Average 2.76 based on 23 teacher ratings
Jerry Ritaccio is a Languages teacher at Sanford H Calhoun High School located in Merrick, New York and part of Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. Jerry Ritaccio's 23 teacher ratings contributes to Sanford H Calhoun High School's ranking of 1,051 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Sanford H Calhoun High School is 4.14 stars.
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He is by far the worst teacher i ever had; he tells us participate and when we get it wrong, he yells at us! He also gives a TON of work to do especially with flashcards, also his tests might be easy, but they are usually given about 1-3 days notice before the test. Also, he never does review, because he says "what we do in class is review" which no offense is just laziness. If you have him also be prepared for period long rants about english and grammer,etc. if you have him i am so sorry for u.

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He is really great at teaching grammar. I almost always understand the grammar point and he does practice with us so that we understand it fully. He is really annoying when learning vocabulary. Otherwise he's terrible. He makes up grades when writing essays, no matter how good or bad my essay was it was always a 92, never a 95, never a 90. My friend never had any grade on writings beside 95 or 96. He actually tells you that he reads it and a grade pops into his head. I really really dislike him.

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He is extremely unfair and unreasonable. He only explains things one way and if you don't understand it, it's too bad for you!!

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The reason I dropped Italian.

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Mr. Ritaccio is the best Italian teacher I've ever had. He's smart and very knowledgeable about the subject. He gets frustrated when people don't do their work because he has to teach things over again and work twice as hard when students won't work at all. If you go to extra help your grades will get better no matter what. He's a really nice guy, too, and if he's not nice to you, you did something wrong or didn't give him a chance.

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I personally hate italian, and tach just made it worst. I am a high 90s student and now in his class i get low 80s and it lowers my whole avg. i am drop his class asap, but i heard that ms psyhcoff is worst.

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Mr. Ritacchio was by far the worst teacher I've ever had. He is unstable, unreasonable, and seems to lack basic human empathy. He is unorganized. Often forgetting whether he taught an entire subject or not, and forgetting worksheets and test papers, but he demands to utmost organization from his students. He holds quarterly notebook examinations, which he will not hesitate to fail you on. He's one of the my least favorite people I've ever encountered. Avoid him.

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He loves to make his students feel bad about themselves. He tells us to participate, but when we do and get something wrong he yells at us and makes a whole speech about it. Get your head out of your culo xoxoxo ur most hated students

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Worst teacher I have EVER had. Make one mistake in class and expect a childish tantrum, yelling, embarrassment, crying, and a phone call home. I can not begin to explain the amount of tears shed in that class by literally everyone. He does not know how to teach Italian, I retained no knowledge from that class. Such a heartless and cruel man, I cannot stand him.

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MR. RITACCIO is a good teacher when he wants to be. He used to hate me but know he likes me because i go to extra-help. Also very easy if u go up to extra-help after school. But sadly in class he's completely different. He yells alot and makes me feel bad about myself unlike his wife

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I had him for Italian long ago. Greatest class I ever took.

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he is a very nice person but is horrible as a teacher. if you don't like oral tests then you're screwed...

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nice teacher to some, does pic favorites, and if you come to class without your hw prepare for the worst. he got my grades from high 80s low 90s to low 80s high 70s.

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he's nice i guess, but he's a horrible italian teacher!!! lasst year i was a high 90s student, now im in the low 80s...

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i love him

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blahhh hes nice but doesnt teach all to well and blames the students when they dont know the material, menwhile its not just one student, its the whole class

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umm i love himm! Yes he prob does have favorites but i guess im one haha..but hes so nice to our class and i think hes an awesome teacher. As for not being able to spell..italian is his first language

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i know you know italian!

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tach is the best!!! i love him!!! my fav teacher ever!

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he is helpful when you ask and very knowledgeable, listen and you will learn. Ascolta e impara.

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Don't ask questions.

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he's nice when he wants to be, and dont ask the wrong questions...

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