Average 4.28 based on 86 teacher ratings
Dan Daly is a Science teacher at New Trier Township High School - Winnetka Campus located in Winnetka, Illinois and part of New Trier Twp Hsd 203 School District. Dan Daly's 86 teacher ratings contributes to New Trier Township High School - Winnetka Campus' ranking of 311 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at New Trier Township High School - Winnetka Campus is 4.17 stars.
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Mr. Daly is a good an knowledgeable teacher. A lot of concepts and vocabulary will be taught at a very fast pace. Majority of tests are multiple choice (except Pig Practical) , but the questions are complex so you will have to study outside of class. Textbook readings WITH NOTES are required and count for about 50 points per quarter. Dives right into labs and new material on the second day of the year. Optional credit (similar to, but not extra credit) is helpful if you want to raise your grade.

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Interesting guy. his class really made me struggle. had to get a tutor, which really really helped. hope you're in E4 though, bc she is great. gotta say, although he's super tough, he forces you to learn a lot. which is actually pretty cool. just know that the textbook is now your bible and don't expect an A in his class unless your from MM.

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Mr Daly is a great teacher. He makes really great analogies that make understanding concepts a lot easier. Anyone who has him for a teacher is lucky to have someone so knowledgable and funny. His jokes are hilarious! His test can tend to be difficult, but they help you to find the best strategy for you on how to study. Also always make sure to read the textbook because otherwise you are almost guaranteed to do poorly on the next test.

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DD is awesome! Science Olympiad wouldn't be the same without him. 😀 Best teacher👌🏼

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Mr. Daly is the funniest guy. He is such a great teacher and he will help you a lot if you get on his good side. Laugh a lot at his jokes and enjoy his class because he's one of the best new trier bio teachers. Beware the little stains on his pants he doesnt like to wash them.

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I Loved Mr. Daly! If you have him you're very lucky- you'all end up being more knowledgeable on biology than the other level 4 classes. He's the type of guy where If you respect him, he'll respect you. My only advice-take down as detailed notes in class as you can and read the HECK out of the textbook. Some things you'love think are minute details are really important so just be aware and ask questions. Overall great teacher... you'll get tons of entertaining stories throughout the year

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Great teacher. Second semester humbled me and I had to put in the works to achieve an A. He is very clear at explanations, albeit, he can use analogies too often. Contrary to popular belief of my class, I wish he delved in deeper to some material to possibly a quasi-AP level but he really covered a lot of details. Compared to the other level 4 class, this is one of a much higher caliber and standard. I loved talking to him about science in general and diving deeper with him. Great Person too!

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Daly is like a super cool guy but kinda klutzy. Like he'll often forget to tell the class we have homework, that something is on a test, to collect assignments, or just lose his train of thought during a lesson. This can be pretty frustrating, especially regarding tests. Tests aren't really that hard I feel, an A is certainly achievable as long as you study. Same goes for the class as a whole, study, pay attention, DO THE HOMEWORK, and put in moderate effort on labs for an A. Super cool person

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He's a good guy, good teacher. Doesn't address the flaws in the evolution arguments but is very knowledgeable. Seems like he has given up on the next generations and isn't very enthusiastic in class

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Where can I start... Mr. Daly expects a lot from his students, even at the beginning of the year. You should pay extremely close attention in class and review your notes after school to make sure you fully understood the lecture. This was by far my hardest class freshman year. Don't be hesitant to ask any questions you have. Sometimes he posted the study guide for a test a bit late so ask him to do so if you don't see it at least 5 days before the test. Good luck! By the way he's colorblind.

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Mr. Daly was a great teacher! At the beginning I did not like him much because I thought he was extremely difficult- which he was. But he taught me not only an insane amount of important knowledge- but he really taught me how to learn and prepare for the real world. He was also a great guy and was amazing at explaining things. It's great to see someone with so much passion for a topic. If you get him make sure to always pay attention and don't take him for granted and you will do great.

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By far one of the best science teachers I've experienced at New Trier. Mr. Daly is extremely knowledgeable, and tells many stories that make learning the material a lot easier and fun. He is an extremely tough teacher, and expects a lot from his students. At the time, i was furious about this. But looking back on it, he helped me way more than any other teacher. The biggest thing with this class is to make sure you work hard, and you work smart. With a guy like Mr. Daly, youll go far.

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Learn everything you can in Mr. Daly's class. Show up each day ready to learn. If you do, you will leave the school year looking at the world differently and with a lot of useful knowledge. Mr. Daly is passionate about science and his work; he is not out to get you. His class is hard, not going to lie, but you CAN get an A! Do not take your time with Mr. Daly for granted.

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class was pretty fun, tests were very difficult, but he gave really easy points just for the completion of packets and homework. Nice guy, a little weird but in a good way, always made the class laugh. Basically rounded up my grade from a 79.3 to an 80, really good teacher overall.

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I thought he was ok as an adviser. I hear he is a pretty good science teacher though.

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Even though he scares the living hell out of me and can be unapproachable, I've learned more in his class than in all my elementary years of science combined. The man is crazy smart and I know SO much about biology thanks to him. One tip.. DO the optional credit, GO IN AND TALK TO HIM WHE YOURE CONFUSED!!! His level 4 class is not as hard as others make it out to be if you aren't afraid to ask for help and take initiative

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i learned a lot in biology with daly. he explains things well and helped me a lot

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Mr daly is impossible he was my hardest teacher ever he's unapproachable and intimidating he lectures a lot and his personality is very monotone also he talks at you not with you and likes to be in a superior position

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Tests are impossible, not approachable for help

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Mr. Daly is a hard teacher, but he knows a lot about biology. Also, he tells funny stories. His class can be confusing sometimes but he is willing to help students. Do all the optional credit from the beginning of the year, it really helps your grade

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Mr. Daly is one of the hardest teachers u will ever have in ur entire life. If ur in his class, be prepared to fail every test.

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I definitely learned the more in this class than any other before. Mr. Daly is one of the most knowledgeable people I know. The tests are difficult, he does not like to be wrong, and is not always approachable, but he cared a lot about student feedback. If you do well in the class you will ace the bio SAT2. Overall if you put in the work then you will get a good grade.

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He is really smart but his class is REALLY HARD!! Hes a nice guy though.

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If you have Mr. Daly consider yourslef one of the luckiest students on Earth. He is and probably always will be the funniest teachers I know. He has amazing stories both about his life and about past students' and he likes a good prank (but for some odd reason, and don't ask me why, he hates glitter). He made level 4 biology my favorite class and I always looked forward to it. He is easy going and loves what he teaches. He's the man...

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Mr. Daly is not the easiest science teacher, but if you work at it, you'll learn a lot. The man himself is brilliant, and tells great stories. If you have him, don't transfer out! You'll regret it!

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Very good at Water Polo

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He's a genius, I mean really, he's brilliant. Really relatable, very nice guy. Great class!

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he's pretty hard, and the tests are kind of confusing, but if you study it will pay off. , also he offers a ton of "optional credit". he may have weird quirks, but he is passionate about teaching.

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Really funny guy, I had a great experience in his class. He really makes you want to learn.

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Mr. Daly is the hardest freshman biology teacher, but pay attention at the beginning of the year; it makes Chemistry significantly easier. Do all of the extra credit; you'll need it.

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Funny guy although his class is hard.

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he can be sarcastic but he really knows science. he gave me a lot of help, i think you just need to ask for it. explains things very well.

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he really inspired me to do well in science. he makes it fun but difficult. definately have to work hard to enjoy the class but it's worth it

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blah....mean...annoying....shows favoritism...doesnt really help...many others

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Honestly, i hated him. He was rude, very tough, and scared me. He does like to joke with students but sometimes he went too far and feelings were hurt. As a person he was nice-he cared about you and wanted you to do your best. As a teacher i HATED him, i'm glad i'm done with him.

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He's a nice guy, just don't catch his bad. He loves to joke with students. He really makes you think and you learn a lot

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Fantastic teacher. His class was difficult, especially considering that I transfered from level 3 chem pcb to level 4 bio pcb. He wrote my letters of recommendation and I got in everywhere I applied, and he got me addicted to House and Mystery Diagnosis.

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Excellent Teacher, great guy

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really cool guy. Loves House. Encourages his pcb students to take the AP test and they usually get 5's with a little self study.

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good teacher and a good guy

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really good teacher

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very understanding.

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Just a good teacher/guy

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he definately shows favoritism towards students. his class is the most uncomfortable class that i have, which is sad because I love biology and chem and all that. he's not a bad teacher, but he doesn't exactly listen. I hate the favoritism!!!!!!!

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He's very arrogant and always thinks he's right. Even when he has been proven (by students) to be wrong. He is unhelpful and even a bit mean spirited when students come in for help. In class we watch movies which seem to have nothing to do with the topics we're supposed to be watching them for. While this is fun, it's not exactly educational.

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daly is awesome!! he is such a good teacher, and he is histerical and he got me into watching HOUSE which is absolutley amazing

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I cannot believe that anyone gave Daly a rating above 1 in helpfulness. Not only is he extremely unhelpful, but Daly is simply the laziest and uncommitted educator I ever have known. Why is this man a teacher?

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most lazy teacher i know, what other class watches house, mistery diagnosis, one flew over the cookoos nest, outbreak, march of the penguins, and other assorted random movies. Also he "accidently" forgot the feedback from the final on the last day of school, very clever mr. d., very clever.

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yeah, double-d's really knew how to teach a class. all we ever did was watch house but i feel like i learned more in that class than any other class i took that year. he really cares about his subject and it shows.

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Daly rocks! He is the ultimate teacher; we never did busy work in his class, and never really did much work at all, but we learned a LOT. Plus, he has this thing called optional credit, where if you want to turn in review packets you can pad your grade like nobody's business. He does great lectures; you learn a lot and they're never boring. Go PCB!

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i had daly when i was freshman. as a senior i cringe when i see him in the halls.it's actually painful for me to make eye contact. which luckily is made difficult by his hieght.

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Mr daly is an awesome teacher, and his pranks are hilarious--beware. he's a smart guy for sure, and if you study for his tests, you'll do well.

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Horrible coach...if he doesnt like you, you will get no attention.

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Daly Rules, easiest class ever, I fell asleep everday and I got by with an A. Funniest guy ever. The best part of my afternoon was in that class.

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Daly, HARD teacher, AWESOME guy! I got C's in bio freshman year, but i still love Daly even as a senior now. Such a good coach too! So funny!

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Mr. Daly, you made bio fun. I am going to miss you next year.

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Mr. Daly gave impossible tests and had ridiculous standards. I think he screwed over half of our class. I will be glad to be rid of him.

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Funny guy. Nice the majority of the time. But Really, Really, Really hard teacher. I don't think he knows how much harder he is than the other bio teachers!

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He is very smart, he knows basically everything there is to know about Bio. But he picks favorites in the class!!

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made bio interesting and fun, LOVED the random stories and jokes, Thanks mr. daly!!!!

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so funny, you can tell he really enjoys his job. i always hated science, but in his class, it was actually bearable.

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mr daly is the best! kind of hard but very understanding. you will learn a lot if you try

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He thinks he's really cool. But he's not. His jokes sound like they are comming from a seven year old.

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Way Cool! Thanks for everything these past few weeks.

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he is very cool, daly rocks. (there is still no e in daly)

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you are the best bio teacher! thanks.

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I loved this class. The demos were awesome and Mr. Daily was always willing to help me. Thanks.

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great bio teacher, very interesting class. quite an easy teacher.

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he thinks hes hilarious and thinks he knows everything. Very annoying, made bio and un-fun subject

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good teach

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gooooood teacher

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you are awesome, Mr. Daly!! bio became one of my favorite subjects when i hated science before!! you are a great teacher and a really nice guy.

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mr daly you really are great. and thanks for grading the exams the way you did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!im gonna miss you.

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Hey Mr. Daly, one of my favorite teachers.

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The Best Ever! Teach for many years to come!

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Hey! You made me love science! your one of the best teachers I've ever had. Those other kids are soooo dumb they must just be stupid.

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Is very funny...loves to tell jokes...makes bio fun!

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Loves to make jokes!

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Good teacher and a good polo coach like him a lot

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Funny guy.

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