Expert tutoring, coaching, and classes

with an emphasis on stress reduction and confidence building.​

Help your child move from struggling to successful.

 

With 20 years of experience working with students in all grades, Katrina is an expert tutor who can help your child succeed. Her tutoring enables children to move through fear and resistance to feel more confident and comfortable with school. She also has excellent math and science tutors on staff.

Confidence Building

Stress Reduction

Study Skills

Reading Intervention

Meet Katrina Martin, MA; Associate/AOGPE

 

Katrina has 20 years of experience as a tutor.

 

Her passion is to help students feel more confident and calm about school. She does this by combining mindfulness techniques and practical tools that students can incorporate into their lives.​ She is Orton-Gillingham trained at the Academy Associate Level and provides expert reading intervention for students with dyslexia and other reading differences.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your rate? 

Generally, services cost $90 per hour. See the tutoring page for more information.

 

 

 

Where does tutoring and coaching take place? 

For those in the Burlington area, sessions might take place at your child’s school or in a library or coffee shop. Sometimes sessions take place in your home as well, depending on location. Online sessions are also available via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, or Google Hangouts for those who have complicated schedules or live outside the Burlington metro area. Contact Katrina to find out which option would be a good fit for your student.

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Anti-Racist Reading Recommendation​

If you are looking for an excellent resource geared toward children that can foster conversations about how to understand racism as well as how to dismantle it in ourselves and our communities and institutions, I highly recommend This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell. For students younger than 11 or 12, you will want to read it with them to help them understand some of the more complex ideas presented. Students 13 and up can likely read it themselves, but working through it with them will create an excellent opportunity to discuss the ideas presented and do your own critical reflection. One caveat: this book may be challenging for students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties, and it is not yet available on audiobook, so I'd also recommend that parents read the book with those students. Jewell's book is broken down into sections: Understanding and Growing Into My Identities, Making Sense of the World, Taking Action and Responding to Racism, and Working in Solidarity Against Racism. In each section, there is a mixture of history, information, and opportunities for self-reflection. There are multiple journal prompts that create time for students to think about what they read and connect it to their own lives. There is also a robust glossary in the back that defines terms students may be unfamiliar with. The link above will allow you to order it from your favorite local independent book store. Or, use this link to order it from a Black-owned independent book store. ​

Anti-Racism Resources​

If you're wondering when is the right time to talk to your children about racism, the answer is now. With the current protests happening in many US cities, many children are wondering what is happening and how we got here. Here are some resources to help you have these conversations with your child. To read with kids:From EmbraceRace:  Where to Find Diverse Children's Books From TimeOut:  Kids Books About Race that Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion From the New York Times:  These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids For adults:From Teaching for Change:  Teaching Young Children About Race From CNN:  How to Talk to Your Children About Protests and Racism From the University of Pennsylvania:  Talking to Children After Racial Incidents From the National Association of Independent Schools:  What White Children Need to Know About Race From Common Sense Media:  How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids From the Chicago Public Library:  Anti-Racist Reading List From Ibram X. Kendi Photo by Julian Wan on Unsplash.​

Dealing with the Stress of the Pandemic​

I've been sheltering in place since March 12. I'm an introvert and enjoy working from home, so at first this seemed like a blessing. But as the months have worn on, I'm showing signs of stress: less patience, quicker to anger, lots of tears at unexpected times, and less energy. And did I mention I have generalized anxiety disorder even when there isn't a global pandemic? I've seen a pattern with my students, too: some are less enthusiastic, others are more distracted, and some actively resist showing up to sessions or doing the work assigned. All of this is normal and to be expected when trying to learn (and live) during a pandemic. We are all dealing with the unknown, and we all react to stress differently. If you have noticed a shift in your child's resilience, work ethic, or general outlook, know that this is not unusual. According to the CDC, stress can manifest in various ways in children:   • Excessive crying or irritation in younger children• Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (for example, toileting accidents or bedwetting)• Excessive worry or sadness• Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits• Irritability and “acting out” behaviors in teens• Poor school performance or avoiding school• Difficulty with attention and concentration• Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past• Unexplained headaches or body pain• Use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs  I do my best to keep this in mind when working with students and I understand their progress might be slower right now and they may not be at their best during our session. It's okay. We are all doing our best. I have a couple meditations on my website that may be helpful: one for grounding to help students become present, one for releasing negative thoughts/energy, and one for progressive relaxation. They are between 5 and 7 minutes long and are available both on my site or through SoundCloud.   Photo by Kylo on Unsplash. ​

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