Average 3.0 based on 144 teacher ratings
Kenneth McCumiskey is a Social Studies teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School located in Brooklyn, New York and part of 13. Kenneth McCumiskey's 144 teacher ratings contributes to Brooklyn Technical High School's ranking of 1,062 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Brooklyn Technical High School is 4.02 stars.
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I had Mccumiskey freshman 1-2 MP, he is one of those teachers who doesn't really do any work, but rather he makes the class run itself. His class is easy, homework is just textbook questions, and his exams are quite easy with only about 2-3 questions that are not based on the textbook. The only thing that is hard are the quizzes he gives every single day, You have to pray to the gods that you get a smart and cooperative group as every person does one question. I got an easy 97 in his class.

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He never teaches. All he does is sit in his chair reading a book or grading assignments. The students do all the work, from grading to making quizzes etc. You always have option to receive tremendous amounts of extra credit, so failing a test of his is kind of impossible. Also, it is easy to cheat off other kids by writing on the tests he gives out and giving it to your friends next class, since it will be the same.

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tbh i rlly like mr.mccumiskey!! he's a great teacher. i read the reviews under, and people are saying that he can't teach, but like?? i don't think they realize it, but mr.mccumiskey teaches students to depend on themselves at a early age, instead of relying too heavily on teachers. and honestly, his class is really easy, so idk how u can get a bad grade?? for his tests, just copy notes from the textbook and u'll da pass.

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This guy is a bad teacher but he doesnt really teach. He just gives you a worksheet to work on in groups everyday. Your class grade also depends on the other 3 people in your group so if you have a bad group you are screwed. But if you had a good group like I did you should get a high grade. Also his class was just really fun

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Hard to rate him with the criterion this website gives because he has never taught. I don't know what went wrong but nothing was ever done in his class by him. He always took points off of me for some odd reason. Others would say his tests were easy, but for some odd reason I would get 80's. When I switched to a teacher I would say is arguably a much better teacher and person(Mr. Fine) who has material I would say is harder, I somehow got 100 on every test including the final. Can he even teach.

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Surprised how he has three stars. He can't be called a "teacher," he didn't teach AT ALL. He had monitors to do whatever a teacher is supposed to do. Hated his class, transferred to APW just so I can get out of his class even though I hate history. He's the worst teacher I ever had. If you want to be a teacher, at least teach your students instead of sitting in your chair and remain silent EVERY SINGLE DAY. If you have him as your teacher, your textbook will be your best friend.

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He sucks at teaching but as long as you do the worksheets, look at the board, and save old homeworks for the test you'll get an easy 85-90.

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He is totally chill and although he favors girls, he's ok

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He keeps me busy in class and I appreciate it. I have trouble memorizing things and his methods may seem lazy but it works.

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McCumiskey is a great teacher. Even though he doesnt teach and is extremely lazy, he sets up a class in such a way that he encourages you to learn by yourself. Unfortunately you have to learn from the textbook. People call him sexist and he outright states he is pro-female, but doesnt discriminate against guys except make an occasional joke and call us white boys. You have a quiz at the end of each class and are encouraged to study. You get away with anything and the atmosphere is very relaxed.

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His class is really easy because he doesn't teach and his tests are open book. I didn't learn much in his class. I literally self taught myself global history. Here is the drill, you do hw and this hw is used for classwork the next day. BUT IT DOESNT HELP. He gives loads of extra credit. Worksheet almost everyday and group quiz at the end of class about the worksheet. You can get a 20 on this quiz because there's only 5 QUESTIONS. I HATED THE WAY HE TEACH.

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HOW IS HE EVEN ALLOWED TO TEACH. He can't teach at all. He is THE WORST TEACHER I EVER HAD!

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He is literally the laziest teacher on the planet. Has a student checking hw. Students giving out quiz's. Never gives lessons, and he always gives crossword puzzles. You will never learn a thing on his class, is sexist prefers girls over guys.

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If you love learning from the textbook, he's the perfect teacher for you. He uses handouts as classwork and never teaches any lessons. His tests are openbook and his homework is easy. His tests are a little tricky.

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What can i say, he does not teach us at all. We just learn from the homework assigned. He loves the ny times and gives a project using it (don't leave it till the last minute). He is nice, prefers girls, gave me a book to shows hes not sexist woohoo

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McCumsikey is probably one of the worst teachers you can have. He doesn't teach at all. He lets you use your homework and "class notes" during class but they don't help. The worst part is how he refers to every female in the class as " his girls."

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I really don't know how to describe him. Other teachers hate him, for sure. He has never provided a single lesson, ever. I'm not joking. He has spent entire periods reading a newspaper, and never, EVER, even looking up to acknowledge the class. The reason everybody does great on the tests is because it's open notes, so we just use the textbook. He probably can teach, he just has never taught us a single thing. Usually he does not even speak for the entire period, just reads while we all chat.

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Even though i was able to do well in his class, Im not really a big fan of his teaching style. He barely interacts with his students and we basically just teach ourselves from the textbooks. The crossword puzzles and daily pop quizzes had me worrying at first, but I got used to it and overall his class isn't that bad. It's pretty easy to do well in his class if you know how to manage your studying on your own.

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I understand that many kids are going to say he's bad cuz he does not PERSONALLY teach you anything. But if you think about it, for a subject like global, the only way u learn is to memorize. He favors competition so you would have to compete with other kids to get good grades. Had lots of fun in his class and honestly, he will help you on the regent and SAT or real life if you do what u need in his class

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For the entire school year, we never had a single lesson in his class. He literally taught absolutely nothing. In some days, he would spend his entire period sitting being the desk and never speaking a word, usually reading a book. We spent the days doing absolutely nothing but reading the textbook, and not even because he wanted us to. We just knew we wouldn't learn anything otherwise, so at the start of the period, we grabbed a textbook and studied. He wouldn't even speak for the entire period

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Worst teacher ever. didn't do anything and didn't teach anything

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i miss his class so badly now. I miss 1st pd global. he was so chill with me, as I didn't do anything. he favors hard working students who earn good grades. get a good impression and he'll be willing to cope you with you. He's very chill. I don't know why people are saying he sucks just cuz he doesn't teach. honestly, if you absorb the material you will get it. i love him... best teacher ever... i miss his class... wish i were a freshmen again...

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Wayyy to easy. But Love him he is really nice and cool

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laid back so-called "teacher". he doesnt teach, he just gives u worksheets to do in class. that said, if u study enough, u can get a good grade on his tests and a good grade on his report card. i got 90s. those long projects at the end of the year are really lame though. u have to analyze a total of 18 articles each term and write a report on each of them (for a total of 36) gl with that.

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He's nice but I didn't learn anything. I kind of wish I learned something in his class. All he does is give worksheets. The team system is stupid, too. It's only when you have competitive people in your team that it becomes a good thing. I have to do all the work sometimes. He's nice but that won't help me. The global project's stupid. I waste so much time into doing it. The thing with him giving people 'jobs' for the class is dumb, too. They feel like they have so much power. Ugh.

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LOL, it would be a good thing if he actually taught us something... but he just sits there throws a worksheet or a crossword puzzle at us and makes us do it.

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He runs a great class, but as a teacher, he does not help you WHATSOEVER. His class is extremely fun, I enjoyed it a lot. But as a teacher, thumbs down. His tests are all based on his classwork

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Mr. M is possibly the best teacher I ever had. He set up this amazing system where the students are competing to LEARN. His tests are fair but his projects are a killer. He gives a LOOOOONG time to do the project but everyone just waits till the last second. He gives two projects per year, both about 18 pages long if you do the bare minimum. 18 pages for about 5 months isn't that much. Overall, he's the best!

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He's obviously just waiting to retire, he's knowledgeable about history if you ask him, but he doesn't actually teach, he just sits there and throws crossword puzzles and worksheets at the students.

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His is a Genius he has set up the class so that he doesnt have to do anything. If i were a techer i would do the same thing. The students learn and the teacher just relaxes.His a chaperon not a teachr

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good guy but does not teach

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He is really a good person but a horrible teacher. He is not a goo teacher but you will pass his class with an 85 if you just do all your work. I failed every test but i passed with a 85. He is good.

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He does not teach, LITERALLY. He just sits and hands out a worksheet for the class to do. You will not learn anything, but his classes are unbelievably easy. Nice man, but watch out for his tests.

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he doesnt do anything at all. he just gives us a worksheet and makes us do it. after that, we take a quiz which we all fail. its okay cuz you can do whatever you want in class, but if u wanna do good on tests and get a good grade, youll have to study... which sucks

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He just sits on his table at the front all day. Most fun class ever. Just copy the classwork from the board, and it's open book tests. Though most of the tests have nothing to do with the notes we took.

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class was a breeze. tests were really easy. he doesn't teach, but if you read the book/study, it not hard at all.

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McCumiskey is GEEE!!!! He's so friggin awesome!!! I LOVE HIM! He loves brown ppl! AND IM BROWN! His class is a breeze

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AWESOME!!!!!! one of the best i ever had

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Mr. McCumiskey is FREKIN AWESOME.

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Choclate cookies taste good

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I dont like his class and he doesnt teach very well.

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he seems a little preverted. He gave a bookbage to one of the girls in my class, and everytime its a girls Birthday he gives her money.

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mr mccumiskey is the best! if you do all the worksheets the test will be really easy because they are all based off of the worksheets and they are open note :D this is definitely my favorite class

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Lol, very nice, try to do good in tests, and be nice to him, lol he's an open biast or watever, not one single lecture the whole year i had him for freshman yr, only group work

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i lovee this teacherr !:D

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THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST THE BEST

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Mr McCumSkeetOnMyFace

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best teacher ever!!!!!!

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I LOVE HIM. mr mccumiskey is the BEST teacher ive ever had. if i ever win an award or something like he tells us, i wont think twice about mentioning his name. he is funny and extrememly nice. =D

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I had fun in his class, but I mostly relaxed and let others do the work and I copied the answers for the classwork. He doesn't teach, and when he does talks, it's as if he's running out of oxygen. His tests are really long and hard and has really small font! Sometimes he gives an open-book test... He's a pretty nice teacher, and he does have favorites. I failed 2 of his tests and I still got a 90. But you don't really learn anything from his class, so for tests, just study the textbook.

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If you have him you totally have to rely on yourself to do the work. The tests are all open book but, it's so hard to get a good grade on them. And, he probably won't know your name throughout the whole school year. His projects sound like a lot of work but, you can hand it in reasonably incomplete and you'd still get a 90 on it.

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he's easy to pass, if you actually try, but he gives us way too much freedom, so we don;t do anything and we don't put in an effort to learn. I know that sounds like our faults, but the teacher does actually have to teach

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hes an alrght teacher, he jus doesnt teach like al the other teachers, he jus lets us do wattever we wan in clas

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He's good at organization where he gives us a homework list for the term and worksheets from our homework, but he never actually teaches the students. Your only reliablility is your textbook. It's not that bad though. Some of the stuff in it is very interesting. However, if you need any help or anything, I doubt he's going to help you.

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Laziest teacher. Literally just sits there and doesn't do anything. Doesn't care when students cheat. He doesn't even check the homework himself, he gives the job to someone else. The easy part is that if you do all your homework, he'll think you're good and give you an average grade, and there is really no work from his class to do except for those long term projects and questions from the textbook. I'm surprised I even passed the global regents.

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Mr. McCumiskey is a nice guy. And he's cool-ish, but COME ON! I already gave him a rating before but i said i'd update it if i felt better (or worse). I am sick and tired of doing the worksheets, i've just stopped reading them in general and just copy whatevers on the board, I just take notes and do the reading and all on my own. And the tests are open book and i still get 70's on them. It's really annoying. Global is one of my favorite subjects and i'm really not enjoying it. this yr.

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He' s a really cool guy an di like him and it seems he likes me too but likeing a teacher isn't enough to critique. I don't like the worksheet stuff too much. I do enjoy the jepordy(sp?. His tests are hard. I had sheets of notes i took on my own just to do well and my grade was still pretty pathetic even with the extra credit points. His term projeect is a bit annoying. Alomost done though... I prefer notes and lecture classes to his style but idk maybe i'll bring it up late ron in the year.

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I HATE how he makes us get into groups and compete against each other to write on the board. i just dont really like his class that much. but his test was kinda funny. he kept repeating questions. i liked that

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He's a teacher that doesn't do lectures and such. He's more of a watcher than a teacher. Beware for term project.. don't procrastinate. He's not exactly my favorite teacher, since he doesn't teach but he gives out nice grades.

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easy class and the worksheets really do help if you actually do them

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he's really cool, i learn, but he doesnt do much teaching. he's funny tho..

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he is the best social studies teacher because he always has a strait face and you cant tell when hes joking or not... but he is a cool, funny and respectable teacher.

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hes funny and almost always keeps on a straight face, but all we do is group work and put up answers on the board...not that i dont like easy grades, its just i feel im not learnin much in class

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true true, good teacher and all but lazy he wants us to do all the work by himself

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has good humor and his language is cool but in the end he's just another bad, lazy teacher.

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pretty cool, lets u take a couple of days to make up homework, quizez are easy, im gettin like 200's in his class, if you are lookin for easy lessons, go here, if u want to pass regents, change clases

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his class was extremely fun, and entertaining if you're looking for strict, serious teaching ... go somewhere else

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good luck on the global regents.. if not.. change ur schedule.. u cant learn anything... he gives worksheets and we have to put up the answers. He sits around and makes TV show games like Jeperdy.

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He doen't teach anyhting!!! People just talk and do crossword puzzles during his class. If you don't read the textbook and study on your own YOU WILL FAIL!!!

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He's a really cool teacher and he definately knows his stuff

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he is lazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy but he knows his stuff. just ask him if something on the blackboard is wrong and he'll tell u rite away if its rite or wrong. smart but lazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy.

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gotta love this class. he is sooo lazy but you can do anything you want! have a fight, he let it go. he's very good at explaining and all that tho

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He's good when you one-on-one, but otherwise he's the laziest teacher i know

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He sucks! Doesn't teach anything! His tests are not easy, but he grades them fairly.

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his class was mad fun caz we alwaiz talked and not like he taught us anythin but the corsswords were mad chyll

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His class is fun. He doesn't "teach" but I learned. I did pretty good on the regents test. I like crosswords. He's easy because he is fun.

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once you guys realise that you will take nothing from highschool academically - you willr ealise that his class is the best. you might not learn much but who cares you're gonna forget it over the summer anyways atleast have fun playing jeapoardy and talking to your group while you goto "class"

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all the work he gives us is fun except i dont really like the quizzes everyday *but i know it really does help me* & i absolutely dont like the jeopardy games. & his tests im not doing any better on. :(

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memorable class last year, wonderful time

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he the best teacher....ive never seen a teacher who teaches a class so good...n grades fairly....i love him....

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He doesn't teach at all. All we do is crossword puzzles, and makes us read nonsense. I remember that one time where there was this sub. I actually learned more from him than from McCumiskey!

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Nice and funny guy was my favorite teacher

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he could try and teach once in a while he has students give the quizzes at the end of class and hands out those crosswords AND he expects us to do a 27 article term project can u believe this guy? man he really needs to learn how to teach and not just make his students do all the work

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he bases his class on hw and handouts and gives tests in the end. thats it

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Never writes on the board. Never gives us lectures on anything we need to know. Everything is handouts.

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k00l teacher even tho he doesn't tach much. I just hate his quizzes that he gives almost daily.

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He doesn't even teaches and you better do his project or he will fail ya.

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all he does is sit around all day. he doesnt even teach. baad teacher >.<

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