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Daniel Guralnick

English Teacher at Beacon High School
3.7 out of 5
3.7 Overall Rating
Based on 20 Ratings

10/17/14 - get out while you can... Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 1.0
Textbook Use 1.0
Exam Difficulty 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

10/09/14 - He is a good teacher Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 2.0
Exam Difficulty 1.0
5.0 Overall Rating

07/15/14 - Very passionate young man. He can be intimidating, but once you get to know him, you will find that he is very sweet. He wants his students to succeed, and is even willing to put in extra time to tutor them. Only those who slack off dislike him. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 3.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 3.0
Exam Difficulty 3.0
4.0 Overall Rating

06/11/14 - Mr. Guralnick is an extremely smart teacher with extensive knowledge and care for literature. Being in his class has made me push myself a lot to succeed. That being said, he can be extremely intimidating and mean. You must work very hard to succeed. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 1.0
Exam Difficulty 4.0
4.3 Overall Rating

01/29/14 - At first, I was really intimidated by Mr. Guralnick because I had heard many things about how he is a really tough teacher. As I got to know him and became acquainted with his class, I really enjoyed it. He is incredibly passionate and knowledgable in the field and is really great at helping his students succeed. I started with a 71 on my first essay and that average has since increased by 10 percentage points and my teacher didn't forget to applaud me on it. He's great and worth the work! Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 5.0
Exam Difficulty 1.0
5.0 Overall Rating

01/02/14 - In the beginning he may seem kind of mean and like he doesn't care but he really does, that's just his way. He knows so much about literature and has a really good outlook on a lot of things. If you talk to him outside of class he's actually very sweet and funny. If you get into his class, you're very lucky so be prepared to learn a lot. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 1.0
Exam Difficulty 4.0
4.7 Overall Rating

12/07/13 - best teacha evaaaa!!!! His class was the best english class I've ever taken and he knew so much about the text! It was never boring either. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 5.0
Exam Difficulty 3.0
5.0 Overall Rating

11/18/13 - He is amazing and very smart. He can be very overbearing sometimes, but that is only because he wants you to succeed. Slackers, people who routinely come to class high, kids who don't care about education, and people really not trying often hate the class because Guralnick expects more from you than average teachers do. He is wonderful, attractive, and insightful. His only downfall is that he doesn't get very personal if you don't initiate conversations after/before class so he can seem distant. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 5.0
Exam Difficulty 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

05/06/12 - He doesn't do any creative assignments in his curriculum, which is really annoying, but he keeps a good amount of control over the class and is a reasonable grader. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 3.0
Knowledge 4.0
3.3 Overall Rating

04/24/12 - Mr. Guralnick is the best English teacher I have ever had. He teaches at an advanced level, yet manages to expertly communicate each lesson to his students. He is personable, but extremely professional. He cares about his students success, and strives to allow us to understand literature to its fullest profundity. Anyone would be lucky to get him as a teacher in the future. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

02/01/12 - People criticize him for being a tough teacher. However, if you put in the work, and keep trying, you will understand what he wants soon. He is so smart and teaches such useful info! I know I will retain this knowledge I obtained from his class in the years to come. I am SO satisfied with his class even though I don't get straight As with him. I am willing to work hard because his class is worth it! I truly enjoy his class and will be sorry when it ends. His grammar lessons help with SAT! Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.7 Overall Rating

01/02/12 - He is a tough teacher and I really hate that he doesn't give grades. I am learning a ton in this class, but it's a lot of work, especially for a junior. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 4.0
4.0 Overall Rating

11/08/11 - I don't know why some people don't like him... He's a great teacher, you just have to be willing to work. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.3 Overall Rating

10/14/11 - When you hand in an essay he does not great it and makes you revise just so that you can see your grade... he then does not grade the revised copy. I find this unnecessary due to the fact that i have Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 2.0
1.3 Overall Rating

09/08/11 - dont listen to other people. this guy is great and funny just dont fool around and be a d bag in his class Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

06/05/11 - You'll learn a lot in his class, although it seems like he'd rather be out running than teaching. You should also agree with what he says, or he'll disparage everything you do. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 4.0
3.5 Overall Rating

03/16/11 - he's the first english teacher I've done all the reading for because you can't get away with not doing the reading in his class. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 4.0
4.5 Overall Rating

02/14/11 - i think that mr. Gurlanick knows a lot about literature but it seems he is not really interested in or talented at teaching. He gives tedious work each night that can be done on the train. I feel grad Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 2.0
1.5 Overall Rating

12/21/10 - 1 pg of reflection everynight (mini essay basically), issues list also, along with 40 pgs of reading, oh and he doesn't count the homework unless you pass the impossible quiz in the beginning of class Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 3.0
3.0 Overall Rating

04/29/07 - Can teach very well but his class is extremely unengaging and boring. He also overreacts to a lot of stuff and doesn't have much of a sense of humour. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 3.0
3.5 Overall Rating