Can't deny his brilliance as a teacher. He completely disregards the school's English requirements and teaches in an intellectual environment. His choice in reading fluctuates, as he goes from boring to AMAZING books, so you can't just Sparknotes the homework. His workload is heavy, but his deadlines are flexible, as he only checks notebooks once a month. His main issue is his biased grading. My participation was always 80, even though I spoke, while the mute next to me got hundreds.
He's arrogant, he grades hard work in a matter of seconds, he grades based on favoritism, he plays favorites, he makes you read irrelevant essays, he makes you take long notes, he makes you do long essays for no reason, he's just a bad teacher.
Mr. Thorp is absolutely the best teacher I've had in my 11 years of the NYCDOE system. He is an amazing teacher and a beacon for what all teachers should aspire to be - inspiring, wise, helpful. Simply the best in BxSci.
He is a very knowledgeable teacher. However, he is also in charge of Yearbook, and he often puts that above the priority of his students. He did not enter half of my classes hw grades
had him for honors english last yr. He is mostly preoccupied with senior events, sometimes we are his workshop(helping fold letters, blowing up balloons for events, etc) instead of his english class
Mr. Thorp is always willing to help. He is clearly brilliant and understandably has high standards for our writing. Nonetheless, his favoritism is discouraging to the rest of us unfortunate ones.
Mr. Thorp could be a great teacher. His rampant favoritism is often inappropriate and unsettling, but is nothing compared with his inability to engage his class. He has so much to offer because he is one of the most intellectual teachers in the school, but he has not yet figured out how to make students WANT to learn and cultivate their minds. He praises every piece of literature as a masterpiece and has always told me that my writing is substandard without helping me improve. A disappointment, at most.
Thorp gave alot of work in the beginning of the year, but towards the end it was a really easy class becuase of all the work he had to do as Senior Advisor. He's really boring, but if you participate in class, then you are guaranteed a good grade.
He is better than any english teacher in the school, but that is not a difficult thing to accomplish.
A mediocre teacher who plays favoritism and can ignore the opinions and input of others; excessive workload. He has also done a dismal job as Senior Advisor; but that does not affect this rating.
I hated him when he was my english teacher, but once I got to college, I realized that he was the best english teacher that I ever had. He really prepared me for college english classes.
It is March but he is still working his seniors very strenuously
he's a very very good teacher, there is no doubt about that. I've probably learned more in his class than my 3 yrs of english combined. but he's very hard
He is a good teacher... one of the better english teachers at Science. That doesn't mean he is as good as he claims to be. He is also insubordinate to his fellow english teachers. Has favorites.
Great teacher. Period. Helps you if you want. Previous people say he plays favorites but if you raised your hand or took some intiative in his class you could b
Has favorites, they get As, everyone else, he could care less. He's an egotist, and not as cool as he thinks he is. But is a pretty good teacher...
obviously with college deadlines and everything he should start teaching with books that are easier to understand maybe work backwords...?
Hard teacher, but I have learned more from him than any other english teacher. Literary discussions are always interesting.
Thorp is one of the best teachers I've had. Having him this year has been a very rewarding experience. His homeworks are not easy, but are beneficial to you.
thorp thinks he's so cool and "hip". news flash" he's not. he needs to stop with his mood swings.
mr.thorp is the f-ing man! He's the best teacher i've encountered in science. smart, funny, honest, caring, too fine, and such an intellect. awesome guy!
his classes are so boring unless you enjoy watching a middle-aged teacher try to "relate" to seniors via talking for 45 minutes.
Really good teacher. He knows his stuff and can relate to his students.
The best thing is that he never gives hw due the next day... yeah that is mad cool...what more can i say
mr. thorp is the man. it's so refreshing to know that after 3 years in bx science, i'll finally learn something in english. and his voice really isn't monotonous
His passion for literature definitely has an influence on how he teaches. An exemplorary class, especially for high school. Very eloquent and thoughtful.
Very knowledgeable about English and hardly ever resorts to group work, unlike some teachers who use it like a crutch. A bit on the hard side, but usually fair.
analyzes novels tooooooooo much, really good choice in books though, y does he always have to check homework???
Hes a good teacher and should deserve lots of respect for his literary knowledge. Gives students a chance to learn and is definitely a generous teacher and a grader.
he rocks everyone's world. his classes are so intellecutally stimulating and it's just so amazing reading books that you normally don't read in regular english classes.
mr thorp is the man. he wrote me a rec, and hes a funny guy, and i actually learned something in his class.
Very intellectual, smart, teaches at a very high standard.
Very cool teacher. He lets us call him Alex. And he's a player outside of school. He doesn't grade our papers on time, but taht's because he's out having a good time with women. Take your time with those papers Alex, and have fun with those ladies. ;-)
Here's how I see it. He taught us grammer. I no longer become confused between the three theres. Did you know that they're is the same as they are? It's astounding. In my 12 previous years of school, no one taught me that, and by golly, now I kn
Definite coolness eminates from his pores. This is one classic example of teacher awesomeness.
Cool guy. Def a cool buy. Sometimes hard, and checks hw a bit too much. He really knows his english, and his falic symboles.