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.

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Your Library’s Superpowers​

These days, libraries have events and services that stretch beyond books. Here are some of my favorite library add-ons. Interlibrary loan:You don't have to resort to online shopping when the library doesn't have a book you want; check ILL first. Sometimes this means connecting with other libraries in the area, while other times books could be coming from other states. Most times you'll need to check with the circulation desk to request a title; other times the library allows you to do this online. Ask the library to purchase a book:Did you know you can ask the library to purchase a book they don't have? If it is right for their collection, they will buy it. Simply ask at the circulation desk about the procedure for requesting a book. At my home library in Burlington, you fill out a piece of paper with the author and title. Often, if they don't wish to purchase the book, they will check ILL. Hoopla:Many libraries are connected with Hoopla, which offers access to ebooks, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, comics, and music. All you need is your library card number and you're in. This is an excellent resource for dyslexic students who wish to access audiobooks without paying for them on Audible.com or Learning Ally. Kanopy:Libraries are also often connected with Kanopy, which allows access to more than 30,000 movie and tv titles.  Overdrive:See if your library is connected with Overdrive, which is another great way to access ebooks and audiobooks. These can be accessed through the Overdrive site or downloaded to a Kindle. Most libraries these days will have titles in multiple formats, so if a book isn't in the library in physical form, you can often get it as an audiobook or ebook. Librarians can also help you with research using their databases of magazines, newspapers, and journal articles. Some libraries even offer access to databases like Ancestry.com and Consumer Reports. It's not just the public library that has expanded: if your child's school has a library (sadly, many are closing their doors) they will often have access to Playaways, which are pre-loaded devices containing an audio book. They come with the device and a set of headphones. School libraries also often have interlibrary loan programs. Finally, check the events page at your library. There are often fun programs for kids, like animal interactions, crafts, music, yoga, math and science clubs, gaming clubs, or even Drag Queen Story Hours!​

Recommended Novels that Tackle Mental Health​

Students with learning differences often struggle with mental health challenges like anxiety and depression. Reading novels that feature characters going through similar struggles can help students understand their own challenges. I came across two fantastic lists of novels on the Brightly web site that I wanted to share with you. Middle grade novels that address mental healthYA novels that address mental health Two books I've personally read and can recommend are Challenger Deep and Turtles All the Way Down (both are YA novels). These books are well-written, thoughtful, and insightful, and I especially appreciated John Green's depiction of anxiety in Turtles. Additionally, I always recommend Fish in a Tree by Linda Mullaly Hunt to students with dyslexia. It's an excellent portrait of the struggles students with dyslexia face and it has a hopeful and positive story arc. Photo by Kimberly Farmer on Unsplash​

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