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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Tool to Encourage Growth Mindset​

Last weekend I visited my friend's house and she showed me how she and her children had spent the morning working with a tool that helps promote a growth mindset. I wanted to share it with you! It's called the Big Life Journal and it includes exercises that help students build social/emotional skills as well as self-esteem, positivity, and persistence. There are two versions, one for younger students under 10, and another for tweens and teens. It is designed so that students can work through it with a buddy, which could be a friend, a sibling, a parent, or another family member (or me!). If you join their mailing list, you can also access a free printable each day. Additionally, the site includes bundled printables on topics like goal-setting, dealing with challenge, and confidence that are available for purchase.​

Is There an ADHD Diet?​

Can changing your child's diet help their ADHD symptoms? There is debate swirling around this topic, but some recommendations have scientific backing: children should have less caffeine, less sugar, and no preservatives or food coloring.  As this article on WebMD notes, the American Academy of Pediatrics "agrees that eliminating preservatives and food colorings from the diet is a reasonable option for children with ADHD." Experts especially recommend avoiding red and yellow food dyes, MSG, aspartame, and nitrites. Most junk food has additives like these, even ones that may appear natural. Read labels and also watch out for "natural flavorings." Food manufacturers can list that as an ingredient and hide all kinds of synthetic additives within it. I find that this article in ADDitude Magazine is a helpful guide. The author, Sandy Newmark, a doctor who has worked with students with ADHD for two decades, says that making some changes to diet can have beneficial results. Some of his recommendations include: eating protein to curb blood sugar spikesavoiding simple carbohydrates like white bread, juice, and candyeating more complex carbohydrates like oatmeal, whole wheat bread, and brown rice, especially when paired with proteininclude omega-3 supplementsconsider checking to see if your child has food allergies or sensitivities  eating protein to curb blood sugar spikesavoiding simple carbohydrates like white bread, juice, and candy​

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