Really-Really basic Gimp Tutorials

The purpose of this series of articles is that there really doesn't seem to be adequate web resources for true Gimp beginners. If The Gimp is the first graphical manipulative software a user tries to learn, the learning curve is rediculously steep if given only the basic tutorials presented on The Gimp website.
Tutorials:     Resizing an image
Cropping an image
Retouching an image
Fixing red-eye