Average 3.46 based on 19 teacher ratings
Tom Knapik is a Math teacher at Patrick Henry High School located in San Diego, California. When comparing Tom Knapik's ratings to other teachers in the state of California, Tom Knapik's ratings are below the average of 4.15 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Patrick Henry High School is 3.86 stars.
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I had a great time in mr Knapik's class! Though sometimes it is difficult to understand when he is explaining things, you eventually will understand the topics if you do the homework. Tests at times can be difficult, but if you study your notes and review study guides you will be prepared. Don't be afraid to speak up and get to know him, because if you speak up he will start to like you and that will help whenever you have a question. Overall, he is a great guy and has prepared me for college

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Great person. Does know the subject himself, but does not explain well or does not explain at all because easily distracted talking about other staff during the class at does not have enough time. Posts homework late at night for the next day. Poor at posting grades online. Grades are as late as about 3 months. Difficult to get in touch as he does not read and answer your emails.

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San Diego Cactus Society lover, constantly eats pickles, has a barbed wire collection and is intresting.... all things that dont go well in a short math class, easily goes on rants, but really care about the students and if asked for help, will help

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I have him 1st period for honors and if you don't really care about math but find it relatively easy, he's a pretty good bet. He doesn't go over things super well, but he lives and breaths by the text book so you can pretty much scan it the night after and understand most things. Be forewarned, if you're at all tired during school, you'll probably fall asleep in his class. He may scold you once or twice, but if you're careful about not being overly obvious he wont do anything.

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The most interesting and kind person I've ever met.a very enjoyable class -if not always easy

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1963-64: Mr Knapik was the Ski Team coach. My name is James Lund and I was on the team. We'd practice at Theo Wirth Pk. The Twin Cities Championship was held at Wirth. My best friend, Roger Larson and I skied the hill along with 200 other kids that day. I had two good runs coming in 16th overall. Roger did well too. Roger died the Spring of 64. I pass that hill almost every day and think of Roger and Mr Knapik...........I often wish I could say "hi" to him.

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Love this class, actually learn something this year, on of my favorite teachers.

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Knapik is super chill and is really interesting, Honors Pre Calc is kinda hard, but he simplifies awkward equations and what not. however, beware his tests questions are harder then homework. on some accounts.

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Mr. Knapik has an odd sense of humor that makes class more enjoyable. He can be a little confusing at times, but I loved the way he taught. The projects were challenging but still fun and accomplishable. He tried explaining a problem in a variety of ways

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If you do extra credit for him, I don't care how many times he tells you he'll add it at semester and not to worry about it. Keep checking your grade and if he hasn't put it in(after semester)write him a note for a reminder because he will forget and it c

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He is one of the funniest teachers on campus, but that won't help since there is so little time to cram everything he expects us to learn within the year and so all his tests are pretty hard but he's a great guy anyways :p

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His personality was hard to predict and therefore, it was hard to please him. He gave out mostly hard tests and you have to be smart to think logically and catch up to his class.

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super awesome guy! really enjoy talking with mr. knapik... however his class is a bit dull and the tests are impossible!

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hmmmm...Jaffe or Knapik for AP Stats? This is not even debatable: Jaffe in a landslide.

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doesnt really know how to teach. i SHOULD transfer if you are in his class!!!

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Has unique hobbies and weird stories to tell (ask about a psychic ex), but that doesn’t help students learn math. If he offers reviews, ATTEND! If he doesn’t, then plead on your knees until he arranges for one because the class lectures are unclear.

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He teaches one way, and doesn't help you if you need it!! SWITCH OUT RIGHT AWAY IF YOUR IN HIS CLASS!!!!!

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He doesn't teach! He takes forever to grade tests too. Transfer out quick if you want to pass the AP Stats test.

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If you get his class, transfer out ASAP!

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Patrick Henry High School is located in San Diego, California with an average teacher rating of 3.86 stars. When comparing Patrick Henry High School's teachers to other teachers in the state of California, Patrick Henry High School's teachers are below the average of 4.15 stars. Patrick Henry High School ranks 474 amongst all High Schools in the state of California. Learn More