Expert tutoring, coaching, and classes

with an emphasis on stress reduction and confidence building.​

Help your child move from struggling to successful.

 

With 19 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

 

Katrina has 19 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.​

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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How Does ADHD Affect Executive Function Skills?​

One major way ADHD challenges students is when they have to use their executive function skills.   What are Executive Function skills?• Time management and organization• Planning and problem solving• Motivation• Self-awareness, self-restraint, and self-regulation• Utilizing working memory   How Do Executive Function Skills Affect Learning?• Students have trouble creating schedules, planning nightly homework time, and keeping track of assignments.• They struggle to solve problems, such as how to balance sports practice and homework time.• They have a hard time finding the motivation to do schoolwork.• Students with ADHD can struggle with being aware of their behaviors and curbing those that are not beneficial.   How Does My Tutoring Help?• I help students learn organization and time management skills, including using timers, planners, and binders, and folders.• I encourage positive self-talk, since many students with ADHD have incredibly negative self-talk about their ability to focus, get their work done on time, and manage their emotions.• I teach mindfulness to help with focus, working memory, fidgeting, self-awareness, self-regulation, and anxiety and depression.• I help students understand that this is something they will manage throughout their lives, but that doesn't mean it will always be hard. If they put practices in place, and use tools to support them, they will be able to navigate life well. If you have a student with ADHD who could use my help, please contact me!​

2019 Summer intensives

My summer intensives were so successful last summer that I'm bringing them back this year! This time, there will be three sessions, one lasting two weeks and the others lasting three weeks. You can sign up for one, two, or all three. The deadline to reserve a spot is April 30. What Are Summer Intensives?These intensives are intended to help students stay fresh with academics during the summer as well as help them get a leg up on the coming school year. Students who need additional instruction with writing, research, project planning, note-taking, or reading are ideal candidates for these intensives. In the past, students have used this time to learn the ins and outs of writing a research paper, become more adept with taking notes in class and writing annotations, improve their essay writing and grammar, and continue progress with reading intervention. How Often Will We Meet?I recommend at least twice-a-week lessons. The lessons will last one hour. An important piece to note: for students who are doing Orton-Gillingham with me, two lessons a week are required. I have found that meeting less frequently slows down progress. If your child is doing O-G with me during the school year, I highly recommend that they continue working with me during the summer. Where Will Lessons Happen?Lessons will be available in person in Vermont at the South Burlington library or online for students who are remote, traveling, or outside of Vermont. What Are the Dates?• Session 1: June 16–27• Session 2: July 15–August 1• Session 3: August 5–22 How Much Will the Intensives Cost?Session one, twice-a-week lessons: $360Sessions two and three, twice-a-week lessons: $540 I have listed the price for twice-a-week lessons for each session; I will have some flexibility to offer more than twice a week lessons, if that is your preference. Payment is due on or before the first day of the intensive by check or PayPal. For parents who wish to pay ahead for two or three intensives, a $50 discount will apply.  Spots will fill quickly, so if you already know you'd like to sign up, please respond to this email and I'll make sure to put you on my calendar. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss possibilities about what type of intensive your student might need, please reply to this email, text, or call.​

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