Natasha de Sherbinin
Director of College Advising, New York
Colby College (BA), Harvard Graduate School of Education (M.Ed.)
Natasha was born and raised in Manchester, Massachusetts. She earned a master’s degree in higher education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor’s degree from Colby College, where she majored in Human Development and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Following college, Natasha joined Teach For America and moved to Denver, Colorado to teach Spanish and guide high school students through the college application process. Natasha also spent a year teaching English in Gijón, Spain, and two summers leading high school students on Spanish travel programs throughout the country.
Natasha has nearly a decade of college counseling experience, including admissions experience at Brandeis University. Most recently, Natasha worked as the Director of College Counseling for a high school in Boston, MA. She has advised hundreds of students who have been admitted to Ivy Leagues, highly selective liberal arts colleges, and large research universities. As a college advisor, Natasha aims to demystify the college application process and alleviate stress for both students and their families. She enjoys working closely with students to help them gain admission to colleges that fit both their academic and social needs. Natasha is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and an associate member of Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). She visits at least twenty-five colleges annually and attends national conferences to stay up-to-date on the ever-changing landscape of admissions.
In her free time, Natasha enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking, and anything else that will allow her to be outside.
“Natasha was beyond incredible. I could not appreciate her more or express my gratitude more. Her work with my daughter, her advice to us and her manner of communication for all of this were all exactly what we needed. She gave our family the perfect support and advice. I would recommend her to anyone and hope that she will still be at A-List in three years when I do this again for my son.”
–Mother of Elinor E. (Baruch College Campus High School, 2019)
Brandeis University, Class of 2023
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
A-List gave me more than just practice tests and test-taking tips, though these were invaluable. My tutor connected with me on a personal level and helped me understand that I was capable of getting the score I wanted. Suddenly, I viewed my test-taking experience as a challenge, not a burden. I walked into my ACT with the confidence that I knew exactly how to conquer every aspect of the test.”
Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!