Although, compared to the average english teacher that most kids were used to, he is "hard." Mr Tanenbaum will teach his students how to write and develop their papers beyond what other teacher were capable of doing (at least from my experiences).
Very funny and entertaining. Hard to find yourself bored in his class. VERY strict grader Shakespeare couldn't make a 100 on one of his essays. Sometimes reads your paper in front of the whole class makes fun of it and makes you feel bad about yourself.
The only reason I put a five for popularity, is because he is generally well-known around the school. Mainly as the teacher who will grade you most harshly, though. And that is not a bad thing at al
A true intellectual. Great for those who want some mental stimualtion.