Average 4.29 based on 64 teacher ratings
Bill O'Brien is an English teacher at Fort Hamilton High School located in Brooklyn, New York and part of New York City Geographic District #20. Bill O'Brien's 64 teacher ratings contributes to Fort Hamilton High School's ranking of 527 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Fort Hamilton High School is 4.34 stars.
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Very professor like. GREAT teacher!

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awesome teacher... the BEST!

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mr. o'brien does not talk too much nor does he grade low.

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O'Brien is a amazing teacher. Although he constantly says "strap on your seat belts and prepare for the work you will have" the work is really not that overwhelming. Listen in class, do all hw, participate=Very Good Grade

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mr. o'brien is da man.ya digg?

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Great man. I was always unable to cut his class. Didn't really like the L&O shows. Overall, Awesome!! He enjoyed picking on me. lol

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i had high expectations coming into his ap eng class. mr. o'brien is a nice guy. he's pretty funny too, but his class is so boring. we write essays and he grades them low and that's the end of it

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dudes nice

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honestly from point of view hes cool but his class is so boring omg its like u just rather drop out everytime u go in his room hes the best but his class is so boring and u get so much things to do and its like im invicible in his class because he sees right through me everytime i raise my hand

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oh yeah..the best..he was great...just the best...he rocked...did he ever write the book he said he was writing?...i haven't seen it in barnes and noble...maybe amazon...i could never write as good as he...as good as him...Sir. O'Brien...i think he was a fun guy...perhaps the most pompous man i have ever met...made us feel like we were little...well most anything is little in comparison...i should send him my book...didn't learn anything i already didn't know...was completely discouraged as a writer. thanks

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ryan obrien is awesome..even though his name is william=)

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"you...you....you're good..!" O'Brien is one of three english teachers who taught me something I still use in my graduate study (along with Cinao and Maratos.... well Snitkin as well but I barely paid attention in his class freshman year..). Anyway yeah I'v seen him around.. He's a teacher i WANT to say HELLO to when I see him around lol. I recieved an 85 effortlessly the first term I had him; a 97 the second term I had him.. I actually did a lot of work that term lol.

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Mr. O`Brien is very helpful, and his work isnt hard at all..i had him all yr freshmen yr lol..hes awesome..n he wrote sumthin very nice in my yr book..im goi nto miss his class..

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Mr. O'brien is a fun teacher. I love the freedom i get in his class. However, we spend most of the time kidding around and I don't feel that confident and prepared as important exams come up. But he's one of those teachers that lightens up the stressful atmosphere in the school - which is a good thing.

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Ohh...Mr. Obrien, how i miss teachers who actually teach. He can get on your nerves about chewing gum and coughing, but that's all part of learning to follow simple rules. He teacher kids more than they think they are being taught. He truly is amazing, him and his stories about meeting his close personal friend, Toni Morrison. Listen to what he has to say because he knows what he is talking about.

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great teacher takes a genuine interest in his students and if you listen too him you will learn so much, he really makes you think and for those who can not think for themselfs i understand why they would give this man a bad rating, his walking tours in manhatten are great even though some may say why should i go on a school trip on the weekend its really not like a school trip its just like hanging out with good friends

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I miss mr.obrien!!! I had him last year and he was always making the class fun with his little favorite anecdotes (<- ??? I hope thats right Mr. O'Brien!! )... like he's a teacher because they "Make the big bucks"!!! He's really alot of fun!

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A great guy, he really cares about his students and tries to make his teaching innovating and effective. Bad thing about that is he's a bit unpredictable, especially with curriculum plans, and which assignments are or aren't important. That said, Mr. Obrien, if you're reading this, or if someone can relay this message this him, please read Out by Natsuo Kirino. The best 'noir' novel I've come across-- it's a sickeningly haunting, gritty, and well-written novel. I know you'd appreciate it :)

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Mr. O'brien is a real person. he's awesome amazinga nd helpful. i wish i was related to him! he's be the perfect uncle or something. Mr.O'brien is one of those teachers i admire he is agreat teacher and anyone who disagrees is angry because they were lazy losers in his class.

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Mr. OBrien is one of the best teachers I've had. Sure he uses different methods of teaching, but that doesn't mean he isn't excellent at what he does.Who ever called him pompous is obviously a jealous teacher that really should be ashamed of themselves.

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The guy is overbearing and pompous, frequently attempting to initimidate students.

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He's a good teacher. He's the best one so far, well at least for me. He actually MAKES you do work and learn. The problem is, he talks a bit too much. I am fine with everything else i guess since he IS the first male english teacher that i ever have in Fort Hamilton in the course of 3 1/2 yrs. yes, i am currently on his roster. =]

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Mr. obrien is one of the worst teahers in the school. He's almost as bad as mrs. harfosh. He doesn't teach. Nobody wants to listen to him because the stuff he talks about is so boring.

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he's nice, but his class is caca! it is sooo boring and ugh i just hate it...

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I don't know why he's so praised among my class. He wastes time, doesn't allow for novel ideas and is very much arrogant. Unchallenging and easy to pass if you do well on his quiz/test. But still, his teaching ability is horrendous.

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MR. OBRIEN IS THE COOLEST ENGLISH TEACHER IVE EVER HAD. HES COOL DOWN 2 EARTH AND MAD FUNNY. HE LIKES TO PICK ON PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY IF UR THE "UNLUCKY ONE". HE TOLD ME THAT HE ONLY PICKS ON STUDENTS HE LOVES, HEY THAT ME!!!!

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Mr. O'Brien is one of the best teachers in school. He teaches you alot about life, along with poetry, short stories and novels, couldn't ask for a better teacher.

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A smart English teacher. Most of the time, he puts on classical music whenever we have classwork. It makes us feel like as if we're in college. "You, you're good"

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The best teacher I've had.

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wat can i say? bill is the best english teacher any1 can have! He's funny too,& he has such a beautiful heart and mind. He's definetly a gift to the world. I love u Mr.OBRIEN!!

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he's an excellent teacher with a sense of humor. The best English teacher i'll ever have.

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Simply put:The man is a genius.

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i didnt enjoy his english class....bUT i def. enjoyed his college writing class..watched movies..wrote essays..drank coffee..listened to classicals...awesome class !!!! -=D

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He lectures about his own opinion and will give you an 85 on everything if he likes you. He is unchallenging and boring- the worst honors enligsh teacher.

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he is a really good teacher but he changes the things i like.

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I won't chew gum anymore because of your incident with your sweater -=) God bless and take cares

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he is really nice. he can help you. perfect teacher if ur taking the ELA regent or an SAT. thankx 4 all ur help. (ur spring 04 beadle pd 2)

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He is really cool. The way he teaches is very uniqe. He is one of the best teachers i ever had. He can work you hard at sometimes. But it will pay off later.

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you you you good you really good lol thats for you mr.obrien you are a great teacher and i love going to your class but you just give to much work lol

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he went mental spring break 04. he gave us vocab,and about 60 ques 2 anser. that is not cool. ur supposed 2 enjoy ur vacation not do work.!!! - from michelle

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Simply Amazing, As soon as I amke my first million i am buying you a Jaguuuuuaaarr !! From Max Lapkovsky (class of 98)

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mr obrinare u still sitting at the beac contemplating conetation??

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it would be nice to learn something in his class! All i remember is trying to keep my eyes open! And the music doesnt help!it just makes me more sleepyyy

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I've had him as my homeroom teacher when I entered Fort Hamilton in '96. Had lots of fun in his homeroom.

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OBRIEN..YOU..YOUR GOOD! i luv this man, he is the best english teacher and hes so funny..Luv those stores about Bath, England. Hows ur cashemere sweater? lol.

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He's one cool teacher, he's a down to earth kind of guy. he has a great sense of humor. I was known as the spit ball girl in his class.

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he's funni. but mr o'brien, its not me that talks in ur class, its the people around me. but ur the man and cuz of u, i lUv chicken patties now. BILL IS THE MAN

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upsetwhenhefoundouthewasonthissite. tkls bout eating chickenpatties withurchums, et tu..,sings opera,says u havefakenotes loves Bach and poetryinmotion.

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you are a gentleman and a scholar. miss you much...erco

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YOU..WITH YOUR FAKE NOTE..EATING CHICKEN PATTIES WITH YOUR CHUMS...LOL hes the man

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i loved him.. till this day ..3 years after i have already graduated..remember him as a great english teacher...great work Mr. Obrien!

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you you you i know u and then he points at me all period. then he stares and intimidates u. then he trips over ur desk and says et tu ...

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He is nice,cool,&easy. he da best english teacher. Only thing is that I wish he wouldn't pick on me so much, he sings Oh danny boy....[LOOP] every 5 minutes..

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talks too much about jokes and chicken patties. he should give more work and not strict enough. dont learn much in his class

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too hung up on poetry, and picks on me 2

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He is pretty cool and he gets along pretty well with the students. teaches pretty well too. Overall a good teacher

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chicken pattie.

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weird stories great teacher

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He..He...he's gooood...He is my best English teacher ever...he is kool...very kool ;)

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he would be realllllly kool but he dont like when i eat my candy in class (snickers)

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you... you... you're good!

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i heard he is kool

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He's cool; I learned a lot from him.

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