Average 4.32 based on 43 teacher ratings
Bret Loewen is an English teacher at Arroyo High School located in El Monte, California and part of El Monte Union High School District. Bret Loewen's 43 teacher ratings contributes to Arroyo High School's ranking of 1,051 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Arroyo High School is 4.12 stars.
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Mr. Loewen's class is NOT a class that you'll go through with ease. You will struggle throughout the year to maintain a decent grade unless your understanding of literature is top-notch. His assignments/tests reflect directly from the AP literature book which makes them relatively difficult and require lots of critical thinking. In class, he encourages questions to be asked and will answer them without hesitation. Overall, he's friendly, although he may make sarcastic remarks about his class.

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Mr. Loewen is a truly the most intelligent and knowledgeable man I've ever had. Though his tests ans essays are tedious and strictly graded, but he most likely will consider the broad average and curve the score (well at least for freshman year). His class is NOT easy to pass, you'll have to read a lot, complete his assignments THOROUGHLY. and practice time management and organization skills to pass his class. If you're up for the challenge, I strongly recommend Mr. Loewen!

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Loewen is smart and has his merits, but is ill-suited to be a high school teacher. He's extremely condescending and honestly wastes his talent by constantly putting down and berating his students. There's a stark difference between him and other qualified professors once you go to college and it's ego. His ego is unchecked and believes he is above everyone else (including other teachers), making him unapproachable and ineffective as a teacher.

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This guy is a god. 10/10 would take again

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This guy is the best teacher I've ever known. ;)

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While Mr. Loewen is a difficult teacher, students are ill prepared for his class. As he explains towards the start of the school year, a lot of critical thinking and focus is necessary to pass. The assignments aren't difficult, they're simply frequent and long. Loewen is a genuinely interesting and funny person, but he has little patience when it comes to students who don't do their work or pay attention. if you made it into his class, so long as you do your part, you'll have a great time

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Mr. Loewen is a very good teacher, however, he expects a lot from you. I believe that's one reason students have trouble passing his class. If there's anything I learned from his class, it's to discipline myself and manage my time. Would definitely reccomend his class if you're hard working and up for a bit of a challenge.

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dankest teacher in whole school, i would r8 8/8 m8

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Loewen is definitely the kind of teacher you either like or hate. He's sarcastic and daunting at times, but he also teaches you a lot of things beyond the basic standards and challenges your beliefs and morality.
Yes, he can seem like an a**hole sometimes. But personally, I think the only kids who can really hate his class are the ones who weren't able to learn anything or hate being challenged.

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He's a bit reserved, "sarcastic" and may be "intimidating", but he doesn't judge student by their first impressions. If you're willing to take up a challenge and willing to stand out and do your best, he'll notice and help (a lot more) when you ask. Eng 2 ACC was challenging, but a good class to take. AP Eng. 3 (test) was difficult, but he does work hard to help prepare us and since most of us knew him from the year before, we were more open to him and we had good experiences.

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hee simply never gave me credIT on the things i turned it-_- have soo many zeros in his class for no reason. I just hope he would at least answer the emails that i sent him...

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I don't see the "magic" in this teacher. He gets so much acclaim, I feel that's all he cares about: keeping up his stupid reputation as "the impossible" or "godly" teacher. He's overrated. He purposef

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Loewen is an excellent teacher. He knows exactly what he is talking about and how to express it. He is also one of the only teachers still out there that will make you THINK for yourself. Honestly, an

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Don't take his class if you're looking for an easy A; you'll probably emerge with a D or a C. If you want to truly learn English and how to use effective argument, rhetoric and style, he's your best b

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Mr. Loewen is one of the most intelligent and helpful teachers one will ever have. He may seem imitimidating, but he is actually a very interesting person. It is highly recommended that one takes his

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This teacher is not a standardized test teacher. He will teach you style, work habits, and critique you without holding back.

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Loewen is one of the best teachers I've ever had. It may be no easy feat, but being in his class has allowed me to see the world in a whole different perspective.

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I say if you don't take Mr. Loewen at least once in your HS years, then you're missing out. Awesome guy, knows what he's doing and you'll learn A LOT.

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He is a brilliant teacher. He actually teachs, and you learn something. Staying up all night til 3-4 am jsut to get a c on the assignment. It is not a class, its enlightment. He is great. no sarcasm.

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If you like a good challenge, he is the class to take. Sometime you will learn things the hard way, but you WILL learn something.

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Mr. Loewen is one of the best English teachers out there. Even though he could be so mean at times. He is a brilliant man. I especially liked his lessons on The Old Man and the Sea.

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Mr. Loewen is a really awesome teacher. He always touches his head in class and even though he speaks arrogantly, students should realize he is only being sarcastic. Overall excellent teacher.

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he's really smart..but he's alrite..boring but odd guy. :) lol.

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he's very hard and sometimes very disorganized because he can't remember anything. besides from that, he's a good teacher.

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You may hate the class in the beginning but in the end it is all worth it. He is a great teacher and you do miss him once you're gone. So take advantage of your time in his class. Thanks for everything

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great teacher.......his insults are sarcasm...(for those of you who dont understand them) He's a great teacher if ur in ap/honors...just hard tests!! haha

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Mr. Loewen is an INSPIRATIONAL teacher. I learned so much from him. Though his class was tough, you actually miss it after having someone else.

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He is like a god-he has total command over his students: he has an aura of i am respectable so respect me around him so most ppl do. I respect him...possibly the most knowledgable teacher i've ever had: those of that hate-it's because ur not verybright

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Mr. Loewen is one of the best teachers in Arroyo and people who do not approve of him or don't like him are usually not the brightest students..(lol)... he is my favorite teacher and the most brilliant and well read man i know.

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great teacher. the best one I've had.

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Best English teacher ever!!!!

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i hate the way he acts like he is so much better than everyone around him.good teacher bad attitude

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I would definitely have to say that he presents himself so well and has this powerful aura about him that he is like Zeus or some folkloristic god.

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I respect his intelligence, but he is very intimidating.

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IS Funny, is Somewhat understanding, watches out for his students futures

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gives out the most work!! But still, I realized I learned so much from him!!

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Nice conversation you have there gentlemen...bahahah!!

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still best teacher ever had.

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YEA MR LOEWEN UR SOOO COOL I LIKE HOW YOU BOUNCE ON THE WALL ALL THE TIME!!!!

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Commands respect like a god, very helpful and clear....ppl dislike cause hard

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