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Joseph S.

Duluth, GA

$32/hour

Gwinnett Geologist

Background check passed as of 12/11/12

$32/Hour


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Georgia Southern University
Geology
University of Texas El Paso
Master's

Education

Georgia Southern University (Geology)

University of Texas El Paso (Master's)

About Joseph

You could say that my background in Science and History goes as far back as my ancestors’ involvement in the Georgia and California Gold Rushes. But more pertinent is my 40+ year interest in Science, Geography, and American History thanks to my parents and their enjoyment of being outdoors. I am a Gwinnett County native with time spent time elsewhere, including Statesboro, Georgia and El Paso, Texas. Over the last 16+ years, I have taught at several junior colleges in the Atlanta and Athens areas.

For current tutoring in Geology, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Geography, and American History, I am usually available from 9 AM to 7 PM Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 9 AM to 3 PM Friday; 9 AM to 2 PM Saturday; and 2 PM to 6 PM Sundays.

Wyzant Tutoring is not just for students. Teachers, Parents, Grandparents, and others can use it to brush on these subjects at any time. Before a trip to the beach or to the Blue Ridge Mountains, an hour or two of tutoring can make the trip a more enjoyable learning experience.

Wyzant Tutoring can be tailored to help prepare for nature hikes at Gwinnett County Parks, Stone Mt., and elsewhere. A little advance instruction can help you prepare for nature hikes and with gained confidence, you can learn to conduct your own short local hikes.

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. Some of the things found and/or mined in Georgia include gold, diamonds, copper, platinum, mica, feldspar, granite, marble, kaolin, dinosaur bones, and numerous types of fossils.

You are hereby invited to come share my enjoyment of learning about Nature and History.
You could say that my background in Science and History goes as far back as my ancestors’ involvement in the Georgia and California Gold Rushes. But more pertinent is my 40+ year interest in Science, Geography, and American History thanks to my parents and their enjoyment of being outdoors. I am a Gwinnett County native with time spent time Read more

Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required

The stated rate may be adjusted downward for shorter commutes, family economic difficulties, and/or small groups of 2 - 3 students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Duluth, GA 30096
Background Check: Passed
Special Needs:
Elementary Science
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science

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.

American History

I have had a long-term interest in American History. My family has been in this country since 1748, with indirect involvements in the Revolutionary War and direct and indirect involvements with the American Civil War.

Different ancestors were part of the Georgia and California Gold Rushes.

I am always eager to enter into discussions, teaching, and/or research as a way of gaining more information about American History, as well as greater insights, on subjects local, regional, and national.

Ecology

The broader study of environmental science includes important concepts of ecology, such as abiotic vs. biotic ecosystem components, invasive species, food webs, niches & habitats, the effects of weather and climate, the definitions of species, population, community, biome, biological succession, range of tolerance, and much more.

Elementary Science

In an effort to engage younger students, it can be useful to mentally prepare some "talking points" to capture their attention.

Most kids have an interest in dinosaurs - you can relate to them that there have been some dinosaur bones found in Georgia. You can also relate to them the facts that, in addition to gold mining being a part of Georgia history, diamonds and platinum have been found in Georgia.

Interest can be captured by the fact that Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River and that we have the highest waterfalls in the eastern U.S.

Geography

Geography coursework at Georgia Southern and UT El Paso. Familiarity with Geology & Geography are enhanced by being a Georgia native plus 14 years of residency in El Paso, TX, and repeated periods of travel and photography in the Western United States.

Geology

Geology has been a passion of mine, since my senior year of high school (1971-1972). After receiving my BS in Geology from Georgia Southern, I received my MS in Geology from University of Texas, El Paso. After returning to Georgia in 1991, I worked for the Georgia Geologic Survey for 8 years, followed by almost 16 years of teaching at Georgia Perimeter College, University of North Georgia, and Piedmont College.

Physical Science

Tutor enjoys outdoor study by way of nature walks, guided field trips, visits to local nature centers, and engaging in nature photography.

Natural processes that are easily observed outdoors include weathering and erosion of rocks and minerals, stream processes, the effects of weather and climate on soil formation and plant communities, and how plants and animals occupy different parts of the food web.

Georgia Southern University
Geology
University of Texas El Paso
Master's

Education

Georgia Southern University (Geology)

University of Texas El Paso (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $32.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

The stated rate may be adjusted downward for shorter commutes, family economic difficulties, and/or small groups of 2 - 3 students.

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 20 miles of Duluth, GA 30096.