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Mr. Nicholas Z.

Masters in History Education · 22-30 years old male

"Currently I have been in the field of education teaching Social Studies for eight years. Having the opportunity to instruct students about the historical past and keeping them informed in present day current events is a challenging and exciting task. I value each student’s individuality and acknowledge the diverse learning styles that each student has upon entering the classroom. I believe it is more...

"Currently I have been in the field of education teaching Social Studies for eight years. Having the opportunity to instruct students about the historical past and keeping them informed in present day current events is a challenging and exciting task. I value each student’s individuality and acknowledge the diverse learning styles that each student has upon entering the classroom. I believe it is extremely important to use a variety of different teaching strategies to accommodate the needs of each student. Building trust and a personal, yet respectable relationship with the students is also vital to creating a comfortable and safe learning environment in which all students can thrive." less...

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fee: $40 (for 60 min)
years of tutoring: 1-3
students tutored: 1-10
travel distance: 15 miles
tutoring method: in-person (not online)
member for: 1 year and 12 months
rating: Green Apple
references: Terri Sergentanis Tracy Russell Louise Distefeno

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email: on file
phone: on file

Education and Qualifications

school: Westfeidld State University
certified: Nicholas Zyla is a certified tutor

education Masters of Education; History 2011 Westfield State University, Westfield, MA Bachelor of Arts, History 2007 Westfield State University, Westfield, MA Certification: Massachusetts – Academic Professional; History Grades 5 – 12 Certificate Number: 418764 related professional experience Holyoke Public Schools / Maurice A. Donahue School, Holyoke, MA 2007 – present Full Time Teacher responsible for a variety of middle school classes and academic topics over the past eight years: 2013 – 2015 7th grade Ancient Civilization, 8th grade World History 2012 – 2013 6th grade Geography, 7th grade Ancient Civilization, 8th grade World History 2011 – 2012 6th grade Geography, 7th grade Ancient Civilization, 8th grade World History, 6th grade Reading 2010 – 2011 7th grade Ancient Civilization, 8th grade World History, 5th grade Reading 2007 – 2010 7th grade Ancient Civilization, 8th grade World History § Social Studies Teacher for middle school-aged students; develop and implement lesson plans in accordance with state governed Social Science curriculum framework. § Head a 30 member classroom establishing proper classroom behavior by setting expectations and mentoring students. § Most classes are inclusion environments including students who possess Intellectual and Behavioral Disorders (IEPs & 504s). § Successfully connect with students to establish positive teacher/student relationship, and to provide safe and nurturing environment for learning. Select Achievements: Completed Spring 2013 Cohort of SEI Endorsement Course.(retell Training) Involved in “Soar to Success” – Reading Intervention Program for students in Grades 5 & 6 (2010 – 2012). Program was designed to give small group additional assistance to students currently reading below grade level. Actively involved in Connections After School Program (2007 – 2010) which involved working extra hours beyond the normal school day offering homework help for one hour followed by informal instruction in either sports activities (Basketball Club Coach) or in the computer lab (Stock Market Club). Saturday School (3 – 5/2012) involved working with students designated as needing additional hours for credit recovery and/or attendance. Students from Middle and Elementary Schools participated for 3 hours every week completing work assigned by regular classroom teachers. Provided guidance and support to students’ tasks. National Junior Honor Society Selection Committee Member (2007 – 2008)Nicholas Zyla additional related experience ENOPI After School Tutoring, Springfield, MA 2 – 6/2012 Tutor – part-time § Hired by SES (Student Education Services) company to provide one-on-one tutorial services to children from Springfield School System. § Provided learning goals by schools; met twice a week for 90 minute intervals with students in 1st, 5th, 6th and 8th grades to assist with challenge academic areas and prep for MCAS. Dean Technical High School, Holyoke, MA Summer of 2010 Summer School Teacher § Taught 3 hour classes 4 days a week for 5 weeks including World History I, US History I (1600 – 1800) and US History 2 (1800 to modern times). Maurice A. Donahue School, Holyoke, MA Summer of 2009 Summer School Teacher § Same hours as above but with Kindergarten students. Holyoke High School, Holyoke, MA Summer of 2008 Summer School Teacher § US History 1 & 2 Peck Middle School, Holyoke, MA 5 – 8/2007 Summer School Teacher (Summer of 2007) § Global Warming Theme classes Substitute Teacher (5 – 6/2007) § Substitute taught and provided assistance to Head Teachers in Grades 7th & 8th affiliations American Historical Association – member Knights of Columbus / Council #90 – member interests Musical Instruments: Guitar, bass guitar and drums Sports: Running, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Weight-lifting

Chicopee, MA 01020
full address is on file

Subjects Tutored

Elementary & Junior High School
Reading
General Ed
GeographyHistory
VocabularyWriting
Music
Guitar
College
EducationEuropean History
History (European)History (Medieval)
History (World)Political Science
Social StudiesWorld History
Additional Subjects
U.S. History