Average 4.97 based on 38 teacher ratings
Matthew Distefano is a Science teacher at Fordham Preparatory School located in Bronx, New York. When comparing Matthew Distefano's ratings to other teachers in the state of New York, Matthew Distefano's ratings are above the average of 4.21 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Fordham Preparatory School is 4.3 stars.
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As a freshman taking Chemistry Honors, He makes everything so fun and easy to understand with great analogies. So far he is my favorite teacher here and his classroom is a very bright happy place. He is a great teacher who doesn't even need to reiterate to the class about fooling around. Everyone just gets it and everyone pays attention and listens to him. He makes insanely hard topic easy.

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Rediculously good teacher. Top 5 at Fordham. I have zero interest in chemistry, but he's such a good teacher that it didn't matter. Explained everything perfectly in class, I never had to do a homework or go to consultation to understand. Very clear in his lectures and expectations, unlike a lot of other teachers at the Prep. My ONE criticism is that he explains everything so well that the class was too slowly paced. Still a great teacher. Take AP bio soph year and chem H junior and he'll like u

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What a guy.

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Take Chem Honors. Best class ever. Always in consultation if you need help and happy to help. Such a great teacher.

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Basketball references. That is all.

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The best teacher that I have ever had, and probably will ever have. He knows his stuff, creates a great and focused classroom environment. Nobody messes around, we are all focused and yet the time still goes by very quickly. He makes chemistry so interesting. He is very helpful when you need help with confusing topics and his notes are fantastic.

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Best teacher at Fordham prep. There was never a subject I didn't understand during Chem H in his class. Tells a lot of cony jokes but nonetheless he is the man

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A phenomenal teacher. I actually have in interest in my learning because of him. I want to know why certain things are the way they are. He's an amazing teacher and is so helpful and is just a great teacher and a nice guy too.

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MR. D is a boss...

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Very organized, next to Beck the best teacher at the prep

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best teacher i've ever had in fp, very organized in his lessons. very clear with the topic. extremely helpful

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Good class and teacher, and makes sure you know the topic that he's covering. a great teacher

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Changed how i look at everything now i want answers and i don't want to just lay back and accept

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mr. d is a really good teacher and explains things sooooo clearly... not only is he a great teacher but also a great guy who cares for his students...

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Great teacher, nice guy

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Easily one of the best teachers out there. His notes are really great and help you a lot. He makes Chem, a subject most kids struggle with, really manageable.

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He is, no doubt, the best teacher in this school

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Very Very nice guy. However he can be a bit repetitive... But still, one of the best teachers i've had at the prep.

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best teacher i've ever had

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THIS GUY SHOULD RUN FORDHAM PREP. MAKES EVERYTHING SO CLEAR AND HELPFUL

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The best Teacher in the school you really learn with him. Can be a little strict at times. Jokes are corny

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Mr. D is the man... Absolutely the best teacher around.. gets the point across clearly and allows class to be enjoyable.

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GREATEST ALGEBRA TEACHER EVER! Is very clear and explains everything throughly.

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Mr. D is the man. Heard he plays SWG. Wish I knew his name and server :)

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Everyone enjoys his class.

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great teacher and a real nice guy

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Jokes are corny, but the most clear and best teaching-teacher in the building.

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mr. d is one of the best and down to earth teachers in the school...makes chem easy and fun...once in a while cracks a really good joke in class bout sum kids

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Greatest freshman teacher!

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Mr. D. Is the best Algebra teacher there is!

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MAKES EVERYTHING SO CLEAR TO THE STUDENTS..HES REALLY A GREAT TEACHER

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Mr.D is the coolest teacher on the planet !!!!!!!!!!

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Greatest teacher

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The best guy to teach freshman

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Mr. D is the Man! Greatest Bio teacher ever

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great teacher, very helpful

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Great guy, great teacher.

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