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“My twins from CUSD have been coming to the after school science program since last year. The Science class at the Academy is following a Science Curriculum which the children will study in High School but it has been broken down to start at the very basics.  This gives the students an introduction to the concepts that they will learn in Middle and High School.

The Science Class is being taught by Ms. Karnik. Ms. Karnik has an excellent command over all the Science subjects. Her ability at teaching simple concepts as well as more advanced topics and being able to address the need of each student makes her an excellent teacher. She has a wonderful rapport with the children in the class and has the ability to connect with all her students. Ms. Karnik is extremely organized and reliable and takes great initiative to make the class interesting for the students. She accomplishes this with her positive and friendly attitude.

I wish New Edge Science Academy and Ms. Karnik the very best!”

Minu Rastogi, Parent 7th Grade, Bogle Jr. High

“Dear Sheetal, 

We wanted to take a moment to recognize the amazing work Ms. Niha has done with my 6th grader in tutoring her for math pre-algebra. Niha has a wonderful teaching style where she is able to analyze her student’s strengths and opportunities and then focus her teaching and lessons appropriately. I was also impressed with her confidence and matured approach towards teaching, especially for a high schooler. With Niha’s help, my daughter has grown in confidence with her math and is now doing very well where by her grades have improved from C to B/B+.”

Pradeep, Parent 6th Grade, ACP Oakland

“Our NESA teacher is an angel. In Biology I was always stressed and I had lost interest in doing well and I had given up. But after joining NESA, I don’t have as much tension because I can rely on our NESA teacher to answer all my questions and understand things. She cares about us and is patient, kind, caring, answering all our questions. I have a sense of relief after coming to class now and understand concepts better. I look forward to every class and have learned learning techniques which help me for other classes as well.”

Amy, Student-AP Biology, Hamilton High School

“NESA is probably the one thing that saved my AP Bio grade. Without this class, I don’t think I could have made it so far into such a hard subject. Ever since I have been coming to NESA, my grades have gone up by an average of 11% and my quiz grades even more! I love coming to this class and look forward to scoring well on my AP test”.

Anjalee, Student -AP Biology, Hamilton High School

“Our NESA teacher is a great teacher. She explains everything nicely and really gets the class to participate. We always have a blast in there. We get to do cool experiments and fun stuff like that. If you are thinking of going to her class, you should really do it because it is amazing.”

Anmol, Student- 7th Grade, Bogle Jr. High

“Thank you so much for mentoring, inspiring, guiding, and supporting Vedik for his science project. He placed first in BioChemistry category at HISEF. We are deeply grateful and look forward to continuing his work under your mentorship at NESA in future. Best Wishes to NESA and to you!!”

Renu Navale- 9th Grade, Hamilton High School

“NESA has a very good teacher in science. She has taught me biology, physics, and chemistry. It’s serious and fun at the same time. I learned that human DNA has 4 nitrogen bases, they are called A,T,G, and C. She is the queen at science. She is Au (the element for gold) at science.”

Neil, Student- 6th Grade, Jacobson Elementary School

“NESA’s science class is a really fun class that makes school a breeze! The class is with our friends and we always joke around. I love this class so much, everybody should join! We do experiments and our projects are really fun. Overall, I suggest more kids should join!”

Student- 5th Grade, Basis Chandler

Dr. Karnik is a great teacher who cares how you as a student are doing in class. In a short time of 3 weeks, we were able to learn about cell structure and cell division. She also ensured we were understanding each definition and explanation. Every class we would review what we did in class the day before and made sure we had comprehended the material for the next test in school. As a result of her class, I developed a liking and understanding of Biology. Before this class, I was feeling bored and uninterested when it came to biology due to my lack of knowledge. Now, I walk into class every day with smile on my face, whether it’s in school or at NESA.

Rohan-9th Grade, Basis Ahwatukee

Great work Dr. Karnik starting NESA. You have made Science easy, fun and exciting for these kids. My son looks forward to the weekly class. Best wishes for the future!

Kiran, Parent-4th Grade, Basis, Ahwatukee

I have loved everything you have taught me from Scientific Methods, Atoms, Biomes, to Force and Motion. I loved your class… I didn’t even know what Biology, Chemistry, and Physics meant until you taught me”

Student-4th Grade, Knox Gifted Academy

Kids absorb from almost everyone and everything around them, and yes – daily. But, absorbing the ingredients to build the root system is very precious and it does not come so easy. It was great foundation building process and my son enjoyed this learning thoroughly 

Ajay Gawali, Parent-6th Grade, BASIS-Ahwatukee

NESA is a brainchild of Dr. Sheetal Karnik and embodies her stellar education, background and experiences. Even more importantly it embodies her patience, perseverance and passion. I have seen Dr. Sheetal teach the kids at NESA with great deal of patience until complex topics are well understood. She perseveres alongside them with extra classes and mock tests as they get close to exams, and her passion is reflected in all the kids who attend NESA. She has mentored my son Vedik Navale first for his high school science project in Biochemistry and now for his AP Biology class. I am sure this is just the beginning for NESA and it will achieve greater successes! Looking forward to seeing it grow and flourish!!

Renu Navale, Parent, 10th grade, Hamilton High School

I think this Science class is really fun. We did a lot of cool activities and experiments. I learned a lot about many different science topics. We asked a lot of questions and got all of them answered.

Anekha, Student, 5th grade, Basis-Chandler

The classes are very organized. Each thing we learn connects to another so it’s easier to understand. The class gives a lot of information which is cool. The instructor puts expression in her voice and makes it more interesting. It is not just learning, but it is also fun!

Taneesha, Student 6th grade, Knox Gifted Academy

I love this class because I learn a lot about science and I love that how I am a smarter person. I like how we get to do fun experiments. And our teacher is the best I could wish for. Thank You!

Sohum, Student 4th grade, Basis

I like all the experiments my teacher explained. She is the best science teacher I had. Science is Fun! Because of my teacher, I am one of the science geniuses in my class.

Vedika, Student 4th grade, Knox Gifted Academy

CUSD is an excellent school district and the curriculum taught in the Elementary schools though superior is lacking in giving the students a solid Science background.  To fill this gap for my sixth grade twins, I found New Edge Science Academy in Chandler.

The Science class at the Academy is following a Science Curriculum which the children will study in High School but it has been broken down to start at the very basics.  This will give the students an introduction to the concepts that they will learn in Middle and High School.

The Science Class is being taught by Ms. Sheetal Karnik.  Ms.Karnik has an excellent command over all the Science subjects.  Her ability at teaching simple concepts as well as more advanced topics and being able to address the need of each student makes her an excellent teacher.  She has a wonderful rapport with the children in the class and has the ability to connect with all her students.  Ms. Karnik is extremely organized and reliable and takes great initiative to make the class interesting for the students.  She accomplishes this with her positive and friendly attitude.

I wish New Edge Science Academy and Ms.Karnik the very best!

Minu Rastogi

My son was placed first on Cellular Biology category at AZSEF and also got selected for ISEF.

We are thrilled and again I truly believe it is because of the foundation that you have built for him

and also the scientific methods/analysis he is getting from NESA!

(Parent of Hamilton High School student)

Hi,

This is my review of the New Edge Science Academy(NESA).

The first class I took was the science class. During my time at NESA every single class I took was always full of information and different subjects that I had never heard of. The more classes I attended the more clear the purpose of science became. Since I attended the classes during the summer, I believe I will have a headstart on my peers at the beginning of the school year. The class made me feel more confident in the subjects of chemistry, biology, and physics. In the three weeks of the class I learned about cells, scalar versus vector, and the periodic table of elements, just to name a few. Overall, my NESA science experience was truly amazing.

The second class I took was the python class. In the python class we learned about different ways to use the program. I believe that it is important to take this class because the world is always creating new technology and soon enough, it will be our main source of entertainment, media, interactions, conversing, learning, and many more that our minds can’t even dream about. The value of programming in this day and age is the equivalent of learning the ABC’s as a child. The NESA python experience taught me about for loops, while loops, and importing libraries just to name a few. The overall quality of the class satisfied my every need as a python learner.

By, Nikhil Ganpule

CA

Hi, I’m a rising sophomore in high school. I wanted to explain the impact that Mrs. Karnik’s classes have had upon my academics. Taking an Honors Chemistry course in preparation for the upcoming schoolwork of freshman year, was one of the best decisions I’ve made. The thorough content and variety in examples were necessary for a complete comprehension of the subject. Studying in such rigorous classes can take a huge toll on your mental health, but with N.E.S.A’s help, the class will be a breeze. 

Karen S. IL

My experience of the NESA classes has always been great. Not only does Mrs. Karnik cover all the material fully, but she also goes above and beyond to make sure that I am fully prepared for my tests. Overall the NESA classes have helped me maintain my test scores at around an A grade. Last year I took the Honors Biology Course along with the corresponding NESA class to aid me in my studies. I was able to succeed in that class with the help of NESA. 

In general, the NESA classes have really helped me succeed in my courses, and I plan to continue taking them in the future.

Hersh Nanda 

Basis

Testimonial from Parent whose student got 800/800 on SAT BIO and 5/5 on AP BIO

Review for NESA

Dr. Karnik has been an amazing teacher – My child has been enrolled in after school Bio class for 2 years now. Last year it was Honors Bio, and a lot of the concepts were new and challenging, the review of all the concepts in class helped reinforce and build a strong foundation for AP Biology class this year.  She felt really challenged and lost in the class at the beginning of the year, being a freshman & in an AP class, since some of the topics were so advanced.  The after school program helped her grow more comfortable with Bio. Dr. Karnik was always very supportive and patient in explaining the concepts over and over again. The class size was perfect and conducive to a 1:1 attention and focus.  She has a very good grasp of the topics and the course material for the AP class & test.  Her rapport with the students is great, she is as knowledgeable as she is encouraging, patient and responsive to the needs and level of the student. A BIG THANK YOU from us for all the support, guidance & mentor-ship – it was great to see all the hard work and efforts of the teacher and student, come to fruition at the end with excellent grades and big smiles!

Niral Deliwala (Parent of Dheeti Deliwala)

I joined Dr. Karnik’s AP Bio Crash Course Class with hopes to refine my knowledge in certain areas and review the content for the upcoming AP exam. However, Dr. Karnik really did put her 100% into the class, as I left every single class with not just a refreshment of the content, but a heavy amount of knowledge I had never visited before in the AP curriculum at school. She is very knowledgeable in every single area within the book, and most importantly, she is very patient for the kids (like me!) who have forgotten some of the content. She does not hesitate to put aside much more time than asked in order to ensure we feel completely comfortable with the topic, which allows all of her students to leave her class very content and prepared.

Manavi, HHS

My experience of the NESA classes has always been great. Not only does Mrs. Karnik cover all the material fully, but she also goes above and beyond to make sure that I am fully prepared for my tests. Overall the NESA classes have helped me maintain my test scores at around an A grade. Last year I took the Honors Biology Course along with the corresponding NESA class to aid me in my studies. I was able to succeed in that class with the help of NESA.

In general, the NESA classes have really helped me succeed in my courses, and I plan to continue taking them in the future.

Hersh Nanda,  Basis

“Dr. Karnik’s AP Science Courses have been very helpful. They helped me a lot during the school year and on my AP exams. Dr. Karnik’s explanations for all concepts were very thorough and clear. She is very knowledgeable and a great teacher. I would recommend her classes to anyone who is taking AP Biology or AP Chemistry or for anyone who is preparing for SAT subject tests for Biology and Chemistry.”

Alexander Gonzalez, HHS

I initially came to receive conceptual understanding for Honors Chem in sophomore year, and throughout the year I learned methods- notably the type of approach required to solve a problem, and knowing what specific topics to apply for any problem- that would not only help me in solving conceptual problems for this course, but for future science courses as well. Additionally, I was able to get rid of my old, ineffective habit of simply memorizing theories and formulas through your method of teaching. I started to seek for a better understanding of every chemistry topic taught in school, and this has helped me to progress on the right path. My AP Chem course became simplified with the help of this class as well. I saved a lot of time in studying for the chem tests and quizzes throughout the year and was easily able to manage the workload in my AP courses overall.

I would definitely recommend going to NESA for anyone struggling in their science classes, since the method of teaching conceptually is not taught this well in science at all schools. If all students learned this way continuously at a young age, they would be guaranteed to have a strong foundation in science by the time they reach middle and high school, and truly enjoy science for the rich knowledge it contains.

Thank you Dr. Karnik for making Honors and AP Chemistry interesting and eye-opening for me, and I hope to see many more students succeed in the path that you will rightfully lead them to.