Average 4.62 based on 78 teacher ratings
Jim A. Bigger is a Languages teacher at Mclean High School located in Mclean, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Jim A. Bigger's 78 teacher ratings contributes to Mclean High School's ranking of 313 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Mclean High School is 3.91 stars.
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Mr. Bigger is one of the most excellent, intelligent, and fascinating people I have ever met. Although his teaching methods may be unorthodox, class is enjoyable and something I look forward to. The work load is tough and the class is not easy, however what you learn from him will be something you carry on for years to come. If you like languages, or have even a modicum of interest in Latin, then I suggest you take it! He is amazing.

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I had Mr. Bigger in 1989! He was one of the most influential teachers I had in High School (West Potomac back then!). After 20 years in the classroom as an educator myself, I find I still use some of the phrases and engagement techniques he used. Languages were difficult for me, sciences were easy. Without Mr. Bigger I don't think I would have made it through college Latin. Thank you from a long, long time ago. Cassidy Nolen, Arlington County 2014 Teacher of the Year

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Bigger. Better. Best.

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HE IS FAT AND HE KNOWS THAT
I CAN MAKE A RAP OUT OF HIS FAT
HE KICKS BUCKETS AND SCREAMS
BUT HES THE BEST TEACHER AS-SO-IT-SEEMS
HES SUMMA CU LAUDE THE BEST OF THE BEST
IF YOU DONT TAKE LATIN THEN HE'LL PUNCH YOU IN THE CHEST
WHEN HE ASKS YOU TO FIGHT YOU BETTER SAY YES
OTHERWISE HE WILL MAKE A FOOL OUT OF YOU AND HE'LL TAKE A REST
HE'S A FUTUO G (they wouldn't let me say fu.ck, look it up in your latin dictionaries, if its there. lolz.

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Mr.Bigger is someone who will earn your respect even without you realizing it. He is so special and so unlike other teachers and you just have to be in the class to know it. Only latin students who take learn latin from him will know the joy of being in the class. School wears me out but being in that class makes me forget about how tired I am or how much work I have to do when I get home. I seriously love Mr.Bigger and I don't have enough room here to write how amazing he is.

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What a baller

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I have Mr. Bigger now, and he is hilarious and creepy and kicks buckets and screams at the top of his lungs, but he is an amazing teacher. I had no interest in any type of language before his class, and now I actually pay attention. He's amazing.

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If you have a chance, choose to learn Latin from Mr. Bigger. I was in his class 15 years ago, and I'm thrilled to see that he's still there. If you want to study medicine, law, science, (or anything in the English language) then TAKE THIS CLASS! It has served me very well over the years. He's not a typical teacher, but that's what makes his instruction work. Expect to memorize (good for you, neurologically speaking), score higher on SAT/GRE, and have random Latin mottos come to mind sometimes.

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At first look, you'll only see a fatass rat-looking latin teacher that babbles in a weird way. He will hammer down you with homework and quizzes and embarrass you in front of the class. And some of you might hate him. But in the end, you'll see how much learned from him and start looking upon him. He is simply the best teacher you will have. And plus his class is ridiculously fun. Like seriously..it's hilarious.

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Hi is, without a doubt, one of the best teacher I had during my time in McLean. He's so knowledgeable about everything. It's important that you stay alert in his class and you do your homework and study for quizzes and tests. There are many, many quizzes in his class...it's the only way you'll be able to keep up (in my opinion at least). Though, he can be intimidating and scary at first, I really got to love his classes.

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Mr. Bigger is THE most knowledgeable teacher in the whole school. Very helpful and very funny. He is a weird guy, but you will not find a better teacher than him in the school.

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Very smart, VERY funny; he is the best teacher ever! Every class is entertaining, and he is very quotable!

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Without a doubt best teacher i ever had at McLean, i still go back and visit him. He's one of a kind, hilarious, and so knowledgeable. But don't get behind or your done for. His classes are a ton of work, but he keeps things fun and its really worth the work- the workload i had in his class prepared me for college well, and so did he. I went to Italy with him for the Latin trip and he did all my college rec's! love him. Bigger better best.

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I had Mr. Bigger for two years at Mclean hs, and I have to say that he is one of the most memorable teachers I have ever had. He is very intelligent (Arabic, Greek, and Latin are a few of the languages I remember him speaking) and entirely hilarious. However, even though his classes are entertaining you need to put in an extreme amount of effort to keep up with the coursework. Still he is one of my favorite teachers of all time.

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Mr. Bigger is the most unique teacher that i have ever had

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One of the most knowledgeable, passionate teachers I know. Its amazing. :D AND HE SINGS.AND READS POEMS.

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Mr Bigger is the most memorable teacher I ever had. I will never forget the famous "Quid Facit" lesson, or his insistence that "I was there". Make sure you do everything the instructions tell you to d

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Mr. Bigger is out of his mind. He's completely crazy. If they made a movie about what events from his past made hims this way it would be more disturbing than the shining. That is what I love about th

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He is one of a kind. He is very knowledgeable and amicable. He teaches well and creates the best learning environment. However, he is very strict and eccentric. Words cannot fully describe him, so i s

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Just graduated from college with an engineering degree and realized Mr. Bigger is the best educator I've ever had. He was never easy, but his wealth of knowledge and his personality are unmatched.

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One of the best teachers in McLean. I loved having Latin with him. Your loss if you don't take his class. Smart, funny, and indescribably great as a teacher and a person. Ask for help if you're lost

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He is the only teacher at McLean I actually like.

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difficult. and bizarre.

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Bigger Better Best!!!!

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the BEST latin teacher you will ever have

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This man will give you a philosopher's stone. Just Facit.

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Amazing teacher, but don't get behind.

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The best teacher you will have in high school -- if you pass up taking this class, you're insane!! Bigger better best!

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Salve Magister~ Great Teacher

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We were there! Possibly the best Latin teacher in the history of Latin. Class is hard as hell but If you study youre sure to pass!

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bigger better best! hardest class but learned so much!

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This guy is the coolest person alive. Im not fond of the way he teaches though but it is a very fun class. At first I was totally scared of him but you eventually begin to lossen up.

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Bigger is soooo funny that it makes up for the fact that the class is incredibly hard!!! Haha he always makes funny faces!!!

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His class is SOOO HARD but he is actually the greatest man alive!!

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he scared a kid out of our 6th period class and he scares me but its funny to walk in the middle of his class while hes teaching and pretend to be a student

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Bigger is the best teacher i've ever had! I always leave that class cracking up! You learn so much about Roman history as well as latin and he makes all of it very exciting! Best class ever!

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Mr Bigger is my all time favorite teacher no doubt!!! There is not a single teacher in the world who will make you laugh as much as him!!!

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coolest teacher ever. makes latin fun

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BEST TEACHER EVER!! its alot to learn, but if you study the vocab and memorize the tenses you'll be fine! plus, Mr. Bigger is the funniest teacher EVER!

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Funny guy. Makes learning a language fun and easy.

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i love this man. he is so cool and a really good teacher and you will learn...What do they teach you all downstairs? yes sir. thank you sir. more latin sir.

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Coolest teacher ever. HIs class is challenging but his humor makes up for that. Definitely get into his class

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Hilarious man. A little mean if he doesn't like you. Great sense of humor and weird voice. Memorable to say the least. Great teacher.

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"DONT BOTHER GOD HE'S BUSY!" "what happened?" "i'd cut something off" "this test is worth 3,000 points" bigger is the best. you are lucky to get him.

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this guy comes from South Carolina/Virginia border and will flatly deny the origin of his affected English accent if you ask him about it, but he's one of the absolute best ever!

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In Latin 1, As long as you do your work, pay attention and never lose ANYTHING, you'll do fine. Magister is Hillarious. go on a trip with him to really see his true side. Enjoy!

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THE BEST TEACHER!!!!!! very hard but if you do the work its easy. so funny

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CARPE PUN

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Best Teacher I ever Had If You get This Teacher You Are So Lucky Even Failing Students Love It

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bigger better best. yes sir thank you sir more latin sir. write SHOCKING in the margin. minus 500 points. what a great man

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good grief, that is shocking. I will kick you in the KA NEE while you are dragging your KI NUCKLES in the mud. -750 points...write shocking in the margin.

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Hes the best ever

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AWESOME!!

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Please write shocking in the margin. How could you not like Mr. Bigger--he is iconic. Yes sir, thank you sir, more Latin sir.

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BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!!!

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Scary...

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coolest person alive. hes one teacher i will never forget

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Yes sir, thank you sir, more Latin sir.

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Mr. Bigger is incredible. The funniest teacher I've ever had.

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bigger is an awesome guy, but even though he may be really cool his class is still difficult.

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Bigger, Better, Best. Best class ever.

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Size matters: Bigger is better!

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Easily the coolest, most intelligent, funniest teacher ever. Bigger is awesome and latin is luscious! Only class I'm looking forward to next year

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maybe the funniest, and weirdest person i've ever met. the class isn't that easy though.

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Best. Teacher. Ever.

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He's a good kid, great accent.

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