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If you're tired of struggling with science, math, PCAT, MCAT, or the GRE; why not kick some serious tail on these topics?

I am an experienced professor and tutor with over 20 years in the field; as well as having been the radiology resident program coordinator/medical physicist in the Navy, a project manager/computer programmer for large corporations, and a business owner. As a professor, I've taught a wide range of topics, including biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, liberal arts math, algebra, physiological psychology, cognitive psychology, pharmacology, medical physics, and much more.

If you're looking for a qualified, patient, and understanding tutor who will break the subject down so you can better understand it, you've found the right person. I'll assess your learning style, evaluate your past performance, determine your goals; and work with you to develop a trajectory toward success. I know where most students often stumble, and am ready to help you navigate through these pitfalls. If you're willing to put in the time and the effort, then you can expect to see your grades turn around quickly.

You'll get a high-energy, positive, focused individual or small-group session. As you start to grasp the materials, you'll gain new confidence. You'll be actively engaged in each session.

I've helped hundreds of people fulfill their dreams of becoming physicians, attorneys, physical therapists, nurses, pharmacists, teachers, military officers, and more. I'm focused on helping you achieve your dreams.

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Dr. Catherine’s subjects

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics, Trigonometry
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biostatistics, Chemistry, Microbiology, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology, Psychology
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Statistics
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Having been a professor and research scientist in Anatomy and Physiology since 1991, I have a passion for the topic; and an appreciation for the struggles many students go through in the course. I will work with you to figure out how you need help; and what we can do to assist you with mastering the topic.


In my master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, I was required to complete a couple of courses in biostatistics. I also taught the class in the undergraduate curriculum at Regent University. Furthermore, as a research scientist, I used biostatistics on a regular basis.


In addition to holding a doctorate in health psychology; hold the following certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, and ISSA Sports Nutritionist. I have been a personal trainer and competed in Figure.


I earned an MBA in management and global entrepreneurship at Regent University; and have been through SBA and SBDC training. I have owned several businesses. Additionally, I helped others set up their own businesses.


Having been a professor, tutor, and research scientist in chemistry, it is my mission to make the materials more approachable and easier to understand. I've seen the common mistakes, and know you can get "tangled up"; and know how to help you navigate through this tricky subject.


I hold an MBA, and have a unique understanding of economics as a business owner. As a professor and tutor in mathematics, I can help you understand the twists and turns presented by this challenging class.


In addition to holding a doctorate in health psychology; hold the following certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, and ISSA Sports Nutritionist. I have been a personal trainer and competed in Figure.


I hold an MBA; and my curriculum required that I take a graduate-level marketing course. Additionally, I have taken a number of U.S. Small Business Association and state-level Small Business Development Center marketing classes. I also have run several businesses that require a good knowledge of marketing to attract clients.


I have extensive experience with tutoring and teaching the MCAT. I have been a science professor in biology, chemistry, and physics since the 1990s. I own many MCAT prep materials, so I can decipher the method of questioning and teach my clients how to pass the test. My students often get 30 and above after working with me.


I hold certifications in Sports Nutrition at ISSA. My strong background in physiology enabled me to teach it at the college level. Furthermore, as a certified personal trainer, nutrition is a required part of the curriculum.

Organic Chemistry

I attended grad school in chemistry. Part of the curriculum required taking a course in Organic Chemistry. In addition to graduate and undergraduate coursework in Organic Chemistry, I have tutored and taught the subject.


I hold a master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. This required extensive coursework and research that covered three years' worth of study in Pharmacology. I also taught in the College of Pharmacy as an instructor; including Pharmacology courses.


As a medical physicist for the Navy and research scientist in optics, I used physics frequently. It can be an enjoyable topic with the right instruction.


Having been in the teaching profession since 1990, I became certified to teach in science and mathematics at several institutions. I have been able to successfully tutor in the Praxis, helping people get teaching jobs. I can use my experience and knowledge to help prospective Praxis examinees.


Prealgebra is a gateway to many exciting fields. It is important to master this class, to ensure that you are properly prepared for your future. I have tutored and taught prealgebra since 2004, and would love to help you work through the material. My students have many "a-ha" moments that are wonderful breakthroughs.


Mastery of precalculus is essential for success in calculus. Having taught students as a math professor and tutor, I enjoy helping you reach your goals.

Public Speaking

I have extensive experience in public speaking. Not only have I been a professor since 1990 (a position that required developing these skills to be an effective communicator); but I have also been speaking to corporations since 1989. I also took a class on public speaking, and have had extensive media training to make me a better speaker.


As a scientist, I relied on statistics in my research. Additionally, I taught and tutored statistics to science, psychology, government, criminal justice, and education majors.

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Regent University (MBA)

University of Florida (Master's)

Capella University (PhD)

Best Tutor yet!! If you want to make the best possible grade in those "weed out" classes, Dr D is what you need. Applied Physiology was tough until Dr D broke it down and made it easier to understand each concept in great detail. We are most certainly using her again this semester!! ...

— Michelle from Gainesville, FL on 1/8/14);

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Dr. Catherine will travel within 40 miles of Gainesville, FL 32609.

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