Average 3.86 based on 67 teacher ratings
William Kahn is a Social Studies teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School located in Brooklyn, New York and part of 13. William Kahn's 67 teacher ratings contributes to Brooklyn Technical High School's ranking of 1,062 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Brooklyn Technical High School is 4.02 stars.
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He gaves a lot of homework but if you do them everyday you will be fine! He selects the homework thoroughly to make sure we are not reading useless things, unlike other teachers who just give you one section per night. The people that said his tests are hard are just lazy bums who doesn't do their homework. I did all the homework and pay attention in class, I ended up with a 92, which was fair. He's also a pretty understanding person. Just don't lie to him and do everything he says.

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I really dislike this teacher. I spent so much time on doing the homeworks and always spend more than three hours to study for his tests. But all the questions on the tests were so random and I felt really useless because of the grades I got. He assign outlines for homeworks but DOES NOT cover 95% of them. Why do I even need him as a teacher if he doesn't teach?

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i'm so tired of hearing him talk non stop for the whole class. all he does is talk, and he often goes off topic. when he actually does teach, he knows his material but it's boring because he talks the whole time. he assigns a lot of outlines, and most of the time he doesnt check them, which is very frustrating since they take time to do. he is also very old fashioned (ex. if he wants to pick on a random person he picks their name out of a bag). you need to have him to understand the struggle

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Absolutely terrible ! The most unorganized teacher in the school.. He spends wayyyyyy to much time talking about useless stuff that are not related to the curriculum in any way!! I learned absolutely nothing all year long ...

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Flawed teaching methods. Organization sucks. He gives tests back like in a month. Every time he checks homework he complains that half the class doesn't do it. Is somewhat strict about cell phone usage in class. Likes to have complex plans for tests.

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He. Is. HORRIBLE! He is a mess. He doesn't check ANYTHING. He expects you to always check for homework. There is no permanent place to see the homework. He barely even checks the homework, which is horrible because he will check it out of nowhere. I was truly annoyed when I always bring in the homework and he never checks it. The few days I honestly forget my homework, he checks and lectures. HORRIBLE TEACHER. TRANSFER IMMEDIATELY.

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Mr. Kahn is a great teacher. He gives us these objects from his travels so we can see the countries' culture in a new perspective. Kahn's class notes...are a different story. Most of the time it's irrelevant material. Mr. Kahn talks a lot so be prepared to listen for the majority of the class period. His tests are really detailed and it is practically based on the textbook. Before his exams, you should study the unit and try to memorize it. That's how I got a good grade for his class.

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I don't know why everyone says that Kahn is a bad teacher. I have had bad experiences during freshman and sophomore when it comes to history. His homeworks are reasonable and his lessons are engaging. The people who complain about his class are usually the lazy bums who sleep during class and don't do their homework. The only one complaint I have is that he talks a lot, but he does that to make sure that his students are understanding the lesson.

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Reading all of these reviews, he has changed a lot. His homeworks are messy like his notes, his exams are a joke, in class he talks about irrelevant material

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PARTICIPATE and STUDY. I hate his pop quizes, he gave us a pop quiz for 2 weeks straight once, then he stopped and did it again. Just do the readings and you'll do good!

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decent teacher but was too strict and a bit harsh. a bit cold hearted and fake.

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The guy's a joke. Mocking him and his mannerisms was the best.

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He's a very funny guy who teaches well. The homeworks are long but if you do them well, you will do well on his tests.

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well i had him for 3 straight years. from sophmore global to american history to government to economics. well he does repeat a LOT of the lessons from year to year. he gives a lot of HW and he used to let u miss hw's as long as u made it up the next day and if u didnt then u never get to miss hw again but he stopped because ppl were taking advantage of it. he's wierd. def wierd. BUT i did learn a lot from his class and he made me appreciate government and stuff and he taught us a lot.

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love him

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Homeworks WAY too long. But conducts a great class overall. But on the positive, you'll know EVERYTHING and be a month ahead of everyone else.

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Mr. Kahn does move very fast and we are ahead of every other class. The only reason we are iahead of everyone is because he gives two sections every night and hardly goes over many facts.(but then the "unimportant details show up on the test" Also too many handouts. this is coming from a 95 + student

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He is a good teacher. It feels good when you're ahead of every other sophomore global class in the school. He seems to move fast, but that's because he pays little attention to the unimportant details. He appreciates the subject he teaches and understands the genius of the people who made history. He showed us so much. Very effective teacher, but you have to care about the subject in order to get anywhere.

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Yea, Yea, everyone says that this mr. kahn is such a great guy, but i feel differently about him. His class can get so boring at times because he makes us talk about subjects that hardly relate to the lesson and tries to do everything WAY too fast. YEa and he sorta gives 2 much hw too.

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awesome teacher!

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he is alright his test are extremly hard i always blank out onm them

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i'm in college and still remember this guy. he was one of if not the best teacher i have ever had.

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GO DRAGONS lol

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i love governemnt class because of him. he's a really cool guy. u have to study for his tests though. he makes the class relly fun, especially with KARATE CRITTER.

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Kahn is awesome! His tests were pretty hard if you didn't study, there was a LOT of homework in which he never checked ((POP QUIZ though if he catches a bunch of people)). I learned a LOT and also had a LOT of fun in doing so. He is soo funny.

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BEST GOVERNMENT TEACHER EVER! This is from the knucklehead by the way. Go Kahn! Even if you are a lawyer, I still like you.

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He's okay as a teacher, but doesn't like me. Possibly my fault, but he should be more professional.

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He's one of the fairest and most understanding teachers. class was fun. long hws though

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boring talker

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mock trial team loves you mr kahn you're the best =]

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one of if not the best teacher at tech i've had thus far. one of those rare "interesting" classes with a teacher who can really teach. truly reasonable.

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Fabulous teacher, hard tests in my opinion, very impersonal though, someone said he makes you feel special, not so much. But amazing guy overall, great teacher.

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he's an awesome guy, but i never knows what he wants and i never know what he's trying to teach

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He is the best history teacher in school. Do the work and you'll be fine.

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very energetic, explains material thoroughly.

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I adore him, has a way of making you feel special. Great Teacher, One of my absolute favorites

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The best history teacher I have ever had.

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never had him as a teacher but such a great guy and so dedicated esp to the clubs hes involved it. cares deeply about then and puts in alot of hours.

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ladies and gentlemen, lets do it! Comin atcha....

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He's the best teacher EVER!!!!! I love history because of him.

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A very interesting teacher.

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a great history teacher; wish he came to college with me

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Best Teacher In The Entire School !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AWESOME..... HE TAUGHT ME 3 TERMS WORTH OF WORK IN ONE TERM

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intersting lessons but too many suprise quizes :(

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Teachers just don't get any better than this

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the only teacher that know about arena football.. too bad hes a nets fan....

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watch out for the big stick!! KAHNstitution!!! loves flow charts

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the best history teacher in the school

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really understandin,really teaches, notes not so great tho, neva checks hw

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if he doesnt like ur friends, he doesnt like u either

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great, easy teacher. good work@!

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Classes are very fun - he's zany and wacky to keep u awake in class

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One of the best teachers I ever had, great teaching style

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Best teacher in the school

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Best and coolest history teacher, follow his rules and the class is mad easy

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he is way coool.. animates history for you

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He had a new bear claw glove today.

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Passionate about subject. will never forget flying chalks, and big stick!

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good teaching style. makes hsitory come alive, and interesting to learn

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He is possibly the single craziest person on the planet

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I'll never forget that giant baseball glove, LOLz

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he's kinda corny...but funny corny...

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Funny man.

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Millionaire Teacher. :O

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