Average 4.66 based on 64 teacher ratings
David Hathwell is a retired English teacher at Lowell High School located in San Francisco, California and part of San Francisco resident. David Hathwell's 64 teacher ratings contributes to Lowell High School's ranking of 1,341 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Lowell High School is 3.94 stars.
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MR. HATHWELL IS MY FAVORITE PERSON EVER. I had him fall '08 and I was devastated when I found out he's leaving. He jumps on his desk, screams about suggestive metaphors, and his grading is tough but fair. I'll really miss him.

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He's amazing. Very easy going person and makes fun of his own jokes. I enjoy going to his class and actually willing to do his essays. He is a hard grader but I survived and maintained a "B." You do have to act those plays out in front of the class but overall, you will enjoy it! I LOVE HATHWELL!!

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There's no competition. Not only is he the best English teacher at Lowell, but he is also THE BEST teacher. I guarantee you that you will walk out of class every day feeling smarter than you did when you came in. Sometimes you'll walk out depressed because some of the literature he teaches are just deadening in nature, but, in the end, it's all worthwhile!

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He's a great teacher. Your grades are based on a point system and he's a hard grader. Your have to act in his class which was awkward but really funny.

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He literally screams about what he's reading, whether it's interesting or not. He thinks he's funny, and laughs at his own jokes. I find his mannerisms so irritating that they distract me from learning. Good teacher though.

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i originally did not understand why everyone thought of him as so incredible, but looking back at the semester I've learned a whole lot. I don't love the class, but at the same time he is a nice guy, everyone gets a B provided you do your work, and you learn a whole lot.

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so funny

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I had him for 71H. Mr. Hathwell is an amazing teacher. It's a difficult class, but he makes it really fun! I learned a lot in his class while having so many laughs! He not only teaches the class about books and whatnot, but he also teaches life lessons which can be really inspiring. You can get a B first two grading periods and get a A- for the last grading period and get an A for the semester. I love Mr. Hathwell!!!

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71 H: Such an amazing teacher. I purposely took myself out of 10th grade english Honors because I knew I'd get more out of his class than what I was already in. He makes class FUN and he TEACHES at the same time. He's a hard grader, but he has a reason for everything and can explain himself well. You'll walk away with everything he's taught you, and you'll remember it for life. [hyperbole :D]

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He is a cool teacher, but a hard teacher. You really have to try in his class to get an A. However, you really do learn a lot in his class. I think he's the best English teacher I've had so far. He's definitely shaped me into a person with more knowledge in literature world. Definitely take him for 71H if you can. His lectures are interesting, and you are usually left with vivid memories after class.

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I LOVE HIM! NEVER BORING!

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My favorite teacher. He teaches in a way that makes learning actually interesting. You can never fall asleep in his class!

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I learned THE MOST from him out of all my english classes so far.

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He definitely teaches...that's rare to find in the english department.

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amazing lectures, very challenging teacher. it's incredible how much you learn in his classes, and it is NEVER boring.

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Mr. Hathwell is my teacher for 71H, and I have never been so bombarded by knowledge in my life. It is an utterly amazing class. You tend to learn by osmosis, English skills just enter your head by diffusion it's so amazing. He is an English teaching deity. He does grade hard, however. A B is easy if you do all the work, but you really have to immerse yourself in the class for an A.

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He definitely helps you grasp the most important aspects of writing. He helps you on your mechanics a lot, but also a lot on your style. It's pretty hard to perfect style in his class because he has high, but reasonable, expectations. He helps you think and read critically and prepares your for the AP test.

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mr hathwell is one of the nicest guys ever. his classes are fun and engaging, and he's easy to talk to. say hello to him even when you're not in his class anymore, he loves his students. he likes to do reading out loud of plays and stuff--its a lot of fun.

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Mr. Hathwell is AWESOME!

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hes really cool. you learn A LOT from him, and you improve on your essays, although hes a very hard grader. remembers me after two years. very understanding, and tries to make the assignments less boring

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If you can make it to registration before 9:00, take him. I don't care if you are not allowed to sign up for any of his classes, take him. He will save you.

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This is the most rewarding class you could ever take. Mr. Hathwell is a considerate person who genuinely cares about his students' success. He doesn't give a very heavy workload compared to some other teachers, but he weighs every assignment heavily. Every point counts. Though he doesn't give many A's, if you really put in a lot of effort, you will most likely get an A

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mr. hathwell is the coolest teacher ever!! haha, i never had him, but i came to his class everyday to meet my friend, and he is the most caring teacher there is. he's also really generous and thoughtful. my friends got an A so, it can't be that hard! mr. hathwell is awesome.

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he was an interesting teacher...what a spaz! his english honors class is challenging, but he was a good teacher.

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One of the best teachers ever. HE is fun, caring, nice, and funny. Very interesting class, but he can grade hard at times. But overall Best english teacher ever.

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the best english teacher ever. i had 71H w/ him. he made class interesting, explained things well, used different media to express points (even his ties). his tests weren't hard. essays were okay if you prepared for them and read what you need to read. his grades were very fair but sometimes tough. he gives you lots of opportunities to edit w/ peers, so you have many opinions before his red pen. i definitely recommend him. i wanted him for AP but he only had a 1-2 class (too early!!)

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He's extremely dramatic..sometimes it's sorta fun seeing him hyped up..but sometimes I don't get the symbols of poems that everyone in class do also..therefore, I often feel left out and in my head, I think " Don't pick me. Don't pick me." Esp. for the plays where everyone is so into.

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Mr. Hathwell is less a teacher than an institution at Lowell. Everyone who has had him for a class will attest to the amount of energy he brings to a class. I wouldn't mind taking a class for the sole purpose of studying Mr. Hathwell. He has a brilliant sort of open and humorous nature. Please take him for your own sake. He can bring literature alive. For the first time in my Lowell career i couldn't care less about my grade (b).

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Mr.Hathwell is the greatest english teacher in lowell high school! I might just be a freshmen but I know he's a great teacher! Take his class and have fun everyday!

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mr hathwell is the best english teacher to have for whatever english corse hes taking. his class is never boring and he really cares and gets into what the class is taking about.

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ooh hathwell is so...dramatic! He's kinda too dramatic at times but he's cool and i'm never bored in his classes^^ thats why he has all these smileys after all! he's kinda hard [email protected][email protected]

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OMG he is so energetic n fun n genuinely seems to enjoy teaching class. challenging work, but it really helped improve my essays. very fun, never boring

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MR HATHWELL IS ONE OF THE BEST TEACHERS I HAVE EVER HAD. YOU WILL NEVER EVER BE BORED IN HIS CLASS AND HE MAKES EVERYTHING JUST SO FUN. HE IS VERY ORGANIZED WITH HIS LESSONS, EVERYTHING HAS A PURPOSE. I WISH EVERY TEACHER WAS LIKE HIM.

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hathwell !! oh my gee !! take this teacher !! he's hella fun and you actually learn !!

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Mr. Hathwell is eccentric and odd but truly sublime. He's the best English teacher I've had at Lowell so far, and I learned the more in his class than any other. Unfortunately I had Fuller the next semester and lost everything I had gained in Hathwell...

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Mr. Hatwell is simply the most brilliant, arrogant, exciting, and amazing engliah teacher-ever. hands down the best english teacher at lowell. Hard A, but very fair. Lectures are always clear, interesting, informative, and funny. If his class is open when you get to the area, build your schedule around it.

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hes SO tight. best english teacher i've ever had BY FAR. the only english class ive learned stuff from so far after having mitchell and daffner for 3 semesters combined

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He was the best English teacher I've ever had! Mr. Hathwell definitely pushes his students to their limits. I learned a lot from him. Be careful with the easy assignments (like short story analysis questions) because every point counts!

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mr. hathwell is very nice, funny, and weird. he scared me on the first day of class cause he was weird. he is a hard grader and have pop quizes on the reading. he grades but points only so dont slack off!

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Ok...so i gave him a high easy rating but for me it was (sry Mr. Hatwell) but he can be hard but hes fawesome and totally helpful! HEs OFF THE HIZZY YO! BOUNCE!

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COOLEST ENGLISH TEACHER EVER!!!

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honestly, he wasn't EASY. but then if you try really hard and he likes you and stuff you can manage an A. =D ooh and his jokes are funny and he's really nice too.

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mr. hathwell is hella funny. he like..laughs at anything and everything. really nice, helpful, and i learned stuff. such a free spirit.

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hes so fun to be learning from! hes so dramatic, i love it!!

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Mr. Hathwell is hands-down the kindest, most brilliant, and most helpful English teacher at Lowell. The only downside to his class is that other classes will seem pointless.

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MR. HATHWELL IS SUPER SUPER COOL 8-)

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hardAeasyB, anyway, hilarious, brilliant, and really teaches you to read and write unlike any other I have taken

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TAKE THIS TEACHER....hard A easy B his class is SOOOO fun... he actually cares wut u learn...many jokes to laguh about

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mr hathwell is hella cool!! not easy...you really have to work hard for the a. makes a lot of jokes. you get a little homework everynight. ESSAYS WORTH A LOT!!!

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Good teacher, but I just don't get the symbols in the story no matter how he explains it, I feel left out, so I don't get to enjoy any of his jokes

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mr hathwell was my very first english teacher. i really enjoyed his class. he really has passion for english.

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Mr. Hathwell is THE coolest, smartest and hilarious teacher ever. He's not easy, but i've learned loads about english and life. How could anyone not like him?

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A very cool and underrated teacher. He reads story interestingly for you and he is good at making u think. not a gpa booster teacher but definetely first pick

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NOT EASY A. pretty easy B. its fun. its like half drama half english.

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His class is very fun,we perform, read, and essays. .He makes the lecture really interesting and fun,but if u good at english and want fun,u should choose him

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my favorite teacher so far. explains things so well and understandable. u can learns things and u get ti perform. hes tight!

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Mr Hathwell is so cool. My favorite teacher.

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Loved him...one of the best experienced of my junior year at Lowell. People, enjoy highschool while you can!!!!

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mr hathwell is funny and also a great teacher. he`ll explain all the assignments and take you step by step through them.

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My favorite teacher at Lowell. He's very animated and passionate about teaching, but also challenging. One of the few rewarding classes I've taken at Lowell.

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Mr. Hathwell is my favorite teacher in Lowell. He's amazing as a person as well as a wonderful teacher.

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real cool n nice

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