Average 4.82 based on 53 teacher ratings
Bob Houghton is a Physics teacher at John A. Rowland High School located in Rowland Heights, California and part of Rowland Unified School District. Bob Houghton's 53 teacher ratings contributes to John A. Rowland High School's ranking of 1,317 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at John A. Rowland High School is 4.0 stars.
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A gem of a teacher. I know he's retired now but I still want to leave a review. He's a great guy and a great physics teacher. I'm glad our high school had someone like that. Often a teacher can make or break a student's interest in a subject. Mr. Houghton certainly stirred the interest in physics for many students. I for one am an engineer now partly because of his influence. Thanks Mr. Houghton and happy retirement!

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I came into his IB Physics class with mediocre math skills (Pre-Calc instead of Calc like the majority of the IB students) and suffered through two years. If you do not plan to major in physics or in anything science related and/or are not good at math, do not take this class unless you have outside help. The test difficulty varies from easy to difficult because he may not test on the lesson but on application of your physics skills to new problems. I personally felt that he was detached.

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Super awesome physics teacher. Easily one of my favorite classes and teacher. His class is so fun. The homework and tests really aren't too difficult as long as you put in the effort that you should. You can talk to him about anything. If you don't understand the material, he'll give a very thorough explanation of the content. Honestly if I could, i would definitely take his class again. Awesome guy. Sad to see him retire.

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so glad to have caught mr. houghton on his last year of teaching (and first year teaching TOK). rhs will be losing a LEGEND! honestly, the only reason i got my ham radio license is bc he's such a cool guy and i wanted to be part of the club. unlike ludlam, houghton is ALWAYS in a good mood. he really cares about us and understands the struggle of the IB student.

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He made physics fun! He's very kind, and therefore the students were very enthusiastic to ask him question about the materials. The materials for the test is easy as long as you pay attention in class and do your homework. I had him for two years in IB physics and a daily pun opened up physics every day.

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Amazing teacher. Very kind. Has a 100% rate at answering questions to students' satisfaction. IB Physics likes to throw at him very difficult questions, and he always manages to have an answer.

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Teachers who can answer students' questions are good teachers. In IB Physics 1, we tend to ask pretty in-depth problems that go beyond the material in his lecture. But what amazes me is his ability to answer all of the questions with profound insight

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I had Mr. Houghton for the last two years for IB Physics. He was my favorite teacher! He was always nice, explained the material clearly, and kept the class interesting with his daily puns and enthusiasm for the subject. I don't think I would've liked physics as much if he hadn't taught it. Some of my classmates complained that the class was too hard, but that was because they sleep in class.. stay awake, pay attention, keep an open mind, and this class might end up a favorite as it was mine! (:

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Tries his best to make a difficult subject more palatable to students. Great teachers are passionate about what they do; he is extremely passionate. Definitely the best or runner-up of Rowland!

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BIG BOSS BOB. I'm repping '08. More than half of the class goofed off in his IB physics class. He didn't seem to care and just kept teaching us as he normally would. Don't know if that is good or bad.

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Hard class. makes it a little easier. pun of the day helps.

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Awesome teacher, very helpful. Nerd humor's always a plus :D

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Wonderful teacher as well as mentor outside of class. Integrates technology well into class, has a fun sense of humor, and is always trying to improve upon teaching methods in new and innovative ways.

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Very helpful, gives detailed help when you ask for it. Even so, this isn't an easy class. You can definately tell that he is passionate about what he teaches.

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most responsible, helpful, enthusiastic, and relatable teacher on campus. he's so funny and is EXTREMELY efficient. when other teachers go home to watch soaps, he's finding ways to improve even more:)

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Hard class, but very informative and challenging =] One of the few teachers who put passion into their subjects, and has a great sense of humor. ( haha, the puns of the day)

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Best teacher I had this year. Very passionate about the subject he teaches and does a great job at explaining the lesson. He has a very systematic teaching style that is very effective.

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Best science teacher ever. Unintentionally funny, good natured, willing to help, fair and understanding, makes helpful analogies to teach us physics, clear; overall, an amazing teacher and a funny guy

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VERY good teacher. One of my favorites. fair, nice, and cares about his students. a role model fo sho

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The class is hard but Mr. Houghton does his best to explain the concepts, and he's a very enthusiastic teacher. The best science teacher I've had.

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Very enthusiastic and uses many demonstrations to explain physics concepts

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Great Teacher. Helpful web site. Kick bak and very cheerful.

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TRIES TO MAKE JOKES TO MAKE KIDS LAUGH.. haha not so funny but GOOD EFFORT! VERY HARD CLASS THOUGH!

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plays favorites with students

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best science teacher that rowland has to offer. dedicated, enthusiastic, and knows his stuff.

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By far one of the most competent teachers at RHS. Good job mr. houghton!

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awesome

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super-houghton!!!

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Great lessons and projects.

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I learned a lot

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I actually understand mathlike concepts such as force when he teaches them ^_^

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the coolest teacher ive ever met...even my brother likes him!

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I thought the science dept. was very dull until i met mr houghton!!!!

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HOUGHTON IS SO HIGH TECH! HIS WEB PAGE IS THE BEST TOO

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I guess he has very high popularity^^ Thx god u teahcing me^^

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he is a great teacher. verry smart. fun to talk to

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Mr.Houghton is so cool! I'm glad I hav Physics w/ him ^^

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Houghton of Science is like Gardner of english or Nuccio of S.S., AWESOME!!!!!!

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The best personality i have seen, never has to be mean to control students

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The best physics teacher yet!!!

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great, enthusiastic teacher

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Well, please don't throw that pen to us when you teaching us falling objects

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he's a very hilarious teacher who can explain things w/objects w/in his reach

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You have Funny jokes to say...but your work it HARD!! :)

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Mr. Houghton is a great physics teacher, wish he could teach AP = )

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I love his lectures...but his class is not that easy...be prepared

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what a jokester!!

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An energetic teacher, cool and funny, use a lot of experiment to teach

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very good teacher, highly recommend the class

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Mr. Houghton's cool!!!!!!

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Very funny, uses good analogies.

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His lectures are actually interesting!

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