A Member of Mensa (with an IQ in the top 0.05%), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and former banking Head Trader Gwyn has been involved in the financial and education markets for over 30 years. A specialist in Neurolinguistics for the last 20 years he has been coaching high potential students into top global universities (Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and LSE, Ivy League, M7 plus Canadian and European schools) He works with undergraduates and postgraduate students to obtain internships and Full Time Graduate positions with the world's top financial institutions, law firms, consultancies, and global corporates.
US Admissions Expert
I completed my Master of Arts degree in Law & Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. I also earned my Bachelor of Arts degrees in International & Global Studies and Anthropology from Brandeis University; a certificate in Arabic Language from Middlebury College as a Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace, an Education Specialist certificate with the University of California-Los Angeles, and finally, I am working on my Master of Education in Educational Policy at Boston University. I assessed hundreds of applications in the Office of Admissions at Tufts and the Fletcher School. After graduate school, I have counseled over 300 students from all over the world.
Ivy League and MPH Specialist
Meet Vincent James, former Director of Admissions, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Vincent has a rich experience of 30+ years as director of admissions and has reviewed thousands of applications during his tenure at the prestigious Harvard University as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has been working with students to help them secure admissions to their dream universities (especially the Ivy Leagues) for public health and health administration. Vincent personalises the process to suit each student's needs, and is here to help you take your next steps towards becoming a public health professional.
Ivy League Specialist
Parke is a world-renowned expert in the field of admission to selective U.S. colleges and universities. From 1984 until September 2011, he held a number of leadership positions within the University of Virginia's Office of Admission, the last being Associate Dean of Admission and Director of International Admission. For the past three decades students, parents, secondary schools, and universities have sought Mr. Parke's, knowledge, advice, and instruction on all aspects of the college admission process.
Ivy League Specialist
James brings wide and deep experience to assist students applying to US universities. Some of his experiences specifically involve Stanford University. He got his engineering degree there, taught three design courses, served as small group coach for two other courses, did undergraduate admissions and even had his daughter admitted there. While no one can guarantee a particular student will gain admission to a specific, highly selective US college, James understands the process and strives to work with motivated students in creating compelling “profiles” to generate a range of great admission offers
His journey began as a student of the IB Diploma Program. He pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Mathematics and Statistics from London School of Economics and Political Science. He graduated with First-class Honors and also received the prestigious ‘Best Performance Award’ for his academic achievements. He worked with leading educational consultancies in the UK to tutor students and assist them in university admissions.
Sanjog is a co-founder of Rostrum Education and the Head of Business Operations and Development. He is also an enthusiastic mentor and research guide to students. Sanjog received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Energy Engineering from Penn State University. He has worked with various financial and energy firms in India and abroad and conducted projects on energy conservation systems.
Maknoon has worked with various news organizations in the past. He has a plethora of publications to his name and has also spearheaded several independent projects. His research on Indian politics and internet governance is seminal. Having achieved acceptances from Oxford University, London School of Economics, SOAS (University of London) and Ashoka University, he mentors the students at Rostrum to reach their dream universities.
College Counsellor and English Mentor
Shehrbano Naqvi graduated from John Cabot University in Rome, Italy with a BA in English Literature and minor in Creative Writing and Psychology. Whilst pursuing writing privately, she has worked as an academic editor for Oxford University Press and The Bookgroup. As a tutor and professor, her classrooms have included a wide variety of students - from adults learning English for the first time, to students struggling with English Literature, to high school students completing their college applications. She believes in adapting her teaching approach to the needs of her students individually, and ensuring that their voice and opinions are not compromised in the process.
Business Development Manager
Most advanced degree is a Bachelor’s Degree in English at St. Stephen’s college Delhi. In addition to my coursework, I also have one month of work experience at the Hindu, in an editorial intern role , where I learnt valuable professional skills such as time management, On- field management and team effort . Whether working on academic, extracurricular, or professional projects; I have been goal oriented in my approach.
Shivangi Khattar is our Psychology tutor at Rostrum, she teaches different curricula from CBSE to IB to AP. Her belief is that each student and teacher have a different learning process and her classes and approach are tailor made to different students. She graduated from teachers college, Columbia University with an MA in Psychology and her focus area is making education a strong learning process for students of different needs.
Math and Physics mentor
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand”. – Albert Einstein Having been a student of Physics, I believe that understanding Physics is understanding life and beyond. As a tutor, my role is to help students understand Physics. To that end, I tailor my approach towards teaching students according to their needs and cultivate efficient working methods.
Oxbridge and UK Specialist
Brian Wong is a Rhodes Scholar from Hong Kong and DPhil in Politics candidate at Balliol College, Oxford. They graduated with Distinction (across thesis and all modules) in MPhil in Political Theory from Wolfson College, Oxford, and graduated top ten in their year with a First from Oxford in BA Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (topping two papers in their cohort of 240 students). They previously graduated from Island School with a 45/45 Bilingual Diploma in the International Baccalaureate. Brian has coached many students in Hong Kong and Mainland China for university and post-graduate admissions over the past few years, with many entering outstanding universities such as Oxford, LSE, Cambridge, as well as leading institutes in Asia, such as HKU.
Shruti is our Program Officer and is responsible for planning and implementing programs to help students with their academic and career decisions. She has completed her schooling from D.P.S Mathura Road, Delhi, graduated in Political Science (Hons.) from Daulat Ram College, Delhi University and holds a Master's degree in Gender Studies from University of Sussex. Having completed her B.Ed from Meghalaya, Shruti was previously asscoiated with a reputed IB school as a teacher.
Geography and Development studies mentor
With an early exposure to the development sector and an early discontentment with the way things are- he has wanted to try things differently. He has experience working with NGOs, government entities, corporates, charities and private firms and brings a diverse set of skills to the table. Determined and decisive, with an approach resting on adaptability, cultural competency, empathy and intellectual curiosity, he is always looking to identify and develop opportunities.
Donovan graduated from Harvard University in 2020 with a degree in Government and a secondary in Psychology. He is a seasoned college admissions consultant; over 75% of his former clients were admitted to Ivy League or Oxbridge universities. In high school, Donovan graduated as valedictorian, an AP Scholar with Distinction, earned the prestigious AICE Diploma with Merit and was a recruited varsity rower. As a working screenwriter, Donovan excels at enabling applicants to share their stories and create compelling narratives that captivate and attract admissions officers. Not only can he assist with college applications, but he has extensive experience helping students navigate the athletic recruiting process, as well as develop original passion projects to amplify students' extracurricular profile.
Social Media Strategist
Kousanya is our Social Media Strategist and is responsible for content creation, public relations, and handling our social media platforms. She has previously graduated with a score of 40+ out of 45 in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Bennett University.
Samartha is a member of many international academic forums and has been a part of many reputed international conferences. With an experience of tutoring students in a vast array of multidisciplinary subjects, Samartha follows a deeply interpersonal approach while assisting students with their applications.He understands the needs of the students, and brings out the best in them. Samartha helps create captivating profiles that have a propensity to stand out and receive multiple offers from top universities.
Ishaan Sadhanand, Department of English at Rostrum Education, has a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching. Having done his schooling from D.P.S., R.K. Puram, he graduated from Ramjas College, Delhi University, with a B.A. (Honours) in History under historians like Harisen and Mum up Manglik. He was also a senior copywriter at Ad firms like JWT, Leo Burnett and Havas, WIzcraft events. He has taught SAT English at IEE, along with a private practice teaching IB /IGCSE history and english. Trained in ancient scripture, meditation, martial arts, Indian and western classical music, theatre, Ishaan brings a depth of experience, pertaining to the ability to learn and master a skill set. Under the tutelage of his mother, Sudha Sadhanand, the first female editor of Penguin books.