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Matthew Polazzo Edit

Based on 31 Ratings
Social Studies Teacher at Stuyvesant High School
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Dec 07, 2013 A new species of philosopher is appearing: I venture to baptize these philosophers with a name not without danger in it. As I divine them, as they let themselves be divined -- for it pertains to their nature to want to remain a riddle in some respects -- these philosophers of the future might rightly, but perhaps also wrongly, be described as attempters. This name itself is in the end only an attempt and, if you will, a temptation. Flag Rating

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Nov 16, 2013 Stuy's most diversely knowledgeable teacher. Trains you to think and argue, but slips in values here and there. Wise, hilarious, genius. Relates to students as peers. Take anything he teaches. Flag Rating

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Sep 01, 2012 Polazzo is one of the coolest teachers at Stuy. I was in his AP Comp Gov class and it was very relaxing. We didn't have much work, but he still taught us a great deal of information. He knows literally everything about government and current events. Lessons can get off track multiple times, but well worth it. Flag Rating

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Jan 29, 2011 One of the very best teachers in Stuyvesant. AP Gov with him was, without a doubt, the best (and most informative) of the social studies classes I have taken in my 4 years in the school. Mr. Polazzo i Flag Rating

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Jan 29, 2011 Mr. Polazzo is simply, the man. I learned alot from his class without having an overwhelming amount of homework. Tests are challenging but not impossible. Hilarious, ask for his impressions :)
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Jan 27, 2011 Really a great teacher. He knows what he's talking about and he loves his job. I learned a whole lot from him. Flag Rating

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Jan 26, 2011 amazing stories and tangents and still manages to get the lesson off in the last 5 minutes. homework is time-consuming, but thought-provoking. tests are mostly straightforward. good man. ap gov was on Flag Rating

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Jan 25, 2011 Work is tough at times, grade doesn't come easy for sure.
But he's an AMAZING teacher (one of the rare ones that teach because they love doing it) and someone who really deserves all the immense amoun
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Dec 13, 2010 I've never had a class where I'm made to think so deeply. Really try and take Western Political Thought Flag Rating

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Sep 07, 2010 generally overrated, but still very interesting and funny Flag Rating

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Sep 06, 2010 A great teacher. Such a fun and interesting class. Prepares you soooooo well for the AP. Got a 5 on both. Flag Rating

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Apr 29, 2009 Fantastic. A real genius, hilarious, overall great guy. One of top 3 teachers. Teaches you how to take notes by listening. Flag Rating

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Apr 20, 2009 An incredible expierience that i would not replace with anoything else. Polazzo is intelligent & incredibly fun. He has a fantastic interest in his class and students and has inspired me to go intogov Flag Rating

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Feb 09, 2009 Polazzo is the man! Cool, funny, but still teaches in an extremely interesting manner. We also kept up with current events so you feel knowledgeable about the stuff around you. Try to get him! Flag Rating

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Feb 05, 2009 Mr. Polazzo is a great teacher and is class is incredibley fun. You will learn alot- guarenteed. Flag Rating

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Feb 01, 2009 My favorite teacher in Stuy. His class was not necesarily easy, but he made me want to work, so i would have something to say in class. He made me care about AP GOV. He also tells the best stories Flag Rating

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Jan 28, 2009 Great teacher. Very hip teacher. Fell asleep alot during his class (not his fault - i sleep late), i still learned a lot. Easy going and random at times. But funny! Need to know your stuff for tests. Flag Rating

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Jan 28, 2009 Best teacher in the history dept, gets you the information you need and makes class fun. one of the few times i didn't mind having 10th period Flag Rating

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Jan 06, 2009 best teacher in stuy! Flag Rating

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Aug 27, 2008 Dr. Matthew Polazzo is a teenager's teacher. Chill, funny, serious. Tests are like the AP, 5 is guaranteed. Class was fun and memorable, we read the Economist and learned so much in a year. We own NYC Flag Rating

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Jun 14, 2008 Mr. Polazzo is great! I had him for AP Comparative Government, thanks to him I got a 5 on the test, and at the same time learned a ton of information that stuck with me long after the course. He rules Flag Rating

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Oct 22, 2007 he's okay but only if you HATE guns, people from the south, and republicans in general. Flag Rating

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May 18, 2007 His classes: fair grading, thought-provoking discussion questions, hw-abundant but never tedious, lecture and discussion balanced well, tests relevant to covered material. Any one of his classes'll be valuable & interesting. Flag Rating

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Apr 04, 2007 way too much homework, bad teacher but really interesting class discussions- most of which are tangents Flag Rating

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Mar 10, 2007 Mr. Polazzo is amazing. Hard AP US Gov, but well worth it. Comp Gov is much easier, but also very educational, if you put in the work. Don't take for ez APs. Flag Rating