Meet the Katrina Dreamer Tutoring Team 

Katrina Martin, MA; Associate/AOGPE has 20 years of experience as a tutor.

 

Her passion is helping students feel more confident and calm about school. Katrina’s tutoring style includes a combination of meditation and mindfulness techniques as well as practical tools that students can incorporate into their lives. Katrina is Orton-Gillingham trained at the Academy Associate Level and is continuing to work under the mentorship of a fellow. She is a member of the Orton Gillingham Academy and the International Dyslexia Association.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before running Katrina Dreamer Tutoring, LLC, she worked in elementary classrooms and was the director of education at a major tutoring center. Her favorite way to teach is in small groups or one-to-one. She received training in mindfulness instruction through Mindful Schools and created a test prep class that incorporates mindfulness that she taught at the Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) at UC Berkeley and The Berkeley School.

 

In addition to tutoring, Katrina also does intuitive coaching, mindfulness, dreamwork, and energy healing. You can find out more here.

 

Katrina has published numerous articles in magazines, newspapers, journals, and websites, and she contributed a chapter to Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled (World Soul Books, 2010). Right now she is writing a memoir and several picture books. She holds a master’s degree in Consciousness and Transformative Studies from JFK University, a teaching license from the University of Colorado at Denver, and bachelor’s degrees in English and Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

 

In 2011, Katrina traveled through seven countries in Europe for six months, tracing her ancestral heritage. Along the way, she rappelled off a 70 foot cliff, soaked in Icelandic hot springs, and swam in a Norwegian fjord.

 

Katrina’s other passion is dreams. She’s the Northern New England regional representative for the International Association for the Study of Dreams and has presented at four of their conferences. In addition to recording and working with her dreams regularly, she co-hosts the podcast Dreaming Back to the Earth, teaches classes on dreams, holds dream groups. She is also an award-winning photographer. Her work has been published in Bay Area newspapers, ReVision journal, and on the cover of Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled. You can see her work on Instagram.​

 

Professional Experience

 

  • Orton-Gillingham trained at the Academy Associate level

 

  • Elementary teaching license from University of Colorado at Denver

 

  • Mindfulness training from Mindful Schools

 

  • Master's degree in Consciousness and Transformative Studies from JFK University

 

  • English and Journalism bachelor's degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder

 

  • Meditation training from Intuitive Way

 

Katrina Martin, MA; Associate/AOGPE has 20 years of experience as a tutor.

 

Her passion is helping students feel more confident and calm about school. Katrina’s tutoring style includes a combination of meditation and mindfulness techniques as well as practical tools that students can incorporate into their lives.

Katrina is Orton-Gillingham trained at the Academy Associate Level and is continuing to work under the mentorship of a fellow.

She is a member of the Orton Gillingham Academy and the International Dyslexia Association.

 

Before running Katrina Dreamer Tutoring, LLC, she worked in elementary classrooms and was the director of education at a major tutoring center. Her favorite way to teach is in small groups or one-to-one. She received training in mindfulness instruction through Mindful Schools and created a test prep class that incorporates mindfulness that she taught at the Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) at UC Berkeley and The Berkeley School.

 

In addition to tutoring, Katrina also does intuitive coaching, mindfulness, dreamwork, and energy healing. You can find out more here.

 

Katrina has published numerous articles in magazines, newspapers, journals, and websites, and she contributed a chapter to Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled (World Soul Books, 2010). Right now she is writing a memoir and several picture books. She holds a master’s degree in Consciousness and Transformative Studies from JFK University, a teaching license from the University of Colorado at Denver, and bachelor’s degrees in English and Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

 

In 2011, Katrina traveled through seven countries in Europe for six months, tracing her ancestral heritage. Along the way, she rappelled off a 70 foot cliff, soaked in Icelandic hot springs, and swam in a Norwegian fjord.

 

Katrina’s other passion is dreams. She’s the Northern New England regional representative for the International Association for the Study of Dreams and has presented at four of their conferences. In addition to recording and working with her dreams regularly, she co-hosts the podcast Dreaming Back to the Earth, teaches classes on dreams, holds dream groups. She is also an award-winning photographer. Her work has been published in Bay Area newspapers, ReVision journal, and on the cover of Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled. You can see her work on Instagram.​

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

  • Orton-Gillingham trained at the Academy Associate level

 

  • Elementary teaching license from University of Colorado at Denver

 

  • Mindfulness training from Mindful Schools

 

  • Master's degree in Consciousness and Transformative Studies from JFK University

 

  • English and Journalism bachelor's degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder

 

  • Meditation training from Intuitive Way

 

 

 

 

What is your rate? 

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

 

Where does tutoring and coaching take place? 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, sessions will occur online. Once it is safe to meet in person again, sessions might take place at your child’s school or in a library or coffee shop. 

 

How long are sessions?

Sessions are generally one hour long. However, other arrangements can be made depending on a student's circumstances.

 

What grade levels do you work with?

Our staff is trained to work with a wide variety of ages, from K–12 to college to adults. 

 

What happens during a typical tutoring session?

This all depends on what you and the student would like to accomplish on any given day. Students working with the Orton-Gillingham approach will practice reading, spelling, writing, and handwriting. Study skills students might receive instruction about note-taking or organization, check in with their daily assignments, or get homework help. Math students might receive homework help, study tips for upcoming tests, review, or additional instruction in topics that need bolstering.

Danielle Drogalis has 16 years of experience as a teacher.

 

She brings expertise in mathematics, and especially upper level math, to our students. Danielle has a friendly and empathetic teaching style and her emphasis is on helping build students' confidence with math. Here is what Danielle says about her approach to teaching:

 

“I ask students to think like scientists — to observe, question, align, conclude, and to look

at the collection of their work to form larger conclusions, connections and inferences...

 

It is important to teach students how to engage, self-advocate, sit forward, stare down a challenge,persevere, question, observe, reflect and go for it. They should never be allowed to sit back and wait.” Danielle currently teaches at Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax. She has also taught at Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, Barre Supervisory Union, and St. Johnsbury Academy.

 

She is a native Vermonter and in her spare time she raises chickens and produces many of her own products including yogurt, kombucha, butter, bread, soap, deodorant, and lotion. 

Danielle Drogalis has 16 years of experience as a teacher.

 

She brings expertise in mathematics, and especially upper level math, to our students. Danielle has a friendly and empathetic teaching style and her emphasis is on helping build students' confidence with math. Here is what Danielle says about her approach to teaching:

 

“I ask students to think like scientists — to observe, question, align, conclude, and to look at the collection of their work to form larger conclusions, connections and inferences...

 

It is important to teach students how to engage, self-advocate, sit forward, stare down a challenge,persevere, question, observe, reflect and go for it. They should never be allowed to sit back and wait.” Danielle currently teaches at Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax. She has also taught at Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, Barre Supervisory Union, and St. Johnsbury Academy.

 

She is a native Vermonter and in her spare time she raises chickens and produces many of her own products including yogurt, kombucha, butter, bread, soap, deodorant, and lotion. 

Ashton Kirol teaches math and science.

 

Ashton is currently attending the University of Vermont graduate college where he is studying geology. He is researching water chemistry in Vermont lakes focusing on how nutrient cycling impacts cyanobacteria blooms. Ashton holds a BS in chemistry, an AS in environmental science, and a mathematics minor. He loves teaching science concepts and relating them to real world experiences. 

He builds confidence in problem solving by teaching approaches to organizing information and mapping out steps to reach a solution. If a student can plan how to solve a problem before doing any calculations, they become more comfortable working with the information they are given. He aims to create an understanding of scientific concepts over memorization which allows students to become more adaptive problem solvers.

 

Ashton lives in central Vermont with his wife and two children on a 70 acre homestead they built in 2013. He loves hiking, snowshoeing, and cooking. They grow produce including grapes and cherries and tap maple trees every spring. Ashton grew up in Nevada, and he is still amazed by the bountiful growing season in Vermont.

Molly Estabrook, M.Ed, Associate/ AOGPE

 

Molly has been an educator for the past six years. She started in outdoor education and private alternative education, and then most recently in public K–8 schools. Molly is currently working as a middle school special educator in Chittenden County. She is trained at the Orton-Gillingham Associate level under a Fellow. She is passionate about creating an environment where all students have the opportunity to learn in ways that work best for them. Molly believes it is important to build connections with students, while creating lessons and learning opportunities that transfer to life outside of school.

Molly received her Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies and Wildlife Biology at the University of Vermont. After spending many summers working with kids in the outdoor setting, Molly decided to return to school to get her Master’s in Education at Saint Michael’s College, with a concentration in Special Education. Molly is a native Vermonter and currently lives in Winooski. On the weekends she loves exploring the outdoors, skiing, biking, camping, and hiking through Vermont.​

Matthew Foster teaches writing and study skills

 

Matthew studied linguistics and history at McGill University. He gained teaching experience as a tennis and ski instructor. Matthew has a passion for critical reading and textual analysis and a working knowledge of a variety of spoken and computer languages. He loves to ask questions both as a learner and as a teacher and tries to instill as much independence in his students as possible.

 

A former college athlete, Matthew enjoys skiing as much as possible during the winter, and tennis in the spring and summer. He likes to cook and make cocktails and is always looking for new and interesting recipes.​