Akil Bello

Test preparation expert with almost three decades experience helping individuals and organizations understand and prepare for admissions exams.

30 Years Tutoring
Fordham Heights, NY


Akil is a supplemental education and test-preparation expert with almost three decades of experience. Beginning as a proctor in 1990, he has worked in every level of test preparation from proctor to CEO, he has helped launch two companies, developed dozens of preparation programs for more than ten different high-stakes tests, trained hundreds of instructors, and helped thousands of students achieve success.

Akil not only tutors students but also examines, explores, and researches testing as a larger structural and societal phenomenon. He has authored test preparation books, participated in documentaries, and presented extensively at schools, conferences, and to college admissions offices.

When not tutoring for SSAT, ISEE, SHSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT or LSAT, Akil serves as a consultant to industry, working with a wide range of institutions and organizations providing analysis, developing programs, and delivering workshops about access to higher education, developing supplemental education programs and understanding admission testing. Akil resides in New York City with his beautiful wife and two amazing sons.



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