Average 4.8 based on 22 teacher ratings
Thayer Zaeder is a Visual Arts teacher at Phillips Academy located in Andover, Massachusetts. When comparing Thayer Zaeder's ratings to other teachers in the state of Massachusetts, Thayer Zaeder's ratings are above the average of 4.37 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Phillips Academy is 4.3 stars.
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He's a funny, insightful teacher! Surprisingly, his mandatory class has been one of my favorites at PA. I will certainly be taking more of his electives. He made me love the arts when I never even expected it!

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Super cool--brings muffins to class (except in Benner) and plays cool music. Chill, but doesn't give out good grades easily. Hard work is expected, but he is very helpful.

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i had him for ceramics and it was the chillest class ever. we listened to lil wayne in class all the time and he was always hilarious. he doesn't give out good grades very easily, although he is very patient and clear when teaching.

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Certainly not the easiest grader, but he's such an interesting person to get to know. Take his ceramics class, you won't regret it!

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AMAZING. such a great teacher!

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Awesome, totally cool guy!! I love MR. Z!!!

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Funny and cool dude. Always makes time to help you individually, and pushes you to do well. Not always clear on grading. You have to get VERY VERY VERY LUCKY to get a 5 or 6!

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OMG i had THE BEST winter term with him! And i recieved one of the only 6's hes ever given, awsome, funny and hilarious man! def get in his class if u can!

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such a funny guy. even though he doesn't give 6's, he grades a fairly. you'll enjoy every class, even if you don't like art.

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Really cool guy. never gives 6's, but he grades fairly

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cool guy, easy 2 work with... and fair w/grades

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They're wrong; no 6 even if he couldnt do better :) cool guy though. likes art, and is pretty loose

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I love Zaeder, he's the man. Just don't take his class if you want a six. He doesn't give them unless it's something he would be proud to have made himself.

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Mr. Zaeder is completely awesome and hilarious, though he will not give you a 6 unless it's considerably better than he himself could do. I loved his class though.

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He is an awsome guy. He has a great ability to connect with his students. One of the only teachers that could make me look foward to class.

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BIG Z IS THE COOLEST TEACHER EVER!

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You gotta love this guy. Great teacher. Makes art fun.

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Zaeder is the funniest man alive!!!! He just keeps our class laughing and he knows what hes talking about....also a bit odd but in a funny way.

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i've had so many different art teachers at PA but zaeder is by far the best one. even if you're not the best at art you're able to have a great time.

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Truly more than a teacher! Mr. Zaeder, Thayer I should say, has been an inspirational teacher and a mighty good friend. He likes to consider rules a state of mind. Is rebellious in more ways than one.

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A great guy, he runs a cool class. I wasnt born an artist by any stretch of the word but he still made it fun, and I can now at least appreciate art.

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Great. Worth it!

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