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Richard Topper

English Teacher at Cheltenham High School
3.0 out of 5
3.0 Overall Rating
Based on 22 Ratings

08/08/14 - My first year at college, I told my English prof about Mr. Topper's aversion to linking verbs, and he thought it was the dumbest thing he ever heard. He sounds smart to 16 year olds, but he doesn't know anything. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 1.0
Textbook Use 4.0
Exam Difficulty 1.0
2.3 Overall Rating

02/19/14 - He was one of the most amazing teachers that I have ever had. He is insightful and curious, but also very much ready to share his opinion. He brings in connections and ideas from other cultures and also ones that are relevant to high schoolers lives. He cares--a lot. He listens to everyone's views and is cautious to make sure that everyone knows that their opinion is valid. He will help you with your writing in amazing ways. I leave his class reconsidering the world and my opinions and choices. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 5.0
Textbook Use 4.0
Exam Difficulty 4.0
4.7 Overall Rating

08/11/13 - In the beginning of the year, I was so excited for his class. Then I realized how boring it was. I didn't get any phone signal in his room, which sucks, and his viewpoints were really repetitive. Almost everyone in my class just fell asleep every day because it is so boring. When I realized that he wasn't really going to teach, I stopped going. Sometimes I feel bad about it, and then I remember how much I did not like his class. Easy A if you mention sex or puberty in one of his journals. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 2.0
Knowledge 4.0
2.7 Overall Rating

04/17/12 - Topper is the type of teacher that you would think would be nice to have at the beginning of the year. He is extremely knowledgeable, but he is equally as repetitive. He has nice thoughts, but for an english teacher you would think that he would know how to execute them in a better manner. I've had the class two years in a row and know the same amount that I did when I took it the start of my junior year. He does help you to improve your writing skills though :) Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 5.0
2.7 Overall Rating

08/28/09 - If you didn't like Topper, you weren't invested enough to understand the class. He's a visionary teacher that anyone would be lucky to have. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

12/21/08 - Topper has been realy lenient with the work, but also has an amazing class. Don't try to take it unless you're ready to speak often and loudly, because he values a strong opinion- even if it's different from his own! You just have to be brave enough to voice it, stick by it, and be able to support it. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

12/25/07 - one of the top 3 teachers I ever had in High School, or college. His AP English changed my life. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 5.0
4.5 Overall Rating

06/24/07 - i agree with what someone said below--definitely one of the most unique teachers ive ever had. i'll never forget him--he was real interesting--like i could see him with his own drama show or something-he always seemed to be having some type of inner struggle. very smart. downside: i literally had him for every year of HS English Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 4.0
4.5 Overall Rating

05/09/06 - He doesnt give opinions, just history. Thems who dont like him dismiss him as "opinionated" when his teachings threaten their weak ways of life. He's right and honest. What he says you Must consider for your own well being. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

05/29/05 - Don't listen to the people who don't like topper. These people took an AP class because they thought it would look good for college,not because they like english. best teacher Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating


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