While I can't say it was AS bad as the other review for him, I will agree that Mr. S is not a good teacher. For someone teaching L&R, he had a horrible sense of both grammar and logic. One example: He told us syllogisms were bad to use. Be that as it may, he claimed that they were false. He gave the example that if we assume that all men are mortal, and that socrates is a man, then it follows that socrates is mortal. He "disproved" this one because he has a cat named socrates who isn't a man . . . He did regular grammar exercises, taking sentences from our papers and asking us to find what's wrong with them. About a quarter of the time, the sentence was fine and his proposed solution was wrong. On occasion it took half the class trying to explain it to him to get him to understand and agree.
All in all, I more or less enjoyed the class. I wrote my essays in the hour or so before class, got a decent grade, and though Mr. S was a nice guy at least. And I really did enjoy class discussion, at least when Mr. S had his mouth shut.