Average 4.75 based on 65 teacher ratings
Neil Kelly is a Social Studies teacher at Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology located in Alexandria, Virginia. When comparing Neil Kelly's ratings to other teachers in the state of Virginia, Neil Kelly's ratings are above the average of 4.34 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology is 4.02 stars.
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Pretty cool guy and REALLY easy if you study.

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Just FYI, Mr. Kelly has changed careers and is no longer teaching.

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Mr. Kelly is a genuinely nice person who wants his students to engage in meaningful discussion in his classes. He's a quiet guy who takes control in the classroom, and he likes to see kids do the same. I took his philosophy class (Inquiry into ideas)--what I can say is that it is very possible to breeze through his class and get an A by half-heartedly doing assignments and discussions, but you will probably enjoy it more if you try to involve yourself. Skim the readings though.

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At the beginning, we were supposed to have quarterly tests that would be a big part of our grades, but we took one "test" with a sub and seniors cheating and that was it. At one point, he said something like: if you're going to skip my class, just skip. Don't ask to go somewhere else. Easy class with lots of napping and studying opportunities. Sadly the seniors didn't take it seriously at all, and it was really sad that some people didn't end up with A's because it was way too easy.

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he gave me a 99 on literally every single one of his tests, so I was a bit p.o'd. I may be a little paranoid since i always thought that he wanted to find any mistake he could with my work, but otherwise, it was a fun and easy class. but beware, the class was really interesting at first, but it lost momentum and I had no motivation, but then spring kicked it back into interesting

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Mr. Kelly is my hero. He is literally the best teacher I have ever had. In addition to rarely giving work outside of class, if you actually listen to his lectures and take his class seriously, you will get SO much more out of it than simply treating it as a slacker class (although even if you do, you can still get an A). He seriously knows pretty much everything about everything, from history to a

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i had him for world history 2 sophomore year, and he is probably one of my favorite teachers ever. So smart, knows basically everything there is to know about history, and is great at answering any questions. Also super nice and chill, never yells at anyone. He is an easy grader, and his tests are easy if you study for them but hard if you dont. The tests are all open response but he tells you

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Best teacher ever. He knows everything, gives interesting lectures, and actually makes you think. Oh, and did I mention that his tests are incredibly easy and that you get barely any homework?

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He's an absolutely fascinating teacher who seems to know something about everything. There's basically no work you have to do, except studying for the tests (which are easy if you know anything about the terms on the study guide). Kelly-Maclean-Acio = best fake CHUM ever.

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Awesome teacher. He's one of the easiest teachers ever, but he still teaches a lot of interesting stuff. His discussions times are a bit boring sometimes but they, along with the writing times are highly appreciated, letting us think of things we never would have considered before. He also doesn't really go over the book in class, instead covering new stuff which is awesome :D

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Take this guy. Best and EASIEST World History there is. Try to get Kelly-Pollett HUM if its still around.

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Awesome teacher!

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Love this guy. Incredibly smart, very funny, and SUPER EASY. he doesn't care about grades, but actually wants everyone to learn. barely gives hw and tests are cake. interesting lectures too.

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Psych was so much fun and so easy. He did make you think, but in a good way

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He knows so much and the SOL is so easy u dont need to worry about it. Youll learn a lot, and ull remember the things he told u that werent in the text for much longer than the boring text reading

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Class was a very easy one. A lot of reading of articles and chapters out of his favorite book, but it's never really boring. Shows great movies. Great lectures, learn a lot, and have fun in his class.

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mr kelly is the man. he's baller and he's funny. psych was cool

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Very interesting, easy class, liked the projects. Kelly/MacLean=best hum ever.

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Smart guy, and you'll learn. I didn't like him because I kept getting this feeling that he was fudging a lot of his facts. Movies are good, Charles van Doren's book is not. Do the reading and study

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Mr. Kelly is so incredible. Extremely intelligent and funny, his class is easy enough if you study for the tests. Look over the assigned section and have something to say in class, and you'll be fine.

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Mr. Kelly is the man. He's the most intelligent person I have ever met. Read the book and youre fine. Also, only write one response for the year.

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Yeah, he is AMAZING. Best history teacher ever. Knows something about everything. His classes are so interesting, he always has something really fascinating to say.

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Tests are really easy as long as you read the book. He's pretty straightforward in assignments, except project topics, in History, he just gives you a time frame. He talks a lot, but its interesting.

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Mr. Kelly is basically a human encyclopedia. Don't switch out of his hum even if you have a bad english teacher.

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he is my lord and savior. Unfortunately, he also made me a bitter, cynical man with an unhealthy distrust for government, politics, corporations, and people in general after hearing what they are capable of.

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Smart guy. Has got almost a buddha-like trance on his face at all times. Also, radiates wisdom like a halo.

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one of the best teachers I have ever had. He made history come to life. BEST hum year ever...

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this man is actually an interesting teacher. he actually makes class interesting and you look forward to his class because of the class itself.

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There is something special about this man. To me, he seems almost englightened. Sometimes, he walks outside the school and just seems like he is thinking for a very long time about something important. He's also a beast at basketball (I keep seeing him at the TJ rec center), an incredibly knowledgeable and perceptive guy, and a great teacher. And he lives in Arlington and Arlington is the best place to live in Northern VA. No doubt, A-town represent.

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This guy is a BEAST at basketball. Oh, and also a good teacher, but mostly basketball.

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Kelly-Pollet Hum! We were talking about "renaissance man" and i was like, He's pretty much a renaissance man since he knows like everything. I also like to talk sports with him. He's awesome at bball too.

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awesome class... not alot of homework - but what you get is definitely worth doing it'not just busy work. it's actually worth something... great teacher, great lectures, great class study though

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AP psych was just that much better. Great guy and knows just about something about everything. Thanks for the wonderful times Mr.Kelly!

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the best teacher i've ever had, EVER! he's just so amazing. knows so much stuff, but kinda impersonal.

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Kelly AP psych is the best. The right amount of work (not too much) and he's really interesting and smart. GET KELLY!

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Teaches REAL WORLD info. insightful, and intelligent. LIBERAL. you will learn INTERESTING stuff

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Such a great history teacher. Very open approach, he doesn't assign much, but what he does assign is so worth doing that you wouldn't mind having 10x as much.

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Mr. Kelly is the coolest teacher ever. He is also very thought provoking. U.S. History was a great class.

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His US History Class was teh best class I've had in all highschool, and hes a great guy.

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Very interesting discussions - his stories are simply amazing.

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the best history/social studies teacher i've ever had

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pure and simply the best teacher

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Unrivaled brain, Basketball skills, easy class, interesting lectures. Nuff said.

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awesome teacher, sooo interesting. goes on tangents about current events, but that's good!! thank god hes there to balance out mrs g.

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Great teacher, very interesting, inspiring passion and intellect

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class is so interesting! i always learn something cool

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very good on the workload-give us just enough-his tests are too specific tho

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Great teacher, very interesting although not a lot of time on AP prep

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HE IS THE VELOCIRAPTOR! i like him so much. just make sure you study.

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great discussions tho he can hog the spotlight sometimes. v cool and nice

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It may feel like you're not doing AP prep, but trust me, you'll be soo prepared.

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best class ever! and best teacher ever!

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really intellectual, great class...i feel dumb b/c he knows so much =)

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Nice man. Feels sorry for us because gullikson assigns too much work.

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(never thought I'd say this) - needs to assign homework! but otherwise great.

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He's wicked. Best history teacher I've ever had.

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BEST CLASS EVER

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most interesting history class

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tight class

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I like his class, but I wish he'd do more AP prep and less randomness.

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great in summer school

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He's awesome. Always has amusing anecdotes and articles to discuss.

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Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology is located in Alexandria, Virginia with an average teacher rating of 4.02 stars. When comparing Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology's teachers to other teachers in the state of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology's teachers are below the average of 4.34 stars. Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology ranks 167 amongst all High Schools in the state of Virginia. Learn More