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John S.

Planetary Geoscientist

Chandler, AZ (85286)

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To Potential Students Requiring a Tutor in the Physical Sciences:

I have many years of experience working in diverse geologic and geographic environments. I have college degrees in Geoscience, Geological Engineering, Environmental Technology, and Computer Science. My varied experiences, training, and education as a Geologist, Engineer, Hydrologist, and Hydrogeologist throughout most of the U.S., Guam, Indonesia, Australia, and Antarctica enables me to present the Physical Sciences from a “Real World” perspective. I have a very strong work ethic focusing on accuracy, thoroughness, and timeliness. I am presently employed as a Geologist for the State of Arizona and concurrently employed at Maricopa Community Colleges teaching courses in introductory Geology. Let me show you the world and beyond!

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John’s subjects

Corporate Training:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Test Preparation:
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Art:
Photography
History:
Geography
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Geology, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Computer:
Computer Science, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Photography
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

ACT Math

ACT Qualifications

Geologists and Engineers work on a wide variety of Technical problems requiring a high degree of proficiency in Mathematics including; Algebra, Geometry Trigonometry, Differential Equations and Calculus. Most projects involve working with Earth materials such as soil, ore, water; Construction materials such as steel and concrete; and even Hazardous Waste. Projects usually involve solving for unknown quantities such as weight, length, height, volume, velocity and rates.

Geologists and Engineers are also required to communicate, with high proficiency, by written and verbal means. They must be able provide detailed descriptions of project specifications and be able to summarize the results in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences. Throughout my career I have prepared countless documents for these purposes. I have also submitted and have had accepted professional papers, to technical journals and committees, the findings of scientific research.

As a Geologist and Engineer I have over thirty years of practical field experience using Mathematics, including Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry for a wide variety of issues such as:
Calculating the volume of Earth materials for Excavations and Mining.
Calculating the volume of Aquifers for Irrigation and Municipal usage.
Calculating the capacity of Reservoirs.
Calculating the volume of potential Floods
Calculating the capacity and rate of Water Treatment Facilities
Determining the length of materials for Well Drilling and Installation

The following earned college degrees, especially Engineering, require significant Mathematics coursework and practical application ability. They also includes Technical Writing course work and the submission of a Masters Thesis:

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona - M.S. Geological Engineering.
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona - B.S. Geosciences.
ITT Technical Institute, Tucson, Arizona - A.A.S. Computer Business Applications.
Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona - A.A.S. Environmental Technology.
Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona - Advanced Certificate Hazardous Materials.

The Professional Certifications listed below require significant mathematics application ability. Water distribution and treatment technology involves constant application of Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and other Mathematics, for the determination of length, volume, mass, velocity, and rate. The background required for Engineer Certification requires proficiency in sixteen Math and Science fields.

Arizona Certified Grade 4 Water Treatment Plant Operator.
Arizona Certified Grade 4 Water Distribution System Operator.
Arizona Certified Grade 4 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.
Arizona Certified Grade 4 Wastewater Collection System Operator.
Arizona Registered Geologist # 31660
Arizona Engineer-in-Training # 10377

ACT Science

I have gained an extensive Science background obtained through a combination of education, training, and practical experience. My degrees in Geological and Environmental Science have included courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Astronomy, and Meteorology. I have many years of practical experience in collecting, analyzing, and presenting Scientific data to audiences with varied education levels. I currently teach Geology at Mesa CC where I include basic Science concepts and principles as an integral part the course.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 Qualifications are based on the Sum-Total of my Education Training, and Experiences, briefly:

Geologists and Engineers work on a wide variety of Technical problems requiring a high degree of proficiency in Mathematics, including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Differential Equations and Calculus. Most projects involve working with Earth materials such as soil, ore, water; construction materials such as steel and concrete; and even Hazardous Waste. Projects usually involve solving for unknown quantities such as weight, length, height, volume, velocity and rates.

Geologists and Engineers are also required to communicate with high proficiency by written and verbal means. They must be able provide detailed descriptions of project specifications and be able to summarize the results in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences. Throughout my career I have prepared countless documents for these purposes. I have also submitted and have had professional papers accepted to technical journals and committees.

As a Geologist and Engineer I have over thirty years of practical field experience using Mathematics, including Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry for a wide variety of issues such as:
Calculating the volume of Earth materials for Excavations and Mining.
Calculating the volume of Aquifers for Irrigation and Municipal usage.
Calculating the capacity of Reservoirs.
Calculating the volume of potential Floods
Calculating the capacity and rate of Water Treatment Facilities
Determining the length of materials for Well Drilling and Installation

The following earned college degrees, especially Engineering, require significant Mathematics coursework and practical application ability. They also include Technical Writing course work and the submission of a Masters Thesis:

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona - M.S. Geological Engineering.
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona - B.S. Geosciences.
ITT Technical Institute, Tucson, Arizona - A.A.S. Computer Business Applications.
Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona - A.A.S. Environmental Technology.
Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona - Advanced Certificate Hazardous Materials.

The Professional Certifications listed below require significant mathematics application ability. Water distribution and treatment technology involves constant application of Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and other Mathematics, for the determination of length, volume, mass, velocity, and rate. The background required for Engineer Certification requires proficiency in sixteen Math and Science fields.

Arizona Certified Grade 4 Water Treatment Plant Operator
Arizona Certified Grade 4 Water Distribution System Operator
Arizona Certified Grade 4 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
Arizona Certified Grade 4 Wastewater Collection System Operator
Arizona Registered Geologist
Arizona Engineer-in-Training

Algebra 2

Through my college education I have acquired a high degree of proficiency in Mathematics, including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Differential Equations and Calculus. I have over 30 years' professional experience with the practical application of these principles to Engineering projects solving for unknown quantities such as weight, length, height, volume, velocity and rates. I have taught several science classes that included teaching basic Mathematical principles, including Algebra, as an introduction to the course. I have been a volunteer tutor for students on the Math portion of the SAT. I currently teach Geology at Mesa CC where I include basic Mathematical principles as an introduction to the course.

Chemistry

I have gained an extensive Chemistry background obtained through a combination of education, training, and practical experience. My degrees in Geological and Environmental Science have included courses in Basic Chemistry, Geochemistry, Isotope Chemistry, and Environmental Chemistry. I have had specialized training in laboratory techniques using wet and instrumental chemistry analytical methods. I hold Professional Registrations in Environmental Chemistry. I currently teach Geology at Mesa CC where I include basic Chemistry principles as an introduction to the course.

Geology

Outline of my experience, training, and education in Geology that qualifies me to tutor this subject:

I have over thirty years of experience as an Exploration Geologist, Hydrologist, Environmental Engineer, and Hydrogeologist working in diverse geologic and geographic environments. I have had the opportunity to work on projects involving the collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of extremely varied geologic and hydrologic data throughout most of the U.S., Guam, Indonesia, Australia, and Antarctica. I have worked in all project aspects from drilling, logging, sample collection, sample preparation, laboratory analysis, data reduction and compilation, database management, data presentation, and project management.

I have many years experience as an Exploration Geologist in mineral exploration, claim staking, sample collection, geologic mapping, exploration drilling and logging, and mineral assessments. I have several years geologic field experience in mining and mineral exploration at active and historic mines and mineral localities in the tri-state area of Arizona, California, and Nevada. Additionally, I have spent several years doing exploration in Oklahoma and Texas as well as studying the geology of the Big Bend area as a student at Sul Ross University. As a student at SUNY Oswego I studied the geology of the Appalachian Mountains. I have considerable experience in the analysis and interpretation of a diverse assemblage of geologic materials by a variety of methodologies and for a variety of outcomes.

I am presently employed doing mineral assessments and related field work using GIS/GPS with the Arizona State Land Department. I am also concurrently employed at Mesa Community Colleges teaching introductory Geology.

Geometry

Geometry Qualifications

Geologists and Engineers work on a wide variety of Technical problems requiring a high degree of proficiency in Mathematics including; Algebra, Geometry Trigonometry, Differential Equations and Calculus. Most projects involve working with Earth materials such as soil, ore, water; Construction materials such as steel and concrete; and even Hazardous Waste. Projects usually involve solving for unknown quantities such as weight, length, height, volume, velocity and rates.

As a Geologist and Engineer I have over thirty years of practical field experience using Mathematics, including Geometry, for a wide variety of issues such as:

Calculating the volume of Earth materials for Excavations and Mining.
Calculating the volume of Aquifers for Irrigation and Municipal usage.
Calculating the capacity of Reservoirs.
Calculating the volume of potential Floods
Calculating the capacity and rate of Water Treatment Facilities
Determining the length of materials for Well Drilling and Installation

The following earned college degrees, especially Engineering, require significant Mathematics coursework and practical application ability:

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona - M.S. Geological Engineering.
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona - B.S. Geosciences.
ITT Technical Institute, Tucson, Arizona - A.A.S. Computer Business Applications.
Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona - A.A.S. Environmental Technology.
Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona - Advanced Certificate Hazardous Materials.

The Professional Certifications listed below require significant mathematics application ability. Water distribution and treatment technology involves constant application of Geometry, and other Mathematics, for the determination of length, volume, mass, velocity, and rate. The background required for Engineer Certification requires proficiency in sixteen Math and Science fields.

Arizona Certified Grade 4 Water Treatment Plant Operator.
Arizona Certified Grade 4 Water Distribution System Operator.
Arizona Certified Grade 4 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.
Arizona Certified Grade 4 Wastewater Collection System Operator.
Arizona Registered Geologist # 31660
Arizona Engineer-in-Training # 10377

Microsoft Excel

As a Professional working in the field of Engineering I work with many kinds of data. I frequently use Microscoft Excel to organize, analyze, and present this data. I have had expert training by Microsoft in using their software, including subtle formatting techniques not generally described. I have developed specialized uses and presentation methods for spreadsheets not part of the original software. I frequently tutor co-workers on spreadsheet methods, particularly charts and graphs.

Physical Science

I have an extensive Physical Sciences Background obtained through a combination of education, training, and practical field experience:

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona - M.S. Geological Engineering.
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona - B.S. Geosciences.
ITT Technical Institute, Tucson, Arizona - A.A.S. Computer Business Applications.
Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona - A.A.S. Environmental Technology.
Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona - Advanced Certificate Hazardous Materials.
Certified Hazardous Materials Worker, HAZWOPER (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120)

I have over thirty years practical field experience as a Geologist, Environmental Engineer, Hydrologist, and Hydrogeologist working in diverse geologic and geographic environments throughout most of the U.S., Mariana Islands, Indonesia, Australia, and Antarctica.I have worked in all project aspects from sample collection and preparation, laboratory analysis, data reduction and compilation, database management, and presentation. I am presently employed as a Geologist with the Arizona State Land Department and concurrently employed at Maricopa Community Colleges teaching introductory Geology.

Training Certificates:
Arizona Certified Grade 4 Water Treatment Plant Operator.
Arizona Certified Grade 4 Water Distribution System Operator.
Arizona Certified Grade 4 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.
Arizona Certified Grade 4 Wastewater Collection System Operator.
Arizona Registered Geologist
Arizona Engineer-in-Training

Prealgebra

I completed four college degrees and several Professional Certifications in Engineering related subjects where I have acquired a high degree of proficiency in Mathematics, including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Differential Equations and Calculus. I have over 30 years professional experience with the practical application of these principles to Engineering projects solving for unknown quantities such as weight, length, height, volume, velocity and rates. I have taught several science classes that included teaching basic Mathematical principles, including Algebra, as an introduction to the course. I have been a volunteer tutor for students on the Math portion of the SAT. I currently teach Geology at Mesa CC where I include basic Mathematical principles as an introduction to the course.

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University of Arizona (Geosciences)

University of Arizona (Master's)

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John will travel within 40 miles of Chandler, AZ 85226.

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