Average 4.84 based on 54 teacher ratings
Brian Ladd is a Social Studies teacher at Amador Valley High School located in Pleasanton, California and part of Pleasanton Unified School dISTRICT. Brian Ladd's 54 teacher ratings contributes to Amador Valley High School's ranking of 991 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Amador Valley High School is 4.09 stars.
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BEST TEACHER AT AMADOR. DON'T KNOW HOW ELSE TO PUT IT.

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I loved being a student of ladd but sometimes he tries too hard to be funny

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AHH MR. LADD IS THE BEST TEACHER I HAVE EVERY HAD. I was very anxious going into his class because of the Econ aspect to it but he was so incredibly helpful and empathetic with everything!! He has so much background knowledge about every single unit it is astounding. He puts out a very rough exterior but he is very sympathetic and understanding. Love this man.

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Mr. Ladd is great at teaching. In fact he's probably the best teacher at AVHS. However, his grading is harsher than the AP exam. I got a 5 on both the AP Gov and AP Macro exam, but only a B in his class despite doing all the EC. There are plenty of people who do get an A in his class though, so don't let that discourage you. Only con about him is that he can come off rude sometimes (told my friend that the college she's going to isn't that good as the ones others got into).

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Mr. Ladd was the best teacher I've ever had. Engaging, outrageously helpful, organized, and practical, Mr. Ladd and his wonderful lectures were the highlights of my day. He always provided millions of opportunities to better understand the materials from his online reminders telling us of current events, study session opportunities, and due dates to his pretest reviews at two different times -3:15 for regulars and 5:15 for the athletes. He got in at 5 am and left at 6pm. TAKE THIS CLASS.

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Mr. Ladd is the best lecturer I have ever had

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I was having a hard time in econ and gov but mr ladd helped me out a lot! he is one of the best teachers I have ever had and his average ap score id like 4.7.. would recommend to everybody he really helps you out and makes sure you pass

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Mr. Ladd is so awesome. He makes literature so fun!! Sometimes he makes us do tedious work that takes 30~40 hours (book of Job assignment) but most days we don't do anything. He is very smart and prepares us well for the AP test. He sometimes picks on me but probably because I confuse my classes sometimes.

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Mr. Ladd is fantastic. There's really nothing else to say. You may think that you don't enjoy politics or economics (in general, I don't), and you'll probably prefer one subject to the other, but you will never regret taking his class. He connects to every student on a personal level, every lecture is fascinating and funny, and he really gets you to care about the subject matter. Without a doubt, one of the best teachers I've ever had. Go Ladd!

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Mr. Ladd began as a teacher ended as a friend and someone I look up to. I took him for AP Gov

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There is nothing to say but that Mr. Ladd is the hardest-working, most available, more helpful, and most dedicated teacher at this school. Anyone who has the pleasure to work with him will be impressed by his genuine caring nature and incredibly vast knowledge of the subject. He is clearly passionate about helping his students and the subject he teaches. Best teacher at Amador, HANDS DOWN, BY FAR.

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arguably the best teacher at amador valley. this class made me perform my very best on tests and on assignments. He expects 100% effort from you and will prepare you to perform at your highest level on the AP exam. Loved his class even though it was particularly painful and dealt a good blow to my GPA. Everything that he teaches is pretty important and it's great knowledge that you will use in the future. He prepares you for college quite well.

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Very helpful and respectful of all students. Definitely prepares you for college. Highly recommend and he knows his college stuff.

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Fantastic teacher. Very helpful in getting you to be successful.

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He's pretty awesome!!!!

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class is hard but he is a great teacher and will never fail to give you help if you seek it.

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Most you will learn in any class in high school. He is awesome! Don't get intimidated. Pretty challanging class but you don't need to take AP classes to take his class no matter what he says.

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high expectations, but if you work hard, it pays off. unlike to many other teachers, he actually TEACHES. sometimes almost abominably fair (especially in woofle ball!!!) but an honestly great guy.

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He's the best...simply the best.

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tough class but he provides u w/ all answers. all u gotta do is retain info. extremely helpful. intimidating but actually approachable. he may gossip but it's all true

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Demanding, caring, intelligent. Thanks for all the help.

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He knows what he's doing in the classroom, his lectures are EXTREMELY interesting, and has a big heart. No matter how hard he tries, he'll still be like a teddy bear. Great guy

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Taking Comp Civics was a big mistake. My other grades are ruined thanks to his unreasonable expectations.

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I graduated in o6 and Mr Ladd is still my favorite teacher of all time. I am the smartest...I mean, HE is the smartest teacher ever. This is a recording..BEEP!

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I graduated in '04 and he is still my favorite teacher of all @ AVHS. He knows so much and helps his students acquire skills for life. Highly recommended!

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Mr. Ladd is one of the best teachers at AVHS. He has interesting lectures. He might seem mean at first, but inside he's a cool guy.

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very cool, and a great teacher. He knew how to get everyone involved. Really good with all types of people, tho could be a bit gosipy =/

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Thanks for the great ap scores

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Graduated this year, and learnded more than any other class.

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I graduated in 2002 and Mr. Ladd is still my favorite teacher of all time. He is smarter than most of my professors and he always there to help you understand!

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Mr. Ladd is amazing. I graduated in 2003 and I can honestly say that he is the smartest person that I`ve ever met. He knows so much and he taught me a lot.

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best teacher i have this year

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Thanks for making history enjoyable! This is the first AP History class I have truly enjoyed!

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Awesome teacher! also intimidating! My favorite teacher! I think i've learned more in his class than any other!

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Very hard worker, sleep little. One day he only slept for 30 minutes. His words always echoe in my hear.

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tries to show off how smart he is in front of us all the time. whatever

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Cool guy. Knows his stuff. He makes me laugh sometimes...when I actually catch on to his humor

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Graduated in 2003, and he is one of my two favorite al time teachers. Beats many of my college professors

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his class rocks...espically at 7am...gets you goin for the day....funny, smart, and good to debate

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fun class,even at 7 in the morning

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I think Mr. Ladd is one of the best teachers around

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not easy, but perhaps the best teacher I have ever had

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A real teacher, nice guy, TEEENY beady little eyes though! :D Super fun and educational class.

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full of himself

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Great teacher. The best at government and econ. Definitely not as scary as he tries to be! :-D

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I'm afraid of his intelligence.

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He is my second favorite teacher. He rocks! Especially because he likes the Giants over the A's. He is also the most intelligent teacher that I know.You rock!!!

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He is the coolest teacher.

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My second most favorite teacher.

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Excellent Teacher!!

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Great Teacher! even though he tells other teachers that I am cocky! hehe!

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One of the best teachers I ever had. I graduated 10 years ago and remember him as one of the best and most intersting teachers. He rocks!!

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