Even though Hoffner does talk a lot and express his opinions, he is a really smart guy and a fun teacher. He really wants you to succeed in his class and speak your mind. He is by far the most fun of all the teachers i've met.
I'm surprised so many people on here felt the same way I do - I feel like he doesn't take into consideration anyone's opinion yet keeps on asking the same philosophical question over and over again. He does cut people off. We don't really do much in his class, but sometimes he tells us fun stories and barely assigns any homework or tests. Easy grade.
ok...he just can't teach. If you don't agree with him, you're screwed.
Everyday in class was him ranting about this or that. He cares little for the opinions of his students, and can't help but expressing his own on every issue - relevant to the class and otherwise. He gets often shows us his personal writing, for the sole purpose of being a braggart. Like everyone has said, he gives away the endings of books and spoils analysis by giving his own, before students even have the chance to read.
Just tell him to keep quiet because you don't want him to ruin the book. He'll listen.
One of the coolest guys ever! As other people have said, however, he ruins the endings of books, and doesn't take student opinions into account, even when they are completely valid. He also barely prepares us for the AP Comp exam, doing naught but bombarding us with sample essays. His class would be more useful if he tried to take us through it step-by-step, instead of dumping all at once onto our heads and then expecting us to dig our way out ourselves.
mr. hoffner is a nice guy but his favorite thing ever is to give away endings to books. before he's assigned the final pages, he TELLS YOU WHAT'S IN THEM. or he does it by screening the movie versions at a faster pace than he assigns readings.
Of course Mr. Hoffner does not care what most of his students think. Have you listened to yourself lately? Not so interesting, right?
Mr. Hoffner just doesn't care about my opinion or what I have to say. Ever.
Great teacher, even though he ruins the endings of every book we read, best AP comp teacher eva
extremely nice and actually a good teacher once you get used to him. i actually learned a lot about writing essays.
Mr hoffner hates cats and soccer and likes to give away the endings of books, but it isnt like we read them anyway, because he always chooses the worst book for us to read and then has us write essays about it. his tests are extremely easy though.
Hes a bit pig headed in the opinion department and tells the entire story before you actually read it, but hes cool! his class is NOT boring thats for sure.
uhhh...I thought that teachers were supposed to listen to what students had to say - not just to call us and interrupt us if they dissagree.
He does have a habit of ruining the end of a novel, but he is so passionate and indepth about what we are reading. I love his AP class. He is very kool, and her loves films.
he ruins the endings of books while you're on the second chapter. if you don't write an essay agreeing with him it's wrong. he grades unfairly. i got the same grade as a girl who never comes to class.
He is awesome-he is a great teacher and really nice and funny. I don't mind him at all- he is very thought provoking and clear.I think he is very good.
He is ok, but I think he just tries way to hard to be mataphorical and deep. You can't force meaningful life conversations! Hes nice though.
Great guy. He imposes his opinions on the students, cuts people off when speaking, and grades papers based on how many of his ideas you incorporate into them.
he loves to hear himself talk, but there are mad cool discussions happening in that class.
He grades papers pretty hard, but really knows the books we are on and loves to talk literature. If your a mets fan, shut up about it.
Extremely long winded...don't bother reading the books, he gives everything away. Let's discuss the melting pot...
His class needs more of a form. We discuss interesting topics but don't really learn alot. He talks too much; the students should have more say.
Nobody teaches Gulliver's Travels better than Hoffman