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Lucinda L.

Columbia, MO


Experienced professional adult educator in nursing, health sciences

Background check passed as of 6/10/15
5.0 average from 27 ratings
Would not have passed without this tutor!!
— Taylor, Columbia, MO on 12/28/14

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University of Findlay
University of Missouri


University of Findlay (Science)

University of Missouri (Master's)

About Lucinda

I'm an R.N. with a master's degree in higher and adult education from the University of Missouri and a B.S. in natural science (biology, anatomy, physiology, physics, chemistry, microbiology, botany, genetics, math, etc.). My paid professional teaching experience spans more than 40 years and I have been with WyzAnt since 2010.

My clinical nursing specialty was critical care and I was certified as a critical care nurse (CCRN). Later in my career after earning my graduate degree in education I worked in the areas of staff development, quality improvement, compliance, risk management and patient safety. My clinical experience includes emergency nursing, flight nursing, home care, ambulatory care, managed care, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, oncology, open heart, burn unit, trauma, neonatal ICU, and pediatrics. While working as a flight nurse I was also a licensed paramedic, as required by Texas state law.

I have worked with individuals with various disabilities as a RN and as a professional service dog trainer.

I have taught many different subjects, including nursing, critical care, biology, human anatomy, adult development and learning, emergency medical technology, advanced cardiac life support, medical assisting, healthcare informatics (electronic medical records, EMR) and many other topics, including non-clinical topics such as statistics, quality management concepts, time management and Excel.

As a professional educator and RN I am very experienced in applying adult learning principles and concepts, and tailoring the learning experience to the individual needs of my students.

I am a certified professional dog trainer and own and operate a dog training business which I founded in 2009. Mostly I teach dog owners how to train their dogs (using force-free positive reinforcement methods) and do behavior consultations on dogs with anxiety and aggression. Occasionally I train dogs for people or organizations. Because of my business I have had to brush up on my knowledge of operant and classical conditioning, and so have current expertise in applied behavior analysis which I can share with psychology students.

I can also help students with writing; I'm an experienced, published writer and have worked with many different editors over the years.
I'm an R.N. with a master's degree in higher and adult education from the University of Missouri and a B.S. in natural science (biology, anatomy, Read more

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"Would not have passed without this tutor!!"

- Taylor, Columbia, MO on 12/28/14
Lucinda replied on 12/29/2014

Thank you, Taylor! Give yourself a pat on the back! YOU raised your scores -- but I am very happy to have been able to help. Best wishes for your continued success in nursing school and all your other personal and professional endeavors!

"Great Tutor!"

- Joy, Dubuque, IA on 12/27/12
Lucinda replied on 2/27/2013

Thank you, Joy! It has been a pleasure working with you. I wish you the best in all of your future endeavors!

Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Statistics
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Vocabulary, Writing
Microbiology, Nursing,
Physiology, Psychology,
Computer Science,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
General Music
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills,
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Public Speaking
Algebra 1, Biology,
English, Reading,
Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Excel,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,

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I had a very early start studying anatomy and physiology. My parents bought me the "Invisible Man" and the "Invisible Woman" as well as a microscope at a young age, and I took anatomy and physiology in high school.

My undergraduate degree in natural science included anatomy and physiology. I had 4 semesters of A & P as an undergraduate and studied the application of what I learned extensively in nursing school and in my practice as a registered nurse.

I taught anatomy and physiology at a community college and co-taught a critical care certification prep class at the University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics. The core curriculum includes in depth information about applied anatomy and physiology.


I have an undergraduate degree in natural science, which included biology, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, botany, chemistry, physics, kinesiology, etc. I later took a class in genetics at the University of Houston.

I taught biology and human anatomy at the community college level, and designed my own laboratory exercises as well as lectures and tests.

Additionally I am registered nurse with much practical experience applying the principles of biology to my work.

Computer Science

I have been working with computers since I took my first computer class on microcomputers at the University of Findlay in 1975. Later in graduate school at the University of Missouri I took additional computer classes including Introduction to Microcomputers in 1991 and Utility Software for Computers in 1992. I used various statistical software programs in my graduate work at the University of Missouri including SAS, SPSS and Minitab. I have used various computer software applications in my work in healthcare including Midas and Peminic. I have experience as a EMR (electronic medical record) trainer and have taught computer-assisted classes. I have some experience with HTML and website design and maintenance, basic computer maintenance and trouble-shooting. From my work with network administrators I have acquired a good understanding of, and experience with resolving technical difficulties. I use my laptop for many hours every day in my business and personal life. I am well versed in social media.

General Music

I have had experience playing several different instruments including piano, organ, guitar, trombone and harmonica.

I have played in high school and college band, participated in high school musicals and sang in choirs in high school.

Later in life I sang in a Sweet Adeline's (Sweet Adeline's International) chorus. I have taken private vocal lessons and have sung a few solos at various events.

I took music theory classes at the University of Missouri and organ classes at the University of Findlay.

Additionally, I have had years of dance training, in college as well as at private studios.

Microsoft Excel

I have used Microsoft Excel for at least 15 years on a regular basis in my work in healthcare as well as my current work as a professional dog trainer and business owner.

I had formal training in Excel prior to using it regularly in my work, and I attended additional training sessions after that.

Most of what I know I learned on the job, making spreadsheets and graphs. I would call myself an intermediate user.

Microsoft Windows

I use the computer daily in my work as a small business owner and am well versed in Microsoft Windows. I have used the various Microsoft applications extensively in my work in administrative roles in healthcare over the past 15 or so years and have used the various operating systems since the 90's when I was in graduate school.


I have been a registered nurse for more than 35 years and passed the state board exam in 1978 the first time around without any preparation a few days after graduation from nursing school.

I received an "Award for Academic Excellence" in nursing school and scored very high on all NLN achievement tests.

I have an extensive clinical background, mostly in critical care, and have worked in some of the top medical centers in the country. When working in critical care, I was certified as a CCRN. I was also licensed as a paramedic when working as a flight nurse in Texas.

In addition to critical care, I have experience in emergency nursing, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, oncology, pediatrics, home health, ambulatory care and managed care.


I have been a licensed registered nurse since 1978. I have taught nursing as well as innumerable nursing - related topics in the healthcare setting. I have been tutoring nursing students with Wyzant since 2010.


I am a registered nurse and was required to take normal nutrition and therapeutic nutrition as part of my nursing program. I have also taken and passed a course in pet nutrition through Colorado State University. I received high marks in all of these courses. I have a BS in (Natural) Science and master's degree in Higher and Adult Education so have the requisite educational preparation to research and evaluate current literature on nutrition.


I have been a registered nurse for more than 35 years, previously certified in critical care.

I have worked in some of the top medical centers in the United States and participated in tens of hundreds of hours of continuing education related to various topics, including pharmacology.

I have years of practical experience administering countless drugs as a registered professional nurse.


I am an experienced published amateur photographer. I have a natural ability for composition and the use of light and understand SLR photography. I have taken classes in photography and have been an avid amateur photographer for decades with experience in digital as well as film photography.


I am a licensed registered nurse and have taken a number of psychology and sociology classes, including at least one, physiological psychology, in graduate school.

In graduate school I also worked in an animal learning lab where the professor was studying schedules of reinforcement in operant conditioning.

Currently I apply the principles of classical and operant conditioning on a regular basis as a certified professional dog trainer. I do behavior consultations as well and have delved into behaviorism even more and attended various educational program on behavior modification and applied behavior analysis.

I have a master's degree in higher and adult education, a field which overlaps with psychology.

Public Speaking

My teaching career spans more than 40 years, so I have had much time to work on improving my own ability to give effective presentations.

Over the years, I have given a multitude of presentations on various subjects to a variety of audiences.

I have regular practice speaking to small groups in my current work as a dog trainer and presenter on topics related to dogs and dog training. I have also done podcasts and TV interviews.


I have always loved reading and love words. I am also a published author. I learned how to read using phonics. I had Latin and Spanish in high school and had to memorize Latin word roots and the Latin meaning of abbreviations in nursing school. I am not good at foreign languages, but I am very good at English and teaching. I am comfortable teaching anyone of any age how to read, even though I have had no formal education in reading instruction.


I took at least one course in sociology in my undergraduate degree program at the University of Findlay and have taken a number of psychology classes. I have been a registered nurse for 35 years and had much practical experience, not only as a professional nurse but also as a professional educator for 40 years.


I have always done well in spelling and writing. I have a pretty good vocabulary and an active interest in words and their meaning.

I have the advantage of having taken Latin and Spanish in high school, which even though these subjects were not my favorites, provided me with additional background in words. Later in nursing school I had to study Latin again with regard to medical terminology.

I am a published writer and am in the habit of looking up words that I am not absolutely sure of the meaning or spelling. The dictionary is a close friend of mine.


I have an undergraduate degree in science and took 5 courses in statistics in graduate school, including multivariate analysis. I have had about 15 years work experience applying the principles and techniques of statistics in my work in quality and performance improvement.

Study Skills

I have a BS degree in Natural Science and a MA degree in Higher and Adult Education. Additionally, I am a registered nurse, having graduated from Mercy School of Nursing, Toledo, Ohio with a diploma in professional nursing. I was on the Dean's List at Findlay and earned an award for academic achievement at Mercy.

I graduated with distinction from the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior in 2010 and have taken some online courses through Colorado State University and St. Thomas University. I received A's in all of those online classes.

I was a prior member of PI Lambda Theta, the International Honor Society for Education when I was a graduate student at the University of Missouri and for a few years after graduating.

When I worked as a registered nurse I was certified in critical care, which took quite a bit of preparation to be able to be able to take and pass that exam.

I was also a licensed paramedic in Texas and Missouri.

I have been tutoring now for a number of years and have achieved high GPAs.


I am a professional, published writer. I have been writing since I was a teenager and wrote for the school paper and published poetry.

As a professional nurse I have published innumerable articles on various topics, including some in peer-reviewed journals.

Currently I write mostly on dog-related subjects.

I have been a guest blogger and have written online articles, letters to the editor, columns, feature articles, newsletters, various business reports, advertisements, research papers, etc.

I have reviewed two books, one on critical care and one on dogs for an Australian author and photographer.

University of Findlay
University of Missouri


University of Findlay (Science)

University of Missouri (Master's)

Would not have passed without this tutor!! — Cindy is a really good tutor. She tailored her tutoring to my learning techniques. We went over pharmacology, pathophysiology, and foundations of nursing. She increased my grade for Pharm & Patho from a previous exam score of 68 to an 88 on the next exam. She raised my foundations exam score ten points too. We would talk out all of my notes and when she needed further information to answer my qu ...

— Taylor, Columbia, MO on 12/28/14

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