ESM Prep UK
Since arriving in London in 2015, ESM Prep has helped hundreds of students from the UK and around the world achieve their goal of attending a US university.
We pride ourselves on our mentorship. We meet on a one-to-one basis — whether in our London office, at your dinner table, or on Zoom. We are here to help when it suits students' schedules, including school holidays, evenings, and weekends.
The US application process is a marathon — not a sprint — and we will be here every step of the way.
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Elite guidance for any subject, including IB and APs.
Our expert coaches support you throughout the entire application essay process—from brainstorming and outlining to final edits.
Our college counsellors help you find your right-fit university, providing expert guidance on everything from crafting your college list to determining your early application strategy.
Simply put, our people are the best. Our staff comprises expert career mentors who are dedicated to fostering student excellence. With a cultivated commitment to ongoing professional development, our mentors are constantly learning, adding to ESM’s wealth of experience and expertise.
We pair each student with a specialised group of mentors and counselors who can best meet their individual needs and facilitate their ongoing success— from secondary school to college and beyond.
At ESM, we embrace the word mentor. We build meaningful, lasting relationships with our students. We engage students beyond academic support, offering holistic guidance and care. We’re more than tutors: we’re coaches, mentors, and friends.
Available in person and online. Pay by the hour or on retainer.
ESM Prep was founded in Sacramento, California by Billy Downing. An alum of both Jesuit High School and UC Berkeley, Billy saw a need among local students for mentorship-based academic assistance. He founded ESM in 2011 with the goals of helping students find the right-fit college and promoting their success both in and out of the classroom. With its unique mentorship model and student-focused mission, ESM soon expanded to the Bay Area and now operates across the globe with offices in five cities.