Average 4.34 based on 30 teacher ratings
Dan Rafferty is a Science teacher at Tappan Zee High School located in Orangeburg, New York and part of South Orangetown Central School District. Dan Rafferty's 30 teacher ratings contributes to Tappan Zee High School's ranking of 886 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Tappan Zee High School is 4.25 stars.
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Teaches the lessons well and will answer questions if you have them, but other than that a very lazy teacher, mostly just sits on his phone and doesn't care what is going on in the class at all. (Kids would run around the halls and pour water in each others bags ruining their computers...seriously) and he didn't care. Also when he is in these lazy moods he seems reluctant and sassy when you ask questions. He can be cool and funny sometimes, but unpredictably mean and unprofessional. Pretty cool.

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definitely the smartest and most helpful of the chemistry teachers. practice tests help extremely with upcoming exams. he will not come to you; if you have a question or concern you must come to him. he is a very 'this is your learning time' type of guy. do not expect him to come up to you.

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great man even better teacher

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I had him for forensics, I am not sure if it's just the way the curriculum was set up but it was pointless and a big joke. We just watched movies really.

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HE is the man and he is a great teacher. Great man

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Simply a bad teacher. Heavily favors individual students, hung up on his "glory days" working for Nabisco. Rushes through lessons and often unprofessional at times. Thinks too highly of himself.

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He is so funny and nice!! everyone loves his class even if they dont like the subject. He makes the class so fun and enjoyable! one of my favorite teachers everr!!!!

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the best

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The best. Enough said.

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I guess he's a good teacher..but he insulted my intelligence and scolded me when I began to cry..so..

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never even had him as a teacher

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Maybe chem is just hard, and it's not entirely his fault, but i didnt like his teaching style. I also felt like he picked favorites and tended to be more lenient with members of the swim team.

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awesome chem teacher

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Mr. Rafferty, ur the man and u help us alot ty

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awsome

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I miss his class...he really helped me understand chemistry..You rock rafferty

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Rafferty is the best chem teacher @ tzhs

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raff is the best chem teacher and the best swim coach if you have him don't switch

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rafferty rules..theres nothing else to say

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good swim coach

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RAFFERTY IS GOD OF CHEMISTRY..HES AWSOME

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good teacher and coach of the year

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You cannot have a better teacher than him

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cool guy, cool person, totally great teacher. best chem teacher

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he is such a good teacher

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Excellent teacher, excellent teaching methods.

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Rafferty is the best tecaher and cooles guy in TZ. He is so nice and always tries to hel you. If only every teacher could be like Rafferty.

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