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.

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.

Contact Katrina

 

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Motivating Wigglers to Read​

I long ago gave up on the idea that students should be sitting absolutely still when working or reading. Some students do better when they swing their legs, rock gently, fidget with Thinking Putty, or take movement breaks. Melissa Taylor, a Colorado teacher, pulled together a great list of ideas for how to keep wiggly students reading. You can see it here. Some of my favorite suggestions include having students sit on an exercise ball or indoor swing, allowing them to pace while they read (in an obstacle-free space, of course), or using a fidget device like a fidget cube or spinner. Another excellent idea in her list: creating a reading nook. This could be a pillow fort, a space under the stairs, a corner in a hallway, or an indoor tent. All your child needs is a light, a book, and perhaps a pillow and a blanket. They could even read to a stuffed animal (or real animal) audience! Photo by on Josh Applegate on Unsplash​

Excellent Assistive Technology and Apps​

It can be hard to determine which assistive technology software and applications are truly helpful and well-made, and the list of choices are overwhelming.  I found two excellent lists of assistive technology and helpful apps your student can use to make various school tasks easier and more manageable.  The first is this list of assistive technology from ADDitude Magazine. The recommendations are broken down by subject (math, reading) so you can easily find what you're looking for. The second is a list of beneficial Chrome extensions from Edutopia.  I highly recommend taking some time during the holiday break to comb through these lists to see what might be good supports for them (or you!).  Among my favorites of the recommendations on these list are the following: Learning Ally which helps struggling readers access audiobooks The Livescribe Smartpen, a great tool for students with ADHD and executive functioning struggles Grammarly, which catches spelling and grammar mistakes Noisili, which provides white noise backgrounds that are perfect for studying and concentration. ​ 

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