As a recent BCP alum, I can say Mr. Molina pushed me to learn more than any other teacher at Bellarmine. He was hard on students, but not without reason, setting realistic and straight forward expectations for learning in AP Calc AB. Sad to see you go, but thank you for everything Mr. Molina, best of luck to you!
One of the best math teachers I've had who encourages you to understand the material. Tests are fairly easy as long as you get the material. Plus, popcorn in multivariable is absolutely awesome. Really chill.
Can be intimidating at first, but if you can get through that you can acquire a really good understanding of mathematics.
I actually understand math. Second best teacher I've ever had.
Hilarious teacher, possibly unintentionally funny considering how awkward my interactions with him are, but great teaching and clear concepts. He is dedicated to his work and will go out of his way to help you if you ask. He likes to give challenging problems, but in doing so, he not only teaches you to be able to solve them, but also helps you excel above. He is extremely knowledgable in his field. Possibly the best teacher I've had so far. (Calculus AB AP)
Yes he's hard and maybe is hard to approach during office hours, but every homework he gives is trying to get at a fundamental, important concept. If you're willing to stick with the homework and solve it, rather than giving up after 20 minutes, you'll understand the concept. None of those concepts are wasted, and they're very succinct once you understand them
He doesn't teach all the material, which makes things relatively difficult. However, for what he does teach, he makes you actually understand it, rather than just memorize it. He's really intimidating and mean though. He also holds grudges. He also has a pretty bad fashion sense. But still, he's alright.
He is a nice teacher, but it is hard to meet him out of class because he is a very scary looking man. He is a very nice person though, but if you do not know him, he is very intimidating.
Very good teacher. To take his MV calc class it is pretty much a prerequisite to be at least decently smart, so if you don't learn a lot it is your own fault for taking the class if you were not ready for it and not asking questions. He's helpful but sometimes unclear in lectures, but usually willing to help a student out one on one.
I had him for MV calc and that was a good class. First semester was mostly review and was a joke but second semester got a LOT more difficult. He teaches his class as more of a guide than a teacher. He just tells to go to a chapter and section and then take notes and learn on your own. He does help you though if you ask questions and he usually does this 1 on 1. So to get the best out of Mr. Mo ASK QUESTIONS.
My best math teacher at Bellarmine. Doesn't just teach the formulas, he helps you understand why Calculus works (especially with banana shakes!). Cares about his students. Sticks to his syllabus and gives reasonable tests. Increased my love for math.
Expects you to learn on your own, but is an amazing teacher. Unlike most other math teachers, he actually tries to teach instead of giving you information to regurgitate on whim.
he holds grudges but if youre on his good side...its chill.
The best math teacher I've had. There are only two reasons a student would not like him. Either because the student does not like thinking (Mr. Mo likes the Socratic method), or because he misinterprets the students misunderstanding. The second one is legitimate, and it does happen more than other classes, but mostly because Mr. Mo actually trys to find misunderstandings to correct them. He wants us to UNDERSTAND material. He jokes subtly about misunderstandings, if you feel insulted, take it up with him.
Mo may not have the best jokes, but he is a great teacher. Yes, he is hard, but if you do 1 hour of work a day on his class, you are guaranteed some sort of A. His practice tests are very similar to his actual tests--he just wants you to get the fundamental concepts. It is true, though, that sometimes he expects you to get things. However, he is passionate about his students, and he is for the most part helpful.
Molina knows his stuff. No kidding. Good class and you'll learn math well.
mo is brilliant when it comes to calculus, but i dont like his teaching style and when u go to office hours he is very condescending
ya way too hard. expects math to be the only thing you think about. does not help you if you go in for help during his office hours
If you're good at Math you'll be fine. If you don't get Math, he doesn't get you. Basically.
They call him "tricky mo" for a reason.
Regardless, Mo knows his calculus.
I think Mr. Mo is a really cool teacher.Really prepares you for the AP. You can't really be too lazy in his class though... but does that mean hes a bad teacher
Worst teacher that I have ever had at Bellarmine. Stupid jokes, non-existent teaching abilities.
The best math teacher I had at Bellarmine. He challenges you, but you learn a LOT. There were only two people in my Calc BC class that DIDN'T get 5's on the AP.
Whoever doesn't like this teacher or feels that he doesn't teach, that's up to them. To me, he's just as good as Reyerson. Style difference. That's all there is