Dec 12, 2014 He definitely knows his stuff but I can't stand his class. Everyday is either notes or an in class essay and one day each week you have a reading day. He does not give any personal feedback on essays. I took honors english to become a better writer but feel I haven't improved at all. If you want to work hard and read a bunch of Shakespeare, Aristotle, Plato and Socrates then this class is for you. Flag Rating
Nov 04, 2014 So far Mr.Leal's class is turning out to be my favorite of the year. He is very easy to understand and makes the class fun with his great humor. Although at times it is a bit difficult you should know that if you actually try and listen you will have a guaranteed improvement in your overall skill in English essay writing, you will learn to look deeper text and a greater level. If you get Mr.Leal know that it will not be entirely easy. If u get Leal try hard and you will succeed. Flag Rating
Oct 22, 2014 He's a good teacher, just be prepared to work hard in the class. If you're a slacker because you don't think you need to try to get a good grade, try again. His class can be very interesting Flag Rating
Oct 09, 2014 Really good teacher, he definitely prepares you for the future. However, it is a very difficult class. His 9th grade honors class is a pretty difficult and will shock many of his incoming freshman. You will read many novels that have high vocabulary and are challenging to understand. His exams are not regular tests, but however in class essays. His whole class focuses on writing a perfect essay. You will definitely improve your writing throughout the class, but it will be a struggle at first. Flag Rating
Feb 04, 2014 The smartest teacher I've ever had. If I could have him for every class, I would do it. Leal will change you as a person, and he will make you like english. 99 Flag Rating
Aug 06, 2013 Leal is great. Take his class. Some of my best academic memories were in Kevin Leal's class. He cares about you more than you might think, I think. Flag Rating
Apr 19, 2013
Had Leal in 2008 and again in 2010, he is hands down the best teacher I have encountered.
If you take his class and "don't get it" or "don't get him" be patient..
Always keep in your mind everything he ever taught you.. because maybe not all at once- but over your lifetime- the lessons he taught will help guide you on the path that will help you reach your best potential as a human being.
Feb 06, 2013 He is a hilarious teacher. He teases you, but that's his way of being nice and bringing you into the class. Get on his good side, and he'll grade you well. (Hint: He likes video games and food, especially Gobstoppers) He grades easily in the first place, even if it may seem scary. You'll get tired of pop essays though. He'll teach you to love notes. He is great at what he does, but maybe not teaching. He usually just haves you read or write an essay or do busy work while he reads his own book. Flag Rating
May 03, 2012 Leal should not teach high school. It's a waste of his talents. I have never felt so much respect for a living person despite his narcissism. He knows his stuff! He helped me SOOO much with my essay writing. He is also the funniest teacher I've ever had. His class is the only class I've ever missed. Flag Rating
Jan 25, 2012
Mr. Leal is my favorite teacher of all time. HIs class seems really difficult while you're taking it, but once the grades come in, you realize that he doesn't grade most of the work and just gives you 100. I think that's just because he's too lazy to actually grade it though.
He is hilarious and you will definitely enjoy his class. If you by chance do not enjoy his class, it is because you have no sense of humor, are stupid, or have no reason being alive. Flag Rating
Jun 25, 2011 He teaches on a level way above high school, from lesson plans to the actual literature. If you actually apply what he teaches you will become a great writer. He can be callous and egotistical though. Flag Rating
Jun 15, 2011 BEST english teacher in CCA Flag Rating
Jun 03, 2011
he makes me LOL
hard teacher, though :( Flag Rating
Sep 30, 2010 its a really hard class, but he's also really funny. Flag Rating
May 28, 2010 When I was in cca he made fun of my t shirt, he said it was pretententiious. I always wanted to be a novelist, he ruined my dreams Flag Rating
May 23, 2010 He is so rude and inconsiderate (He has never been nice to me) and the amount of work that he assigns is just ridiculous. Flag Rating
May 04, 2010 his class makes me feel like i learn something. i feel like a better person and so prepared for ap next year. he is a genius and HILARIOUS. much love to mr. leal! best teacher at cca hands down!!!!! Flag Rating
Apr 23, 2010 He is only hard if you don't figure out his method of teaching. He gets lazier through out the semester. But he is still an amazing teacher. Flag Rating
Apr 23, 2010 This man is hilarious. Flag Rating
Feb 05, 2010 Mr Leal is the best!! His classes are all so fun =). Flag Rating
Aug 21, 2009 OMG~ I love Mr. Leal. Best teacher ever. I've never had a class like this one. I've laughed so hard and learned a lot. I don't know why everyone thinks it's a hard class o-o;; Flag Rating
Sep 06, 2008 MR LEAL IS MY BEST FRIEND!!! haha he is a great teacher though. he is very sarcastic so dont take things seriously if he makes fun of you, thats just how he shows his love. i learned so much from him! Flag Rating
May 26, 2008
best... teacher... ever...
i seriously can't remember a time where i haven't laughed during one of his classes
my writing skill increased tenfold as well Flag Rating
Jan 26, 2008 Mr. Leal is the greatest. Thats all. Flag Rating
Dec 06, 2007 he will make fun of u, tell u your work sucks, laugh at your ideas, maybe even tear up your essay. But he will make you a stronger writer and make u pass the AP test. you will want more of his class Flag Rating