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John Roncone Edit

Based on 38 Ratings
History Teacher at Barrington High School
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Apr 25, 2014 If you are female and/or a minority take the class. Absolutely useless class. Go straight to APUSH much more worthwile.
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Mar 07, 2014 Hes GRREEAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT. Although, If you dont study its over Flag Rating

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Jan 18, 2014 class is very organized and structured. Everything on the tests are things we have covered in class, no surprises lucky for us! He prepares well for the ap exam. The class has a great balance between learning in class and preparing for the actual exam. A very nice and funny teacher! Flag Rating

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Jul 26, 2013 You got it all wrong. His class was fun and he was a good teacher. He didn't pick favorites and if he talked to a student it was usually about their sport or their activity. I did well in his class and on the AP Test. I'm guessing your previous teachers gave you too much help. Who are you? Flag Rating

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Jun 26, 2013 The worst teacher I've ever had. He basically picked favorites the whole time, didn't help me with anything, and made me hate my entire sophomore year. I recommend you switch out of his class and avoid him like the plague like I should have done. No idea how this guy has a rating higher than a 3. Flag Rating

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May 19, 2013 Not the best teacher, picks favorites even though he says he does not, it's obvious.

I got an A both semesters in his class by just reading the book because he's a horrible teacher and none of the stuff he talked about in class were on the test.

I got a 5 on the AP US test but that was studying with friends because RON CON doesn't prepare you for the AP Test.

If you want AP test review, go to Newhalven or Rife.

If you want to learn all the material by yourself (college prep), stay with Ron
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Jun 06, 2012 if you want him to like you, then talk about your race every day and cultural traditions. i mean, his class was a blow-off class and super easy but if you want to be treated fairly switch teachers. Flag Rating

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Apr 06, 2012 If you're looking for chicken scratch on the whiteboard, and even then, only the main ideas, then take his class. Otherwise, don't bother. Flag Rating

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Jun 13, 2011 Yes, he is smart and sometimes we go away from the book, but that's what AP classes are all about. I'm going to an ivy next year. he wrote the letter and his class prepared me. Flag Rating

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Jun 11, 2011 Roncone is a smart man but in class we dont really do anything related to what we are learning. The videos we watch are boring, but when we write essays on them I feel like i actually am doing work. Flag Rating

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Jun 08, 2011 Who are you? I wish I was as smart as you. I did well and he did a good job. You must be the best student I never met because you can't teach yourself the courses he teaches. I liked our class. Flag Rating

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Jun 04, 2011 He definitely picks favorites I did well on the AP test but not because of him. I taught myslf the whole course-class time is wasted watching youtube or hearing his life story. Switch out of his class Flag Rating

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May 09, 2011 He really doesn't pick favorites. You probably didn't talk in class and he didn't connect with anything you do. I did well on the AP test this year and he's the reason. Some of you don't get it. Flag Rating

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Apr 25, 2011 He picks favorites, and I'm not Italian sometimes he's hard to understand, his handwriting's really small, but he tries... Flag Rating

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Apr 25, 2011 Great Teacher, and yeah he picked favorites but I am Italian so it's all good in the hood. Flag Rating

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Apr 21, 2011 It's tough because he makes you do the work, but if you do the reading and listen in class, you'll do well in class and on the AP Test. I got Bs, but I got a 5. He's the reason. Flag Rating

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Apr 14, 2011 Good class. Good guy. Difficult tests, but great discussions. Get him for class if you can. Flag Rating

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Feb 17, 2011 He's great and you'll be thankful you had him when you get to college. Flag Rating

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Feb 08, 2011 great teacher. taught me so much. kinda picks favorites. if you are a different race he will make fun of you but in good taste. Flag Rating

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Jan 21, 2011 He tries to connect with all of his students. I didn't really participate and that left me out of the discussions. I learned the material and I liked the class. He doesn't pick favorites. In my class, Flag Rating

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Jan 19, 2011 he's a funny guy in his own weird way, but he does obviously pick favorites, can sometimes be a little discriminatory, but only for the benefit of the class and not intentionally, overall he's a prett Flag Rating

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Jan 18, 2011 One of the best teachers I ever had at BHS. He wrote my recs and helped me get into law school. He tried to connect with all of us, but some always felt left out. Just participate in the discussions a Flag Rating

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Jan 05, 2011 If you are ready for AP, then he will be great for you. And by the way, he doesn't choose favorites. He always had a kind word, but I got a B. I also got AP credit.
It sounds like some of you got Cs..
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Oct 07, 2010 Picks favorites, and the tests are freaking impossible. But if you pay attention in class, you will do reasonably well on the essays, which brings the test grade up. A lot of reading. Flag Rating

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Sep 14, 2010 roncone choose favorites and does not teach the material. He is way too confident in his "coolness" and jokes. Flag Rating