Average 4.31 based on 43 teacher ratings
John Smurthwaite is a retired Languages teacher at Amity Regional High School located in Woodbridge, Connecticut and part of Regional School District 05. John Smurthwaite's 43 teacher ratings contributes to Amity Regional High School's ranking of 225 in Connecticut. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Amity Regional High School is 4.11 stars.
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Dr. S was one of the greatest teachers I have ever had. Whenever I needed help I stayed after and left understanding what I had trouble with before. Amity lost an amazing teacher and man.

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I did not have him as a Latin teacher, but I did have him on various field trips. He is an extremely funny man, very nice, and has fantastic stories. He also doesn't take stuff too seriously, including himself!

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He's awesome, ask him about Gill Helm. He can go from hilarious to extremely strict with the blink of an eye, though.

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He's a great, funny guy, but don't take him seriously if he makes fun of you (he does it to everyone). As a teacher, he is not too good. I learned more from the book more than i learned form him.

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Dr. S rocks! He is super funny, and our class is basically a big family. He will tease you, but that's okay 'cause we all know he is just joking:) If you are on his good side, he is super nice, and really easy! If he suddenly

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Dr. S is a funny teacher, and I dont mean in the humorous way. His strictness is subject to his mood, and you can never really tell what he wants. However, if you force him (which by the way is easy), he will help you and mak

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He doesn't teach his class but he is very funny and a nice guy. I love him!! He just sucks at teaching..It's just that he does it as if he were teaching a college course and it doesnt work at amity...

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I like his humor, but humor and teaching doesnt go well for this teacher, sorry

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Not easy, but TOTALLY WORTH IT

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dr. s is my favorite teacher. ever.

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hes such a cool guy and will make u laugh a lot. his class was so much fun but he sometimes forgets to teach. because of this some of his quizzes and tests can be difficult

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i think everyone says that they "hate dr.s" because theyre lazy and dont do well in his class. dr.s is a great teacher; he really tries to make sure we understand the content too.. out of all my teachers, i respect him most!

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it would be easy if we study, and if he taught more.... but class is fun!

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Dr. S can sometimes be intimidating, but once you get to know him, you will actually like him a lot and realize that he is actually a great teacher! I learned so much from having him as my latin teacher last year. =) =)

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dr s is reallly funny and makes the class really interesting but the class usually gets off topic so you basically need to learn most of the material on your own. latin is easy as long as you put in the time to study

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Dr. Smurthwaite has almost single-handedly changed my high school career for the better. His teaching led me to a perfect score on the national latin exam, and also kept me on track in many of my other classes as well. Thanks

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How can one find a better teacher in the world?!

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He's the man

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excellent latin teacher. he creates interest in his subjubt and is also a very funny person. he will offer you and the extra help you need too

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best teacher ever!!! helpfull and really funny :) study and you'll do well

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DR. S IS THE MAN!!!!!!! he obviously knows what hes talking about, plus has tons of expierence. much, much, much better teacher and person than Narden.

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The good doctor is the man

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the best overall teacher at Amity hands down

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DR.S ROCKS!!!! he is great at teaching latin and he can help you out with your love life too...especially if you crush is in his class!!

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coolest teacher ever, he can actually make latin fun at times. also, ur actually gonna learn something from him

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hes super funny and also really good at teaching latin as well. This is the only class im awake for after getting 2 hours of sleep.

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AWESOME GUY! THE BEST TEACHER EVER! He's the funniest person ever, he knows his stuff.

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DR. SMURFY!!!!w00t w00t is the man! but i think nartino is a easier teacher. Lucky NARTIN PEOPL!e

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What an awesome guy!! He's really strange, but he's really funny too. The class is so easy, but I guess if you don't know Latin coming in, you're screwed.

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If you know Latin before you come to Dr. Smurthwaite's, you'll be fine.

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He means well and is easy to joke around with when it's the right time, but it causes him to run an unclear class.

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Dr. S is the man- If you dont get an A+ in this class- you're simply missing half of your brain

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very cooky sometimes...but nice too

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