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I'm Catherine. I am British and I was born and went to school in Switzerland, so I am fluent in both French and English. I'm enthusiastic about teaching people of all ages. I have a PhD in biological sciences and worked as a research scientist for 6 years. I have studied math extensively and have strong English skills. I currently work as a part-time editor for a scientific editing company. I'm a stay at home mom with two young children, and I enjoy reading, gardening, music (I play the piano and the viola) and studying languages (I am currently learning Spanish). I became a tutor because I enjoy teaching people.
I am patient and believe an important aspect of tutoring is to identify why students are having difficulties in a particular area in order to work towards a better understanding of the material (rather than only memorization). This enables the student to gain a deeper understanding of the material, and improves their ability to learn subsequent material. It is not only teaching the material that is important, but teaching the student how to learn effectively for themselves.
Algebra is an important category of math that we put into practice frequently in our daily lives without even knowing it. I am patient and am willing to work with students to help them understand math so that they are better able to solve problems for themselves.
I have a degree and PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Bristol, UK. In addition, I have completed several years of postdoctoral research in related scientific areas.
I studied physiology during my graduate and postgraduate degrees in Pharmacology, and I am familiar with advanced concepts in physiology. Pharmacology is the study of how drugs work in the body, and a prerequisite for studying pharmacology is a solid understanding of the body's physiological systems.
University of Bristol, UK (Pharmacology)
University of Bristol, UK (PhD)
Duke University (Other)
Wonderful tutor--patient, supportive and helpful — I am 58 years old and planning a trip to France. After doing what I could with language tapes and self-study to refresh myself in a language I had only studied in school 40 years ago and had never spoken well, I knew I needed help to develop some confidence and learn conversational skills. I hired Catherine for a series of lessons (2 per week) over a month or so. It turned out to be an excellen ...
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Catherine will travel within 10 miles of Durham, NC 27712.
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