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Akil Bello

Founding partner and CEO of Bell Curves

Akil Bello is an education entrepreneur, specializing in supplemental education programs, educational access, and test-preparation. Akil has worked at every level of the supplemental education industry, launching multiple companies, developed dozens of admissions and test-preparation programs, trained hundreds of instructors, and helped thousands of students achieve success.

Akil was founding partner and CEO for Bell Curves, a test preparation company where he helped thousands of students prepare for every major admission test ranging from the ISEE and SAT to the GMAT and LSAT. Akil has presented at schools (such as Sidwell Friends), universities (most recently Universities of Illinois and Denver), and educational conferences (including NACAC and Graduate Management Admissions Council’s Annual Conferences) for more than 15 years. He has also served as the Director of Equity and Access for The Princeton Review, where his focus was on helping public schools, non-profit organizations, and community based organizations understand standardized tests and develop affordable solutions for their students.

Currently, Akil serves as a consultant to the industry, working with a wide range of institutions and organizations on building deeper understanding of the challenges and needs of underserved communities and developing programs and products to serve those needs. Akil resides in New York City with his beautiful wife and two amazing sons.

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