Hank Lacey

Hank L.

Littleton, CO
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Chemistry

Levels Taught:
High School

I have been a science educator since 2008. My goal is to give you confidence that you can conquer chemistry! It's a fun and interesting science and, for me, helping you to experience that is important. I will help you with the quantitative parts of chemistry, too, and help you to learn and use some tools that will help you to do well on assignments and tests. Thanks for considering me!

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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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Experience

Private Tutor
Jan 2017 - Present
Several, including StudyPoint, Varsity, Wyzant

I have tutored numerous students in all fields of science, math (to pre-calculus), writing, and test preparation (ACT, SAT, ASVAB).

Grade 6-12 Science Teacher
Aug 2008 - May 2019
Several

I taught all fields of science to children in grades 6-12 at a variety of middle- and high schools.


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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