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Richard Topper Edit

Based on 20 Ratings
English Teacher at Cheltenham High School
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Aug 08, 2014 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. Flag Rating

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Feb 19, 2014 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. Flag Rating

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Apr 17, 2012 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 :) Flag Rating

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Aug 28, 2009 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. Flag Rating

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Dec 21, 2008 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. Flag Rating

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Dec 25, 2007 one of the top 3 teachers I ever had in High School, or college. His AP English changed my life. Flag Rating

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Jun 24, 2007 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 Flag Rating

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May 09, 2006 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. Flag Rating

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May 29, 2005 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 Flag Rating

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Jan 03, 2005 overall decent teacher, not too much work, a nice guy. but he talks to much and is very unhelpful and i just dont like him Flag Rating

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Dec 19, 2004 i really dont like this guy Flag Rating

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Aug 31, 2004 Worst department head ever! Flag Rating

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Jan 24, 2004 I dont think I learned that much but I enjoyed the class and he really helped with college essays. Flag Rating

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Jan 14, 2004 This guy is so nice, I had a teacher who told us the PSSAs were more important than breathing, and he calmed us all down. he's so nice! Flag Rating

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Dec 20, 2003 Mr. Topper IS a fraud of a teacher. Yes, I used a linking verb. Also, when he shows you Amacord and tries to explain what it's about, he's wrong. Flag Rating

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Dec 17, 2003 Way to be. I enjoy the man, but it's hard to stay awake first period, especially with him talking a lot of the time. He takes symbolism to a new level. Flag Rating

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Dec 08, 2003 just a brilliant guy with a genuine love of his students and Literature. My SATII Writing score rose 110 points after just 2 months of his class. Great Stuff! Flag Rating

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Nov 26, 2003 Topper is awesome, really smart and really cool. If your going to give him a bad review at least say why. Flag Rating

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Nov 20, 2003 smart as hell, really interesting... pray for him Flag Rating

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Sep 23, 2003 amazing teacher Flag Rating