Average 3.7 based on 30 teacher ratings
Leon Holley is a Science teacher at Phillips Academy located in Andover, Massachusetts. When comparing Leon Holley's ratings to other teachers in the state of Massachusetts, Leon Holley's ratings are below the average of 4.29 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Phillips Academy is 4.19 stars.
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Recommended
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Exam Difficulty

For Holley's class, to do well, you really just have to devote significant time outside of class to read and study the textbook. In class, his lectures can be remarkably monotone, so you really have to work to focus and get something out of it. That being said, Mr. Holley is one of the funniest teachers I've had, and truly wants all of the students to do well-- you just have to be prepared to go to him instead of waiting for him to come to you.

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Mr. Holley is the sweetest person and knows his stuff, but his classes can get a bit boring.

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Knowledge

Mr. Holley can be hard to warm up to. His classes may seem boring if you've read the textbook assignment already, because he basically repeats the same stuff. At the same time, if you haven't read the text, your screwed.
Take some time to talk to him before and after class and during conference be

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He's actually a decently nice person once you talk to him. Classes aren't that bad, even with his speech patterns. Assessments are rather straightforward, so that's another plus.

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Honestly, he's not as bad as people say. He may be a little monotone, but he can be a genuinely nice guy when you're just chatting before or after class, and he knows a lot about bio. Just be ready to take lots of notes. Not the best, but okay and he won't give trick questions to throw you off.

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Classes are pretty boring; you really have to try to learn the material yourself. He's nice and easy. For some reason, he mumbles a lot when he's giving lectures, and always stares out the window...

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The people who don't like Mr. Holley probably don't like biology!

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Great guy i have him so far you have to go to extents to understand what he means but i am learning alot

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where to start? two terms into the year, and i've taught myself everything i know about biology, which-trust me-isn't much. All he does is play videos. get ready to teach yourself a 3 term course...

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Sweet guy and extremely easy, but he mumbles at the board for the whole class--you will learn nothing. In a multiple section course, you are screwed for the final.

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His lectures are very monotonous and make you lose interest very quickly. For the labs, if you are queasy, he does most of the work for you. If he likes your class, he'll occasionally make jokes.

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he speaks in a monotone. he definitely knows what he is teaching, but has little to no energy during class. i'm sure he is a great guy, but not such a great teacher.

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Mr. Holley is a wonderful man, but his taciturn demeanor subtracts from his effectiveness as a teacher. Sometimes I get the sense that he would rather be somewhere else - not in bio class.

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Mr. Holley is a great teacher and a really nice guy, however he is a bit quiet and doesn't have a lot of energy in class.

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you can tell he knows his stuff, but he's awful at explaining and his voice puts me to sleep.

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Hes a nice guy, but really needs to get out of the boring class talks.

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He will work with your grades he hes a bit bland but understandable

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A great guy. Softspoken, but wise

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his class is kinda boring, but mr. holley is the man.

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He like science, he understands science, and he clearly likes the work I do... out of class. Most of the studying for his tests are things I do out of class because he will skim over important points and you can't understand others, yet I still get 5s.

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Nice guy, monotone and boring teacher.

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Mr Holley is a very intelligent man who cares about his students and is willing to help them out. Although many get frusturated with his teaching syle, I feel he focuses more on concepts and in the long run it is more helpful

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mr. holley rox my sox!

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Mr. Holley is the man...all of you haters out there find me a better biology teacher...(yeah, that'll be the day). Keep doin' your thang, Holley.

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relaxed, wittier than most think and a really hard working teacher. cares about his students and their grasp of the material. one of the most underrated teachers at PA

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Although he's a nice guy who's willing to help at all times, Mr. Holley's classes are deathly boring. Discussion usually consists of him outlining the previous night's reading. The upside to his class is that he's a very lenient grader.

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Very boring to listen to. You have to learn everything on your own. He just stares at the back of the classroom while he lectures us.

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Mr. Holley is the man

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easy / very boring / hard to listen to

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