His lack of grading system ensures that many get an easy grade of 90, but achieving higher grades can be difficult if he singles you out as someone who puts in effort because he grades your papers thoroughly, or very easy if he decides that grading your work well is not worth his time and gives you an easy grade. He gives many quizzes to his non-honors students so that he doesn't have to teach. His quizzes are only surface level questions, preventing a deeper understanding of the text.
Mr.Sokoloff is sadly leaving LaGuardia but throughout 2015-2016 I have learned a lot from him. I grew to enjoy English and reading literature such as Jane Eyre, Othello and learning to formulate our writing. It was a class to look forward to. He allowed us to express ourselves which Artists do. I will forever be grateful for these lessons.
He's the strangest man i have ever encountered. He needs to actually see that students care about their grades. He always inputs our grades inaccurately because he doesn't keep track of them. His prompts are interesting I guess, and so is he but I'm always bored.
He is pretty creepy sometimes. Assignments lean towards the easy side since his grading system really doesn't make sense, or exist for that matter, and he likes to hold his opinion over others that disagree (unless you defend your own opinion with clear evidence to his face).
Sokoloff's a smart guy (sometimes.) He's really knowledgeable and smart (and he knows it) but he can be inappropriate with his students. He got in trouble for it this year. He has favorites, some of which don't like him that much, and he grades your papers MUCH higher if you agree with his opinion. We've had some interesting lessons but not enough to make up for the boring ones and the ones where he made it awkward by being inappropriate. He seems to care, but im not sure he really does.
Mr. Sokoloff can be a pain in the butt sometimes, but getting to know him as a teacher has been one of the best experiences I've had in an english class, he is interesting, smart, and yeah a little wacky but I would say that's part of his charm. He's a bit odd, but he's had some great experiences in life, and honestly there is A LOT to learn from him. He's just one of the best teachers I've ever had.
Mr. Sokoloff is interesting as a person, but he feels the need to incorporate the holocaust into everything and refuses to accept other people's points of view. He grades too harshly for the amount he actually teaches and we have yet to learn a single vocabulary word. which is nice, but I don't think i'm getting any smarter by being in his class. he also has major favorites and is completely all over the place and unorganized
I had him once and liked him, but he shouldn't be friends with his students on Facebook. He's very experienced in life and knows a lot.
First of all he has favourites. I think his stalking people on facebook and bringing the conversations off of people's pages into the classroom did it for me. He decided that the holocaust should be incorporated with everything even thought for the most part is has nothing to do with the class you're taking. By the end of the year I had zero passion for English and zero tolerance for him. He's interesting at times but for the most part he's too childish. Avoid him.
this guy will really try to help you so much in life, take all of the advice its really good, overall amazing teacher
He is funny & nice. I think he is great.I like Garret.
MY LIFE! I LOVE SOCKS! HE WAS NEVER MY ACTUAL TEACHER, BUT I TREAT HIM AS THOUGH AND VISE VERSA! YAY!
He offers interesting veiws on the world and he is a bit wacky, but i often feel offended and annoyed with him in class. but i'd rather have him than a boring english class
i've already forgotten all of my freshman year teachers, but i will NEVER forget this man. he's really great, very very wise and experienced with life
The best teacher. He will appreciate you if you're smart and agreeable.
best teacher ever. he rocks. he's werid but fun. he called a notebooks zebras. he's honest about not being honest (if that makes sense) he answer all ur question quickly & easily. doesnt turn easily things hard like most teachers . U learn new things all the time.
mr. sokoloff is probably one of the best teachers i've ever had. seriously. and i don't mind all the long and strenuous conversations i've had to have with his new students for the term, because i have to convince them that he's actually a really great guy...it's totally for a good cause.
I love Mr.Sokoloff.. he's a very unique and interesting person and wants the best for his students.
interesting character and with that interesting character brings interesting and offbeat work....makes english fun for once!
love mr.sokoloff... people think he's weird, but hes funny and realistic, just seems weird becuase he states the truth! a genious if u asked me!
Don;t hate on Sokloff. He's so funny, and I've read the most offbeat books with him. I think he makes english very enjoyable
okay, i only had mr.sokoloff as a sub. but i have too say he was the most awesome teacher i ever had. i tried to get transferred into his class but soo many people tranferred and his class was to full. mr.sokoloff your the greatest ; rock on!
Mr. Sokoloff always thinks that i would write the worst review on him. But all i'm going to say is that he's the most interesting man that i've ever met. He tests me and i test him. But i don't know if i like the way he makes us read. It doesn't make sense sometimes.
best teacher ever! i love going to his class everyday, its always enjoyable. hes always really funny and always has a good story to tell. i think he's helpful and just really awesome
i love him i think he's amazing! hes great and his life experiences make the class that much more enjoyable
Sokoloff is unique and interesting. Some view him as a horrible teacher, but I disagree. Although I feel English is not the subject he should be teaching. He's too cool for that xD
Mr. Sokoloff is definitely one of a kind. He's willing to go where no English teacher will ever go.
He is cool and nice ... but sometimes ... he is toooo..... but he is good overall...
I had him for my first semester of high school, and he was (and is) the coolest english teacher ever! He's really random and very smart.
Sokoloff is amazing!! He praises everyone's work and is so funny in class. He made english fun.
extremely funny, goofy, weird, freaky man. lol. i like him because he makes the class so fun and easy.
mr. sokoloff is an interesting character indeed him and his weird randomness is a bit freaky (espically 2 all u freshmen out there) but afta a while he growss on u and his classes are cool
I love Mr. Sokoloff. It was the most entertaining and fun Eng. class I've ever been in. I wish i still had him now.
While no one knows which planet Mr. Sokoloff originated from, I am pleased that he landed here at our school. Learning is often hilarious and I always pay attention as not to miss his next random...
soki is da best! mad cool...always look foward to his class. his random comments and stories keep us awake
Mr. Sokoloff is the best teacher at Lag! The 3rd period English 7 class is his best class & we all deserve to get 100 on the report card because we all read the books and are the best. I learn so much
An interesting character indeed. I think I will remember him for the rest of my life.
my favorite teacher at LaG ! very interesting person, helped me out with college preparation like no other teacher, if you do your job youll have a 100!!
Mr. Sokoloff is a weird man - but he's weird in a good way. He always comes up with the most random thoughts - it's funny.