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Seema Wadhwani

Juris Doctor

University of Pennsylvania

B.A. Economics and Psychology

Cornell University

seema@esmprep.com

Services

College Counseling

Essay Coaching

“Luck is the dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”

- Ray Kroc

Seema specializes in helping international students and their families understand and tackle the often overwhelming US college application process. She is also well versed in helping students navigate the process of playing tennis at competitive universities. She graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University where she double majored in Economics and Psychology and minored in Law and Society. Growing up playing competitive tennis in Florida, Seema also played for the varsity women’s tennis team at Cornell. 


Seema is viewed as a trusted resource by both her students and their parents which helps reduce the stress intrinsic to the US application process.  Dedicated and organized, Seema uses a personalized approach to explore each student’s passions and goals. She is invested in each student’s journey and is determined to help them find a university that is the right fit for them. She has helped her students gain admission to their dream schools including Yale, Cornell, University of Chicago, Georgetown and UCLA.


When she’s not counseling students, Seema loves working out, trying new restaurants and recipes, traveling and all things about tennis.

Testimonials

“Working with Seema was great. What I loved the most was how at first she spent some time getting to know me and what I had done in the past and then, when it came to writing the essays, Seema remembered exactly what I had told her and we could use it as a starting point for the next essay, allowing me to highlight what I had done in the past in ways I hadn’t thought of. Seema also encouraged me to write more creative and risky essays which I maybe wouldn’t have written otherwise - submitting a 500 word essay about Ferrari was a strange but fun experience. Overall working with her was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone who needs some help writing essays and navigating the admissions process.” - Essay coaching student


“As an international student currently serving military duties, applications were quite overwhelming. Starting from test prep all the way to alumni interviews, it was definitely quite a long and challenging process. Fortunately, Seema was there to help simplify things for me. She helped to keep deadlines in check and prioritise my tasks. She adjusted her hours to my schedule, as I was stuck in the military from 8-5 on weekdays. Seema was also aware that I was applying to UCAS on the side while doing Common App with her. She kindly replanned our schedule to give me time to study for things like the Oxford PAT, before resuming with the Common App. Her attention to details for my application stood out to me, especially for the UC application. She particularly optimised and improved the description of all my 20 UC activities, all the way down to the last semicolon. I believe that this played a part in my admission results, especially as an international student applying to the US.” - College counseling student


“I have had a great time working with Seema this last year. She is incredibly thorough and meticulous in everything she does, and my application benefited massively from her efforts. I really felt she was very invested in my applications as she was always able to arrange a call at short notice if needed and quick to come back with feedback and further detail. I distinctly remember around deadline day there were some days where I'd wake up in the morning to see that she had done edits on some of my essays as late as midnight the previous evening which I think is testament to her hard-working nature.” - Essay coaching student

Dara Arad

University of East Anglia

B.A. Literature and Creative Writing

UC Berkeley

Services Offered

Academic Mentorship

Essay Coaching

Joined ESM in

2018

Pano Roditis

California State University of Sacramento

B.A. Theatre

Services Offered

Academic Mentorship

Joined ESM in

2019

Savannah Jade Montoya

CSU, Fullerton

B.A. English and Psychology

Emerson College

M.F.A. Popular Fiction Writing & Publishing (graduating 2024)

Services Offered

Essay Coaching

Academic Mentorship

Joined ESM in

Justin Scott

Georgetown

B.A. English

Yale University

M.A. African Studies

Services Offered

Academic Mentorship

College Counseling

Test Prep

Joined ESM in

2014

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