Katrina has over 16 years of experience working in education and is thrilled to be joining the Chicago Home Tutor team. She is a proud graduate of Michigan State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. After being a classroom teacher for 12 years, Katrina became passionate about supporting struggling students and went back to school and received her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Concordia University Chicago.

Since 2009, Katrina has worked at a blended-learning charter school, teaching students in both, the face-to-face and virtual classroom-settings. Currently she provides reading and math interventions to diverse, early learners utilizing the Response-to-Intervention framework and tiered instruction. Katrina has taken on leadership roles to mentor student teachers and provide coaching to staff on differentiated instruction, skill remediation and effective classroom management techniques. She also shares her knowledge and expertise on best practices in virtual instruction to educators nationally, by conducting webinar presentations.

In addition, Katrina is a National Presenter – Independent Consultant for Learning Without Tears, allowing her to travel to schools across the country to train teachers, administrators and therapists on the company’s developmentally-based, multisensory programs and products for children in grades PreK through 5. During her free time, she enjoys gardening, crafting, writing and snowboarding, as well as hosting gatherings for family and friends.

What Parents Say:

The Chicago Home Tutor has had a transformative effect on our son's reading and writing ability over a really short period of time. Our tutor is fun, approachable and our son loves her classes. He learns by playing and he is proud to show us his progress. She details improvements and compares our child to the average at his age. It's invaluable to know where he stands and how he's doing great. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Chicago Home Tutor to every parent seeking for a top class tutor.
- Barbara C, August 2015

The Chicago Tutor was a wonderful gift during a challenging time for my daughter. The whole process worked marvelously smoothly. Ryan was terrific - he kept my daughter motivated and feeling secure. He was also responsive to changes when they became necessary. And he could teach the material well. We couldn't have asked for anything more!
-Joy B, February 2016

Our tutor is an excellent and engaging tutor. She works with my 7 year old daughter on math concepts and is very effective. My daughter actually looks forward to working with her. She is very conscientious and professional; she is always prepared with materials and has multiple ways of approaching the subject. I would highly recommend the Chicago Home Tutor to anyone in need of a tutor.
-Deanna D, April 2015

I am so happy with the Chicago Home Tutor. You can tell our tutor, Laura, has prepared every class meticulously and knows perfectly what each student needs. My son has improved a lot with her help, and he smiles every time I tell him that he will be seeing Ms. R.
-Patricia P, February 2015