Average 2.93 based on 36 teacher ratings
Howard Jonap Altman is a Math teacher at Fleming Island High School located in Orange Park, Florida and part of Clay County School District. Howard Jonap Altman's 36 teacher ratings contributes to Fleming Island High School's ranking of 296 in Florida. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Fleming Island High School is 4.17 stars.
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Hes hard to understand. Switch out if you can.

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well, lets just say i know more Star Wars/Lion King movie quotes than proofs, postulates, and theorems.

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He knows alot of stuff, but he doesn't seem to be able to communicate it well to most of his students. I have a friend who says he's helped her understand math more, but I have most people-including myself-saying he's a bad teacher. I won't say whether I think he is a good person, but I think he needs to be either at a college level, where students want to be in the class, or in a higher grade level, because he acts like we're already in college. He also seems to get angry when we ask questions.

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Mr. Altman will move the moon for you only if you seek his help, he's an advanced teacher who know how to succeed in life and just wants to pass those skills down to his pupils. Do the homework, study, and go to his help sessions and you will be fine. Best teacher I've ever had.

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Howard Altman is a jerk. Somehow he hates me. he always blames me for stuff I didn't do. Like a few days ago this girl farts in class a lot of people around were laughing I was laughing and I turned around to see if my friend was laughing but mr altman yelled at me saying I was distracting 6 people even though they were laughing at this chick and he gave me a check mark wich now means I have to stay in his class for 15 minutes after school he will be lucky if he sees me ever again.

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He refuses to explain when a question was asked

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Mr. Altman knows a lot but has terrible social skills and tends to intimidate more socially awkward classmates who don't handle adversity well

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Just study, work hard, and don't cheat. I do well in his class, sometimes it's hard, but overall, I've learned so much and think more in his class than any other.

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Although he is at fault, it's not all his fault. It's this new "Carnegie" system the school has. Doesn't teach us a thing. It's all about depending on one another and helping eachother out instead of working for yourself. On the other hand, the way he teaches and his condescending attitude makes the students think they're stupid. If you don't have your hand raised, he calls on you, and embarases you in front of the class. Don't pick in a student who doesn't have their hand raised??? Like?????

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I wish I could switch out of his class.

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If you don't understand his teachings, he makes you the joke of the class and will make fun of you, which makes is very intimidating, and causes us (his students) to never want to ask questions. If you don't understand the material from the book, he will criticize you, and explain it the EXACT SAME way that the book does. His tests can be very difficult, and he claims that if we practice more, we will get higher scores, but how can we practice something that he doesn't teach us?

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He doesn't teach.

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Always very condescending! If he doesn't like you, you are screwed for the rest of the year. If you don't know anything he will make you the joke of the class and humiliate you. He always acts like he knows everything but often lacks in showing it.

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Really just seemed to care more about showing off how smart he thought he wasand embarrassing the students who didnt understand. I never felt I could ask anything.

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Very smart and made you think in all his classes but he was weird and hard for some students

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He's awesome!!! Gave us "welome cake"!!!

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he wasn't that bad for me. i mean i'm quiet in class and no one really pays attention to me anyway :P but hey i passed his class with a 91!

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worst teacher i've ever had

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Mr. Altman is amazing! Although his class is pretty hard, he teaches you so much. Im positive that his class will help me in the long run, as in being prepared for college and getting in to college.

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mhm. mr. altman can be weird at times; but you got to love the song he taught us today in class(: "x= -b + or - the square root of b squared - 4 (a)(c) all over 2 (a) !

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man this guy is pretty cool. he may not be easy but hes really nice and he explains everything we do. hes xtremley helpfull he evn offers tutoring every tues and thurs. and he really makes us try

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It is very difficult to ask Mr. Altman questions.

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Mr. Altman doesn't understand if we have questions. Typically he will never tell us how to prepare for quizzes, but will give you rework questions for tests.

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very arrogant, but helpful at times. My first and only C of high school, a 79! Thanks a heap, i deserved at least a B.

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Mr. Altman deserves more respect from students, who can't seem to get over the fact that he's a dork. He can sometimes be difficult, but he just wants his students to like math as much as he does.

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He never explains anything and lets his daughter run rampant without any rules or restrictions allowing her to do anything she pleases.

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Mr. Altmanl seems to know what he's talking about but can't explain it worth of crap. Im dropping out of his class cause it is a bit hard. I have never gotten below a B in math and all this sudden my grade went down the drain from his stupid class

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he knows the material but is horrible at relaying it

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I am pretty good in math and this man hindered my learning and i proved him wrong on several occasions. He loved me cause i was the only person in the class who understood the subject but he didn't realize that i hated him. HORRIBLE TEACHER!!!!!!!!!!

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Altman is, overall, a good teacher. He seems to genuinely care about both his students and his subject. His classes may be a bit difficult, which leads to many people not liking him, but he really is a rather nice person.

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I had him for geometry in 9th grade, and I must say that he really is a good teacher. He is very passionate about math, to say the least. Granted hes not the most popular teacher by any stretch of the imagination, but he does his job well.

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Mr. Altman takes his class seriously. His Geometry Hon. class was easy for me. He was not always fair, and it seemed to me that he singled out certain students to punish. He's smart and an OK teacher, but he needs to be more flexible.

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Set in his ways. I had him two years in a row and hated it because he's not a likable guy. He knows things, but teach it in the best way. Admittdly stretchs the lessons and overloads homework to kids busy and keep them from talking.

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he knows geometry but has a tendency to sweat a little too much. great teacher info wise just not that great of kid friendly person

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woaaaaaaah altman is a loser yeah. and he's mean. but i guess you learn the stuff but the class is tttterrrrible

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hes an okay teacher.......once you pass his class......sometimes he is a little mean but i guess its jst to help us.......oh well......oh yea and whts the deal with tie??i mean he cant tie a tie w/o a mirror??i mean whts the deal wit that???

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