Here’s what students, teachers and parents say

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

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

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!

Srishti (student)

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 .


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.

Glady (Parent)

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