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.
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.
Akshay was part of the IB curriculum in high school and pursued an undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond , Virginia. After spending 3 years there he graduated from HR College in Mumbai. Since then he has paved the way for startups to grow above and beyond their potential. With an affinity to education and mentorship he has found the right path at Rostrum. He is passionate about his work and wants to help the aspiring youth to fulfill their ambitions.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
I’ve been an international university counselor for over five years, supporting students in preparing applications to selective world top 100 universities. My students have received offers from Harvard University, New York University, University of Toronto, Yale-NUS, University of British Columbia, University College London, SciencesPo, UNAM, and University Of the Arts London, among many others. I have specialist knowledge in U.S. and U.K. Admissions and general application support.
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.
A Gold Medalist in Economics Honors from Delhi University, MBA Finance from Fore school of Management and M.A. Economics. NET Qualified, she started her career by teaching in various MBA colleges like JIMS, Amity etc. Later she moved to the coaching industry in the year 2008 and has been successfully running her own coaching center for the students of Delhi University and various Ivy League colleges like Cornell, Duke for the last 13 years and guided more than 7000 students to achieve successful careers. Along with her coaching endeavors, she is also associated with Jawaharlal Nehru University as an Honorary visiting faculty. She has taught students from all over the world and carries a rich understanding of cultural and educational diversity in countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mathematics is my passion which I pursue by teaching Quant to GMAT, GRE, SAT and ACT students from past 9 years. I have taught to 3000+ students with a success rate of 82%.
Business studies Mentor
Devendar Singh Rawat, Education Qualification: Master in accounting and financial management from MSU, Vadodara Certified Teacher Business English certificate from Cambridge University Experience More than 20 years with National and International curriculum 14 years with international baccalaureate and Cambridge curriculum Examiner for IBDP Business Management and Theory of knowledge Assessment specialist for Business studies IGCSE and A-Levels Handling IB Diploma program as Diploma Coordinator for more than 11 years Examiner and Moderator for IBDP Business Management
Meet your mentors
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 @rostrumedu www.rostrumedu.com MEET YOUR MENTORS Donovan 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. A psychology nerd and washed-up former athlete, Donovan likens his approach to college consulting to that of a coach rather than a teacher. His near-peer guidance and emphasis on intrinsic motivation have helped countless students find fulfillment, cultivate confidence, and pursue purpose-driven passions at the top universities in the world
Meet your mentors
In 2019, I completed my Master of Arts degree in Law & Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, where I graduated Honos Civicus. 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 (UCLA), and finally, I am working on my Master of Education in @rostrumedu www.rostrumedu.com MEET YOUR MENTORS Kevin Educational Policy at Boston University. While pursuing my first graduate degree, 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 as they move on in their pursuits of higher education in every major, with acceptances to esteemed universities such as: MIT, Cornell, the University of Chicago, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, McGill University, the University of British Columbia (UBC), the Emory University, Tufts University, and countless others. Finally, I have also assessed 1000 applications as an Application Reviewer for the University of California - Santa Cruz and worked as an Admissions Counselor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi!
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.