We have been working with Dr. Vavra for a year now. The entire experience has been worthwhile and very meaningful to our family. Our son needed help with his literacy skills. We were concerned about his transition from Elementary school to Junior High as well. His time spent working with Dr. Vavra has made a significant difference in his proficiency in reading, writing, and spelling over the year. As a parent, I feel that our son is learning and gaining skills and strategies that will benefit him throughout his schooling and provide him with a deeper understanding of how he can better prepare himself to handle his school work while overcoming what has challenged him in the past in regards to his literacy. Dr. Vavra brings such a wealth of experience and expert knowledge to her work. She is genuinely interested in her students and making her time with them engaging, positive, and special to their needs. Our son looks forward to his sessions with Dr. Vavra.
Ginger – Mother of a Grade 7 student
Dr. Vavra holds the key to reading success! The diagnostic approach Dr. Vavra has designed was able to uncover the unique way my daughter was struggling. Karen’s calm and caring disposition helped my daughter feel completely comfortable during the analysis and tutoring sessions that followed. The difference in my daughter’s confidence has been incredible! She went from feeling like she was not smart enough to feeling like she was one of the top students in her class. Thank you Karen for all your amazing work, we are so very grateful.
Tara – Mother of a Grade 6 student
Karen is a wonderful help to me. She always has a fun activity planned that gives massive knowledge to help with your struggle. Karen is not a dead serious person. She is really nice, really talkative, and will share tons of stories with you. Karen identifies what you struggle with and has dozens of strategies to help you improve. Seeing Karen has made me more confident at school with my school work. She takes your interests and makes projects around that. For example, I am a big fisherman and love fish so Karen made a whole project that included fish that I would enjoy working on. I am very lucky to have her as my teacher but also my friend.
Thomas – Grade 7 student
When asked if she was glad she went through the process with Dr. Vavra at the Diagnostic Reading Centre of Calgary, Tai said, “I am glad because I feel like I am at the top of the class now, and I found out I really like reading.”