Average 4.69 based on 33 teacher ratings
Townley Chisholm is a Science teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy located in Exeter, New Hampshire. When comparing Townley Chisholm's ratings to other teachers in the state of New Hampshire, Townley Chisholm's ratings are above the average of 4.24 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Phillips Exeter Academy is 4.21 stars.
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Mr. Chisholm is the most dedicated and hardest-working teacher I have ever met. He is extremely invested in teaching his students, and he is also very involved in extracurricular activities (dorm life, clubs, etc.) and elsewhere around campus. His Biology 410 class was one of the best classes I've ever taken at Exeter and he inspired me to try out biology research, which has been very fruitful for me. His class is extremely hard, but if you are willing to put in the work, it's THE BEST.

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Mr. Chisholm is the sweetest, most caring teacher I have had. His passion for biology is apparent in every class, with every homework assignment, and with every conversation. He is so knowledgeable and smart, and cares about his students more than any other teacher I've had. His class is difficult, but worth it, as I still remain in contact with him over a year after I took his class.

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I took Evolution with Mr. Chisholm as a senior last year. He's got a great sense of humor and he's just amazing. His tests are all essay questions (no MC) and he tends to be rather vague about what to expect on the test, but as long as you did the readings and understand the concepts you're golden. Chisholm is super accessible and goes out of his way to help you if you reach out. Honestly he's one of the best teachers I've had at Exeter. 100% recommend.

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Excellent teacher, great person, but his tests are borderline impossible. It simply does not matter how much you study, you won't get above a 75 on his tests. Good luck, and may the force be with you in his class.

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Nice guy, good sense of humor, and works all hours of the day and night blasting opera. My only caveat is that Mr. Chisholm chooses favorites and whether or not he likes you is very obvious and can affect your grade dramatically. Luckily I came to his class already enjoying biology, otherwise my experience with Mr. Chisholm might have dissuaded me from the field.

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I certainly did have a hard time in his AP boo class. I almost thought of quitting the class but after talking to him, he offered me sooooo much help and I just LOOVVEE him so mush! He has great humor and really cares about his students. He is incredibly knowledgeable, yet not afraid to admit to his mistakes or things he doesn't know. I have to say I am so grateful to have had him as my bio teacher. No other teachers can make me respect as much as I respect Mr. Chisholm.

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I wish you good luck in his class

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I have respect for Mr. Chisholm, but his class is IMPOSSIBLE

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You learn a lot from Mr. Chisholm, especially learning that you need to study for his tests. All essay questions, they are hard. But you do learn a lot from him.

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Words can not describe the glory that is the Chiz. I love this man. Greatest teacher I've ever had. Difficult, but you'll learn more than any other teacher at Exeter.

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VERY STRICT, his classes are REALLY INTENSE, but you do learn with him, more than you imagine. He is an amazing teacher.

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picture one man who changes your worst-nightmare subject into your favorite class all year. just do alllllll the homework. like 3 hours a night at least. it's worth it.

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amazing teacher. very difficult but a great guy :]

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good dude

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Best biology teacher ever. Great person in great class. Hard tests but doable if you work. Has that cool humor.

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Chisholm was awesome, definitely one of the best teachers I've ever had. His tests are hard but doable if you work for it and his humor is amazing. You also have to get used to Mugsy (his parrot) squawking during tests

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A wonderful teacher and person. Served as my real adviser (I had Ms. Zia). Passionate about his subject, and instills that passion in his students. By far the best teacher I have ever had or ever will have.

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Possibly my favorite teacher at this Academy. I learned SO much in that class.. very very hard but eventually it's worth it. No wonder he's a Harvard and Oxford graduate. Love his pet parrot and tortoise

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Essay tests for ap bio are hard to get used to at first, but once you do, he is VERY helpful. After Chisholm and maranto, the AP bio test literally bore me to sleep. Easiest 5 on an ap i've gotten

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So true, Chisholm is the best bio teacher

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such a great teacher. after having chisholm, no other bio teacher seems quite as good

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A great bio teacher. You learn tons in his class if you work hard enough for it, and even though his tests are rediculously hard, he grades easy. love his humor

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impossibly hard tests but you learn a ton. also have to learn to appreciate his type of humor

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He is very hard, but not afraid to give an A if you work for it. His Evolution class is amazing. If you enjoy the class and work in it, he is one of the best.

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he definitely knows what hes talking about & hes so smart, but like those other smart teachers, he gets frustrated with the slower students. you learn a lot.

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Best teacher I've ever had. If you care about his class, which you should if you go to Exeter, you will learn more than in any other class. Great sense of humor

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really hard teacher, but informative

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struggled in his class, mostly because his tests are impossible, but he is very smart and a good teacher, although a little impatient with the slower students

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a dork but a great teacher... uses every minute of class and then some

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