J. Derek Williams

Average 4.44 based on 26 teacher ratings
J. Derek Williams is a History teacher at Phillips Academy located in Andover, Massachusetts. When comparing J. Derek Williams' ratings to other teachers in the state of Massachusetts, J. Derek Williams' ratings are above the average of 4.37 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Phillips Academy is 4.31 stars.
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frigen smart/listen to what he has to say and you will go far. no the easiest, but who is?

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Smart, hilarious, a little insane. He is a dynamic and challenging teacher. Be ready to engage

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One of my favorite teachers at Andover. No matter how boring the text is, he can always make it funny and engages the class very well. Also a very nice, warm and amazing person. Always willing to help

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Best teacher that I've ever had. Ever.

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Really amazing guy. His tests need some getting used to, but then become relatively predictable and easy. In general, a really knowledgable, engaging guy-- absolutely loved his class.

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JD is the man. I never took Hist before I came to PA and I absolutely bombed Hist 200 last year, but I now LOVE hist cos of him. Makes class fun, sincerely wants to help and explains things well.

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mr. williams is THE BEST history teacher that I have ever had. he made me love history because the way he teaches is just so engaging. hes not easy, but if you work hard you'll be rewarded. YAY JDW

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MR WILLIAMS IS THE MAN!

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hands down, one of the best history teachers i've ever had.

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I had Gurry for two terms of History 300 then Williams. Williams was a step down; I didn't learn is much. I missed Mr. Gurry's class.

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Grading is easy if you write clearly. He is an incredible teacher and one of the finest at PA. Class with him is never boring.

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really cool guy

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Great guy who enjoys teaching more than any other teacher I have ever had. Be ready for some hard work- it's worth it.

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great teacher, great guy...hope i have him again

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He's AWESOME!

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Chuck Norris! I love this man. His class is as hard as you want it to be. And he grades accordingly.

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chuck norris, anyone? derek makes history interesting, to say the least. tough grader, weird tests, but he's SO cool. brownies, anyone? yeah, yeah, yeah?

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the man, his classes are so fun. occasionally will break class to talk about current events. great teacher, makes material enjoyable.

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BEST HISTORY TEACHER I'VE EVER HAD. I loathed history before I began taking it with Mr. Williams. It it my most difficult subject, but if you put effort into this class and are a reasonably intelligent person, you CAN do well, I assure you.

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Mr. Williams is the man. He is so knowledgable about the stuff he teaches, and he makes it fun, making history more than dry memorization of dates and names. But be prepared to work.

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He taught me how to do history. I had no idea before I had his class. Made history fun and enjoyable. One of the best teachers i will ever have.

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incredible...he is fantastic. not only is he a great teacher, he is extremly well read and up to date on all current events, something you don't see too often in high school history teachers.

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What a great guy. The others are correct in pointing out his rather harsh grading method.

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he's a very good teacher, but tough. I try very hard already in his class, but still am not doing well, but I can tell he's passionate about teaching

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History is much cooler because of him. Grading is intense, though.

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He's hard but he's interesting. On the other hand- I still can't understand why I'm getting the grades I am, he hasn't been able to explain it.

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