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Administrative Assistant Microsoft Office

Huntington Station, New York, United States
February 23, 2018

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Nicole M. Smolenski

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Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

M.A. in Mathematics Education Initial Certification, May 2014

Adelphi University, Honors College, Garden City, NY

B.S. in Mathematics, summa cum laude, May 2013

Honors Thesis: Analysis and Translation of Raffaele Rubini’s 1857 “Application of the Theory of Determinants: Note”


Administrative Assistant

The International Education Office, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY August 2011 – May 2013

Greeted visitors when they arrived and directed them to whom they needed to speak to

Answered telephone calls and replied to emails

Created pamphlets, flyers and brochures to be used to encourage students to study abroad

Created folders of students who would be studying abroad

Entered student data into Excel spread sheets

Ran information sessions to promote international education


Visiting Associate Professor October 2017 – December 2017

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Designed pre-calculus and calculus lessons

Used formative and summative assessments to drive instruction

Gave extra assistance to students during office hours

6th and 8th Grade Mathematics Teacher September 2014 – August 2017


Designed CCSS aligned instruction and exams with the use of curriculum program CMP3

Created own grade book using Excel, creating own formulas to generate grades

Differentiated instruction through group work and scaffolded lessons to address students’ individual needs

Collaborated with other mathematics teachers to develop and implement cohesive learning plans

Gave students timely feedback on assessments to improve students’ understanding and correct misconceptions


Tutor September 2011 – August 2013

The Learning Center, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Conducted one-on-one tutoring sessions to assist students in Mathematics and Italian

Advised ways for students to develop skills in critical thinking, studying and note-taking to equip students with some of these necessary skills to excel in college

Completed detailed session reports to document student progress

Planned and created four on-going-training modules to tutor staff

Conducted GRE/GMAT workshops to prepare students for these exams and to improve their results in the mathematics and verbal sections

Resident Assistant, Palazzi High School Program May 2011 – July 2011

Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy

Planned activities for arriving high school students studying abroad at the university to give them an authentic study abroad experience

Traveled with the students throughout Florence and on short field trips to neighboring cities to inform students of the different sights we were seeing

Advised students on places to go and what to expect while in Florence to allow them to better spend the short period of time they had abroad


Petrilli, S. and Smolenski, N. (2017) Analysis and Translation of Raffaele Rubini's 1857 'Application of the Theory of Determinants: Note' MAA Convergence


New York State Initial Certification, Mathematics Education (7-12) August 2014

New York State Initial Certification, Italian (7-12) August 2016


Project Based Learning for Students with Disabilities July 2015

Using Formative Assessment to Support Students with Disabilities June 2015

LIMACON, Long Island Mathematics Conference, Old Westbury, NY March 2012 – 2014


Jewish Foundation for Education of Women Fellowship Recipient May 2013 – May 2014

John Kreitner Award for Excellence in Mathematics May 2013

Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society December 2012 – May 2013

Gamma Kappa Alpha Italian Honor Society April 2012 – May 2013

Study Abroad: Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy January 2011 – May 2011

Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society May 2010 – May 2013

Dean’s List Fall 2009 – May 2013

Girl Scout Scholarship August 2009 – May 2013


Computer: Proficient in SMART Board technology, ClassDojo, Elmo Document Camera, Java, Microsoft Office, Geometer’s Sketchpad, GeoGebra and LaTeX

Languages: Fluent in Italian

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