A walk through the periodic table
How do we use the periodic table to get information about the elements?
Meet the Author

JR Ginex-Orinion


My Marketing Text
I started my career in education at a private high school in east Los Angeles, immediately after graduating from Loyola Marymount University. I knew I wanted to teach for a couple of years, and then reconsider my options. I moved to our nation's capital for a couple of years and ran a tutoring company while supporting my wife as she attended law school. We moved back to California, and I found myself back in the classroom, teaching Chemistry once more. 8 years later, I'm still here, and I wouldn't trade it for any other profession.

My Philosophy
I believe in the education of the whole person. Content standards and common assessments fail to evaluate a person's character. I make it a point to teach young adults to value honesty, integrity, hard-work, perseverance, compassion, and caring for each other.

The development of the studentís intellectual capacity is the schoolís most characteristic part. However, this development will be defective and even dangerous unless it is strengthened and completed by the training of the will and the formation of the character. - Ratio Studiorum

I know technology will permeate itself into every aspect of education at every level, and that educators need to be prepared for the changes that they need to make to meet the learning needs of the digital natives. This is my motivation. 

My Community
I currently reside in Southern California, in a nice seaside city. Work is minutes away, and the sun shines 90% of the year.

My school is the flagship of the district, boasting API scores at levels of national recognition. It consists of a diverse population of students and dedicated, hard-working teachers. I teach Chemistry and Freshman Science in a laboratory classroom. The school I teach at also happens to be my alma mater.

My Roles and Responsibilities
Husband, father, dog pack leader