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.
Rashmi holds a Master's degree in English Literature from Delhi University. After gaining exposure to teaching pedagogy at the undergraduate level, Rashmi chose to weave her love for travelling and teaching by working with organisations located in Gujrat, Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, and Nagaland. Additionally, she mentored students belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families under the Pradhan Mantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana of the Delhi Government.
Dana has 18 years of experience teaching English and creative writing and 16 years of experience as a tutor and admissions consultant. He has taught at several institutions, including Horace Mann, Prep for Prep and Ramapo College of New Jersey. He has tutored middle-school, high-school, college and graduate students as well as working professionals. He also worked in Princeton’s Admission Office. Because of the breadth of his experience, Dana knows what skills colleges expect of incoming freshmen and what challenges high-school students encounter as they strive to master and demonstrate these skills. What further sets him apart is his career as a professional poet and writer. He knows what it’s like to face the blank page and write under the pressure of high expectations and unyielding deadlines. This makes him an even more effective tutor.
Meet Sonam, a dedicated mentor with a profound passion for education and program management. Her impressive journey in education includes her current role as a Senior Technical Program Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Seattle, Washington, where she contributes significantly to exciting projects. With prior experience as a Program Manager at EMERGE Fellowship in Houston, Texas, she brings valuable insights to educational initiatives. Having spent a remarkable decade at Duke University, She has served as a Senior Admissions Officer in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, guiding students and families through the college admissions process. Her commitment extends beyond admissions, as she also worked as a College Advisor at the Emily Krzyzewski Center, empowering students to pursue higher education. Additionally, she taught as a Social Studies Teacher at Jordan High School in Durham Public Schools, sharing her knowledge of American History and International Relations. Sonam is an advocate for education, having been an essential part of the Duke College Advising Corps (CAC), an AmeriCorps Affiliate, aimed at increasing college enrollment among underrepresented high school students. She was among the original advisors of the Duke CAC chapter, providing annual training to advisors on the selective admissions process. Currently pursuing an MBA at Rice Business - Jones Graduate School of Business, She maintains an impressive 3.92 GPA. Her educational journey began at Duke University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology, with a minor in Education and a Certificate in South Asian Studies.
Whitney (Whit) is an experienced and passionate college admissions consultant dedicated to helping students achieve their academic and personal goals. She is a graduate of the College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University. With eight years of expertise in the field, she has successfully helped students get into numerous prominent US, UK, and Australian universities including but not limited to Brown, Duke, Cornell, UC Berkeley, UCL, and the University of Melbourne. Whit’s approach combines a deep understanding of the admissions landscape with personalized guidance tailored to each student's strengths and aspirations. She excels at developing comprehensive application strategies, assisting with essay writing and interview preparation, and providing invaluable insights into the admissions committees' expectations. Through her unwavering commitment to excellence and genuine care for students' success, Whit is poised to significantly impact the college admissions journey of aspiring students.
I am an accomplished and dedicated educational professional with a diverse background in admissions counseling, tutoring, and language instruction. With over two decades of experience, I have helped countless students and families navigate the complex process of undergraduate and graduate admissions, providing personalized guidance and support. My expertise extends to admissions testing, French language instruction, English, and writing. I have successfully guided students through the admissions process at prestigious universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. As a testament to my commitment, I represented the school to college and university admissions offices, negotiated advanced undergraduate credits for French Baccalaureate students, and served as a University of Southern California Admissions "Ambassador."
I am an experienced college counseling professional with a passion for guiding students towards successful educational journeys. Throughout my career, I have held various roles in prestigious educational institutions, including Friends' Central School, Tanglin Trust School, King's Academy, and Nanjing Foreign Language School. In addition, I have worked as an education consultant and held positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Barnard College - Columbia University, School Choice International, and World Education Services. With a wealth of experience in admissions counseling, university guidance, and international programs, I have equipped students with the necessary tools and resources to navigate the college application process. I am dedicated to helping students explore their career paths, discover their passions, and make informed decisions about their future.
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.
Raushan has pursued her LLM from the University of Cambridge (with a specialization in International Law) as a Commonwealth Shared Cambridge Trust Scholar. She is a Law Fellow with the India Program at Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development. She is also an Assistant Professor at O.P. Jindal Global University and was a visiting lecturer at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Alongside her academic commitments, she is also an Advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi and qualified for the All-India Bar Council Examination (India) and practices in the Supreme Court of India, with emphasis on public policy and human rights litigation. She has past experience at the Supreme Court of India in Constitutional Law and Public Policy with an emphasis on Human Rights.
Mohammed is passionate in providing strategical advice to students, thorough in- depth research, to provide best solutions to students . For the past 9 years Mohammed has been working with students. He enjoys strategizing the best approaches to help students gain the best experience they are striving for. Mohammed sits on the industry advisory board for Amity University in Dubai and has helped with curriculum building in the UAE with educational ministries and authorities. He has held lectures at Harvard, Thunderbird school of Management, Hult International Business School, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, and at the American University in Dubai to EMBA,MBA, and Public Policy students.
is an ardent student of psychology. He has graduated with Master's in Forensic Psychology from National Forensic Sciences University and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Jamia Millia Islamia. Siddharth is a mental health advocate and feminist. His hobbies range from learning and reading philosophies, drawing, playing the drums, to working out at the gym, playing football and indulging in videogames with his mates.
An alumni of the University of Sydney and Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Ratish spent six years honing his research and writing skills. He has primarily worked in the environmental space, as a researcher at Centre for Science and Environment and managed partnerships for an environmental film festival called ALT EFF. His love for nature and it's subsequent conservation is the driving force for all his actions. Apart from work, he spends his time training to become a mountaineer and hopes to one day study and conserve fragile ecozones in the Himalayas. He hopes to help students achieve their dream by encouraging them to read new books, research articles and watch YouTube videos.
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.
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.
As a passionate business analyst, I assist students in finding their dream college with individualised guidance. Working actively to share insights and perspectives through writing, consulting, and training with students in the field of learning. I'm focused on growth, achieving project objectives while brainstorming creative ideas, and building strong relationships with team members, management, and students. I believe in identifying problems and solving them for business improvements and turning time into a valuable asset.
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.
I am a post-graduate in Clinical Psychology, trained in therapeutic approaches like Queer Affirmative, Humanistic, Existential, and Narrative Therapy. I have worked as a mental health professional and an academic counselor with the University of Delhi. Additionally, I have designed a curriculum for gender rights and comprehensive sexuality education, and conducted workshops for schools in Delhi. Feminism as a core value has allowed me to inspect mental health through the lens of social justice and intersectionality. I hope to guide students in applying academic knowledge to real-world problems and affect positive change in their communities. Outside work, you can find me listening to Taylor Swift or binge-watching medical dramas.
As an MBA who specialises in advertising and marketing,I have worked with various educational firms and have helped them in their business development and growth.I am a result driven and dedicated business coordinator who excels at developing and implementing new growth strategies. Being a part of edtech has allowed me to do both-work for the business development of the firm and also to work closely with so many young students and helping them shape their career.
Young professional with a passion for career counselling. Holds a postgraduate degree in Psychology from Amity University and graduation from Delhi University. Expertise in assessing skills and characteristics of students to curate their career roadmap and advising them on probable degree options. Have carried out research and compiled insights to assist students for the admission processes across countries. Helped more than hundreds of students in navigating their career path by assessing their aptitude, personality and interests.
Yashodhara (MBPsS) grew up reading, writing and loving stories and all the wonderful, layered characters in them. This keen interest led her to double major in Psychology and Creative Writing at Beloit College in the US, where she graduated cum laude. At Beloit, her focus was on the cross-cultural application of psychotherapy which benefits clients from diverse backgrounds. Her love for wondering and wandering also took her to the UK where she studied post-colonial writing and realized her passion for decolonization in individuals and societies. She is a certified counsellor for young people and has trained in Narrative Therapy Practices. She also holds Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
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.
Vivek Bara is an experienced marketing professional with a successful track record spanning over a decade in the computer peripherals, consumer electronics, digital agency, and media industries. His expertise lies in planning, managing, and coordinating high-impact B2C marketing campaigns that drive revenue, significant ROI, and brand awareness and loyalty. With his strong leadership skills, Vivek has personally recruited and trained over 10 marketing professionals and 70+ ISDs. His exceptional ability to drive results and nurture brands has made him a valuable asset to any organization.