Recorded on 05/24/2022

Guiding Your Child Through The College Application Process

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Recorded on May 24, 2022.

In the face of a pandemic, colleges and universities had to quickly pivot their admissions process, leaving prospective candidates and their families grappling with the best way to prepare.

Watch this educational webinar with college application experts Adam Allouche, ESM Prep Director of Strategy, and Josh Davis, ESM Prep Managing Director in the UK, as we explore the dynamic college application process and discuss how best to guide your child through it. Learn about recent changes in standardized testing, the process of vetting a school to identify best-fit colleges, and how to complete applications with demonstrated interest. Allouche and Davis discuss how to best position extracurriculars, address gap years, and more.

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 Josh Davis

Josh Davis draws on his vast experience of working in Yale admissions, reviewing college applications, teaching, coaching, and mentoring to support students around the world with their dreams of studying at their right-fit school. An alumnus of Yale University, Josh had the chance to see the other side of the college admissions process as a Student Recruitment Coordinator for the Yale Admissions Office. He also played 4 years of NCAA basketball for the Yale Bulldogs.
During those rare times that he is not working with students, Josh loves commentating World Cup basketball and learning the most important life lesson of them all: how to take care of his two toddler boys.


Adam Allouche

Adam Allouche

ESM Prep Director of Strategy
Josh Davis

Josh Davis

ESM UK Managing Director

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