Classes

 

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.

Test Prep

 

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.

Energy Work

 

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.

Details

  • uses the Orton-Gillingham approach

  • one-hour sessions

  • minimum of twice a week commitment for each session

  • in person or online

  • great for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, processing issues, or any other reading/writing issues

  • one-on-one instruction

Students who need additional instruction with writing, 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 continue progress with reading intervention.

 

Check back in April 2020 for information about Summer 2020 Intensives​

Mindfulness

 

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.

Summer Intensives

Staying fresh with academics during the summer is important, especially for students with learning differences or disabilities. That's why Katrina offers summer intensives. Students will get one-on-one instruction tailored to their particular needs.

 

Orton-Gillingham students will need to meet a minimum of twice 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.