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School Success Counseling - Marilyn L Nemzer, MA

Solutions for Students and Parents

Address: Tiburon/Belvedere, CA 94920
Phone: 415-435-4574

School Success Counseling

Parents, can you use a team-mate? 

  to help your child 

   be a more successful student?

  to help you

   when school issues create conflict

  at home?

Marilyn L. Nemzer, M.A.
Credentialed School Counselor


Do any of the following comments sound familiar?
“I don't understand the assignment.”
“My teacher is unfair!”
“The homework is too hard.”
“School is boring.”
“This class is stupid.”
“I hate math.”
When your young one comes home from school and says, “My teacher hates me!” what do you say or do?
When your teenager doesn’t get the homework done, what’s your next step?


Contact Marilyn to schedule a one-time free 20-minute phone consultation... or just for more info.


School Success Counseling is a division of The California Study, Inc.,  nonprofit organization based in Tiburon, California. 

    Marilyn L. Nemzer, M.A., Credentialed School Counselor

Here's a brief overview of who I am – and some of my thoughts and experiences related to student performance, counseling and tutoring. 

I was a middle school counselor for seven years before I got married – and was a high school teacher before that.

As a mom at home, I directed a tutoring service and spent endless hours on the telephone with distraught and frustrated parents who wanted SO much to help their kids who were not having academic success experiences. Sometimes it was about a highly motivated student having problems in just one or two classes. Sometimes it was a student who was doing poorly across the board… every class. Sometimes it was a “homework problem.”

From my years of working with teachers, parents, and students, I've   learned a lot. I've learned that sometimes – and often – the right answer is finding the right tutor. (And finding the right tutor is actually not that hard – I have lots of suggestions for you on this subject.)

But sometimes getting a tutor is just not the whole answer. And sometimes the answer isn’t really tutoring at all. To know what will help with school problems is not always easy to figure out, and navigating school resources can be a challenge.

That’s where I come in. I can talk to you about your options – your realistic options – and your child’s options. And I can talk to teen-agers like you wouldn’t believe.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Marin County Board of Education, now serving 3rd term
  • Board Member, California Environmental Education Foundation
  • California School Boards Association
  • Association of California School Administrators
  • American School Counselor Association
  • Tiburon-Belvedere Rotary Club (of Rotary International) 
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • North American Environmental Educators Association