Geography (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel and A Level OCR)
Maths (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, IGCSE, IGCSE additional, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel and A Level OCR)
Catherine graduated from Durham University with a BA in Geography in 2013; achieving a 1st class honours degree. She then joined the Teach First programme, where she taught mathematics in a secondary school in west London. During this time she enjoyed working with a wide range of abilities and was given responsibility for various GCSE classes, giving her experience in preparing students for their GCSE Mathematics and GCSE Statistics.
She now works for an education technology company that provides maths tutoring for primary school children, and enjoys working with tutors, teachers and pupils on a daily basis. This has also given her a great insight into what makes an engaging and accessible tutoring session, and really enjoys seeing the children making progress in topics they were previously struggling with.
Catherine feels that is extremely important to build a positive relationship with students she is teaching whilst always encouraging them to achieve their best, and she is passionate about children believing in themselves and having high aspirations. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys singing in a gospel choir, skiing and travelling, and is looking forward to a trip to Costa Rica this summer.
Catherine qualified to teach Maths in 2014, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Institute of Education.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|Institute of Education||Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)||2014|
|Durham University||Geography (BA Hons)||2013|
"Catherine’s role was to fill any gaps and misconceptions in the subject, whilst also ensuring that our son tackled the 3 differing geography papers (physical, human and fieldwork) in the most effective way possible. Our aim for these sessions was to achieve a level 5/6 in August 2018.
From the start Catherine added value… she quickly identified our son's weaker areas (mostly the parts of the curriculum that he did not enjoy) and supported him with good questioning and ideas to help him tackle these head on. After the first session he admitted that this was already helpful as he’d been avoiding certain themes.
Catherine approach was calm, kind and supportive and I felt that she made him relax into the subject and feel more confident about his ability, particularly with structuring the longer, more complex questions, which he does not enjoy. Catherine’s knowledge was extensive and she made him realise that without a good factual base he would struggle. He was motivated to learn more key facts in the weeks up to the exams.
Catherine was always flexible with tutor times and dates and was keen to fit in additional sessions. Catherine was punctual and friendly and it was a pleasure to work with her. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
Tuesday, 3rd July 2018
Mother of GCSE Geography Student, SW London
"Catherine was very personable and positive. She helped James understand key topics and fill in gaps that there was insufficient time at school for James to get grips with. She was always on time and helpful. She got well with James and had a nice sense of humour."
Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
Father in Wandsworth
"My son was really happy with Catherine. She was organised, utilising the tight time frame my son had to complete a 27 page AP human geography assignment in just 4 days. I can describe Catherine as friendly and thoughtful."
Friday, 14th October 2016
Mother of Advanced Placement student
Catherine is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Catherine, like all of our tutors, is a qualified teacher and has been interviewed by us personally. All of our tutors have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and come with fantastic references and criminal records checks.