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My name is Nicole and teaching is my passion!
I have been a career educator since 2001 and have taught middle school through college. I hold a Colorado teaching license with a dual endorsement in secondary math and general science and currently teach 7th and 8th grade math and science at a middle school in Golden as the school's lead middle school math and science teacher. Although I teach both math and science, math is my true passion; I can't imagine life without solving really cool equations with my students and challenging them to develop a confident, enlightening understanding of the problems they solve.
When I taught college prep math to military veterans at Metropolitan State University of Denver, I taught algebra and geometry using real-life scenarios so the students could understand direct applications of math. When I taught English composition at Metro, I would ask my students to use their personal experiences to draw parallels to characters in novels and create expressive, thoughtful essays detailing their responses to the novels we read in class. I believe if students can understand academic content on a practical and personal level, then they can develop the confidence in themselves to tackle whatever content they choose.
Every student learns and comprehends at his or her own pace, and I have developed a persistent patience with my students in order to help them avoid giving up on challenging material. Learning takes time, patience, and practice.
My specialty subjects are ACT prep and math; however, I tutor other subjects. Please feel free to email me your schedule availability, including any questions, and I'll respond as quickly as I can.
Please note that my schedule often varies; although I try to keep my WyzAnt availability current, my posted availability may not accurately reflect my actual availability when you contact me.
**Any residences north of 144th, south of Colfax, west of 93, or east of I-25 are outside of my travel area.**
Thank you for considering me as your family's personal tutor! My name is Nicole and teaching is my passion!
I have been a career educator since 2001 and have taught middle school through college. I hold a Colorado teaching license with a dual endorsement in secondary math and general … Read more
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She LOVES math! She is enthusiastic, kind, supportive, encouraging, and knows her material! I would highly recommend her! In addition she has been flexible this summer and is so conscientious of our daughter's summer goal!
My daughter came home talking excitedly about her tutoring session. She said Nicole was able to pin-point the one skill that was troubling her the most, and helped her to understand it so much better than anyone has before. She described the session as though Nicole had turned a light on for her, and she already seems more confident moving forward! Looking forward to future lessons and hopefully grade improvement.
We worked on identifying trig identities mostly with a little time in sum and difference formulas as well. Lots of progress made in just one hour, went from no understanding to a good understanding of the basic concepts.
Nicole has been an amazing tutor for our daughter with ACT practice, strategies and confidence with timed test taking. Her style and patience is exactly what my daughter needs and I will look forward to having my high school daughter work with her.
Nicole has been working with my son to prepare for the ACT test. We were very pleased with the improvements he made in several areas! His composite score improved by one point. He increased most of his subject scores by at least 2 points. He loves working with Nicole and feels very confident in her suggestions and tips.
I contacted Nicole to help my daughter improve her score on her retake of the ACT test. Nicole assured me that she could help my daughter bring her up score significantly. Once Nicole started working with my daughter, she immediately established a wonderful rapport with her. Her ability to connect and her talent at preparing for the ACT test is truly superior. Not only is she kind and pleasant to be around, she has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized and very reliable. Nicole developed a plan to improve my daughter’s score and began to focus on the most appropriate learning areas. When my daughter took her retest, she did indeed raise her score significantly and was accepted by Arizona State University. I highly recommend Nicole to you without reservation. She is truly the very best!!!
Great Tutor! The results are amazing! My daughter is a freshman in high school and her math was always between a B and a C (more toward C). After 3 months of tutoring with Nicole, her grade in Math went up from a C to an A (92%)! We are going to continue for the next school year too. Nicole is very patient, easy to communicate with (especially for kids who are shy), flexible with schedule changes, and knowledgeable! What is even more important, my daughter now feels really confident. Thank you Nicole!
Nicole has done and is doing an excellent job with our grandson. She applies herself not only to the lessons but to encouraging him to work on his own so he will be ready for the real world. She motivates as well as tutors. His educational status has risen significantly since she started. I would highly recommend her.
Our son has had a sports coach most of his life. Because of this, he has always learned best when someone other than his parents is helping him. Nicole helped increase his ACT score by 3 points overall, 6 points on science, so she definitely knows her stuff.
Nicole is very patient with our daughter and has been giving her the help she needs to increase her ACT scores. Nicole is also helping our daughter gain some confidence in herself and has given her the tools she needs to relax while taking tests. Thank you Nicole! We see a positive difference in our daughter.
Nicole's attention to detail and enthusiasm is wonderful. My daughter is feeling much more confident and excited about Algebra after just a few sessions with Nicole. I would highly recommend her!
Nicole is patient and has the unique ability to explain complex concepts in a simple and straight forward manner!! Thank you!
Nicole is a great tutor in every way. We couldn't ask for any one better. We will continue to utilize Nicole as our tutor.
My daughter (high honor roll student, tough critic) has tried out a number of SAT tutors on WyzAnt; Nicole by far leads the pack. She was on-time, organized, and went out of her way to be flexible in scheduling. She was patient, kind and supportive. Most importantly, she managed to adapt to my daughter's learning style very quickly. Nicole intuited her needs, simplified math and critical reading concepts clearly, and worked efficiently. My daughter definitely got what she came for, happily without bankrupting me in the process. Would not hesitate to use again. Recommend HIGHLY!
Nicole just seems to love teaching. My son may start out low energy and she turns him right around. I enjoy listening to them laughing and leaning.
The tutoring my son has received from Nicole has been outstanding. His grades have shown steady improvement and he now feels he is building a solid foundation for future success. Nicole has shown a positive and patient approach while teaching which resonates well with my son. My son's confidence level has increased in regards to daily classroom activities as well as test taking (specifically math and science). I would highly recommend Nicole for any tutoring needs and I feel very fortunate to have found such a quality tutor.
I have two sons ages 12 and 18. Although we have only been working with Nichole for a short time, she is very patient, kind and knowledgeable. She has a way of working with both boys on each of their different levels. Both boys enjoy working with Nichole and are very comfortable with her energetic teaching style. Nichole has also been very flexible with our schedule and makes every attempt to get to us, even on unscheduled days.
It seems to me that Nichole loves teaching/tutoring and is a very hardworking and reliable individual.
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Helping high school students prepare for the ACT math section is one of my specialties. My personal ACT math score range is 34-36. I am an ACT math EXPERT. I have a number of ACT practice tests (most of which are previously administered tests), and I use these tests to help my students learn the content and monitor their progress.
I hold a Colorado teaching license with a dual endorsement in secondary math and general science and currently teach 7th and 8th grade math and science at a middle school in Golden as the school's lead middle school math and science teacher. I develop a personalized reading strategy for each of my students based on a combination of factors, including previous test scores, reading speed, comprehension level, and goal score. I ask my students questions as they read each passage in order to teach them active reading strategies specific to each of the four passages- Prose Fiction, Social Science, Humanities, and Natural Science. Then, I'll review each question type with them and show them how to find the answers in the passage. Of course, not every question requires a simple glance back at the passage, so I teach students how to use inferencing and elimination strategies to choose the correct answer. I frequently hear from students how easy it is to choose the correct answer after having been shown the appropriate reading passage strategies.
During my ACT Science sessions, I model how to use the answer choices and the specific instructions given in the questions to correctly navigate experimental data. I also incorporate timed practice so students can feel comfortable with given time constraints.
For over ten years, I've taught algebra to middle school and high school students, and I love helping my students become confident and successful mathematicians. I currently teach 7th and 8th grade Algebra 1 Honors courses.
I've helped students learn Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Intermediate Algebra, and College Algebra for over 10 years. I love teaching algebra and getting my students excited about math; I feel so proud when they smile and exclaim, "I didn't know algebra could be this easy!"
I have been tutoring students in algebra and geometry for over ten years and currently teach a high school geometry course to middle school G/T students. I've found that a successful geometry student has solid algebra 1 skills, so if I tutor a student who struggles with geometry, I'll also help this student strengthen his or her algebra skills.
I taught a general science class- a combination of physical science and life science- at Metropolitan State University of Denver. I have a B.S. Degree in Nutrition Science and have taught/tutored science for well over 10 years. I currently teach 7th and 8th grade physical science and life science.
I have over ten years of experience tutoring pre-algebra and algebra to middle and high school students and college students. I currently teach 7th and 8th grade honor students pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry, and I've taught math at Metropolitan State University of Denver as an Adjunct Faculty member, preparing students to take the elementary and college level math Accuplacer exams.
Precalculus, otherwise known in some school districts as Math 4, can be very challenging for students. Personally, I find this course exciting and look forward to helping my students understand the content.
Many students struggle with reading comprehension concepts like analyzing the author's purpose, finding a main idea or central theme, or making reasonable conclusions based on paragraph/story evidence. I find that 1:1 tutoring allows these struggling students to freely vent their frustrations and ask questions they may never ask in class, for fear of publicizing their self-doubt and confusion to their teachers and classmates. When students feel comfortable with a tutor, they develop a sense of trust; once the trust is formed and a safe learning environment is created, students finally begin to develop self-confidence. This self-confidence is the catalyst for academic success: higher grades, positive self-esteem, and love for learning and exploring. A self-confident student is a successful, happy student!
Trigonometry concepts can feel frustrating for many students, but I've found that the best way to tackle the content is to memorize identities and solve practice problems.
Teaching students the art of writing has been a passion of mine since high school. When I was 16 years old, I created a writing club to provide English and writing assistance to student athletes needing to maintain academic eligibility. In college, I continued tutoring student athletes and spent most of my time teaching writing and grammar to football players. Since earning my B.S. in 1997, I've tutored hundreds of students in all academic content areas and have built my career doing what I love: teaching. :)
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