Becker's class was probably the hardest class I have ever had in high school, but seriously guys I aced the regents with this dude. If you have an easygoing teacher freshman year, like I did, and then transition to him it will be touch but so worth it!!! And not to mention, college is now a breeze for me in that his class really prepared me a lot! Thank you Becker, best teacher ever!
He cares about his students and tries to help them
He is very difficult, but good if you can put the time in.
He gives a lot of work but if you can pull it off itnos very rewarding
If you are the kind of person who can sit in a classroom and concentrate to a teacher talking for 40 minutes straight and understand everything, then you are the kind of person who will succeed in his class. If you are not the kind of person then you will have a hard time in his class. Becker teaches by assigning incredibly time consuming and most of the time hard homeworks, and his tests are extremely dificult. if you do all the homeworks and get good test grades then you are set for the regent
I he likes you he will give you an A if not he will fail you
I had Becker this year...taught us nothing in class. But when it came to homework and the videos that he showed us, I learned so much. The one thing that I'll tell you is that he takes off a lot of points for mistakes. The tests are totally fair and I think that I killed the regents this year. I never even needed to use the textbooks. The best thing was that he gives you a full analysis of all the past regents makes you memorize all of the past MC on past regents. Thank you Becker!
Bad teacher tries to ruin my life doesn't know how to teach. Worst teacher I ever had
Don't get me wrong, Becker was a good teacher, great if you like debating, but horrible if you want to get straight to the point. He has a tendency to chirp forever about nothing and end up completely off the point you started at. Also never ever have a conversation with him out of class, he'll go on for an hour and before you know it you've missed your bus or your lunch period is over. He also completely plays favorites and you can get any grade in his class depending on how much he likes you.
To you idiots who say hes not a good teacher, hes prob one of the best teachers I've ever had. He messes around in the classes, hes unbiased, and most importantly he knows the deal
hes really nice and understanding... most of the time i like him and i think hes a good teacher
Mr Becker is the best teacher ever....his classes are funny and even though you always walk out thinking you learned nothing, the next day you realize you know
He doesn't teach, but all his student past the regents(2003-4). How lucky he is?????? Give me some of your luck Mr. Becker.
he is hard ill give him that, but he can teach, overall he is as good as they come so buzz off he is a good teacher
he's an awesome and fun teacher...we are doing a rap project in class!!! i mean how much cooler can he be?? we make up raps and perform for our class!!
Mr. Becker was one of the best teachers I ever had. Very direct and to the point. He met me for extra help everyday for weeks. Amazing teacher!! -Mike Goltche
Paul is great; though at times it may feel like an independent study course.make outlines with kids you learn more than just american history
people dislike him cause he's lazy and a hard teacher, yet... i feel i still learned quite alot