Problems working through Railstutorial.org tutorials

I'm having trouble replicating the results of this tutorial (
http://ruby.railstutorial.org/chapters/filling-in-the-layout#top ),
namely making Bootstrap gem work (section 5.1.2). I couldn’t find any
existing issues on its Github page, and I can’t trace additional error
messages that would be helpful to solving this problem. I'm lost at
the point where I don't even know what printouts or files I should
include to ask for help on the problem (I walked through some trials
with the folks on IRC and there were still a lot of possibilities of
where it could've gone wrong). I wonder if there are any RoR folks in
this message board who's located in Vancouver, BC. I'd be happy and
willing to compensate accordingly for your time helping me. Please
respond if you're located there and interested in this offer.

Thanks in advance!