Average 3.69 based on 35 teacher ratings
David Tanke is a Math teacher at Scarsdale Senior High School located in Scarsdale, New York and part of Scarsdale Union Free School District. David Tanke's 35 teacher ratings contributes to Scarsdale Senior High School's ranking of 928 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Scarsdale Senior High School is 4.11 stars.
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Tanke was the greatest. I did really badly when I first started out in his class as a freshman. But I worked hard and he taught me the importance of doing problems swiftly.

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Definately plays favorites, lame jokes, lectures are OK. HOWEVER, his 1-on-1 help is VERY helpful as he takes his time to help. Got a D first Semester, then I went to see him and got a B the second. If you're confused about something, definately see him outside of class. It will make a difference. As a 1-on-1 teacher, he's a 5 in everything. My ratings reflect the class.

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oy vey!!! im really sorry if u have him. a very tough/extremly slow grader. hu is so boring in class u have no idea sry u dont have nista or some1 else. and he handwrites his tests in the least legible way!!!

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Very nice and helpful. His tests are hard, but who doesn't love his jokes of the day?

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He's pretty nice most of the time, but he takes a really long time to give tests back.

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between you and me is correct english

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hard tests

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nice guy but his classes are kind of boring...and his tests are MAD hard.

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FRANK THE TANKE'S THE BEST THING SINCE RYE BREAD. Between you and I, though, I'm still not sure where he came up with best thing since rye bread.

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He's a nice guy but he is mad hard and not much fun. His class is really boring, but is very focused. His tests are legendary for their difficulty, but are fair. Very difficult.

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mr tanke is amazing! hes kind of 60's sitcom-ish though. his tersts are hard, but he teaches advanced courses. thats what advanced courses are. hes SOOOO helpful, and overall just pretty rocking

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err, he's a nice guy but I cannot stand his tests. Even AFTER extra help sessions, it's impossible to ace any test. They all have some sort of nitch or hard question which is 100% unsolvable.

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He explains everything well; i understand everything he says. I don't see why nobody else understands him.
I'm just guessing, but maybe you need to like math in order to understand him.

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Excpects us to understand the material (which is understandable cause the material isn't that hard!)... moves a little fast and the tests usually have a surprise... Mr. Tanke is a cool dude though.

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he is so cool and a good teacher. his tests arent that hard! but dr. zhivago? hmmm....that was a bit random.

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tanke isnt good. he doesnt really teach the material well. He expects you to figure it out without teaching it to you firdt...hanoria casey was so much better

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Mr. Tanke is the man!

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Very nice man, very hard tests and class is unclear. Moves too quickly through material

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Tanke is not difficult. It's just in your heads.

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hes a very nice person but he is a really really difficult teacher REALLY REALLY diificult

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what can you say?

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Cool guy.

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Go Go Tanke

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Don't be hating.

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Difficult but nice guy.

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A little quirky, but still a great guy.

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hardest teacher

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cool guy

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tough... very tough

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Not a great teacher but certainly a nice guy. I shoulda been kicked out of honors math first quarter, but he gave me a 2nd chance and I improved a lot.

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nice person, i guess, but really confusing class--sometimes doesnt know himself what he's talking about, and his green pen system is annoying

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Not very clear, makes obscure jokes, but still a pretty good teacher. Understands his subject really well.

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His tests are really hard because he puts on random things and doesn't give enough time to take them. The most boring class in the entire world!

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Very, very boring. Have had him for a while now, nice guy, but can't really teach too well, his tests can be diificult and confusing

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I had tanke for freshman honors math. While I had to teach myself a lot of the math, I learned how to think mathematically and teaching myself proved a valuable skill. He is not warm and certainly not for everybod; I consider my time with him worthwhile

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