Average 4.8 based on 46 teacher ratings
Bill Dunbar is a Science teacher at Henry M. Gunn High School located in Palo Alto, California and part of Palo Alto Unified. Bill Dunbar's 46 teacher ratings contributes to Henry M. Gunn High School's ranking of 886 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Henry M. Gunn High School is 4.0 stars.
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This teacher is the best teacher I've ever seen in my life! He's the one who can teach you a lot of things but also can warm your day. His class is always the most interesting class. We had tons of fun.You should try it! By taking his class, we can make the big picture of where we've been and knows where we are, so our education does not pass by us like a warm summer day.

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AP Physics with Mr. Dunbar is a rite of passage for future engineering students. Take this class! Expect rigorous tests, cool demos, and interesting lectures infused with his trademark meta-humor.
See also - Mr. Hernandez (English), Mr. Paley (Comp Sci) and Mr. O'Connell (Chem)

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Taking traditional style classes in physics here in college makes me miss the fun, creative, inspiring and informative atmosphere Mr. Dunbar creates. For those who have taken him, you know what I'm talking about; the "low budget saloon," "low budget ranch," "low budget disco party." Those silly little gimmicks are not only helpful, but make the class memorable. He is helpful and there for those who need extra help. Hands down the best teacher I had at Gunn (for APB and APC).

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Mr. Dunbar was my favorite teacher in all of my years at Gunn High School. He's funny, very knowledgable, and very approachable. He always knew how to make the class entertaining while still teaching us very well.

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Mr. Dunbar was by far the best teacher I have ever had. He was always friendly and helpful. His creative themed lectures were so much fun while still being educational. He is an amazing person and is truly inspiring and a great role model.

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I don't understand what all the low ratings are talking about, Mr Dunbar is an amazing physics teacher and really funny, He never tests on material he hasn't taught. The kids prolly weren't paying attention in class.

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Mr. Dunbar's rating doesn't do him justice. 78% does nothing to explain how passionate he is about physics, how kind and helpful he is, or how much he inspires every one of his students, regardless of how their grade is in his class. Mr. Dunbar is the most organized teacher I've ever had- his demonstrations and decorations and themed lectures never fail to impress me. I know I am a changed person having taken his class, and if I ever decide to teach, I will try to be like him.

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Mr. Dunbar is without a doubt the best teacher I have ever had. And what's even more impressive is that he's also one of my favorite people. It's hard to imagine how someone can be so knowledgeable and incredible at teaching, and is still such an amazing, entertaining person. I learned more than I would ever have believed I could, and what's more, it was the funnest class in the world. Mr. Dunbar is hilarious. I look forwards to physics class every day. If you can get him, do.

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Great, funny, and interesting teacher and an admirable person. His APC Physics is challenging, but not ridiculous because of the EC he gives.

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so fantastic! great sense of humor too! he makes physics FUN!

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MR.DUNBAR IS THE MOST AMAZING TEACHER EVER. there are plenty of good teachers at gunn, but mr.dunabar has his own catagorey. he's like UBERRRR D UPEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR D AWESOME!!!!!!!!! <333333 him. he's so dedicated. awesome bots too! <3

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Difficult classes but great teacher. Many people take Physics C just to have him as their teacher

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really knows his stuff. half his class periods are AWESOME, esp. the theme days. lecture days make people fall asleep.

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This guy is hilarious! I have him for APC Physics, which isn't easy, but it's not supposed to be. I promise you will be thoroughly entertained every day, and leave knowing a lot more physics.

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Awesome teacher. The engineering technology course he teaches is incredible.

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he is the most amazing physics teacher i have ever had. if you ever want to take physics C, do it, just to have him as your teacher, and youll have the best time ever.

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VERY FUNNY. He is relatively laid back. He is really good at explaining things. Easily the best teacher at gunn.

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He knows his stuff. Pretty cool and friendly.

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Excellent teacher, knows his material.

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Very concise. He takes a brutal subject and boils it down.

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I love this teacher!

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Easily one of the best Science teachers I ever had. His demonstrations are awesome and lectures are fun.

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Dunbar is def funny guy, but he is an OK teacher-- too overloaded with work, GRT, and personal issues to really spend time helping students when they need it.

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One of the best Science teachers I ever had :)

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GRT is my mother!

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Definetly best and funniest teacher ever!

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He is completely inappropriate.

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Coolest physics teacher on Earth

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Bill is cool. His physics demonstrations rule.

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"The Gravity Song" - 'nuf said.

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My favorite teacher

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Amazing Teacher! Best I've ever had.

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Mr. Dunbar was the best explainer of new concepts-great energy made it fun!

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The best high school teacher I've ever had

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