Nadia is a Cum Laude graduate of Gordon College with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a Creative Writing concentration. Her personal motivations for tutoring comes from a deep passion for literacy advocacy and were inspired by the active role she took in her. college’s Academic Support Center preparing educational materials addressing myths of and provisions for those with reading based learning disorders. Her approach to one-on-one tutoring is holistic, accounting both for the importance of working towards measurable goals as well as the relational aspect, building trust and paying close attention to the student’s interaction with the material. Her most exciting result came from a situation in which a student who had been working with the center for months finally made a breakthrough as a direct result of Nadia’s recommendation that she switch from SAT to ACT. The student was bright yet shy, making communication both vital and delicate. By establishing a trusting and friendly relationship with this student, Nadia was able to determine the aspects of the test that caused the student the most trouble and targeted these until the desired score was achieved. The satisfaction that comes from being able to provide a student with clear and compassionate guidance as they grapple with and ultimately overcome obstacles is what keeps Nadia tutoring.
Grant Writing Intern, Seaside Sustainability Rockport, MA-2018
Assistant Director of Campus Recreation at Gordon College-2020
Teaching Assistant, Intro to Creative Writing-2018
"Nadia was very easy to understand and explained all of the concepts with ease. She is patient and welcoming and very easy to work with."
"Nadia’s patient and personable style made working with her to prepare for the SAT memorable and enjoyable. She brought joy and humor to each session, helping me focus more on what I was learning than what I was afraid of forgetting. My scores in the English section of the SAT continued to increase after every practice test we worked on together and I eventually landed the score I needed for my top choice college! I am grateful that Nadia understood the content so thoroughly. She was able to patiently explain difficult concepts and never failed to ensure that I was clear on what we had just covered before moving on. I am grateful that Nadia guided me through my preparation!" - Katie O.
"Working with Nadia as I prepared for both the SAT and ACT was an incredibly enjoyable process! She explained how to fully access each strategy in multiple ways, approaching difficult concepts from several angles which I found very helpful. Nadia is organized, prepared, and very easy to talk to which made me excited to attend our sessions. The reading comprehension portion of both tests was not my strong suit and I often found myself frustrated with the material and not exactly sure what I wasn’t understanding. Nadia patiently worked to identify what I was struggling with to make sure that I not only scored well, but had strategies for the same kind of issues that I encountered in my day-to-day school work. I always left smiling and feeling confident about the tactics I had been taught." - Sydney R.