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. She also has excellent math and science tutors on staff.

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.

Contact Katrina

 

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Dealing with the Stress of the Pandemic​

I've been sheltering in place since March 12. I'm an introvert and enjoy working from home, so at first this seemed like a blessing. But as the months have worn on, I'm showing signs of stress: less patience, quicker to anger, lots of tears at unexpected times, and less energy. And did I mention I have generalized anxiety disorder even when there isn't a global pandemic? I've seen a pattern with my students, too: some are less enthusiastic, others are more distracted, and some actively resist showing up to sessions or doing the work assigned. All of this is normal and to be expected when trying to learn (and live) during a pandemic. We are all dealing with the unknown, and we all react to stress differently. If you have noticed a shift in your child's resilience, work ethic, or general outlook, know that this is not unusual. According to the CDC, stress can manifest in various ways in children:   • Excessive crying or irritation in younger children• Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (for example, toileting accidents or bedwetting)• Excessive worry or sadness• Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits• Irritability and “acting out” behaviors in teens• Poor school performance or avoiding school• Difficulty with attention and concentration• Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past• Unexplained headaches or body pain• Use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs  I do my best to keep this in mind when working with students and I understand their progress might be slower right now and they may not be at their best during our session. It's okay. We are all doing our best. I have a couple meditations on my website that may be helpful: one for grounding to help students become present, one for releasing negative thoughts/energy, and one for progressive relaxation. They are between 5 and 7 minutes long and are available both on my site or through SoundCloud.   Photo by Kylo on Unsplash. ​

Summer Intensives for Writing​

Many students struggle with writing.  For some, the issues come from getting what is in their head onto the page or screen. For others, it's the organizational piece inherent in writing. It is an especially challenging skill for students with dyslexia, executive function deficits, or processing gaps, because it requires holding so much information, and so many steps, in your mind at once.  Summer is a perfect time for in-depth practice with writing because students are not up against a deadline and can take their time learning and working through all of the steps involved with writing.  Writing instruction is available for all levels, from elementary school through college. I provide tips, tools, graphic organizers, and explicit instruction tailored to each student. My students have reported feeling more confident about starting the new school year after our summer instruction.  Read all about my summer sessions below! There is some flexibility with the dates, so please let me know about any camps or other activities that might interfere with the weeks listed below. The deadline to reserve a spot is May 15, and spots continue to fill up. ​

Math Summer Intensives​

Summer intensives are excellent for students who would like to increase their confidence in math. Sessions can be tailored to a specific area of math like fractions, word problems, or algebraic equations. Once you sign up, you can let me know in which areas your student needs extra help. I will match your student with one of my math tutors. In the past, students have reported feeling more solid about going into the coming school year, having brushed up on areas where they struggled. Read all about the sessions below! There is some flexibility with the dates, so please let me know about any camps or other activities that might interfere with the weeks listed below.​ 

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