Average 3.96 based on 38 teacher ratings
Rafael Dueñas is a Languages teacher at Syosset Senior High School located in Syosset, New York and part of Syosset Central School District. Rafael Dueñas' 38 teacher ratings contributes to Syosset Senior High School's ranking of 1,087 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Syosset Senior High School is 4.26 stars.
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Dr. Dueñas is a great teacher, most people tend to say that his workload is very difficult and it's true to some extent. That's why you sign up for honors in the first place, don't you? If you aren't willing to be dedicated, this isn't the right class for you. Students who haven't had him tend to say that he seems like he is very serious and become intimidated. He is the COMPLETE opposite. He's super funny, loves cracking jokes in class and actually makes class fun. I definitely recommend him :)

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All the reviews about him being a bad teacher are all false. He is a great AP Spanish teacher. Although his exams are extremely hard, you will get good grades if you put the effort in. He teaches well in class and assigns homework based on it. He puts a lot of effort into his lesson plans and if you don't listen in class, thats were you fail. Buena suerte!

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Don't listen to these people saying he's a bad teacher. He is amazing if you put in the same amount of effort that he does. If you want an easy teacher, he's not the one for you. But he definitely made a difference in my life.

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He is da BEST some ppl dnt like him, idk y but if u dnt get it go to XTRAHELP he helps so much there the test and quizzes are hard but u HAVE to study. patricpate alot bc tht is worth alot quiz 2nd

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I had him last year and at first I hated him but towards the end I loved him. He's an absolutely amazing teacher and if you truly can't get it, go to his extra helps, trust me they're great and if you still dont' get it at le

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I had him for 2 years and love him. If you pay attention and class and do his super easy homeworks there is no need to study for his tests. Granted the Do Nows get annoying but it actually helps you learn :)

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hard teacher, but you learn a lottt

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great teacher and whoevers complaining about his accent probably sleeps during class and blames him for their failing grades...hes awesome and IS a good teacher

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hes ok .. nto the best spanish techer.. i learn more when i go to extra help an di spend liek an hour an da half wiht the guy..

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Love the guy. Fantastic teacher. tests are hard, but thats what i came here for, right?

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Well i purpously took math with Bergen for a second intolerabul year just so Rafael Duenas would not be my spanish teacher.

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Thank youuuuuuuuu... cant stand his accent, tests r impossible, n the stupid stories to go along wit it... i used to do so well in spanish and now i feel like im losing knowledge..

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Great teacher.

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Duenas assumes that we know more than we actually do because we are in AP. He expects us to be as brilliant as him. Es muy dificil para entenderlo señor D!

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i do well in his class, but he can't teach. i teach myself everything because i don't understand anything that comes out of his mouth.

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i luv this guy, he's so nice, but i hate spanish

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mr duenas its jay ur the man

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needs to learn to speak english. otherwise, class is cool.

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Pobrecito Sr. Duenas. Happy to be out of the class-- go teach to college students who actually speak the language, b/c teaching espanish to us isn't working.

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Duenas-the easiest teacher i have ever had in my life i took notes twice in the entire year, and did my hw twice and still got all As then again im now in 10h

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Fellow students: Just because you can't deal with the work doesn't mean he's a bad teacher.

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hmmm...what can I say? worst teacher I have ever had, doesnt know what he is talking about, he can't speak English,what kind of teacher do you think he is?

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i hate him soooooooooooooo much you have no idea

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He needs to learn how to handle the class room. Some things are impossible and he has no patience. He cant connect with the class. hes lost when he teaches also

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worst teacher ever and so unfair. he doesnt understand anything i cant even try and tlak to him! yo hablo espanol pero tu necesitas habla ingles!

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YOU DON'T MAKE ANY SENSE

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day-by-day notes impossible to study from for tests- ur packets r helpful

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AWSOME TEACHER

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hard but a nice guy

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SO COOL

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How come we are the only regular class with a written midterm?

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Cut him some slack he is new and He isnt that bad of a teacher

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what are you talking about ?

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Dude, chill out, we arent honors class... its optional this year so SHOW MOVIES!

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doesnt teach..gives GREAT grades on report card :-)

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