I learned a ton, and thoroughly enjoyed last year. Although it is at first hard to tell, he really is a compassionate teacher. His vocab quizzes should be fairly easy if you study a lot for it. One thing that is a little difficult is the tests on stories we read. I recommend making notes for all the novels and short stories you read, because it is likely you will have a big test on it. Some tips would be to participate a lot, don't cram the vocab in until the last day, and always be respectful!
One of my favorite teachers ever, if you don't speak up you will be able to tell that he doesn't like you but if you do you will learn alot. His teaching style is very different than most, but it helped me much more than an ordinary teacher. he's very "groovy" as he would say.
You will either love him or hate him. He was not very approachable and he has a tendency to put students down. Although he is knowledgeable, he can be very judgmental. His tests and expectations were unclear and harder than what they really had to be.
Very intelligent but not clear at all
Mr. Mac is a wonderful teacher. You may see reviews that he is harsh, or unprofessional... That is just people misunderstanding the fact that he is willing to tell you the truth. Every lesson that he will teach you (Life lessons included) are relevant and mean more than I can describe in this body of text. Anyone not willing to open their eyes and look at this man for who he is, doesn't deserve to be taught by him.
Mac my English teacher in the late 90s and is the only teacher I recall that had a meaningful impact on my life. 15 years later I still remember the classes and his unique teaching style with vivid clarity. After spending most of my life in sales and marketing, I am now pursuing a career in education and consider him to be a motivating factor in this decision. Granted, he'd probably call me a bozo for doing so.
One of my few teachers I've had that talks to his students like actual people, he realizes we have other classes to tend to and other problems aside from school. Although the tests and the class aren't the easiest he is well worth having as not just a teacher in English, but in life too. Try to talk to him a lot about things besides English and he will reward with great conversations and lessons. Just remember to not be a bozo
Mr.Mac is a wonderful teacher i had him my freshman year! Everyday is a new story, new perspective at the world. His life lessons make one consider their life and result in positive out looks of the world. Mr. Mac allows education to follow with his stories which personally helps students grasp the concept. Highly recommended!
I loves Mac! If I could have him every year I would.lol By far my favorite teacher, he doesn't talk down to you and treats you like an equal. He has many corks but that is who he is from calling people Bozos to saying the term "up yours" with the lovely hand gesture to go with it. I couldn't have asked for a better and more influential teacher my freshman year. I would recommend his class to anyone who is looking for a passionate teacher who challenges your mind!
Not the most approachable teacher. He's very unopen to other students' ideas and interpretations and gets extremely frustrated when we don't interpret our classroom readings the same way. Whenever someone brings their own opinion and it's different from his, he will automatically shoot it down.
He knows a lot about life, so let him teach you.
GPA killer!!! very unopen to other students' ideas and interpretations.
Mr. Mac is more than an English teacher... he is great and will teach you so much about life
Mr. Mac is defenitly not the best teacher I've had, in fact I feel like he is probably the worst english teacher I've ever had. He is very unapproachable and arrogant. He does not make English fun, and is extremely unproffesional when it comes to acting like a teacher. I believe that Mr. Mac has chosen the wrong proffesion for he is very incapable of his teaching duties.
Wow, the best and most influential teacher I had! He went out of the way to help his students and motivated me to love and enjoy school.
Mr. Mac is just about the best teacher I've ever had, and I say that with all honesty. I envy the freshmen who have him this year. I sure miss that class! Mac is a hilarious person to be around and ca
I loved Mac. He really cares about every single one of his students, even if they are bozos.
He isn't afraid of saying anything. And in a very good way. "BOZOS"
He's amazing. He completely changed the way I read and listen to things. I see a lot more things in depth than I did before and he's really entertaining.
Mr. Mac is the best! I live how he teaches you not only about English, but about life. He talks to students like they are real people. I have learned so much in this class. I love him! Amazing guy :)
Mr. Mac is one of the most intelligent people any of us will ever know. Absorb everything he has to offer, once you are out of his class you will miss it so much.
He has got to be one of the most influencial teachers I have ever had and the best!
he has taught me so many life lessons and i learned so much in his class, i could go to him for anything!
or would ever admit to how much he really impacts the lives of his students. If he ever reads this, which I donâ€™t think he ever will, he would probably laugh at these posts about how awesome he is!
Best teacher you could possibly have in the whole school. Mr. Mac is very compassionate and gives the BEST lectures. He helps you understand everything soo well.
Best teacher Ive ever had. I did bad in his class but he taught me more about life than any other person ever has or will.
The best teacher I've ever had. If I could keep him every year for English, I would.
He is by far the hardest teacher I have had, but he is without a doubt the teacher I respect the most and learn the most. He is unlike I have had before, he makes english a blast! I will miss him!
Mr. Mac is probably the best teacher I will EVER have. He's definitely a hard grader, but he is an amazing teacher and I've learned so much this from him this year. He explains things exceptionally
Also i think that he is great is because sometimeswhen I think that he dosen't understand me I find something that shows me that he dose under stand me. (Donovan MacGowan) YES I AM his son
I think that he is a great teacher because he is my DAD!!!!!
mr.mac is such a great teacher. He has brought the best out of me everyday. He is a hard teacher, but i learn the most from his class!
Mr Mac is probably my favorite teacher ever. A lot of people are scared of him at first, but he's a great guy and he really cares about his students
ap, harddd class. but, he made it alright. at first i found him really annoying. but once i turned my attitude around hes a great guy. i think there is alot about him thats interesting. =]
MacGowan is one of those few teachers who really cares about his students. He brings a unique hybrid of realife experience and strong intellect to the class. Best teacher this school ever hired.
He is the BEST teacher I have ever had in my entire life. The vocab is pretty much the whole class. And he is just a brilliant man, you can come talk to him about anything and he'll listen to you.
Best teacher I've had so far period. He's very funny and his class helps a lot. He gives hard work, but its to help you in future classes, as they will probably be easier. LOTS OF VOCAB.
Mac is a cool teacher, very straight forward, and clear. But his class if realllllly diffucult, and he sets high standards, which is good....most of the time anyways.
Best teacher I have ever had my Freshman year! He taught me so many Vocab words, that I can laugh at my friends for not understanding what I said! He's hilarious to!
Mr. Mac is the best teacher that you will ever get at this school. He really is the smartest person I have ever met in my life. You will learn so much in this class, and he is a really genuine person.
he is the most intelligent man i've ever met in my life. He know's about the world and he tries to teach you things about life, not just english.
I think hes the smartest guy alive even thoe i didnt pass his class (my fault i didnt do anything, but i still listened) AWESOME GUY! i understook everything more! (Jimmy)
Mr Mac is by far the GREATEST teacher I have ever had. You must understand his humor.he doesnt really hate anyone. You can learn SO much from him if you put in your best effort!
The best teacher in the world (If he likes you). If he doesn't like you... hmm, yeah, switch out of his class.
Mr.Mac what to say about him.He is awesome. hes a really good teacher and hes pretty nice. you have taught me a whole nother side to life.your the best teacher.
overtly obvious about who he does and doesn't like, but he is the most supportive and caring teacher i've had! kudos!!!
mr mac is the man i think that so far he has been the best teacher i have ever had he pushes and treats u like an adult
Mac is a great teacher and a great person. He does everything he can to help his students out and really cares about what he is doing. Great job Mac!
I love how I can just visit him and vent. I feel respected by him and therefore I respect him back. He is quite the teacher--let me tell you!
Mac has truly prepared me for everything else in life, not just English. I love the teacher.
He has a very hard honors class, but still, he is the best teacher i have ever had in any school i have ever been to.
blunt, bitter, cynical and pretty much rude sometimes, but without a doubt my most passionate, if a little narrow-minded, teacher.
He grilled me, but I'm all the better for it. I appreciate the time he took to make me a better student.
I love Mr Mac so he gets 5's all the way down in my book
I think he is the smartest man I have ever met or teacher I have had the please to have this year as a freshman. I believe that he is awesome and really funny.
Mac rocks! He is passionate when he teaches. He gives good advice but sometimes is close-minded with his own opinions.
Mac is a bold and imtimidating man, kids admire this, and agree w/everything he says. Taking advantage of his authority, he forces his beliefs on the class.
Mac is a nice guy, but he is so ungrateful for everything...he constantly complains to his students and he teaches his views and only his views.
I loved Mac's class when i had him because he always encouraged me to speak up and had confidence in my ideas and abilities.
Mac, is incredible. He teaches with heart, you can tell he actually cares. He's a great guy, I'm glad that I was able to have him as a teacher!!!
best teacher i have ever had, has a passion for teaching and empathizes with students
Cool teacher, fun to listen to. Cares about teaching, and understands what kids have to go through.
Mr Mac has an authority over his class that allows students to efficiently come and learn. He's very passionate and fun! It kind of rubs off on his students.