Average 3.51 based on 35 teacher ratings
Benito Nogara is a retired Languages teacher at Lowell High School located in San Francisco, California and part of San Francisco resident. Benito Nogara's 35 teacher ratings contributes to Lowell High School's ranking of 1,335 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Lowell High School is 3.93 stars.
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I have completely conflicting opinions about Nogara, but probably no more than his likewise mood. His passion is admirable, but overwhelming at times. Expects perfection. When happy, funny anecdotes abound. When mad, drilling and an intolerance for students emerge. If he is truly retiring, farewell.

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As a person Dr. Nogara is friendly and funny. As a teacher, he's strict and expects a LOT from you. Never make any mistakes or study hard. Learn by yoruself. He only corrects you from the hw u did last night. ask questoins if anything and tests are always gonna be your report card grade.

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Dr.Nogara likes you if you are smart. If you're not, he'll exploit it. He has a lot of favorites. And if you are getting an answer wrong while you're saying it in front of the class, he'll just stare at you like you're stupid. But he is nice and his class is easy. He makes Latin interesting.

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You can tell when he is in a good mood. He will tell all sorts of entertaining stories and not go over the homework. When he is in a bad mood DON'T MESS UP!!! He is extremely moody. Do your homework if you don't tell him at the beginning of class and he finds he will explode. Also, call him DOCTOR!!

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DOCTOR nogara is so FUNNY and entertaining. I'm a freshman taking latin and he's really straight to the point. If you have a solid background knowledge of english grammar and a good memory, you're set. There hasn't been any problems and i've been acing his tests. Just do homework and LISTEN

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he rocks and really knows his subject. He is the most entertaining teacher I have ever had.

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Probably the only people giving Dr. Nogara good reviews are freshmen. He's a good teacher freshman year, but starts getting harder, less interesting, and more irritable as you move up in Latin. He expects a lot out of you; if you don't succeed or continue to succeed, you'll understand what I mean...

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i had him a year ago.hope he retires.was nice at times, but when we made stupid mistakes his attitude turned sour.we always tried to waste time, but it almost never worked. he was less interesting for 3rd and 4th years.

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don't really like him. notice there's almost never a fourth year latin? expects u to know a lot, but not very helpful when u make mistakes. just yells at u or goes to another person. he should actually TEACH more- we need it!

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he's a great teacher, but he goes very fast sometimes, so always ask if you are unclear... strict grader, and he give grades strictly on your tests which can be a good thing... or a very BAD thing

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Dr. Nogara's class is my favorite of the day! The tests are fun and easy (at least in my experience), and he can go on for up to 30 minutes talking about anything, from the donkeys in Santorini to the story of Cinderella. He explains new lessons and grammar very well too. I love Latin! PS. be sure to call him "DOCTOR Nogara" or else he will lecture you about how he didn't get a Ph.D in Latin to be adressed as "Mr." He's hella smart too.

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freaking awesome teacher. sure he gets off subject a lot, but hey, if u pay attention wen hes actually teaching something, u should do fine. do latin hw even if he doesnt check it, bcuz he'll go through it in class and it makes up for his wasting time talking about his hilarious life/opinions. i personally think i learn more from the book, but going to his class is so totally worth it

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he moves fast, but he digresses a lot, so it's kinda counterbalanced. good teacher in general. he gets frustrated sometiems if you just don't get something. once you get your first grade in his class, unless you dramatically improve or start sucking and stop studying, you'll probably get stuck with that grade for the rest of your semesters in latin.

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easy A if you study; tests sre easy; talks way too much

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talks...A LOT. if u want a good grade, just know ur stuff on the language, and you'll do well on tests and oral questions. tells really funny stories and uses long words that u never knew existed...his class will definitely lift you out of obfuscation (means darkness...learned that in his class XD)

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He's a funny teacher, but he spends the whole class time telling us his stories, which is really awesome. He's not really good at explaining, he goes off subject a lot, you'll have fun in class, but Tests = your grade, which really sucks, because homework doesn't count.

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nogara is cool. grades r 100% of grade. doesnt collect hw but should do anyways. can humiliate u if u pronounce or write latin wrong. oh yeah never ever get his morning class so moody in the morn. tests r ok. i love the way he teaches! he explains things really well. best part is taht most of the class is usually him talking about random interesting things. i always look forward to class and having a laugh every single time. make sure u know ur latin/ spanish well though! ;) take nogara! ;)!

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It's actually BETTER that grades are composed solely of tests. Not everyone does the homework, especially those who should and really need to do it. Even IF Dr. Nogara collected the homework, that would not benefit most of the class, who seem to get a majority of the problems wrong. There's nothing wrong with his grading system; all of his exams are "VERY SIMPLE" and "EXTREMELY EASY". He explains the new lessons, and leaves it up to the student to study further on his/her own.

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your grade is compsed of 100% of your tests. so if your not a good test taker like me then you are doomed :(. at least you never have to collect homework.

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he will humilate students right in front of the class but he is reallly funny.. as long as he dont pick on you, not a very helpful teacher and good at explaining things but there is like very little hw

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he acts like he hates everyone and can be real moody but he loves everyone. scares a lot of people but he's cool.

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what a great teacher. he really loves latin and makes you enjoy the subject. he's awesome.

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He's not that funny but most of the time the class is fun especially when he's not there near the end of the week (wonder what he's doing) so its easy hw and easy lessons as long as u at least try. Sometimes he lets the class be a little TOO open though...

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short tests and you get hw, but he NEVER collects it, however unless ur really good in latin, you better do it. . .its fun in his class, but try to stay on his good side as much as possible. . .

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test cover material but hes moody and can be very mean to your GPA if ur the unlucky one so never be unlucky is the only way to protect urself and make sure u have 300000000000 ways to have ur homework BUT HES FAWESOME

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His exams are WAY EASY. But he's moody sometimes.

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he loves latin and really makes you like it. his tests are not hard

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He's really cool and nice, except he is really moody. Don't make him angry. He gets off topic a lot. I love him!

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Easy tests because they only cover the current material, so just remember the important vocab from each section.

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The class isn't easy as it goes on, but it's a good background to have. Really cool cuz he tells stories and knows about what kids like. Just do the work.

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One word to describe him: >>>MOOD SWINGS<<<

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I got bored with Latin after a while, but I liked Dr. Nogara as a person. he was a great story teller and he let me sleep after class ended!

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he alright... you just have to do the hw. he's not a very hard teacher

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