Average 3.55 based on 60 teacher ratings
Gregory Boyle is a Social Studies teacher at Hunter College High School located in New York, New York. When comparing Gregory Boyle's ratings to other teachers in the state of New York, Gregory Boyle's ratings are below the average of 4.33 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Hunter College High School is 3.94 stars.
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Some days you will hate him and some days you will love him it totally depends. Yes sometimes its boring/you dont get his teaching style/youll just be exasperated about one of his tests, but tbh if you actually try, you will be fine, and by the end of the year you will def have improved. I definitely have some bad experiences with him, but I also had some amazing days, and now looking back at my experience I appreciate it a lot more and I like him a lot more. You can ask current 8s for help :)

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mr. boyle is notorious for his frazzled, drawn out teaching style and for assigning excessive homework. while he is a pretty funny guy with interesting anecdotes and is undoubtedly very knowledgable in his subjects, his lessons tend to be a period of just listening to him talk. also, despite being pretty chill about some things (like doing hw in class) he expects you to know the material well and grades his unnecessarily copious amounts of hw on a relatively high standard.

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Mr. Boyle is a good teacher, but often goes on and on and on. He's really funny sometimes, though. I always recommend having an hour to spare whenever he assigns homework, though. He's super nice when you go to his office, which I always recommend doing if you have a problem.

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he is really nice and funny. BUT he can go on lectures for half the class and they are really boing

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He gives insane amounts of homework, even to his 7th graders. We were given 4 essays and 24 "notecards" to do over one weekend.

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He is the most boring teacher ever. His exams are super hard and he can't answer questions and everything he says is really confusing. HIs class makes you wants to fall asleep and it feels like an eternity. PRAY THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE HIM FOR 7TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES!

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I am in one of Mr. Boyle's seventh grade classes, and I find him a truly amazing teacher. Sometimes it may seem that he drones and gets distracted easily, but other than that he is actually very nice. As long as you arrange for meetings with him, and make sure to do projects and study for tests in advance, his class isn't too hard.

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Very good very good very good very good

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Mr. Boyle is my Social Studies teacher. I personally think that he assigns too much homework and is too vague when assigning projects (which are too difficult considering the enormous time constraints, not taking into account our personal lives and extra curricular activities).

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Boyle is clearly knowledgeable about what he teaches, which makes class more exciting, but he never answers questions straight, I always have to decipher what he says. He is pretty fair , it just takes a lot of focus to understand what is going on.

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I was in Mr. Boyle's AP Psych class and he was extremely passionate about the subject. Looking back, I learned a lot more about psychology than I thought I was learning at the time. He sometimes played music in class, which was nice. He's incredibly funny and interesting to talk to outside of class. He was pretty harsh about the grades on the Psych term paper, though.

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Mr. Boyle was my very first social studies teacher at Hunter. In retrospect, his class was much more enjoyable and entertaining than any other Global class I've taken; however, I clearly remember how infuriating his inability to give instructions and answer questions was. Although he seems to have a real passion for teaching, and made sure every lesson was interesting, I ended up relying on the textbook for most of the actual learning and studying in his class.

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He doesn't know how ti answer questions! He just goes on rambling for ten minutes, and then says: "does that answer your question"? NO! Of course not! But by then your eyes are glazed over and you really don't care about your question, so you don't really learn anything. He seems really knowledgeable, but he doesn't really know how to get the information across that well. All in all, I hope I don't get him next year, because although he's a great conversationalist, he's not a good teacher.

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Mr. Boyle is a good teacher but too vague and a tough grader.

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I love Social Studies, and I think that Mr. Boyle really knows what he's talking about. However, he isn't very clear, and often rambles on and on about topics that aren't related to the lesson. Whenever someone asks a question about a project or lesson, he won't give a straight answer, and he loves winning debates with students. I think he really loves his job, but you have to pay attention to get a good grade.

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I had him for Economics in 7th Grade. He doesn't teach us anything. All he does is BS us in class while giving notes fow HW where the ACTUAL LEARNING is at home. Plus I got an 83 for a test that should've clearly been a 93. He took off 6 points for something he didn't see (Even my Grandma saw what I wrote), another 2 points for a question that arguably has 2 answers (I talked my dad and peers and they confirmed), and another 2 points for penmanship.

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I slept in every single one of his classes when taking Econ in 7th grade but surprisingly didn't fail his class. I don't really remember him fondly--I still can't forget the time he accidentally showed us a video of shadow puppets doing a three way...forever traumatized.

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Social Studies used to be one of my fave subjects, now I dread walking into his classroom... :( Somehow he made even interesting things seem boring.

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I thought he was an amazing teacher when I was a 7; he is EXTREMELY knowledgeable about what he teaches, and despite the fact that class can get bring at times, if you pay attention you learn a lot--way more than what is in the curriculum. He also gives really good grades. =D

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I had him for 7th grade Social Studies. It's not a bad class. The work is manageable and interesting and you learn some cool stuff.

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Ok, he is an AMAZING teacher. Sure, he can get boring and drone on sometimes but you WILL learn a lot from him if you actually listen once in a while. Plus he's super easy-going pretty funny, and very friendly. Even I had my moments when I'd just listen to music during his class or just pass notes with my friends but trust me, you will learn a lot from him. His tests arent that hard and participate a lot, that really brings your grade up. I'd love to have Mr. Boyle again.

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I don't think he even takes his own class seriously

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I think Boyle's unfairly maligned. More than any other class in the whole school, you get out of AP Psych exactly what you put in. How well you do on tests is based almost 1:1 on how much you study. Psych journals are a waste of time and paper, but everything else about the class is actually pretty informative, and he's a really funny guy, whether self-aware or not.

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He's okay, but kinda boring at times. He doesn't notice when you do your homework in class, even when he goes right by you. Pretty good teacher, though.

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He's deathly boring, and my whole class does their hw during his class. He's a really nice guy though

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Eh He's nice and all that but he's not that helpful-- it's hard to understand what he means and all that D=

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genial. ap psych is simple and a lot of it is just gaming the grading system. if you care at all, there is no reason why you shouldn't get an a. it's a myth that he's prejudiced against seniors--he just hates the ones that flake on his class second semester (and, to be fair, that happens a lot). if you're not one of those, though, you should be in good shape.

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A boring teacher but at least you learn some stuff. When grading he is incredibly biased against students he doesn't like, and plays favorites. Sometimes his class is really easy but sometimes he makes it a little tougher so its really a game of chance.

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He's really very nice and reminds me a bit of Santa. :] However, he's very easily distracted. If you mention psychology, he'll show you some videos of babies.

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Hmm... A pretty decent teacher. However, quite droll and tends to show many videos instead of actually teaching.

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Overall I would say that if I were him I would retire instead of teaching. Another thing I would like to do is mak a complaint. One day, we were in class watching some film that was supposed to teach us about the current topic we were studying on. At the very end of the film we were shocked by what very clearly appeared to be a very inappropriate clip which displayed **** intercourse. I have to say that this may have scarred me for life. Fortunately, this was shown in forms of shadows and and was muted.

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He may be one of the most laziest teachers at Hunter. He plays favorites, and often gives grades based on whims rather than on actual scores and grades. I felt that the textbook in AP psych was a better teacher than him, he bs's rather than teaches most of the time. He likes assigning too much busy-work, and not enough real work that is actually helpful.

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Depending on the subject that he is teaching, he can be either a good teacher or a bad one. He's an enthusiastic lecturer when he's engaged and interested but if it's a class he doesn't feel personally invested in, he's boring. He can be forgetful and that can make things easier but sometimes can make it annoying if he forgets about a HW he assigned that everyone did. He can get confused sometimes too. But he's a very nice to talk to.

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He's a great teacher. Might be that his tests are easy if you ask questions both in class and after, and make meetings; but still- he's very approachable. Talk with him if you need to, he never shuts you up or sways from the topic. He does that in class, though. But best of all: he's a really respectable person who tries to accomodate all of his students' needs.

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Nice teacher, but very tough on grading. He'll sometimes get off-topic, and sometimes isn't very clear.

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i miss mr. boyle so much! he is a really great teacher hu is incredibly passionate about what he teaches. beware: he is a republican.

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hes not the greatest. hes interesting. hes kinda bad. hes not my favorite. hes not that good. hes okay. hes kinda bad. hes kinda horrible. hes REALLY horrible.

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It was cool that Mr. Boyle attempted to lighten the mood in class, but half the time he would go from playful to deadly, so it was impossible to rely on him. He was a good teacher, although unclear.

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Mr. Boyle is really nice and considerate upon his students' opinions and thoughts. Although I haven't had him for a long time yet, he is nice and gives out rigorous yet educational homework.

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Mr. Boyle is a great Social Studies teacher, and explains material very clearly, but it is easy to get confused halfway through a unit, and he won't necessarily be able to help you with your problem.

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Mr. Boyle is one of the better teacher, but unfortunately, not the best. He always digresses, but he's very tough on the HW and also very nice. GO MR. BOYLE!

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Mr. Boyle was *weird*! He'd write down random words on the board like "government" and it wouldn't help at all. Also, he'd go straight from joking to completely serious and angry.

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Grades make NO sense... Kid who never turned in the final essay got A, other ppl who got A+ on the essay got Bs... Kind of mean...

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Tough, but I learned a whole lot in his class and he delivers the info so clearly. He knows his subject really well and leaves no questions unanswered.

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I don't get anything he says, but no one cares. He's madd nice

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Mr. Boyle is awesome! Hes really kool n funny n nice.

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Mr. Boyle can be distracted very easily by baseball especially at the beginning of the year during the playoffs. We learn alot but have fun.

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Mr. Boyle is the man... and will alwaysbe the man.

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Fun to listen too, easy to distract for long periods of time. A hard but fair grader.

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He's pretty cool. He teaches well. He jokes all the time, and stays serious.

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Mr. Boyle is the man!!!!! AP Psych rules!

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Mr boyle was hands-down one of the worst teachers i've ever had. He taught absolutely nothing! i learned more about his little daughter in a year than i know about myself as a child. He drove me to the edge - and that was in seventh grade. While other cla

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Mr boyle is the BEST

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He is a very hard teacher but somehow easy. He was really good and actually made social studies fun for everybody to learn. He is really good.

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