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Patrick Alvin Edit

Based on 48 Ratings
Social Studies Teacher at Bridgewater Raritan High School
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Jun 19, 2014 Although his exams are difficult, he practically tells you the answers during class. If you listen during class and study the maps, it shouldn't be difficult. He's energetic everyday and keeps the classroom fun and light. One of the better teachers. Flag Rating

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Oct 05, 2013 Very funny (yet strange) teacher. He cracks a bunch of jokes and overall a good person. However, he calls on students who don't raise their hands and if they get the answer wrong he makes a big deal about it. not my favorite teacher. not my favorite class. he's a tough grader. usually he marks stuff wrong or cross things out and doesnt explain why. Flag Rating

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Apr 19, 2012 Mr. Alvin's Honors World Civ was really easy compared to the alternative (Romeo). That being said, his grading system is whack and he'll circle things, write "OK", and then take off anywhere from 1-5 points. He's really funny, (most of the time), but sometimes when he's having a bad day he can snap at any moment. He's not the best teacher however, his explanations are informal and sometimes lacking in detail, and I'm not even sure he offers extra help. You'll really learn things from studying. Flag Rating

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Mar 25, 2012 Mr. Alvin might seem like an easy teacher, but because he 90% of the time has no idea what he is doing, you have no idea what he wants from you. Don't underestimate his requirements because he grades harshly. When in doubt, add mumbo-jumbo. Flag Rating

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Mar 06, 2012 Easy teacher, love him. Weird but somehow funny sense of humor. Sniffs markers. He's an awesome mid day relaxation. Flag Rating

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Feb 13, 2012 I had Mr. Alvin when he first started teaching at BR back in 2002 for World Civ., and again in 2005 for AP Euro. Both times, he came across as a very fair teacher who knew his content. He never struck me as a 'novice teacher,' and always came prepared to teach every class. Creative assignments an Flag Rating

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Aug 18, 2011 i had him freshman year and he was a great teacher. he cracked a lot of jokes and made world civ fun..he can be annoying at times but you can still survive with an easy A Flag Rating

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Jun 16, 2011 Hand in the assignments and listen, and you'll do great. But he is fantastic. He sings and dances. And is hilarious. Flag Rating

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Feb 19, 2011 i love his class. all i learned is GO GREEN BAY PACKERS"
whooo whoo and of course history!!!
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Sep 07, 2010 Mr Alvin is a great teacher.... his funny Flag Rating

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Aug 27, 2010 Really great interesting teacher!! he can be tough but he teaches you how hard high school can be.overall ive never known as much of world civ as I do now!! Flag Rating

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Aug 25, 2010 awesome teacher, but he does choose favorites. study and youll get a s Flag Rating

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Feb 17, 2010 alright teacher gives a good amount of work could be a little rude sometimes though Flag Rating

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Jul 01, 2009 Very lenient ...and I personally thought AP Euro was cake. :) At least compared to APUSH. I'd rate Evans as the better teacher, but Alvin's entertaining. Flag Rating

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Jan 26, 2009 If you have your own opinion watch out he doesn't like that. Don't take AP Euro.Take AP Gov Pol instead. He is probably the most un-cultured teacher in the school. Flag Rating

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Dec 30, 2008 He is the best. Flag Rating

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Jul 27, 2008 He gives lots of work, quizes/tests, and notes but he is funny and entertaining (he sings). Midterm and final are easy if you study the studyguide. Like all other class study&work and you'll do good. Flag Rating

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Jun 11, 2008 He's pretty funny at time, but can be annoying! Flag Rating

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Jan 11, 2008 Nice, Funny, but if you get on his bad side watch out! World Civ. was a good class with him, a little work though compared to other teachers, but worth it. Flag Rating

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Jul 26, 2007 Alvin is probably the worst teacher I've ever had. He can't teach, not at all. That was probably the worst class I've ever had. If you have him, just switch out now. Flag Rating

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Jul 24, 2007 I had him for World Civ 2 and Euro and he was great in both. If you act like children, he'll treat you like children. He doesn't get mad often. Flag Rating

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Aug 06, 2006 Very enthusiastic, funny, only slight problem is a bit of a lasiez faire attitude after the exam so it's hard to get help on that big paper(Euro). His tests aren't difficult if you do studying on the textbook site and read the chapter twice. Whren doing long essays and IDs, use key names and terms, that is the basis of his grading. Alex Forbes Flag Rating

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Feb 02, 2006 Great guy, great teacher. I have him for Euro, an awesome, but challenging class. He's funny and quite enthusiastic! Flag Rating

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Jan 07, 2006 He is the best teacher I've ever had... I am a junior and I had him freshman year. I learned so much in his class and I still remember everything he taught me. Flag Rating

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Dec 04, 2005 Mr. Alvin is funny. I enjoy his class a lot. His quizzes and tests can be tricky, though Flag Rating