Average 3.93 based on 40 teacher ratings
Michael Peters is a History teacher at Niskayuna High School located in Niskayuna, New York. When comparing Michael Peters' ratings to other teachers in the state of New York, Michael Peters' ratings are below the average of 4.25 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Niskayuna High School is 4.03 stars.
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He rarely teaches you in this class. He lets the textbook teach you and when he's feeling up to it he might even have you copy every word he put on a powerpoint presentation. He rarely breaks from the norm and does little to prepare you for tests or exams.

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Mr. Peters was quite possibly the best teacher, of history, and in general, I have ever had. I developed an understanding of history and our world, beyond any of my expectations. He can come off as intimidating or awkward, but he is a genuinely kind and intelligent person who is always willing to help you. Work hard in his class and it will pay off. You will learn so much. (by the way, he inspired me to major in history, and I will hopefully work in some field of education. Thanks, Peets)

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What a guy. If you're in AP then you will learn a ton. His tests are hard enough that the AP exam will seem like the regents and you could take the regents while asleep. One thing : HE IS THE MOST AWKARD HUMAN BEING IVE EVER MET. He will try to scare you into work and it does work but you will do realize he is just incredibly awkward. And it's great. He's fun and informative, just a really awesome teacher. If I wasn't his student I would want to be his best friend (still hoping one day.....)

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While he is a really harsh grader (especially on essays) he always takes the time to help you if you ask. At first he seems really mean and scary but afterwards you find he's actually kinda nice and funny. And his harsh grading really helps you for the better, I got a 96 on the regents because he makes his assignments harder than it so you can easily get a good grade. The only problem I have is that he would put questions on his tests pertaining to things that we hadn't learned about yet.

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Peters is great. He is awkward but super helpful and kind. His class is difficult but he grades honestly and is staight foward. I also have him as a coach so I know him better than most. He really wants you to do well. Ask for help if you need to. He is actually funny in his own slightly odd but good way. Give him a chance!

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Assignments are long and boring and just a lot of memorizing. Doesn't know how to make history fun and exciting, and treats high school kids like college students. Teaching the same subject for so many years must be getting tiresome and it shows.

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Great guy, great teacher. Pretty tall. Sorry, that was a little vague

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Mr. Peters is very different than most teachers at Niskayuna. At least in AP, most "hard" learning happens at home with the textbook, while class tends to be bigger picture or activity-based stuff. He's great to talk to outside of class.

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Peters is a decent teacher. His awkwardness and bad transitions make the class enjoyable and fun at times. Needs to grade more fairly and work on transitions between topics. He needs to stop making essays so hard. When the class average for essays are at a low 76, it's time for a change Peters. Needs to work on better jokes and also needs to grade a little more fair (WE ARE 15 AND 16, NOT IN COLLEGE). Peters is quite helpful when asking a question but still awkward. An unfair track coach too.

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Awful teacher, gives out big hw packets. Doesn't teach in class.

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mr. peters was such a bad teacher. i didn't learn one thing in his class. all we did everyday was read packets. then he would ask if you have any questions...if you don't ask a question, he goes onto the next thing. i just never understood the whole packet haha. then he would give you packets for homework due next class. he tires to be all tough and funny...he's just an awkward person. if you have him as a teacher..sorry:/

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Really nice if you talk to him, most people who complain won't work really hard or actually ask for help.

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really chill teacher pretty cool and good at teaching as long as you do the work you'll be fine and don't get on his bad side

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i liked peters, he tryed to seem all intimidating but i think he's pretty cool. i understood his lessons for the most part and looked forward to going to his class.

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He's so nice even though he tries to act all scary and tough. He's very helpfull and willing to take the time to help someone if they prove to him that they care and they want to learn. He's a hard teacher but he makes sure that his students know the information for the regents.

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exploring the world really helped me on the Global regents. The packets actually helped!!! I miss that class and which houghton and peters would teach it in 11 or 12

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UNique teacher..with the blend of bad temper n good teaching skills...

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By far the coolest social studies teacher ever had him for exploring the world and he rocked. he got along well with ms. houghton. I miss that class and the friendly social environment its something you will never forget.

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awesome teacher. he pushes you just enough to actually get something out of history, and if you arent serious about it, he gets dissapointed easily that you dont care about your education.friendly too

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A good coach and a good teacher. A funny and nice guy who will without a doubt make you laugh.

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He is a great coach, but I don't have him for global. He can be controling at times.

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hard class, cool guy, can get mad sometimes, wehn he is mad, he will offend u

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Peters is awsome, he could get kinda mean sumtimes but he was never mean to me :)One suggestion would be for him to chill with the them thick packets ;)

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Awesome teacher!! gotta love him!

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The class may be easy bt Mr. Peters is very unclear. That and most of the time he doesn't seem to truly care about what a student has to say.

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Cool class. I like it. But TOO MANY PACKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Coach you're fantastic!

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mr. peters is the best, he has such an awesome sense of humor, although sometimes he gets moody most of the time hes laid back and real cool.

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Peters...mad cool guy and good teacher. you rule peters. best and most relaxed teacher you could have

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Very, very easy class. I think we only wrote 3 essays the whole year.

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Fantastic track coach, all-around nice guy.

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Needs to go find students and be much more helpfull.

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Peters your an awsome teacher!

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Mr. Peters you are the best Global teacher In the world. Your the best. Mad cool guy.

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Mr Peter's rocks the house! I don't have a hall pass soooo...use this box!

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Best thing about Peter's was his review sessions. He's a good guy, SO INNOCENT!

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Peters is the best

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Mr. Peters was quite possibly the best history teacher I've ever had. You are the man!!!

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