Mr. Rennert-May is one of the most passionate teachers I've ever had. He reads every book that we've gone over multiple times and is more than willing to meet with students outside of class to further analyze the deep themes. He is usually quite prompt when answering my emails. If you work even a little bit in his class he will recognize and appreciate the effort that you put in and exceed it. One of my best teachers in high school.
hands down my least favorite teacher at this school, and he almost didn't let me go on may project. he is so unqualified and i'm shocked he has this job.
Mr.Rennert May has a passion for books and english in general, but he is a terrible teacher. He never responds to emails, never grades your assignments, and overall isn't very helpful. Most of his feedback is negative and rarely complements students.
Rennert-May is a definitely a quirky man but also good teacher. He is by no means an easy A, but he keeps class discussions lively and is definitely very smart. He offers great insight into class texts and does a good job steering the class discussion. My only criticism of Mr. Rennert-May is that he is unclear when assigning papers and does not help students improve their writing. That said, if you put in effort and make sure to keep up with the readings you will succeed.
Rennert-May has been one of my favorite teachers at Lab. He is definitely enthusiastic about what he teaches, and knows a lot about English. Sure, he's strict, but if you pay attention in class and contribute to discussions, it's very easy to pull off an A. Rennert-May is one of the nicest people in the school. He rules!
My experience with Mr. Rennert-May has not been a memorable one. I have learned absolutely nothing in his class. He has ridiculous standards and expectations for papers. He expects excellent papers but does not teach anyone how to write them. BAD TEACHER :(
He doesn't tell you what your grade is on anything, is very awkward, and is not very clear on what the assignment is.
He never explains himslef and his grading does nnot make sense. Did not learn a thing in his class. He does NOT teach. Just gives you uncomprehensible monologues and has an impossible grading scale.
It's hard to describe Mr. Rennert-May. Since he's now in his 4th year at Lab he's become much more accustomed to how it works and he's less awkward than his first and second year. He knows his material and he has some interesting insight once you get up to the English electives and he's actually allowed to teach what he likes. He may get over-excited at some topics that the normal High Schooler might find somewhat boring but all-in-all his electives are pretty good.
He's just a REALLY REALLY awkward person. I can't even tell you why, but he just makes the whole class feel really uncomfortable.