Average 4.76 based on 104 teacher ratings
Bret Cohen is an Economics teacher at Midwood High School located in Brooklyn, New York and part of New York City Geographic District #22. Bret Cohen's 104 teacher ratings contributes to Midwood High School's ranking of 1,008 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Midwood High School is 4.16 stars.
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Mr. Cohen likes to get to the point without giving unnecessary details. He takes abstract concepts and makes them easy to understand. Shows how the topic relates to your life. I had him a few years ago for AP Gov't and AP Econ and I became an economics major due to him. Am so glad because knowing Econ is really important to succeed today. He is great at presenting the material in a way that you can relate to and understands the generational differences that exist today. Take his class.

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My child, Adam, was in Mr. Cohen's class from 2015-2016 taking AP Government and AP Macroeconomics. I met with him during parent night and was impressed with his devotion to his students. He truly cares if they do well. He offers a large number of personally made review sheets which are directly related to the AP exams. Adam told me that he does not mess around giving time-wasting materials. If you are looking to succeed, I suggest you apply and hope that you are accepted into his class.

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Mr.Cohen has got to be one of the best teachers at Midwood. He teaches AP Gov/Econ and I would say just take the AP course just to have him as a teacher. He really knows what he is talking about and he adds a lot of humor to class discussions which makes his class fun and enjoyable while also learning. He is super helpful and knowledgeable. Great teacher!

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Do the work and you will get a 99. Explains everything (even Macro) in easy to understand language. The smartest teacher i ever had. Has a sense of humor too. You are great Cohen.

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The best!!!!!!!!!!!! Smart, always prepared, funny, sarcastic in a cool way, knows exactly what is on the AP test. We love you Cohen. Come replace our college teachers---seriously.

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The best AP teacher. He knows everything and explains it all very clearly. These were the only 2 AP tests that I think I did well on. Wish all my teachers were like him.

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The best Social Studies teacher. Smart, funny and very sarcastic. Knows the subject matter really well. Prepares you for the AP test thoroughly. Relates Gov't and Macro to your life. Never thought I could understand this stuff before Cohen.

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He is smart and knows his stuff but he wants you to do the work. Gives HW and hard tests. Will give you a high grade if you put in the effort. Friends have him for AP and say that he really prepares you well.

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The best teacher. Explains everything in a clear way so that you understand it. Really need this during macroeconomics. He's funny, smart and sarcastic but he makes sure that you get all of the material. One of the best teachers I have had.

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Thank God I got him for AP. I never had him but my friends told me that he is the best at preparing you for the AP exams. If I didn't get him I would have tried to drop the class. On the first day he looks like he knows his stuff.

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This was a fun class. He really knows all about Economics and makes it interesting. He's a very smart guy. I learned a lot.

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The Best. Got my AP results. Got Fives on both Govt and Econ. Couldn't do it without him. Makes the concepts easy. The man.

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The best Social teacher. Funny, smart and wants you to learn. Came out of the class learning something. Too bad I didn't get him for Econ.

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The best social studies teacher. Really smart and makes the class fun. Cant believe that Im learning something useful.

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You have no idea what u are talking about. He is one of the best teachers in the school. Makes everything clear and interesting. Take ur head out of the sand.

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Strict and gives a lot of work. But he knows what he's talking about. HW every day but his lessons are interesting. Would rather do the extra work and like the class instead of being in another class

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Thank god I had him for AP! Made the AP tests in may super easy. Great teacher and not hard at all- just do your work and you'll be fine.

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I better get him for AP. Last years class told me that if you get Cohen you'll do great on the test but if you get another teacher u r in trouble and will fail. Heard he gives more work but he cares a

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Gives more work than the other teachers but you learn. Came out of the class knowing something

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regular gov class. his tests are tricky.

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Really makes Government fun. gets u involved even if u dont like the subject

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You better hope u get him for AP and not the other teachers.

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My favorite teacher of my entire life. amazing. smart funny and cares about you. easy class IF you work hard!! love you cohen

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The best. Covers all material. And is he ever awake 1st period. Raving on caffeine. Good thing or else I'd be sleeping at 7

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Sharp teacher who uses everyday examples to get the point across

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Cool funny guy but you won't get away with doin nothing like the other Econ teachers

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Really cares if you understand the AP material. Makes those weird Micro concepts easy to understand. Good thing I have him and not the other AP teacher

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Really knows his stuff. Gives a lot of work compared to the other AP teacher. But I guess in the long run it will help us. Really concerned that we should de well. Is on top of things.

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The best AP teacher. We were so much better prepared than my friends in O'Connor's or Miccio's classes. Really smart guy who covered a ton of material with us. Practiced a load of FRQ's. Whizzed through the AP test.

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Great for AP. Were really well prepared for today's test. Think I got a 5

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Great for AP. Makes up these review sheets that are really helpful. He is obsessed with making sure that we do well.

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on top of the subject. uses newspapers a lot. a lot of fun

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awesome for AP

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Very funny. Not as hard as people say

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Knows his Government. Always seems to know when you're cutting though he may not mention it till months later. Good teacher, very cool. Gave me a 95 cause he said that I tried.

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Easy if you put any effort in

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very smart guy, very cool and funny, BUT HIS TESTS ARE A KILLER! you really have to read the textbooks in order to pass them. plays favorites. IF YOU'RE LOUD/OBNOXIOUS/quiet but SMART you will recieve a 90+.

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Interesting discussions about how the economy REALLY works--get to class on time--he's cool

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He's the Man--Great for AP--Really cares how you are going to do.

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Interesting stuff----talks about newpaper stories and shows how govt works through the stories. Gave me higher than my test average too

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cool to have for government

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Really helpful and knows all about how Government works. Glad to have him for AP.

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super kewl----gives wrk but really funny

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the kewlist---who cares about work------he is funny and knows his stuf--I want him 4 Econ

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hes awesome...alot of workk

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Hw, tests Ugh. Only senior teach who gives so much work. Other than that he is the coolest. Knows his stuff--answers all ques.----taught me a lot about econ

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Interesting discussion bout what REALLY goes on in government----who really controls whats happening---hard tests, lot of HW but hes fair and will raise your grade if you try

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cool and fair

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Had him for Econ Term1- we kept talking about the same thing over and over again. A lesson here is stretched out for one week. A lot of time wasting which made it a pretty ez class. Don't cut much. He knows. I'm writing this becuz im graduating and want to help you out =) Do the same for the lower classmen.

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kewl----the king

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Great for AP. He is totally intent on making sure that we pass.

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Best Teacher except likes to give a lot of hw

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the man!!

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Teaches AP Govt. Tests hard but knows his stuff----Hope I get him for eco. Hard rep but His bark is worse than his bite

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kewl class. talks a lot bout whats in the news. Govt is more interesting than I thought

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Good teach----interesting discussions--not that hard------raise ur hand-get a 90

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I had him for govt and economics of my senior year. i thought he was HORRIBLE when i had him. but now that i think of it, he is a good teacher. easy class. his tests are confusing though. just do your hw ... ALL of them (make sure they're long even if it is all bs) becuase he doesnt check them. his monitors check them and they just make sure its neat and long so you can get a check plus on the hw. he also loves asians.

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Only Econ teacher that gives HW ughh---- but interesting stuff spoken about

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makes econ interesting-----talks about how the real world works---gets to the bottom line instead of that BS

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Boy-this guy is into it in the morn-----actually keeps me awake for the 1st time

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interesting discussions-talks a lot about things in the papers and relates them to the class---do hw raise hand and you'll get a good grade

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he's fine. he does random homework collections, so do them. and his tests are ehhh. just come to class and look like you're interested and you'll get an easy 90

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Hard tests but do your other work and you'll be ok----funny

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this guy is a definite tripp 1st period, lol.. madd cool tho.. i lurve the way he hates to talk about boring stuff.. good thing 2, cuz if we did i would sleep all the time!

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The kewlest----------

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Do the things he wants and he'll give you a great grade------will raise you a lot-funny

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Kewl, nice guy, do ur work and he'll give you a good grade. You all want a free ride. He's not hard

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He is the best-talks about the real world-lets you give ur side too--------good conversations-----hard tests but fun class

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he is ambiguous and the stuff he does teach isn't on the test. arrogant and rude

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One word for you: Socialist. The guy is really a commie. He doesn't know what he's talking about at all and he's extremely biased. Pain in the...

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I'm not sure about easiness or clarity,but he is the absolute best teacher!!he could be rude,but I LOVE economics,and he gives the bets projects!Cud b rude, so?

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jus do ur hw n dont cut i look fwd to his class!!! hes so down to earth n is an amazing persoon. yea hes sometimes a pain but who isnt. ur lucky if u get him!

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he's so funny, he doesnt do a great deal of work, juss make sure u do ur hw but he is a really nice teacher

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kewl , down to earth,

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Bad rep but its not true

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dont know why some dont like him-funny, interesting, knows stuff and gets u involved

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Do your work and dnt complain-hes not hard

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Had 4 Govt. Also showed real side of politics, not just that doo goody book stuff. Hope I get 4 Econ.

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Hard, but fair and interesting.

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VERY COOL---DO EVERYDAY WORK AND GET A 95

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Probably my favorite teacher back in high school... Knows his stuff and shows his talent in the Jeopardy games

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hrd tests but great discussion. do basic work u get great grade

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Great liberal-conservative government debates. Do your work and get a high grade. Only people who dont like him are people who do no work

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had him in 96 or 97-cool teacher but had nightmares about his HW collection days-looked forward to JEOPARDY on days before long vacations

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Very Cool------listen in class, and do ur HW ---Knows his stuff

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forget what some say-------the Best

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Very rude, I asked for help and after that he wouldn't leave me alone; thought I was dumb

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you banana head! he was fun

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Do your homework and there's nothing to be scared of.

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Interesting class-----not hard if you do your work

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Awesome... but do your homework... got put in a junior homeroom my senior year b/c of him

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Dont listen to rumors. He's cool. You only fail if you dont do your work. Good debates

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Does a lot of relevant current events in Econ----Hard tests and a lot of HW

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Hard tests and a lot of HW. But great discussions that deal with the subject matter and cover what is currently happening. Doesnt evade questions like some teachers do

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A lot of hw--teaches govt rules with current events

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A pain with the HW but great govt discussions

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