Speaking as an AP Euro student, Mathias did a great job teaching our class. While certainly difficult, he did a great job going over what I think is too much information to learn in one term. The workload is heavy but he does really give every opportunity for you to earn back points and gain extra credit. The tests are some of the hardest I've ever taken and most kids failed but if you put in the time he offers points back for correctives. Awkward sense of humor.
He has his own style of teaching that totally works for him, his class is hard but he is a great teacher.
At first I didn't like Mr. Mathias because he is super strict, but although he gives a lot of work and the test were hard, I learned a ton in his class because of it.
Mr. Mathias's main goal in teaching is to make sure students learn, not just the material, but how to be active citizens. I was part of his gov/econ class and I learned more in his class than any other class I have ever been in. He presents you information in a fun and relatable way, he gives you every opportunity possible to make up missed points, and the HUGE piles of work he hands out ultimately reward you with knowledge and being excused from the final at the end of the term, if you did them
Coming into his Gov/Econ class I did not know what to expect. I had a sister who went through his class and did not like it what so ever, but once we got into the swing of things it wasn't so bad. He is fair. you can re-write any essay, retake any quiz, and make up just about any points you missed on just about anything. Thank you Mr. Mathias for inspiring me to pursue a career in economics. I have learned more in your class than I have in any other class.
He is a person that will help if you are interested very structured and I wish every teacher was like him
The absolute best teacher I've had at DO. He has a fantastic sense of humor, the only teacher that makes me belly laugh, really belly laugh everyday. He is the definition of intelligent; knows a little about everything and a lot about what he teaches.
He's like a Pop Tart,
he's soft in the middle
But he sure knows how to cure senioritus so watch out!
Mr Mathias has small feet. Thinks he's funny. Don't prove him wrong. He is NEVER wrong. Has small feet. Should be a college professor. Do your study guides. Don't talk in his class. Save all questions until class is over so u don't embarrass yourself
Do your work, take good notes, don't be absent. Make up quizzes if you were absent and prepare for the essay thoroughly. Lots of hard work but if you don't mind reading like me literally the easy class to pass. Great incentives, actually learned.
Mr. Mathias is a good teacher, whose methods are designed to ingrain information in the student's head. Hard work is rewarded, and those willing to take extensive notes are given ample opportunity to use them. He dry sense of humor is also a plus, though it is true that it seems a bit concentrated. If he'd pick on more than 2 or 3 people more often, it would seem a more like a class-wide joke than something to be a bit concerned with. Teenage emotions are easily upended.
I liked Mathias. If you kept up with the work, actually READ the study guides, and did a sufficient amount of studying for essays, you can pass the class. He's not going to just hand you an easy 'A'. He shows that you need to work hard in order succeed. He prepares you for the real world.
Mathias is a one sided teacher! You work hard all year long for nothing. Nearly a 100 study guides for only a 3 point quiz on each a waste of time. Hardest i've worked in any class and have nothing to show for it! Mathias I hate you!
If you like a TON of work and a guy who treats his students like they are trash then you are in the right class.
Wow. Really really hard class a TON of work and not a good learning environment. Go back to teachers school
Mr. Mathais is one of the hardest teachers at Del Oro but i say he is the smartest and most intelligent of them all. I learned a lot about how governments work in his class but i also learned so many
Probably one of, if not the hardest teacher I had at Del Oro, but also one of my favorites. He can be biased, but tried to shine light on both sides of most concepts. Get on his good side early.
great teacher...i learned a lot. tough, but great :) thanks mista mathias!!! :D
A very good teacher, not for slackers however. Beware, for those who sleep in class, he's getting steel toe boots next year. You might want to think twice about sleeping in his class. Take good notes.
Mathias is a communist, haha no he tells it like it is he gives you the right opinion and I do mean right. It was a good class I'm glad i got him as a teacher. Mathias thanks for all of the knowledge
you have to get used to his humor, but he is definitely a fun teacher. work load was a little crammed and you have to beware because he is somewhat biased, but overall, a very good teacher.
BEWARE!! Mr. Mathias is the Hannibal Lecter of Del Oro. He will eat you alive!
He repeats himself A LOT. He said i would learn more in his Gov/Econ class than any other class, but that wasnt true. I learned much more from Mr. Newton. The class was easy
Hes a good guy and great teacher, I didnt like him at first but then he really grew on me, He really helps you with your work. I still hated gov/econ but having him as a teacher made it bearable.
He's a great teacher and i learned alot. conservative though >=[ biased but that happens in the real world. overall great class don't let him scare you. class is easy if you work hard and aren't dumb
Very intimidating, however he knows what he is talking about.He is very intelligent and taught me a different perspective of the way the world works that I really respect. -Marlee
first day i wanted to switch classes but you end up getting used to his unique way of teaching and very odd scene of humor overall a really great teacher, who really try's to prepare you for real life
he has always scared me even though i've never had a class with him but his son, Theo , is really nice and will one day be a great saxophone player.
He may not seem fair right off the bat, but really, it's all up to you. Couldn't be more fair.
Finally nice to have a teacher on campus who is conservative!! He is an awesome teacher if you pay attention to his lectures. He is the reason that I want to minor in economics when I go to college.
mr. mathias is fair, he pretty much puts your grade in your hands and if you slack you wont do well. hes a nice guy, but dont let that fool you. god forbid his reputation is slandered :)
ok bottom line is yea he shows his bias wow what teacher doesnt but hes intelligent enough to tell you to go make your own opinion not use his. good teacher difficult class but str8 forward
Dry sense of humor, but I loved it! I loved the write a bill project! I have never learned so much from a goverment class.
It's a great class as long as you want to be indocrinated with the conservative, republica agenda. I've never had a teacher so blatantly biased.
at first i really didnt like him. i thought that he was mean and that he didnt care and then i relized that he does care and he is just trying to teach us how the world works. so thank you Mr. Mathias
As with many students, I also hate government, and I am not partial to economics, but Mr.Mathias gives you what you need to know and weeds out the BS. He has been incredibly great
He's tough, but the world's tougher. So get used to it! Oh yes, don't whine in his class. You just suffer more. Ha ha ha...he
THe people who gripe about Mathias don't get the fact that he is preparing us for the real world and college.
I think Mr. Mathias really tries to better his students, but I'm sorry, I just hate history sooo much. I might have done better if I took some of his advice,but
He lacks care for the health of his students. Bathroom uses is practically prohibited by threat. Keeping hydrated, we're talking just water, is unheard of.
Great teacher, but hes NOT FAIR! Get ready to let the dumb kids sponge off of your hard work. That aside, he really makes you understand the material. Cool guy
Cool guy, Easy to learn with but NOT FAIR! He does not reward hard work, participation, or intelligence.
It's nice to have such a conservative teacher for a change. He makes fun of people but only if they do/say stupid things. Awesome guy! not as scary as peoplesay
Mr. Mathias is a cool teacher but hard to read you really have to not let his gruff outside bother you and you can't be defensive or stupid in his class.
Mr. mathias is an odd teacher, but he's not hard or mean.
Mr. Mathias has a cool but underserved reputation. He is overrated.