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Spencer Z.

Motivated and Passionate Geosciences Educator

Motivated and Passionate Geosciences Educator

$50/hour

  • 178 hours tutoring

About Spencer


Bio

Hi, I'm Spencer and I'm a geology and environmental science nerd and it is my goal to have my students feel confident in their own ability to succeed.

I graduated with a B.A. in geosciences from The University of Colorado Boulder in December 2018 and am currently working towards my doctorate degree.
Teaching is a huge, important part of my life. It's important because I know what it's like to struggle to understand something, I know the frustration and I want to alleviate that feeling! I...

Hi, I'm Spencer and I'm a geology and environmental science nerd and it is my goal to have my students feel confident in their own ability to succeed.

I graduated with a B.A. in geosciences from The University of Colorado Boulder in December 2018 and am currently working towards my doctorate degree.
Teaching is a huge, important part of my life. It's important because I know what it's like to struggle to understand something, I know the frustration and I want to alleviate that feeling! I will work to provide many different styles of teaching so you feel comfortable with the material.

I have expertise in the following sub-disciplines in geology: ALL introductory level concepts and classes, natural hazards, metamorphic and igneous petrology, geochronology/radioactive decay, and most importantly, I am 100% willing to learn anything with you!

In addition to geology, I love and have experience tutoring AP Environmental Science. I have tutored students for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 exams and I got a 5.0 when I took the exam myself in 2012.
I am also able to help with: basic R programming/data visualization, scientific writing and editing, scientific reading, resume/CV review, and academic coaching.

Please contact me with any questions you have about my background or about my teaching style. I am willing and happy to adapt to your specific needs. I have taught many students and know that one size does not fit all when it comes to learning.

I am available at short notice!

****NO-SHOW/CANCELLATION POLICY****
- If you are a no-show after 15 minutes without contact, I have the right to terminate the lesson and reschedule. You will be charged 50% of the time we scheduled for. (ie. a 1 hour lesson = $25 no-show fee)

- If you cancel an appointment without emergency reasons within 1 hour of the lesson start time, you will be charged a 20% cancellation fee. (ie. A 1 hour lesson = $10 cancellation fee) I will be happy to reschedule.

All I request is communication of your situation! Any questions? Please message me!


Education

University of Colorado Boulder
Geosciences

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Group rates are $50 + an extra $5 per person.
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
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  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have many years of experience teaching study skills and academic coaching to my students both online and in the classroom. I am personally qualified as someone who has taught themself study skills and has benefited greatly from them. I know what it’s like to struggle, and bringing that experience into my teaching method makes me uniquely qualified to teach study skills and to be an academic coach.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science

Homeschool

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have many years of experience teaching study skills and academic coaching to my students both online and in the classroom. I am personally qualified as someone who has taught themself study skills and has benefited greatly from them. I know what it’s like to struggle, and bringing that experience into my teaching method makes me uniquely qualified to teach study skills and to be an academic coach.

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Study Skills

Study Skills

I have many years of experience teaching study skills and academic coaching to my students both online and in the classroom. I am personally qualified as someone who has taught themself study skills and has benefited greatly from them. I know what it’s like to struggle, and bringing that experience into my teaching method makes me uniquely qualified to teach study skills and to be an academic coach.

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Study Skills

Study Skills

I have many years of experience teaching study skills and academic coaching to my students both online and in the classroom. I am personally qualified as someone who has taught themself study skills and has benefited greatly from them. I know what it’s like to struggle, and bringing that experience into my teaching method makes me uniquely qualified to teach study skills and to be an academic coach.

Science

Geology

Geology

I have been a teaching assistant for introduction to geology (both on an introductory and higher level), mineralogy, and petrology. My specialities include geochemistry, optical petrology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, mineralogy, and all introductory topics (including structural geology). I have been active in field geology including mapping, salt tectonics, and environmental reactions. I am comfortable with all eras of geologic history. A full list of courses taken: Introduction to Geology (+ Peer Assistant) Introduction to Geology Lab Earth Materials (+ Peer Assistant) Planet Earth Introduction to Field Geology Geochemistry Environmental Field Geochemistry Structural Geology Field Methods in Active Tectonics Geological Evolution of the American Southwest (x3 semesters) Introduction to Petrology Introduction Petrology Lab Natural Catastrophes/Geologic Hazards Introduction to Mineralogy Introduction to Mineralogy Lab Oceanography Geothermodyanmics (*Graduate class taken as an undergraduate) The Geology of Colorado (Peer Assistant) Chemistry 1-2 Organic Chemistry 1 (+ lab) Physics 1-2 (calculus-based + lab) Calculus 1-2

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have many years of experience teaching study skills and academic coaching to my students both online and in the classroom. I am personally qualified as someone who has taught themself study skills and has benefited greatly from them. I know what it’s like to struggle, and bringing that experience into my teaching method makes me uniquely qualified to teach study skills and to be an academic coach.

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Study Skills

Study Skills

I have many years of experience teaching study skills and academic coaching to my students both online and in the classroom. I am personally qualified as someone who has taught themself study skills and has benefited greatly from them. I know what it’s like to struggle, and bringing that experience into my teaching method makes me uniquely qualified to teach study skills and to be an academic coach.

Examples of Expertise


Spencer has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 12 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Amazing Tutor

Spencer Z. is an amazing communicator she really knows how to change her way of teaching in order for you to understand. Also she is great at making sure you know it’s ok to not understand something and she will then spend the time needed for you to understand.

Bryan, 4 lessons with Spencer

Very helpful

Spencer helped my daughter in environmental science. She is very approachable and a strong communicator and my daughter felt comfortable right away. She asked the right questions to understand my daughter’s needs and figure out the best way to help her. She downloaded an image onto the whiteboard so she had some visuals to assist her explanation.

Eunji, 2 lessons with Spencer

Knowlegeable and Patient Tutor

Spencer worked with my daughter on preparing for her AP Environmental Science final. The feed back from my daughter was that she wished Spencer was her teacher, as she really clarified concepts in a way her teacher never had, and seemed extremely intelligent. We will use her again!

Lori, 2 lessons with Spencer

I am delighted to write this review about Spencer Z.

I was looking for a geology tutor for my son. My plan was for 5 sessions, but amazingly she covered everything within two hours. He understood the subject very well with clarity. She knows the subject in depth with a gift of how to explain. I highly recommend her for Geology tutoring.

Bejiga, 1 lesson with Spencer

Thorough and dedicated to make sure you understand the material

If you are looking for someone who is motivated and who is ready to give 100% of her attention, she is the tutor for you! She prepared in advance for the class and had everything ready to go over with me. Every time I had a question, she would stop, and take the time to answer me, then she made sure I understood what she had just explained. I felt comfortable the entire session. I do not usually write reviews, but I think that she truly deserves to be praised, as her patience and commitment should be rewarded!

Chrystele, 1 lesson with Spencer
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