Took his class this last year and I can honestly say he's one if the best teachers I've ever had. Dont get me wrong he can be a little irritating sometimes and if you were to ask me back in January if I like him I'd probably say not too Much, but thats changed. This man is so knowlegable about music, movies, literature and the world around him. If you end up getting Mr Ajlouny consider yourself lucky cause just like he says about his teaching "you're never gonna get this anywhere else" haha
Reminiscent of Jim DeLong from Bret Harte, Ajlouny is arguably the best English teacher at Leland. Not only is he highly knowledgable on the subjects he teaches, his snarky SOB attitude makes his class that much more enjoyable. Ajlouny's "tangents" are so interesting and at the same time, he finds ways to tie everything into the lesson. I highly recommend Ajlouny to anyone who enjoys film, music, or literature. Ajlouny is a true character with charisma and taste. I promise, he does his job well.
The class feels like there is not much work to do, there is not so much homework but it will not make the class an easy A, especially when you have these assessments that pop up that he doesn't teach much on. He doesn't talk about the Beatles but he will go on tangents off of tangents that you will be confused hearing all the bs he says. He tends to say his beliefs in culture and tries to relate to the lesson. When you respond to a question he will keep on questioning you. Here's a 3 and So What
Hands down best teacher you'll have no doubt about it.
He's a Beatles looking wannabe that talks mostly about Politics, rather than actual English. Easy teacher to have if you wanna sleep or get by senior year. His efforts to relate with the class were horrible because he's stuck in his teenage generation. Get on his good side, because he most definitely has favorites throughout the year. It was dreadful hearing his band, which had absolutely no heart or soul to it, and sounded like a China brand version of the Beatles. I don't reccomend him at all.
My 3 older siblings took his class and I first found out about him from my older brother, who fell in love with his class. He has such a great way of thinking & he plays older music during journals & plays the piano during class. He's obsessed with the Beatles & his room is full of posters of different bands! If you want an easy, fun, & thoughtful class, hope you get ajlouny! His life stories are crazy & if you ever get bored, just asked about anyone on the wall. I love love love his class.
He is a teacher that loves to talk about politics inside of his class. But sadly he knows nothing about it. He's liberal as hell and very subjective. He always pretend to be knowledgeable about history but the ideas that he wants to express are contradictory. Maybe a ok person, but not a good teacher.
He's nice. Loves the beatles
well, he calls on u, but talking in that class is so easy!
r u one of thoseppl who hate talking in class? are u more of an observer/listener than a speaker/participator? why?is is bcuz u always freak out when the teacher call on u and u hate being in the spotlight? well, ur so lucky, his class is so chill!
he is my future husband i will pay him to hang out with me
He's definitely not a bad guy, but he really needs to consider others' opinions. He shoves his views down your throat like it's a ___ In that sense, it makes the class incredibly tedious; you get to listen to him drone on and on about his outlook on life and his more-than-frequent tangents. He's also very insecure about himself - failed high school, smoked, drank, etc. That's fine, but he tries to cover it up with self-induced pride i.e. boasting about doing okay at DeAnza.
GREAT TEACHER. He is like a philosopher in our class. He has taught me to look at things differently and to analyse more in depth. You should definatly take his film studies class and pray that you get his english class
great teacher. really enjoy the class. Glad I took him.
Best teacher ever. A lot of fun. I love how he plays music daily as a warm up with a reflection question....cool class...cool teacher. The Beatles Rock~!
Nice guy. Knows a lot about a lot. You need to sit back and relax if you want to enjoy the class because if you don't you will feel like you are wasting your time. You will learn a lot in his class if you pay attention.
The thing about Ajlouny is that he has the tendency to either turn you off completely or keep you wanting more. After 2 years of having the guy I had a love/hate mindset for him. Somedays, I couldn't wait for class and, other days, I wouldn't even want to go. He's extremely bias and blunt, yet I still respected him. He's a good and bizzare guy/teach which makes him great in my opinion. In the end, you'll realize that as boring as the class (english or film) might of been, you would take it again
haha this guy. one of the highlights of my senior year, once i got over the fact that he's more like a playful, eccentric, liberal, opinionated, beatlemanic, garrulous, swashbuckling older brother tha
He is such a great teacher, he has helped me so much with actually reading and writing essays, he's also got me into the beatles and replacements!
We are the sons of no one.....bastards of young!
He's extremely annoying in the sense that his grading system is terrible and he thinks he's the coolest teacher and he always plays bad music and he like raves about it to everyone.
Sadly, one of the worst teacher I've ever had, he is a great person, yet when it comes to teaching, he doesn't consider other's opinion. Teaches only through his opinion. Not a good teacher to have.
Mr. Aj is very knowledgeable on the subject he teaches (film) If you don't like the Beatles already, he'll make you a fan. Class grade was based on some small hw and 2 tests, so take good notes.
No hw, means that you must do well on the few tests in order to pass the class.
He has no lesson plans, which he prides himself on. I like teachers that have a plan of what to teach each day. He likes to "wing" some of the days by talking about his obsession with the Beatles.
I dont get what people say about his shooting you down, if you have an idea worth proving he can't say anything about it. Most people don't so they let him win.
He has good intentions and shows good potential as a teacher, but can be petty sometimes. The trick to his class is never question his interpretation. You'll have an easier time than I did if you do.
cool guy but can be really mean to you if you get on his bad side. he'll like pick on you in class and grade you tougher
I learned the most from him on how to write papers which has really helped me in college so far. He does come off kind of intimidating but he's cool. He reminds me of Johnny Depp!
i dunno how on earth to explain what the deal is with this guy... always on the fence about him. he's pretty cool tho.
He means well, and i respect his passion. However, he picks on his students way too often and looks down on everyone else's views
He is awesome! He is by far the best teacher at Leland. He's really an amazing person! Oh, and Citizen Kane is the greatest movie of all time and The Beatles are the best band ever!
Great teacher! He takes an analytical view on life and society and interprets it for students. I wouldn't hesitate to say that he is one of the best at Leland.
Compared to all of my other years of English, I love his class the most. Makes you analyze & think on your own (a lot). Randomly calls on you so keep up on the reading. Chill, fair effort to get an A.
Mr. Ajlouny is probably the single greatest teacher i've had in my four years at Leland. Very knowledgible on alot of topics. Very refreshing to have a teacher that is such a big fan of music and movies, he opens his students minds to quality art that most kids now a days wouldn't bother looking into. Sometimes a hard grader with essays and whatnot but still one of the best and most interesting teachers i've ever had. And to these other ratings: he isn't really mean, he's just kidding!! AND Beatles RULE!
wayyy to opinionated...he hates just about anyone who disagrees with him and doesnt allow freedom of thought..dont tell him u play video games...
Mr. Ajlouny is a very unique guy...he likes to think outside of the box but he's a little bit too opinionated.
The only teacher that influence my life and taught me all around information in my high school life. Connect the points of what he's talking about and you get good knowledge =)
I had him for senior english and he is a very entertaining person. I don't think I really learned anything new in his class but because of him I now listen to better music.
a fun teacher, but i dont know if i learned much about english. quite arragont and but generally has good tastes in the arts. not the same can be said for his own music though.
One of the lamest teachers I had in my four years at Leland. Elitist who encourages elementary-level writing (I ignored everything he said about essays and aced them all). Avoid.
Mr. Ajlouny was my favorite enlish teacer ever. While learning a lot about english and essay-writing (this class really helped me to write better),I also learned a ton about music!
no clue what hes talking about. complete ego about his stupid music. thinks he knows everything. complete elitest. ignores people who have thoughts of their own
Not worth your time. Hippie teacher who harps on his own music and that's all/
I learned so much on the history of the English language. You have to know the history of something before you can study it. He gives you the grade you earned.
Don't take this teacher if you expect to learn anything about english, just dorky music.
Mr Ajlouny is SO AWESOME! He's so intelligent and just soo fun! You rock my world Mr Ajlouny!! =)
Intersting teacher, but it's impossible to argue with him, because as soon as he is wrong, he turns to another conversation.
Take him for music appreciation and you will learn mre then you ever wanted to know about the beatles and Alice in wonderland.
This is probrably one of my best English teachers, although he forces his opinons upon students. He should be more open minded to other types of things.
He knows a lot about what he is teaching and can be very insightful
He is a good teacher but has a strong thoughts of his own. I'v learned a lot from him.
i'll say, i've learned just about everything but english in this class, but that class is the highlight of my day :) i like all the discussions, especially the music and culture
AWESOME TEACHER. i'VE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT CULTURE IN HIS CLASS.
My friends and I have a goal of one day having a TG with him, while we sit and argue about random things.
mr. ajlouny is the best! i've learned so much about life and culture in his class. he's also an awesome shakespeare teacher! i laugh at all the people who took english ap for missing out on such a great teacher!
great teacher/musician... hes paying me to say it ;P.. but yesh, he is a great teacher
he's cool and all.. but he makes me afraid to speak in the class.....
Awesome teacher. You learn alot in the class I will say. it may not seem like it but you will. the only flaw is I think if your opinion doesn't agree with his he will cut it down.
thinks he's cool, but he's just an in-and-out teacher.
Good music, but faar too opionated. Don't get in an arguement with him if you want a good grade in the class.
I don't know how to describe him. He's kinda cool, but super arguementative when someone doesn't agree with him. He plays good music I agree, but that doesn't make up for personality flaws. He'll be better if we actually do more work. It gets kinda boring
Mr. A is probably the coolest teacher at Leland High. He's opened my eyes to a new world of music.
cool teacher. very nice and helpful. knows how to get attention from students.