Alex Afsahi is ESM UK’s Senior Academic and University Mentor. Alex’s role is to serve students pursuing higher education in the United States and to develop ESM’s presence in the UK community.
Alex graduated cum laude from Yale University with a degree in history and holds an MSc in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oxford. He was raised in San Diego and attended The Bishop’s School in La Jolla where he was a National AP Scholar and member of the varsity soccer and golf teams. Following his admission to Yale, Alex walked on to the varsity soccer team where he earned the Frank Dunne Award as the Most Improved Player in his sophomore season and the Francis Gordon Brown Memorial Prize as the top student-athlete in the junior class.
Alex has worked in international education for the past six years. As a graduating senior, he was awarded a Fox International Fellowship by the Yale Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies and relocated to Cape Town, South Africa to pursue public health and education research with the NGO, Grassroot Soccer. Thereafter, Alex shifted his focus to educational reform and teaching, first managing a remedial literacy program in a township school, and then teaching at the American International School of Cape Town where he also did SAT/ACT tutoring and university counseling. Alex moved to the UK in 2013 to begin his Masters at the University of Oxford and is now teaching at the American School in London.
Alex has worked with dozens of students preparing for the SAT and ACT and loves helping students discover their own right-fit college.