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Tom D.

Experienced Natural Sciences College Teacher

Experienced Natural Sciences College Teacher

$40/hour

  • Jackson, CA 95642

About Tom


Bio

Although I have been a naturalist all my life, I didn't start serious study until I went to Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, followed by a summer working in the Yosemite back country. I have also lived and worked at Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and Marin, Alpine, Amador, Alameda, Calaveras, and Tuolumne Counties. I have been a whitewater guide (off and on) since the early 1980's, with nearly 200 trips under my belt.

I got my Master's degree in Geography, and wrote my thesis on Whitewater...

Although I have been a naturalist all my life, I didn't start serious study until I went to Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, followed by a summer working in the Yosemite back country. I have also lived and worked at Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and Marin, Alpine, Amador, Alameda, Calaveras, and Tuolumne Counties. I have been a whitewater guide (off and on) since the early 1980's, with nearly 200 trips under my belt.

I got my Master's degree in Geography, and wrote my thesis on Whitewater Recreation Management, with the hopes of using the explosion of new rafting gear to teach in the otherwise unreachable depths of whitewater canyons. In the mean time, I would enjoy helping students come to a better understanding of the natural world, especially California.

Experience teaching physical, human, and cultural geography at seven community colleges and San Jose State University. I enjoy the subject, and have a knack for teaching it.

If you are interested, or just need some help, please contact me for further information. One way that I have made geography interesting is to ask where you went on vacation last, and why you went there. I guarantee that the geography was a major reason, and that's where we can start!


Education

BA San Francisco State University (SFSU)
Geography
California State University, Hayward (now East Bay)
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Jackson, CA 95642
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Science

Physical Science,

Physical Science

I taught physical geography at San Jose State and 6 of the Bay Area community Colleges. Physical geography encompasses the basic information from all of the sciences, so I consider my knowledge base to be an inch deep and a mile wide.
Ecology, Geology

$40/hour

Tom D.

$40/hour

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