With my current junior college teaching schedule, needed tutoring in Geology
, Earth Science
, Environmental Science, Physical Science
, American History
is available on the afternoons of Wednesday, Thursday, and some weekend days.
WyzAnt Tutoring is not just for students. Teachers, Parents, Grandparents, and others can use it to brush on these subjects at any time. An hour or two of tutoring before a spring-break or summer trip to the beach or to the Blue Ridge Mountains can make the trip an enjoyable learning experience.
WyzAnt Tutoring can be tailored to help prepare for springtime nature hikes at Gwinnett County Parks, Stone Mt., and elsewhere. A little advance instruction can help you more enjoy going on nature hikes and with gained confidence, you can learn to conduct your own short local hikes. Wildflower season can begin as early as late February or early March.
My WyzAnt tutoring can help you gain a basic understanding of such concepts as Plate Tectonics, the difference between weather and climate, some of the fascinating things about Georgia Geology, Ecology, Geography, and History. Your learning about some of the things found and or mined in Georgia can be used to capture a child's imagination. These things include gold, diamonds, copper, platinum, mica, feldspar, granite, marble, kaolin, dinosaur bones, and numerous types of fossils.
My 40-plus year interest in Science, Geography, and American History
is the result of my parents and their enjoyment of being outdoors. This included a 1-acre garden on a creek bottom, an orchard with apple and pear trees and muscadine vines, and the remainder of the 7-acre homeplace being a pine-hardwood transition forest. Family trips often included trips to Dahlonega for gold panning and to Franklin, NC for rubies and sapphires. Our 1973 family vacation took us to visit such places as SW Colorado, including Mesa Verde Nat'l Park, the Great Salt Lake in Utah, Redwood Nat'l Park, Yosemite, Sequoia, the Grand Canyon, and Carlsbad Caverns.
I am a Gwinnett native who has spent time elsewhere, such as Statesboro for 4 years and El Paso, Texas for 14 years.
Going further back, several of my ancestors were involved in the Georgia and California Gold Rushes. Some of your own ancestors may have been involved, too.
You are hereby invited to come share my enjoyment of learning about Nature and History.
12 hours notice required
The stated rate may be adjusted downward for shorter commutes, family economic difficulties, and/or small groups of 2 - 3 students.
Travels within 20 miles of Duluth, GA 30096
Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community.
Here are some of the resources created by Joseph.
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For the local "rockhounds", there is a Rock & Mineral Show at the North Atlanta Trade Center, next weekend.
North Atlanta Trade Center, Norcross, Georgia
December 7-9, 2012
Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm - Sunday 10am-5pm
I hope to be there sometime during the weekend, maybe to pick up a few inexpensive "toys" for educational purposes. Maybe get some...
Once you arrive at the planned parking area, trust your senses, instincts, and hunches. If a place just seems “creepy” for some reason, especially if you are going solo, perhaps have a “Plan B” to go somewhere else. If you are not used to doing “walkabouts”
and yours is the only car in the parking lot, perhaps go somewhere else. Your instincts exist for a reason. Better to be safe than sorry...
For a solo Nature Hike (or “Walkabout” for Australians) it is good to have these items, perhaps in a lightweight backpack:
- First Aid Kit – check to make sure it has all of its necessary components.
- Cell phone well-charged battery.
- A pen and a Sharpie.
- A small spiral-bound note pad.
- Digital Camera with extra batteries.
- A good, stout walking stick, that can serve...