Average 2.4 based on 47 teacher ratings
Allen Kern is a retired Math teacher at Lane Technical High School located in Chicago, Illinois and part of City of Chicago SD 299. Allen Kern's 47 teacher ratings contributes to Lane Technical High School's ranking of 365 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Lane Technical High School is 4.18 stars.
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It actually is possible to get an A in the class but you have to be good at math to being with. You should be okay as long as you do all of your homework as well as the openers and examples. Most of the tests are multiple choice and open book. The problem is that the only lessons we have are examples from the book done in a way that is much more different and harder than the book shows. There's also no point in asking for help because it won't get you anywhere.

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Kern seriously needs to retire already, I haven't learned anything and it's already been 4 months. If you get him get ready to only learn from the book or from yourself because he is no help. He rushes through the problems and doesn't give notes. He doesn't go over homework and probably only knows 3 kids by name in each class. -___-

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DO ALL OF YOUR HW, OPENERS

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I have no idea whats going on in class right now but am still pulling a mid B because of the hw. If he actually taught us what is going to be on the final instead of rushing through and teaching us ch

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Well I have honors precal now with him. As long as you do the hw and openers and study a bit b4 tests you'll pull off a B. SOMETIMES helps with calc stuff, but makes us teach ourselves from the book.

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His class is easy 'cause you just have to do the hw and get >50% on tests, but he is sooooo boring, and i don't know what he is saying half the time.

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his class is so easy since you dont really even have to do anything but copying stuff from your book and off the board

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Had him my senior year. He's boring, I never did any of the homework. You won't need to, since you can copy it off the board. Students knew more Pre-Cal than he does.

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Mr. Kern is rude and only pays attention to the one student who he thinks is smart. Doesn't give anyone else a chance. He is a big meanie! He does not help and doesn't care that no one in the class gets what he is "teaching" worst teacher ever.

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doesn't do a good job teaching. i'm sure he could, but he has to give less busy work! gives way too much homework and expects too much work.

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Old, slow, and rude. Not funny at all and needs to stop repeating - stop repeating - stop repeating the same one word - one word - one word over and over again - again - again.

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He tries his best to teach but he needs to loosen up and enjoy himself too. Maybe crack a few jokes more often even if he's terrible at it.

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he knows what he's saying, and luckily I can understand! Well sometimes, because you'll see me at home reviewing everything myself!

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He's a nice guy, but he just doesn't know how to teach! I dont get anyhting he explains, but even if you fail his tests you still get an A if you do all your homework. I have to learn everything mysel

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He tried, but I just do not think he is good teacher. He is nice though.

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i had kern freshie yr, and my brother had to teach me everything . all kern is good for is using his stupid calculator AND GUESS WHAT KIDS? YOU CANT SUCCEED IN MATH IF ALL YOU USE IS THE CALCULATOR...

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he tries his best to explain the lesson but i think he's trying more to prove to himself that he did it right than teaching us. always left us confused but always was willing to help. He is a nice guy tho, but can be unfair.

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I had Mr. Kern for calculator workshop last summer. He served us pizza and I learned a lot.

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Mr. Kern is a real kool teacher. He explains everything clearly and is really concerned about his students. I love his class!!!!

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ugh. I have him for honors Algebra and it's like we're teaching our selves. It's hard to understand the things he says.

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he is sooooo terrible at teaching, he makes good jokes at times but i could neva understand his teachings

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Nice sweet man but doesnt do a good job teaching.

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his class isnt hard...but that dude NEEDS to learn how to learn come on..open to page 47-51 and do 58-62-96-100 COME ON and it is BORING...but it isnt hard..not yet for me...lets see how it goes.

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oh god he stinks. i had him for honors algebra last year, andliterally half the classfailed. he reads right out of the book and doesnt really teach anything...

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he needs a new method of teaching in algebra.

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i absolutly love mr. kern he is soooo funny, even if he pronounces everyones name wrong

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Mr. Kern is not nice but his easy so it' s ok.

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NEEDS TO LEARN TO TEACH! hes not mean or anything. he neeeds to be more patient

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mr kern is an awesome teacher!!he explains things really well and he is nice. yall dont know what ur talking about!!go mr kern!!!

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Mr.Kern needs to learn things before he teaches them. Basically Mr. Kern you are Stupid...You should retire.

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He's easy but he is always serious and he messes up your grade and he doesn't know how to teach or explain the work. He can't even do the work.

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doesnt explain things and just gives busy work.

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Kern don't smile.. and when he does .. we all laugh! He doesn't teach... he just tells u to "look in the book" blah!

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wow this guy loves school hes there every day... hes cool but trys too hard to be funny

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woooo, talk about the worst teacher i ever had, he doesnt know how to teach, makes mistakes, is boring, never absent, and annoying

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Mr. Kern needs to learn how to teach. He also makes a lot of mistakes so i don't trust him with grading my papers. He's messed up my attendance several times.

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I had Kern for math and he was the hardest most unfair teacher i ever had. He needs to relax and learn to teach better.

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needs to lighten up the world wont end if we're not sitting in our proper seat the second the bell rings

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He gives us homework all the time but his class is fun

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He does have a sense of humor, but his teaching is very unclear. I had him last year, and it was always this one boy in class that told Mr. Kern he was wrong. Mr. Kern of course was clueless!!!

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Hes pretty cool, but he needs to take a day off once in a while. Nobody needs to work every single day. Its unhealthy.

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Mr. Kern is a laid back teacher he doesn't give you much help.

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MR. Kern, i have heard many things about u, and u have been at the center of many chicken jokes, so stop flapping those arms like a chicken in class!

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ha ha he's only been absent twice! isn't really helpful...

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The man is never absent. He always wants to work.

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can be kool but his class his hard!

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