Average 3.71 based on 70 teacher ratings
Brian Bodas is a Science teacher at Torrey Pines High School located in San Diego, California and part of San Dieguito Union High. Brian Bodas' 70 teacher ratings contributes to Torrey Pines High School's ranking of 1,278 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Torrey Pines High School is 3.9 stars.
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I've had Mr. B for 2 years (APES and biology). It's been very fun. Bodas is a chiller. Don't have your phone out, study the textbook if you don't understand and really pay attention to what he's saying. He does a good job teaching all the material and gets through it in an above boring way. He's very calm and quiet, which people can mistaken for boring. (Just know he has to put up with tons of little freshmanEVERY SINGLE DAY).

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I think he is a good teacher he may be a bit boring but he knows his stuff

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Do your work and study for the tests and you'll have a great time in his class. I took bio with him and my advice in doing well in his class is reading the bio textbook and completely memorizing the chapter you are learning from the book. I know it is a lot of work but trust me it's worth it. I didn't do well in my first semester because I just did my homework and never studied for the tests. THE TESTS ARE A LOT OF POINTS! Don't make the same mistake as me! also at least pretend to pay attention

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Mr. Bodas knows his stuff, but his videos and lectures are kind of boring. He will go out of his way to help you, and he is a pretty humorous guy. He's a good teacher, but can be kind of confusing

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Favorite teacher of all time! He obviously knows what he's talking about and he explains everything really well. His lectures cut to the chase and he adds humor into them to help us remember the info. His tests are easy and he's super chill. After a year of being in his class, biology has become one of my favorite subjects. Keep it up Mr.B!

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Mr. Bodas is so knowledgeable about anything he lectures on. Learn to read the book and listen in class and science will come easily! He is so willing to help with questions and loves those who will work hard. I took his bio class and now I come in at lunch/break and talk him about science. Really cool guy really cool goldfish. He opened my mind to pursuing science and enhanced my love for biology!!! Thanks mr b :)

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he lectures sooooo much and he is really misleading. tests are hard

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Mr. Bodas is a 7/10. He really knows his stuff and wants his students to do well. sure, he's a bit quirky and lectures for 2 hours, but his class is pretty easy if you just do the homework and pay attention in class.

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Now Mr. Bodas is a fine Biology teacher compared to some of the others at the school. While his lectures aren't the most exciting, and the movies he shows us can be a drag, doing the packet itself will get you prepared for his easy tests. Don't talk unless you're told to and also try to acknowledge the man's jokes, he looks at you favorably afterwards. Overall Biology is a walk in the park if you learn to work hard in Mr. Bodas' class

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Here is the deal with Bodas: he expects the students to care. Don't show up to his class with a careless attitude and then complain about how he is not nice to you. You dont have to be social, nice or charming to get on his good side; just do the packets and show a little effort. Also, he can get boring with his lectures, but that is just how he teaches. He also does this weird eye-twitch thing that always annoys me.

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I had Mr. Bodas for Biology last year. Things could not have been worse. The first day I sat in the back and I was worried he'd think I was a slacker so I moved to the front of the room. Do not do this. If you have Mr. Bodas, the best thing you could do is sit in the second row, never ever have your phone out, and do not talk to anyone (including him) unless he asks a question or there is a group activity. He has favorites but then hates on everyone else. If you get him, try switching.

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very chill teacher. He didn't like me though because I was failing bio and he loved teaching bio. He was nice just kind of weird. SUPER BORING! and speak in a monotone voice. and his classroom is a MESS!

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Mr. Bodas was an amazing Biology teacher. I hope to get him again for AP Environmental. He definitely knows what he is talking about. He is willing to stay after school, lunch, before school and at break to help you for as long as you want with any questions you have until you understand it. That makes a great teacher. My biology experience was worth wide and engaging although lectors may have run a little longer than expected.

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Definitely prefers girls over boys. Super easy class for anyone who isn't a redneck, evolution-denying, christian. Just don't come constantly late or ditch too often and you'll do great.

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Honestly best bio teacher ever!!!!!!!!!! He is so much fun and kids just dont like him because they dont get his humor and that hes joking a lot of the time. Knows his stuff and has a lonely life (according to the picture he took of himself on the left wall of the classroom). Fun class!!!!!

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The coolest teacher ever!!!!! I want to take his class again thats how much i like him!!!! He is so cool and some students just dont understand how cool he is.

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Mr. Bodas sometimes make stupid mistakes. For example, I turned in a homework packet and he gave me a zero for no reason. He only cares about people who's been doing their homework. Sometimes his thinking is abstract so people often need clarification. Only fun part are the labs.

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its not him, its the subject. students blame the teacher for the difficult subject matter, but really its just the students' own incompetence.

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He really doesn't care whether or not students learn the material. He is bad at explaining and does not give clear responses when asked questions. Also, he is extremely rude to students.

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His bio class isn't class. If you had been doing homework, you'll survive his class.

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he is a great teacher. the class does require to teach yourself a little bit but everything can be found easily in the text book and he is excellant at explaining any question that you have. he does talk with his closed but if you listen to what he is saying, you will learn a lot

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Brian Bodas is a god. pretty hard in bio but if you get the material it will be easy. he is actually really funny but DON'T get on his bad side

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he will use the word "caveat" in every sentence....

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He is hilarious! So funny and can be pretty weird. His class doesn't require much thought. Mostly it's about copying out of the book. I had him for bio and it was relatively easy and now I have him for APES and it's the same kind of thing. The tests are all based on the book and there's barely any homework if you work hard in class.

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tough class...cool dude...isn't afraid to single out students that typically get away with slacking and ignorance

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He's a good teacher. You can tell he's pasionate about Biology. You just need to do your work and pay attention. If you listen and do good on the homework packets, you will do fine on the tests. He's there for tutoring every morning. That's dedicated!

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he was a good teacher but for the 1st semester we had a student teacher. i think his name was mr dyer or something like that. he hated this other kid and me. we did burn small holes in the desks one time during an experiment so that might have been why. i had him 5th peirod

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Not exactly an easy class, but he is a good teacher.Sometimes he gets really boring tho..no offense

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MY FAVORITE TEACHER EVER!! He is so funny, so nice, and he's just a cool guy overall. It's easy to get a B, but kinda harder to get an A. JUST READ! But seriously he is the coolest guy, not too good at teaching, but I loved his class

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i loved him! great class, and he always made me laugh, definatly one of my favs.

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Funny guy and great class! I learned a lot!

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He kind of sounds like kermit the frog. Do your homework and you'll be fine. He's not a mean person or anything.

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i had his class in the morning so it was very hard to stay awake during his lectures. the class is really easy to pass if you do your homework. DONT fall behind. he is kinda funny and his class is easy to do well in if you give a little bit of effort.

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hes ok as a person, like out of class, but he always picks on certain people. i.e. me. yea, dont be the loudmouth...

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I think it was mr. Bodas who wrote that first long response.

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hes a fun nice teacher but he talks a little to complex and its hard to understand but hes a good teacher

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Mr. Bodas is a jerk, his class was easy but he always embarrassed me in class and treated me badly so I hardy ever went to his class...I still did well tho, muc

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Mr. Bodas made me feel so uncomfortable and made learning anything but fun

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your lectures are so boring...and u arent funny

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okay teacher... kinda boring when he talks...dont fall asleep tho!(unless ur in the back of the class) um... reallly funny when he makes fun of people...

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Bodas is ok. hes kinda boring but he is funny when he makes fun of ppl and to get an A is not that hard. do ur hw and listen in class and ull b fine.

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Bodas is actually a really awesome teacher. You just have to be willing to read the material, do the workbook pages, and try to understand what's going on.

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He is only funny when he makes fun of people.(He's good at it) In order To get 'A' --- Do Homework; Read Chapter before Test. Thats It! Don't be too sensitive.

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i hated him and he hated me. i'm glad i'm out of his class.

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wow after AP chem... lol i wish i had bodas again. this is the easiest class u will ever take. btw i don't think he's actually a surfer. lol

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Makes me think that he had childhood issues. But remember to always do the homework and just read the chapter for the Tests and you will get an easy 'A'.

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his flowery and leafy shirts match what we are supposed to be learning

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Mr. Bodas is a really cool guy and a good teacher if you follow the guidelines. Do your homework and you'll get an A.

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BORING TEACHER YAWN.. 'he's so annoying

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He is very boring and even has a monotone, sure it can be funny when he pokes fun, but (yawn) his class is pointless.

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his classes are ANNOYING. you have NO idea.

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Mr. Bodas is the coolest! I wouldn't want any other teacher!

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makes fun of cheerleaders! easy class though if you do your homework........ soooo boring

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Just thinking about him bores me. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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Very boring and oppinionated...his tests sometimes arent all about facts some of the questions are his oppinions!

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Reading the text book is more fun than listening to him

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I usually care stand boring teachers...but not this time...i gotta give mr. bodas props though cuz it takes pure talent to put your whole class to sleep.

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Bodas wasn't necessarily a bad teacher because bio is mostly reading, but he was not a very nice guy. He was quite condescending to put it lightly. . .

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Hard class if you don't like lectures... you should do the reading too if you want to get a good grade...

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Mr. Bodas has one of the most boring voices ever. Sometimes, he has an occasional raise or drop of the same monotone pitch.

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THIS IS THE MOST BORING TEACHER YOU WILL EVER HAVE. ALL HE DOES IS SIT IN THE FRONT OF THE CLASS ALL DAY AND LECTURE. I WOULD SWITCH OUT IF I WERE YOU.

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Mr. Bodas is incredibly boring for the most part. The work is easy, though, and requiers little thought. Mostly Bio is about copying out of the book.

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Mr. Bodas thinks he is funny and smart, but he is the exact opposite. He is incredibly dull and we do pointless stuff in class

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Good teacher but can be a bit negative to students and doesn't realize how hurtful it can actually be.

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needs to lighten up!!!!!

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