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Isiah
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Isiah
« I think Nicole is a trustworthy teacher because she really connects with her students and she pushes them to do their best. She also tries to find a way to help her school with anything. She genuinely loves teaching and is amazing at it, which pushes students to share that enthusiasm. »
$20/h
1st lesson free!
Verified teacher profile
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Nicole
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • History
  • Political science
  • General knowledge
  • Civic education
  • Social Skills
  • Social Studies
Levels
  • All Levels

Social Studies teacher and Historian with 5 years of experience in the field and in the classroom!

Methodology

Many people imagine history to be a boring, fact based class, but so much of Social Studies is about understanding the connections between the past and the present. Making these connections brings history to life and makes understanding social decisions of the past so much easier. Having someone who can make these connections clear, draw empathy and understanding from current events and pop culture, makes history not only interesting but opens new windows for understanding the world today!

Background

I am a young licensed Social Studies education teacher who has taught over 500 students in just 3 years. I have degrees from Columbia University and the University at Albany in History and Education. When students walk out of my class they feel confident, prepared, and ready to succeed in Social Studies, in school, and as global citizens. Many of my students have gone on to top high schools and universities submitting argumentative/thesis papers we have worked on to perfect!

Rates

Transportation Fee : $5
Rate for online lessons : $20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $95
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $185

Details

Test prep will be an additional 2 dollars an hour for tests such as AP exams, IB exams, CLEP exams, entrance exams, etc. Cancellation without 24 hour notice before appointment will pay half of the tutoring session.

Lessons offered by Nicole
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • History
  • Political science
  • General knowledge
  • Civic education
  • Social Skills
  • Social Studies
Levels
  • All Levels

Nicole's resume

Nicole Plascencia
Secondary Education Social Studies Teacher

SUMMARY
I am a 5th year teacher who started my career in the NYC school district. I believe that taking an honest approach to current events in Social Studies not only keeps students engaged but helps foster civic responsibility that will carry them into adulthood. Ultimately fostering a creative, culturally relevant, and inclusive classroom promotes student success as academics and as civic participants in an ever changing world.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Manlius Pebble Hill School - Middle and Upper School Social Studies Teacher
August 2020 - Present, Syracuse, NY
- Create and implement curriculum in Middle School 6h grade Ancient Civilizations and 8th grade Current
Events through Literacy Course
- Co-built curriculum in 10th grade Modern World History and High School Economics
- Participates in ongoing professional development to build knowledge on 1 to 1 school model with a focus in technology and distance learning

Patria Mirabal, Middle School 324 - 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
September 2016 - June 2020, Washington Heights, New York, NY
- 3 years as a 7th grade teacher, 2 years as a 6th grade teacher, 0.5 year as 8th grade teacher.
- Create and implement curriculum in a 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classroom with a focus on civic education.
- Differentiated instruction to accommodate for diverse learning needs in ICT, ELL, and Regents classes.
- Lead the College Access for All program, scheduled events and coordinated instruction.
- Lead Youth for Debate in a joint effort with Columbia University Students.

Park East High School - 11th U.S. History and Government Student Teacher
January 2017 - May 2017, East Harlem, New York, NY
- Create and implement curriculum in a fast-paced 11th grade regents U.S. History course.
- Collaborated on instruction in an ICT course and differentiated instruction for AP, Honors, and IEP
students.
- Help to facilitate college readiness through the CARA program.

EDUCATION

Teachers College, Columbia University - M.A. Degree Secondary Education of Social Studies
September 2016 - August 2017, New York, NY

University at Albany (SUNY) - B.A. Degree U.S. History, Minor Education
August 2012 - December 2015, Albany, NY

SKILLS
Languages: Spanish (Good Command), French (Good Command), American Sign Language (Basic)

The 6 reviews on Nicole
  • 5/5

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6 recommendations

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Isiah

I think Nicole is a trustworthy teacher because she really connects with her students and she pushes them to do their best. She also tries to find a way to help her school with anything. She genuinely loves teaching and is amazing at it, which pushes students to share that enthusiasm.

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Perla

Ms.Rai is a trustworthy teacher because she always has the students best interest at heart. She puts her students education and well being first. She comes up with creative ways to teach, and she helps her students when their in need of anything whether it be personal reasons or school work.

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Simone

Nicole is a former colleague of mine and is an amazing history teacher. She is extremely knowledgable and makes learning exciting and relatable. Her lessons are relevant and engaging for learners of all ages.

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Danielle

She has a proven history of making important connections with her students that help to build their confidence in learning. She consistently has students return to her because she is easy to talk to and always makes time for you.

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Alexis

Nicole is kind , Understanding and patient. Growing up together I Always had
someone to rely on for help
With homework and projects .
Nicole helps me learn and understand the hardest parts of school . And has made schoolwork easier to understand and get through . With Nicole’s helps my anxiety of tests has gone down dramatically . I highly recommend Nicole as a teacher , as she will teach with patience, and kindness .

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ALYSON

Ms.Rai was one of the best teachers I ever had. The way she taught made me love history more. She understood how the students felt everyday, so she would teach a certain wait according to her students mood. She was my favorite teacher and everyone respects her. And I mean everyone... all the bad kids, the good kids, everyone did. She makes learning more fun and everyone had enjoyed her lessons. If it was up to me I would have her teach me history for the rest of my life.

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