Definitely a teacher that will help you out. He lets you do rewrites regardless of your grades and I felt like that improved my writing a lot. Also, he gives a whole lot of extra credit (don't expect that in any class in the future). Some of the comments below say that he grades hard, but now that I have Ms. Rousch for Core, he seems to grade easy (maybe b/c of the rewrites too). A low-stress class where you learn a lot. But he does grade presentations/speaking skills harshly so be prepared.
Even after 2 years since having him, Mr. Merrick is one of my absolute favorite teachers! Not only is he very professional, helpful, and an amazing teacher, he's also really approachable and understanding and seems to care a lot about his students and his job. He makes the class and learning in general way more enjoyable--and you can definitely sense his positive + enthusiastic energy. He only teaches one class each year though, so be grateful if you get him!!!
The BEST teacher I had in all my life. Have him in my freshman year and he rocks. If all the teachers were like him I bet Tino would be the number 1 school in California, at the least. Knows what he's doing.
Great teacher!!! You have to be good at writing to get an A but he is such a great teacher and is totally fair in his grading. Best English teacher I had at Tino.
Chill teacher,even though most of the teachers I had at Tino judged me he was okay.
I love Mr. Merrick! One of my favorite teachers in my entire high school career. Well, in my junior year anyways. He's extremely fair and helpful. VERY professional, and I love that.
One of my favorite teachers in all my years of schooling! He was extremely helpful, and there was never a dull class I had with him. I also learned a lot with him as my teacher, and enjoyed my time with him greatly.
He is a really nice gentleman and I'm so glad I had him for at least one year. He grades sort of hard in writing but is really fair. He talks a lot during class because he wants to make sure his students know exactly what they are supposed to do.
Favorite teacher at Tino!! His class is hard, but 100% fair. He's always open to helping out and talking with his students.. you'll actually learn too.
prolly my favorite teacher at tino. he gives constructive criticism and he's extremely laid back. i actually ENJOYED going to his class. i can't emphasize how much i admire him. hope i have him again!
Mr. Merrick rocks! I think the most important component of being a popular (and therefore successful) teacher is knowing how to empathize with your students and talk at their level. He's got it.
One of my favorite teachers. You can tell he cares about his students and is always willing to help you with anything. Very intelligent and knows what he's talking about. Do try and get him for core!!
Best English teacher I ever had. He's very reserved but funny too! If you ever have him as an English teacher, you are lucky!
Knew him growing up, then he was my teacher senior year...wierd...but an awesome teacher and wonderful person. He really cares and works hard to be a good teacher. Take his class
had him last year and going to have him this year...no regrets...
WOW MR. MERRiCK iS BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST TEACHERS i HAVE EVER HAD!! HE'S REALLY COOL AND NiCE AND TEACHES WELL! i HOPE i HAVE HiM AGAiN iN THE FUTURE! :)
Mr. Merrick is one of the best teachers i have had, had him last year as a freshman and this year i am one of his aides... great teacher!
An amazing mind! Had him as a freshman, and now as a senior -- wow, he's improved SOO much. Knows how to educate students.
COOLEST TEACHER IN CHS! HE IS AWESOME AND HELPFUL! FUNNY MAN AND A GOOD TEACHER OVERALL!!!!! BEST TEACHER I HAD IN A LONG TIME!