Expert tutoring, coaching, and classes

with an emphasis on stress reduction and confidence building.​

Help your child move from struggling to successful.

 

With 18 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 18 years of experience as a tutor.

 

Her passion is to help students feel more confident and calm about school. She does this through academic coaching and tutoring, both of which include a combination of mindfulness techniques as well as 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 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, or Google Hangouts for those who have complicated schedules or live outside the Burlington metro area. Contact me to find out which option would be a good fit for your student.

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Search Term Tricks​

Learning how to use Google and library databases well takes some time. The words students enter into Google or a database make a difference. Here are some tips to help make their searches more fruitful. 1. Have them think about the main idea or key concepts in their research project. Are they going to write about British imperialism in India or the impact of zebra mussels on shipping? Finding a solid thesis statement or inquiry question before beginning research is helpful to ensure the topic is not too broad. 2. Build a list of terms that are related to the topic. Using the zebra mussels example above, this might include shipping, lakes, rivers, invasive species, Great Lakes, Hudson River, population decline, pipe damage, ship damage. A straight list or a mind map could work for brainstorming. 3. Take those terms and plug them into a search engine or database. Here are some search tricks students might not know about: use quotations marks for phrases so the search keeps them together. Example: "zebra mussel" use an asterisk to locate word variations and synonyms. Example: invasive* use and, or, or not to combine terms. Example: "Great Lakes" AND "zebra mussels" 4. Ask for help. School and public librarians are masters at keyword searches and can help students build their skills. Classroom teachers are another good resource. Especially when they are first learning this skill, it is vital that students get help from someone who is well-versed in research. Learning how to craft excellent search terms takes time. The important pieces to remember are being specific with keywords and trying different combinations of phrases and words to come up with the best results. ​

New Math Tutor

I'm thrilled to announce that I've hired a fantastic tutor who can help students with upper level math!Her name is Danielle Drogalis, and she's a rock star. What I appreciate about her is her friendly and empathetic teaching style and her emphasis on helping build students' confidence with math. She has 16 years of teaching experience and can help students with the following classes and math topics: ·  Algebra I and II·  Trigonometry·  Geometry·  Precalculus concepts·  Middle School math concepts·  SAT/PSAT math test prep·  ACT math test prep·  First instruction, remediation, and redefining identity as a math learner Danielle lives in Vermont and will mainly work online with students. For those in the Burlington, VT metro area, she can do in-person sessions depending on your location and the day of the week. Weekday evenings will be remote and weekends can be either remote or in-person. If your child is struggling with middle or high school math, please get in touch!​

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