Average 3.26 based on 48 teacher ratings
Kerry Hall is a History teacher at New Trier Township High School - Winnetka Campus located in Winnetka, Illinois and part of New Trier Twp Hsd 203 School District. Kerry Hall's 48 teacher ratings contributes to New Trier Township High School - Winnetka Campus' ranking of 310 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at New Trier Township High School - Winnetka Campus is 4.16 stars.
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Mr. Hall is a very nice teacher who is always available for help. If you keep up with the notes in class, the tests are easier than other people on here have said. However, the classroom environment can be awkward at times and while I realize this is a history class in a politically charged time, he should to more to facilitate a non biased class discussion. Everybody has the freedom to express their political opinion but I would steer away from trying to convince students to lean left.

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So I've enjoyed the class, but my grade has just been butchered. He's a really nice guy but puts so much on our tests that he simply hasn't taught, and one would have had to read the textbook at least twice to get all the information, as much of it is never discussed in class. Hall's great about keeping us informed about current events, but usually just uses them to support (and I hate to use this phrase) his liberal agenda. If you're reading this, please remember there are other valid opinions.

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He's a really nice guy who knows a lot and cares about all of his students. He really makes the history comes to life, and also incorporates important current events into class. I am so glad so had the chance to be in his class.

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He's by far the worst teacher I have ever had in my life. He constantly puts students down and ignores them. He thinks that nobody is going to pick up on his subtle racism and sexism, but it's incredibly obvious. He plays favorites, and picks on students he hates. He thinks that he is always right and doesn't consider the opinions of others. He thinks that his course is the only one his students are taking and gives way too much work, and way too many stupid assignments.

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Mr Hall is the worst teacher and adviser I have ever had. I knew of his passive aggressiveness towards me and how he tries to remain blames in all situations from the last year. But he is a nightmare as a teacher. We had a test where three people in the class who had gotten above a B and he refused to admit the test was too hard. Making excuses how it was our fault. He constantly tries to belittle people and make them feel stupid. If you ever see him on your schedule, drop the class asap.

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He is one of the worst teachers and people i have ever met. He is self centered and stubborn and even when another student proves him wrong by using direct quotes from the textbook he still expects her to know that the textbook is wrong. He makes it seem like his family is responsible for most historic events and he is the harshest grader ever. He does stupid accents and never lets you ask questions. DROP HIS CLASS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

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He is an awful person. he is incredibly bias and picks favorites. He is obssesed with his son and how great he is. He won't listen to any opinions that don't agree with him. He seems nice, but he often uses backwards compliments to make you feel bad. One of the worst teachers I ever had. I always tried my hardest and tried to get on his good side but he was still terrible. - a former student.

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Mr. Hall was a fantastic teacher! I loved his class. He is the best social studies teacher that I have ever had. He finds ways to make learning fun and above all he is passionate and enthusiastic about his job! He puts his own unique touch on assignments and tests which is awesome. His only flaw is his participation system, which is a little unfair, but still, he is a great teacher.

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Mr. Hall is an awesome teacher! He is always willing to help students and answers questions clearly. I really like how he goes what is going on around us(Current Issues). Thank you, Mr. Hall! :)

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Its world HISTORY not world TODAY. I felt we focus more on the 'now' instead of the 'then'. I wasn't a fan on how he put something that happened two days ago on our final. If you don't watch the news and read every newspaper around - watch out. But he tried though, and seemed passionate about what he does.

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In the beginning of the year, I hated him but now I love him. I sorta enjoy his class even though he's too harsh on participation grade. but i still love him

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Gives us many homeworks but they are manageable. Makes lots of stuff much easier by making different methods for us to understand the subjects. However, he is very harsh on grading class participation. He needs to understand it's hard for some people to stand up the class.

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Assigns a lot of work, Brings up his political beliefs, doesn't understand that other classes besides his own exist. Not much fun, but he is very helpful and makes time for students.

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Mr. Hall is a great teacher and a great guy. So what if he leans to the left...all teachers should. if you don't agree with his political beliefs, you probably don't have a brain.

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I am a parent. My child took his class and I had to retrain her after Mr. Hall's class. He is a woefully ill-informed ideologue, inappropriately using his position of authority to indoctrinate his students. He should be fired. My daughter rated Mr. Hall.

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he's the worst teacher ever. so politically biased.

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great guy

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He is AWESOME. besides some horrible projects (Middle East Peace Summit) I love his class. He's very political in a good way, that is if you're a liberal

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He was too critical of the current political situation to actually teach HISTORY. He's a nice person, but being a Republican student in his class is irritating. This was last year, and level 4 was easy, but I don't know how it is this year.

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Be thankful he's saving you from the right!

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WAY TOO POLTICAL. LETS HIS EMOTIONS AND THOUGHTS GET IN THE WAY OF TEACHING

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Mr. Hall is an extreme democrat and totally lets that influence how he teaches, we never go over our homework in class because he uses all the time to talk about current events.

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Probably the worst teacher I have had at New Trier. The only way to do well in his class is to become a republican the first day. Don't even try to add democratic remarks, he will just shoot you down and then take off from your participation grade. His class is a breaz if you are on his good side other wise expect to get a B.

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his class was a joke. soooo easy. and he uses his personal politics 2 try 2 influence his students' opinions

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He's really into current events and politics (Iraq) is really nice, and interesting, and has a great class. He has fun projects, although he grades pretty easily. Great teacher!!!

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too easy, too political, and omg his class was a joke! i didn't learn much and i like history so i was disappointed

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Mr. Hall was my favorite teacher! He always explains everything really well, and I learned a lot in his class. He is a very good teacher!

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ok, i know this guys nice and all but honestly, he never is clear on the homework assignments and is the biggest hippy ever, some questions on his tests are on how bush ruins all

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how about a great "before and after" category: john kerry hall! HA HA HA! He's a bit vague, by the way.

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I love having him for world history. He look like John Kerry.

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He was such a cool teacher! THe class was so much fun. My one problem was that he's kind of vague in some of his assignments

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pretty good teacher, likes current events a lot. v. easy grader, but thinks he's funnier than he is.

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went to kenyon college so he must be cool.

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He gave hard tests with endless multiple choice problems, but other than that he was cool. He thought he was so funny but he told the lamest jokes.

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Very cool, environmentally aware, liberal, but easy teacher, cool guy, but its more current events class than history. Fun class tho

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Practices what he teaches. Trust that!

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ULTRA-LIBERAL TEACHER BUT KNOWS HIS STUFF

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VERY STRONG POLITICAL OPINIONS

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he's an awesome teacher! the thing is, his teaching methods aren't the greatest. he asks multiple choice questions with 5 different answers. cool guy though.

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he is very nice!! he was one of my favorite teachers

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He's the teacher you love to hate. He's a good guy.

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fun teacher, very interesting. he teaches pretty well, but he's a bit hard when it comes to participation

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The king of Acronyms. The big boss of acronyms. Lots of 'em. 43 he gave us last year. He also likes militarily blunderous actions in the outside world.

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