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College admissions are intricate and involved processes, and our consultants are here to help. We have helped candidates secure admissions to their dream schools, including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Cornell, Yale, Princeton, Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, King’s College, and other top universitites.

Our consultants know college admissions inside and out. In fact, they themselves have earned their degrees from some of the world’s top universities, and many of them have advanced degrees.

Nirali J.

Assistant Director, Admissions

Nirali grew up in India and came to Singapore for Junior College as an SIA scholar. She went on to study Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore and worked with Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an Operations Analyst with the Equity Settlements team prior to joining Prep Zone.

Over the past few years she has tutored hundreds of students on standardised tests like BMAT, UKCAT, ISAT, PQA, SAT and ACT. She has also worked extensively with students on their UK and US college applications on profile building, school-shortlisting, personal statements, and interview prep.

Tamara B.

Admissions Consultant

Hailing from North Macedonia, Europe, Tamara moved to Singapore to study Psychology at Yale-NUS College. Having worked and lived in Singapore, Spain, New York City and Bangkok, she thrives in international and multicultural environments. In the year prior to joining Prep Zone, Tamara worked as a Residential College Advisor at Yale-NUS College, mentoring and coaching a group of 12 first-year students during their transition to college.

At Prep Zone, Tamara has supported students with successful admissions to top universities such as Oxford, UCL, King’s, Georgetown, Tufts, Pomona, UC Berkeley, Boston University, UBC and University of Toronto. Her students have also been awarded with more than $500,000 in merit scholarships. She is proud to have mentored the next generation of doctors and medical professionals in Singapore, having coached 30+ students with successful acceptances to NUS Yong Loo Lin and NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

Ruchika G.

Admissions Consultant

Ruchika splits their time between India, UK, and Bhutan, and first moved to Singapore to study liberal arts at Yale-NUS College. They are trained in Environmental Studies, Visual Sociology, and Art, keeping with their (unintentional) theme of threes. In their professional appointments, Ruchika frequently serves as producer, curator, and researcher, and has led the APAC creative team for a major brand’s global expansion. Ruchika enjoys working with young adults. They recently taught Pop Culture Studies at winter camp for pre-college students and mentored first-year students to make a successful transition to university. Outside of work, Ruchika designs TTRPGs and reads science fiction and fantasy.

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Tiffany L.

Assistant Director, Admissions

Tiffany earned degrees in East Asian Studies and Law from Harvard and UC Berkeley. She studied abroad at Tokyo University, published articles in several law journals, and interned at Warner Bros. Studios and the Writers Guild of America. After gaining experience counseling non-profits in Berkeley, she worked for California law firms specializing in restaurant law and video game law.

Since 2015, she has enjoyed advising students on their applications to diverse programs, including medicine, law, business, and computer science and engineering courses, amongst many others. Her track record includes UK medical schools such as Cambridge, UCL, Imperial, Manchester, Cardiff, and King's College London; other courses at UK schools such as LSE, Bristol, Durham, Oxford; Singapore medical school (NUS - Yong Loo Lin and NTU - Lee Kong Chian); and US universities such as Stanford, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Columbia University, NYU, Carnegie Mellon, University of Michigan, and many more.

Tyler J.

Admissions Consultant

Tyler attended the University of Minnesota, where he later worked as an interactive technology grant-funded researcher for three years after graduation. While living in Asia for 12 years, he has worked at Prince of Songkla University in Thailand, helping non-native English-speaking professors publish abroad while teaching academic writing and citation courses.

Meanwhile, he collaborated with startups in Shenzhen and Shanghai, working on college applications for eight years. To support his students, he explored creative nonfiction writing within courses at UCLA to gain an academic understanding of personal essays. He has mentored students to get accepted to top schools like Cornell, Penn, Columbia, JHU, Duke, Vanderbilt, Cambridge, Oxford, London Business School, Emory, Rice, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, USC, BU, Harvard, and The University of Chicago.

Alex T.

Admissions Consultant

Alex graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Law, and then completed a Master’s in Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. Before that, she was the Valedictorian of her IB Diploma class. Outside of her academic journey, Alex has worked on AI liability research, taking a keen interest in how to best regulate emerging technologies. She is also an avid reader who enjoys thinking about how the law and ethics underpin modern political and social issues.

Alex has a significant amount of experience with university admissions, having worked with students from all over the world who are applying to top universities. Studying at leading universities in both the US and the UK has given her an insight into the differences between each of their admissions processes, be it in terms of application essays, interviews, or entrance exams. Above all, she enjoys learning about the individual background and stories which make every student unique.

Emily G.

Admissions Consultant

One of Emily’s greatest joys is helping her students show the best version of themselves to their dream colleges and universities. As a published author and MFA candidate in creative nonfiction with eight years experience teaching writing, she is well-equipped to help students tell their stories in personal statements and supplemental essays. As a former guidance counselor at a rigorous high school, she is adept at helping students find their ideal college matches. Her upbeat and encouraging personality keeps students motivated and on-track, especially when they doubt themselves or feel unsure about the future.

Emily’s students have been accepted to The University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Barnard College, Wesleyan University, Boston University, Lehigh University, Georgetown University, Middlebury College, Claremont McKenna College, and more.

Get Into Top Universities With Us

With a team of experienced consultants who are graduates from top universities around the world and an impressive track record, Prep Zone Academy is the perfect choice for aspiring students who want to secure their placement at top universities in the US and UK.

We can help you with:

  • Profile evaluation
  • Application management
  • Schools shortlisting
  • Essay editing
  • Interview coaching

Sign-up for a 100% free consultation today and kickstart your journey to the world’s most desirable colleges. Simply fill in the following form and we will get in touch shortly to schedule a suitable appointment.

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