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Colin Rennert May

English Teacher at Univ Of Chicago Lab School
2.4 out of 5
2.4 Overall Rating
Based on 18 Ratings

10/20/14 - I could look past the awkwardness (especially the comments about his cat's accent) if we ever talked about the books we're reading class. This might sound nice and easygoing, but that facade dissolves when you have to write a paper for him. In 4-6 weeks when he actually bothers to grade it, you'll discover that he has very high standards, despite not having discussed themes, imagery or anything else in the material. So good luck, cause you're on your own. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 2.0
Knowledge 4.0
2.3 Overall Rating

06/01/14 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 4.0
Textbook Use 1.0
Exam Difficulty 3.0
2.0 Overall Rating

03/21/14 - He knows absolutely nothing and has vendettas against certain students for no apparent reason. He plays favorites completely, always ensuring the people that he likes straight A's Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 1.0
Textbook Use 2.0
Exam Difficulty 4.0
1.0 Overall Rating

12/08/13 - The most awkward teacher I've ever had. Never returned any assignments or told us our grades. Never even touched our $70 workbook. Always told us what we did wrong, never what we did right. Impossible to understand what he was trying to say. Easily one of my least favorites.

As a person, he's obviously very nice. He just probably shouldn't be a high school teacher.
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Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 1.0
Textbook Use 1.0
Exam Difficulty 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

06/06/13 - A lot of people find Mr. Rennert-May to be awkward and to not teach anything. I felt this way at the beginning of the school year, but I have grown to really like him. Yes, he's quirky, but he has a passion for English and portrays it to his students. He is a tough grader, but the activities in class are not too difficult and discussions always run well. I did enjoy his class and hope to have him again as a teacher. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.7 Overall Rating

02/28/13 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 3.0
Knowledge 4.0
3.3 Overall Rating

08/22/12 - 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! Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

05/12/12 - 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 :(
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Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 4.0
2.0 Overall Rating

11/28/11 - He doesn't tell you what your grade is on anything, is very awkward, and is not very clear on what the assignment is. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 3.0
1.7 Overall Rating

11/19/11 - He does not teach the class. very awkward. and laughs about things that would seem very uncomfortable to the regualar person. strange man Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating


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