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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How Touch Typing Helps Dyslexic Students​

Touch typing is a skill that can be a game-changer for dyslexic and dysgraphic students. Often, these students find it easier to type than to write by hand, and once they become proficient typists, writing papers becomes just a bit easier. Many state tests are administered by computer, and most middle and high school teachers expect typed work from their students. But touch typing is not always taught in schools, and dyslexic students often need extra practice to master the skill. Here are some excellent resources for free or affordable touch typing programs recommended by the International Dyslexia Association. Click the link above for longer explanations and reviews of each program. Use the links below to check them out. Typing Club and GCF Learn Free both have clean, easy-to-use formats. Free Typing Games is a little more cluttered with ads, but has great timed tests.  Typing ClubGCF Learn FreeFree Typing Games ​

Why Structured Literacy Works for Dyslexia​

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, so today I wanted to explain why a structured literacy approach, like the Orton-Gillingham approach I use, is the best way to help students with dyslexia. If you'd like to see this in visual form, click here for a great infographic created by the International Dyslexia Association. You will hear instructors talk about how decoding is important when learning to read. Structured literacy helps students decode words by teaching them how to break words down into their smallest parts and then understand the sounds and the meaning of those parts. The Orton-Gillingham approach is excellent for teaching decoding because it is explicit about the structure of words and instructors are systematic when introducing this structure to students. Each skill builds on the next, and instruction spirals back often for review to strengthen students' knowledge. I hope that eventually all teachers will learn and use structured literacy to teach reading, as it works well for all students, not just dyslexic students. With a structured literacy approach in every classroom, students with dyslexia would struggle less during the crucial years when they are learning to read. For a deeper dive into the pieces of a structured literacy approach, check out the infographic linked above. Photo credit: Kimberly Farmer​

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