great guy smart as a whip came by math honestly through his Dad. Orderly and precise appears a bit stuffed but he's a good man we are glad to know him. A little hard to get to but if you persist he will clarify problem solving with dignity . Order, timing, and balance are important to him.
Swift was Dean of Students when my mom died suddenly & unexpectedly upper year. I asked for a Monday off in my senior spring to be with my West Coast dad visiting for a 3-day weekend (after I already got in to EVERY college I applied to including an Ivy). He said no. Here's a former day stud who later went to Harvard/Dartmouth, prob'ly never was more than 250 miles from home in his life...To this day, 20 years later, still can't figure out why? All that endowment-still can't hire a human heart.
Yes, his test grades can be arbitrary... but he's a nice person, and one of the best teachers I've had. Made everything amazingly clear.
He made me feel better about not being a math genius - one of the less intimidating teachers I had at Exeter
Extremely nice man. Very into the harkness method. explains well. talk to him about new zealand. ask lots of questions. Test grades are often totally arbitrary.
He is the best. So helpful and nice. Get to know him.
THE MAN. He's shy and quiet, and I think that's why everyone thinks he's intimidating. Just be friendly :) He's a tough grader, but he's very clear when you don't understand something
I love Mr. Swift! Awesome math teacher! i actually -learned- in math class, all my other teachers have been boring (mr. swift looks boring/intimidating, but he's the man!)
I don't like Mr. Swift. He's very intimidating, and never tries to get to know his students. I've noticed that whenever someone says hello or bye to him, he'd sit there and stare.
not very bad, but not the best teacher i'v ever had either. dont learn anything
INTIMIDATING, definitely picks favorites. but im rather on his good side and math 230 is really easy.. so... well hes a good at teachign though.
Mr. Swift is my favorite teacher I've ever had at Exeter in my two years. He is hilarious and smart, kind and respectful. I wasn't intimidated at all! The best advice is get to know him! Talk about the Red Sox, or crew as a good conversation starter. Who could go wrong with the Sox! GO SOX! He's a great guy!
great teacher.. a bit intimidating at first but if you get over that he's a very kind and awsome guy. very helpful, and is always there to help after class
Very smart teacher and awesome guy....tests are kinda tricky, so be sure to study everything and put lots of formulas on your notecard.
Mr. Swift is one of the best people you'll ever meet. Get to know him, and you'll see how great a man he is.
Mr. Swift was awesome. Understanding, and hilarious guy. Besides, he's a huge RedSox fan. That's extra points right there.
"Boys, Life is a series of straight lines, connected by turns"- Mr. Swift, and possibly the best advice I've ever been given.
MY God what are you kids thinking? Mr. Swift was awesome! I sucked in his class, but it was so ridiculously fun. He's just a funny guy. One love yo!
Great teacher. Although he might intimidate some, he is a man of integrity that is the epitome of a intelligent prep school teacher.
Horrible teacher. He is condescending to students who don't understand material (not me, but I saw it often) and he is uninteresting and plodding. YUCK!
you guys are horrible. i didnt do well in his class because he is a tough grader, but he was a kind and effective teacher.he was great!