Here are some candid testimonials from pupils who have taken my seminars and workshops. If you’re interested in taking one of my writing workshops or courses, please see the list of ones I currently have scheduled under Classes and Workshops or check out my calendar of events for upcoming sessions.

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Writing essays is not something I enjoy . It is usually the last thing I would attempt. Ms. Vidya was not only friendly , she helped me reach my thoughts and put them on paper. Most importantly, she guided us to find those thoughts/ feelings/ characteristics about us ourselves and that is what I liked most about these sessions .Now I am more confident about writing my essay .


Adrian – student

Ms. Vidya is the best tutor for helping my son with college essays. She has unique techniques for enabling students to discover their core values and also in identifying real life examples. She makes essay writing fun for students. She helped in completing all essays on planned time. She is always available and passionate about shaping students’ careers. We highly recommend Ms. Vidya for college essays. 

Anil A.

Mrs. Murlidhar has been the best help anyone could ask for. When my school told me this year that I would be graduating, I was dumbfounded. I didn’t know what to do or where to even start looking. Mrs. Murlidhar was there to help me through the whole essay writing process. Writing a college application essay is no easy feat, and with her constant support and willingness to help, I was able to accomplish something  that kids my age normally take a year to do, in the span of a few months. She knows the ins and outs of the essay writing procedure, and takes time out of her day, to make sure she understands how you want to write it, all while providing advice on the best way to execute your essay.

Asvath Prabagar – student.

My kids loved the thoughts incorporated in “The Adventures of Grandpa & Ray”…. simple, eloquent & powerful… so beautifully penned! Amazing illustrations! Highly recommended!

Dr. Lopamudra Das Roy, Founder, Breast Cancer Hub.

I was a passive listener on these sessions. Ms.Vidya has a very soft calming voice and she approached the sessions as a friend .The kids seemed to open up quite well and I am sure they did some soul searching to know more about themselves in addition to learning how to present themselves to the colleges through the essays.

Gladys – Parent.

We engaged Ms. Vidya to guide our middle school son in essay writing and general writing skills. We were highly impressed by her work. Over the course of several months, Ms. Vidya provided both in-person and online creative writing sessions. She was patient, thorough, and flexible, allowing our son to express his ideas and make suggestions rather than imposing her style. Ms. Vidya was warm and engaging, and our son always looked forward to his tutoring sessions. As a result of her guidance, we saw a significant improvement in our son’s ability to express himself in writing. We highly recommend Ms. Vidya and believe that others would really benefit from her expertise as well!
Thanks much

Prashant & Sapna

Vidya Auntie is an invaluable resource for students applying to undergraduate or graduate programs. The effort she takes to educate herself about the student and their writing piece goes to show how invested she is in her students’ success. In her role, she not only advises about the writing itself, but guides you through the entire creative process, allowing you to explore your talents and creativity to the fullest extent. I highly recommend Vidya Auntie for any of your writing needs!

Priya Vasan

I loved working with Vidya Aunty/ Mrs. Murlidhar! She is the kindest and most encouraging mentor. She takes the time to get to know her students and connect with them and help them write their unique story in the most organic way possible. From brainstorming to editing, she has guided me at every step. Working with her has elevated my application to another level and I highly recommend her to all!

Shrishti – Student.

It was a pleasure to be part of your workshop these two days, where you subtly inspired each of us to know ourselves better!
Your brainstorming activities have evoked a lot of thinking and compelled us to go into one’s own history and look at events with different perspectives.
The students got to know how to write their essays in different styles, what to highlight and how to bind it into a story of their life.
The tips about the flow, grammar, word choices and central theme will surely help our students to sharpen their skills in essay writing for college applications !

Teachers at Orchid School – Pune

Teachers at Orchid School, Pune.

Vidya  is an excellent professional , skillful teacher / writer . Recently my son attend her college essay workshop , was very useful and informative . She touch all the areas regarding the essay writing and explain very well in details . Much interactive and clarifies all the questions with lot of patience too . I strongly recommend her for the future college students .. Don’t miss it .

Vimala Joseph – Parent