He was my favorite teacher at Stuy and probably my favorite teacher ever. He wasn't strict, but he kept me on my toes. He would randomly call on students for answers. If I didn't know the answer, he didn't put me down like some of the other teachers I had. He made me want to be prepared for his class. He would talk to me after class and made himself accessible if I had questions. He taught me the best lesson, to enjoy learning. I've thought about him over the years and hope he is well.
Does have a good sense of humor, though can be sarcastic, at least this was back in 1976 when I had him for economics
Mr. Mechanick is the reason why I've decided to pursue a teaching career. Unlike the majority of teachers out there, he doesn't let students get by on rote memorization, but makes you really understand and digest the material
When I think of Stuyvesant High School, I think of Mr. Mechanick. He is one of my favorite teachers (if not my favorite teacher) & one reason why I went into investment banking.
He facilitated a 'mini-course' in 1973 which was a blast. Very cool teacher, easy to get along with.
I find it annoying how he doesn't answer any of your questions
Quite possibly the world's most obnoxious human being, and he doesn't teach -- not in the "let the students do the work" sense, but in the "I don't know what I'
Very witty and amusing man. I think he knows his material, but boy, econ was only fun because of mechanick. check out his words of wisdom somewhere on the web
greatest teacher!!! very thorough, didnt mind questions, no tests, fair grader, participation was key. friendly, funny and clear
i had mr.mechanick for three courses including ap eco. he really knew what he was talking about and used very good analogies and real-life examples..