Mr. McNeil is the most passionate and incredible teacher I have had in my entire experience at Dwight Englewood. I would look forward to every class and thought the concepts and the manner in which the class was taught was extremely clear and helpful. Tests were not difficult with the correct preparation and free points would always be given through homework assignments that were genuinely fun to do and explore. It's a shame I have only taken one class with him so far. My favorite teacher at DE.
He is the most passionate and dedicated teacher you will ever meet in your entire life. He stays after school to help you study for exams or even comes in on the weekend. He is absolutely hilarious and never gets mad as long as you are respectful. Yes, he is a hard grader, but he gives the most amazing curves so it's not very hard to do well. If you have him, appreciate the fact that he is one of the best teachers you will ever have.
Great teacher! He is so nice and helpful. And no his tests are not hard, and there's always a curve.
One of the most dedicated teachers in the whole wide world. Will stay more than two hours after school ends to help his students prepare for the test. His tests maybe be hard, but the hardness is for your own good. Also makes cunning jokes and has an adorable turtle.
He is a very nice teacher, but he is so droning and he destroys your GPA. Even if you fail he does not let you repeat, and your answers are never right even though he makes you write paragraphs. He is a very hard grader too
Gives poor and vague instructions to students. His grading system is the worst out of all teachers and has absolutely no flexibility. He is a nice person, but that's useless for a student. He finds a way to destroy your GPA.
Great teaching, but I can't get over his inflexibility and his horrific grading. Ohmahgosh
He is a fantastic teacher. Someone with a B or lower still has a FULL grasp of the material. His tests and quizzes are very difficult and take getting used to, but he is a wonderful, clear teacher.
Mr McNeil is one of the best teachers at Dwight. Although he is a very tough grader, he prepared me very well and made me realize how hard I could work. I found AP bio easier than his 11H class.
made someone transfer to regulars? yeah that would be zendell
MR MCNEIL IS THE BEST but good luck to you if you are in his class... he is a VERY tough grader but that never stopped me (did make someone transfer to regulars tho)
Mr. McNeil's tests are very challenging and it is next to impossible to get a 10 on his labs. However, he is a great teacher and my all males class seemed to have had a lot of fun.
He would be one of my favorite teachers if he didn't do his own grading. He's a great teacher and pretty cool guy. I hate to say this, but his class is worth avoiding if you don't want major stress
The Don is awsome. i love him. he may be the hardest tester in the school but he teaches clearly and with passion.
Mr. McNeil is one of the better teachers at Dwight-Englewood. His test questions are hard, but no different from any higher level biology course's.
I sort of have a fuzzy hole when thinking about his class. he seemed nice enough but i don't remember anything he said.
While a terrible test-maker and grader McNeil explains the material well and cares about the students
McNeil's grading is completely arbitrary. Test design terrible -- many correct answers to his questions but he gives credit only for the one he was thinking of.
I love Mr. McNiel. Although he is a merciless grader, he cares about the students and wants them to do well. He loves biology. And loons.
He expects a lot, but you also learn a lot in his classes. If he loosened up a bit, he'd be a great teacher.
He's not a very easy grader, but he tries hard to be a good teacher.
Very poor teacher - does not explain concepts clearly.