Welcome to
Young Minds Matter, Personalised learning in Pontefract.

Find out more about us and our personalised learning below.

Our Mission


We believe education is the key that unlocks the future.

We firmly believe that education is the key that opens up opportunities for the future and want to use our extensive knowledge and experience to support all our pupils.

We provide personalised learning in Pontefract and surrounding areas.

Alternative Learning


Easter Holiday Den Workshops

April 8th - 11th / April 15th - 18th



 Forensic Science


 The Workings of the Human Body 


will be offered.

For further information and to register

please contact us.

Limited places available.

Classes for 2019

New for 2019

Art Club 

March 9th / 23rd

Every other week 

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Contact for further 


Pay as you go!

Maths SATs practice

Saturdays 2:45 - 3:45

Sign up for classes as you go..

pre pay and attend!

Contact for further 



Tuesdays 9 - 12yrs

 10 am - 3 pm

Wednesdays 6 -8yrs

9:30 - 12:00

Contact for further information 

Personalised teaching and Group learning


Our teaching

  • Small groups to focus on core material in Maths and English
  • 1 to 1 personalised teaching
  • Dyslexia/ Dyscalculia/Dysgraphia specialists
  • Multisensory typing
  • English as an alternative language (Adults and children)


Peer to peer learning

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


Upcoming programmes

We offer some new programmes as well as original 

1 - 1 and group classes.

We  have specialist Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths GCSE/A level, English GCSE/A level teachers!


Stop by and have a chat, see what we are offering and 

how we can help your children reach their full potent

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

Better yet, see us in person!

Please feel free to visit during normal business hours.

To schedule an assessment please book an appointment.

01977 703702

Young Minds Matter

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

Maggi 07469 777 919 Katharine 07793 222 058 01977 703702


Monday - Friday: noon - 8pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed