Had Mr.Z for psych. that class was a cinch. just had to listen. he is the reason everyone in my Psych 101 class though i was a psych major.
I told him near the end of the semester that I like him very much as a person but AP Macro on the other hand I don't care for, I have him for Psych this year and I hope it doesn't require more individual teaching though.
There isn't much anything to say bad about Zapalski on a personal level. But as a teacher, he is awful. He has his student write a letter to next years students every year, and every years they advise you to READ THE BOOK. This is because Zapalski teaches you everything he knows about AP Economics, which is nothing. The class is passable, but Zapalski is not a good teacher.
He's a wonderful man in general and really tries his best to help, because he cares. He's funny and easy going in class. But he just clearly does not know all of AP economics and struggled to answer student questions. He knew most of the topic but tended to get confused, maybe it'll be better after he teaches it longer. But at least he tried, and the class was always interesting.
I know people love him. I know. If you aren't one of his favorites, however, he will either completely ignore you or (as in my case) contradict everything you say, even if you agree with him, out of spite. He wastes your class time and leaves you to learn from the textbook.
I love Mr. Z! I'm in his class now and he's one of my favs. good guy.
he's a nice guy, but he wastes SO much time in his class, which really frustrated me. it's tangent upon tangent, and not even interesting ones. and he asks a lot of trick questions and overly technical questions on tests just to "hone your test-taking skills"... which I can respect to some degree, but he kind of takes it too far.
Hey, Zapalski is pretty much one of the most amazing teachers EVER! He's really funny and for government, he's not that hard. I never had him for Psych., though, so maybe I can't empathize with those of you that say he's really hard. Geez, I wish he would have seen our mime in CAPA! But, anyway... If you have him- be happy!
HATE Z! He is such a tough teacher. He's cool to talk to, but I hate him as a teacher which is what he is there for!
I had him for Gov. and Psych. Pysch was hard, but fun. I absolutely love Mr. Z. Scholar and Gentleman indeed! He is ridiculously intelligent. Some peoples kids..:-D Great for Gov. too, not as difficult as some.
A scholar and a gentleman. one of the kindest and most fascinating people you will ever meet.
i love Z! but his tests were REALLY hard. i had a lot of fun in his class tho, i liked psych, but it was hard.
Z is great! psych great class for the kid who never shuts up read over the notes that you copy from an overhead before a test and you too will pass no problem
Kind of a strange guy. Psych included copying notes off the overhead. Didn't learn anything.
good as a government teacher...avoid his psych class at all costs. my worst class ever.
Z is the best! awesome teacher, did very well in his class, super easy tests...