“When I first met Cathy Pelzmann, my daughter was nearing the end of tenth grade. She was having difficulty passing her FCAT Exam. Her reading skills were the problem. Like most children (teens), she would resist everything I tried to do to help (other tutors, and learning centers). I lacked the patience and training necessary to help her properly.
Cathy and my daughter hit it off from the first meeting (got along splendidly). We started an intensive reading routine, and within three months of studying with Cathy, her test scores in reading jumped one hundred and eleven points! This is something that two full school years of reading classes were unable to do for her. Cathy is very patient with her. She was able to identify her learning disability, and adapt her teaching style to meet my daughter’s needs, as well as educate me on how to help as well. I cried tears of joy when she passed her FCAT. Once she passed the FCAT, we could focus now on her regular schoolwork.
My daughter’s junior year proved to be very challenging and Cathy noticed that with every bad test score, her confidence level dropped. She was really losing hope, and Cathy brought that back for her. Cathy taught her how to study effectively, and manage her time wisely. For this I will be forever be grateful, for now she is about to graduate, and has bright hopes for her future.
When we first started tutoring with Cathy, I thought I would not be able to continue for long (financially), but as time went by, and her grades and confidence improved, I made room in my budget for tutoring. I deeply regret not doing this sooner. My daughter has been tutoring with Cathy for almost three years now, anywhere from two to three times a week.
Cathy has helped my daughter through Geometry, Spanish, Algebra/Trigonometry, Anatomy, and the FCAT. She has always gone out of her way to help my daughter, and always made her feel like a priority, even when I know her schedule was full. Her advice and participation in teacher conferences and with the school has been invaluable. She has been a large part of my daughter’s success. It has been the best investment I could have made for myself and for my daughter. I consider myself extremely lucky to have had Cathy helping me through these very difficult High School Years. I highly recommend Cathy Pelzmann as a tutor, and wish you the same success as I have had.”
– B. C., Tampa