EducationMaster of Science (Pharmacology), University of Alberta, 2006; Bachelor of Science (Honours, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Dalhousie University, 2001 (GPA 3.85); Certificate in Adult Education, Tatamagouche Centre, 2009; Diploma in Information Technology (Database), Nova Scotia Community College, 2012.
ExperienceDuring my ten years of professional tutoring and academic coaching, I have been self-employed as the founder of Thrive Academic Coaching and the Halifax Tutoring Network and have worked for the Saint Mary's University Writing Centre and Dalhousie's Transition Year Program. I am currently a volunteer literacy educator at Halifax North Public Library. I am a published author with experience in academic research and writing, my MCAT score was 35/45, and I have completed several education-related MOOCs including Learning How to Learn (University of California, San Diego, 2015) and Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (University of Melbourne, 2014). I speak French and English and hold awards for academic achievements, public speaking, and innovation. I am skilled at listening deeply to my students and finding novel and straightforward ways of clarifying difficult concepts. I love teaching, and believe that an understanding of how learning -- and one's own mind -- works can benefit anyone's educational independence.
HobbiesMy personal interests include meeting new people and connecting with friends; writing, reading and public speaking; learning about science, psychology, philosophy and education; cinema, film-making and photography; entrepreneurship; painting and collage; cooking; yoga; cycling and swimming; nature; and mental health advocacy.
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Cate has been a wonderful tutor to our son and has helped him tremendously with his high school math. He is developing confidence and, with her help, and is beginning to enjoy math once again. She replied promptly to my initial contact with her, arrives on time, is both patient and encouraging, and accomplishes alot in each session. I cannot recommend her more highly to anyone seeking help for their child.
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