Average 4.55 based on 64 teacher ratings
Mr. Corcoran is an English teacher at Smithtown High School West located in Smithtown, New York and part of Smithtown Central School District. Mr. Corcoran's 64 teacher ratings contributes to Smithtown High School West's ranking of 1,077 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Smithtown High School West is 4.18 stars.
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One of the very few teachers that made an impact on me at SHS!! The PERFECT English teacher! The only English class that I enjoyed (other than Mr Shelly) and comprehended on such a thorough level! He was truly inspiring! Brilliant man!

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I'm 28 now and still remember the day Mr. Cochran did not speak for 30 mintues of our 41 minute period b/c he asked a question and no one raised a hand. I still remember everything about Romeo

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One of the great teachers I've ever had. I was an ESL student who managed to get an A in his class. This according to him was a quite an achievement. He definately inspired me a lot. His techniques were very effective.

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I am 26 years old and still have a paper that Mr. Corcoran graded because it meant so much to me. An amazing, hilarious, brilliant man. Kudos for being a teacher that actually made an impact on his/her students.

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Ahh, Mr. Corcoran. What an awesome teacher ye be.

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Extremely hard, but I learned a lot. Getting my first C sucked, but pulling the final grade up to a B+ felt awesome. Definitely my favorite teacher so far.

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I didnt have him, but he was still an amazing teacher for me!

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My fav teacher ever. Yeah, so what if he was hard. Getting good grades in his class was the best feeling ever. Plus, he was a funny guy.

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The best teacher I ever had, as well as the toughest. Sarcastic, intelligent, hilarious. You definitely need to work hard to do well.

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He may be hard, but that's ok. He's my favorite teacher ever and I wish he wasn't retiring so more people could experience the Corcoran!

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Mr. C... i'm gonna miss ya bro

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way too hard... he would tell people there going to go to suffolk community college... he gets enjoyment out of failing kids

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Corcoran was the hardest teacher I have had throughout high school so far. I am definatly saying he is also had the most impact. Too much to say. Don't leave...

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He is a very hard teacher and not funny at all.

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this guy is awesome. He makes class a lot of fun. Even though he grades hard hes still my favorite teacher.

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He's very tough and makes you work extremely hard for your grade but the stuff you learn in his class lasts you a lifetime and preps you for harder classes

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Only by epitomizing intellectual rigor can you win his heart; the smartest English teacher of all time. A genius, a marvel, an unlikely superhero. Hates cats.

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BEst Teacher ever! Sure he's hard, but i can deal with that.

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corky rox!

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Corky rules!

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Mr. Corcoran Is the Coolest! He is the best teacher ever!

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Very helpful to her students, cares a lot about them.

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he is the best teacher ive ever had hes so funny but Oh My God (i mean zeus) is he hard

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He was great. Real hard to get an A. He made you work hard for your grade. What you got is what you deserved. I loved going to his class, and I got the feelingo

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Mrs. Corcoran is awesome. I had her for 11AP writing lab this year and I had a blast. She's super nice, tries to help you out in any possible way ... must try

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a great teacher and i learned a lot- but YOU ARE A HARD GRADER! c'mon a 19?! haha well i still say i did GOOD so pshh i win! thanks for putting up w/me all year

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i dont know about corcoran. he is cool but not. but he is funny and if you can write essays really well then you are set.

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She's very personable and will help you out with your writing assignments. She cares about her students a lot.

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Its the type of class where if you read the book it really isnt that bad. He makes you work for you grade because he knows what you are capable of.

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plays major favorites. kinda teacher that brings your day down.

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Mr C really changed my life. He never under-estimated us and expected more from us than even we did from ourselves. The best classes of my life.

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Very tough grader. Made discussion about books I'd have thought terrible, intersting. I always looked forward to his class. Work hard, he'll help your grade.

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The class totally sucks while you are there and hes a hard grader but all you have to do is read the book. You will learn so much from him

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When I had him I thought he was impossiable. He is the hardest grader I ever had. He is funny and does keep you attention. But a super hard grader.

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Mr. Corcoran is so cool! he isnt like most teachers...he jokes around like we are adults and that is a nice change since most teachers treat us like little kids

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haha, gotta love him. definately a brilliant man

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great teacher to have 9th period (for sparknotes purposes) and a few good laughs at the end of the day. very hard grader, but you learn a lot

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confusing and boring as hell..seriously does he expect us to read 20 pages a day..cmon its high school..we dont read

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hes like the coolest teacher out there! his jokes can be corny sometimes but hes funny. just dont forget your book if you have him for writing lab!

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HES THE BEST TEACHER!hes so funny!his jokes can be corny sometimes but that class is great! its my fav. class! he is a really hard grader though

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extremely brilliant person. His dry sense of humor is great. Good job to all who spelt definitely wrong while saying how much they've learned in eng

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Mr. Corcoran is the funniest teacher out there! He is a very hard grader though...I have never gotten a good grade in his class yet!!!

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class is easy, predictable, she helps in any way she can, do your work and you'll love her

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Mr. Corcoran is very nice and very funny, but it's so hard to get an A in that class.

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One of the best

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he is the funniest teacher ever...woot woot!

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Sures, shes a wee bit tough, but how can you not love mrs corcoran?

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very funny

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love him! He knows everything you could possibly want to know about english-so helpful and funny, really hard grader, but he gives you what you deserve mostly..

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he is the hardest teacher ive ever had he is so intelligent ive learned so much from him its hard to get a good grade but for watt you learn its worth it

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Corcoran was a hard teacher but deffinatly taught me well..and i still can't find that pen at staples u know the one that doesn't make mistakes..lolhaha

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hes a great teacher but so hard! hes funny even tho really corny-what other teacher would call christina aguleria ..christina skankulara

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Coolest teacher ever!!! Even though it is very hard to get a good grade in his class, his wit and his ingenuity makes him one of the best teachers.

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Hard. Probably the most knowledgable English teacher that I've ever had. His political views sometimes show in discussion, but it doesn't affect his teaching.

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Definately the best teacher I ever had. Actually knows what he's talking about. Jokes might be corny, but hey, it brings some humor into the boring school day.

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By far the most brilliant man I have ever met. Interesting class. I really grew as an English student.

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mr. corcoran is a very cool teacher but he is difficult. work hard and you shall prosper. and laugh at his jokes although they are pretty funny

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Hard grader, great teacher

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my favorite, but also the toughest teacher i've ever had. :)

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corcoran kicks butt! he may be tough but he's soo funny and cynical it's worth it. anyone who numbers the board 1,23,apple and draws invisible pics is amazing!

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Funny, but really hard to get a good grade... even if you're a hardworking student!

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an amazing teacher

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C is for Corcoran, it's good enough for me?

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