Rekha Iyer
Rekha Iyer
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About

Rekha Iyer is a rising senior at Vanderbilt University from Naperville, Illinois double-majoring in a multidisciplinary path of Law, History, & Society as well as Human Organizational Development (the study and application of skills relating to corporate strategy, psychology, and communication). At Vanderbilt she was selected by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, through a multistage interview process, to represent Vanderbilt as a Tour Guide. She also serves as the President of The Vanderbilt Moot Court Team, collaborating with Vanderbilt Law professors to train 35+ undergraduates selected by audition in brief writing & oral argumentation for nationally recognized AMCA tournaments. She also works with a student led pro-bono consulting organization on campus (SCNO), to provide Nashville nonprofits with strategic recommendations to help grow and optimize their businesses, and in turn, better serve the Nashville community at large. Although her experiences with internships and on cam...

Naperville, Illinois
2 years of experience
Business
Sociology
History
Law
Communications
Health
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)

My process

My favorite part of the advising process is helping students develop their personal statement, a distinct narrative that essentially serves as a snapshot into the mind of the applicant. While college applications can feel dehumanizing in a sense, where stats and awards may seem like the central determinants in a student's chances at admission to a particular school, a strong essay that conveys a distinct, and meaningful narrative can be extremely effective in appealing to admissions officers. My advising process begins with encouraging a student's personal reflection, asking the best questions to help distill their clear answers to some fundamental questions: "who am I?", "what makes me unique?", "what impact do I want to make in this world?", and "what is my vision of an ideal college experience?". Once the student has greater clarity on these points, everything else begins to fall into place, as it is far easier to determine which schools and programs will be the best fit. Once a list of potential "reach", "target", and "safety" schools has been made, I make sure to create a comprehensive timeline, mapping out deadlines across all the schools the student is interested in. Putting all this information in one place, I make sure that student is aware of, and ahead of, all deadlines. In addition, I emphasize the importance of setting internal deadlines for all essays and supplements to allow plenty of buffer time for rewrites and revisions. I love providing motivated students with the extra push of support and guidance through this process, and of course, seeing where they end up in college, and in life!!!

Packages

College Advising with Rekha

8 hours

I actively work with students throughout the entire admissions process to (beginning end of junior year leading up to senior decision day) to offer support and holistic advice on their applications.
$350($44/hr)

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$40.01 / 60 min

Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.


Essay review

Full Review

$20.00 + 3 cents per word
Estimated return time: 55 hours

Description

A comprehensive review of your essay draft. Recommended if you have a rough or strong draft.

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Join a quick meeting
Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
Naperville, Illinois
2 years of experience
Business
Sociology
History
Law
Communications
Health
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Tips for success
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