Average 4.78 based on 18 teacher ratings
James Porta is a Science teacher at Brighton High School located in Rochester, New York and part of Brighton Central School District. James Porta's 18 teacher ratings contributes to Brighton High School's ranking of 789 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Brighton High School is 4.23 stars.
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Amazing teacher​ he's legit the coolest person ever.

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Mr. Porta is the best! Even if we are all tired because we didn't get enough sleep he is super energetic and wakes everyone up. You can tell he really loves his job, he is very enthusiastic about everything. He explains things really well, and asks each individual student if they understand. His grading is awesome too- you can retake tests as many times as you need to, though I haven't had to once this year so far because he's made everything so easy to understand. I look forward to his class.

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He makes chemistry fun. He will always help you when you need it and has the best grading system of all teachers. He is full of energy and wakes you up in the morning. Consider yourself lucky if you have Mr. Porta

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Easy A and one of the best teachers ever. He made me excited to come to chem everyday.

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Mr. Porta is an excellent teacher. I am lucky to have had him twice in a row. Last year, he made Regents Chemistry extremely easy to understand, and his energy always got me excited to learn more. This year, he is my AP Chemistry teacher. Unlike last year, he is still informative and fun, but I would recommend reading the textbook more often. Luckily, whenever I am stuck on something, he is always there to help me and the others out. Highly recommended!

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He is very nice, makes class hilarious, lots of fun demos, encouraging, cares about his students, pretty handwriting, and snazzy clothes. Chemistry would be extremely boring without him!

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a great teacher! the coursework is a lot but you can get an A if you apply yourself. he's always willing to help you review and study and hes just tons of fun

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This is my second year with him (first chem now physics) he is one of my most favorite teachers of all times, he really cares about his students

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Mr. Porta's class is one of the most fun classes I have, but I haven't actually learned much...I have an A because of his grading system, but I didn't do well on the midterm and all my friends who have other teachers acutally know what's going on in class. Mr. Porta is really funny and his class itself is awesome, but I'm not sure how well I'll do on the final and the Regents exam.

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one of the best teachers in BHS. great grading style. always willing to help. he is really funny too! he is a great teacher and knows his stuff! his hand writing is great too!

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best teacher ever!i failed pretty much ever test cause i stink at taking tests so i always had to do the forms b's.he was amazing one on one especially!i learned so muchi.hope i get him for physics!!!

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i wouldn't have learned chemistry if i had had another teacher! he taught me so much! hes awesome!

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Mr. Porta is wicked snazzy, his reviews before major tests were really helpful. One of the best teachers in the school.

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I really liked him, and I really got interested in Chemistry. If I had another teacher I might not have felt the same way. Fantastic for receiving help, too.

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Mr Porta is a great guy! He is a funny and nice teacher! Although on the downside he oversimplifies the material and is too easy and maybe does not prepare you. As much as he should for the state exam

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He's a really nice guy, and he is very helpful in understanding hard concepts. His grading system isn't always my favorite, but it's okay. Get used to that girly handwriting too!

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