Adrian Russian
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Adrian Russian

About

Adrian is originally from Everett, WA, and graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 2021 after majoring in philosophy and minoring in neuroscience. Following graduation, she worked for Dartmouth's Italian language study abroad program in Rome, Italy for a year, and now lives in the city and works remotely as an editor and research assistant, in addition to her work with CollegeVine. While working for CollegeVine, she has become intimately familiar with all aspects of the college process, from crafting a strong school list to essay writing to interview prep.

Adrian helped students get into:
Dartmouth CollegeColumbia University
Haverford CollegeWestern Washington University
Barnard CollegeUniversity of Washington
Dartmouth College
Columbia University
Haverford College
Western Washington University
Barnard College
University of Washington
Rome
4 years of experience
Dartmouth College – BA | Philosophy with a minor in Neuroscience
Language
Philosophy
Neuroscience
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)

My process

I approach the college process as a collaboration: the student knows who they are and what goals they have for college, and I have the knowledge to help them put together a strong application that showcases their personality as effectively as possible. To me, building a strong relationship with each client is the foundation of being a successful college counselor, as that trust and understanding is essential to providing personalized, useful advice.

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$75.00 / 60 min

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


Interview Preparation

$75.00 / 60 min

Demystify the interview: What's the point? How important is it? What questions will be asked?


Mock Interview

$75.00 / 60 min

45 minutes will be dedicated to a practice interview, followed by 15 minutes of feedback and advice.

Essay review

Full Review

$30.00 + 5 cents per word
Estimated return time: 29 hours
  • Review your profile and the information provided
  • Review your essay draft
  • Offer detailed guidance for refining your essay topic and structure
  • Leave in-document feedback and changes
  • Correct grammar and punctuation (if applicable)
  • Provide a set of clear actionable next steps

Recent reviews

5.0(23 reviews)

“This review helped me so much and gave me clear and valuable feedback!"

Margaret H.

“Adrian gave me extremely helpful feedback and left me feeling much more confident about the writing process!"

Amelia l.

“Thanks for your excellent feedback comments and edits! appreciate it! "

Seher T.
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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
Rome
4 years of experience
Dartmouth College – BA | Philosophy with a minor in Neuroscience
Language
Philosophy
Neuroscience
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
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.