I would strongly recommend Nadya for anyone who is looking for assistance in the college application process.  She is a gifted writer and storyteller. She was able to collaborate with my daughter to help her tell her story based on her experiences, interests and goals.

Robyn, parent

I was in the process of writing an application for the National Honor Society.  I felt that a second pair of eyes would help me strengthen my submission. I contacted Nadya and she gave me feedback on how to arrange my ideas, along with grammatical suggestions. Nadya’s help made the writing process more efficient and helped me produce a stronger paper.

Tucker, 11th grader

Nadya is a natural teacher.  She possesses an instinctive savvy about how to command attention, orchestrate a discussion, and engender respect.  Her students feel valued and safe, even as they are held to rigorous standards of performance.  While consistently maintaining respect for a student’s opinion, Nadya refuses to let him or her get away with sloppy or murky or frivolous thinking.

Joel Doerfler, former Chair of History Department, Riverdale Country School

Nadya listened carefully and respectfully to what my child said.  Nadya thinks quickly on her feet. She empathizes with a student’s concerns and is generally on their “wavelength.”

Erin, parent

Having taught with Nadya, I was continually impressed with her ability to engage her students in the writing process.  It was obvious which students had Nadya as a teacher, as they typically demonstrated greater skill and confidence in their writing than their peers.

David Braemer, current Head of School, Ensworth School