Mattes is extremely boring. He doesn't prepare us for the tests at all. He goes over the homework for 30+ minutes and normally has a 5-10 minute lesson. Most of the class feels he doesn't explain things enough. Normal teachers show how to do the lab before we do it so we know how to do it properly, but all he does is explain it in his grandpa voice. Then he expects up to understand based off that alone. If you get Mattes I highly recommend comming up with an excuse to switch teachers
He made me one with the force, but when it comes to teaching he prefers teaching half the unit, spending all class going over 3 homework answers then telling you you have a test the next day and that you should know the stuff you didn't learn. He also has a strict no laughter policy. LastLEE, he loves it when you give him a standing ovation In the middle of class.
The force is strong with this guy! Mattes!!
The worst teacher ive ever had. If you get him, im sorry. A lot of my friends are avoiding taking chemistry because theyre afraid theyll get him. I wish i had known earlier. A lot of the previous comments make it seem as if he used to be a good teacher. I don't know what happened.
Thank you for writing my letter of recommendation and for being such a great teacher! I really appreciate it and it means a lot to me!!
Mr. Mattes is a great teacher his class is very difficult but when you go to extra help it really does help!!! hes a great guy and very understanding when you have a problem.
Wow! When I started to focus more in class and go to extra help I started doing better. Great teacher and explosions too, lol :)
mattes is a great teacher! he helps a lot when you ask specific questions and is very relatable. if you put forth the effort then you will do good in the class. hes nice and is very understanding!
Makes a difficult class fun. Sometimes I could do wihout the bad jokes, but he is very nice and always willing to answer my questions.
Mr mattes is very bad at explaining concepts and explaining how the concepts are used or how they relate to other concepts
Ok guy, though he is relatively unhelpful when it comes to real work. His explanations are usually something to the effect of "You don't need to know why, it's in your reference tables" One should note the tables are large.
I didn't like him at first but he grew on me. He's an ok guy.
not very pleasant if you are a girl and if you are, then you should be very cautious but much more helpful after school. he should act like that during class also.
I think ur class is cool but I will say the same thing that many other posters have said you should be, in class, the way you are in extra help. You are so much better in Extra Help
Doesn't really give you assistance in science research class. Its a bit hard to know what to do.
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a little sick with the jokes if you're a girl, and not much help during class. afterschool he helped a lot.
Nice but different after school. He should act the same way he does in extra help in class.