Average 3.25 based on 32 teacher ratings
James Thomas is a Physics teacher at Ridgewood High School located in Ridgewood, New Jersey and part of Ridgewood Village School District. James Thomas' 32 teacher ratings contributes to Ridgewood High School's ranking of 729 in New Jersey. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Ridgewood High School is 3.96 stars.
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He completely understands physics but has literally no idea how to put his thoughts into words and doesnt know how to teach. Sorry bud

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He completely lost it

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he has no clue what he is talking about, "Good, Good, Good, Good, you got it now!" "ok ok ok ok"

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"Mr. Tanner" "I was just--" "NO MR. TANNER!!!!!"

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Are you people ready!?!? Can you people PLEASE get excited!?!??

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He was a nice guy however we literally didn't learn a single thing in class. I still don't know what physics even is. You will be very frustrated the entire year and no matter how much you go in and ask for help, you will not receive any. You'll s

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Despite the fact that he is a little bit hard to follow and his class might be too easy he has good intentions for his students. He wants us to learn about the world around us for the sake of knowledge and he genuinely cares about his students. He

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Please be nice to him. He has a good heart and wants to help you to learn. He is very confusing, but just gets nervous and confused. He knows the material though and really tries. I do admit he should quit pushing his agenda, even if I agree with it.

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mr. thomas is hilarious. even after a year i cannot stop laughing at things he says. really nice but does not teach anything any of the other teachers teach - for the most part, the class is a joke

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a really great teacher and very cognizant of his impact on the earth. more people should be like him.

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Hes got good morals, so I love him for that. But hes a really tough grader when it comes to labs, over half the class always gets "see me"s. Whats with the indian movie?

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very unclear in class, but very helpful after school. funny the first week, now it's getting a little old. i'm going to fail the ap exam, oh well...

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i want to ride my bicycle. i want to ride it now.

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i hated physics, but what a NICE and caring man :)

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got an suv senior year = glares and detention. I GO TO AN ENGINEERING SCHOOL NOW MR. THOMAS and i struggled in physics cuz of you! coulda taught simple vectors!

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Despite whatever difficulties may arise in his teaching style, Mr. Thomas, is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the greatest teacher I have ever had. I worship him.

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(cont'd) cannot see the connection bw what he passionately speaks about and physics then, i cant help you. also, if you disagree with his viewpoints challenge himand have an interesting discussion

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i think that you all need to realize that in a year or two the only thing about physics that you would remember is f=ma and that's bc he called it fma! for that reason, he tries to give you more pressing information that you will def remember. ps- if you

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Worst man ever. Has a serious mean streak. Makes no sense whatsoever and cannot teach anything. If you want to learn anything about physics, don't take his class

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Whoa! Mr. Thomas is so cool!

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very nice person... unfortunately, he doens't teach physics... i have no idea wat we're doin in class... all i kno is some evironmental things he says

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OH HEY NOW PEOPLE!! Mr. Thomas is the greatest teacher I have ever had. He should teach every class and be the principal. He does get a LITTLE off topic though.

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Just about everything Thomas talks about is interesting. Well, everything except for the material he is supposed to teach.

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Mr Thomas is great. I never had him but my bro did years ago. I enjoy talking to him about the environment and Quantum Mechanics. He really knows his stuff!

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eclectic, but a funny guy...not too much learning tho

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Greenparty Candidate... Thomas in 2004

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he enjoys legnthy left wing political rants that are by no means limited to the realm of science. expect to hear about the inadequacies of our justice system

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Mr. Thomas is also a member of the RHS elite, and as far as I know, the only physics teacher who actually TEACHES. An extremely fun teacher; my whole class loves him. Yeah he lectures about the environment, but we have great class discussions about it.

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Yeah...so...if you want to learn about physics...don't take physics at our high school...however, if you feel the urge to learn a lot of onesided info on environmentalism, you should take his class.

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whoa! i know nothing about physics but i love the man

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Didn't learn physics, learned environmentalism. bad mouth SUVs=A

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