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Matthew Polazzo

Social Studies Teacher at Stuyvesant High School
4.3 out of 5
4.3 Overall Rating
Based on 32 Ratings

12/07/13 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 5.0
Exam Difficulty 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

11/16/13 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 4.0
Exam Difficulty 3.0
5.0 Overall Rating

09/01/12 - 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. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

01/29/11 - 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 Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

01/29/11 - 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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Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

01/27/11 - Really a great teacher. He knows what he's talking about and he loves his job. I learned a whole lot from him. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

01/26/11 - 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 Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

01/25/11 - 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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Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 5.0
4.5 Overall Rating

12/13/10 - I've never had a class where I'm made to think so deeply. Really try and take Western Political Thought Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

09/07/10 - generally overrated, but still very interesting and funny Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 3.0
3.0 Overall Rating


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