Mr. John Newell: Testimonials from parents, students, and colleagues!

Parent Testimonials

Student names omitted for privacy: [my/our, son/daughter]



Mr Newell, you have had a remarkable impact on (my son) - he’s motivated and doing most of his tests himself. Thank you for drawing him in during the class given his attention span disability.

- Desmond W., parent


Dear Mr. Newell, I just wanted to drop a note of sincere gratitude for all that you do to educate the kids and ensure they have a great learning experience. (My son) is really enjoying the class and can't stop talking about it well after the zoom sessions end. I have never seen him participate so eagerly in office hours, which shows how much he is enjoying himself. All your diligent updates about the class and the performance of kids. This is greatly appreciated. As working parents, we are unfortunately not able to contribute to the class actively, but it greatly reassures us that teachers such as yourself really take care of the kids' learning experience. Thanks again and sincerely appreciate all your efforts!

- Ramakrishnan P., parent


I would like to thank you for the wonderful teacher you are. (My daughter) was looking forward to the class every day and that credit goes to you for making the classes interesting and rewarding for our student. Thank you for all the encouragement and help. We couldn't have had a more rewarding geometry course for our daughter.

- Ravikumar C., parent


It was pleasure to have you as (our son's) teacher, your guidance really helped (our son) to succeed.

- Praveen D., parent


Dear Mr. Newell, (our son) has been enjoying your math class quite a bit. Thanks again for being such an awesome teacher!

- Y. Wang, parent


Thank you, Mr. Newell! We appreciate all your hard work in keeping (our son) motivated to learn and achieve.

- R. Raman, parent


Hello Mr. Newell, just want to say that you are a great teacher! (Our daughter) has been lucky to switch to your class. You have been very caring, engaging and clear in communication of the students' progress throughout the session. Please continue to be an extraordinary teacher that you are. Do you do tutoring during the school year?

- C. Nguyen, parent


Dear Mr. Newell, OMG, I can’t believe my eyes! This is the first time (our daughter) got the highest score in the class. I am more excited than she is. Finally (our daughter) is self motivated. Thank you very much for your help! Very appreciated for encouraging (our daughter) and for your great job.

- Zhao C., parent


I want to thank you for your dedication. I'm amazed at how organized you are. The communication is seamless between student, class and parent. You are attentive to the class and their needs and as a parent I really do appreciate the time and energy spent.

- M. Estrada, parent


Thank you again for a great summer class!! Cheers

- Jason D., parent


Thank you Mr. Newell for your excellent teaching method. The last 6 weeks will be (our son's) priceless memory.

- Hanh D., parent


Thank you so much! It was our pleasure to have you as (our son's) math teacher in this summer! Wish you the best!

- Yan, parent


Hello Mr. Newell, Thank you for your work teaching geometry this summer. (Our son) has learned a lot and I think he really enjoyed the class.

- Anita C., parent


Dear Mr. Newell, (our daughter) really enjoyed your class and wishes that it would last longer. We greatly appreciate you giving her great motivation and enthusiasm for geometry during this summer.

- Sung A., parent


Thanks for all of your work with (our son) over the past month. It was great meeting you last week and hearing your approach. I know that he really enjoyed the class, and I think he has learned a lot more from you than just Geometry!

- Sridhar V., parent


Thank you Mr. Newell for all your support during these past 6 weeks. Thank you so much for teaching them about Geometry in a very clear way. The summer schedule has certainly been very hectic but (our daughter) has been very lucky to have such an amazing teacher.

- B. Dao, parent


Hello Mr. Newell, I’ve been taking each day nervously as I watched my daughter learn Geometry and succeed!! This class was tough, and you taught it very well. This whole course couldn’t have gone any smoother. She’s entering 7th grade. And I think she’s set up nicely to succeed this year! Thank you!

- E. Chung, parent


Thank you very much for being (our son's) and (our family friend's) teacher this summer. (Our son) enjoys your teaching. (Our son) enjoyed your class and he really appreciated the note taking skills you have taught them. Although (our family friend) was only in your class for 4 days, but he enjoyed his first U.S. school experience very much. Thank you again for inspiring them!

- Stella L., parent


Dear professor of economics: Through this letter, my husband and I thank you very much for the great good and the great favor that you did (our son). May God bless you forever. Many, many thanks for your patience.

- L. Hernández, parent


(Our son) enjoys your class.

- Robin S., parent


(Our son) loves be in your class.

- Sandy L., parent


(My son) really enjoyed your session!

- Saswade, parent


Hi Mr. Newell, (our daughter) is enjoying the class and your teaching style.

- T. Nguyen, parent


Hi, Mr. Newell, Thank you very much. Your course is so much higher quality.

- Ning X., parent


Thank you so much for all the good work. (Our son) said he enjoyed the class.

- A. Daffo, parent


Dear Mr. Newell, thank you so much for sharing your insights with (our daughter) and your students.

- X. Ta, parent


Mr. Newell, we would like to thank you for all the hard work and effort you put in to make the lessons interesting and fun.

- K. Ami, parent


Thank you for teaching Geometry. (Our son) was learning a lot and spending time very useful with you.

- E. Kang, parent


Hello Mr. Newell, (our daughter) does love math and she did enjoy your class and having you as her teacher.

- Valerie, parent


Thank you very much for all your help. (My son) is learning a lot and is enjoying how the class is being taught.

- B. Dao, parent


Hi Mr. Newell, Want to thank you for the great teaching, (our son) had a very good learning experience on this course.

- Elaine H., parent

Student Testimonials

Names omitted for privacy



Mr. John, I've learned a lot from you, not only in math, but your speeches about life too, I've believed more in my life, in my self...Thanks for all your help...I'll miss you!

- student


Mr. John is as dedicated to and enthusiastic about his job as any teacher on campus, if not more than. Mr. John, aside from the various aspects of engineering you taught us, you also taught us to open our minds and to try new things. Entering the second semester of the Engineering Science class, I was very close-minded in what there was in engineering, but your constant exhibitions of new technologies, new companies, and the future of the world opened up new horizons for me. Your passion and enthusiasm for everything new and next in the world has driven not only me, but many of your other students as well to reach beyond our current positions and to actively aspire to create the future. You are the substitute who sets the standard high for teachers.

- student


Thanks Mr. John, you have been an amazing teacher, and have taught us in a fun way.

- student


Geometry was fun with you

- student


Dear Mr. Jhon, We had a great time with you being our teacher. We will miss you alot. You are the best teacher ever! We will always remember and miss you.

- 2nd period class


Mr. Newell i gotta say out off all the teachers i had you where my favorite. u were the teacher that helped me a lot and one of the classes that i actually wanted to be at.

- student


Dear Mr. Newell, Thank you for teaching this class I really enjoyed it.

- student


Thank you for this class, I learned a lot.

- student


i WANT TO THANK YOU FOR GREAT MATH TEACHER. i WANT TO THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING U TAUGHT US

- student


I really want to thank u for everything! Because of all your help i have a B- in math! That hasn't happened to me in like...umm when I was in 7th grade! We'll miss you a lot.

- student


Gracias por todo lo bamos a estrañar

- student


Mr. John! Thank you so much for teaching us! You're awesome!

- student


Thank you for all the good help that you gave me.

- student


You were a sick teach I appreciate all the time you spend w/ us I appreciate everything.

- student


Hey Mr. John, Thanks 4 been a good teacher with us. You really teach us a lot. You were 1 of my best teachers i all my classes.

- student


Wat up Mr. John! Gracias 4 be a great teacher and helping us to figurate out and solve problems!

- student


Mr. John Well it's been nice having you as our teacher. I hope you never forget about us. We will miss you.

- student


Thank you so much for ur help & all of ur 2nd period is going to miss u alot.

- student


Thanks for helping us on our math problem. To let you know that you are the coolest teacher ever.

- student


Thanks for every thing. You were the best.

- student


Itz been a blast having u teached us in MATH!!!

- student


Wow -- you -- you are good

- student


Mr. John gonna miss you alot! And you will always be my teacher. Hope to see you soon!

- student


You're my favorite teacher teacher thanks + I'll miss you. Peace Mr. Awsome.

- student


We all hope to see you again. You are the best teacher ever.

- student


I learn more from you in one day than I learned from my last teacher the whole year!

- student


Thanks for being awesome.

- student


OMG I'm so sad your leaving! Your a great person/teacher! Thanks so much 4 real I appreciate it!

- student


Thanks for everything! :)

- student


Everyone will miss you! :)

- student


You were really a great teacher! Thanks again.

- student


Mr, Newell thanks for helping me in math all the time you are the best teacher ever thanks for everything.

- student


Bye Mr.John have a great rest of the summer break and thank you for being an awesome teacher!

- student


Thank you Mr.John for being such an amazing teacher! You are truly the most fun teacher to be with.

- student


Mr john you have been a great teacher! I learned a lot

- student


thanks mr.john bye see you thank you for being a such a great teacher

- student


thanks for being a great teacher Mr. John

- student


thank you for being an amazing teacher

ur amazingggggg

- student


I am going to miss you

- student


tysm for being a great teacher

- student

Colleague Testimonials



It is my pleasure to write this reference for John Newell. I’ve come to know John as both a colleague and a friend during my tenure as a classroom teacher for the Special Education SDC-Mild/Moderate program at Leland High School, San Jose Unified School District, San Jose, CA. A most challenging position, the Leland SDC program addresses adaptive core curriculum, mainstream educational support for young students displaying mild-moderate disabilities. I came to know and appreciate John’s superior communication, excellent academic, and competent classroom instructional skills when he stepped into an extended long-term subbing position during a time of personal recovery from significant injuries I received in a mid-year auto accident. He confidently assumed my teaching position.


Leland High School has been acknowledged as one of the top-rated public High Schools in the country as determined by the superior academic performance and achievement of its students and the support of its staff. Student performance embraces rigorous academic standards ensconced within a challenging curriculum, quality instruction, high graduation rates and demanding training of its professional teaching staff. Furthermore, Leland High School embraces a student population representing diverse ethnic origins and economic backgrounds..


John is a tireless, enthusiastic and hardworking individual whose tenacious, adaptive, and flexible approach effectively meets the differing learning needs of his students. His general knowledge, reference and communication skills are exceptional. Keen to provide assistance, his many excellent ideas to improve instruction and education have been accepted by both students and staff. He functions exceptionally well in team situations. His efforts to develop, coordinate and implement practical programs of instruction for students are exemplary, and because of his friendly, relaxed, professional manner, warmly received. John’s caring, supportive, approach to student needs and instruction facilitates immediate and continuing rapport with students and parents alike.


John is highly committed to whatever tasks are asked of him; long hours spent working with students and his caring nature meeting the varied needs of young people are evidence of this. Repeatedly, he has performed outstandingly. As John seeks to broaden his horizons and experiences, I do not hesitate to recommend him for any position of his choosing. John is an exceptional person, possessing a professional demeanor deserving of the highest recommendation.

- Terry M.


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I have known John Newell for 10 years. John has been a substitute teacher on numerous occasions for both short and long term positions. John is very reliable and very prompt. He has great rapport with teachers and students alike. He has subbed in all areas including Special Education. He is able to motivate students with all levels of ability. John will be an asset to any school and our schools loss will be another school’s gain.

- Pam S.


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It is with great pleasure that I recommend John Newell. Since my first meeting with John as a senior student in my American Government class more than ten years ago, I have consistently been impressed with his enthusiasm for learning, drive for success, and ability to lead those around him to higher standards.


John has always impressed me with his ability to maintain such an enthusiasm and energy in whatever he has pursued while remaining focused and determined to achieve his goals. It is in this regard that I believe John has distanced himself from his peers, his ability to take on a variety of challenges while doing so with an energy and a joy that brings out the best in those around him. So I was naturally thrilled to learn, when we reunited a number of years later, upon his graduating from Cal Poly, that he was considering on entering the field of teaching. I believe John is a natural in the classroom. His wide breadth of knowledge ranging from such subjects as economics, history, literature, politics, and computers, coupled with his interests in such activities as music, travel, and surfing provides John with a unique opportunity to communicate with students that allows for a powerful impact.


In addition to his determination and motivation, another quality that John continues to show is his compassion and consideration for those around him. I have witnessed countless times his sensitivity and awareness for students and his ability to gain their trust when he takes the time to listen to them.


I believe John is a natural leader and will excel in the classroom environment. I am proud of John’s accomplishments during the ten years I have known him both as a student and a colleague, and I look forward to learning of many great successes from him in the future. It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend John.

- Ron G.

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