Priya Desai
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Priya Desai
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About

Priya Desai has worked in college admissions for over five years and has helped others with writing for as long as she can remember! She graduated summa cum laude from UCLA's Class of 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and worked for a top human resources consulting firm shortly after graduation. During the pandemic, Priya realized her passion for helping others - especially students - feel more empowered in their educational and professional trajectory, and has now devoted her career entirely to admissions advising. Priya also has work experience in healthcare technology, marketing, teaching English to non-native speakers, and tutoring from the preschool to high school level. As an oldest sister and cousin, she is passionate about helping younger students navigate the often-confusing and seemingly opaque world of college admissions.

Priya helped students get into:
University of California, Los AngelesUniversity of California, Irvine
University of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, Merced
University of California, Santa CruzUniversity of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa BarbaraUniversity of California, San Diego
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Merced
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, San Diego
Priya helps with…
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
College Interviews
High School Course Selection
Admissions Timeline
Los Angeles, CA
5 years of experience
University of California, Los Angeles – BA | Psychology
Psychology
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
💼
First job
Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Scooper

📓
Favorite subject in school
Psychology

🎵
Favorite artist
Doja Cat

📺
Favorite TV show
Avatar the Last Airbender - I'm always looking for recs!

🍴
Favorite food
Panipuri

🪄
Hobbies
Painting, reading, exploring new cities

My process

I cater my advising very closely to my clients' needs. Some students need more week-to-week, hands-on guidance, while others do well with periodic check-ins to ensure they're on track. I can help out with everything from strengthening your extracurricular profile before you apply, to crafting essays that showcase your skills in the best light, to helping you fill out the Common App itself. My goal is to help you put your best foot forward to colleges and answer your questions and concerns about admissions along the way!

Packages

First Five

5 hours

For those who just need help getting started on apps, or want to try a few sessions before they buy a larger package
$850($170/hr)
Save 3%

Starter

10 hours

For families looking for help on a couple of key schools
$1,650($165/hr)
Save 6%

Success

25 hours

For families looking for support across the admissions process
$4,000($160/hr)
Save 9%

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$175.00 / 60 min

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


Activities Section Review

$80.00 / 45 min

I will look over your Activities section and provide suggestions for improvement.


Half-hour advising session

$80.00 / 30 min

Open advising session; we can cover extracurriculars, essays, or anything else you'd like!


UC ESSAY/APPLICATION REVIEW

$100.00 / 60 min

In this session, I'll review your UC essays and Activities section and answer any questions you may have about the application process.

Essay review

Topic Check

$20.00 + 5 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 24 hours +$5.00

Description

Feedback and guidance on the direction of your topic and themes. Recommended if you’re unsure about your topic and essay outline.


Full Review

$30.00 + 10 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 24 hours +$5.00

Description

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


UC PERSONAL INSIGHT QUESTIONS PACKAGE

$100.00 + 0 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 24 hours +$5.00

Description

Send me all of your UC essays in one document and I'll review them with detailed feedback around topic strength, grammar, and vocabulary. I will also help with any difficulties around the word limit.

Recent reviews

4.9(158 reviews)

“The review gave me confidence in my essay and helped refine my wording."

Sammie B.

“Priya's suggestions were spot on, she really understood the message i was trying to convey and helped with fine-tuning the language and the flow. "

Raheel P.

“Priya provides very detailed and thorough review, which is extremely helpful."

Liz E.
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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
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
Los Angeles, CA
5 years of experience
University of California, Los Angeles – BA | Psychology
Psychology
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
💼
First job
Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Scooper

📓
Favorite subject in school
Psychology

🎵
Favorite artist
Doja Cat

📺
Favorite TV show
Avatar the Last Airbender - I'm always looking for recs!

🍴
Favorite food
Panipuri

🪄
Hobbies
Painting, reading, exploring new cities
Tips for success
1. Prepare for your first session
Plan out the questions and topics you'd like to discuss. If you'd like to work together in the long term, discuss expectations for each other.