DeMattie knows what he is talking about, but his class (Brit lit) is sometimes overly hard. He also picks favorites.
Ah, Vitamin D. I liked you as a person but not as a teacher. While a cool guy outside of class, he was pretty much the most condescending man I had ever met. Brit lit was a challenging course that was left entirely to interpretation. Poetry can be explicated in various ways. However, if you did not explicate it in his specific way, it was wrong and you failed the tests. The tests were extended response, composed of ridiculous questions. "What was the 'ism' we talked about in class?" Dude really?
He is the most condescending man I have ever met. He provides almost no instruction in class and expects you to know everything without him doing what he's paid to. If you decide to ask questions in his class, you will not get a clear answer. If this was not bad enough, Brit Lit is all poetry and you get graded based on how much you agree with his interpretation that he never explained.
I've never met a more condescending man.. and this is coming from someone getting excellent grades in his Brit Lit class. He's extremely vague on instructions, he doesn't prepare us well for tests, and his style of teaching really wastes our time. His only redeeming quality is his humor. I'm sure he'd be a great college teacher, but as a high school teacher he leaves a lot to be desired.
best teacher!! he made a difficult class fun, and easier. He actually taught us to think for ourselves. loved it.
makes you think for yourself instead of just telling you what you need to know, which is different, and the class is kinda hard to begin with, but if you need help, just ask
He never graded our sonnet explication papers, and should really be clearer for what we need to know for tests, but he's ok.
good teacher, but tough. makes you think for yourself, instead of giving you the answers. procrastination and slacking off is the worst idea for his class. you must workk hard.
Like Dolar, the guy shows immense favoritism in Brit Lit. He was good for composition though. let us play soccer in the room.
Brit Lit is the greatest class ever. Take it - you won't regret it.
Awesome teacher, yet he never ends up grading things like sonnet explications... take his class to learn, if your OCD about grades you'll need to get over that
Mr. Demattie is a fabulous teacher. He makes you learn for yourself, rather than just giving you answers. Forces you to think. Tough, but FAIR grader. By far, my favorite teacher I've ever had. And who else spins desks??
tough teacher, ok guy, helped prepare me for college
awesome guy, played favs, but his teaching style prepares you for college (where you don't usually get direct answers!). Get to know him, he is FRIENDLY if you are willing to talk to him! Yey for the Demattie Fan Club!!!!!!!!
tough teacher and i am having trouble getting used to his class, last year i had an easier teacher and i didnt fail as easily, lol.
he plays favorites and is not over all friendly to people he does not like. Was not the best teacher for brit lit. Did not explain everything clearly.
What other teacher at NR has kids hanging out in their rooms for an hour after school? He's a great teacher, and he DEFINITELY prepares you for college! Stop complaining people!
hes got a dif approach to teaching, and doesn't always get tests back to u write away, but stop by after class and chat...and u'll learn more, and do better!
His tough class really helped me prepare for college. He is more than willing to give help outside of class as long as you're not afraid to ask for it.
Okay so Mr. D is a hard teacher and he never really ANSWERS questions directly. But hey, he makes Eng fun and is always there to help you.
Mr. Demattie was my favorite teacher I've ever had! He always made me laugh and i actually enjoyed Senior Comp. I wish i had him all year!
MR D! hes so funny... i wish he could help me with my creative writing lol I DONT HAVE A PRINTER!!! haha well i like his gnomes! they are fun
He's great...very funny and easy to learn from...gives lots of opportunities just to talk about what we read
ok these guys r completely wrong demattie is kewl and funny and he lets us digress so much and it may be hard but its fun
I loved Mr. DeMattie! Because of him I did awesome on my ACT english. He is great and I learned soo much from him. You have to do the work and put in effort.