Average 2.47 based on 13 teacher ratings
Jim Donovan is a Math teacher at Tappan Zee High School located in Orangeburg, New York and part of South Orangetown Central School District. Jim Donovan's 13 teacher ratings contributes to Tappan Zee High School's ranking of 905 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Tappan Zee High School is 4.24 stars.
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My son has him rt now. It has been a very difficult year. My son constintly complains of his sarcasm and indifference. I find his emails very curt. We cant wait for this school year to be over. I find it sad that most of the reviews match my sons feelings

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I had Mr.Donovan two years in a row. His classes are very boring, and I had a hard time paying attention. If you struggle with math, SWITCH OUT OF HAVING HIM!!!! Seriously, ask for Mrs.Starink or Mrs.O'Brien. I would go to his office hours for help, but I felt ridiculed by him for having a hard time grasps some math concepts. He is a nice person, and he did say hi to me in the hallway, but in his classroom it seemed somewhat obvious that being a math teacher was not what he wanted to do.

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Had it been up to me, I'd have recommended terminating his being employed as an educator.

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Worst teach I've ever had. Passed the class with an 80. But just treated me horrible by talking down to me every time

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First off, Mr donavan is a flat out dick! 'Nuff said

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Mr. Donovan, your class bores me. I feel like you teach down to us and I find it annoying when you're in the middle of a lecture and you randomly ask people about sports teams. Knowing about sports does not make you a cool teacher, and I just want to learn Geometry.

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LOVE HIM

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he barely shows up to class and when he does actually "teach" he always gets the answers wrong. have fun learning nothing

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He is the best teacher..???

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He's cool. kinda easy to fall asleep in his class. but thats for every class

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he is cool. i didnt learn anything in his class

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He's very very nice. I had him freshman year, but he still ALWAYS says hello in the hallway. Very cool guy.

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he is great!!! i had him last year and he is soooo nice.

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