Average 4.08 based on 61 teacher ratings
Peter Ridout is a Social Studies teacher at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School located in Bayside, New York and part of NYC Department of Education. Peter Ridout's 61 teacher ratings contributes to Benjamin N. Cardozo High School's ranking of 971 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School is 4.08 stars.
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Although he is very pleasant and funny, his teaching skills are mediocre.

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Amazing. He taught me at prep for prep and is hilarious! He plays his bagpipes and wears a kilt on st Patrick's day. He is hard.. If you don't study! He is awesome. Really!

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Best teacher ever.

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He doesn't teach. He expects us to learn from our textbooks. He is very dirty. He gives way too much homework. And a 6 page essay!?!?! He makes me stressed

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AMAZING. Really like his format of teaching and you cant loose interest in him!

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today 12/12/14 we did a civil war reenactment (spelled it wrong but who cares) and it was really cool he shot a musket and us a buch of civil war stuff

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Very funny and entertaining, great teacher

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he curses butsoo funny

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awesome and super funny.he knows how to crack us up

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Mr. Ridout is my Prep for Prep teacher, and he is funny and knows how to keep a student interested, unlike other classes, where people, want to just fall asleep. He does not assign written homework, just textbook reading

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I have never had a better teacher.

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AWESOME!!! Amazing teacher and extremely funny as well!

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Awesome! Truly the best teacher ever. Very funny, very nice. Also follows soccer and plays the bagpipes!

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He is alright. Sometimes, his class makes me want to sleep, but sometimes he's funny. He gives a quiz every day about reading the textbook. I only had him for about a month, so I'll get used to his class soon.

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He's really fun and tells funny jokes/stories. He also tends to cuss alot. Does not like it when you talk during his lesson or not copy notes. Gives a homework quiz everyday based on the reading. You can make a outline of the textbook chapter to help with the quiz the next day. You get extra points if you hand in the outline and its good. OKAY He's A FUN TEACHER AND ALLLLLLLLLL ( FYI I had him 9th grade global ) PAY ATTENTION!!! AND DO THE REVIEW TEST SHEETS Test and review are so similar!!!!!

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he taught me in prep for prep and he is a great teacher.

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he's great. when he teaches he is clear, and he makes it fun to learn. he is strict when need, but not too strict. he is one of the best teachers i've had in highschool

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Very neat and organized teacher. Always helpful and his lessons are well thought out. Mr. Ridout relates his lessons to present days and knows how to keep a student interested in a teacher. Amazing teacher, any student is lucky to have him

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My favorite teacher!!! He's freakin amazing!!! He jokes around and likes to make the lessons interesting. He never yells at you if your doing what you're supposed to. This year for St. Patrick's Day he wore a kilt and played bagpipes all day. How awesome is that? Btw. Anyone who says his class is hard if you don't study...duh!!! Any class is hard if you dont pay attention and study.

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Great Teacher! My FAVORITE class by far!

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I won't neccessarily call him "strict". He's actually a good teacher if u listen. He had a lot of jokes mostly funny nd rude at the same time. He shows a lot of movies and short videos which help u understand the topics better. He's a nice guy, don't give him smart talk tho. If you have him, you honestly have nothing to worry about :)

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he is my fav teacher! He;s funny and always relates what he's teaching to real life. I was never good at s.s and he has taught me so much. He grades you a lot on how much you try so do all of his extra credit work and reading hw. I love his teaching method. you're lucky to have him as ur teacher.

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He was a fun teacher w/ Iris accent. His class is okay but he gives a homework quiz everyday which i find dumb. He also plays the bag pipe outside of his trailer class room.

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He is okay, but i think he teaches us as college students which he does at night. His tests are quizzes are hard if you don't read or study!

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He is very strict but a nice guy. moto

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hes strict but hes fair.

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he was hilarious but his quizzes were hard if u didn't study

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i have him for ap world history. he's hilarious but can be pretty harsh sometimes.

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Haha man this guy is great, I had him for Global and I have to say that no teacher left me in awe like he did almost every day. his teaching method is very unique and will get you thinking. Just remember not to sleep in his class.

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Without a doubt the best teacher I have ever had.

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Mr Ridout is the best teacher. I never did the hw and did ok on the quizzes i got a 96 in his class and on the regents + the Lincoln-Douglas debates r awesome. He is witty & intelligent. And if u were had a brain you would see how relevent the aims are.

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I have never laughed so hard in a class (next to Kerrigans). He makes the classes interesting by relating it to everyday life, instead of making it incredibly boring by stating fact after fact. Easy class, witty teacher, it's awesome.

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i have no idea why (70's on his all daily quizzzes) but he gave me a 97 in his class. i think its all participation.his jokes are all Extremely clever like "whats the difference between a hummer and a bag of dead babies? i dont have a hummer in my garage"

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Incompetent teacher, lessons are irrelevent to the global world history curriculum (Ex: AIM: What is Real?), tells us that conspiracy theories are without proof and he goes along making one, thinking he's an exception, shows no effort. Bad honor teacher

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He should teach instead lecture about his daily life, he speaks nothing but gibberish, and breaks rules. He is extremely easy and off-topic, and goes off on tangents and I'd bet that a lot are going to fail the regents. He confuses me most of the time.

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he loves the red sox. other than that hes mad cool.

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Bad teacher, criticizes textbook, refuses to teach anything in it. Teaches his own version of history, useless on Regents exam(based on texbook) Goes off topic, teaches about IRA classified by US Gov't as terrorist organization. Takes ages to return tests

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Irresponsible teacher, all H3$H classes 2 chapters behind, unfair to people, tends to judge things by looking at them once and interpreting them in his own way. A bad pattern for honors teacher

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He was cool and very helpful and funny.

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Very cool teacher! And I don't even know! But as the leader of Mock Trial, definantely seems like a great teacher, and a funny teacher.

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If you don't understand something, he'll yell at you.H es cool but gives very unclear instructions when it comes to projects.

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He puts the learning into your hands a bit more, giving u more responsibilty which is cool, and he's always there to help. AND hes REALLY funny. great teacher

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He's nice. Quizzes were tuff, but the end project was fun. I love how he debates with class.

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funny man just got in his class this term but i hear he has a lot of pride for his country with the bagpipe n all

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sometymez i have no clue wht hes talking bout... but he is a cool teacher!

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study your red sox trivia. cool guy though.

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he's hard.but funny.cool teacher.brilliant

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he is brilliant, there's really no denying it. he can be difficult though, especially when anything he's involved in isn't doing well ie Mocktrial etc.

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good teacher, gave me thebest grade i ever got, 98! All you have to do is your homework, and get a good grade on the debate. Still can't get over the kilt.

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hes really cool , I love the debates in class

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hes always lazy! in class he spends half the time making fun of ppl n rarely teaches. he gives so much group class work instead of teaching! lazy!

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lousy teacher! he talks ALL the time in class n den gives u a lousy class partition grade. like how can we participate w/ him talking!! gives unfair grades!

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He's a little quirky but really a good person who gets his point across sometimes not with the best language however.

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He is a really smart guy, i really learnt a lot from him.

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One of the best teachers in the school. Easy if you're not lazy and actually want to learn.

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The reason I say he's easy is because he's easy if you actually do what he wants you to. A great teacher who is one of the few who might actually teach you something in our school.

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He's not easy and he's certainly not going to like you if you slack off, but the man is brilliant and unique in his opinions. He is certainly not typical.

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