Welcome to Young Minds Matter, Personalised learning in Pontefract.

Find out more about us and our personalised learning below.

Our Mission


  • Building self-confidence based on success
  • Direct Instruction
  • Systematic and structured
  • Sequential, Incremental and Cumulative


  • Small groups to focus on core material in Maths and English
  • 1 to 1 personalised teaching
  • Dyslexia/ Dyscalculia/Dysgraphia specialists

Specialist Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths GCSE/A level, English GCSE/A level teachers!

Alternative Learning

Classes for 2020

Who we are


Katharine Young BA Hons

I have worked with children in various settings 

for almost twenty-five years.

 I trained as a teacher at University College Bretton Hall, graduating in 2000 with First Class Honours in Education and English with Qualified Teacher Status. Since then, I have continued to study and develop my professional practice. I gained Advanced Skill Teacher Status in 2005 and Primary Maths Specialist Teacher Status in 2010. In June 2017, I completed a course for Maths Mastery Leading Teachers. Professional roles have included a secondment to WMDC as Lead Facilitator for a Y6/7 transition project, Advanced Skills Teacher and Deputy Headteacher of a large primary school.

I have held a life-long passion for learning and believe that all children deserve the best education possible. It is my aim to build on the work carried out in schools and deliver tailored, personalised learning in a friendly supportive environment, which develops confidence and enables children and young people to fulfil their potential, whatever their ability or barriers to learning. I firmly believe that education is the key that opens up opportunities for the future and want to use my extensive knowledge and experience to support all our pupils.


Maggi Addison - Hewitt Orton Gillingham Therapeutic Tutor

Over the last 25 years I have worked with young children around the world. My experience ranges from running and managing my own crèche, (60 children and 20 staff), working within the school environment, to tutoring 1 on 1 with children who need an extra boost or those with learning difficulties such as Dyslexia.

Having adopted twins from Haiti, one of my daughters was diagnosed with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. This led to my qualifying as an Orton Gillingham Therapeutic Tutor specialising in Phonics, writing and numeracy. Working 1 on 1 allows me to plan for  individual needs 

as no two children are the same.

Communication with parents and other educators 

is a key part of tutoring.
Over the last 25 years I have honed my ability to help children in all areas of Primary schooling especially Key stage 1.

Early intervention has enormous benefits as learning styles can be adapted to enable the child to learn in their own unique way.  

Contact Us

We welcome a visit BUT during these unprecedented times by APPOINTMENT ONLY

Young Minds Matter

22a Ropergate, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1LY England.


Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

Drop us a line!