Average 4.13 based on 135 teacher ratings
Darren Kessler is a Social Studies teacher at Mark Twain Intermediate School located in Brooklyn, New York. When comparing Darren Kessler's ratings to other teachers in the state of New York, Darren Kessler's ratings are below the average of 4.21 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Mark Twain Intermediate School is 4.2 stars.
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We talk about very intresting topics!!!

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Mr Kessler is the worst teacher ever. He is so annoying talks way to much and over explains things.his class activities are awfully boring and if you ever get him as a teacher I feel bad for you

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He is really nice and smart, but he talks way too much.

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Really, really, REALLY nice guy. Sure, he rambles a lot and his class is not always "interesting", but he's just trying to make sure we're prepared. His tests have a lot of material and are not easy, but most of the time he gives review sheets and the information was covered in class. Homework is decently light and he gives extra credit sometimes (projects, bonus, curve, etc.)

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Mr. Kessler is an interesting teacher. Many students catch up on sleep, while others actually pay attention. Do his homework, it's pretty simple. His exams, on the other hand, can be tough. On top of that, he doesn't give many of them. Gives extra credit that really helps if you talk to him. Outside the classroom, definitely an interesting guy, and I really enjoyed his class.

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He is a pretty cool teacher. He is kind of funny and can juggle! Though many say he is boring, and that his class is like an afternoon nap, I disagree. His class is not boring, but he always lets my class dismiss late to further explain things. P.S.:One time, my friend actually fell asleep in class. No joke. He was snoring. But Mr. Kessler was cool and let him off easy.

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He's great! He gives plenty of details and he even takes the time to create review sheets for his students. He's also quite nice and funny. One of my favorite teachers in the school to be honest.

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Alternative to sleeping pills. We spend one whole class on the HW. Every question is answered at least three times and alot of lectures but tests fairly easy for people with good memories. Just doesnt stop talking., Will increase grade based on alot of participation and will on average give 1-2 tests a quarter. Beware tho, in 4th qu will collect a HW. You will not get much passed the Constitutoin. But a good break, but catches you if read under the desk. Grrrr!!!! Class is not easy A. sorry :/

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He is probably one of the WORST teachers I've ever had so far. He always makes us late for class. Once, we were late for 5 minutes. He also rambles a lot. Sometimes he spends about 20 minutes on the same question and just repeats the information. The only upside is that his tests are fairly easy.

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Hes a really good teacher and very funny too. He always helps if you have a question and will talk to you after class. He knows a lot about history. We watch films during tutoring which is awesome.

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talks too much but all that talking gets into your brain that you remember it. fell asleep a couple of times and he didnt notice but on the bright side i paid attention after my 5 min nap

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He's cool, I guess But he does talk a lot. I still like him. I think that he is very interesting. Do you like bananas?

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He talks a lot and he knows it, but the good thing is that everything is DRILLED into your brain. He's pretty awesome :)

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i love mr kessler!! we had a project that was due today, but my decoration was a little off. and he letted me to redo it again! he is soo nice and he's so funny. you just gotta love him <333

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He's a very nice teacher and reasonable. However, he can be a bit slow with the material. We're behind the other clusters. He likes to repeat himself at least twice. But, I have to say, his classes ar

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He may talk a lot, but he really ends up teaching you lots of stuff in the end, and I really did well in SS with his help that year.

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talks and talks and talks and talks NON STOP.. but in the end , you gottah love him.

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all he does is talk and talk and talk don't learn anything from his class

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Love himmmm[: <3 hes so nice and even though he sometimes lets us out late of social studies its because he teaches so well and so much that you can't get enough !

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Good teacher, but needs to understand that talking too much doesn't help. Thank god theres gum or I'd have fallen asleep every lesson.

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good teacher and very nice.

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really nice..lets the classes out late

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Nice teacher, good person but is verrryyy boring!!

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I had Mr. Kessler in '06. He was really dedicated and wanted us to do well. He answered questions in tutoring practically every day. This doesn't happen in hs, trust me

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always interesting. good video today on slavery.

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hes okay, but he doesnt hav 2 waste the whole classtime on how 2 rite the heading.....

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An excellent teacher. I don't think he says "you know" so much. why would that matter anyway? Really teaches about history in an interesting way

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mr.kessler is a good teacher; easy hw, but talks a lot in class; not to mention he says "you know" 5 times in almost every sentence

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Hes not even my teacher but I met him and hes totally awesome and nice

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he's rely cool. wen he repeats himself, he's just trying 2 make sure evrything is clearer 4 us. gr8 class. luved the deb8

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He's a pretty dedicated teacher. He is very interested in history and wants us to be interested too. The reading is excellent and not too hard. NOBODY is perfect - cut him a break.

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Okay he is not boring.....people just don't have a life and can't read a few pages.....i mean seriously! He is so helpful and totally awesome

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he's very helpful, yes. but also very boring. he gives a lot of homework, and expects us to learn from ONLY that, becuase we really never do anything in class. his tests are very hard.

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Very interesting class and good teacher. He really challenges us to think and not just memorize date. and he has tutoring every day... how can he be less than 5 for helpful?

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He's not boring.he asks really good questions. some students are just too bored with life to answer or pay attention. Their loss I guess. The book is really good and I've learned alot this year

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BORING... he talk to much and babbles a lot... other than that i guess he's OK. but still incredibly boring.i mean you could fall asleep in there. but he's a good teacher. he REALLY explains things =)

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SUCH a nice guy. occasional projects. not too much homework. doing the reading in the textbook helps. HARD tests. very boring. occasional notes, but really never. BORING.

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nice. made SS interesting. but when we'd go over hw, id just fall asleep

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he goes on and on about random things (like instructions to an assignment) and he's really boring. but he's SUCH a nice guy.

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i slept everyday because he was soo boring and my back faces him.. I managed to pass with a 85 though because whenever he calls on me i was still able to answer the question

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The best teacher ever. I don't know why kids are so mean to him.

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i don't know how anyone can say they dislike Mr.Kessler. He is one of the few hard working, understanding teachers in the whole school. The class is only boring if you don't want to learn, and his tests are fair if you actually take the time to go to tutoring, which isn't hard cause he has it EVERY DAY (which just shows how much he really cares) I love him soo much and miss him everytime I walk into another social studies class. And his baby wears pampers!! lol I love him!

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he is the nicest teacher on this dog-on planet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Darren Kessler is Pink Floyd, and he knows why as well as anyone: "I'm deep, but I ramble." Worthwhile, thoughtful friendly teacher. And helped me out big time. -Nathan, who else?

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He is an amazing guy. He's smart and tries to make things fun, but if you want to ignore that, he has tutoring EVERYDAY. He's also nice and talks to you about...anything you want!

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He's a reely nice kool guy. He makes sure u understand everythin.....

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If you look past his brains & extended knowledge, you'll see, he's just like the rest of us - but if you look even further, you'll see he's the only one who has tutoring everyday.

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I luv mr.kessler(so far) I am in the 7th grade now and He is really funny and he makes us laugh.......Keep it up Mr.Kessler!

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pretty boring class...but still cool =D

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He's an alrite teacher. His tests r hard, but he helps u alot.

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He is such a great teacher. You should never judge a book by its cover. He is a great person. You can learn alot from this person - michelle 7a2 id2

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HE LIKES THE SIMPSONS!!! Very thorough teacher, likable. Sometimes does ramble. Never mean.

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Omg, i cant believe u ppl! Some ppl say that he talks to much... BUT HE DOESNT HE JUST SPEAKS ABOUT S.S IF U ACTUALLY LISTEN! HE IS THE BEST TEACHER EVER!

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Excellent and nice teacher. He really knows his subject and presents it in an interesting way. Too many people dont do their work and cant keep up with him - too bad for them. They shouldn't complain about it when its their own fault. Wake up. You are supposed to be gifted and talented- act like it!

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He is sooooooooooooooooo boring. All he does is talk and go off track, and kids are often caught sleep ing in his classroom. I was one of them. He lets us out late and we get locke dout of our classes, and then he says we are late because we want to be.

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Nicest teacher we have this year! He's really funny and easy (if you pay attention),though he talks a lot he just wants to make sure we understand it when he puts it on a test.

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eVeN tHoUgH hE taLkS AlL cLaSs....He Iz A NiCe PeRsOn N tRiEs 2 HeLp uS...

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Hes very smart and hes clear, but his voice is so mononumous and i can just drowse in class. Im in 7a...and boy does he talk a lot...but hes helpful

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Yes, he does talk alot, but it IS about interesting stuff. But I was falling asleep, anyways, lol. But he is REALLY REALLY nice.

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i have him for ss.(7a) hes alrite. people say hes boring but he has just wants us to pass his class.

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he's fair and nice but is so boring!! Everyone falls asleep in his class and he needs to talk less.

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His classes are so boring. Sometimes we go way off subject. For example, once for a whole period, we were talking about twins! He talks way too much! And his homeworks are boring. He makes SS boring!

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this is the most boring teacher in the universe!!!!! i fell asleep in his class five times!!!!! please stop talking!!!

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OMG His classes are so boring. I went to him and I made up all of my homework but he still fails me, he couldnt just give me the 5 extra points to pass me.

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The best teacher within the walls of Mark Twain. Hands down. He is not boring at all like everyone else says, her has some very interesting facts. Bravo Mr. K.

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Kids who fall asleep are bored with life - if you have any spark of intelligence, you have manychances to speak up and be a part of his class.

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kinda boring but u keep on repeating stuff so it gets stuck in my mind so ur tests r kinda easy...ur also nice. =]

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Very boring. but still he tries very hard just to help us.His lessons are boring which makes many kids fall asleep. He should make his lessons more interesting

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this teacher will help any student any day, any time... rater below is wrong on helpfulness

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SooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooBORING!!!!!! But hes kinda nice cause he lets us fool around in tutoring! lol

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u gatta give him props! mr kessler tries soo hard. but hes boring and i couldnt pay attention in his class last year. i got on his nerves a lot lol

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hes the kind of teacher u remember after you leave mark twain. Funny, smart and a good teacher

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YOU MADE ME LIKE SOCIAL STUDIES!

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What a great and nice teacher . he was themost interesting and tried so hard to make sure we all understood the topic.

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I remember in seventh grade, the day after the Bush-Gore election fiasco, we went over the electorial process. I didn't like him at the time, but in retrospect, he was very amusing.

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how could you give a 2 for helpfulness? The guy had tutoring every day of the year (almost)!

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mr.kessler is the only S.S teach that i will remember.he can drift off and be kinda boring, but he tries so hard to do a good job ~good speech 2day

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Mr. Kessler keeps on amazing me day after day. He just gets into a conversation that is so interesting, you can't help but listen. #1

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100 years behind? The person who wrote that should wake up. Good teacher, interesting class

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Hes good, but VERY slow!

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boring + slow! We R 'bout 100 yrs. behind othr classz. but clear, details, + helpful.

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is he related to that smart kid that always wins everything??? evry1 think so

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he's really cool but he talks too much but he's my fav.

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wow his class was easy...buh like everyone sed..he talks too much

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>.< talk to much

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hes a really cool guy, but talks too much and gets real BORING

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He's helpful however slow and boring at all times

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Good teacher. Only boring if U are a boring person.

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ppl dont givim enough props. hes mad boring but hes a good teacher

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hes cool but really boring

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He knows his stuff but is very BORING! :(

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hes the best. besides the fact that he duz get MAD boring..but hes cool

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He's really cool and nice. He might get a little boring but he explains history very well and he's a nice person.

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u r the one & only best SS! interesting lectures. extremely helpful & even after class. never boring.great detailed explanations Learned & remembered all

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I think he is really nice. People might say social studies is confusing, but i actually understand what he tells us. He just talks a lot about the same thing.

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