Intermediate, Senior and University Teacher
About:Nicole is a PhD in Applied Mathematics with experience teaching a variety of courses at the College and University level. She grew up in Maryland and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at Salisbury University while also playing volleyball at the collegiate level. Nicole then attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County, completing Master of Science and Doctoral degrees in Applied Mathematics, with research focusing on the biological mechanisms underlying lamprey locomotion. Her work resulted in multiple publications and presentations at academic conferences. However, it was always teaching that gave her the most satisfaction, resulting in a renewed focus on teaching as opposed to research.
Throughout her education, Nicole has taught and tutored students of all ability levels in a variety of subjects. She was hired as a department tutor during her undergraduate studies and was recognized as a top teaching assistant during graduate school. During her graduate studies, Nicole also taught a large, lecture style Calculus course and mentored student research projects. Nicole then moved to Michigan where she taught at Schoolcraft College for two years, teaching 3-4 courses a semester in subjects ranging from pre-algebra to Calculus.
Nicole’s experience teaching a wide-range of upper-level mathematics courses, combined with her unique background in academic research, allows her to share the usefulness of mathematics through real world applications to students of any ability level. Outside of the classroom she also has experience coaching volleyball. Nicole still enjoys playing volleyball and currently spends much of her time chasing her puppy Barry, who is named after “The Flash”.