Average 3.82 based on 73 teacher ratings
Joe Zaidinski is a Social Studies teacher at Commack High School located in Commack, New York and part of Commack Union Free School District. Joe Zaidinski's 73 teacher ratings contributes to Commack High School's ranking of 690 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Commack High School is 4.32 stars.
4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
3
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty
5
Recommended
1
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
4
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

Mr. Zaidinski was by far the best social studies teacher I have ever had. He always answered any questions I had. Most of the kids who would complain were the ones who didn't do the work. He's a nice guy who was open minded and fairly knowledgeable. He got me an A+ on the final so I'd say he is a decent teacher who can definitely teach you what you need to know if you're willing to put in the work.

5
Recommended
5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
5
Exam Difficulty

He a pretty good teacher

4
Recommended
3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
3
Knowledge
3
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

I had him for Pre-IB Global and he was a very good teacher. I did well in the class and he was always there to help if I needed. He's really chill to talk to and makes the class fun.

1
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
2
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
1
Exam Difficulty

He is not the best grader

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
5
Exam Difficulty

very good teacher. Very heplful. tries his hardest. He is so funny and very easy to relate

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
4
Knowledge

Mr. Z was my favorite teacher in high school. very funny and helpful. big cleveland sports fan.

2
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
3
Knowledge

Mr. Z. does not do review material enough and doesn't let you know exactly what to study. If you get a bad grade one day there is no way to recover through extra work. His jokes do not make up for where he fails as a teacher.

1
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
3
Knowledge

He barely teaches, and when he does it's really not pages and pages of notes. The worst part is he NEVER reviews. He assumes that all of your homework answers were right, and that all of your final review packet answers were right. And when you even slightly ask him things like why he doesn't hole punch things, why he doesn't review, he just gets insanely defensive and acts like his teaching skills are the best. He really should start to learn to actually GO OVER things.

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
3
Knowledge

Mr. Z is a good teacher. He makes the class fun by telling some bad jokes and others really funny jokes. He keeps the class in a good mood. Mr. Z gives homework mostly every night but the homework is usually define words from the textbook. There are a lot of quizzes and tests but the quizzes are on the words you defined for homework so its easier than most quizzes from other classes. Although Mr.Z doesn't go over the homework the answer usually gets answered in the notes you have to copy down.

5
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
4
Knowledge

Mr. Zaidinski is a great guy and is pretty lenient. He does assign a lot of homework however and I recommend doing it. Much of his teaching is based off of the homework he assigns and your grade will drop if you don't do the assignments. Although his jokes are bad he has a good sense of humor and always keeps the class fun.

2
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
1
Knowledge

He doesn't teach at all. My average was never above a 90. He gives you A LOT of homework

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

2
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

he's a really nice guy, but he's abosolutely horrible at teaching, mostly because he doesn't teach a lot at all. He goes over less than half of the topics, and the night before a quiz or test, you'll be doing the last chapter for homework, he wont teach you it. most of the time you'll be teaching yourself out of the textbook, and it can take hours. honestly i study more for global than all of my other classes put together

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

Haha I loved Mr. Z when I had him. His notes were really helpful for me. He caught me copying hw though and I got in trouble. =( He really cared about me and my life. I also once took a count of how many times he said "Alright" in one class. I think it was about 57.. Hahaha try it some time! I also didn't do the IA and he still somehow passed me. o.o

5
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

i have mixed feelings on zaidinski. hes a good guy. but he is a very tough grader. i realize that i took an ib course but even then, it was a little ridiculous. he only gave a handful of perfect score on essays. his teaching methods are good for some and not so good for others.

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

He is the best teacher.

2
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

okay...for one hes a horrible teacher he gives you long passages to read that make no sense and that is the lesson for the day the rest of the class he spends making fun of people and making jokes that arent funny. he makes his tests impossible and he will put stuff u never learned on them and say u did learn it. if u try to discuss something or argue something he gets very defensive and u hav no chance he just gets mad he will never give u 100 on any test always grades the essays so hard. mp grades are low

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

he was a good teacher, but his tests were really hard. I actually learned alot from his class.

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

A COOL TEACHER!!!

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

he is a great person. he means well and is always willing to help, just ask.

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

greatest teacher you will ever encounter in a lifetime.

1
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

He does not help my child. She sits at home reading through the textbook and her notes trying to study for hours, but still scrapes an 80 on the test. Global brings down her GPA, and he doesn't teach!

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

hah ilove z..to all those people that say his notes arent helpful..you arent just going to write down the notes and know it all..theres actually a thing called uhmm studyinggg.

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

z is awesome

2
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

I honestly don't like him, I think he is a nice person, but he is not a good teacher! My class is out of control. I am sick of teaching myself out of the textbooks, and his notes aren't helpful! His tests are so hard, too! :(

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

lol people seem to like Z's sweater vests. He's a cool guy and the classes he teaches are very fun!(Well, at least my class is) but, he is a textbook teacher, and if you don't study, you'll probably be very confused...

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

hes very funny and a good teacher. my only problem is that it is an impossibility to get full credit on his essays and even when you thought you did good, you probably didnt.

2
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

ok teacher...does the same thing every class..and is a hard essay grader. Doesnt give alot of HW though.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

z is the man!!

2
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

his tests are so hard but you'll be thankful for the midterm because they are so hard that he makes the midterm sooooo easy! o if u participate and look interested with alot of questions he will give u a high grade! u'll see!

3
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

really nice and pretty cool and he is fair, but needs to prepare us more for tests i think.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

cool sweater vests great teacher

2
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

ok one thing... he never NEVER ever EVER checks the homework he gives! how am i supposed to know if i got the RIGHT answers or not, he just checks it to see if you did it.

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

Love the sweater vest! He's pretty cool.

2
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

He's really fun and lets us say what we think, so he's pretty nice. he doesn't really teach us facts and we rely on our textbooks which is not much when we have huge tests. I love them sweater vests though lol

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

he is the best teacher around! i hate global but i always liked going to that class bc he was the teacher...really cool guy, and caring

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

z is my faveeeeee. he made global the best ever!!

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

HES SO AMAZING!

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

one of the few teachers who truely and honestly respects students.

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Really nice and sweet if you gie him a chance.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

mr z, you are rad. thank you for actually making me enjoy history.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Such a cool guy. Enjoed his class a lot, i wish I could have him again. Always a friendly face to see in the hall.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

one of my favorites, always there for you even when youre not a student of his anymore, amazing man

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

he is very nice and he is also very respectful

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

mr z is so cool, he makes ss enjoyable n most of us would rather goto his class than english, his jokes r corny but they make u laugh n get off topic

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

He is so cool! He know what he is talking about. If he sees the class falling asleep he cracks a joke and we get off subject. He is so cool and nice!

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Great teacher! I did well in his class. His jokes are not funny though. And he thinks they are...

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

your the best zzz!

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

A good teacher, but quit beating up on yourself man!

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

i love u mr. z u made my school year so much better bc most of my other teachers were horrible

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Mr.z is really cool!! *cLoUdS* he has funny stoires and makes ss better than uaual

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

i love Mr. Z! i seriously do soo much hes awsome!

5
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

he soo funny.. everybody takes advantage of him though.. but he is awsome! YEAH Z!!!

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

i didn't have mr. z but he's ill when it comes to me complaining about d'orazi and 10th grade global, he trys to help as much as he can when he doesn't need too

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

whatever he does is to see us do well...best ss teacher i ever had

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

he really means well, his heart's in the right place

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

lol not the best teach., but overrall he is def. fun to be with...mr.z, u gotta get out more! go to clubs n pick up some chicks instead of readin bookslol jk!!

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

i dont love his teaching style, but you can tell he really cares about his students and u gotta respect that more than whether or not u like his tests.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

mr zaidinski rox my sox

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

cool teacher but trips on stuff all the time. but he is one of the best teachers i have

5
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Mr.Z puts up with alot of horsing around and deserves some credit. Over his a good teacher. He just need to kick some kids out of the class

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

he's a nice guy and an okay teacher. reminds me of drew carey.

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

good teacher, bt i think he needs a lil more experience. hes overall a good guy. does ne1 notice wen he talks to u he looks at the corner of the room???

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

mr z is a unique personality that isnt really appreciated for all of the effort that he puts in2 trying to b as respectful and make things as easy as possible

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

mr.z is a nice guy. he tries his best at teaching and he knows EVERYTHING about global. hes is very easygoing and kind.

4
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

wow all i can say is thank god this yrs almost over!!

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

loveable goof

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

u r very helpful in class n taught me good things after school, but we need to work on ur love life jk ur a lady's man =)

Similar social studies teachers like Joe Zaidinski?

Michael Jeziorski Social Studies
45 Ratings
David Stone Social Studies
38 Ratings
Jeff Sautner Social Studies
33 Ratings
Eric Biagi Social Studies
32 Ratings
Joseph Verfenstein Social Studies
28 Ratings

Learn more about Commack High School

5-star
79%
4-star
8%
3-star
6%
2-star
2%
1-star
3%
Based on 4,915 Ratings
Commack High School is a public high school located in Commack, New York and part of Commack Union Free School District. Commack High School is ranked 684 in New York. Learn More