Most knowledgeable person I have met. Nobody knows his/her subject like Hoch does.
Mr Hoch is def my favorite teacher and field bio is my favorite class. The field guides can be a pain but thy are easy. Hoch is very snarky but very relaxed so the class is fun and the class is great for seniors. Too many birds but the rest is fun and pretty easy. I can identify all the birds and the frogs I see now too.
Absolutely the best. How cool to be passionate, super smart and get students real life experience. Tells it like it is.
Amazing. He's mean, but in a friendly-teasing sort of way. He cares deeply for his students and treats them as equals, so long as you respect him in return. Always good for a conversation. He mostly lectures, though, so it can be hard for anyone who's not an auditory learner. Also, be ready to listen to strong opinions if you're in AP Enviro. He's passionate about what he teaches, but he sometimes gets a bit stubborn at accepting conflicting views. Overall, though,he's awesome.
Mr Hoch was a very good teacher and helped a lot to pass the OGT test. Mr Hoch and Mr Geers were great for the whole year even though some students didn't try very hard.
AP Enviro was one of my favorite classes in high school, and Hochstrasser was one of my favorite teachers! He is really sarcastic and funny. The class is a little tough, but it is rarely reading out o
Just finshed the year and APES and have to say I really enjoyed Mr H and enviro science. The class was always interesting and made me think and see a bigger picture, Watch out for the cow video, yuck.
If you're looking for an interesting, informative class, AP Environmental is the way to go. Hoch is both passionate and well-informed about his topic and enjoys teaching it. He's also very agreeable if you are having problems or if you need his help outside of class - and if you show an interest in his subject, you'll do fine. Don't talk while he's talking, don't sleep in class if you can help it, and behave like an AP student if you're taking an AP class. Fascinating topic, great teacher - act mature.
Hoch is extremely funny and seems to know everything about everything (and he's an awesome fencer!). No matter where our wandering class discussions go, we all learn something. I really enjoyed this class.
Good teacher, but likes to share is opinion too much and if he disagrees with you, he lets you know in a mean way
pretty cool guy....interesting topics of debate and an overall fun class
hoch was a good teach but i wouldnt say he was a nice guy
One of the coolest teachers I've ever had. Love his class and he makes the class really fun. He has information on just about every subject you could think of. GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!
Hoch is a great teacher but he is also an awesome fencing coach. We all learned alot.
Easily the best science teacher in the school. AP Enviro. is not like any other scince class. Be ready to think and you have to keep up with the work. No gargling. LOL
Hokemon was the best. I wish I was still in that class
Mr. Hoch for Field Biology. Makes it educational and a little fun even for some of us unmotivated kids. Its a good, relaxed way to start the morning.
Great teacher. smart, quirky, dynamic. More demanding, not as easy as Mr.S (other AP Env teacher) but you learn muchmore and are better prepared for the AP exam
Smartest man alive. Knows all and has done all. Forces students to learn whether they want to or not. An awesome teacher.
you can distract him for whole classes about the earth being flat or fencing