Average 3.88 based on 40 teacher ratings
Aaron Tam is a Math teacher at Ward Melville Senior High School located in Setauket, New York. When comparing Aaron Tam's ratings to other teachers in the state of New York, Aaron Tam's ratings are below the average of 4.25 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Ward Melville Senior High School is 4.17 stars.
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Extremely good teacher. He knows basically everything about the subjects he teaches and explains topics so they are easier to understand. However, the classes are still very difficult just because of the nature of the subjects he teaches.

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Mr. Tam is honestly one of the best teachers I have ever had. I had him for BC Calc, and all he ever wants is for his students to do well. He is a very understanding teacher and will postpone tests if need be. He prepares his students very well for the ap exam, but as a result, the tests get increasingly hard through out the year. He goes through the material pretty quickly, but is very clear and gives whole periods to study and prepare.

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Quizzes and tests were hard and the class moves really fast. He's pretty laid back and would sometimes move exams. He didn't care if you showed him homework late or if you did it but you kind of have to do the work in order to do well on the exams.

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I was a math major at SUNYSB and now a PhD candidate in computational chemistry. He couldn't speak English or solve math problems I gave him. Work he assigned was irrelevant to math (once it was plumbing). Dropped me one level down. Worst experience

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Tam is very knowledgeable of what he's teaching, and often encourages students to learn new things outside of his curriculum. If you ask him enough questions, he can go on a complete tangent with you and you may learn something completely new and unrelated to the class you are taking. Besides that, he's laid back and his classes are chill.

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He is by far the best math teacher I've had ever.

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Pretty lazy teacher. Refuses to post notes online for some reason. Overall ok teacher, but needs to be more dedicated towards students!

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Mr. Tam is an excellent teacher. I have never felt so accomplished after taking on such a hard subject. He really strives to help his students and he has a great personality. Thanks Mr. Tam!

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i love Mr. Tam! he is so helpful and very clear with his teaching. he is a great guy

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nice guy

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i dont understand ANYTHING. i mean hes a good teacher but i just dont get it. freefrow?

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i cant understand much of what he says, not alot of help, cant even control the class, has to call others in to threaten us, a very nice man but not great a great teacher for me

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I dont know what he's talking about, if he spoke some goddam englsih i wouldnt have to work so hard.

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Mr. Tam is amazing. He is excellent at what he teaches and his devotion to students and math is uncanny. He is extremely funny and his passion for math allowed me to truly love math for the first time

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best ever! we have so much fun in his class!

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He's ok, it just takes a while to start to understand him. after that he's helpful. He also helps make a good transition into BC Calc with Bernhard.

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its hard to make a transition to his teaching style, but i suppose i've gotten used to it. not funny even though he tries to be, but he's nice.

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He's all right. He won teacher of the year like three times in a row, but I'm not sure why. Not bad, but not exceptional.

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I got my worst grade ever in math thanks to him. Its impossible to understand him, and i learn very little in his class--i got a tutor. hes MOSDEF NOT COOL!!!

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it's been less than a month and already i'm behind. he doesn't explain ANYTHING he just tells you to do the work. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT!!!

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He's the best math teacher I had. I actually learned something in there. Yes, he's hard, but he gives extra credit so do it if you are flunking....

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Awesome enough said!!

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mr tam is the man. definitly my favorite math teacher, and i can understand him. i love when he says 36 tho

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One of the best math teacher I've ever had! Nice change from sitting in class last year. He should give more tests and don't give us a project every other day.

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tams cool

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Yeah he's ok but Precalc is really boring. He says everything is "very simple" even tho it's not. He never puts "s"s on the end of words cuz of his accent

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nice, but expects us to know a lot of things from last year, and it's pretty hard to keep up with him. helpful, though.

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good teacher, but his projects are hard and his tests are also hard

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He's candinese first of all. Your project are time consuming but fun, however too time consuming, espcially when you don't've a group. English needs to improve.

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Mr Tam is awsome!!! ne one who "claims" they can't understand his accent is just making up excuses b/c they cant pass the class themselves!

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hes a very nice person, not difficult to understand, and although he does give lots of projects, they boost up your grade and drill the information into ur head

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he assumes everyone in the class understands and learned the material, and i'm afraid that all we're gonna do is projects.

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Man, it's easy to understand Mr. Tam. Mr. Tam is THE COOLEST!

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36 all the time. Even if he's the first person to tell me to behave since I was 6, he's a good guy. More time for tests, please.

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He is always doing different things. Kids who say they don't understand him are making excuses for their own mistakes.

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He is trying to be funny sometimes and brings food once in a while, but overall he's extremly hard. He givest too many projects.

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HE IS GREAT AND 36 IS THE GREATEST NUMBER EVER!!!!

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i cant understand a word he says

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