Average 4.75 based on 35 teacher ratings
William Brown is an English teacher at Piedmont Hills High School located in San Jose, California and part of East Side Union High. William Brown's 35 teacher ratings contributes to Piedmont Hills High School's ranking of 1,193 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Piedmont Hills High School is 4.01 stars.
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I'm about to be a sophomore in college but I still think back on Brown's class a lot. I took AP Lit as a Senior and it stressed me to no end but it was all worth it. His class will challenge you (especially if you're lazy like I was) but if you read the material and stay engaged in class, you'll do just fine. If you're struggling, stay after class and ask him for help. He's kinda like Walter White, he genuinely wants to see you apply yourself. Even in college I haven't had many profs like him.

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Although Mr. Brown is very clear and knowledgeable, his class can sometimes be a little too rough. I had him last year for English 3, and he expects a lot out of us. Like as if we're his AP class. His homework is not too bad, vocabulary tests are super easy, although novel pop quizzes and tests you have to read the novel. Going over Sparknotes will NOT help you at all as he chooses specific parts from each section/chapter.

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He is amazing. TAKE AP LIT (all you juniors who are afraid).

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He is the best coolest teacher at this school. He will help you if you ask for it but you still have to do the work and you will learn a lot. Great teacher!!!!!!!!

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Mr. Brown's AP Literature class was probably my most favorite and hardest class my senior year. He's funny and definitely explains books to you. That said, he also expects you to be able to analyze books yourself. He has high standards, and this class is no easy A, but it's definitely worth it if you want to improve your English/essays or if you like English in general.

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I just graduated from college, and to tell you the truth, Mr. Brown is still one of my all time favorite teachers. I was reminiscing about the good old days, and thought why not write a review. I love

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One of the bombest english teachers you will ever find

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I had a bad experience in English when I was in middle school and definitely walked me through the steps of writing a successful essay! :)

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he's a great teacher :)

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You definitely learn a lot in Mr. Brown's class although I must admit talking about Macbeth at 7 am in the morning is not exactly my idea of fun.

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CHEAHH! MR BROWN! Very cool teacher. You'll learn a lot from him if you pay attention. He's opened my eyes to the magical world of literature, and given me a new light in how I percieve things.

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I respect Mr. Brown very much and he is a great teacher. even though he teaches a tough class, i really learned a lot from him.

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I had him last year, and the things he taught us were really useful. His lectures weren't boring at all. He is one of the teachers I respect the most

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My favorite teacher on campus. Despite what some people say, you learn more from his class than you do in 3H.

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Boring, dreary, too by-the-book. Don't learn anything that's going to help in the future. He at least tries, which can't be said for some teachers, but still rather mediocre.

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lucky to have had him.

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awsome teacher. all ya need to do is listen when he explains the text and you're set for the essays! word power is easy points. Lectures are quite amusing .

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the essays are tough, but you WILL learn a ton from him.

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Quirky, but funny. You'll love him. He really clarifies up essays and teaches you so much for English 3. Word Power sucks though.

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he's DEFINETELY the best english teacher i've ever had in my LIFE. can teach and can control his classes and make everyone WORK. how many teachers can do that?

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hes pretty hard so do ur hw. boring class sometimes but u WILL learn A LOTfrom him trust me it works in college so dont fret

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HE'S ONE OF THE BEST TEACHERS I'VE EVER HAD. I HAD HIS CLASS FRESHMAN YEAR. HE ROCKS!

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Mr.Brown might seem hard sometimes but he's probobly the best english teacher ive ever had. His class isnt boring and if you give effort you will do good.

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thanks mr. brown, for being so nice, and one of the best english teachers i've ever had! your class was one that i looked forward to attending last year. :)

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Mr. Brown is hard, but u learn soOoOo much from him! very nice teacher! one of the best english teachers u can get! :D

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He's my fencing coach. =D

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he really explains stuff in class, hez nice n all, i like him as a teacher..but i hate da HW >.<

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Interesting teacher..ish fun in that class..i learned alot of stuff although i hate the essays

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Quite possibly one of the best English teachers out there.

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This is a really good teacher I learned a lot when I had him.

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