Average 4.09 based on 22 teacher ratings
Peter Drench is a History teacher at Phillips Academy located in Andover, Massachusetts. When comparing Peter Drench's ratings to other teachers in the state of Massachusetts, Peter Drench's ratings are below the average of 4.26 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Phillips Academy is 4.18 stars.
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I never was a fan of history before taking this class, but Drench taught me the human side of these big political issues. He brings them home, and he makes you question what you thought before. Definitely a class I'll always remember.

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He's an amazing teacher and absolutely cares about the subject. Take his class, it's a challenge and it isn't for the weak and lazy but you won't regret it. I must warn you, it ISN'T for the lazy

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Mr. Drench will laugh at you if you get a question wrong and challenge almost every point you make. He does it because he is extremely nice - and he wants you to improve in EVERYTHING, not just the class. He will help you learn better; this is not like any other History class

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Mr. Drench is the type of teacher you have to seek out. When you do so, you reaize his genius and his love for teaching. He is the reason I am interested in the Middle East.

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Excellent teacher, but only if you go out and seek him.

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Mr. Drench will ask you questions you can't answer. Try to. He will make you into a smarter person. His class is never boring.

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This man is a god. I took east asian with him. I will major in it because of him. One of the best teachers I have ever had. Taught very well. I ran to his class every day in 05.

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The classes are always entertaining, but rarely helpful. You can be hit or miss on the nformation on tests, as they will often have you memorize rather useless facts.

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In retrospect, I learned absolutely nothing about history from this man, but a little bit about dealing with school and life. That'd be great if i didn't show up to learn history.

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Tests us on stuff we don't learn... but he always has a lot of extra credit to help the grade. Killer essay grader though. Also, likes to tell a lot of jokes, occaisionally funny

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take his partner test seriously! i thought it was a joke but it actually ended up mattering a LOT for my grade. and laugh at his jokes.

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He makes a lot of bad jokes, and while it's pretty entertaining in his class, he spends a lot of time on unrelated stuff. I wouldn't recommend him.

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Mr. Drench is the man! he doesn't just go through the book like most teachers and his class discussions are always interesting! And we have partner tests :D.

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Come on guyss..he may be a lil corny, but its clear that he really does care about us

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Mr. Drench is awesome! So maybe it's true that he doesn't regurgitate the book the in class (which I consider to be a good thing anyway), but he is willing to help, he genuinely cares about his students, and is extremely enthusiastic about what he does.

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Bottom line is, you'll like him if you like the subject and you'll hate him if you hate it. He was cool for Chinese history ... not exactly a comprehensive course, but it was fun.

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He is a very easy teacher, and tells a lot of bad jokes. He just doesn't teach anything, and makes a lot of random analogies, particularly to sports.

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Drench is cleary a great guy outside of classes, but he has a tendency to ramble on about random things, and most of his tests are on material we never covered in class. I wouldn't recommend his classes.

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He may be one of the worst teachers I have ever had. Not particuarly a bad guy, but just can't teach. We do nothing in class and I am dreading another term with him.

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He is a very annoying man.

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One of the coolest, funniest guys you will ever meet.

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his japanese history course is an utter waste of time. moreover, I think it's a ploy(the course) to develop and or maintain a romantic connection with a teacher of the japanese language. He strays as much as a tangential function.

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