Average 4.61 based on 31 teacher ratings
Steve Farbstein is a retired Science teacher at Stuyvesant High School located in New York, New York. Steve Farbstein's 31 teacher ratings contributes to Stuyvesant High School's ranking of 1,017 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Stuyvesant High School is 4.1 stars.
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Had Mr. Farbstein 18 years ago. Still remember him as one of the best teachers - no BS, willing to go beyond whatever was in the textbook to encourage you to learn. Won't forget him.

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he was an awesome AP psychology teacher. he knew his material and his discussions really made you think in class. his tests were difficult but few were actually in class. unfortunately, he is retired now.

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Steve was my psych, biology, philosophy teacher, 1980-1982. The most influential teacher of my youth, both by inspiring to seek different angles on truth & experience, and through his challenging, iconic, interrogative style.

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Had him for AP psych and personality readings, adored the guy, adored the courses. Tests were take home, thus open book, still tough. Now majoring in psychology in college because of him.

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i have farbstein for ap psych and readings in the theory of personality, and because of him i'm thinking about majoring in psychology. i think about the world differently now!

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Mr. Farbstein taught me that you can't BS your way through life. His tests were a wake-up call that even if you are naturally smart, you still need to study. Great guy, and fair.

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Probably my 1st or 2nd favorite teacher ever! Witty, spends time on stories, and it's like the knowledge magically appears in your head.

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I had him for biology. Great teacher, awesome sense of humor. He is a bit insulting, but it's really more amusing than actually insulting. Hard tests, but he's a very good grader.

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Very cool, but don't expect to be remembered if you're one of the quiet ones.

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What can I say- the best!

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Makes Biology seem easy. Great sense of humor. Much better then Biering

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I still remember him as one of my favorite teachers. I hated biology 1st semester, but really liked 2nd semester when I had him - he explains the subject incredibly well!!

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farbstien is THE man. one of the best teachers i have ever had

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Farbstein's a great teacher. Biology's hard, but he manages to teach it well, and you've got to love his sense of humor.

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Farbstein's FANTASTIC for freshman bio! I just finished studying for my final and everything came back to me in a split second when I reviewed. That's how good he is.

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He is an extremely cool teacher, and if you pay attention he absorbs you into the subject. I have psychology with him and he explains everything so clearly I'm just awed.

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love mr. farbstein! had theories of prersonality with him. knows a lot and will share his knowledge. somewhat seinfeldish outlook on life.

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he is really cool. he wowed me always with his teachings and thoughts. one of the greatest teachers at stuy. hope he never retires! that man has good stories.

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Mr. Farbstein has gotta be the most awesome biology teacher ever. He's very nice and I love his sarcastic remarks. He gave me a pretty fair grade. :)

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He was so mean in a funny way!

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amazing! freshman bio was the BEST!

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One of the few teacher that shapes you, an impression that lasts a lifetime.

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If you are a diligent student, then he gives you respect. People who plan to goof off in lab, be prepared to have some sarcastic jokes made on your behalf. :)

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I like Farbstein a lot. He was a sarcastic, biting old man, but excellent fun.

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an interesting guy

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he is such a good teacher, and funny too!

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Had him about ten years ago. Great sense of humor, cool teacher.

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One of the best teachers I've ever had, college included.

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I had him as a freshman in 1988. One of the BEST teachers I've ever had, college included.

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