I had Mana for GeoH. He's not too hard if you take notes and study. The tests are usually a mix of easyish stuff with a few hard questions towards the end. Doing the chapter review before the tests might help you know how to do the harder questions. Be on time because he stamps your homework at the very beginning of class. The homework helps boost your grade up a bit too. I learned a lot, and it wasn't too hard.
Mr. Mana is awesome. He does talk to you like you were a small child, but you get over that after a couple days. Class is basically comprised of checking homework (which is graded on a "did you do it?" basis), going over/discussing homework questions, and learning the new material for the next day of homework. Homework takes up the whole class, basically. Also, his tests aren't brutal, but they're not as easy as one may think. However, he pulls questions from the book, so just study the pages.
I took advange of his kindness and failed algebra class thats only because it's my weakest subject. His algebra class is very easy and he teaches so well but I still failed but thats only me. I recommand you take him Algebra 1
He's a very great teacher and he's helped me out with all of my algebra homework. He's very knowledgeable in what he is teaching.
Mr. Mana makes GeoH sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo EZ :D
he always makes sure to explain the material!! he is also very nice
Mr. Mana is the sweetest, nicest and most reasonable teacher around. He does not play favorites and is willing to help whenever you ask. He really wants you to understand the material and earn your A.
had him for geoH. pretty good teacher, tests are questions that he didnt cover from the chapters. fine is worth 22% though so be careful. enjoyed the class, not super boring for a math class.
mr. mana is probably the best algebra 1 teacher at lowell. try to get him if possible!
Mr. Mana is one of the best teachers I have ever had! He teaches at a fair pace and is excellent at explaining the material. Not too much homework and tests are not too hard. (Pre-Calculus). But sometimes he can be kind of clueless so you might need to correct him sometimes. Excellent Teacher!
he explains alomost every thing and gives out alot of homework and talks funny but overall he's anice teacher.
funniest, nicest teacher. (= he really explains well and makes sure that you understand before moving on. he's so funny even if he doesn't try and he's really nice and easy to talk to. Definitely one of the best math teachers.
He's a really good teacher. He's very encouraging, and will explain the problem until you fully understand him. He gives a reasonable amount of homework each day, and his tests arn't bad as long as you study.
I LOVE Mr. Mana!! He is one of the easiest and funniest teachers you'll ever get! He's the best math teacher I've had so far, and he gives partial credit even if you only have one step in your proof (the given). He's the 1st thing you should run to in arena. You won't regret it.
He's a good teacher. Very funny, whether it be intentional or not. He's pretty good about explaining things and making sure we understand things. Homework is a reasonable amount, and tests are pretty easy if you study hard enough. He's a good teacher.
Mr. Mana is probably the funniest math teacher ever. I took him for geo honors, and he is a really great teacher. His tests are pretty easy and he gives out a LOT of partial credit. The only downside is that there a lot of cheating going on in his classes!
GeoH in F05/S06. I HATED Geo with a passion, but I loved the class. He's awesome and he made the class fun. (I didn't like doing problems/proofs on the board, though.)
Mr.Mana is my hero! He explains things clearly and in depth, he gives you credit on homework based on effort, he's always happy, and to top it off he's modest about his great qualities! Run to the math table to get his class because you won't regret it! (Especially for pre-calc!):)
Great teacher. Offers constant encouragement ("You can do it!") and loves to teach Geo. ("Geometry is FUN!") He is very involved in class and gets the students involved too. Tests always have 1 tricky problem, rest are easy.
He's an awesome math teacher, probably one of the best. I have an A in his class. Homework everyday. tests are easy.
i guess he is better than most of the other options for math at lowell, so take him if you can, but be warned: you HAVE to do homework every day, and tests are worth a whole lot and not incredibly easy. they are doable though, and he gives partially credit if you just write something.
Geo Honors: Mana is the best math teacher I have taken at Lowell, by FAR. And I think he is up there as being a part of the best. The class seems long when it's long, but short when it's short. He makes class funner than it could be, and tries in everyway to help. He won't stop trying to work out a problem until he's got it down and you're okay. His tests have easy and hard questions, but he gives you partial credit. Homework is 15% of your grade. I didn't have a lunch, so I ate in his class.
both my children have found him clear and helpful.thanks Mr Mana
nicest teacher i've ever had. tests are easy and homework is easy.
great geo teacher, hw everyday but even if you turn it in late he usually doesnt take off points, tests arent that bad=partial credit for almost everything, not that hard of an A
he is so chill! so easy! just take him! i know this is short but its true...he an AWESOME teacher
mana is an awesome teacher. he's such a nice guy and easy to get an A/B in. definitely recommend taking him =)
I've had Mana for both semesters of Geometry Honors, and I can say if I had Hoffman, I'd be in the regular math route right now. Mana tries to explain everything clearly, but at times, even he doesn't understand something. He doesn't curve tests, but he does round up semester grades. If you want the easier teacher, go for Mana. If you want to "learn" and do constructions, pick Hoffman.
Mr. Mana is a cool teacher.. even though there is homework EVErYDAY doing it actually helps you alot on the tests... his test are easy and hard at the same time.. just do the homework and the same problem may probably appear... i started out with an A in his class and my final grade was a B... so he is all right.. .
mana's too easy to have been a good experience for me
I loved Mr. Mana! I have to admit his teaching style is a bit "lax" but he teaches stuff in a way that is memorable. I got last pick the second semester of GeoHon and I'm having a tough time in Hoffy's class. If you need a curve for Mana, you'd be screwed in Hoffy.
i love him! he is sooooo much better than hoffman...you not only learn, but you also like it! GEO 1H: take him, i had him last year, he's the coolest! hoff is an easy B or C, but in mana, you get an EASY A!!!!!!!!!
mana's a nice guy and all... but that's about it. Oh, and he doesn't curve the final.
hes cool and stuff, but hoffy is a lot better at making sure his kids learn and succeed, even if hoffman's grades aren't so inflated.
Best math teacher ever! He wants his students to learn, and makes sure they know the material. His tests are easy, though tricky at times. Mr. Mana can do anything..even speak Spanish and French (I think) o_O
GEO 1/2H: if you pick hoffman: homework = optional, you get to use a notecard for tests, he goes at a super fast pace, work in groups of 4, he teaches w/ skill, he draws perfect circles, teaches things you would NEVER learn in mana.. BUT.. tests are really hard, and ppl just don't take him because he's not an easy A. HOWEVER if you take MANA: homework is required, no notecard for test, VERY SLOW PACE, very boring, work individually, class is loud and distracting, but easy A. i regret taking mana
GEO 1h, mana is helpful and clarifies any problems, daily hw, not too hard or too much. tests are easy if you put some effort forth. easy B, maybe even easy A?
mr. mana is so cool. take him if you can- for any subject, especially geo hon. his tests usually aren't hard if you do the homework, pay attention in class, and study. but more importantly, it's a really fun class.
great class to have at 1/2 it wakes you up enough to deal with the rest of the day... homework every night but you can do it fast enough..
He is one of Lowell's best math teachers, considering many of them aren't that great. If you do your hw, you will either get an A or B in his class. He explains everything very thoroughly and you can fall asleep in his class and he won't care. Very chill class, but u still gotta do your work
Great teacher. never forgets names or faces. Do the HW and u dont need to study for tests cuz they are all the same pretty much.
mr.mana is the best teacher i ever had! he prepares you very well for your future year. his tests are super hard and he never curves. :( as long as you do the homework, you get the credit points. test count for 85% of your grade, so DONT MESS THEM UP!! MR MANA RULES!! "THE MANATOR" WILL PREVAIL!
Mr. Mana is probably the best math teacher I've ever had. He teaches you a lot and explains clearly. He's a super nice guy, he would help you with math problems unlike some teachers. Definitely take him, you will learn a lot and he is pretty easy.
getting an A is hard, but he goes slowly and explains REALLY WELL. tests are challenging though. a REALLY GOOD GUY...willing to help at anyday, anytime. MODUS TOLLENS!
Hes the best ive had.Doesn't teach from the book and youll learn. Great personality and fun, though his tests can be challenging. Lil boring at times, but itz math after all.
Mr. Mana is one of the best Math teachers out there. He is fair when it comes to grades and teaches really well. If you do your homework and study hard, you can get an A.
you learn. he's clear. he's helpful. sorta funny, but kinda boring. his test are sorta hard, but if u understand it, its kinda easy. just remember: FACTOR ALL THE WAY.
explains things clearly but REAL boring. his tests are quite hard!!
mr.mana is awesome! he's pretty hard. he gives homework everyday, and his tests are hard, but he gets you prepaired. he explains everything very clearly.challenging! hello lion!
Way cool...hw every day, tests are o.k., but his class is way fun and easy. don't sweat, u'll get an A fo sho
hes a good teacher. homework everyday...but it gets you prepaired. his tests are a little challenging b/c its really easy to make mistakes. MODUS TOLLENS
Very nice guy, and you'll learn a lot. He makes math easier if you listen in class... If he says the word "butterfat" you WILL laugh.
One of the best Math teachers at school. He's so funny, well explainations, he'll befriend you which is always a plos, and he'll teach you well for the tests
Adv. Alg-he is so cool. his tests were not mean to be very hard its just those little mistakes. u'll learn and realize a lot
Honestly, an average teacher. Tests are average, teaching style average,. The majority of students get at least Cs, mostly Bs.
GEO 2 - Easy tests. Stamps homework but doesn't correct it. Decent teaching style, which isn't that great.
very very nice person..doesn't embarass u..if u don't knoe an answer. doesn't get mad,if u don't knoe sumthin..GET HIM..pretty ez if u pay attention..
i have him and he's ok...the only bad thing is my class is 2 quiet...
Hmm... I expected him to be alot younger. But his class is really easy, his tests are only hard if you don't listen and do the HW, make him say "Butterfat" too.