Search 72,661 tutors
FIND TUTORS

Michael C.

Magnolia, TX

$45/hr

Geology Tutor with Humor

Geology Tutor with Humor

Message Michael

Send Michael a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Michael or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

I have studied geology since the late 80's, was forced to leave school due to the failing energy economy of the late 1980's and began a successful company for 15 years until an untimely accident in 2009. I felt life was too short, and decided to finish my degree in geology at Sam Houston University (Bachelors in Geology and minor in chemistry). I have real life experience that I can use to help explain fairly complex theories that are the bases of earth sciences. I'm not an academic egghead who has not seen how these processes make profit and produce the most important energy source that mankind has ever developed. I will try to use a visual and hands on examples to enhance the understanding of processes that have taken millions upon millions of years to complete. Sometimes, the simplest example can cause one to understand something that a book and "pretty pictures" can't convey. For an example, plate tectonics can be simply shown by using a tarp or sheet of paper and applying tension and slack to the edges. With the proper layman explanation of the concepts, one can understand anticlines, synclines, mantle convection, and even complex fault formation. Geology is not hard to understand with the right direction.

Testimonials

"AMAZING!"

- Ruth, Cypress, TX on 7/25/12
Science:
Geology

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Sam Housston State University
2011
Graduate Coursework

Education

Sam Housston State University

2011 (Graduate Coursework)

AMAZING! — Michael C knows his stuff! He teaches Geology with a lot of patience and makes you understand the topic! I'm not a Geology major, therefore don't have much interest in the topic, but I am required to have 2 sciences for my basics which is why I'm in the class. Michael makes Geology interesting, easy to understand, and doesn't make you feel dumb for not knowing the basics. I HIGHLY recommend him! ...

— Ruth, Cypress, TX on 7/25/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 15 miles of Magnolia, TX 77355.


About Michael

I have studied geology since the late 80's, was forced to leave school due to the failing energy economy of the late 1980's and began a successful company for 15 years until an untimely accident in 2009. I felt life was too short, and decided to finish my degree in geology at Sam Houston University (Bachelors in Geology and minor in chemistry). I have real life experience that I can use to help explain fairly complex theories that are the bases of earth sciences. I'm not an academic egghead who has not seen how these processes make profit and produce the most important energy source that mankind has ever developed. I will try to use a visual and hands on examples to enhance the understanding of processes that have taken millions upon millions of years to complete. Sometimes, the simplest example can cause one to understand something that a book and "pretty pictures" can't convey. For an example, plate tectonics can be simply shown by using a tarp or sheet of paper and applying tension and slack to the edges. With the proper layman explanation of the concepts, one can understand anticlines, synclines, mantle convection, and even complex fault formation. Geology is not hard to understand with the right direction.

Testimonials

"AMAZING!"

- Ruth, Cypress, TX on 7/25/12
}

Education

Sam Housston State University
2011
Graduate Coursework

Education

Sam Housston State University

2011 (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Magnolia, TX 77355

Michael’s Subjects

Science:
Geology

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Michael C.

Michael C. has not yet had a background check. After sending a message to Michael, you will be able to order a background check for $7.99. The check will be processed by First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.