Having Mr. Zimmermann as my Spanish teacher sometimes felt like I wasn't learning any spanish. However, I enjoyed his class for the experience! He is very knowledgeable and provides "teaching moments" to us on how he survived living in El Salvador during wartime & gives us some assignments on biology (such as trash/recycling/"el plástico"). He is very lenient on homework assignments & wants us to "shine" (participate). He's very easygoing, funny, & adorable! He gives good life advice.
GOAT. He is the greatest. Better than Kobe and everyone else
Mr. Zimmermann is probably one of the most knowledgeable Spanish teachers on campus as he teaches both AP Spanish Literature and AP Spanish Language. That being said, his teaching style is very variant and at times he'll talk off topic for the whole period and other times he'll assign silent book work for the whole period. He expects 100% Spanish in his class and has rather difficult tests throughout the year, but the final and benchmarks are much much easier. Overall nice guy but weird class.
He doesn't know how to grade!
Mr. Zimmerman is a very weird man. He talks mostly in Spanish. He rarely talks in English. One time I turned in an assignment late one day because I forgot it at my house. He said he drops it to 50% because I didn't have it. He needs to understand that students make mistakes. He should at least drop it down a grade. Also he yells ALOT and has favorites. He's very energetic and moody at times. He assigns assignments like we are experts on Spanish. Honestly my textbook is better than Mr. Zimmerma
Too confusing. Expects all his students to understand every single word that comes out of his mouth. Isn't clear enough with instructions. Just throws assignments at students like it's nothing and doesn't seem like he is really fit to be a teacher.
I had him as my teacher last year for AP Spanish and he is literally one of the best teachers I have ever had!!! He cares about his students and he'll bring up "teaching moments" about life in general and even though they got annoying it helped in a way. He barely gives tests it's more short essays and in class work. We have few group projects that require presentation and count a lot toward your grade and its not hard if you don't procrastinate but if you have him YOU ARE BLESSEDDDD!!
I had him for AP Spanish Language last year. He's really nice and he realllyyy cares about his students succeeding. While it's true he spends most of the year in his teaching moments, the month before the AP test we do a lot of prep thus the exam was very easy (I got a 5). He's never had a student not pass the AP Lang exam, do with that what you will. Great AP Spanish Lang teacher!
Mr. Zimmermann is a great person, but sometimes his lessons are confusing. He has teaching moments, where he teaches you about the world and life, and honestly, he is so funny. Sometimes, the work load makes you sad, but he's still a great teacher. He's so nice and a sweet heart, and you'll love him.
best teacher out there, he prepared me to get a perfect score on my AP Test :)
He absolutely cannot teach. He spends most of his time lecturing you about your life rather than teach you spanish. He expects everyone in the class to already be a spanish speaker when most of the kids can barely understand the language.
He only likes students who participate a lot and get As in the class. If you're a quiet student, he will dislike you. Literally, if he likes you, you can get away with nearly anything, but if he hates you, good luck even asking to use the restroom.
Only has teaching moments but truely cares about his students. Out final project was the essay part of the AP test so everyone in the class got a 5
He's an amazing dude, anytime I have an issue I don't feel intimidated going up to him to talk. Having said that he's a worthless teacher and I don't know how he hasn't been fired HE DOESN'T TEACH. All he does is talk about life lessons (which are meaningless by the way) and he uses two-thirds of the period to give said life lesson. This wouldn't be so bad if he used vocab words to give the "life lesson" but he doesn't. Also he gives his "life lesson" in English, bad English at that.
His Spanish 3 class is honestly a joke. If you don't pass his class there's something wrong with you. I slept through his class and still got a high B.
He doesn't really teach. He uses most of his time for "teaching moments" and then whatever classwork we SHOULD have done, becomes homework. He barely collects anything. He says stuff that sound super offensive (although we don't think he means it). He's not the best teacher out there but his class if pretty easy as long as you do your work. He does care about his students and is pretty nice though.
I can honestly say, in my first 6 weeks of being there he only had ONE moment where he taught us. He has his "teaching" moments about subjects he really shouldn't ever give his absurd opinions on (single moms, drugs, ethnicities, religion). Ap lang Is really simple to keep a good grade if you do your work, but as a person and teacher he's not the best. It's true he prefers Hispanics (esp. salvis) I can only hope somebody doesn't tell him off too bad one day, good luck w/ Zimmermann.
All you do in the class is activities from the book and dialogues. so if you don't mind giving two presentations per weak then this is the class for you. Make sure to keep your activities organized because he will collect them all at the end of the semester. Also make sure to do all the extra credit you could or after school or at lunch, Besides that all he does is talk to you about something completely random for about 30 - 40 minutes every day.
Mr Z is the most caring teacher out there, it really breaks his heart when his students arent doing well. Im his TA and I see how sad he gets, he always tries helping and he stays after school every day except Fridays to tutor students, I had him for AP Lit so we did A LOT of work but it was all worth it when we came to the AP Exam
If you have ap language it will be the easiest A of your life. But i don't recommend ap spanish lit. He doesn't teach well enough for you to understand. He will just make you do a bunch of essays and packets. Prefers Hispanics. He's really nice though, likes to talk and waste a lot of time.
I did absolutely nothing for the entire AP language course and i got a B both semesters. He is the AWESOMEST teacher to have too! and hes hilarious! xD
"teaching moment" thats all i have to say. if you have him, you know what im talking about :D
he look slike bob's big boy! <3 i love him! he was super easy and helped me pass my A.P test!
hes the best AP language teacher EVER! we had lots of parties and he talked ALOT! so we didnt even do much work! he even admitted he dislikes the white kids haha loved his class
zimmermann is really cool! its true, you don't learn a lot in his class but he teaches you a lot of life lessons. he is one of the best teachers i have ever had in this crappy school! I LOVE YOU Z-MAN
he is super funny!!!! it's awesome how he has his "teaching moments!" He's one of the only good teachers at this crappy school.
a terrible spanish teacher who thinks that if we know what the boook says..we know spanish...lack of communication...lots of in class bookwork...ive learned only what the book tells me......:(
thanks to zimmerman, i learned so much spanish, excellent teacher
he was nice to people who actually did their work. i got an a in this class, although i didn't really learn much. he talks way too much and goes out of topic A LOT.
I loved Zimmie! He is very moody but very nice. I absoutely learned nothing in his class, but still got an A. Try to get on his good side then you'll be fine. A very nice person!
a waste of a teacher. lied about my grade and ruined my gpa. got through half of the book in an entire year.
I loved his class because he made things interesting, especially with his stories. Sometimes he lacked a little focus, but it was a good class.
loved his class... his carita felize's made my day ahha
yea, mr. z can go off talking about him eating duck and stuff, but its easy if u do everything.
yeah its true mr. zimmerman sometimes goes into his own world but he is such a funny guy, and really nice too. CARITA FELIZ SIGFRIDO!!