Average 4.8 based on 67 teacher ratings
Cary Holmes is a History teacher at Newton South High School located in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. When comparing Cary Holmes' ratings to other teachers in the state of Massachusetts, Cary Holmes' ratings are above the average of 4.37 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Newton South High School is 4.02 stars.
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Mr. Holmes is da man. Listens to Enya. If you stay after class for help, you'll get a lot of high yield info about his next exams. Fair enough to reward those who cares and tries, because most didn't.

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hasn't given me detention for sleeping in his class EVERYDAY so... yeah, he's pretty alright =) class is easy and lectures aren't torturous, so... what more can u expect from a history teacher? lol

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Mr. Holmes is awesome. I don't like having History A Block, but Mr. Holmes makes it bearable, even enjoyable, which is very impressive! I look forward to going to school and having him to start off my day.

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mr. holmes is the best teacher of all time as well as being the nicest guy.

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THE MAN

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He himself is an encyclopedia or a history textbook!! Better than Cohen and Okun..no doubt..his retirement next year will soon be miss by our fellow student..BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!!

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He's the best teacher ever, he knows everything that tectbooks cannot teach, he's the best, the best history teacher in my high school career, Mr.Holmes is just simply awesome!!!!!

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Mr. Holmes is the best teacher I have ever had and I will be shocked if I ever have a better one. I'm gonna miss him and I hope he enjoys retirement as much as he enjoys teaching.

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What a great teacher. Thank you Mr.H!

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Mr. Holmes is AWESOME! I learned so much in his class, and altough it was a challenge, i looked forward to it every day.

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has a great attitude at 7:40 every morning, love him class is so much fun, textbooks dont answer questions!!! luv ya MR.H

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Mr. Holmes is just AWESOME! He knows history, he is history himself. He knows his subject and he definately knows how to teach it. He gets you ready for the AP!

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easily the best teacher ive ever had! hes absolutely brilliant!

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the best teacher in the school by far. its a shame he is retiring in 2006

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really sweet, knows a lot, remembers kids, but not the most interesting history teacher b/c he only lectures

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Best teacher ever! He's nice and funny! And a lot of fun in homeroom too!

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HOLMES IS THE MAN...He's awesome, not nasty

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best teacher at south

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My brother had him 13 years ago (literally) and still remembers him...Dude! Holmes has a mini-hummer...He's AWESOME..but hard to hear. :(

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Has made South what it is, you will learn more in that class than you will in 10 classes combined, has a passion for teaching students- will change your life

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mr. holmes, i love you!!! he could be the most intelligent person alive. if you have mr. holmes you should thank god.

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Really awesome. Will even look at your text book(if you ask him to)and will give you a textbook that belonged to someone who got a 5 on the AP. Not a "flake's"

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Mr. Holmes is a WONDERFUL history teacher.

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Mr. Holmes told me to give him a bad rating because he wants one of thoes "diabolical" evil faces. But who could do that to Mr. Holmes? He's THE man!

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Mr Holmes is AWESOME!

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You cant tell he was a good teacher once, but now he's gotten to old to teach. He needs to retire. He would always say he would punish kids but never do it.

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He is an awesome teacher and person. A whole year after I had him as a teacher he still knew where I had sat in his class

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Challenging and when you succeed you really feel that you earned it. Tests are difficult, only thing I really have to study for in any class.

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Mr. Holmes is my favorite teacher ever, I love him soooooooo much, a really funny, caring, smart and wonderful person, thank you soooooooo much Mr. Holmes

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Mr. Holmes anything but awesome?... I don't think so! Great teacher. A privilege to be in his class.

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Mr. Holmes is by far the BEST teacher ever HE'S AWSOME I wish i still had him because his class was the best class and most fun class i have had at N H so far!

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mr. holmes is awesome, he seems to really care about his students, he may be a little quiet but what he says makes up for it

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i've had mr. holmes for three years and each one has been awesome :-)

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Best teacher I've had so far...but then he had to drop our class for the juniors..errr

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He's a great teacher. History seems so much more interesting, especiallt the way he teaches it with jokes and anecdotes.

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SMARTEST MAN IN THE WORLD

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Thanks to all of you-you are very generous and a joy to work with. In fact, you're awesome! Mr. Holmes

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some times he is hard to understand but that is the ONLY complaint! Mr. Holmes is awesome! His class is a lot of fun and he is a very reasonable, fun teacher

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Great man, does a great job teachiing, and making history class fun. Great Great Teacher

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Hands down BEST teacher at South. He will prepare you for whatever diabolical final you have to take and still be lots of fun in class. AWESOME!

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he's AWESOME!

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mr holmes is AWESOME: he's super nice AND the best teacher!

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he's just awesome

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Mr. Holmes is the awesomest, the funniest, and the best teacher in the world! Its impossible to do badly in his class - he doesn't let you.

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You can't always read his handwriting, but he is a great teacher who is always willing to help. He is AWESOME!

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He is awesome, best history teacher ever. If you want to learn history this is the class. Even though tests are hard he is the best.

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Awesome teacher!

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the Ultimate deity

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Mr. Holmes is the MAN... even if he does dislike platform shoes, beanie babies and MP3 players

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Mr holmes is one of the nicest people i have ever met. You can really tell he loves kids and hes here to help us succeed

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There's a lot of work since he teaches AP, but he is probably the most intelligent, kindhearted, and funny teacher I've ever had. He's awesome.

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Just wow. A great man.

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the best teacher there is cant say anymore just THE best teacher

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one of my favorite teachers at South. smart, funny, and young at heart. this guy rocks!

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Great US History Teacher. Love him. He's AWESOME!! COLLATIONS RULE!! ONE TEACHER TO RULE THEM ALL.

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He's the man!!!

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Mr. Holmes is the man, and if it weren't for him Newton South would be a second-rate school like-oh I don't know-Newton North.

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Holmes is the man. 'Nuff said.

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This guy is AWESOME! Very knowledgable and extremely effective teaching method.

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Mr Holmes is a great guy. He also know so much about what he teaches, which is fantastic.

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Apparently he's a very hard teacher, but I didnt think so at all. Such a nice guy, great teacher.

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awesome

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Such a sweet guy, you won't find anyone in the school with more passion for what they teach.

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soo easy, had him last yr, i basically got c+ all year, but he made my grade A for some reason, extra credit and what not, that i didnt do

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great teacher in AP us

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oh pokemon.one of the great NS hist teachers an honors soph year god

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