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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 14 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

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

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

06/29/11 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 3.0
1.7 Overall Rating

01/20/11 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
4.0 Overall Rating

10/23/10 - he is the best. by far. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

06/11/10 - R-M is the best. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
4.0 Overall Rating

06/08/10 - hes hilarious and funny but grade way to hard and has an unnering ability of making connections between the most unconnectionable things there are Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

02/27/10 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 3.0
3.0 Overall Rating