Other SLC classes (like Mr. Toohey, who teaches vocab and useful stuff) are nowhere near the same. I don't think I really learned anything useful. It really sucks that there's such a difference in teaching for the exact same course. Mr. Varner changes his mind a lot, and I wish he was more clear with his instructions. The work is pretty easy but he's not helpful at all. He also pushes SLC students to get involved with theater, which isn't cool. Mr. Varner just isn't an English teacher.
Mr Varner is honestly an amazing and passionate teacher, the only reason kids don't like him is either because they don't like his political views or because they are too lazy to ask for help and work on their projects. He may not be crystal clear with his instructions all the time but if you work with him and ask for help he will gladly help you succeed.
I had Mr. Varner for my sophomore english class and I felt that he really helped me come out of my shell and be comfortable talking with my classmates. He makes up very fun and engaging activities that help you learn. I LOVED his books and movies that he picked out too
If you want a good grade go to one of his plays...
I had Mr. Varner for theatre class, so I got to know him in a different way than his English students did. He is a very nice guy, when you get to know him. He took 3 other students and I to a play, and then out to dinner afterwards because he knew we had a passion for theatre and wanted to expand our knowledge. He isn't always the most clear, but if you ask for help, he will go out of his way to make sure you succeed.
Legend In the classroom
MOST AMAZING TEACHER EVER. LOVED EVERY MOMENT OF HIS CLASS
Mr. Varner is pretty cool. He's really funny too. I had him for my soph. year.
Mr. Varn taught us with passion and integrity. By far on top of fave teachers.
Mr. Varner was the reason why I had a good experience at Upper Arlington. I was a new student my junior year and had a difficult time transitioning high schools, but going to class every morning kept me going and always gave me a reason to come to school. Best teacher at UAHS by far.
He pushes you to do your best, and cares for each one of his students. He has turned our class of kids into good friends! He's hilarious and sarcastic, and isn't afraid to poke fun at people. Such a
Mr. Varner is a teacher dedicated to teaching students about theatre and preparing them for lessons they'll need later on in life. He's also very dedicated to the growth of UACT, and he's successful.
Mr. Varner is a really good teacher and he has the best class ever I'm not playing. he is what you call a cool teacher
Easily the best teacher ever. they really should make a movie about him. i had him twice and both times i witnessed him turn a class in to a group of friends in a span of one school year. he pushes kids to put in more effort than they ever knew they had in them. really someone needs to make a movie about him or something
There's Mr. Varner the teacher, and Mr. Varner, the "I want to be in high school all over again". Outside of class, he tries way too hard to be popular. He's funny and knows it and wants all the kids to like him. But as a teacher, he's great. He teaches purposeful lessons and pushes his students to achieve. Yeah, he's a really funny guy, but more important, HE'S THE BEST TEACHER AT UPPER ARLINGTON.
Mr. Varner is awesome. You have to take his teasing in stride.
Never had him, but his performance at the talent show left me speechless.
Really cool teacher. Had him two years ago but he's still a friend
he is really funny!!! grades really hard though, no one can get an A!!
He's hysterical, but no matter how hard you try you CAN NOT get an A! But an awesome guy
"if a the spidometer goes up to 150 then that must be how fast its supposed to go..." -varner
the man is an awesome teacher, and really cool at the same time. he should consider stand up comedy
Hes really mean to his targets. Makes fun of every one. News flash your jokes get really old really fast. Sometimes he's funny, but grades hard.
When I had him as a teacher, i hated him. Now that i dont have him i love him.
really hard but hey ur gonna have to do some work sometime right, hes cool but he should grade easier an A is super hard to get.. Ithought I was good at English
His class his hard, but i did learn a lot. He is also hilarious! I love all the sarcasem, even though it was a little much for some of my freshman classmates..
i had him for freshman and did not think i was going to live through the class because he is the hardest grader i have ever had but then as a soph he is thecool
Varner you're a cool and great guy, even though I've never had you as a teacher, don't ever change man! And take us on in paintball!!
wow, what can you say about g-varn? his class last year was SO funny, he should do stand-up or something
varner is the best english teacher I've ever had..his class is so much fun
idk i dont have him as a teacher but he worked with me in wiw and he was super cool and funny you rock !!
What a nut! He's not good as a Froshie teacher, he scares them. He'd be perfect for seniors! You rock V-Man
eccentric (but being normal is overrated :)) best WIW teacher!! I wouldn't be going to college next yr if he hadn't helped me with my college essays. The man is a genius. Keep up the awsome work Varner.. thanks for everything!
first of all, he's from indiana, PA...how cool is that. hes got the Element thing going and he is funny and this is so gramaticly inccorect!
hahaha varner's cool, he's basically like a big kid...hard grader though, but he was the best english teacher I ever had
your mean... but not to me so its funny! keep it up.
Mr. V is the best! He's such a good teacher and brings humor to the classroom!!!
his class is only hard if you dont try hard. hes an awesome teacher class is hilarious.