Demanding class, but thoroughly enjoyable. Mr. Smith is highly knowledgeable (I believe he got a 5 on the APUSH test, and is one of the people who grades the AP Exam), and makes the subject matter interesting and enjoyable with a biting wit and snarky comments. The class is not for the weak, but despite his tough teacher persona, he cares deeply for his students, and will do all he can to push you the extra mile between pass and fail. 10/10
The best teacher I had during my high school experience!! Actually didn't want his class to end...
Such an amazing teacher. Honestly the greatest teacher/mentor ever. His stories and jokes are unbelievably funny as well. 10/10 Great teacher.
I was skeptical at first but he is a great teacher and makes the lesson interesting and fun for everyone. He makes the class feel like a team! Really, if you take his class, APPRECIATE IT! You'll probably never get another chance to feel this close or comfortable to a class :) He's hilarious too!! and knows how to relate to teens very well. He's also very snarky/sarcastic, which is a plus when dealing with the kids who think they can be a-hole's in front of him and the class.
Mr. Smith is an awesome teacher! He is hilarious and is definitely the kind of teacher you can joke around with. All the work he gives out (which is a lot) is relevant to what we're learning and really helps us. :D He gives out a lot of extra credit too.
This teacher is soo cool. everybody would always enjoy his class and he would make learning fun. during my year with him, we had easy homework assignments and many simulations on the the wars that we learned about.
His class(apush) is hard, however, he is a great teacher and students are lucky to have him, especially at Loara. He works hard, gives interesting and smart lectures, tells funny jokes and is a great person overall.
i use to hate histery intill i had mr.smith as a teacher
he should try out for becoming a professor. he's such a smart man.
total and complete genius. college level professors don't come close to smith. easily the greatest teacher that i ever had.
great experience to be in his class. Althought the work could be overwhelming, but all in all he teaches in an organized and concised way, and he talks in a way that makes u wanna pay attention
Such a rad teacher. Can teach history and make you love it forever. Plays fun games like WWI trench game where you throw paper at each other. haha. fun guy
Everyone who think Smith is a bad teacher must be on crack because he is the best teacher. You guys need to grow up and have some respect for a great teacher.
tacky, funny, and it's impossible to win an argument with him.
Great teacher with a great personality!! The only class I've actually learned in. If you didn't have a good time it's because you're too stupid to get anything.
UR THE ONLY TEACHER THAT I ACTUALLY LEARN IN.WELL FOR HISTORY ANYWAYS GOOD LUCK ON UR BABY GIRL. AND THANK YOU!!!
Dull lectures? Have you heard Chavez? Now that's dull. You won't know how good Smith is until your in someone else's class next year.
he may not be the best teacher but i think he's doing what he can to help us
Hes one of the few people that actually tought me something in my high school experience. Miss him more now that I got chavez who basicly says teach yourself.
i did not enjoy his class at all. i look forward to eating food whenever he talked. get ap schaum's guide.
Attitude not like most teachers, more lively and upbeat and acts like a teenager in many ways. A expert teacher that knows how to teach and soak it into ur brai
He is a teaching ghandi. He is my hero and I respect him.
Jason here is one of the coolest teachers i know. TO many haters that dont like him. Just trying to go against the crowd. This guy is a teacher God.
I aspire to be like Mr. Smith. He is intelligent, funny, and a all around good person. anyone who can't see that doesn't deserve to have him as a teacher.
censor, censor, censor away mr. smith! that's the way to deal with the truth.
His class is the only one i always look forward too. His class is so good i have never seen anyone talk while he talked or mess around when he talks.
He made History fun for me when it is my worst subject. He gives forward all the views so that us students can make our own opinions.
Never gives his opinions, just raises issues. Allows you to come up with your own ideas. Excellent teacher and mentor.
his class is so boring, his monotone voice put ppl to sleep, recommend 2 ppl who want an extra hour of sleep during the day
Greatest teacher ever! He made my year fun and interesting. If it weren't 4 him I wouldn't have done as well as I did on the AP test. This years class luvs u.
yeah, you guys are exaggerating and making him feel bad. did you notice how quiet he was during 2nd per?you know who you are.
Yellow/Orange car? Are you really that lame to base a lie on something that he doesn't even have. Know the teacher that you are talking about.
(cont. from below)...like his class, talk to him. he is very understanding. mr smith, you're AWESOME!!!!!!
coolest teacher ever.in no way does he preach. he's interesting, super nice, and some days the only reason i came to school was for his class. if you dont...
His pt of view on things make UShist more easily accessible to students. If ppl would actually do their work instaed of copying, maybe they'd learn.
thinks he's a good teacher but is actually somewhat mediocre.take his class for the weighted grade, but don't listen to him. just read the book.
Teaching style is ineffective & refuses to adapt to meet students' needs. ur better off reading an APUSH study guide than listening to the drivel he spews.
He's a good teacher - you actually learn in his class compared to others.If people can't take the workload, why did they sign up for APUSH in the 1st place?
I learned in his class. I can't say that for my other classes.
he's alright.. can't say his bad..but the course was suffering as well.he wasn't helping,but his lectures are fine.not that clear sometimes.
Smith's a smart guy, we're all lucky to get this kind of teacher at Loara. People shouldn't get so sore; he's not there to hug and cry and make us feel special.
HILARIOUS! I dunno what's wrong with these other people, but he is a great teacher and his methods are great. His lectures are interesting and he has group exercises so you will learn the material one way or another. He is the BEST.
Best. Teacher. EVAR. Everyone who gave him a bad grade certainly hasn't taken APUSH. Trust me. Mr. Smith = teh coolness.
So what if he's not everyone's best friend? He's there to teach, not to be a shoulder to cry on. Kids these days...
Scary? Who are you kidding. If you ask him for anything, he finds a way to help you. He's the coolest, best, and funniest teacher at this school.
Best teacher EVER. Nobody falls asleep, everyone in there to learn, well respected, lets u make up absent work whenever you are available, always willing 2 help
AWESOME TEACHER! There is nothing else to say...the word AWESOME isn't good enough to describe him!
Too much useless outlines that prevent deeper thinking about the materials by soaking up our time! Thoughtful lectures. Need to help us develop writing skills first before making us spend hours on copying words from the AP US history textbook
Hands down the best teacher i've ever had. Helpful, funny, makes the material interesting, and honestly cares about his students. Anyone who has had him or will have him in the future is one lucky kid.
everyone loves him and it's no wonder: he's a great teacher, seems to be one of the very few who can lecture and not have kids fall asleep, and has a sense of humor
Gives the most hw, and has the hardest class, but is an excellent tchr & cool