Average 4.44 based on 15 teacher ratings
John Maier is a Languages teacher at Phillips Academy located in Andover, Massachusetts. When comparing John Maier's ratings to other teachers in the state of Massachusetts, John Maier's ratings are above the average of 4.37 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Phillips Academy is 4.3 stars.
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He really knows his stuff, but he just isn't very good at teaching...

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Dr. Maier is super nice, friendly, and funny. His class is not hard as long as you are ready to listen, and his quizzes and tests are reasonable and related to the material, as long as you studied all the necessary topics. He is very helpful and always available for extra help. Consistently good assessment grades will equal a 5 or 6 in this class.

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Mr. Maier is literally one of the best people and teachers I have ever met in my whole life! He's grumpy in the lower level classes because he is surrounded by people who aren't passionate/taking it for the requirement! If you show up with a good attitude and participate, he will love you, regardless of mistakes. I would conjugate incorrectly all the time, but I got a 6 because I did my reading and showed effort in learning from my mistakes and trying to move discussion along. He changed my life

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Contrary to others... I think he's a pretty easy teacher. You just need to talk a lot in class, talk about metaphors and your personal experiences, and write Spanish well. He's one of those teachers who favor content over grammar - and I think that's what makes him easier. But yeah, he really enjoys

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better for 300 than 200, no doubt about it. still a really great guy, and if you can, read his blog, he knows his stuff.

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Had him for 200 and 300, and I think he just likes teaching higher level classes better. He was really short tempered in 200, but in 300 he laughs and jokes and is all around a really awesome guy.

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Dr. Maier is a great teacher and a very kind-hearted individual. He's a great teacher that gets concepts across and really engages the class. Funny and entertaining during class too! Awesome guy!

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Hilarious in class! He makes learning Spanish really entertaining. He can be tough and he has high expectations, but that is because he wants you to reach your full potential.

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He is a great teacher I have had him for three out of my four years. I think that he can be a little tough, but you can learn a lot from him. Has gotten more active in class.

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Dr. Maier gets a bad rap. hes a good guy, and isnt as irrational as he first seems.

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As both my advisor and a teacher he failed to impress me. There was no one thing that I enjoyed about his class!!

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Dr. Maier is an awesome teacher. He cares about his students, and he is right on when teaching the material. My Spanish improved 3 fold with him as a teacher.

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He might be a sketchy HC, but he was a pretty good Span teacher. Kinda intimidating, but he taught well. Nice to get free cuts, too.

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Phillips Academy is located in Andover, Massachusetts with an average teacher rating of 4.3 stars. When comparing Phillips Academy's teachers to other teachers in the state of Massachusetts, Phillips Academy's teachers are below the average of 4.37 stars. Phillips Academy ranks 108 amongst all High Schools in the state of Massachusetts. Learn More