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.​

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Generally, services cost $90 per hour. See the tutoring page for more information.

 

 

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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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Reflect on the School Year​

Once the school year winds down, it can be a good time to assess what worked and what didn't. I encourage my older students to do this type of assessment, although younger students could also fill it out with an adult. I especially advocate this practice for my study skills students, but any student can take a look at their habits and make goals for the coming school year. Here are areas I'd recommend assessing: 1. How was my organization? Did I lose things often? Did I leave my homework at home often? Are there ways I could be more efficient with my organization? Do I need any tools or items that would help me be more organized next year? 2. How was my time management? Were there any long-term projects that got away from me? Did I have a lot of late assignments? What steps could I take to make sure all my assignments are in on time next year? 3. How disciplined am I? Do I carve out time for homework each night? Do I take short breaks but then return to my work afterward? Do I use my planner? Do I check Moodle or Google Classroom for my assignments? Am I able to go back to my work when I become distracted by a family member, pet, a text message, or the Internet? 4. How well do I advocate for myself? When I am not sure about something, do I ask a teacher, a tutor, a peer, or a parent to help? When I make a mistake, do I face it and fix it or do I ignore it? When I feel overwhelmed, do I reach out for support? 5. What do I do for self-care or down time? What systems do you have in place to help you when you feel overwhelmed? Do you watch YouTube videos, sit under a tree, take a walk, get a glass of water, do breathing exercises, meditate, pet the cat, or text a friend? What helps you feel more balanced? Once the student has answered all the questions, organize the answers into categories: what to shift, what to maintain, and also tools/people needed to make changes. Then take action based on these lists. Post the list somewhere the student will see it and review it before the school year starts this fall​

Fun and Nurturing Summer Activities​

During the summer I advocate maintaining academic skills through tutoring and scheduled time for skills practice to keep kids' brains sharp. But it's also a good idea to nurture their spirit and emotions. Here are some social-emotional activities you can do with your student this summer. 1. Get a and fill it out together Big Life Journal. 2. Grab a copy of The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are by Karen Bluth and set aside time a couple of days a week to read and work through it. 3. Do the mindfulness exercises in Sitting Still Like a Frog. 4. Explore the meditation and mindfulness resources at http://www.innerkids.org/. 5. Use the app to listen to guided meditations or as a great meditation timer Insight Timer. 6. If you have an introverted kid, read Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids by Susan Cain together. 7. Listen to the Short & Curly podcast. 8. Listen to the meditations on my web site. ​

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