Mr. McAteer is the best english teacher I've ever had. He is confusing, vague, and totally awesome. He teaches his class like a college class. People complain that it is too hard and that they his lessons don't make sense, but those are usually people so caught up in getting good grades that they can't just listen and enjoy his lectures. Don't get caught up in the grades, Mr. McAteer does not care about the numbers. He truly wants you to learn through the readings and by yourself.
Mr. McAteer is a total enigma. He is clearly exceptionally smart, but his constant mantra of "everything you've learned so far is wrong" is both unhelpful and annoying. He makes class fun and is a funny guy, but at the same time I never understand what he wants from us and can't really tell you how much I learned over the course of the year. I think it definitely depends on the student, but I probably would have done better in a more typical English class.
Mr. McAteer is by far the best, most influential teacher I have ever had. It has been 4 years since I took a class of his and I often think of him when I'm writing lengthy college papers. By the time I was 17 I had learned everything I needed to know about writing well. I am forever grateful for him.
If Robin Williams was a teacher, he would be Mr.McAteer. He is easy to confide in, great for extra help, and generally a nigh guy. He changed the way I thought about myself and the world. If every student in the world had Mr.McAteer then the world would be a better place.
Amazing teacher overall. Incredibly knowledgeable, loves to quote the bible. Really cool guy, extremely laid back. He hates to follow the curriculum and prefers to do whatever he wants.
Literally the greatest teacher alive. I can't imagine high school without him. By far my favorite teacher throughout all 4 years, any subject.
Mr. McAteer is my favorite teacher in the whole school. His classes are quirky, very interesting, and fun. He really relates to the kids and is always there to talk if you need him.
I loved his Honors English class sophomore year. He's a great teacher, really nice (personality & eyes), and has fun with the class. I loved it.
Mr. McAteer is the BEST teacher in this school! Such a great english teacher. Funny, and really relates to kids. I want him for english EVERY YEAR!!! Journalism is awesome with him too!
McAteer is the best teacher i've ever had. He made me love english, and is the only part of NCHS i'd ever go back to visit. I love him
absolutely the best teacher i ever had. fun, and if i came in for help, it showed in my grades. hard grader, understands how to read abstract writing, versed.
I love Mr McAteer!!!! He made be a really hard grader but he is an absolutly amazing teacher. He is the reason I come to school!! Thanks McAttack, you rock!
McAteer is the greatest English teacher I've had yet
I love McAttack. Sometimes u get an 80, sometimes a 95. Depends how hard you work. He's a tough grader, loves sarcasm and provocative writing. Love him
He is greatest ever and I love his sense of humor. Absolutely fabulous!!
Vague about assignments- I don't know what I'm supposed to do! fair grader.
Sophomore English with McAteer is the only class I've valued. If only I were still in his English or Journalism class. Presently, my schedule is worthless.
mac is the man and has the best sense of humor in the school
Very understanding and nice guy. Makes English class v. interesting and is extremely helpful when you ask, and even when you don't. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether or not he's kidding, but then I'm just gullable.
I did horribly in his class but that's just 'cause I'm a failure =). A great guy, albeit a tough grader, and pretty smart (for a teacher). Mr Mac is one of the only teachers I've ever actually liked...
Mr. McAteer is by far the coolest teacher. I love him!!
One of the best teachers I've ever had...He's a great guy, and he cares.
the only good english teacher in the entire school, and plus a great person
Hard to get used to and a bit of a tough grader, but still a great guy