Average 3.22 based on 61 teacher ratings
Andrew Silverman is a retired English teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School located in Brooklyn, New York and part of 13. Andrew Silverman's 61 teacher ratings contributes to Brooklyn Technical High School's ranking of 1,049 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Brooklyn Technical High School is 4.01 stars.
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Hope your wife is doing well!

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Excellent Teacher, heard that he's getting a promotion to Goldman next year!

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He knows his stuff really well. He is a pretty easy grader. Easy class with movies! After each movie you have to write a paper on it. Easy going teacher and very helpful.

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Nice easy going teacher that tells us lots of interesting stuff. I don't see why anyone would complain. A nice break from all the stressful periods.

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All we did was watch movies the whole time. Although the course was easy, I felt like I wasted my time and didn't gain anything out of it. It was more like a CINEMA class than it was an ENGLISH class.

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Easy as **** teacher, doesn't teach anything though. Useless class with him as a teacher, he spends half the class talking about random s**t and tells stories. Honestly, it's fun because you can do whatever you want as long as you copy someones homework. He can't teach to save his life but it's an easy class to pass, and easy to pass WELL.

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this guy made my senior year so eazy, no work but but to read at your own pace. he needs to make eazier test/quizzes though because he makes them after reading sparknotes, bookrag, etc. very funny guy, great teacher just do your readings

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I like this guy but he needs to give higher grades, you do absolutely no work in his class, his test are made after reading sparknotes,cliffnotes,bookrag, and etc, so you can expect to get a low grade

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If you get this teacher, good luck. He doesn't teach anything and gives bad grades. Everything leads to inappropriate discussions, he is HORRIBLE. If you get him, transfer.

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Needs to get his XXX-rated talks down to PG-13 and actually follow a lesson plan. Last year, he did A LOT of movies and kept getting pissed at us because we were too loud (too boring). Yet he does have a good **** sense of humor and can randomly explain a chapter or 2 of a book really sophisticated, and the next day he's completed gone.

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a really enjoyable class, it's not hard at all, just pay attention to the movies which are pretty interesting, and practice the hamlet speech a month before, memorize a line a day.

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It's my first marking period and I'm already failing his test. He gives a pop quiz on the scarlet letter almost four times a week, and most of the students get below 20s. You'd think that when over 3/4s of his students fail his quizs, he'd change his quizs. WRONG. He's mostly late to class and NEVER collects homework

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it's not the he doesnt know what he's talking about. its the fact that he cant explain all too well. not to mention he likes to listen to himself speak a little too much. his clas puts me to sleep and he bases too much of your grade on if you 'analyzed' the reading well or not. I think i know more about his personal life than i do about actual english. -_-

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doesnt grade really fair, but hes not actually mean, he'll listen to your complaints. i wish i could say more about him but i fall asleep in his class everyday cause hes SO BORING

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This is definitely the kind of easy-going teacher that shows a perfect example of how a teacher should be. An english teacher that makes learning fun, enjoyable, interesting, and--unlike some other teachers--keeps you awake. Mr. Silverman also goes into connections from literature into modern society and the like; definitely a teacher to be remembered thus far.

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He's funny in a weird way but not really the best teacher. He didn't teach much. You will do good if you try.

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this guy was the best never gave hw besides reading but for hamlet he just read it all himself in class and you watched movies almost everyday be happy if you get him for gothic lit

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Mr Silverman was my fave teacher EVER. hes great! hes hilarious(if you like the awkward weird jokes) and hes really nice. hes not a hard teacher, just don't fall asleep during movies! or put your head down, or look away...lol. hes really great. if you got him, you are really lucky and just enjoy it!

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easy teacher, semi difficult quizzes, gets side-tracked easily

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he's overall a pretty easy teacher with extremely weird quiz questions

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This guy is kinda weired. His quizzes are so hard!!!!!!!!!!! Only if he had easy quizzes would i have gotten a 90 in his class

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The quizzes are too damned hard. He's a bit boring, but I have to be fair. He's not a bad teacher. If you try you can really get into the lesson.

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well at least his quizzes make a tiny bit more sense but his questions can still be a bit more clear

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i personally think that the man loves to hear his own voice entirely too much, it seems that he vocalizes everything that he thinks.

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His stories are pretty fun to hear. Some of his group work is quite fun too. When he comes to explaining books however, he can be unclear

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He's a fun teacher. Always goes off topic and talks about his life. I did not do anything in his class except watch movie after movie after movie...

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this guy was such a good teacher! he brought a guitar to class and sang for us one day it was awesome. You just have to understand he's chill but he's easy...so easy to do well.... unless you're lazy.

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has him for music- the most boring pointless class I ever had

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Boring class. Unclear. Talks about irrelevant stuff all the time.

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i also agree that his quizzes are bad. i'd like his class a lot better if he didn't give quizzes. some ppl are just not that good are analyzing, yet we are "forced" to do so

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Why do I have the feeling that he posts here to increase his ratings? Mr. Silverman is an okay teacher. Sometimes his stories can be amusing. However, the class can be humdrum sometimes. When he does explain the book, however, some of the things that he points out can be quite interesting.

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Are you kidding me? Aren't the students supposed to be reading out loud in class? Why is it that I sleep while he reads to the class? Very boring.

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I don't like him as an English teacher maybe as a Music teacher because he's always whistling. Follows the rules too much with the gorupwork. How about you sit down and actually EXPLAIN the book rather than put us into groups and confuse ourselves even more?!

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He's nice but is kind of hard. He can also be extremely egotistical and boring. He knows his stuff, but just can't teach.

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he is such an awesome teacher! HE played guitar in calss to us and sang!! so much fun =) You should listen to his stories, they are amazingggggg

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i personally think he talks so much due to the fact he likes to hear his own voice with a HUGE ego to boot.

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He was the most boring teacher I have ever had. I especially dislike it when he tries to play every single role in the book, especially when he's bad at it too.

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hah he a cool guy lolol only hard at gradin essays . he gives out pluses like cookies :]

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Maybe THE STUDENTS should do the reading in class. Maybe we DONT want to be lectured to all the time.

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has no organized way of teaching. always disorganized. very bad jokes along with very boring stories that do not make any sense

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He's not perfect, but not the worst either. Pay attention, and you'll be okay.

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Hes a pretty cool teacher. u just cant sleep in his classes. His classes are very laid bac. Sumtimes he tries to go strict on u, dont sweat it.

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i don't know what u guys r talking about i can't stand this guy, he's so arrogant and boring. He also doesn't notice when i'm absent.

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Mr Silverman is a great teacher.. Very funny guy and his stories are great. All you haters don't know what you're talking about. Mr. Silverman = THE MAN!

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Very good teacher, easy -key -do well on quizzes and do the hws, and participate

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Tough on essays but he is a very easy grader. Just stay awake and you pass.

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mad cool but hard essay grader

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I really liked him and he made Romeo and Juliet Great. Sarah E

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If you try to listen to him, he will make sense to you and his tests will be e-z

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This guy is hilarious.

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Good guy, odd at times, very hard music class, okay English one

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despite what people say, mr silverman is awesome (english teachers usually are)

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weird guy

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Cool but weird guy. Good teacher but sometimes annoying.

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A bit confused at times, as well as picky [fussy]. But good teacher overall

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