Admittedly, his class wasn't super difficult. There are plenty of opportunities to boost your grade with vocabulary quizzes; however, he is a tough essay grader. Personality-wise, he is an acquired taste, he likes to joke and use sarcasm abundantly but sometimes this is directed at certain students (me at times). I think he favored girls, but this is probably due to guys not always being the best in class.
If you want to succeed, do not say anything controversial and do not annoy him.
Mr. Dorr is my favorite teacher that I have ever had. English class is never boring and it is such a privilege to have him as my teacher. He is understanding, compassionate, funny & it is really obvious that he loves his job. He is always willing to help any student. Mr. Dorr's such a great person who cares about his students & the environment and it seems like that's hard to find in most teachers. People say he's a hard grader but the grade is always deserving! I have absolutely no complaints!
Dorr is the best English teacher at AHS. Incredibly intelligent and funny. Hard paper grader though so watch your passive voice know your lie vs. lay.
A great teacher with a fantastic sense of humor. He really cares about how each student is doing, and doesn't play favorites. Enjoyed my time with him!!!
Mr. Dorr is my all time favorite teacher ever!! He makes english so much more fun and I'm really going to miss not having him next year
Honestly one of the most articulate, considerate, and intelligent teachers at Avon high school. Not only is he a remarkable educator, he is also one who genuinely cares about students' emotional well-being.
Andrew Dorr is a savage
Mr. Dorr was one of the best teachers I ever had the pleasure of being a student of. I graduated in 09 and still talk with peers about his lessons and just him as an influence in general. He is very smart and although he has some strong beliefs, he doesn't force them onto his students, he just suggests them in a way that let the students form their own opinions. I learned how to really debate in his class and other skills that I've taken into my adult life. I'd go back just to have him again!
I miss the deep in-depth discussions in Mr. Dorr's class last year. Super smart, tough paper grader but his vocabulary quizzes are really easy
I enjoyed his class but i feel like he did not like me. He joked around a lot and made class fun but i feel as though it was more with other students and not me. My friends made this class easier for me to enjoy. He is kind of a hard grader but can be reasonable. I wish i would have enjoyed english more.
He is one of the kindest, most intelligent, wonderful, and thoughtful people that I have ever met. It is truly rare to find someone so genuine or so caring. He has inspired me and helped me grow as a person in more ways than I could have ever imagined and and I wish him nothing but happiness. (really enjoyed his taste in music too)
Easily one of the best teachers I've ever had. He actually cares about you well being (he would regularly go out of his way to make sure I was ok when coping with challenging problems in my life) and is extremely helpful if you go to him for help. I didn't do the best in his class, as he is a hard grader, but I still love him as a teacher and person. I honestly never noticed him playing favorites and he was always helpful if you made the effort to spend extra time with him.
I do not recommend Mr. Dorr. I found him arrogant, uncaring, and utterly unwilling to help. I came to him for help a few times, and he said that he did not have time to meet. He made my experience at AHS very difficult, and he was very insensitive at times. Intellectually, he was very closed-minded. He expressed his opinions, but disagreed with virtually all dissenting opinions. Yes, he regularly jokes around, but do not let it fool you. If you get in a bind, he will be the last person to help.
Mr Dorr. is smart, interesting, quirky and has great ties. I actually might love him.
Mr. Dorr was one of my favorite teachers @ AHS. He knows what he's talking about all the time and helps students to understand a lot. He explains things in ways you would not have thought about before and class is never boring! He's also a big eco- friendly guy and is usually very nice to all of his students. Some people hate his sarcasm, but he's a really helpful and fun teacher.
Mr. Dorr is the best english teacher in the department. While it's true that he is a tough grader on papers (it's almost impossible to get above a B ), you can tell that he really enjoys teaching the subject and knows exactly what he's talking about and how to explain it to his students. I've gotten to know him outside the classroom and he's been a great mentor, friendly, genuine and intelligent. A great person and teacher all around, English class was never boring!
Overall a very good teacher. Knows how to be funny and iteracts well with students, but still teaches well. Does favor some students a little more than others and some assignments are boring while others are interesting. Overall one of the best teachers you can get.
I love Mr. Dorr. I had him last year and got more out of one year of English with him than I did during my first two years of high school English. Just don't bring plastic water bottles to class or spill crumbs on his floor and you'll stay on his good side.
He was an ok teacher but seriously played favorites with certain students.
He's one of the best teachers in the school, especially for english. I'd always wanted to have him, but I didn't know who he was. When I walked into his class, I knew it was going to be a great year. I was right. He's like one of the students, but is still in control. He's got a great sense of humor, and hands down the best style. He dresses to impress, which of course he does.
hes one of the funniest teachers ive ever had and one of my favorite teachers. he grades rather hard and is kinda closed minded about some stuff but generally is a fantastic teacher! i look forward to class usually :)
I love Mr. Dorr! Compared to english teachers I have had in the past, he seems to be on the student's side while still remaining in control of the class. I look forward to his class every day!
Mr. Dorr really helps you get ready for college. If you say his class is hard and that he isn't helpful, that just means you either aren't doing the work or you never try to talk to him.
honestly his teaching method is not very good and he is not very helpful. I am so glad that I am oout of that class. His grading is not fair.
If he doesnt like you, your in for a long and awful year. Youll fail the course.
He really helped me out with personal issues, hes sooo easy to talk to and an overall nice guy. Hes a hard, but good teacher.
Dorr is awesome. He is a perfect teacher to prepare you for college reading and writing. He also connects with his students on a level that most teachersdon't
Has a great attitude toward his students and always makes us laugh.
Mr. Dorr is the man. He's helpful, knowledgeable, funny, and pretty much everything else. But don't make fun of his pink shirts.
Such a cool teacher! He's really nice to all of his students and cares about them. His Homeroom has got to be the most fun in AHS.
Mr. Dorr rocks! He's the best teacher in the school hands down, and is willing to help students with any problems, whether they are school related or not.
Loves his subject, loves his kids, what more could you want?
He's smart and can transfer his knowledge to the students. Keeps class fun. Very funny. Teaches well. My fav