Average 3.49 based on 32 teacher ratings
Jim Lallas is an English teacher at Newton North High School located in Newtonville, Massachusetts and part of Newton School District. Jim Lallas' 32 teacher ratings contributes to Newton North High School's ranking of 370 in Massachusetts. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Newton North High School is 4.1 stars.
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This was the first class where I felt the teacher didn't follow the curriculum but taught me more about life and deeper meaning in books than any english class I have had before. Sometimes he's a hardo but it's always fair. If you try to get to know him he tries to get to know you. Had him my jr. year and had him write a college recommendation letter. He would still come up to me in the hallways during my senior year and catch up. The english dep. is really going to be missing a key player

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I really liked this class. It wasn't traditional, but it was much more chill.

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Learned a ton. He is very unorganized but will change the way you see literature forever.

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I hate James Lallas more than maybe anyone on the planet. Unclear, incredibly biased, arbitrary and horribly slow grading, stupidly strict about unimportant things. Ugly nose.

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Lallas is the kind of teacher that you just have to accept in order to like him. Yeah, his grades were pulled out of thin air and he very clearly had favorites, but all you had to do was be polite and sit back and enjoy the class and not really worry about it. I definitely believe he is one of the smartest people at North, you just have to listen to all his wisdom.

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arbitrary grader, picks favorites who he lets talk the whole class (these r def the ppl who left positive reviews)

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Very inconsistent. He doesn't accept late passes, he won't let you explain questions, and he only accepts the words yes/no to yes/no questions. I could keep ranting, but I have to do the 2-pg paper due tomorrow that he assigned today

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Lallas' class is so easy. if you speak up during discussions, even if you don't really know what you're saying, he'll love you forever.

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Best english class!

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He's a pretty cool guy. Didn't really have to do anything in his class, spoke up during discussions once to make some point, then zone off. Good stories though.

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Built up upon his parents $

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doesn't let us eat on the 4th floor

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Impossible to understand. There seems to be no logical direction to his class, no linear thought in his explanations. Useless classes with boring stories from a know-it-all hypocrite.

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Mr Lallas is a wonderful teacher. I learn more in his class than in any other. His pearls of wisdom, his delightful anecdotes, and his intentional mispronunciation of his students' names makes his class one of a kind.

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I am appalled that such a teacher is allowed to educate my child. It is unacceptable that his grades are pulled out of thin air. Needs to be reevaluated as a teaching professional.

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Lallas is one of a kind, and if you can acept him for what he is, you might learn something. The work can be mundane, but there isn't much of it, so who cares? He's a nice guy

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He should be the Phil Lit teacher. My thinking process grew tremendously bc of him. Great MAn

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The worst hypocrite with the worst memory. Wants you to read his mind but figure out what he's teaching for yourself...impossible and frustrating. Mood swings, HUGE bulbous nose.

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Mr Lallas.Well..i didn't learn the stuff we were supposed to learn but i learned other things that may end up helping me more than the curriculum would have.never gives back papers

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The way he asks questions and doesn't plan much is hard to adapt to, but if you keep an open mind and accept what he has to say; you can learn a lot. I really enjoy the class.

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hard to grade his curriculum because he doesn't really teach, but that's good cuz he doesnt tell you what to think! but we dont get a lot done... ever

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most kids dont like him cause hes hard and rude.. but ive had him two years in a row and its my favorite class

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His moods deffinatly affect the classes. He can not give back a paper, and doesnt have a lesson plan at all.

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His sense of humor is not there at all...he frustrates the students so much and his mood swings interfere with the teaching...def not the best teacher ive had..

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The best teacher I have ever had. Helped me with all aspects, school and life stuff. He tells it like it is, which is the best quality in a person.

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incredible man.brilliant.his class will expand your mind if you let it.inadvertently teaches you about life.great,funny stories of his life. seek 1on1 meetings.

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The most brilliant man I have ever met, but his teaching methods are questionable

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He is an okay teacher.

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cool class

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By far the best teacher I've ever had, and now a good mentor, and freind. You learn not just english in his class, but all about life, and its fun to ponder what his mind has to offer.

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