T-Bear is a pretty polarizing teacher. Personally, I like him a lot, but others' personalities may clash with his. To some, he might come off as self-righteous, but not without reason; he knows what the hell he's talking about. I've improved vastly as a writer since taking AP Lang.
Travis Barrett is a prick. He truly believes that everyone who disagrees with him is wrong, and if you don't like poetry, you're wrong. His quizzes are nothing more than memorization of obscure book quotes. He's got no moral code, he's petty, shallow, and overbearing to the point of assigning extra homework to specific students he doesn't like. He's the worst teacher I've ever had, and the worst "man" I've ever had the displeasure of knowing. 500 words doesn't do his awful persona justice.
Mr. Barrett is an awesome teacher. His enthusiasm for the material and the class is clearly expressed. His test are difficult; HOWEVER, he does teach AP courses. No one said AP courses were going to be easy. If you need help on content or writing, you have to ask for it. He can't read you mind if you're struggling! He tells the best literary jokes and just generally cares about his students. It takes a specific person to take his classes. Not because he's difficult, but because the content is.
He expects you to follow the rules (ie phones, tardiness). And though he seems to hate the world, he's actually a really caring guy, if you pay attention to him talk about his life. As for his class, if you can show him that you care about the material as much as he does, he'll be a great teacher. But if you close your mind, then his class will be hell. And his tests: hard; he usually thinks differently than his students, but they're beatable, if you study to UNDERSTAND. Great college prep.
... I have nothing good to say about this guy. He hates everything and everyone.
Never teaches anything, just leads class discussions. Grades things unfairly and some of his tests are impossibly hard
He's very smart but expects a ton from sophmores, it feels like we're seniors. he'll be happy teaching AP Lit. next year, im sure.
He was my favorite teacher at Coffman. He may be hard, but he helped me get to where I am today. If you take his class, you will be ready for college. You won't just be ready-- you will breeze through your freshman English course and laugh at the course material. I'm a senior majoring in AYA Integrated Arts currently, and I still am reading and constantly going back to things we did in his class. My advice, if he is too "hard" for you: talk to him; he really will try to understand you.
You have to work hard to get a good grade, but it IS possible. He's helpful and nice, and I really liked his class. I also learned a lot.
Gives bad grades, while giving no explanation whatsoever. Extremely hard and rather unfair grader. Offers help occasionally. but its not really helpful...
He's a good teacher and a funny guy. I'm not sure but for some reason I think he hates me. Its' so hard to tell sometimes
Mr. Barrett varies from one extreme to the other. Some days he's the most insightful teacher I have, and others he's the most pomp and void of anything remotely constructive.
Funny guy, and I good teacher. He really knows the material.
If you are struggling in his classes, then you're really not ready for college.