it's pretty easy to fall behind in his class, his work is crazy tough.
Although Orna has hard tests and homework every day, if you just participate and study you are good. Have to say he is one of the best math teachers ive ever had
Found the geometry regents to be easier than his tests. 10/10 would study for his tests again.
Orna has literally been my favorite teacher I have ever had I almost always fail his tests but thats just me he makes learning fun and he makes jokes that arent cringey and are actually fun hes extremely laid back and never gets angry he teaches well
He barely gets mad and tells jokes here and there, but gives homework almost daily in the textbooks and exams that actually require studying because he includes topics from like 5 months before. You really don't need to raise your hand at all to get 100 participation.
Mr.Orna is so funny. Also, if u pay attention in class and ACUTALLY study for his tests, you can a 90+ in his class.
A great teacher
I love mr.orna he': a really funny guy and if you understand geometry; you'll for sure love his class. I, on the other hand am completely failing with a 50 and a 47 on his first two tests and I have no idea how to pull my average up. Good luck to anyone in his class who barely understands geometry.. i wish he would do review sheets beforehand :-( sigh wish me luck..
Geometry Regents is tomorrow, never felt more confident because of him.
I think Mr. Orna is endearingly insane. He's so weird and sarcastic when he's teaching but at the end of each lesson I'm always surprised at how much I've learned. He clearly knows what he's doing since he's been teaching longer than I've lived lol. I struggle with his tests but Mr. Orna is definitely fair and he's an overall awesome teacher.
VERY GOOD AND CHILL
Orna was my favorite teacher hands down. He made the class so enjoyable with his weird jokes and he also picked favorites haha! I consistently got like 60-80s on his exams but participation really boosted my grade up to a 94 I think. You will absolutely love him as a teacher, I haven't met another teacher at tech with such great humor and such good teaching capabilities!
I had Mr. Orna for Freshmen Geometry and he was one of the best teachers I had. He was really funny, made jokes every day but his class is fun. The tests are somewhat hard but just do your homework and listen in class.
Mr Orna is the funniest math teacher you'll get. His tests are hard but if you work hard and listen when he goes over the hw carefully, you should have no problems. Hes chill and usually doesn't get mad at anyone.
I'm a Tech alum, and I had Mr. Orna back in 2010 - it's been 4 years, yet I remember his class as THE best math class I've ever had in my life. One of the ONLY 2 teachers (the other's Ms. Rendsburg) for whom I came back on RateMyTeachers to comment.
Ah Mr,Orna! Honestly he is a REALLY good teacher. His tests were hard for me, but I did manage to get a 95 on one of them. Besides that, he knows how to teach really good and always adds humor. Got a 96 on the regents! :D
HE IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! THE FUNNIEST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD! The homeworks can be long at times but it is worth the time. The tests may feel impossible but the regents will be really easy in the end. I got a 98% on the regents!
He's a good teacher, he's really funny but his tests are really hard.
At first, I felt like Mr. Orna was gonna be one of my worst teachers because of how he ran his class. Then I realized that his teaching really had an impact. In the second term, he loosened up and became very funny, while keeping a straight face. If you pay attention in class and do your homework, I will guarantee that you will get mastery(85+) on the geometry regents. I got a 100 on it, so I think he's a pretty good teacher.
omg. he is hilarious! although he looks strict, he's actually really funny. he makes geometry easy for me. :) but his tests are long and hard. because of him, there is a chance i can get 100 on the geometry regents :D.
Orna is such a chill teacher. He shows to be really silly and childish on the inside throughout the year and it's really fun in class when he's like that. His work is a bit lengthy and his tests are kind of hard, but his great teaching makes up for it. AND HE LIKES THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS so he's so much cooler.
Great Teacher! Some of his homework is long, however, as long as you do well on his tests, you'll be fine!
He is a very easy-going teacher to loves to joke around. However, even with his jokes, he is still able to focus and teach us. He is a very good teacher and makes everything easy to understand. However, tests are 80% of your grade so if you don't do well on tests, you fail the class.
He's the best math teacher I've ever had. Before I had him, I was discouraged by math and didn't consider it as a "strong suit" for me, however, Orna showed me how understandable and connected Math really is. His class is very organized, and he's very knowledgeable. He also has a great sense of humor and gives you a lot of chances to do well. Make sure to study for his tests by reviewing the previous ones, do H.W. and participate. Mr. Orna if your reading this... - Julio
he is a really good teacher and really nice, but he gives a lot of homework. other wise he teaches really well and is very helpful
I am so glad i have him for geometry this year. His first 2 tests are actually pretty hard but the rest are fair, if you review old notes, proofs, logic, and tests! His class is my favorite class of the day (Period 1!!). I actually like geometry way better than algebra. His jokes keep me going and he's very clear and A GREAT TEACHER! His tests are a bit hard, but if you study you can do pretty well. First tests i got 8o and 79. But after studying really hard i got 97, 96, 96, and 97! :D
Mr. Orna was a wonderful geometry teacher. He teaches well and helped me do well on the regents even though math has always been a bit of a challenge for me. At frist, he seemed like a boring and strict teahcer but soon he began tellingg jokes and making us laugh. His class was very fun. His tests can be difficult but always review questions from prior exams. Do your hw and review your notes and you will do well. Participation helps as well. Good luck and hope you enjoy his class as much as me.
I miss him :C He is a wonderful teacher. At first, he seems very strict but after a while he starts to crack a joke and soon it becomes a daily thing and it makes class enjoyable. Maybe it was just me, but I found his class really easy and he is really organized. He's also a fair grader, but you better show up on time
mr orna is the man he will bust your chops from time to time but he means well and wants all his kids to succeed if you do your home work and participate and study you will get a 90 in his class. i got a 97 on the regents you will learn a lot best math teacher i have ever had
He explains the material very good but his tests could be challenging. He's the funniest teacher i've ever had. Wish i could have him again.
THE BEST MATH TEACHER I EVERR HAD! I thank God for making me have him..I had a HORRIBLE algebra teacher in freshman year, barely learned anything at all, I don't know how I managed an 84 =\ but then sophomore year, I got lucky and got Mr. Orna; not only did he teach geometry, but also renewed algebra stuff...and I ended up with a 100 in geometry regents :D THANK YOU MR. ORNA!
He's seriously such an awesome teacher. he makes fun of his students, BUT ITS FUNNY. and he teaches in the process. hard tests at first, but he REPEATS A LOT. overall really awesome teacher. :)
Mr. Orna was one of the best teachers I had. He made my freshman year so memorable and he gives fair grades. =D imma miss him.
not only a good math teacher but also knows a lot about history. especially US presidents.
Greatest teacher ever, understand the students needs and customizes his curriculum to assist his students.he also promised us salad with home made french dressing if we all get mastery on the regents
Greatest teacher in the history of teaching!!!! Very clear and helpful, honestly if anyone else was teaching me geometry, I would fail. He is also one of the funniest teachers in Tech. WATER BOTTLE!!!
I started out with 70s. When i realized he repeats questions from prior tests, grades shot up to 90s. Just review old exams and you will do fine.
Mad funny and really easy to understand. His tests are freaking hard though
OMG I AM SO GLAD I HAVE HIM AS MY TEACHER THIS YEAR, I NOT ONLY LEARNED GEOMETRY BUT ALSO LEARNED ALGEBRA (which my last year's "algebra teacher" didn't even teach as well) <3
funniest teacher ever...his use of sarcasim is the exact way i would torment my students if i was a teacher
I don't know about the humor though; the only funny thing that I find about Mr. Orna is that he's pretty much the son of a dark and capricious god.
A really good geometry teacher. He is easy to understand and makes class enjoyable.
Very good teacher. He teaches well and his tests are easy. He's also funny.
He is a good and funny teacher. He acts werid sometime, but that's what make him such a good and funny teacher =]
Best math teacher in the school. Had him Senior year for Geometry, after failing four other times and didn't fall below 90. He looks mean and serious, but he's pretty funny (and serious), and a bit OCD. He makes it extremely easy to understand, and unlike all my other math classes, almost nobody cut and everybody participated. Power to you, Mr. Orna. All math teachers could learn a great deal from you.
Mr. Orna was great, haha. His grading system makes it easier for people who are less skilled at math. Also, his cynicism is hilarious. "You kids have no future." Nothing like the cold, hard truth to make you laugh. :D
the only guy that i can learn math from. no kidding. i suk at math and he somehow made it unbelievable easy for me... coming from a guy who ran a 70 avg in math in ms hogans clas and jumping to 94 and actually understanding everything.
has a really weird yet hilarious sense of humor. keeps the class interesting and you can learn a lot from him.
He's the best teacher I've ever had. He makes math mad funny. I told my mom about him and she laughed.
so far, hes pretty good. its really weird, he looks like hes gonna be mean but hes actually pretty cool. and neat. like extremely neat. very clear, detailed explainations.
he is nice but can appear mean but i honestly think he has some problems with himself because of the way he acts sometimes
best math teacher i everr had!! hands down.. hes very smart and he knowns what he is talking about plus he makes the class interesting and funny at the same time
Add my name to the list: Mr O is the best math teacher I ever had. And he's funny as heck.
I agree best math teacher ever. And he's funny, yoicks!
Best math teacher ever; learned so much from this funny guy. Yikes!
Hes an awsome teacher. Haven't had a math teacher this good in a long time. Knows his stuff, and he can teach. Hard test, though.
he's a great teacher and he's really organized about going from one topic to the next so everything connects and you understand it. weird guy but because of that, class can get interesting
You're a great teacher Ed Orna & don't let that parasitic vulture distract you from doing the right things. He is an insecure parasite of p.h.d. in doing nothingness. What's in a name? He is nothing!
He's delusional; thinks his worksheets are original creations; acts as if he's been injured should they be incorporated into another's lessons. Sharing? Never. That might benefit students.
Best math teacher in the school. You will learn a lot and his tests are not that hard. Just study his notes and read the textbook and you will do fine.
I like Mr. Orna a lot. He's a great teacher. He can really really teach and I find him to be funny and strange at the same time. He use to make fun of me. Haha.
He's a great teacher. His tests may seem difficult but you actually would understand the material. He also makes class fun.
hes pretty hard, but i actually learned stuff in his class, and he made fun of me a lot. nice guy though and really funny
kids, stop touching each other!! Hah! He was fun and was able to explain things clearly. His tests are somewhat challenging and sometimes they can fry your brains. So much derivations....
I had him for freshman math nearly 5 years. I hated everyday of that class. He would call me Chips Ahoy instead of my real name. When I look back now, I realize that he was actually a really good teacher and went out of his way to help people. His class was also pretty funny when he wasn't making fun of me (which was a rare occasion).
I had him 4 2nd-term algebra honors. He might not be the most interesting or the funniest, but I sure did learn a lot from his class. It was very challenging, and to the point. His final exam is usually 3 to 4 parts... ACED it!
I think Orna is a very good teacher, but his tests are really hard. The material on the tests are MUCH harder than the material on homework. He's funny. I personally like him. I'm not doing so well in his class though...
he's a GREAT teacher. he knows how to run the class and how to teach and doesn't waste time. if all teachers were like him, i'd be doing GREAT in every class!
Mr.Orna is the most AWESOME math teacher I have ever had. ^^
Great teacher. Knows what he's doin', is funny once in a while...