Hank Lacey

Hank L.

Littleton, CO
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Biology

Levels Taught:
Middle School, High School

Biology is about life and so I do my best to make it come alive!

During a lesson you might find that we use music or poetry or even painting to learn about a concept. You might discover that we don't just watch a video, we make one. And you might observe that, when we are talking about a concept, we take our conversation wherever it needs to go so that you can see how it fits in the bigger picture of biology and the sciences.

I think it's important that students express their learning in the ways that work best for them. So I try to find ways to encourage that and this means you can expect to discuss with you the question of how you are learning. And I want students to know that they are succeeding, so you and I will work together to come up with some good ways to help you see that and celebrate it.

We do focus on the details of the science, but I will help you to put in practice some techniques that will give you the confidence and the skills to ace your class at school or show off that knowledge on a test!

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About

Hank passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Hank delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10 to 60 and special needs

Teaching since:
2008

Interesting.

That is the word around which I build my tutoring.

I want my students to enjoy learning about science. I want them to see and understand why it's useful, how knowing it can help them, and how it can be fun.

To get there, I focus on three things:

First, I try hard to make sure that every student does not lose sight of the overall connection between the very specific, sometimes technical details she is learning and the overarching point of the science. That helps keep the subject interesting.

Second, I work to help the student master the quantitative aspects of science. High school teachers generally emphasize that kind of calculation to a pretty significant degree and, besides, nervousness over the math often gets in the way of enjoying the learning and a better grade!

Third, I strive to develop a strong working relationship with the student so that I get a better understanding of the ways that she or he best learn. I use videos, texts and written practice materials, sure, but I also use comics, music, drawing, outdoor activities, and even lab-style learning activities.

This variety helps to assure that a student has some fun while learning and to recognize that the sciences are exciting. If a student is encouraged to believe that, then she or he might not only improve their grade in science class. The student might just become open to some new dreams and, of course, gain alot more confidence.

I make myself available to email or text consultation with a student, with the parent's permission, outside of the regularly scheduled in-person meeting and I do not charge for that extra help.

Thanks for considering me!

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Education

MS Science Education
Aug 2011 - Aug 2016
Montana State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

National Science Teacher Association
Aug 2008

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

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