Average 3.77 based on 28 teacher ratings
Joseph Sapienza is a History teacher at Brookfield High School located in Brookfield, Connecticut and part of Brookfield . Joseph Sapienza's 28 teacher ratings contributes to Brookfield High School's ranking of 287 in Connecticut. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Brookfield High School is 3.92 stars.
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Mr. Sapienza forces us to take responsibility for our own education, which is great. He answers any questions we have and at times asks us what we know and/or if we have anything to say, which illustrates his desire to include everyone and not just lecture. He prepares us very well for tests, so they are pretty easy if you study. I personally appreciate his sense of humor as well. As far as his organization, though, I've seen better; takes him awhile to enter grades and return assignments.

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Mr. Sapienza has high expectations, but he articulates them to his students well. There's never a doubt as to what he expects. His course is challenging, but so is the content. You are well prepared for the AP exam. He runs his class the same way I have taken many of my college courses, be thankful for this. He is dedicated to his teaching practice. My class was small, only 9 students, and I spoke with him multiple times individually on how to do better. He wants students to succeed.

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Very knowledgeable about history and clearly enjoys the subject. If you like history, you will enjoy him and his class. However, he creates and enforces unreasonable grading policies and is blatantly disrespectful to some students in his class. He is far too worried about maintaining his "strict" reputation.

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Mr. Sapienza challenges you to work- a lot - but he knows his stuff and is able to explain trends and concepts clearly.

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classes taught by him are quite difficult. Requires you to put in extra effort. He means well as a teacher and person and is helpful and knowledgeable when needed. Many students are intimidated by his personality but should not be. Should ask questions and seek help to truly excel

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Despite the reviews about the quality of his teaching, Mr. Sapienza's moral and ethical character was highly deficient. His treatment of women and his lack of ethics and morals were shameful.126

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One of my favorite teachers at BHS. He is one of the more difficult teachers but fair and you actually learned. Highly recommend.
I had him in about 1995-1996

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Although I ended up dropping this class, Mr. Sapienza is NOT a bad teacher. He's strict and he likes things done exactly the way he says, but he has a right to. The class he teaches is undoubtably hard but he is actually very willing to help you if you show him initiative. Either way, if you cannot spend 2 hours taking notes (if not more depending on how fast you can read while still comprehending) then don't take the class; that was my problem.

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Say what you want about Mr. Sapienza, but he was one of the best teachers I've ever had. Yes he was a difficult teacher, but if you worked hard enough you could still make it through his class. Although he is a very strict teacher he wants everyone t

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OMG! I cannot believe this guy is still "teaching" Students drop his class like flys once they find out histeaching capabilities. He should be fired!

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Mr. Sapienza is an interesting guy. He never teaches and lets students teach themselves. He can be scary and funny at times but he prepares you so much for college. I took his AP US History class and got a 5 on the exam. I seriously would have bombed

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Amazing teacher, but only if you do the work - especially the reading assignments. He will not be nice, and he will not coddle you, but you'll be really well off for college. APUSH was great!

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He does not 'teach', per se, he merely 'facilitates', letting the students teach each other new material rather than actually teaching and earning his paycheck, and he denigrates students and fellow teachers alike.

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He makes me very sad. I study more for his class than any other and still dont get a very good grade. The choice to retake things helps though. He definatly has control issues, and I feel bad for his mother in law.

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I don't care how well he prepares you, this guy is just plain mean. I couldn't stand him.

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One of the best teacher. Not the nicest guy, but I find his antics funny. He forces you to learn the information by piling work (and lots of it) and when the AP Exam comes around, you're well prepared.(:

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I was in Mr. Sapienza's 1998-1999 AP European History and 1999-2000 AP US History classes, and I enjoyed both quite a bit. Lots of camraderie, lots of 5s.

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Had the guy in 1982. Couldn't teach his way out of a paper bag. I was smarter than him and I'm not that smart.

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Mr Sapienza scares me.

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hardest class ive ever taken but also the one where i learned the most. dont take it if youre not willing to work very hard for your grade.

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One of the hardest teachers I have ever had, but also taught me the most. His class prepared me for college in a way I never thought possible.

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He's hard, but I learned sooo much

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He's a hard teacher, but I learned SO MUCH

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