Average 4.28 based on 37 teacher ratings
Fred Elfenbein is a Science teacher at Scarsdale Middle School located in Scarsdale, New York and part of Scarsdale Union Free School District. Fred Elfenbein's 37 teacher ratings contributes to Scarsdale Middle School's ranking of 896 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Scarsdale Middle School is 3.93 stars.
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I LOVED having Mr. Elfenbein as a teacher in the 09-10 school year. He was VERY funny, always cracking jokes and telling amusing stories that had nothing to do with science, but if you stepped out of line, he made you step out of the classroom. Everyone loved him, but remembers they didn't learn a lot about SCIENCE in his classroom. I learned lots about Science, and current events, and I'm very sad to see that the 2010-2011 year, last year, was his last year of teaching prior to retirement.

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he is the best teacher in butler!

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awesome teacher, funny jokes, but can be serious

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Mr. Elfenbein is the man he made sure that you knew the concepts and throws in jokes frequently.

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Mr. Elfenbein is an excellent teacher. He teaches the subject well and gives you a full understanding of it. He is funny yet makes you work hard and have fun. He can be strict and sarcastic.

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Cool teacher, lot of jokes, funny (but repetitive) Learn a lot

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Hilarious!! teaches curriculum well, and more random things. Does not give to much homework and makes science fun!!!!

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At first people think he's mean and that he won't let u take notes but he just says that because he lets you use the professional notes

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OMG he is soooo funny he rox! He is really nice if u pay attention and if you dont then he makes funy jokes about u so its amusing 2 the rest of the class!

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he's nice in a freky scary kind of way

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MR ELF RULES!! he is super duper funny!!

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Mr.Elfenbein is an ah-mazing teacher. He hardly gives homework and he can go on and talk about energy and then all of a sudden talk about the most random things like the creation of gum.

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Mr. Elfenbein is really cool. He gives hw like 1 every 2 mounths and never collects it. his tests are so easy you can get a 100 easily. He is also often does not come to school.

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Mr. Elfenbein is a cool teacher. He goes of topic a lot. Never stays for E.H. esiest tests. Not alot of HW does give tests on short notice.

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had him like 6 years ago...but coolest teacher ever...only person that went from talking about physics to say how cool a rat is.

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Mr. E is so cool! Sure he gets off topic, but it's fun However, earplugs can be useful because one time during a test he was talking and I wasnt done so I had to cover my ears!!!!!

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he is easy to get off topic and when u sit in da frount bring an umbrella cuz u will be under the sea wit the fishes he talkes about then changs the topic 2 secz lata

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umm..hez cool i guess..u dont learn anything..he goes way off topic 1 day we went from animals to mcdonaldz a little strange but Awesome!i learned no sci. but lotz of other stuff

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well.......he's OK. He yells a lot. he's always get off topic but.....it's ok. At least we don't get to do a lot of work!!!!!

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OMG! Mr. Elefinbein is the best! You go really off topic, but he always makes sure u get the work done! HES THE BEST! u learn so much stuff off topic tho...

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first i hated him like alot...but now as the years pass hes sorta nice on me he didnt pick on me or anything hes cool n he gives u alot of information off topic

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i learned a lot in his class, but like none of it was relevant. oh well. hes really nice

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the best teacher ever

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My best 6th grade teacher! He tends to go offtopic, but that makes him fun. Ahh, he was funny and gr8

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omg W.E.I.R.D . he talks about the weirdest things.....hes a good science teacher but weird.......see other posts lol

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umm...lets just say he is OK sometimes he can be really mean to sum guys he yelled at me because i tripped on his foot...well he can be really nice

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He has got to be the weirdest man... ever! I don't remmeber ONE WORD of science that we learned last year, but I do know A LOT about that stupid power plant!

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You don't do anything in 6th grade scienc anyway- at least he makes it fun.

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OMG what planet is he from. he is a smart guy and u can learn a lot from him. He wont teach a lot on the topic he's supposed to. He hardly checks your work!

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i had him last yr. i dont think we ever covered science. he shouldve been the ss teacher instead

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class could be really boring when he was teaching but usually it was interesting because he wasnt. we were always so off-topic. he called my friend a wild woman

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No matter how high a bird flies... a hammer can still break a window.

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KEWLEST TEACHER EVER, HE IS GREAT, MY FAVORITE TEACHER EVER!! HE IS SO FUNNY AND SO KEWL!!! Everyone who has him is lucky!!!!!!! Be thankful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Of all my students, you are definitely...one of them

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