Olga Ivleva
She/Her/Hers
Olga Ivleva

About

Olga is a recent graduate from Columbia University, where she studied Computer Science and Cold War History. Although she currently works full time as a Data Scientist at Spotify, she has been working part time in the college advising industry since her freshman year of college. Olga helped many students secure admission to top universities, including Stanford, Columbia, UPenn and Williams College to name a few. A New Jersey native, she has been living in NYC for the last 9 years, where she currently resides and works. Her other interests include skiing, cooking and adopting new plants. She also has work experience in the finance, tech and legal industries.

Olga helped students get into:
Columbia UniversityStanford University
Dartmouth CollegeUniversity of Pennsylvania
Cornell UniversityWilliams College
New York UniversityUniversity of Michigan
Columbia University
Stanford University
Dartmouth College
University of Pennsylvania
Cornell University
Williams College
New York University
University of Michigan
Olga helps with…
Majors & Careers
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
College Interviews
Waitlist & Deferral Assistance
Common App
Jobs & Internships
Highly Selective College Admissions
College Applications & Essays
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
New York, NY
5 years of experience
Columbia University – BA | Computer Science and History
History
Political Science
Computer Science
Math
Language
STEM
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
💼
First job
Cyber & Intelligence Analyst

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Favorite book
1984

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Favorite subject in school
Math and history :)

Favorite after-school activities
Tennis

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Favorite TV show
Breaking Bad

My process

I consider myself an expert in helping you craft your 'story'—the storytelling component is the most important part of a college application today. I dedicate my time to working through all the kinks of your high school story, and painting you in the best light possible to the admissions office, all through your essays. The majority of my time with clients is spent brainstorming and writing essays, and I give very direct and honest advice about what you should and should not do throughout the process.

If you have any questions about my approach or the packages I offer, please feel free to message me before booking!

Packages

Essay Intensive - Final Touches

3 hours

Essay intensive add on package for students who feel that they are nearly done with their essays, but need a couple more hours of professional tweaking. Includes 30 minutes of call time and 2.5 hours of offline essay review time (approximately 5 essay reviews total).
$240($80/hr)
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Essay Reviews Only - Add On

4 hours

This package is an add on package for students who have already completed one or more of the essay intensives and need more time spent strictly on essay reviews. It does not include any call time and is entirely focused on editing and finalizing your personal statement and supplemental essays.
$320($80/hr)
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Essay Intensive - 2 Weeks

5 hours

This package is a two week intensive and an affordable deal for those who are ready to work hard on their essays in a short period of time, and do not require weekly one on one sessions. It includes a one hour intro session, during which we will get to know each other so that I can best help you craft your personal statement and supplemental essays, helping you portray your most authentic and unique self on paper. For the remaining 4 hours, I will do extensive editing of any personal statement or supplemental essays you send to me. You can make the most of these essay reviews if you are diligent and work well with deadlines.
$400($80/hr)
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Extended Essay Intensive - 3 Weeks

7 hours

The same thing as the other essay intensive package, but with 2 hours of call time and 5 hours of offline essay editing time (approximately 10 essay reviews total, personal statement and supplements included). The first call will be the intro session, and the next hour can be separated into a few shorter sessions or one longer session mid way through the package. Quick essay review time is guaranteed.
$560($80/hr)
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Combined Package - 4 Weeks

8 hours

This package is an 8 hour combined package that includes help for all aspects of the college application process. It is a 4 week package, where 4 hours are dedicated 'face time,' or one on one zoom sessions once a week, and the other 4 hours are spent on offline work, during which I will leave in depth comments and suggestions on any piece of writing you send to me - including, but not limited to extracurricular sheets, personal statement, school specific supplements, scholarship essays, continued interest letters, and waitlist letters.
$640($80/hr)
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Combined Package, Extended - 6 Weeks

12 hours

This package is the same as the 4 week combined package, but 2 weeks longer and with a bit of a discount. It includes 6 hours of one on one sessions, once a week, and 6 hours of offline editing of any piece of writing you choose to send to me.
$900($75/hr)
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Advising hours

College admissions advising

$90.00 / 60 min

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


Crafting Your Story

$90.00 / 60 min

Identifying a theme for your application: how to best portray your most authentic self to colleges


Intro Session - Personalized Q&A

$40.00 / 30 min

Intro session for those who have many questions, but may not require extensive help.

Essay review

Full Review

$15.00 + 10 cents per word
Estimated return time: 16 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

4.8(16 reviews)

“Super helpful and gave constructive feedback!"

Isabelle F.

“Olga was terrific! She’s very knowledgeable & her response time was amazingly quick!! She was a pleasure to work with!!! "

Marjorie S.

“Olga was very nice, and her advice was very insightful. Her perspective and suggestions have deepened my understanding of the college admissions process. I really look forward to the possibility of talking to her again. ❤️"

Michael I.
One-on-one advising
Personalized college counseling
Building a school list. Getting into an Ivy League school. Writing amazing college essays. I can help!
One-on-one advising
Personalized college counseling
Building a school list. Getting into an Ivy League school. Writing amazing college essays. I can help!
New York, NY
5 years of experience
Columbia University – BA | Computer Science and History
History
Political Science
Computer Science
Math
Language
STEM
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
💼
First job
Cyber & Intelligence Analyst

📚
Favorite book
1984

📓
Favorite subject in school
Math and history :)

Favorite after-school activities
Tennis

📺
Favorite TV show
Breaking Bad
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.