Average 3.05 based on 106 teacher ratings
Richard Zawacki is a History teacher at Don Bosco Prep School located in Ramsey, New Jersey. When comparing Richard Zawacki's ratings to other teachers in the state of New Jersey, Richard Zawacki's ratings are below the average of 4.38 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Don Bosco Prep School is 3.75 stars.
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I took the Economics Honors course my senior year at Don Bosco, & to be honest, i don't know if it was a good or bad choice in the end. Zawacki refuses to help students 1on1 but also manages to help your grade fairly generously. I believe he knows what he is talking about when it comes to economics but during the classes he tends to mix up information with something else, then when you're taking the test you answer based off the notes, you get the question wrong. And lastly "Literally Speaking"

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Mr. Zawacki is one of the best teachers I have ever had at Don Bosco. He truly cares about what he does. You learn something new everyday. He never lets you sleep in his class because he doesn't want you wasting your parents tuition money. Great guy.

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Mr. Zawacki is by far the worst teacher I have ever had in my three years at Bosco so far. He is strict and gets on these rants and blurts things out that are clearly not true. He is also a coach to one of the worst athletic teams at Bosco. If you come to Bosco, you don't want to encounter him!

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good teacher, knows what hes talking about, jokes around a bit... kind of scary.

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So what? WHo cares? I don't.

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Great teacher, great class.

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You are a fool.

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He things that he's the best but he's one of the worst teachers in the school. He's not a professional.

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very insulting

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The principal is afraid of him.

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Everything that he does he does for himself. What has he done for DBP? The answer is nothing!!!

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hates all of the administrators - except Mr. Del P.

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Always puts down the principal.

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bad grammar, claims to be a connoisseur of history when in actuality he's not (verify your notes online and you'll see) and the tests are unclear (lots of ambiguity in the ?s). seems to hate teaching

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very unprofessional, uncaring, crude, disrespectful, and childish

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He's very moody, immature, and negative about administration.

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Excellent teaching style. No homework which is a plus. The tests are fairly easy as long as you take notes and study them for a decent amount of time. The only complaint I have is that sometimes he is a little too sure of himself and disproves other "theories" about history without backing them up

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like the fact there's no hw in his hostory class, but he takes everything as a sign of disresepct.

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Very intense Economics teacher. Only class in highschool that actually meant something in real life. Economics Tests are not bad, book tests are tough. Not much work, One paper to do. I looked foward to going to his lectures. Good coach too. He is one of the best teachers at bosco

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Don't be fooled--he only cares about himself. He never does anything to help anyone else. He's more immature than our freshmen. Just listen to him brag about himself constantly.

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This dude is seriously the craziest, funniest, most awesome, most hard-working teacher ever. He should really be proud of what he does.

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Cares only for himself.

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Awesome guy, only person who made me feel that history was interesting. Awesome bowling coach.

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not very helpful or caring

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Everything is about YOU.

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After the AP Test - he's the best - can't believe all the history stories he told that helped me out

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The best

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if you listen to what he says expect an A

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Top notch teacher/coach........he has been doing it for over 25 years. He knows what he is doing

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Those that complain look for the easy way out. He's one of the best at Bosco

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He always takes the easy way out.

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Doesn't really care how his students perform. The only thing that he cares about is "money".

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Difficult but you learn alot - interesting historical stories

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THE BEST WITHOUT A DOUBT - WILL BENEFIT YOU IN THE LONG RUN - ESPECIALLY IN COLLEGE AND ON TH AP EXAM

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Zawacki is the man.Just take notes,thats the entire class.His brief moments of insanity are wierd.Excellent information is easy to remember. Dont fall asleep.

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His teaching style isnot for everyone.

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self-centered, selfish, brags constantly, not a nice person at all

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learn alot of neat history stories

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Tests are hard but fair. History stories are the best.

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THE BEST -

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Sometimes says performs gramatical errors, but teaches from memory, and is fun in class. He occasionaly snaps, but in general, nice. Midterm and final are easy.

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One of the best I've ever had

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So far, his honors class is a dream come true - easy, absorbs alot of info, and no homework.

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If you pay attention and take good notes you'll be in the 90's. Zawacki isn't an easy grader but you'll learn alot.

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needs to work on his speech

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He says and does whatever he wants whenever he wants.

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boring...Boring....BORING

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You turn me off completely.

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You never tried to help me.

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Have you thought about teaching speech?

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He is too goofy for me.

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He just can't speak.

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learned more from him than any teacher at Bosco

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Not an easy grader but it pays off later in upper level history classes.

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He ism one of the worst teachers that I had in four years.

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Learned more from him than any teacher I've had - His class benefited me on my AP History exam

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Those that complain are looking for the easy grade. They want a 90 to attend class. That doesn't happen in Zawacki's class. He forces you to learn.

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The reason that some people think that he's a good teacher is simple - he tells us that every day.

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one of the best - prepares you for the next step-class is a reality

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As a senior, he really prepares you for college and the real world. If you do your work, he's the fairest teacher in the school and will always give you a break

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great teacher... i look forward to his class everyday... not just b/c its a joke, cuz he's good and we do learn alot of stuff... fair tests

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It's all about how great he thinks that he is; but, he is not.

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average teacher

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He doesn't care about anything unless he benefits from it. I've known him for three years and he has always been that way.

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LOVES HIMSELF. Then again who else could love him.

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He is illiterate. Please learn how to speak properly.

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as a senior teacher, really shows his students what to expect on the collegiate level.

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during the senior alumni day, the graduates of Bosco that Zawacki taught raved about him. I was impressed on the effect he had on such a large number of alumni.

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He speaks like an uneducated person. The only thing that he really cares about is the ALMIGHTY DOLLAR.

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exceptional educator - really knows his stuff

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Very intelligent and classes are mostly interesting - I've learned alot

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zawacki' teaches well, explains things, and shows you things you never knew before.

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"THE" WORST TEACHER IN THE SCHOOL

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He has a very bad mouth in class!!!

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UNPROFESSIONAL

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Incredibly underrated-- best teacher at Bosco besides Scanlon. If I went back to his class today and took all the tests, I know I'd remember everything.

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He needs lessons on how to speak properly.

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onew of the best at bosco.. gives you the real deal on the info i loved that class

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He is a great teacher and I enjoy his classes very much. It is very interesting and I am impressed how he teaches from memory.

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Lessons are captivating. A brilliant man with charisma. May not know me well but it won't stop me from saying he's tied 2ways for my favorite teacher of all 4yr

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One of the best teachers I ever had. Very passionate about whatever he teaches. Cares and makes sure you understand. Still talked about...'98

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To hear him talk you would think that he never even graduated from high school. He still doesn't know my name!

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excellent teacher, all around. passed college exams because of him.

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ABSOLUTELY GREAT TEACHER I'VE LEARNED ALOT SINCE SEPTEMBER

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Knows how to make the course material interesting - good sense of humor

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He is a great teacher. He makes his class intersting and educational. You need to pay attention throughout his class so you can get down notes.

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BEST TEACHER AT DON BOSCO - why doesn't he coach the soccr team again?

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He loves teaching, and does a terrific job of it! I love how he doesn't use a textbook... those can be a real pain.

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He has no respect for anyone.

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He never seems prepared to teach.

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Caring makes all of the difference. When will you start caring us?

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Thinks that he's a better teacher than he really is.

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He shows very little respect toward his students.

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