He's one of my faves screw the haters
there's two sides to every story and knowing alot of AP students you hear lots of criticism/anger and also religious worship of him. Having taken intro phys and now in AP, there's a small divide in his expectations. He expects everyone, to be accountable for their learning, NO EXCUSES, and to always work hard. He makes you roll with the punches, yes he is hard on students but he cares, i HAVE despised swager some days, but i respect him. Teaching AP by example has well prepared many for college.
He targets students who are slow learners or shy. He will yell at you all the time, make you feel stupid, and never properly explain anything. He's by far the worst teacher I've ever had. If you aren't in AP, expect an awful and stressful experience in his classroom.
He is constantly angry, hard to ask a question without feeling stupid. Good example of a bad teacher, but a very knowledgeable person.
An extremely hard, frustrating teacher. Would explain things terribly, yell constantly. Got very upset if you didn't know how to do the work. Did not enjoy the class at all.
While a good teacher overall, Eric is a frustrating human being. He is a very condescending human being, keeps jars of hair on a table, and is all-in-all a weird person. His differing political views are very open.
From a sheer results standpoint, arguably the best teacher I ever had. Extremely polarizing; his style will either work for you or it won't, and he has no sympathy for students who fall into the latter category. But I watched my grades in his class steadily rise with each unit and each test. In every other class, what I score at the beginning is about the same as what it will be at the end. Swager is the only one who drastically improved my scores. He's nuts, but in the best possible way.
A Gentleman, Scholar, and a Damn good teacher. Eric Swager will teach you physics whether you like it or not!
He always leads us to amazingly funny discussions on "Physics Philosophy" days. I admit he does target slower learners and quiet speakers, so be sure of yourself and do your best.
Hard to get help b/c of everyone else needing help to. Kind of favoritist, but he is a very good clear teacher. Do the work, don't talk back and you'll be fine.
His class is hard, but he's an excellent teacher. He prepared me well for the AP test.
Sometimes moody. Picks favorites. Good teacher-->wierd guy.
Genuinely interested in his student's success in and out of the classroom. He is seen at sporting events and chatting with graduates to see how they are doing.