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About Kavita Iyer

I started my career as a French technical translator but really found my calling when I began working as a French teacher. I then spent the next 2 decades teaching French (Cambridge IGCSE curriculum) to middle and high school kids in India. I love working with teens the most and it was a truly enriching experience for me.

In 2016, I moved to the US with my family and started the University of California Irvine’s certificate program in Independent Educational Consulting, a series of 7 courses with 150+ classroom hours. The program provides the knowledge required to navigate the college admissions process and the specialization to meet the needs of varied clients.  

I now guide international students especially from India, and domestic US students for undergraduate college admissions in the US. My personalized approach and individualized planning help students to define their goals, plan, and execute accordingly within an established timeline. My friends call me "the essay queen" and I get great joy when my students read the final draft of their personal statement and know, hands-down, everything is well-curated and their essay is THEM in 650 words.

Having lived in India and the US, I have a uniquely global perspective, and my superpowers are my knack for languages (I speak 7 of them) and my cross-cultural sensitivity.

I volunteer with a non-profit organization called the Matchlighters Scholarship program where I help students create balanced college lists, brainstorm essay topics, and edit their essays.

On a personal note, I live with my husband in Kirkland, Washington and our son is a sophomore at New York University Stern School of Business.

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