Great guy. He's super funny, has a very likable personality, and has deep passion and love for math. On a personal level, he's amazing. As a teacher, he really complicates things, though. The only things I understood in Pre-Calc were things that I either already somewhat knew, or things I looked up on YouTube, which were much more clearly explained. He's just super strong at catering to certain types of learning styles, but not so much to some others. At least he tries.
Penski, though dedicated and passionate about his subject, treats AP Calculus as if lives are at stake. He is a teacher who manipulates grading to punish students or prepare them for college with complete disregard to that students need of certain grades to get into a college. He once reported false information of a legal nature involving three students to administrators who upon investigation found the information to be false.
Mr. Penski was so very passionate about mathematics he made you want to learn. I was never a great fan of higher level math but he helped me to excel.
Honestly the best part of my day is in his class, even though it's my worst grade.
Needs to give more realistic amount of stuff. With trimesters it made my life way to difficult, didnt have a chance to have any fun. Still a good teacher. Just WAY to much work to do.
I love Penski. He's so funny and he actually makes math easy... An impossible feat.
i have had him for 3 years and he is by far my favorite teacher. his classes are hard but he always puts a big smile on your face :]
Best teacher I ever had by a long shot. It's been 10 years and I still remember the quadratic equation by heart. He is a fun teacher that makes lessons memorable. Take him if you actually want to lear
Only high school teacher that prepared me for college courses. Thank you!
from the parent of 2 straight A students who had him, AVOID him at all costs. His tests are not reflective of the materials covered, you can't take home tests or quizes to study. Says childish things.
He is the greatest math teacher I ever have. He made pre-calc so easy that I could understand it. And I love We have a Test Song I just love it!
Mr. Penski is the best teacher I've has thus far. I've yet to have a single challenge in school, this has provided me that challenge. Without your teaching I could not do this work, which is more than I can say about other teachers I've ever had. Healso manages to make math interesting. Mark Price
Mr. Penski is the best Math teacher I have ever had. He's a really nice and helpful guy, and doesn't just shove Math down your throat 24/7. He mixes in some randomness, while also doing his job.
Great guy, extremely funny, good teacher, but you have to know him and know what he expects or you won't do well. On the first couple of tests you will probably do horrible the first year you have him, but once you get used to him, the tests seem a little easier.
I LOVE MR PENSKI what else is there to say he is such a great guy&an awesome teacher. I am so lucky to be able to experience a teacher like him.This is my 2nd year with him i have pre calc and i don't think i would survive math any longer if it wasn't 4 his teaching style. So Mr. Penski God+Bless
He is SO FUNNY. He's an awesome man. As a teacher though, I don't know. He tries, he really does, but his teaching style isn't working for me. I don't think anyones highschool experience would be complete without having Mr. Penski atleast once.
had mr. penski for precalc in 96. i'll never forget marching through the halls singing the pythagorean theorem to the tune of the UofM fight song! i love his style :) GREAT teacher
Had Penski for AP Calc and found that he taught only towards the AP test, rather than teaching us the basic concepts. Flaws in his teaching style and in integrated math curriculum.
Posable the best math teacher at the school. He is energenic and actuly makes math kind of fun. He helps students when they need it and listens to them. I am glad that i have him
Best Teacher i've ever had. I would like to have him as a math teacher when i go to college. I don't think there are many teachers that could make such a hard class easy. great guy
I have penski this year and i love him he is so fun he wakes me up 1st thing in the morning i really learn alot and i'm planning on taking his other math classes just to have him
Hands down best math teacher, ever.Math was always a breeze at gchs until precalc, one of few classes that challenges you.If you are dedicated you will do well and success is sweet
Mr.Penski is definitely the BeSt teacher! He teaches the hardest classes and makes them actually fun. Ive learned sooo much from him. He's my favorite teacher ever!
Penski is a great teacher, he honestly puts fourth so much more effort than most teachers, hes always after school helping students...hes a great teacher
awesome guy, love his songs, and his teachings...the class is difficult, but that's what i signed up for
I had Mr. Penski (Dr. Penski now?) for AP Calc 8 years ago. With 2 bachelor's degrees, I can honestly say he's still the greatest teacher I ever had. The best!
I didnt have him that long but he would alway make you leave in a good mood! Great teacher but hard class.
Best math teacher in the history of the world! I never liked math until I took his class. I wish there were thousands more teachers like him!