Average 4.81 based on 32 teacher ratings
Barry Smolin is an English teacher at Alexander Hamilton Senior High School located in Los Angeles, California and part of Los Angeles Unified School District. Barry Smolin's 32 teacher ratings contributes to Alexander Hamilton Senior High School's ranking of 976 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Alexander Hamilton Senior High School is 3.94 stars.
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Mr. Smolin is an incredible teacher who can truly relate to his students, but often gets off-track from the curriculum. This can be a good thing when the subject matter is boring, but when he gets too into it, whole class periods can go by with him just telling the class about his childhood. He is very easy to relate to, though, and easy to talk to if you are having any kind of issues in his class or in any other aspect of your life.

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Definitely my favorite teacher.He's cool,easy to relate,have a conversation, answering questions,easy to understand.I like how casual his class is and all the freedom you get. HE IS NOT A TYPICAL ENGLISH TEACHER.

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AMAZING GREAT TEACHER*WHO SINGS* BEST TEACHER EVA

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One of the coolest teachers, but also extremely full of himself. Digressions take precedence over curriculum, but they are interesting and invigorating.

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GREATEST TEACHER EVER!!!!

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Coolest teacher I have ever had!

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love him

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he gets boring after a while cause he repeats stories and he knows that the subject he is teaching is pretty boring so tells stories but he tells them to all the periods each year he cant cant come up with anything fresh

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he knows his stuff, very well-cultured too...his digressions are what seperate him from ordinary teachers...he relates english to your life...a warm-hearted person

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this guy is just a MINT. great and humorous teacher

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Shmo is the man! he rocks my socks and gave me chicken pox! all cool teachers have myspaces... thats why mr,beytin doesnt have on! BURN! lol he has great stories and ...I LUV HIM

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WONDERFUL!!! HES SO FUNNY AND I CAN TELL THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT YEAR!

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So cool. he once took out a jug of ordianry tap water, moved his hands over it hypnotically, and started mumbling what sounded like backward Latin. In no time, wine was created.

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In all his wildness and randomness, his incredibleness shines through. He's really just an amazing person.

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I had Mr. Smolin back in 1992 or 93. It's been so long I forget. It was one of his first years at Hami. I am glad to see that he is still on top of his game. Excellent motivator.

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smolin is the DOGG whatever that means

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I told my friend the year before that was going to have smolin, "this is gonna be your new favorite english teacher." I was right about that.

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Barry Smolin is G.O.A.T. that's greatest of all time... He won't talk to you in the hall and his in class dialogue is scripted but he will stretch your mind to its outer limits

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best teacher ever! da man!

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The best etacher ive never had.

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SHOOOMOLIN RUUUULEEESSS THE SKOOOLLL!!!

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Why the 5's? I suppose it's because I'm educationally in-love with Smolin, but it's probably just the fact that he's the greatest being I've ever not-known.

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a totally awesome teacher with great stories!!!

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SMOLIN ROOLS I LERNTED ENGLISH FASTEST EVAR!!!11!

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The very best. He is funny, open-minded, clever, and smart. His classroom is so incredible it puts my room to shame.

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shmo reads with an open mind

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Overall a interesting teacher, just please watch your language some times. It offended me

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smolin makes everything fun

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He makes english fun and interesting.

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awsome teacher

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The man

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