Katrina offers classes in test prep, mindfulness, and energy work for students of various ages. She also offers one-on-one summer reading and writing intensives.
Classes outside a school setting require a minimum of five students enrolled for the class to run (not applicable for summer reading and writing intensives). She has taught classes at Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, The Berkeley School, and the University of Berkeley's Academic Talent Development Program.
Along with teaching practical techniques for test taking and strategies for specific tests, Katrina incorporates mindfulness and meditation to help students reduce test anxiety and increase their focus.
Students report feeling calmer about the test, being able to concentrate better whan taking standardized tests, and feeling well prepared for test day.
These classes are specifically for students 11 and up and are excellent for those who are especially sensitive, gifted, and/or struggle with confidence and feeling different. Katrina teaches pre-teens and teens how to work with their energy system to help them feel more confident, comfortable with themselves, and empowered.
Learning how to ground, strengthen boundaries, release energy, and tap into intuition is a powerful way for pre-teens and teens to make sense of their changing bodies and world.
Session One: June 21–July 3: $360*
Session Two: July 12–August 1: $540*
Session Three: August 2–22: $540*
* Session costs reflect twice-a-week lessons. For additional lessons per week, the cost will be higher.
Parents who wish to pay ahead for two or three intensives will receive a $50 discount.
Students who need additional instruction with writing, math, science, research, project planning, note-taking, or reading are ideal candidates for these intensives. In the past, students have used this time to learn the ins and outs of writing a research paper, become more adept with taking notes in class and writing annotations, improve their essay writing and grammar, and study for standardized tests, and continue progress with reading intervention.
2020 Summer Intensives
Mindfulness is shown to increase focus, reduce anxiety, and help us cultivate empathy. Students who practice mindfulness report less reactivity, distraction, and stress. Katrina was trained through Mindful Schools to provide group and one-on-one mindfulness instruction.
She can provide mindfulness lessons within classrooms, run ongoing mindfulness groups, and teach a mindfulness fundamentals class. She can also provide mindfulness training for parents, teachers, and staff.
Staying fresh with academics during the summer is important, especially for students with learning differences or disabilities. That's why we offer summer intensives. Students will get one-on-one instruction tailored to their particular needs.
Orton-Gillingham students will need to meet a minimum of a week during these intensives (you can also sign up for more lessons per week).
Lessons will occur at the South Burlington library for students near Burlington, VT. Otherwise, lessons will be online. This is subject to change in light of COVID-19, and all lessons may be online.
Deadline to reserve a spot is May 15.