Average 4.58 based on 37 teacher ratings
Matthew Medansky is a Math teacher at Barrington High School located in Barrington, Illinois and part of 220. Matthew Medansky's 37 teacher ratings contributes to Barrington High School's ranking of 422 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Barrington High School is 4.13 stars.
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You are very lucky if Mr. Medansky is your AP calc teacher. His tests are difficult but fair. He provides you with all of the resources needed to excel in his class. His teaching style is consistent. Don't expect him to hold your hand and come to class with your homework done with a basic understanding of the material. If you do that you will perform well in his class.

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He over complicates things

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Best math teacher I have ever witnessed. His tests are hard but you actually and I know this will be a real shock but you actually learn the material and are adequately prepared for the AP Calculus BC exam. He works harder than literally anyone.

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Some kids hate him because he's really tough, but oh my god he teaches you a ton. His tests are super hard but he makes himself very available to help- it's not uncommon for 60+ kids to show up for his final exam reviews because they're that helpful. Knows exactly what he's doing and is great at answering questions/explaining clearly. Fair grader and gives lots of half credit. Works obscenely hard for his students. I've never learned so much from a single teacher in my life.

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Medansky is a very good teacher for the students that want to learn and are able to comprehend beyond the expected expectations. He always gets to his daily plans and will always teach the whole unit. If someone needs help, there are always sessions before school where plenty of students go in to ask questions. However, on test days, he does not help in the mornings. His exams are very difficult but well prepare you for the AP exam. If you do the homework when it is assigned, the tests are fine.

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As most students, I was very worried about going into Mr. Medansky's class. And although his tests are hard,358 he teaches and prepares you for the AP exam very well. What he wants from you is crystal clear. If you take notes and do the homework on a nightly basis his class should be a breeze. Although his tests are hard, he prepares you very well for them. Best teacher in the school.

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Not only does he excel not the course but he plants the seed of knowledge

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He knows a lot about math, except he probably is one of the worse teachers I've had. Exam difficulty = max. Too many questions, too little time, too many "I didn't teach this but you should be able to figure it out". Other than that, he is knowledgeable and knows the subject well.

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He obviously knows what he's teaching. However, his tests don't gauge whether or not you know the material he has taught you. For his Calc. BC class, I almost never lose points for not knowing the calculus aspect of the tests. Instead, almost all of the points I have taken off are from small mistakes because all of the numbers are so sloppy. When these mistakes are compounded, I usually end up getting a B, despite the fact that I have almost perfect understanding of the topic.

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Medansky is the best thing that has ever happened to math.

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Very difficult but intelligent math teacher, and AWESOME Track

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Awesome guy, class really really hard. Calc BC is very hard. but Mr Medansky will help you. And the class its slef was awesome, just my grade was bad. But it prepared me for the AP test

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Mr. Medansky is very smart, challenging, and interesting. He is a cool teacher without trying, and (just as effortlessly) a great CC coach. Just mind, however, that he is very passive-aggressive.

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Tough class. You really have to want it to do well, but if you do he will help you all the way

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Great teacher. great dead baby jokes. tough class. study a lot

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hes the man but his class is very hard

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really really hard. hes not good at teaching dumb classes. he can be kind of rude. he is a good teacher but doesnt make things very blears and is way to complicated. ah im so glad im out of that class

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Great teacher, hard tests and quizzes but other that an amazing math teacher. Can go in in the mournings to get alittle extar help and it's hard to not do well if you do that

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i love this man, only math teacher in that building that i actually understood. explains it to you as if you were 3 years old, when asked.

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great guy, great teacher! he and ms spiering are my two favs out of the whole school!!

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HARDEST TEACHER EVER! Coolest guy ever. He could bench press a tornado.

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I love this guy!! great teacher :)

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Really great teacher. Funny guy and really cool!

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Medansky is an awesome teacher! I actually understood some math! That's never happened before!

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has an awesome teaching style and tells funny stories in class. very challenging, but i learned alot!

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hardest math teacher ever!!! very good though.

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MAD DAWG! very hard teacher but taught very well i thought. also a great running coach.

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MEDANSKY'S THE BEST TEACHER EVER he's the coolest...you rule medansky!

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MEDANDSKY RULES!!!!

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