Mr. Rivera was one of the best teachers I've had so far at brandywine. He is very understanding, helpful gives encouragement and is always there for you with any problem you may have class related or not. He really pushes you to do your best but he presents the material in different ways so that everyone can understand it.
I find that Mr. Rivera knows the AP Govt course extremely well and loves to teach it. Many students are taken back by the work load he gives but I think it's the proper prep for a college course, where you have to teach yourself from the book. He allows test corrections and the class is very structured. The semester projects seem difficult but the grading is lax.
If there is one class at B-wine that you HAVE to take, it is AP Gov with Rivera. Rivera knows his stuff. He has been teaching the class for a few years now, and the course is laid out with one goal: to help you do well on the AP test. Rivera is clear, helpful, and you can do corrections on tests. Beyond this, he is just a cool dude. You can talk to him about anything. Bottom line... take the class! Easy A, easy to pass the AP test, great atmosphere every day, and you learn a lot!
Mr. Rivera is great!! He makes you work for your grade but he explains everything so clearly that you never really worry about your grade because you learn so much!!
Mr. Rivera is a very helpful teacher who knows his stuff! I'm happy that I get good grades in his class, but I have to work really hard for them. He doesn't just hand you your grade on a platter, you need to work for it.
Amazing teacher. Learned so much in his AP Government class. He prepared us so well for the test. I scored a 5 pretty easily. Of course it will be more work than most other classes but it is very worth it.
Mr. Rivera is very passionate about the subject that he teaches. He engages students with varying teaching methods to keep their interests. I really enjoy his class and I'm learning a lot.
My child always comes home and speaks of how Mr. Rivera is such a great teacher. She learns a tremendous amount in his class and does not stress like she does in other classes.
Mr. Rivera is great! He clearly explains all the material we need to know for the class.
He is way to hard. He gives way to much homework. Too many quizzes and tests. Never gives us a break. He needs to relax and take into consideration that we have other classes as well.
Honestly , Mr. Rivera's class is really way to hard ! He's too much into the schedule its work work work !! We never get a break since day one !! a project every two weeks homework EVERY NIGHT
Nice guy, occassionally interesting, but the class is way to scheduled and it's WAY, WAY, WAY too focused on the test. Just chill and talk about the information and have the class discuss! Lot of work
Mr. Rivera is the best teacher I've had at Brandywine. Really great guy, not burnt out as a teacher yet, and really interesting.