His office hours are really helpful, and if you want good essay grades, come often to him. He can get you a max 7 score, but not 8/9. His general essay advice is useful from college onward. I prefer that he starts using technology more so we can't blank out anymore when he says the same Hoageisms throughout the whole year. He does provide insight into confusing sections of a book or poem. He doesn't teach meter or how to get a good score on MC. If you're on his good side, then you'll be fine.
He's one of the best teacher's I've ever had for English. His class is not easy but it isn't terribly hard either. Just don't slack off, participate, and most of all, don't sleep in his class. His jokes aren't always funny but he's really great.
He may be overconfident, but Hoague really knows his stuff. He will help you be the best writer you can be.
don't worry about the bad timed writings.. as long as you do the work he assigns on time, you'll get an A
The most important teacher you'll meet in your high school career.
The best English teacher I've had by far. You have to work for your grade, but it's well worth it. AP Lit prepares your writing for college courses. You'll definitely learn a lot!
I realized that he is nicer toward the white students.
I really enjoyed his class for AP Lit. I think it was one of the few classes I had to work hard in to earn an "A". By the end of the year, you will feel as if you have accomplished a lot. And if you are taking the AP Lit test, you will feel prepared. He is a great teacher and understands what he is doing. He teaches quite like a college professor might for discussion/lecture. Take him if you can!
REALLY AWESOME TEACHER!! he actually grades the essays fairly and makes you learn; yea, he is the "Essay King," but his class is reasonable and also very enjoyable :)
an amazing english teacher!!! you learn a lot, and the class is very enjoyable
I got SOOOO much out of that class! Plus he's just a really cool person.
most i ever learned in an english class. made me feel like a actual competent writer. class discussions are the most valuable thing ever and all you need to write a good essay and get a good grade.
He teaches really well and fun class. But dont ever cheat in his class, you wont like it when he finds out. trust me. Tough moment. Other than that, he's one of the fun teacher to have.
he is the essay king at TCHS and the teacher that really spends time teachinq and helpinq his students.
The difficulty of his class is mainly determined by how well you can write. Expect to write about 10 essays per semester. He is fairly funny and actually teaches.
Been graduated for four years, but I still remember what a great teacher he is. Best english teacher at TCHS, and possibly best teacher period. Simply a joy to take his class.
Great teacher. He's taught me for years and hes awesome. He teaches, helps, is easy/fair, and is still learning. If someone hates him it is because they are lazy/plagarize. Lol.
I have never loved English class so much in all my life. He's funny, inspirational, and enthusiastic- even though he's teaching at PCC AND working on his PhD.
he is the most eligible eng teacher in our school. he LOVES to read essays. ^^; scary ,eh?
He is, by far, the best English teacher TCHS has to offer.
He is soo much fun..he can put up with a lot of stuff too..great teacher who is very enthusiastic..he has a funny yet wicked laugh tho..lol
He is one of the best English teachers I've ever had.
great teacher. very enthusiastic about teaching. one of the best teachers at tchs