Primary Tutoring with Catherine

Primary Tutoring with Catherine


Hello I'm Catherine, a qualified primary school teacher with 25 years class teaching experience, now offering individual tutoring. I specialise in teaching phonics, reading, writing and maths to children aged 4-8 years. I focus on building confidence, resilience and early learning skills, working at your child's pace.

I currently have some availability for September after school sessions. Please see my page Woking Primary Tutor for further details and don't hesitate to get in touch if I can help.
[email protected]

Individual tutoring for four to nine year olds in English and maths. Hook Heath, Woking.

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Photos from Phonics Family's post 31/05/2023

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🌻 Summer holiday tutoring:

I have had a few enquiries about summer holiday tutoring already, so just to confirm that I will be offering optional booster sessions during 4 weeks in August - the weeks beginning 31st July, 7th August, 14th August and 21st August.

I will have availability for mornings or afternoons. These sessions could be for current families, new families or returners and are for children in Reception to Year 4 (English and/or maths).

If you would like to get organised ahead, do feel free to get in touch to book some sessions. Otherwise I will send out a reminder nearer the time.🌻


Hello, I'm Catherine, a highly experienced and qualified primary school teacher, now offering individual tuition in phonics, spelling, reading, writing and maths for children aged four to nine (in Reception to Year Four). I love working with children individually, they make rapid progress and grow in confidence.

I have more than 25 years teaching experience, specialising in Early Years and Key Stage One, giving me an excellent understanding of how young children learn. I tutor from a well resourced room in my home in Hook Heath, Woking. I have a kind, patient and nurturing approach and sessions are engaging, active and fun.

I tutor Monday to Friday after school and on Saturday mornings. Sessions are bespoke - I plan carefully for each child, liaising with and feeding back to parents each week. My fee is £40 for 55 minutes tutoring. Please don't hesitate to get in touch for a chat about your child's needs.

My email address is [email protected]


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🌷I have an ad hoc space available tomorrow
Friday 26th May at 3.45pm for 55 minutes. Let me know if you would like an extra lesson or to swap to this slot, for this week only.🌷

Photos from Primary Tutoring with Catherine's post 23/05/2023

Revising our year one phonics sounds and applying our knowledge to spell words. Excellent work!

Photos from Primary Tutoring with Catherine's post 23/05/2023

Practising our number bonds of ten with a game of 'what's in the box?'. If there are two buttons on the table, how many are in the box?

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Timeline photos

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Photos from Primary Tutoring with Catherine's post 20/05/2023

Thank you very much A for this kind and thoughtful gift. Spikey the hedgehog has been helping lots of children with their learning this week - and he has happily joined all my other animal friends!

Photos from Primary Tutoring with Catherine's post 19/05/2023

We had lots of fun batting the balloon to eachother whilst reading the sounds! Just another way of getting enough practise and repetition to embed our new learning. Super work!


🌷I have an ad hoc space available:
Monday 22nd May at 4.50pm for 55 minutes. Let me know if you would like an extra lesson or to swap to this slot, for next week only.🌷
*This space has now been taken*


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Some pupils can find reading mixed numbers tricky. Exploring real-life examples of mixed numbers, such as ages, shoe or hat size and recipes is a great way to build confidence.


🌷I have an ad hoc space available:
Tuesday 16th May at 3.45pm for 55 minutes. Let me know if you would like an extra lesson or to swap to this slot, for next week only.🌷



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Photos from Primary Tutoring with Catherine's post 12/05/2023

If your child has tutoring sessions with me currently, or has done in the past, I would really appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to write me a review.

If you have some comments to share with other parents, who may be considering using me too, please do leave me a review, either on Facebook or on Google maps (search for Primary tutoring with Catherine).

I'd be really grateful for your help with this, many thanks.


Many ways to support your child cope with the emotional changes that they often experience x

Photos from Primary Tutoring with Catherine's post 09/05/2023

Working on number bonds of 20 and addition and subtraction fact families.

Timeline photos 07/05/2023

Timeline photos

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🌷May half term:

Tutoring sessions will run as normal until the end of this half term on Friday 26th / Saturday 27th May (and restart with the return to school on Monday 5th June).

Please remember to let me know what you would prefer to do regarding tutoring during the school holiday. Some families are of course away or like to take a break - just let me know.

Some families prefer to keep the learning going and I would love to see your children and have availability for morning or afternoon sessions during half term, between 30th May and 2nd June.

Looking forward to getting you booked in! Many thanks for all your support.🌷

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Photos from Primary Tutoring with Catherine's post 03/05/2023

We worked on suffixes in an English session.

Photos from Primary Tutoring with Catherine's post 03/05/2023

In a maths session we explored partitioning two digit numbers in a variety of ways.

Photos from Mud & Bloom's post 30/04/2023

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Photos from The Imagination Tree's post 28/04/2023

Photos from The Imagination Tree's post

Photos from Phonics Family's post 28/04/2023

Photos from Phonics Family's post


I am currently fully booked for regular weekly term time lessons. Many thanks to all my lovely families for your continued support. I love working with your children.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to join my waiting list. If you feel your child might benefit from some focused support during May half term and the summer holidays or in September, it's worth getting in touch now and I will add you to my list. When a space does come up it tends to go very quickly!

Just let me know your child's name, year group and whether they need help with English, maths or a mix of both, as well as your preferred days for weekday after school or Saturday morning sessions. Many thanks.

[email protected]


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So proud of this wonderful writing by A! She was enthusiastic to write, had so many ideas, recalling events clearly and in detail, she used the structure of a simple recount (first/ next/ finally) and she used her phonic sounds really well to spell.

The Peter Rabbit immersive drama experience you did in London in the Easter holidays sounded great fun. Well done!

'First a man gave us some rabbit ears and we went upstairs. Next we met a man selling flowers and we picked up some flower pots and found some lavender for Mrs Hedgehog. Finally Mr McGregor trapped the rabbits in the shed. We needed to say "Carrot brain" to get out!'

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Wednesday 8am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
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