Meet Katrina Dreamer 

Katrina Martin, MA; Associate/OGA (they/them) has more than 20 years of experience as a tutor.

 

Their 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. They are a member of the Orton Gillingham Academy and the International Dyslexia Association.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before running Katrina Dreamer Tutoring, LLC, Katrina worked in elementary classrooms and was the director of education at a major tutoring center. Their favorite way to teach is in small groups or one-to-one. Katrina received training in mindfulness instruction through Mindful Schools and has taught a test prep class that incorporates mindfulness at the Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) at UC Berkeley, Lake Champlain Waldorf School, 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 web sites, and contributed a chapter to Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled (World Soul Books, 2010). Right now they are writing a memoir and several picture books. Katrina 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 their ancestral heritage. Along the way, they rappelled off a 70 foot cliff, soaked in Icelandic hot springs, and swam in a Norwegian fjord.

 

Katrina’s other passion is dreams. They are the Northern New York and New England regional representative for the International Association for the Study of Dreams and they have presented at four IASD conferences. In addition to recording and working with dreams regularly, Katrina co-hosts the podcast Dreaming Back to the Earth, teaches classes on dreams, and writes book reviews for DreamTime magazine. They are also an award-winning photographer. Katrina’s work has been published in Bay Area newspapers, ReVision journal, and on the cover of Rebearths: Conversations with a World Ensouled. You can see Katrina’s work on Instagram.‚Äč

 

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

 

Where does tutoring and coaching take place? 

Sessions occur online. Katrina is located in the Denver metro area.

 

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?

Katrina works 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.