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Bryan Ritter Edit

Based on 45 Ratings
English Teacher at Lowell High School
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Feb 07, 2013 My fondest memories of Lowell usually lead back to Mr. Ritter's classes. Story time was great, and the reading selections were usually awesome. He always spoke in this somewhat monotonous voice, but just the way he presents the material in a way that engages you makes you forget his voice is trying to put you to sleep. I'm not sure if his class helped my English skills that much more by the time I took him(senior year), but his class sure was the most fun and engaging. Very highly recommended! Flag Rating

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Jan 25, 2012 Treats everyone with respect when they deserve it. Heavy on class discussion. Flips coin for pop quizzes so keep up on the reading. "Geek out" sessions are insightful. He shares his own research occasionally but doesn't cling to his own interpretation (not like most of my previous teachers). Ta Flag Rating

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Sep 07, 2011 I had Ritter seven years ago and like many I questioned his stories. Now I live in Italy and I just met one of his old roommates. He confirmed the ghost stories! He's that teacher you still talk about when you're reminiscing. Take him. Flag Rating

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Aug 16, 2011 best teacher ever. party every day. TAKE HIM. really interesting guy and his class was really fun. he loves his students and his students love him. his bingo is so fun!!!!!! go mr ritter! Flag Rating

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May 20, 2011 Love this teacher. Definitely take him if you get the chance. Story time on Mondays is awesome and sometimes it takes up the entire class period. I would take his class again if I could, Flag Rating

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May 17, 2011 Great teacher! I actually enjoy his class. He is interesting and offers good feedback on essays. Very chill class. Story time on Monday is exciting. Flips coins for pop quizzes. Flag Rating

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Mar 21, 2011 He's cool and his stories are awesome (although of questionable legitimacy). However, he is a tough essay grader. Don't procrastinate! (Hard for us to do, I know) Make sure to read for his pop quizzes. Flag Rating

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Mar 08, 2011 best teacher u can get all u gotta do is read and pay attendtion along with hw its an A Flag Rating

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Dec 10, 2010 A very very cool person. definitely worth taking his class, if only to experience the chillness of Ritter. Flag Rating

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Jun 01, 2010 This guy is one of the best English teachers I've ever had (Ms. Canepa is another). Even if you're not in hia class anymore, he's still willing to look over your essay. Flag Rating

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May 30, 2010 omg his class was so easy, i got an A but didn't learn anything! Flag Rating

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May 30, 2010 JEOPARDY! great guy, really fun class! make sure you read though because there are coin flip pop quizzes! Flag Rating

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May 29, 2010 I had Ritter for 9th H and I loved him! He is the best english teacher I've ever had. He makes class interesting and fun. We read lots of interesting books and he really helped me to improve my essay-writing. Flag Rating

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Jun 08, 2009 I'd describe him as a stereotypic San Franciscan. He's very opinionated, sorta quirky, but learned...had him for 9th honors, wasn't as hard as some say, definitely not as mean as some say. very cool and up-to-date. Flag Rating

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Jan 02, 2009 Flips A Coin for Pop Quizes. Story time is always fun. He's a hard grader for essays though.. Flag Rating

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Oct 01, 2008 Rushes students with timed essays, then takes abnormally long to return them. One word: hypocrite. Also, plays favorites with students, you can tell. Flag Rating

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Jun 13, 2008 Mr. Ritter's stories are sometimes too good to be true (but he always claims they're real). I wish I took him earlier. Makes you read lots of material and he expects "proper" essays, so don't ever turn in a first draft unless you're as smart as your parents tell you that you are. Flag Rating

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Jun 05, 2008 His grading was very slow, but he was interesting in the class discussions. Participation is a must. Doesn't teach anything about themes, something that some of the other 9th grade English teachers focus pretty heavily on. Make sure you know how to write for his essays. They is hard. Flag Rating

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Jan 18, 2007 i LOVE mr. ritter.. you should definitely take him for lit&psych. Flag Rating

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Sep 16, 2006 The reason i took him was because i saw him in the hall and thought he looked like Jesus. When he speaks, it gets my attention because he uses good words and his tone and the inflection of accents make it pretty. Flag Rating

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Aug 22, 2006 he is SO cool. one of my favorites at lowell. its worth it to take him just for storytime. just make sure you tell one - it the easiest points to get. Flag Rating

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Jun 15, 2006 Mr. Ritter really is very smart and a geek. He likes learning a lot. He knows how to convince people becuase the way he talk, even though what he's saying might not be true. I'm not saying he lies, but if he does, no one would know. For EL2(part journ), he makes us read the newspaper everyday and we talk about it the next day, a quiz on what we read during the week on Fri. To get an A, you have to ace almost everything, AND PARTICIPATE. If no participation = NO A. Flag Rating

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Jun 15, 2006 he's hella interesing. no hw at all but reading if you're taking him for lit n psych. monday is always story time. ritter is a kool kid. Flag Rating

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Jun 13, 2006 Take him only if you love to participate. You can ace everything and the highest grade you can get is a 85% B if you never participate. HW daily. You do a lot of work but it's not really challenging. He has a monotome voice. Interesting pretty good class. Somewhat conceited. He made me hate English class at Lowell because it's nearly impossible to get an A and I got straight C's even though I tried harder than some of my lazy classmates. Not fair. Flag Rating

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Apr 04, 2006 Mr. Ritter is subtly conceited. You may think he is quite "cool" at first, but you will probably soon discover that he makes some stuff up in his stories, and pretends to know everything about psychology! Psychology is a very intricate and complex subject and cannot just be explained with small book summarizing Freud. He gets on students' nerves sometimes with his know-it-all condescending attitude, but overall, his class is pretty fun, and heck of a lot more interesting than the rest of LowelL. Flag Rating