Average 3.38 based on 25 teacher ratings
Melissa Nicholson is a Math teacher at Marshall High School located in Falls Church, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Melissa Nicholson's 25 teacher ratings contributes to Marshall High School's ranking of 323 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Marshall High School is 4.11 stars.
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Ms. Nicholson is probably the worst teacher i have ever had in my life. She knows what she is talking about, but has no idea how to teach a classroom of students. If someone is struggling in the class, she just leaves them behind and lets them fail instead of trying her best to help them. She has no idea how to teach.

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Algebra 2 Trig was heaven for me. She'd let me sift through all her math books whenever I'd get bored after school.

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hard if you dont get help especially in the beginning. Shes not good at giving you help until you figure out how she teaches. Shes very friendly and tries although it may not seem that way at first. shes looking out for you in the end.

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If you're struggling or missed school and you go to her out of class she is very helpful, though she can be busy at learn. She cares about her students and is very understanding. She sometimes lets the class get a little noisy but this encouraged group work and allowed students to help each other, which is very helpful because more people can get assistance, the teacher is free for questions more than if the class had a ton of lecture, and people learn to collaborate to solve problems. love her.

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Exams are difficult when your teacher doesn't teach you anything...Ms. Nich knows a lot about math and knows how to do all of what we learn, but in no way does she have the ability to teach the material to other people. She is nice most of the time, but i don't know how she runs most of the math department... and she cant control a class AT ALL. In my class people get up and leave the room for no reason and she doesn't notice and doesn't care when they get back. Her classroom was always chaotic.

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Mrs. Nicholson is not too good a teacher. She does not seem to know how to control a roomful of students. She can't explain anything very well, so the class is extremely confused most of the time.

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She's a super nice person, but not the best teacher. If you're naturally good at math you will find her class to be boring, and if you're not naturally good at math you will find her class to be confusing, because she can never seem to explain herself very well.

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you need to come in during lunch and learn to actually understand the material. during class, she gets distracted. outside of class, she can really focus and help you out.

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I love mrs nich, but it is a tough class and some of the ways she teaches is weird. She also can't control the class at all which makes it hard for the rest of us to learn.

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Sadly a small set of outliers our class ruin any potential of her ever being able to actually teach.

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best

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I have Ms. Nicholson for Alg II Honors and she can't teach. The only reason I have a good grade is because I had a good Alg I teacher.

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She is an amzing person. She's nice, considerate, and lets you get away with a lot of things. However, if you have her for Pre-Calc then take Math Studies SL next year with Ms. Foulis, you are honest to God screwed.

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mrs. nic is the greatest...you can do whatever you want and still pass

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When I took her in senior year, a lot of people skipped. NEVER, ever take her during 7th period or else you're going to be distracted the entire time! She'll also be distracted by everyone that's talking nonstop. Trust me, I was one of the people that always distracted her by talking so loud. Oops? Try taking her class in the mornings and you'll be fine. Pay attention. Also take up the opportunity to make up stuff A.S.A.P. if you were absent!

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she is sooo chill but she can't tech

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4-5 people actually did the work in her class

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mrs.nicholson rox mi sox. she's so laid back. i mean she is a nice teacher but she never teaches so be prepared to learn the stuff on your own or come-in for a lot of lunch and learns. But she is super cool!!!!

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An easy laid back teacher. She is way too light on the displine. I think she know the material but never teachs. She is rather helpful if you ask.

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Ms. Nicholson is nice and fun and a really cool teacher, but like someone said, if you want to learn CS, especially Java, learn it yourself. Class is like study hall...

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Mrs. Nick is competent, but light on discipline. If you stay focused you will do well. It is a little too easy to goof off though, and CS is too hard to do that

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ms nicholson tootally rules!!!!!

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Mrs. Nicholson is extremely flexible and nice, but if you want to learn in comp. sci., learn it on your own.

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comp sci is the greatest class ever. Ms. Nickolson is a really good teacher.

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