with students from all over the world. Get inspired and choose from some of our most popular courses taught by experienced instructors who represent the best and brightest in their fields. Prepare for college, focus your interests and enjoy a lively summer of enrichment.

> For students finishing grades 9-12

> Offered during three, 2 week sessions

> Classes meet M-F 10am-12pm EDT

> Live instruction. An engaging, compelling, enrichment experience.

Meet Our Faculty

Summerfuel Campus faculty joining us online

Galit Eizman

Economics & Finance

Galit Eizman is a Research Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Economic Department of Harvard University since the year of 2010, researching topics of higher education, public policy, public finance and economic growth. Currently Galit is an Economics Professor at Brandeis university, teaching courses of Econometrics, International trade, Public Sector Economics and Public Speaking (Oral Communication) for Economists.

Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons

Writing, Storytelling, College Admissions

Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons is a New York-based writer, educator, and storyteller whose work has appeared in A Mighty Blaze, Marie Claire, and Hippocampus Magazine, among others. Her most recent play, All I Want Is One More Meanwhile... made its Midwest Premiere at Otherworld Theatre in Chicago. She has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Combining her love of theater and narrative nonfiction, Kelly Jean created No, YOU Tell It! a storytelling series dedicated to performing true-life tales with a twist. Learn more and listen to the podcast at noyoutellit.com.

John Rolfe

Art, Architecture, Oxford Authors

In addition to his full time teaching position at St. Clare's College, Oxford, John has taught with Summerfuel each July since the early 1990's. We are fortunate to have such a knowledgeable, dynamic faculty member on our team. John's Oxford Art & Architecture course is always a favorite.

Tim Balconi

International Business

An experienced professional with an extensive international background. Tim began working in the Middle East in 2011 on large scale projects in a cross functional management role and returned to the United States in 2016 to become co-founder of the Timarus Group and also establish TD Balconi Consulting, both companies are involved in various sectors of international business. He brings his expertise to the academic side as an Adjunct Professor of International Business at Southern New Hampshire University, as well as developing several international business courses for universities across America. His educational background includes a Master’s Degree in International Management (International MBA) from Portland State University and a B.S. in Management from Clemson University. Tim was awarded a Graduate Certificate of Advanced International Affairs at Texas A&M University from the Bush School of Government & Public Service.