Recorded on 03/07/2023

Beyond the Classroom: The Ultimate Guide to College Admissions

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Recorded on March 7, 2023. 

Watch our educational webinar with college admissions experts Billy Downing and Adam Allouche as we explore the changing world of the admissions process. Moderated by our Family Governance and Education team member, Rachel Gil, this conversation will help you guide your child through their transition into college. Learn about standardized testing, vetting, athletic recruiting, alumni networks, extracurriculars, legacy statuses, and for those with younger children, even selecting the right high school.

We look forward to hosting you again!

About Adam Allouche

Adam Allouche is one of the country’s preeminent experts in standardized test preparation. He has spent thousands of hours mentoring students across four continents, refining techniques and strategies for both the SAT and ACT. His depth of knowledge allows him to strategically customize curriculum for each one of his students, blending together a mix of academic concept review, test prep strategies, and confidence building to ensure maximum results. As ESM Prep’s Director of Strategy, Adam leads the development of ESM’s test preparation curriculum and educates students and parents on the ins and outs of test preparation. He is also a frequent contributor to blog and newsletters, publishing articles that shed light on various points of the test prep process.

About Billy Downing

Billy Downing is an education expert and author focused on the college admissions process, having coached and guided thousands of families around the globe for over a decade. ‍A seasoned pro in the ever-changing world of college admissions, Billy offers assured guidance through the sometimes bewildering maze of acceptance rates, “yield rates” and early versus regular admissions. By monitoring the latest trends and data, he empowers students and their parents with strategies, resolve and peace of mind as they tackle the challenge of finding the right-fit college or university and securing admission. Billy is the Founder of ESM Prep, a leading educational services firm in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He pioneered the student-specific “academic mentorship” model, which is used by his team of coaches and mentors for academic tutoring, college admissions consulting, and standardized-test preparation. His reputation as a straight-talking, caring, and insightful mentor has fueled the growth of his company. Downing’s ability to inspire others and build consensus makes him a natural leader and has contributed to his success in building organizations and networks.


Adam Allouche

Adam Allouche

ESM Prep Director of Strategy
Billy Downing

Billy Downing

Founder, ESM Prep

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