Average 4.58 based on 59 teacher ratings
Rick Platek is a Computer Science teacher at Stuyvesant High School located in New York, New York. Rick Platek's 59 teacher ratings contributes to Stuyvesant High School's ranking of 1,032 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Stuyvesant High School is 4.11 stars.
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The best CS teacher around. Teaches material in a straight forward, easy to understand manner, he makes CS a lot more approachable for filthy normies such as myself. Never had so much fun in a class at Stuy before.

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Love love love this man. He explains everything so well and makes it easy to succeed in his class. I had him for intro cs1 and got a 98. I was really interested in comp sci and signed up for cs2. I miss him so much; Now I'm failing Holmes and never want to take cs again... Just shows how important a good teacher is.

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Mr.Platek is Honestly the best teacher i have had in stuyvesant he is soo simple and teaches everything so clearly i have learned so much in his class and his tests yet a bit hard there should be no reason for youu to fail he provides tons of practice and
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He's such a great teacher, his tests are fair because he gives u a practice test one day before the test which helps A LOT! And he curves SO MUCHHH!!! He tries to give as most partial credits as he can. He's just very lenient on tests and everything in general. Always late to his class but so nice about it. He explains things so clearly and patiently! Never seen him get mad before and so polite! OMG! LITERALLY THE BEST TEACHER! So surprised to find out he was a boxer tho cuz he's so quiet.

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A wonderful and inspirational teacher, he got me interested in pursuing Computer Science. His tests are pretty hard, you need to study for them. He's a pretty soft-spoken guy, so if you don't hear him say something, tell him, and he'll be happy to clear it up. He was also once a professional boxer, pretty amazing. I can't even imagine him with boxing gloves on, duking it out with someone else.

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This dude is the realest g on the block yo. He really can teach, he's very professional in a good kind of way, and overall is such a likable teacher. His tests are very appropriate and are always based off what you are doing in his class. He's pretty funny and very intelligent, he'll make you love CS if you already like it. My dude looks like reformed Slim Jesus, plus he's got a great sense of humor. Probably my best teacher at Stuy. Don't get him upset tho, cuz rumor has it he was a boxer?

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Mr. Platek is a really good teacher. I learned a lot from his class. He was also really helpful whenever I had questions. His tests are fair.

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Quiet, but funny teacher. He's a bit unusual but that's what makes him my favorite teacher ever.

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Had him for AP Compsci. AWESOME TEACHER! VERY HELPFUL!! Handed in a project late once but didn't lose any points. He also leaves hw up to you. He never checks and it's your responsibility to do it, but when you're swamped with hw, its ok if you skip his and pay attention when he goes over it in class. This way, you still learn the material and don't lose points. win-win situation

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He's actually so amazing!!! He's a really good teacher, but like he can be quiet unless you speak to him first. If you just don't understand computer science, you are tight no matter what teacher you have, but platek is one of the better ones. <3 him!

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had him for ml1 really easy. he doesnt rlly get mad or annoyed, willing to help u if u need an explanation. he gives light homework. hes pretty cool :)

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Most awesome teacher because all of his tests are printed by rick.

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What the last guy said.

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Awesome computer science teacher, but is a bit boring at times. Challenging labs but easy tests.

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Mr.Platek is the best computer science teacher by far, especially if you like it. If you don't understand something he'll always be glad to explain it to you, and he never seems to get mad. cool guy

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hes awesome

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very helpful and cool

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He's a good teacher. Easy to understand and very helpful when you don't get something. The grades he gives are very fair. Tests aren't hard as long as you pay attention in class. :P

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definitely one of the best comp sci teachers in stuy. not that the others are that bad. he's clear, and tests are hard because they're ap questions.

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had him two years ago... he's such a nice guy, just a poor teacher. he gave me a decent grade, but i came out of that class not knowing much. :P

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he is a good teacher but failed me because i didnt get any of the material but i understand why he didnt pass me ):

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He's definitely one of the nicest teachers at Stuy. He gives tons of partial credit. If you do well on the final, you'll get a good grade.

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Had him for comp sci 8 years ago...unpleasant experience (probably because CS isn't for me). had him for math... I thought he was much more effective. He is a very nice guy, borderline pushover.

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monotone. good teacher. i didnt understand comp-sci. hes fair with the grading. very reserved teacher

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he's very reserved, but he's a great teacher! you'll have fun in his class, but his grades are given out strictly based on your test grades.

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Extremely nice. Very quiet but he definitely knows his stuff.

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Really sweet. Always ready to help you, though he can be unclear sometimes. The class is laid back and relaxed. I really hope he curves grades a bit. You can't get lower than a 90.

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Good teacher. A little...plain, I suppose. Straightforward. Uhh...what else...used to be a boxer? :O

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The best comp sci teacher. If you think you like comp sci, make sure to get him as a teacher

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Great guy , very well spoken and writes code nicely

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no personality at all. it's just like learning from a computer.

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Mr. Platek was my best friend. I don't think he realised it.

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Taking MC1M. Not so much work, no tests. Seems nice. He tries to help the students and explain problems when people are confused. Nonetheless, not doing so well. But that's just me, I don't really get the more complex stuff.

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i suggest you pay attention to his lessons and not play games like i did..lol...but overall hes ok...i still can't understand scheme at all..no matter how much i paid attnetion =/

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I LOVE HIM!

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I think Platek tries, but I personally did not learn much from him. He seemed to think everyone should get comp sci easily, and when I tried to get extra help, he didn't really try to help,

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good teacher and cool, but i still cant understand scheme.

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wonderful man

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SOOOOOOO nice SOOOOOOOOO cool

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He seems kind of shy but once you get to scheme, things become clearer. Is a very good person and teacher, and very helpful with stuff, but it seems he has to big of a class to teach his materials to everyone.

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easy grader on tests, will explain if things get confusing. funny, nice, guy. but a little boring sometimes. make sure to sit in the front, cuz otherwise u'll prob 1) not be able to see much and 2) not be able to hear much

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his class is very enjoyable, albeit a little slow at times. he is extremely receptive to questions and both a fair and lenient grader.

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His eyes twinkle. So nice and a great teacher.

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very helpful and wants you to understand the material :)

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Isnt that great of a teacher, but is very nice and helpful.

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hes really cool, a really good teacher, and is really funny if you listen to him

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I feel very comfortable in his class. Somehow everyone is quiet and you never have to worry about what he thinks of you.

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very nice teacher, kinda reminds me of spinner from degrassi!

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"average," I first thought. Now I know, he gets the job done. I kind of wished for Mr. Granovski for comp sci., but I respect Platek and like his class.

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He seems really shy, but he knows what he is talking about. His tests and homework are kinda hard, but he is a really easy grader.

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Awesome guy. Seems like he's shy, but by the end of the year, he'll be telling kids to shut up and telling us interesting stuff.

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Nice guy. A lot better than Jaye.

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very good teach

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cares what happens to us.

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