Strict and demanding, he can sometimes be a little self-centered in his opinion and doesn't give too much leeway to others' views. A classmate who went to Duke got into it with him once about that, so it's not a personal beef I have. Not the most popular teacher, but being a teacher isn't about being popular. Solid teacher who could have smiled more. Didn't make me smile when I thought of attending his class, but I did learn quite a bit.
Probably the best English teacher I ever had. I had him for Freshmen English and AP English my Senior year. I really learned a lot from him. I wish there were more like him, espescially in college.
AP English with Simola was hard, but I greatly improved my writing skills.