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Gina I.

Well Rounded Tutor Specializing in the Earth Sciences and Writing

Well Rounded Tutor Specializing in the Earth Sciences and Writing

$50/hour

  • 1,339 hours tutoring

About Gina


Bio

Hi! My name is Gina. I have a bachelor's degree in Physical Geology and master's degree in Geology. My specialties are volcanology (the study of volcanoes), petrology and geochemistry (the chemistry of rocks). Petrology is the study of the origin and composition of rocks and that's where the geochemistry comes in.

I enjoy teaching and have a lot of experience working with students. I am currently a teacher with Truckee Meadow Community College's Community (Adult) Education program. ...

Hi! My name is Gina. I have a bachelor's degree in Physical Geology and master's degree in Geology. My specialties are volcanology (the study of volcanoes), petrology and geochemistry (the chemistry of rocks). Petrology is the study of the origin and composition of rocks and that's where the geochemistry comes in.

I enjoy teaching and have a lot of experience working with students. I am currently a teacher with Truckee Meadow Community College's Community (Adult) Education program. Within that program I organize and teach classes in geology and lead geology field trips. I also teach Japanese language, shibori dye work and sashiko embroidery. I am part of the rotation of part time faculty available to teach formal classes in the Physical Science department and have taught Geology 101 there. I have the qualifications to teach Chemistry 101, too.

I am a certified camping and backpacking instructor with the Girl Scouts.

I believe that a good tutor or teacher will not only teach their students, but will also inspire curiosity and the desire to learn. Memorization and review are important for remembering information but experiments and hands-on work are crucial to developing understanding and enjoyment in all subjects.

During college, I was a proof reader for a computer company; I read their documents and reports and corrected grammar, spelling and diction. I am now using those skills to proof my church's newsletters and publications.

What else can I teach?

I can teach students how to take good notes, cultivate good study skills, research and write papers and give PowerPoint, oral or written presentations.

I can tutor for any of the earth science classes (geology, earth science, physical science, chemistry), teach the scientific method and help with experiments and projects. I am also very good at mapping and field work and can teach or review different techniques in geologic mapping. I know many fun science projects that teach basic science concepts.

I have a broad range of computer r


Education

BA at California state university Sacramento
Geoscience
Idaho State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: Please be aware that I will wait 15 minutes for a student to appear and then no-show students for one hour of session time. (So please contact me immediately if you cannot make it!)
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/1/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Japanese,

Japanese

I have taken three years of Japanese language courses at the college level and one Japanese literature class that was conducted in Japanese. I can explain topics such as customs, manners, foods and travel in Japan from personal experience. I am able to teach basic vocabulary, review kanji or practice conversational skills.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Science

Elementary Science

As a graduate student I taught the college's "geology for non-geology majors" lab class. As a result I know a lot of hands-on projects related to science (and most especially geology) as well as teaching methods to help learn and memorize scientific concepts.

English

Literature,

Literature

I love books and read extensively. A lot of my favorites are the classics but I have also read many popular novels. I can help students understand characters and motivations, discuss symbolism and think about themes within the things they are reading.
English, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing

History

Geography

Homeschool

Japanese,

Japanese

I have taken three years of Japanese language courses at the college level and one Japanese literature class that was conducted in Japanese. I can explain topics such as customs, manners, foods and travel in Japan from personal experience. I am able to teach basic vocabulary, review kanji or practice conversational skills.
Chemistry, English, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

Japanese

Japanese

I have taken three years of Japanese language courses at the college level and one Japanese literature class that was conducted in Japanese. I can explain topics such as customs, manners, foods and travel in Japan from personal experience. I am able to teach basic vocabulary, review kanji or practice conversational skills.

Most Popular

Japanese,

Japanese

I have taken three years of Japanese language courses at the college level and one Japanese literature class that was conducted in Japanese. I can explain topics such as customs, manners, foods and travel in Japan from personal experience. I am able to teach basic vocabulary, review kanji or practice conversational skills.
Chemistry, English, Writing

Other

Geography

Science

Geology,

Geology

I have a Masters of Geology in which my specialties are volcanology, petrology and geochemistry. I am very good at making and reading geologic maps. I can teach the fundamentals of geology, lab work and field work (such as mapping and rock identification). I currently am an Adult Education teacher at Truckee Meadows Community College but have taught the Geology 101 class there as well.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

To get a Master's in geology I had to take a lot of physical science classes including chemistry and physics. I have had to teach a lot of these principles as part of geology classes and can help students understand and review for these classes. In addition, I can explain why these concepts are important and how they relate to everyday life.
Chemistry, Ecology

Summer

Japanese,

Japanese

I have taken three years of Japanese language courses at the college level and one Japanese literature class that was conducted in Japanese. I can explain topics such as customs, manners, foods and travel in Japan from personal experience. I am able to teach basic vocabulary, review kanji or practice conversational skills.
Chemistry, Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (577 ratings)
5 star
(567)
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1 star
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Reviews


Very Patient!

I learned more from one session than I have in 4 weeks of geology class! I brought in pictures of sedimentary rocks that were not the best quality. She did a great job of identifying rocks and structure despite the pictures being so bad. Great session thank you!

Shaelin, 4 lessons with Gina
Tutor responded:

Thank you!

very knowledgeable about the beginning building blocks of earth

Gina explained in detail using diagrams and artwork to explain how the earth evolved and grew to were we are today. I received a detailed explanation from magma to meteorites.

Stephen, 3 lessons with Gina

Amazing tutor.

Was a great help to me. Very easy to connect and was extremely tech savvy. I highly recommend Gina as a tutor. I really felt that I learned a lot from our session.

Ryan, 1 lesson with Gina

Very Knowledgeable

My daughter has struggled with chemistry since last semester because her teacher is not very good at explaining things. He is brilliant but not that great of a teacher. One session with Gina and she finally understands some of the basics of chemistry that is essential to go any further. My daughter loves her!!

Jenny, 9 lessons with Gina

Very informative and knowledgeable

Gina taught Earth Science today. Her lesson was extremely helpful because it was very informative. She knows exactly what to teach her students. I think that she will be very helpful to those who is seeking to have tutoring lessons in earth science.

Mahmuda, 1 lesson with Gina

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Gina has an excellent grasp of geochemistry and was able to provide insight into articles I am reading for an assignment and an assessment of my approach to a homework assignment. I highly recommend her as a tutor.

Heidi, 3 lessons with Gina

Excellent tutor

We reviewed PowerPoint and Excel and all other related matters. She is an excellent tutor and is easy to follow and work with. She is also punctual and well organized.

Jack, 4 lessons with Gina

Honors Chemistry HS

Gina was very knowledgeable on how to relate chemistry to my daughter. She helped my daughter understand the basics of the information needed.

Karen, 2 lessons with Gina

Great tutor!

Gina is always well prepared and prompt. She engages the student, challenging them to work to the best of their ability. Her communication skills are excellent.

Naomi, 48 lessons with Gina
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