Average 4.3 based on 46 teacher ratings
Dan Weinstein is an English teacher at Great Neck South High School located in Great Neck, New York and part of Great Neck Union Free School District. Dan Weinstein's 46 teacher ratings contributes to Great Neck South High School's ranking of 747 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Great Neck South High School is 4.31 stars.
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I don’t really like mr. W he is very nice
and is very passionate but he doesn’t teach that well he tells you to pretty much teach yourself, while he corrects it. I feel like taking his class is good we the sense that you’ll be a better writer in the long run even if you failed his class

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Mr. Weinstein is one of the best teachers I ever had in my time in the Great Neck South school system. He is so passionate about teaching and helping his students. While he may be a little difficult at times, he is always there to help you and make sure you understand the material. He is a fun person to be in class with and definitely keeps the class interesting

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Weinstein is by far one of my FAVORITE teachers on the planet. He has taught me so much about my writing and creative side, but also taught me life lessons in our passing conversations. He is truly a stand-up guy who wants the best for his students but is fair enough that everyone gets an equal chance in his class. Having his class in my junior year was pure heaven, for the first time in my life I looked forward to an english class. Can't wait for his class later in this year.

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For all those who complain that he "does not teach well" or he is "too hard" need to rethink their attitude in his class. Mr. Weinstein is very fair when it comes to grading; he gives his students many opportunities, such as 1 on 1 help and extra help after school, to succeed. He absolutely does not want to see any of his students not do well. If you put in the effort to do well, he will provide DOUBLE the effort to help you succeed in his class, and in your future endeavors in writing.

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If I were to be honest, it's safe to say that Mr. Weinstein actually changed my whole life. Back then, I was afraid to express myself, causing me to be shy and anxious about situations throughout my life; however, Mr. Weinstein helped me overcome my traumas, resulting in a spur of growth and maturity. Not only is Mr. Weinstein an amazing teacher, who will immerse you into the wonderful world of writing, but he is also a lovable individual who cares for his students in and out of the classroom.

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I had Mr.Weinstein as a junior after switching into the school. His methods of teaching couldn't be more of what I needed to feel comfortable in the new school. He gets every kid involved and knows everyone's writing styles off the top of his head. He understands people struggle and is only looking to make the experience better. I wish I could take him to college with me becuase I don't know what English would be without him.

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Creative Writing is just a bunch of cliche lessons (Taking risk, bleed on paper), esoteric poetic formats (villanelles, terza rima - I'll undoubtedly forget this in a month or so), and "workshops" for when he gets lazy (where no more than 2 students are actually doing work). This other reviews about his ego are correct. He is constantly talking about his work (books, painting, etc). He is clearly envious of his brothers who took more scientific (and successful) career choices.

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Didn't love him for Creative Writing. I didn't learn all too much, and he was a little self absorbed.

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SUCH a great teacher. i was about to drop his class but decided not to. and that was a great decision i made. literally saved my writing. whatever you do, be reading for pop quizzes and reading comps. definitely lowers your average, but a lot of other things balance in that should fix that. great teacher. taking him for creative writing next year (i hope)

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This class taught me a lot about life overall and taking risks. Take this class not.just because it is an AP class but take it so you can learn something evident in life! Best of luck to those who take his classes. Remember to be ready for pop reading comps

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Sometimes i feel his course does not really apply to the test you are going to be taken at the end of the year. After taking his class he didn't really prepare all too well for the AP but since the AP was relatively easy it wasn't that bad. It was a well relaxed class but his ego was a little overwhelming at times.

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Perfect teacher for english-- you literally cannot find a man better suited to be an english teacher. Funny, vocal, passionate, and overall a great guy.

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i have him for creative writing and he is amazing. he is a great teacher and you really learn a lot in his class. im gonna mss him. he is really cool. he listens to rap and is pretty hip. hes funny

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Hands down best English teacher so far. I learned so much, not only about English but also art, and sort of life in general. Take his creative writing class if you can't take 11 AP. I took both. don't regret it at all.

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Mr. Weinstein is an excellent teacher: kind, helpful, funny, and intelligent. The way he teaches sentence variety techniques really helps the student advance his writing skills. The mind-mapping lesson literally changed the way I study for tests now. Thank you Mr. Weinstein for such a great class!

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A very dedicated teacher and inspirational artist - verbal and visual. He is perhaps the best teacher I ever had the privilege of being with, and even after I left 11AP, he continues to be a great friend.

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The best teacher you will be able to find. A genius artist and a passionate mentor. 11 AP was an absolute pleasure. Consider yourself lucky if you get him as your teacher.

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I had Mr. Weinstein for AP English Language and during my freshman year. He is one of the nicest and best teachers I had. He was able to convey his ideas and messages in a way that was easy to understand. Although he is a tough grader he is fair. Mr. Weinstein was one of the best teachers in the English department BY FAR. His creative writing assignments were fun and allowed students to have fun while being productive at the same time.

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best teacher ever!! very interactive, makes sure everyone understands and participates.

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bit weird, but he's a great teacher. one of the best.

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One of the best teachers i have ever had! I never used to learn anything in english until his class. Pebbles Lesson and Sentence Variety-best lessons!

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Best teacher I ever had, considering you don't learn anything in middle school. Hard tests though

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really fun interactive classes, diverse curriculum, good teacher/ person, improves your skills temendously especially if you are coming from 8th grade

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good teacher, a little wierd

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best english class. hard tests, too many details. likes creative poems, so do that. funny and nice.

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nice guy, hard but still great teacher though. i improved lots in his class

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Best English Teacher I have EVER had, now that I no longer have him I wish I did.

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One of the greatest teachers I have this year. I discovered I like to write poetry from him and he's helped my writing style so much. Bit weird at times though.

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best teacher i have had ever

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Gives a lot of cool open writing assignments. Gave me confidence in my writing. A great teacher . . .

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he's sooo fun! he has a genuine passion for english, and teaches in such a great way. sometimes he gives a lot of work but hes just so great so you cant be mad!

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I like Mr. Weinstein, he is a nice teacher. He smiles a lot, but once I made a mistake in his class, now I fear him. It isn't an easy A as I thought it was...

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I love Weinstein hes great! He taught me so much this year! I never knew I could actually enjoy english! He changed my outlook on everying. Props to Weinstein!

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kinda strange and gives a lot of work but class time is fun

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omg hes the best teacher ever and hes soo nice! im so upset when i dont have his class! im only halfway through q2 and ive learned more than all of mid school!

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Easiest A I ever got! He didn't even bother to read my papers- he gave me A's for things I put no effort into.

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One of the best teachers I ever had. Had him for 9th gr. English at a different school, and he's the reason I'm an English/Journalism major in college now.

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Weinstein is the most creative teacher I ever had. He changed my life because he changed my ability to express myself through writing. He also gave a love for

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i had in him in 7th grade and i just remember learning a ton, having fun in class and doing more work than all the other classes combined.def' knows how 2 teach

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the easiest teacher i've ever had. i wrote less essays in his class than i did during any year of middle school. and i got straight As.

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Well lets some it up. He's excentric but really tries to help his students out. However, homework load is insane he thinks hes the only subject.

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mr.weinstein may seem a little crazy at times but he is still my fav teacher. he will teach you how to write and it will last forever

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hes a pretty good teacher..

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He's a good guy. He tought me how to write so well. Teaches in an unconventional fasion, but we had a lot of fun. Talks too much, but nobody's perfect.

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nice, but he thinks hes such a funny and efficient teacher when he isnt...and he has weird ways of teaching high school kids...treats you like pre k and has col

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