Mr. Pagel teaches AP classes, so he can't be expected to be as easy as many teachers. However, Mr. Pagel is very good at teaching in a laid- back and relatable manner that encourages curiosity, but also answers those questions well. Mr. Pagel is good at switching between the role of "cool teacher" and the role of "serious and strict educator" as the situation in the class requires. He is sometimes sarcastic and a bit abrasive, but is all- around a good person and a great teacher.
He's a good teacher. He knows how to talk to students and make sure they understand things.
Coach Pagel knows what he is talking about and how to challenge you, yet make you feel successful.