Average 3.67 based on 20 teacher ratings
Paul Kolakowski is an English teacher at Edmund Burke School located in Washington D.C., Dc. When comparing Paul Kolakowski's ratings to other teachers in the state of Dc, Paul Kolakowski's ratings are below the average of 4.36 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Edmund Burke School is 4.17 stars.
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Another Burke teacher, whose publicly known to be rude to students, address students in a mocking tone that serves to diminish their confidence, and yet somehow, the faculty do nothing to inform Paul about how to speak with students and teach, respectfully.

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Paul was the the only English teacher worthy of that name when I took his classes back in the Mesolithic era (the 1980s) at Sewickley Academy. He was a hard grader (I routinely got As in other teachers' classes but had to struggle to eke out Cs in his) but his critiques were always on the money. His style worked for me: it pushed me to excel. The result? I have always won high praise for my writing, in college, graduate school

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Best english teacher I've ever had, and the only one who ever challenged me. Very dry and funny, doesn't let you get away with superficial answers. He really makes you think about things.

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I am 30 and when I think back to my education, PK is one of the few instructors who meant something. Hard? Yes. Special? Definitely. You will thank him 5-10-15-20 years from now. I promise.

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I love Paul he is a great teacher and such an intelligent man. His class is interesting and challenging. I think he is the best English teacher at Burke.

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He taught me how to write- sad that he needs to terrorize highschoolers to maintain his ego, esp when he's uncomfortable dealing w adults. He passed on his awkward meanness.

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If you don't like paul, it's because you're not intelligent enough for his class. Paul is like a gauntlet: if you ahve the strength to endure, you will benefit.

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hella cool

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Paul is the best literature teacher I've ever had.

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Never met anyone as arrogant as Paul K. He is definitely not as smart and well rounded as he thinks he is.

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I don’t like him. He’s too hard of a teacher; he’s idealistic, narcissistic, and overall not very pleasant to be around.

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Intresting, yes. But not very helpful and def not motivating. As well, he doesnt really teach english, he teaches history and points of view (which are his own)

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it's a love/hate thing

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I am who I am because of him. At the time he was bad for my mental health thoug

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The Best Teacher I've Ever Had

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I was just saying yesterday that he taught me how to write.

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He made me the English teacher I am today

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He expected a lot, but was too critical and harsh at times.

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Very good, very demanding, perhaps a little conceited, but ultimately worthwile

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Best Teacher ever

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Edmund Burke School is located in Washington D.C., Dc with an average teacher rating of 4.17 stars. When comparing Edmund Burke School's teachers to other teachers in the state of Dc, Edmund Burke School's teachers are below the average of 4.36 stars. Edmund Burke School ranks 12 amongst all High Schools in the state of Dc. Learn More