Average 4.65 based on 76 teacher ratings
Dan Brownstein is a Science teacher at Hastings High School located in Hastings On Hudson, New York and part of Hastings-On-Hudson Union Free School District. Dan Brownstein's 76 teacher ratings contributes to Hastings High School's ranking of 1,006 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Hastings High School is 4.09 stars.
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A literal legend, bordering on a god. If you ever have the chance to have him, don't mind getting super roasted, are legitimately interested in learning, don't mind getting a bad grade, and love laughing, TAKE ANY AND EVERY CLASS HE OFFERS.

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Although at some points Mr. brownstein can be really strict and kind of ridiculous with grading, his class overall is extremely fun and he teaches you important things relating to earth science that may not be part of the course. If you get him to really like your class and you work really hard,earth science is going to be a great experience.

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One of the best teachers ever. Super smart, very funny, and just an awesome guy. 10/10

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The trick to succeeding in his class is to understand that he is all bark no bite, meaning that he acts scary and yells a lot but he genuinely cares about his students. Some appear to be kind in class, and when you come after school for help they aren't, in his case, it's the opposite. If you understand that you can always come to him if you don't understand a subject even if he yells in class about it and if you know most of the time when he is yelling he is in fact just joking you will be fine

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Dan is super chill and mad hilarious if you do what you're supposed to do. Everyone leaving reviews saying he's not helpful and scary just probably don't do their work or seek help when they need it. He's so understanding and overall an amazing teacher and dude. Live love Brownstein, definitely my favorite teacher of the year.

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pretty legendary dude

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Oh Daniel. He has good intentions but takes his HIGH SCHOOL courses WAY TOO SERIOUSLY. He is intimidating, and uses the volume of his voice to instill fear in his students rather instead of being an approachable teacher. He told me I need therapy. His work is way too hard for what he teaches and makes it not fun or interesting. If you can avoid having him as a teacher I would.

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A lot of my classmates don't like Mr. Brownstein but I think he is the best teacher I've ever had. He puts things in the real-world perspective and is kind (even though he yells). I look forward to his class and look up to him as a role model. He explains subjects thoroughly and is always there to answer questions.

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I'm in his Earth Science class, and he is a pretty good teacher. At the beginning of the quarter, I thought that everything was SO hard and confusing but now we're finishing up our rocks and minerals unit, and that was so fun. As a teacher, I was kinda scared of Brownstein at first but now that I understand things a lot more, I'm looking forward to his class. He has a great sense of his humor and we spend a lot of the class laughing. People who don't like him ur wrong!

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I loved him and thought he was funny, knowledgeable, and sort of helpful. But he lacks empathy and is confusing. He usually isn't clear enough. In shorter words after a quarter he'll be your least favorite teacher. And after you have him you will love him. Sort of like a roller coaster.

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"Hey we have a pretty big test coming up next week..... ITS CALLED THE REGENTS!!!!!!" - Daniel Brownstein

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I love him! Knows his stuff, yells it at you until you can't forget it. Take his advanced courses, he yells even louder and you get even more facts. Plus he's a genius.

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Mr. Brownstein is a great guy. As long as you do your work (and do it well) you'll be fine. All these people giving negative reviews are the people who don't try!!! People think that he's tough but as long as you talk to him he is more than fair. He just wants you to put effort in and the people who do that are the people that write the good reviews. He's the only teacher that puts you in a good mood after lecturing you about midterms, and he makes a boring subject fun. 1/10 best teacher ever!!!

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He makes earth science interesting, sometimes he plays Led Zeppelin in class how awesome is that

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Dan is beaitful man. He level of teaching is extraordinary. I love him. HE IS THE BEST PERSON TO BE BORN. 10/10 would date. he is so great. I can't describe how great of a person he is. I love him. Great teacher. Great man. Great father. He taught me everything I know. I love him. Please lord keep him safe.

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Smart. Funny. Good teacher. Speaks to you on a real level, not like your some child, like the way other teachers treat you. ANYONE THAT SAYS ANYTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT DAN SHOULD QUIT LIFE

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Here are some things about Dan. He's very loud, crazy, funny, smart, dedicated, and caring. Even though he can be harsh to his students, he does care about them, whether it's Advance Geo or Earth Science. Along with hard labs he'll give us, you'll get pretty entertaining stories that happened to him like one time he accidentally knocked himself out, it was pretty hilarious.

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He is da man. A little kooky, but he's a very cool guy and he's incredibly knowledgeable on his subject matter. Definitely the best teacher I've had.

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Dan Brownstein is an exceptional teacher. I repeat, EXCEPTIONAL. You will learn the most from this man than any other teacher in the high school. The amount of information he knows about rocks is RADONCULOUS and he is just such a cool dude. If you are dipsh*t, he will call you out for being a dipsh*t. So don't be a dipsh*t. He is awesome. Bye

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Failed me for "not trying hard enough", when I spent every lunch period and study hall of the year doing his HW with the teacher's assistant, went to him with problems and concerns, and got an 87 on the Regent. He's smart, but lacks empathy.

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During our break one period, he told us a story about someone who pooped on his floor. I laughed. He tells good stories, has a tolerable work load (its a lot but it mainly reinforces ideas in class), has reasonable expectations (if you make an effort he will help you because you give a damn. if not then there's no point in helping right?), and overall pretty cool.

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He's really funny, like he tells awesome stories, but he made earth science, which is a really easy subject, seem ridiculously hard. He's better for advanced geo, but gives an enormous amount of work. But he's a nice guy.

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Dan is cool. Knows a lot about dirt and rocks. Helps you and gives you extensions and is flexible most of the time, unless you cheat. Cool trip was cool.

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a ton of work but a really cool guy he really knows a lot about earth science

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great guy, takes the time to help you if you need it. if he sees struggling, talks to you like you're a person and suggests extra help. like veryone else said, funny and curses a lot. but he is still knowledgable and sets high expectations for you so you will do as good as you can.

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REALLY REALLY AWESOME! I love his class it is soo much fun. he's a great person and really flexible about extensions

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Favorite teacher of the year no doubt. Mad funny, learn everything, work is hard though. Great teacher, great guy, Earth Science.

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I love him so much. Honestly one of my favorite teachers, I look forward to this class every morning! I laugh so much, he's so funny and very understanding. Great at both making classes enjoyable and

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Brownstein is a really great teacher and is there for you he gives you chances to boost your grade by easy thing you can do and when your confused he is really good. You just have to show you care ank

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advanced geo 2010!! didn't get anything at beginning, but he really helped and i love the class now. thanks brownstein!

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i think he's really annoying.

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he needs to CHILL.

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very spazzy and unpredictable ,but he is a pretty good teacher overall

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He is, despite what many people may think, a good teacher. He is very passionate about his subject, and usually doesnt yell needlessly. In Advanced Geology however, he shows no mercy.

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Can you say narcissistic?

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Uneven, moody and tempermental, although he's extemely dedicated to both the subject and his students.

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Dedicated beyond reason, an inspiring teacher whose caring was instrumental in my child getting through a difficult year. Passionate; wildly knowledgeable; uses humor well. Hope he doesn't burn out!

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Mr. Bronstein is the best teacher ever!!!!!!!!!!

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my favorite teacher. his class is so much fun!

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mr brownstein is GREAT teacher with an absolutely STELLAR sense of humor. every morning i wake up and think "YES! EARTH SCIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" hahaha

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completely awesome. too bad i'm not in the school any more, and thus don't have the opportunity to learn from him again. the most passionate teacher in HHS!

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he really cares about what he teaches. i love his classes

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This is my second year having him, first was Earth Science and now Adv. Geo. He is the best teacher I have ever had.

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I had him for earth science and now I have him for advanced geoology and he's still my favorite teacher. Have him write you a letter of recommendation.

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i hate the subject of earth science, but he's so great that now it's my favorite class

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i think his yelling is funny. can't you tell that he's not serious??

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yells alot, but it keeps me from dazing out, doesnt look as good as me in my aviators but hey its cool, does a good job w reviews but that 4 hour one is HARSH

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Great teacher.

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good teacher. fun. likes rocks....

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works you hard but is an awesome teacher

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DaN DaN ThE BrOwNy MaN is the coolest ever! he's is like my favorite teacher in the world! i luv him!

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great teacher. lots of fun

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awesome!

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He is the BEST teacher I have ever had. He is very helpful and is VERY good at preparing you for the regents. I love geology because of his class.

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a lot of rave for not much

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he is the best teacher around very indepth clear and understanding the latness and homework is kind of harsh But he is still cool !!!!!!!!!! Go Brownstien!!!

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A very VERY good teacher.

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i didn't learn anything.

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dan, is a wonderful teacher and person. he pushed me so hard and helped me learn things beyond earth science. he is by far one of the best teachers i've had:)

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Brownstein is one of a kind! I'll never forget the flat Earth Society video.

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what an awsome teacher!!! very helpful too, especially w/ the regents

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Brownstein rules! and as some1 already said 1st period was the best!!! no1 can teach like he can and no1 can scream like he can! lol he makes 9th grade fun!

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Dan Brownstein is the funniest teacher alive! He gets so into his lessons that he starts to sweat and scream its hilarious haha, hes an amazing teacher!

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INcredibel teacher, he enjoys teaching, therefore it makes his classes better and your grades.

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he da best teach i eva had!!!live on! he rox!!! :)

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Brownstein is the best teacher!! his work may be hard sometimes, but he so dedicated to what he does and he is soo awesome!

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I love Mr. Brownstein... he is teh best teacher i ever had

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this guy is awesome!!

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best teacher ever! really cool guy

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