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Steve Drajpuch Edit

Based on 41 Ratings
Social Studies Teacher at New Trier Township High School
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Jun 18, 2014 Probably my favorite NT teacher. Lectures were hilarious and educational. He is lazy and takes his time with grading but he gives you a rubric explaining what he grades for and isn't a bitter grader. Didn't give nightly reading check quizzes. Awesome Flag Rating

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Nov 09, 2012 Looking back, I don't think I've ever had a worse teacher Flag Rating

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Aug 18, 2012 Honestly, this guy is just kind of lazy. About one day a week we would do absolutely nothing in class, while he lectured us on something irrelevant like what a proper bagel is or why kids who go to NT are spoiled brats that are too uptight about everything. Even though he seems to know his stuff underneath, we did most of the same activities every day. Looking back on the year, I could maybe tell you three facts that I learned the whole year, none of which he actually taught me. Flag Rating

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Jun 12, 2012 He is Lazy. He does not give your papers back before the next one is due, so you have no idea what to change. He gives you letter grades not number grades so you have no idea where you are. He tells you to figure it out. I hope you get Trajos who is nicer and a much more engaged and interesting teacher, and interested in helping his students. Drajpuch milks the system, taking lots of days off. Trust me, you do not want him. He does not give you the benefit of the doubt and is not invested. Flag Rating

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Jun 10, 2012 He knows US history very well and is a fun teacher. Contrary to popular belief, we actually did work in class, although most of it came from questions students had. The curriculum might change next year, but this past year it helped to read Divine, Amsco, and the ch. summaries online with the know-and-do list for each test. He grades essays a little harshly, but it helps for the AP test. He wants you to come in to see him and he can really help you. You have to work hard for that grade, though. Flag Rating

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Jun 01, 2012 Mr Drajpuch is a fantastic teacher. He taught me so much this year. His classes are really fun and he is really easy going, but we still learn a lot at the same time. Awesome teacher! Flag Rating

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May 15, 2012 definitely one of my favorite teachers of all time. probably the hardest APUSH teacher, he's definitely worth getting. Just remember: God Hates the Whigs, No one, and i mean NO ONE listens to william jennings bryan, he doesn't care, and thats capitalism baby. theres winners and losers. Also remember that President Taft carried the weight of his party Flag Rating

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Apr 28, 2012 awesome teacher, one of my favorite of all time lots o fun Flag Rating

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Jan 19, 2012 An absolute disgrace to New Trier's prestigious history. An alien residing on planet Earth. Seriously, just look at his face. Flag Rating

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Aug 24, 2011 Let's be honest, you cannot go into this class expecting to learn everything you need to know for the tests in the time allotted. Mr. Drajuch knows that, so don't expect him to teach you much about US history in class. Do expect to learn about Tom Brady and bagels though. You know, the important things. He is very amusing, but the brunt of the workload falls on you... and the textbook, be prepared to marry that thing. I'm glad I had him as a teacher though, he's a good guy. Flag Rating

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May 15, 2011 Horrid teacher. Deserves to be teaching a lunatic asylum. Flag Rating

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Mar 14, 2011 No doubt if you're writing glowing reviews about Mr.Drajpuch, you've been selected as a favorite (kudos) and additionally are the typical NT student, with nothing of your own to say, but regurgitate exactly what you hear, especially if it sounds profound. Drajpuch's "life lessons" are nothing you couldn't have deduced without a little far sightedness in life, beyond grades and college, the object of many of his lectures. They waste class time that could be used clarifying subject matter, or perhaps, shocker Flag Rating

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Feb 16, 2011 Mr. Drajpuch is a brilliant AP USH history teacher with a great sense of humor. He tends to get a bit off track in class, but when he's on topic, he gives thorough, fast-paced, interesting, and insightful lessons. HIs class is challenging and it is definitely beneficial to see him outside of class if you have any concerns or questions; you will for the most part get clear, helpful answers in response. Just make sure you aren't too mindful of grades in his class because he is a man who values learning for th Flag Rating

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Nov 03, 2010 APUSH was one of the best classes i took at new trier because of drajpuch. he's a tough teacher and expects you to do the reading every day so that you can have real discussions in class. we would talk about us history but also about current events and interesting things. he expects a lot of you and you have to be motivated, but if you're willing to learn on your own outside of class you'll get a lot out of it and the ap test will be really easy Flag Rating

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Nov 03, 2010 drajpuch is so great, i had him for apush. he really expects you to do the reading and work hard outside of class so that you can have good discussions in class. if you do the reading you'll be fine and you'll totally enjoy the class. he's a us history genius and is willing to help you if you go into his office and ask Flag Rating

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Oct 24, 2010 Drajpuch is a wonderful teacher and a great man. The life lessons he teachers are just as important as the history.Enjoy his class; the hard work is all worth it in the end. Flag Rating

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Oct 24, 2010 This class was probably my favorite class at New Trier. Mr. Drajpuch help build my enthusiasm for history every day, especially with projects like the simulations. Yes, it is a tough class, but if you put the effort into it, it can be one of your most rewarding classes. Flag Rating

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Sep 29, 2010 Fantastic class! I couldn't ask for a more charming teacher and fulfilling subject. I've just entered this class, but believe that it is a safe assumption that Mr. Drajpuch is an extremely qualified teacher. Flag Rating

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Sep 29, 2010 It is definitely true that this class is not easy, but it is by far the best class I have every experienced at New Trier. Not only is Mr. Drajpuch one of the most eloquent speakers I have ever met, I was absolutely captivated my the level of discussion that I experienced everyday. I could not recommend a better class to a rising junior. APUSH is rewarding and Mr. Drajpuch will remain as one of my inspirations in regards to my continuation of history in college. Flag Rating

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Sep 29, 2010 I've only had him for about 2 months. but i can already tell his class is going to be awesome. he is hilarious-- best part of my dayy!! Flag Rating

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Sep 09, 2010 Easily one of the best teachers at New Trier, comes to history with an enthusiasm unrivaled by his peers. Flag Rating

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Jun 21, 2010 clearly my least favorite teacher in my new trier experience. Arrogant and plays favorites. Wastes time and is mor interested in himself than his students Flag Rating

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Jun 04, 2010 he's not that smart and he is really ignorant. I got an A in his APUSH class, but it was unnecesarily hard. He definetly picks favorites. I do not know what he is doing as sponsor of Student Alliance because he does nothing. His class periods are not extremely productive and his tests are quite challenging. Try to switch into Plank if you get him. He is really mean about rounding grades up too. One of my friends was at 89.9 and he wouldn't round her:( Flag Rating

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May 18, 2010 Hard teacher, but prepares you for the APUSH exam very well. Hands down one of the most intelligent teachers I've ever had. Flag Rating

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Mar 25, 2010 Extremely difficult grader, unwilling to help students in the slightest way. Vastly more difficult than any of the other AP teachers. Flag Rating