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OK, I'll second the recommendation of Alex Panasenko
for biology. I had him some (sigh) 28 years ago and when I
went to see him at last year's back to school night he was still the
same feisty, funny, irreverent, caring, & tough teacher I remember
shepherding my brothers & me through his class. I've now convinced my
not-so-great-student son to take him this next year for Advanced Biology
because I believe that Mr. Panasenko will keep him amused, challenged
and motivated, and that I'll hear from Mr. Panasenko just as my mother
did if my son starts screwing up like I did. I credit Mr. Panasenko
with being a major factor in my graduating from Berkeley High at times
when there were an awful lot of far more interesting distractions than
high school in Berkeley. While my son's not at the risk I was of not
graduating, I'm convinced Mr. Panasenko will help him work to a higher level.
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