Average 3.1 based on 51 teacher ratings
Chris Doherty is a History teacher at California High School located in San Ramon, California and part of San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Chris Doherty's 51 teacher ratings contributes to California High School's ranking of 1,399 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at California High School is 4.0 stars.
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While sometimes slightly hard to understand, Mr. Doherty is one of the most genuine, passionate teachers I've come across. Daily quizzes are designed to familiarize you with the topic, and if you don't do the readings, Mr. Doherty isn't the guy to blame. He may not have taught that much in the past, but he's clearly making an effort towards his students to help them on the AP test. Definitely would recommend, just an all-around great guy and teacher.

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READ THIS TO SURVIVE THE CLASS. Mr.Doherty is very chill, and easy-going. But, I have not learned one thing from him all year. He assigns notes every night and then a quiz on that section every class. If you are not good at note taking, you better get good. He never ever goes over what we read in the textbook, so when it comes to tests you are on your own. He lectures about random topics, that never make sense, so they don't teach you anything you need to know for the tests. Nice guy,bad teacher

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I absolutely love Mr. Doherty!He is super nice and he tries to find ways to give you points to boost up your grade as much as possible because he knows that this class is hard for sophomores who take it as their first AP class. He is reasonable but sometimes he can be a bit slow on things and forgetful on grades(still love him though)but just keep nag him about it,and he will do it. He likes to keep everything fair. Lol, doesn't prep u a lot on the ap test. Ya got to self study. Great person

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He is the worst teacher I have ever had. For homework you take tons of notes on lessons from the textbook. Then the next class you are quizzed on the reading. This would be fine except he doesn't teach you anything! He never goes over what we read and his lectures have nothing to do with what is on the quizzes and tests. I am terrible at history and have had to teach myself everything. He has not taught me one thing this year. I have only read and read and taken notes and more notes.

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I like Mr. Doherty as a person. He's funny, friendly, and understanding. However, his AP Euro class is a joke. He gives you at least 30 min every day to do whatever (e.g. socialize) and then quizzes you on the extremely lengthy reading assignment. He continues to lecture for maybe 10 minutes on a PPT that he knows very little about. Overall, hard tests, lots of notes, but super easy class period. You will have to teach yourself how to write DBQ's and FRQ's though. Don't expect to get much help.

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is good teach. much learn. wow

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Mr. Doherty is love. Mr Doherty is life. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of America, and to the republic, for which it stands. One nation, under Euro, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

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cash money doherty is great quizes easy open notes 8/8 would r8 gr8 m8

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He's a real cool dude but he can't teach. a lot of the stuff I learn I have to learn by myself I don't hate the guy at all he's just so hard to understand he talks really slow he reminds me of a sloth .

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kind of a weird voice. call him cash money

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He's obviously a nice guy. That's about it. Where is the teaching part? IDK his voice sounds like he's recovering from a hangover or he's trying to become a robot. Besides the mumbles and pirate look that class is literally homeschool AP EURO but with other people in the class. Everything is self-study.

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Cash Money...no. He sounds like Homer Simpson and while he is nice, he doesn't really teach. Just do the notes and reading and you'll be fine

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Mr. Doherty is one of the kindest teachers I've had! His tests are difficult but it IS an AP class. He's always offers extra help and his class is definitely passable.

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Doherts is the man. He's a great guy and he's funny but he's not the best of teachers. Lectures are boring and tests are hard, but as long as you take notes and do well on his open note quizzes, you'll be somewhat okay. He's monotone and doesn't speak loudly enough but he's helpful when you need it like on DBQ re-dos and such.

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Chill class, but not even worth it since he doesn't know how to teach and his tests are EXTREMELY difficult.

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can't understand his voice, no help whatsoever

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Doesnt teach anything, Doesnt help with anything, Monotone, but fun to joke around and make fun of. He sometimes jokes back. You can goof off in his class.

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He's one of the sweetest teachers I've ever had, but the class is extremely difficult and I don't feel prepared for tests, ever. You'll have to teach yourself, but it's worth it to have him.

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not a great teacher, but he's still awesome, and so was the class. Props to him

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not the best teacher in the world, which only makes APEURO harder. He is really nice though and extremely laid back. TAKE NOTES.

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He hardly ever teaches you and when he does you can't understand him or you have already had a test on the material. If you have him prepare to teach yourself.

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He is the coolest, most chill teacher ever. Being in his class is so much fun! Definitely not the easiest class though unless you're smart.

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Nice person, but doesn't teach the material well. So when everyone fails the tests, he has to give massive 30% curves. As long as you're one of the smartest people in your class, you'll do fine.

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Really good teacher, but sometimes a little too laid back but generally makes the class interesting plus he's serious about ap test prep

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Amazing teacher, cool and chill, really hard tests, lots of reading and notes, but he prepares you for the AP test well.

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He's a cool teacher who let us do whatever we want but he doesn't teach.

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a good person, but not organized and the class is boring

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Mr.Doherty is a very nice guy but his test are a pain to take. But his class is very straight-firward and can talk all the time.

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His class is really straight-forward. Just read and take notes for homework. Do that and your set.

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I loved his class. Worth taking AP euro just to have him. All you need to do is your homework, and you'll be fine.

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He was a pretty cool guy, but not that effective a teacher. Unorganized and hard to hear in class, even when classmates are silent. If you have him, good luck.

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Mr. D is the best teacher I've had. You hane to apply yourself but it's worth it!

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Mr.D. is my favorite teacher at Cal. I hope I get him next year.

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he's a good person but needs to work on getting the class interested in his "lectures"

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Mr. D does not know how to teach anything and is the laziest teacher I've ever met in my life!

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Hes all right. He is smart, but also kinda lazy. Most of the knowledge comes from reading the book rather than from him, but it is a really easy class.

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He's an awesommmme guy and very easy!! But you really don't retain much in the class.

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Great teacher!!!

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Doherty is a cool guy, and a cool teacher. If you try in his class you will learn. If you dont you wont.

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I think he's an easy teacher, but I couldn't stand the rampant cheating in his class. He's completely oblivious.

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had him freshman year. amazing teacher, hes an amazing guy with a big heart.

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Eh - he lets you do anything so I won't complain about the reading.

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eh you don't really learn too much from him, but he's a pretty nice dude... and his class is easy, so who's complainin'?

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we get to eat food in his class woohoo

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All power point or worksheets, no fun, entusiasm or excitment!

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Mr doherty is all letcures and worksheets. However, if you pay attention then you will learn. It is quite boring though.

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Not too bad...nice, but kind of boring

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really nice guy but his lectures make it a little hard to stay awake. Will go out of his way to help you out if you talk to him.

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he sounds like kermit, and has to be one of the worst teachers i've ever had.

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