Average 4.82 based on 101 teacher ratings
Curtis Lewis is a Social Studies teacher at Poway High School located in Poway, California and part of Poway Unified School District. Curtis Lewis' 101 teacher ratings contributes to Poway High School's ranking of 932 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Poway High School is 4.27 stars.
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Mr. Lewis is an amazing teacher but there is a lot of reading for both his classes, which is understandable with them being AP classes.

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I had Lewis for APUSH and APHuG and I loved both classes! Lewis makes everything funny and interesting, and is always ready to give you help or advice if you need it. He really cares about his students and goes out of his way to help us prepare not just for the AP tests but for college and life in general. Plus, I'm pretty sure his letter of rec is what got me a scholarship. Thanks Lewis!!

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Mr. Lewis is honestly the best teacher on campus. His assignments are straight forward. He's a really fun guy as well!

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so cool...yah...LOVE HIM

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I had Mr. Lewis for APUSH. Although it was definitely not an easy class by any means, I had a great time; he found ways to make the class as entertaining as possible. I always enjoyed and looked forward to his class.

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Mr. Lewis is the best. He has a great sense of humor and he makes learning US history fun.

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Mr. Lewis is a fantastic teacher. His class is definitely not easy, but his personality makes it worthwhile. He is very knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to help his students. Very funny and overall a great guy.

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The only reason I Took APUSH is because he is the teacher. He is an awesome guy but you do a lot of busy work in his class. There is rarely any homework and when there is it is either very easy or, if it is hard, then you have more than enough time to get it done. I highly suggest taking his class if you get the chance.

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I had Lewis for APUSH and although the class itself is very difficult, Lewis makes the class easier. He lectures in class everyday and the tests are always difficult but he offers test corrections to boost your score while also retaining information from the questions you missed. He is also very lenient when it comes to grading the semester event. Mr. Lewis is one of the best teachers I've had and APUSH was an enjoyable class that I would recommend to students willing to put in effort.

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Mr. Lewis was awesome he was always there for any of his students before school, at lunch, and after school. His new way of taking tests is easier for people like me that have a hard time taking a test that is multiple choice. Having Mr. Lewis as a teacher has always been interesting and full of laughs, he is one of the best teachers i have had.

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Mr. Lewis runs quite an intimidating class at first, but as the year goes on and you get into the pattern of things, it gets much better and a lot more fun. Take APUSH!!! Not gonna lie, it's a ton of homework, but he's an AMAZING teacher and you'll learn a lot. He runs class very efficiently and is always well organized.

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I also was fortunate to have Mr. Lewis for APUSH and APHUG. He is truly an exceptional teacher and one of the most loved teachers on campus. He is very entertaining during lectures and makes use of fun "focus assignments" that allow you to do independent research. He is also an understanding and approachable teacher. Know that you can always come to Lewis for support! The fact that he drives an hour+ from his home each day to teach at Poway highlights his dedication to and love for his job.

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Mr. Lewis is awesome. His class is informative, challenging, and really, really fun. He always gives cool projects and amazing lectures, including some of the most memorable demonstrations of my high school career. All hail Ralph!

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Greatest teacher at Poway High School. I was extremely fortunate to have him for two years for APUSH and AP Human Geography. Not only an amazing teacher, but an incredible person. Taking a class with him is a great experience that i highly recommend not missing.

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Lewis's material is usually relatively tough but he's always super helpful and will go great lengths to make sure you pass and succeed in his class. One of my favorites.

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As a parent I was very impressed how Mr. Lewis kept us informed throughout the year. My daughter was challenged in his class and enjoyed being in the classroom.

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Lewis is by far the best teacher I've ever had I had him for APUSH and the class was difficult and time consuming but he makes it all worthwhile he gives you a lot of time to do assignments and gives clear instructions as well as tell you exactly what will be on the test.

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Mr. Lewis was very helpful and a great teacher. Although I did not enjoy history that much he made it enjoyable and easy to learn.

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Mr. Lewis is a great teacher. Looking back, I would definitely choose to take his class again.

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Mr. Lewis is a motivating and enthusiastic teacher. He communicates regularly with parents and lets parents know how their student is doing.

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He was very knowledgeable about United States History and prepared us very well for the AP exam. The class was also entertaining and provided opportunities for both individual and group work. If I had to think of one flaw, it would be that there were still many projects after the AP exam that weren't US history related. These were grade boosters for many students, but the workload interfered with the finals and exams for other classes.

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Lewis is an awesome teacher and was able to make APUSH really fun and simple through his use of constant visual aids the things he taught just made sense plus he is a great guy and can cheer you up whether you you are happy or sad you always had a fun time in his class

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Mr. Lewis is a fantastic US history teacher and a lot has to due with his own interest in the subject, as well as his own background. The class was enjoyable and I learned a lot from it. I'm very happy to have had Mr. Lewis as my history teacher because he taught the class so well.

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Really hard, but really fun, exciting, informative, and overall enjoyable class.

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Mr. Lewis is one of the best teachers I have ever had the privilege of learning from. He knows so much about the subject material and the setup of the class is very structured and well paced. If you do the readings he assigns, listen to the lectures,and study he sets you up to be well prepared for the AP Test. His tests are very difficult at times, but I found that that was actually beneficial for me in the end (plus he gives the opportunity to do test corrections!) A challenge, but worth it! :)

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Mr. Lewis is an awesome teacher I have learned a lot from him. He makes learning history easy and amazingly fun he's definetly one of the best teachers I have had. I wish being in his class would not be over because of the fantastic times I had.

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Mr. Lewis is without a doubt one of the best teachers I have ever had. He makes the course entertaining and fun while it is easy to learn from him. I'm grateful that I was able to have him as a teacher.

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Mr. Lewis is what every teacher should strive to be. Not only is his curriculums for both AP Human Geography and AP United States History mentally stimulating and educating, but he genuinely cares for his students. If a student goes to him for academic help or emotional support, he is there to support them in an appropriate student-teacher relationship.

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I love Mr. Lewis! Though APUSH is a hard course, he makes it easy and fun to understand. There is never a dull moment in this class and I look forward to going to it each day. He is overall a super fun and nice teacher, and he still is able to keep the class under control. One of my favorites for sure!

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Mr. Lewis is a fantastic teacher. For one thing, he knows how to give a power point enhanced speech. He makes you listen to what he has to say opposed to reading it off the power point slide. For another, Mr. Lewis will teach you ACTUAL history. He will not just go by the book because it's sometimes wrong and doesn't go into enough detail. I think that Mr. Lewis has a very good heart and does try to actually teach and ACTUALLY knows what he his talking about opposed to many teachers on campus.

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This class is not as structured as APEC however, Mr. Lewis does a thorough job of explaining the material through all of his power points. The focus assignments come in handy when learning the material and especially a good tool to have to study for the AP exam. Overall, this class has been one of my favorites and Mr. Lewis is one of those teachers that you can talk to, he isn't a scary mean teacher. I've learned a lot form him and I am glad I took his class.

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Mr. Lewis is easily one of my favorite teachers. He is very passionate about teaching and does a very good job at it. He wants everyone to do succeed in his class. While there is a significant amount of reading each night, it is worth the hard work because of how fun the class is. He makes the class fun and not like an ordinary history class. I would definitely reccomend taking APUSH to anyone.

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Very rarely have I met a teacher as passionate about his topic, and about pushing and insuring his students do well as C. Lewis. He is easily one of my best and favorite teachers I have ever had. He balances fun and work very well in his class by making class interesting through his lectures and jokes. I recommend this AWESOME class to anyone! He will over prepare you for the standardized tests. Warning: You get out of this class what you put in. Do the work, however, you will get a good grade.

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Mr. Lewis is an amazing teacher. He has a great personality and makes everything including his power points interesting. He definately prepares his students for the AP exam and makes his classes interactive and very fun. Mr. Lewis is one of the best teachers at Poway High School and really makes the curriculum interesting.

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Mr. Lewis has without a doubt been the best teacher I've ever had. I would definitely recommend taking his class (Aphug or Apush) because you will learn so much from them.

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Throughout the year, I felt that I taught well by Mr. Lewis through his lectures and notes. Unfortunately, I felt little help with preparing for the tests, which I found to be quite diffcult. I never seemed to have improved as well as I would have liked making the class discouraging at times since I seemed to not understand the course material and found little assitance.

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Lewis is the teacher theachers need. He knows his stuff even with it being his first year teaching APHUG. He is strict in the sense that if your BSing him he'll call you on it, but he understands that people have five other classes to tend to. Overall he was the teacher that I was most happy to attend class with.

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Wow! What an incredible teacher. Absolutely hands down one of the best teaches I have ever had. He has this on task but laid back attitude and an easy going personality that makes class fun. I actually looked forward to going to his class everyday. I look up to him as a role model. Even though I only spent 1 year as his student, it has made this year the best year of my high school career. I would recommend taking every class he teaches. He is an awe-inspiring teacher. Thank you Mr. Lewis!

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Mr. Lewis is a great teacher who i have learned so much from. He is a great teacher for those students who actually want to learn. If you want to be in a class where you can slack off and get a good grade don't take APUSH. I personally enjoyed every minute of the class and i hope to have Mr. Lewis as a teacher again next year.

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Mr. Lewis is a very helpful and funny teacher who pushed me through the year.

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Mr. Lewis is honestly my favortite teacher that i have had at Poway high. I look forward to having his class everyday just because of how interesting he makes the class. APUSH is hard. Duhhh it's a freakin AP class! But Lewis really is a great guy and he makes APUSH very fun and extemely interesting.

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APUSH with Mr. Lewis this year was to be honest, no cakewalk. The material we learned and the class itself is quite challenging, but then again it is an A.P. class. Mr. Lewis however, I felt taught the class extremely well and I felt he prepared us really well for the A.P. exam. I had fun during the lectures (when I wasn't falling asleep haha) and he was really good with extra credit assignments and all of those extra grade boosters. This was by far, one of the best classes I had at Poway.

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Like others, history was definitely not something I looked forward to before I took APUSH. It's safe to say that I would take it again in a heartbeat, because Mr. Lewis is the best teacher I've ever had. By taking his class, I learned how to manage my time more than anything. It's not easy to get an A and it's not supposed to be - you have to earn it. But he got me so interested in everything, made me WANT to learn, inspiring me in so many ways. Lewis made APUSH my favorite class. I LOVE YOU <3

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What to say about Mr. Lewis? Well, when I first entered his class, History wasn't my favorite subject. Lots of facts, memorization....boring. Mr. Lewis changed that all 'cause with him, you never know what's going to happen, whether it involves a witch-hunt complete with long black wigs or a seance with Ralph, the magic lettuce head. Mr. Lewis is hard, funny, and certifiably insane, but he's one of the best teachers you'll ever have.

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Mr. Lewis is funny, engaging, and a great speaker. His powerpoints really help out with the chapters that we needed to learn for the tests that he gave. He's a great teacher, and if you pay attention to his lectures, read and study before tests, you'll be well prepared to pass his class with a high grade. He throws in jokes every once in a while that are actually really funny, so listening to him is not really anything difficult. He's pretty strict about cheating, but that's normal.

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One of the best teachers I've ever had. For a subject that was very challenging, he made the class very enjoyable. He has a great personality and his class is definitely worth it. I highly recommend taking APUSH with Mr. Lewis

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Mr. Lewis is so much fun as a teacher. He always knows what he's taking about and can answer just about any question regarding US History. I usually struggle with history, but his teaching skills enabled me to learn more than I have ever learned in a history class. Thank you so much for the fun and life you bring to the class!

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The class itself was difficult, but Mr. Lewis made it fun. I learned a lot this year and enjoyed doing it. Lewis is definitely one of my favorite teachers ever!

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Extremely cool and funny, if the students like the teacher, then they are willing to learn and that is definitely the case in mr Lewis's class. He makes history easy, and is knowledgeable about everything and is hilarious at the same time. He also gives student's the opportunity to earn points back through quiz and test corrections which were extremely helpful.

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Although this class was very difficult for me, Mr. Lewis definitely made the class easier and more enjoyable. APUSH was one of my favorite classes and also one of the most valuable.

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Mr. Lewis is truly one of the most amazing teachers I have ever had. His class is not easy, and he is definitely not a push over. He is a very strongly principled man and acts with incredible fairness. While students may want to complain about their grade, they rarely can, because they know that in the end, his class if fair. Truly one of the best teachers I have ever had. Amazingly knowledgeable. Glad to have had him.

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Mr. Lewis is one of the best teachers I have ever had. I am greaful for my opportunity with him and believe he is a fair, knowledgeable, strict, but understanding teacher. He knows how to teach his course.

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In terms of easiness, Mr. Lewis isn't really easy; however, if you just do the work and keep up with the hmework, then you will receive an okay grade. What I like about his class is that if understand the material, then you will get a great grade. Mr. Lewis is a great teacher, he gets to know the people in his class, he makes his class fun, and he does what he can to help people understand. There are so many opportunities to succeed in his class, that you would have to be stupid not to pass it.

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Curtis Lewis is a fine teacher and good communicator. My son has learned a lot in his class. It is not an easy class and not for everyone. If you are looking for a challenging class where you can learn a lot his class is perfect.

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Mr. Lewis was an amazing teacher. He was very good at teaching us APUSH and was helpful. He is one of my favorite teachers. Mr. Lewis is a great teacher for an AP course!

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I absolutely loved being in Mr. Lewis's class! Not only did I learn a lot, I also had a ton of fun. His lectures were great and he is one of the best teachers I've ever had!

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Mr. Lewis is the best teacher I've ever had. It's the only class that students look forward to having. He prepares you very well for the AP Exam and future college courses while having fun. The Semester Event is actually fun to write and prepares us well for college.

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Lewis is the man, his class is a bit tough, but its APUSH so what can you expect... he's hilarious and even with the amount of work that class comes with, its worth taking, lewis is the best teacher at poway along with torretto

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you are awesome but give way to much work for civics!!

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alright, I'm waiting to get SMOKED on my midterm but this class is awesome. Beavers, sheep and lettuce cults, and debates. Worth every stress out

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He's one cool cat. The class is hard, but it's completely worth it.

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Mr. Lewis is the man! He is soo chill and an excellent teacher. He really helps you to understand the material :)

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Awesome class :D

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Its an ap class, youre gunna have to do work. but if you sit there with your eyes open youll learn alot, and really enjoy it.

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Had him a couple years ago. This man is an amazing teacher and an amazing person. He has an incredible way of making stuff coherent and easy to understand. Not the easiest class, but a GREAT teacher!

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I didn't even have Lewis and yet, by hanging out in his class with friends that did, I know that I learned a lot.

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Lewis is amazing i learned so much from the class and it was well worth getting no sleep, and i am not being sarcastic! awesome teaching methods

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Umm i believe he should be a 5.0. I had him two years ago and he is still one of my favorite teacher ever. He teachs his students not only history but about life. I will always respect him.

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awesome teacher! he's the man. i learned alot! he makes everything really interesting. really cool!! my favorite teacher ever

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Awesome Teacher, he helps a lot, and is funny. Oh, and he's death with an eraser

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best guy ever

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the best teacher possibly ever. ever

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APUSH with Lewis is one of the best classes on campus. This class should be required. Its not that hard to get a B tbut to get an A is difficult.

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Lewis is awesome. He's a funny guy and I hated history before I took his class. Now it's one of my favorite subjects. Challenging at times, but I suggest you take it anyways!

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AMAZING teacher. He's hilarious and is brilliant. TAKE THIS CLASS. It's tough and you probably wont get an A (only a few kids do each semester), but it's still worth it.

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Whether you like history or not, Lewis will make you see the light. Accompanied by his humor, he has an uncanny ability to make history engaging, fun and interesting.

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My favorite teacher, my worst grade. hehe...

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Lewis is a great teacherand has good teaching technniques, i learned very well just from his lectures alone and thank god to that. Very funny and helpful if you ask for it.

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Awesome...

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Great teacher! The class is hard at the beginning but as it goes on you get the hang of it and it gets easy and fun!:)

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mr. lewis is one of the best teachers that i have ever had. He wants everyone to succeed.

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One of my favorite teachers ever. He's really inspiring and motivating.

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Mr. Lewis will push you to do your best even when you think you can't offer anymore. I almost dropped APUSH in the beginning, but I'm glad he kept me in.

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Although I only had him for a few short months before his departure, I believe he was one of those "great" teachers that you would look forward to!!!

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Lewis we love you.

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best hist. teacher ive ever had
very humorous and just really awesome
definitely hoping he comes back asap

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This was a great class. Yeah, it was hard, but anyone can do well if they apply the right amount of time and good study habits. Plus, Lewis is the MASTER!

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A great guy - worth getting to know.

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Lewis - you rock :) Civics was awesome this year. :-D

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mr. lewis was the best teacher i ever had. stop being whiny brats. if you got a problem talk to paul mcglocklin.

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Mr. Lewis is the greatest.

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Such a cool teacher! Go eat with him at lunch time!

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Lewis is awesome, go cry about it if its too hard for you.

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nothing is done logically, he takes pride that we waste countless hours on APUSH

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This class is very time consuming. he is not clear about what he wants

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