Nerissa is one of the most insightful, compassionate, and cognizant professors I've had thus far. She acknowledges the fact that grammar can be a pretty boring and tedious topic, and does her best to spice it up (and it works). She can be tough, but as long as you put forth a little bit of effort and do the homework, you should be fine. She gives a lot of extra credit, too. She was intelligent, kind, and well-spoken. She is funny and willing to put on a show to demonstrate a point. Greatly enjoyed her, and her course. Comes highly recommended.