A Brief Intro From Our Founder 

Our Story

Welcome to VoicED.

As parents, we want to give our children wings.

We do this by attending to their every need as they grow, by enrolling them in the best schools, and by gently imparting our own wisdom and showing them the way.

All this work comes to a head during the high school years, when we work with our children to ensure a successful transition to that important next step: choosing and getting admitted into the right college.

We want our children to have the kind of college education that leads to successful careers that help them stand on their own two feet and lead successful adult lives.

Of course, all this is easier said than done!

At VoicED, we are educators and parents ourselves who have become experts in all that it takes to prepare for a college career. From research to college readiness and from test prep to the admission process, we are intimately acquainted with every aspect of college preparation. As teachers, we know how to help high school students prepare so that they are successful in being admitted to the college of their choice.

Together, we can help students identify their strengths and start envisioning their path in life. We’ll even help them take the first steps on that path. Having the support of a knowledgeable Sherpa and coach from outside the family can be crucial in demystifying the college prep and application process and making goals more achievable. We remove the anxiety from the college admissions experience so that our young mentees can focus on their assets and strengths instead of on their insecurities.

About the Founder

VoicED is a one-of-a-kind academy: founded by a trained educator with years of experience in education and college prep in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founder and CEO Ava Mariya Gencheva wanted to create a different kind of college admissions counseling and college prep environment, one that focuses on the whole person and provides supportive and encouraging coaching that empowers students to realize and harness their strengths and gifts. 

Before founding VoicED, Ms. Gencheva served for more than a decade as a Program Director and a curriculum development expert at several private elite schools in the Bay Area. She studied law at New York University School of Law, and before that, education, culminating in B.S. in Education.

That’s our story. What is yours? 

At VoicED, we will help you find and share your story and shine doing it! We can’t wait to get started!

Set up your free consultation today.

Contact us today at (408)-373-8953 or voiced.academy@gmail.com to set up a free consultation about our curriculum, teaching methodology, and how we can help you get into the college of your dreams.

Overview Of Our Services

We can get your high schooler ready for college and beyond.

College Essay Prep.

The essay is the most critical components of the application. The personal statement and all supplementary essays must be well-written authentic stories speak of your character. We know how to guide the plot line  to achieve the Disney effect on the reader. Click the button below to learn more.

College Consulting

Our college consulting involves guidance from start to finish. With lazer focus attention to detail we will create your profile and prapere you for success. Click below to get started.

College Admissions Planning

VoicED enables students to stand out from the rest of the crowd by identifying the student’s passion and unique qualities. We keep our students informed at every step of the way. Our counselors conduct thorough research to identify the best choice of school and work with students specific areas of interestsClick the link below to provide us with your contact details and we will reach out to you to with the details of our services.

SAT/ ACT Prep.

Students who worked with us preparing for SAT/ ACT tests not only showed definite improvement, but also a significant jump in their scores. Please provide us with your contact details and we will reach out to you to provide you with the programs we have for SAT and ACT prep.

Grammar And Academic Writing

When it comes to English language, grammar, and academic writing, VoicED is the best in its class. We say this with confidence because we speak from observation, data, and outcome. Click the button below to learn how we can help you.


Ms. Sahni, Bhaani, and Jujar

“Thank you so much for all your help in making this year so successful. We really appreciate your loving and caring attitude towards our family. Thanks agin for always being there. We love you!”

Sophia Li

“Thank you for helping me practice for Speech Regional Competitions. “

Anthony and Kristine Thia

Cheers to another successful year!

Thank you for our support and love toward our daughters, Alexia and Andrea. 

Wish you and your family, a fun and safe summer!


Andrea Thea

Thank you for supporting me throughout the year!

You have been very kind and generous, so I thank you once again


Alexia Thia

You are an awesome and supportive teacher this year and last year!

I am looking forward to seeing you next year!


The Truong Family

Thank you for all your hard work. Keeping our kids safe and making sure they are making smart decisions, and letting all of us parents rest easy when our children are with you. Thank you always for your warm, welcoming smiles, and for being a part of our lives. 


I. K. Sitou

My husband and I wanted to thank you very much for having a fantastic school program. We feel so lucky to have our kids studying at your school. You have a great curriculum and excellent teachers. Our daughter always has positive things to say about your classes. She is now very motivated and interested in learning.  She has made a lot of progress this year. 

Thank you so much again for your great program, we truly appreciated it!


(Maggie Lau’s Mom)


Thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk briefly with you this afternoon. It is a privilege for me to speak with you. 

It will be much appreciated and I assure you will not regret by giving Anthony an opportunity in your school. 

With warm regards,

Emi and Mark Takahashi

Mark and I want to thank you for all that you do for  Lindsey this past year.  It is amazing how much she blossomed this year. One of the greatest concepts you somehow pulled off was teaching taking pride in your work. This is one of the hardest things to teach and accomplish. Yet, somehow you’ve made it easily!

There’s so many great things that you’ve managed to get Lindsey excited about. She loves to write (neatly at that). Reading is something she enjoys to do for us. Lindsey has grown tremendously this year  and we have you to thank for that. We appreciate all that you’ve done for Lindsey and wish you all the best. 

Warn Regards and 


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