Average 3.69 based on 139 teacher ratings
Abel Olivencia is a Science teacher at Irwin Altman Middle School 172 located in Floral Park, New York and part of New York City Geographic District #26. Abel Olivencia's 139 teacher ratings contributes to Irwin Altman Middle School 172's ranking of 636 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Irwin Altman Middle School 172 is 4.22 stars.
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Mr.Olivencia was the best teacher I had so far. He may be difficult, but he gives exams harder than the regents. If you pass his exams you will ace the regents. I use to get 40s on his tests and quizzes, on the LE regents I got an 85, without extra tutoring, only knowledge from Mr. Olivencia. If you are having trouble in his class, listen to what he says and write down his words as notes. He lectures for half the class and the times that he speaks are the most informative.

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He's reallyyyyyy strict and its hard to memorize his material since he gives so much at a time. Pro Tip.. Don't be intimidated by the "syllabus" or whatever... He lies on that... I would say that 50% of that is true (whatever is on the "syllabus"). NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVERRR throw out his notes. He tests everything, sometimes things totally different things from the current subject.

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he's very hard at first, but after a fe weeks he gets easier. his exams are hard though, and he is very helpful if you are taking the regents

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he is an awesome teacher yet very strict
when you stand up, he automatically says sit down with force
sometimes he is a bit dramatic putting his tie at his back- litterally flipping it to the back
his test are ok
once i got 105 on it with all the 8 ball questions and let us correct it
he is a good teacher

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You learn a lot in his class, but his quizzes are hard. There's stuff on it that we didn't even learn yet. He's STRICT AF but you get used to it. He's rlly knowledgeable but he talks too fast and mumbles so u dont understand what hes saying half the time. He's not that bad overall, though.

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He is a very good teacher but is way to strict

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hes okay, but no matter how much u study, forget that 100, the highest ima get is something like 99? but, he understands and added 8balls so hes chill. HIS TESTS R SO GOSH DARN HARD THOUGH

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#1 in my favorite teacher list, he takes his time explaining and always makes sure to clarify if a student may not understand. There is homework and his class maybe hard, but there is a reason for his homework and its only hard if you don't listen. Just pay attention and you will find your way threw his class. He has a big heart towards the students academic achievements and always pushes the student to do more. He WANTS you to move on, reach new goals, and strive for your best.

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Horrible bad annoying

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Olivencia is a very strict teacher, I have him this year but he isn't that bad. He is actually really good. I know he gives a lot of homework sometimes, gives a lot of notes and does that annoying "15 minutes" thing but he's a good teacher. He explains the notes thoroughly, and the only reason kids don't pass his quizzes and exams is because they don't listen. I listen very closely, take exceptional notes, do an okay amount of homework, but as long as I listened, I got 90-100 on quizzes and exam

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this stupid always saying 15TEEN MINUTES LIKE WHAT THE THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN YOU ABEL

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He is married to julie castineiras

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He is mad annoying

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i hate him so much like ur bound to have the worst year of your life if your stuck with him

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I don't know how people liked him or passed his tests but he terrible. I take every notes he provides and study rlly hard but end up with a 40 on a test. HeHe teaches really fast and gets mad if you dont know the answer or unprepared. Stupid teacher that just never got fired

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He is married to julie? whose julie from where?

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he is not a virgin he is a ogre he is SHREK!

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Don't even get me started on Mr. Olivenvia. He picked on me last year all the time and yelled if I didn't get the answer right. Ruined my 7th grade experience and he is now ruining my 8th grade experience.

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Mr.Olevencia is not a virgin. He is a OGRE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------.

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Mr Abel is a well mannered person, he is very much particular about his reputation, he cares for his students, that Philippine scam issue has no truth, in fairness to Mr Abel, he did extend financial support to that woman and the entire family, until one day he stop helpping that woman but he never dumped her, there was a monetary help extended as final closure. Out of disperation that woman spread out that scam blog, coward enough to do that cuz she wrote anonymoously. i am a concern friend.

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SO HARD BUT I LEARN SO MUCH!

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Favorite teacher!

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I currently a student in his class he's a great teacher to me and he is taught me a lot as Avon the science fair winner two years in a row. I hear rumors about that article of Philippine scam however is on a non reliable source. -anonymous

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his tests are hard and he talks too fast :(

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He is my teacher, i read articles about him on craiglist scam,am sad i never expect he will cheat woman like that

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Miserable person who does not like children.should not be a teacher.

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He is strict and uses more than the book!! He is funny!! And his exams are hard as well as his quizzes!!

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Mr. Olivencia is the hardest teacher. He teaches us something on Thursday and gives us an exam on the stuff we learned on Thursday the next day. Honestly he has made this year the worst year for me. all jokes aside

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I had Mr. O before and he is really an amazing teacher. He really teaches wee.. Mr O keep up the good work . Just had question am wondering if he was married before?

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Mr.Olivencia was the best teacher i have ever had, if you ever come across reading this please know that you are an amazing teacher and i can never forget you and i hope to come visit you one day, keeep doing your thing. Thank you for being an incredible teacher .

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HE WAS THE WORST. EVERYONE WOULD FAIL HIS TESTS AND WE ALL HATE HIM!!!!!:|

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His quizzes are like super hard...you need to study, study study..if you take good notes and study you can do well. DO the homework. His test are not as difficult as his quizzes for some reason. He prepares you for high school, serious

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he is a good teacher even though he yells at everyone!!!!!!!!

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Very mean makes quick notes is not explanitory and goes off topic also he is very strict and hates his students

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He is my favorite teacher . His quizzes are very hard but if you study and take good notes you will do good. For some reason his exams are actually pretty easy.

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Pretty good teacher, very strict though >.>.......

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OVERALL HE IS AN OKAY TEACHER hE IS JUST A LITTLE STRICT FOR 7TH GRADERS TO UNDERSTAND

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he is my home room teacher. he is not as bad as u think. i like him as a teacher.

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He is really strict and gives a lot of work but it really does help!

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Mr.Olivencia is a hard teacher,he talks to fast and you cant copy down all the notes and his research articles get annoying.His tests are really hard and it is rare that you pass them.But if you try in his class when you take the actual regents you will be surprised with the results, i got a 90 when i thought i was going to fail. His notes also help because you get used to listening and writing which helps you great in high school.

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Hes very strict and non clear. He should retireeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

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very hard quizzes tests are not that hard but really good teacher happy i got him. you have to really study

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He is one of my favorite teachers I learn alot from him. He is always there tohelp me when I need help. I don't know why his exams are easier than his quizzes. You really have to study with him though

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He's an okay teacher... However, he goes too fast and it causes me to get a 85 or below! Usually I do great in Science but with him as my teacher I don't think I could... He is knowledgeable but he needs to stop saying the notes and start writing them (We're not in High School yet)

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He is very mean and strict. He makes it hard for us when we are taking notes. for example instead of writing most of the notes on the board he dictates them to us. He is one of the strictest teachers

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he sucks. i had him for 7th grade and gives us exams almost every thursday and he makes us write a ton of notes and essays

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I have him this year. he seems strict but he makes jokes in clss once in a while so he is not that bad.

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Mr. O is AWESOMEEE...hes really hard i'll admit that and scary but hes nice. I realize how much of a nice teacher he was one i left..i wish i could come back to 172

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Listen, he's a great teacher. I was actually very afraid of him and got really scared when I entered his class or if he called on me.He is a hard grader, but it's worth it. I wouldn't have passed the

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I think he is a great teacher I had in my life I really like him I love his teaching sometime he is mad just for us because we don't do work or we don't listing to him. I really like him

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He's just preparing us for high school, and he's pretty cool this year =P

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ok,very hard and fast

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I THINK HE IS GOOD TEACHER.

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The Best Teacher on earth. His class was awesome. This was my favorite class.

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I legit had to perform wrist surgery, no joke I am serious, in 9th grade on January 12 LEGIT I will email you the medical papers because this guy talks like a car and I had to copy down notes

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OMG!! BEST TEACHER EVER!! MAD HARD TESTS AND WORK BUT AMAZING TECHER!! LUV HIM!!<3

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WORST TEACHER EVER HIS TEST ARE WAY TOOOOOO HARD AND THERE INPOSSIBLE TO PASS AND HE TALKS WAY TO FAST but he is very nice grader when it comes to your report card but still iwant a nother teacher!!!

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He will help you out more than most teachers. He's funny and jokes around with you. However, he is one of the hardest teachers i ever had. DO NOT get on his bad side

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Just try not be ignorant oh yeah and review continuum mechanics if your in his Earth Science class It really really helps

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He is really HARD but he teaches you so much and you almost never forget what he teaches you he is among the best science teacher in the school and doesn't give alot of homework

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At first, I thought that he was really mean, but he's funny. He sometimes gives us those lectures on how we will be in a lot of trouble if we don't retain knowledge, but he's awesome. He is a hard tea

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Awesome! had him for Earth Science few years ago, got a 90 on the regents.. :-)

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He is Da Bomb!! If you get him your lucky.

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Terrible teacher. Has serious issues controlling anger. Has had violent outbursts when students do not behave in exact accordance to his rules.

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he is cool but annoying,negative and wierd.but cool all the same

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simply, professionally, great teacher. Mr. O deserves many awards.

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He's an awsome teacher but he is tough too, but hey it's for our own good!

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he is the best teacher

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he is awsome and very helpful

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He is a tough, but excellent teacher!

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Hey, guys, he's tough. He's funny sometimes, and he knows a lot, though.

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i thought he was hard and strict at first.. but hes funny and nice when you get used to him.

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omg i hated him at first. he was so strict.he would make us right down every single word he says. but at the end i couldnt believe i passed the regents. he really is worth it. thanks =]

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I only had him for computers in 7th grade. I thought he was pretty cool. Does he still have an affair with Ms. Masso?

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Mr O is da bomb! Sure he's hard but he teaches tough subjects. If you get to know him outside of class, he's a pretty good guy. Some of the other teachers hate him but I think he rocked! Luv Ya Mr O!

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he can come of as strict in da beginning of da skwl year but he is cool and-- thanxz to him-- i think im readdii for the regents =] just do all ur labs, study, an laugh at his jks-- it wrks

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well he is a good teacher tests could be easier

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Mr. O is actually a pretty good teacher. He may come off as harsh and rude but after a while, you'll warm up to him. Do all your labs and HW, and memorize everything about what you are learning!!!

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I used to hate him back in 06 for Earth science, but looking back, i realize he was one of the funniest teachers to watch teaching. gave me an 80 avg for getting 98 on regents though =[.

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he is the hardest teacher ever. Plus, he thinks he is funny too. But, anyways, if you have him, I guarentee you that you will ace the regents.

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very good

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ughh...i dunno even kno wat 2 say. My class has a luv hate relationship wit him...sumtimes hes great, toher times...not soo much...

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he is a very hard teacher but in the end he will probably be worth it. He is a little harsh.

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he is a good teacher.but sometimes he gets on our classes nerves.he can be in a good mood at times.but doesnt know how to handle kids.sometimes..he is also kinda confusing and tlks fast.overall: OK...

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