As a student who received a 670 on the Writing portion of the SAT & a 600 on the Reading section, I don't see how I could almost fail a quarter and receive an okay overall grade. He makes students write a lot & is very old-fashioned in his teaching methods. He does not communicate well with my generation & is totally unapproachable. He has a sense of entitlement & is very rude. He cuts students off mid sentence, making them feel inferior. Captain Marvel has nothing to do with WWII Literature.
I dont see what Captain Marvel has to do with English
I had this teacher in 1979, I can't believe he still works here. He is mediocre at best, and a legend in his own mind. All these years later I still see why the education system is a failure. When
behind the attitude lies a pretty good teacher, he mumbles alot and is constantly misreading things, humourous results
He's not as bad as I originally thought, but his class is tough and you really have to try hard. He has favorites, so act interested in music or movies (Or go on the trip) and you'll do okay.
Fun teacher. Not as bad as he may seem before you have him. A little stern and his Lit. tests are pretty hard. Expects a lot from his students.
Expects a lot from you. He can be very tough, but gives tons of extra credit. Get on his good side and you'll be fine.
Funny teahcer, I just wish students could step up and take a course where you actually have to work.
I had him for studyhall last year. he's a pretty cool guy.
This man is terrible and so are all these kids who say the love him because hes funny. hes not funny and neither are you. get off your knees, all of you.
once i got to know Mr. DeCurtis i really liked him. he is a good man with a sense of humor. n hes not mean or disrespectful to anyone in his class. he always has my class laughing.
He spends his days hating students. There is no good in this man. If you disagree take a look at any random 5 teachers. Chances are they are able to communicate better.
my study hall moderator argue and your done. gives out alot of demerits. the man thinks he's god
Very straight forward teacher, don't break the rules and he won't bother you. Do not try to argue with him he wins every time.
Mr. DeCurtis is not as bad as people say for the most part he and I got along well there was the occasional bad moment but he taught me much and it will help me greatly in college.
one of the meanest at ohara even when u try to be nice he pretty much slaps u in the face whenver u talk to him. listnes to noone
Ok i dont care what anyone says. Mr. DeCurtis is the absolute man. I LOVE his class. He is probably one of the best teachers i ever had. Plus he's Republican.
This man hates students and uses his classroom for his political views. Bad teacher, evil guy!!!
uses classroom for political views...demeaning to his classes
Mr. DeCurtis is a good teacher. i enjoyed his class. not so much the many many speeches, but still. he knows a lot of cool stuff and hes a very interesting guy.
his class was alright and not overly hard but he's an ignorant self-righteous jerk.
He is hard and you have to work in his class but he's a good teacher and i think he is preparing for college
As a COH grad and teacher, I can say that he's one of the best I had . . . smart, creative. He respected me and I respected him.
Hes not that bad. He can be funny. Just dont make him mad.
I can't believe hes a teacher! He hates students, he hates teaching, his class is impossible, and hes mean!!
Great Teacher...teachers are not met to be your friends!
what is this real world? to become a hs english teacher? I'm a double major in economics and finance heading out working on Madison ave in nyc.
he gave me a 50 for my class average so far. and a 62 for last quarter
Mr DeCurtis might have been "mean," but to say that he actually does prepare you for the real world is just the beginning. You can't be pampered in every class!
As a grad. of O'Hara....Believe me Mr. DeCurtis prepares you more for college than anyone else! In the long run, you will be a better student for having him
I can't say all bad stuff about him, but he did do/say some things that really ruffled some feathers. I did learn some stuff too though.
This guy has to be stopped, he is horrible. He is mean and weird. His class isnt that hard, but he shouldnt even be a teacher, he loves ridiculing students.
Ignorant, Arrogant, Full of himself, I could go on for hours. The man needs to be taken to the woodshed to knock him down a couple of pegs. An embarrassment.