Adam 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.Adam’s thorough understanding of the tests’ contents allows him to shore up even the smallest of problem areas in each section, so that his students feel as prepared as possible come test day.
On any given Saturday, you can find him in the back of a high- school classroom in the Bay Area taking an SAT or ACT so that he can stay up to date with the current trends.As ESM’s Director of Strategy, Adam leads the development of ESM’s test preparation curriculum and travels around the world to educate students and parents on the ins and outs of high school test preparation. He is also a frequent contributor to ESM’s blog and newsletters, publishing articles that shed light on various points of the test prep process. He has previously developed custom SAT and ACT tests and curriculum for various educational startups and has served as ESM’s Director of Training, where he oriented dozens of ESM mentors.
As a Philadelphia native and Arsenal FC fan, Adam balances his favorite teams’ perpetual disappointments by focusing on his students’ successes. In his spare time, he enjoys seeing live music, playing basketball, and going on hikes in Marin.