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.
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