Average 2.21 based on 49 teacher ratings
Chris Dolan is a Math teacher at Livermore High School located in Livermore, California and part of Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. Chris Dolan's 49 teacher ratings contributes to Livermore High School's ranking of 840 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Livermore High School is 4.06 stars.
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I didn't even have him and I know he's a terrible teacher. He WANTS you to fail his class; he gets pleasure out of it.

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I had Mr.Dolan for Honors Alg. 2 and honestly he wasn't that bad. He doesn't explain topics very clearly and I self-taugt myself a lot, but if you want to get help, he will explain things to you (one on one). His door is almost always open during lunch and after school. His test reviews were exactly like his tests, so they were pretty easy. Too many of these reviews are made by people who expect every teacher to make their class the most fun class ever. It's math. It's not going to be fun.

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I honestly think Mr. Dolan should not be a teacher. He is very rude towards his students and whenever we ask questions, he makes us feel stupid, like we should automatically know the material. All the tests and outlines are from online so that shows how lazy of a teacher he is. Mr. Dolan does not care for his students' success in his class. He does not care about truly helping his students learn the material at all. I definitely regret taking statistics and recommend no one take his class!

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Never teaches and gives us tests on stuff we never worked on. I take all Honors and ap courses and have a 4.2 if u don't count his class.

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All honors classes I have ever taken before I got an A in.Within the second week of Mr. Dolan's class I had an F and so did half the class.Everyone dreaded his lectures and crude voices.He can't teach and really isn't helpful.He tries to be funny but it just annoying.He will ruin your dreams for getting into a good college.Switch to a different honors teacher asap.

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Awesome person. His Algebra 2 class is definitely hard if you sit there expecting the knowledge to come to you. You have to make an effort and actually read the textbook and pay attention. I like his class. He also does Elmo voices.

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Had him for Statistics but he decided to change it to an AP Stats class after we enrolled. Doesn't have a clue how to teach this material and took pride in the fact that majority of his class was failing. Pop quizzes were the norm with no info on how to prepare for them. Over half of my class dropped it after first trimester and he could have cared less. Took this same AP/Honors Stats class in college and aced it, shows the difference a knowledgable caring math teacher can make. Avoid Dolan!

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Mr. Dolan is a laid back crazy fun teacher who totally understands students completely. If i ever need help on anything, whether in life or math he had the best advice. HE IS AWESOME!!!

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He's a pretty good teacher and his class is easy, but in the beginning we had to take notes and turn them in for credit. I don't like taking notes.

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I've always gotten decent grades in my classes until I had Dolan -- his class was boring, his explanations were brief and unhelpful, he was unkind and demeaning to many of the students and the class.

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Dolan humiliate kids in class daily, totally inappropriate.. After 3 statistics tests the class avg is a D or lower but its our fault? Using an AP book in nonAP class, no teaching real problem.

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he is a really good.. person but a sucky teacher

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Had him for Stats. I like him as a person but he is just a bad teacher. Basically gave up the last quarter so we watched movies and ordered pizza.

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Mr. Dolan is by far the worst math teacher I've ever had. He also needs to stop pushing his religious and political views on all of his students.

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I found his lessons very dull, and I didn't feel that I learned as much as I could have about geometry while in his class. He didn't even come to back to school night last year!

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he's not that bad. he's not perfect, but no one is. his class is pretty easy, but sometimes the endless amount of notes we do can get boring.

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he lacks the maturity to be a teacher. i highly suggest changing classes. he loves to single kids out for the sake of humiliation. he thinks hes so smart, yet hes really not....

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his MLC classes were a breez.

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He is not a good teacher overall. I did well in his class because I didn't rely on him to learn the information. Anyone that did was in trouble.

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Omg! can he please explain something please? he makes no sense, and what with the 3 hour long homework?

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Dolan doesnt know what hes talking about. While going over tests he would ask me how to do them. I didnt do any homework and still got +100% in his stupid class

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I can't stand the guy! He was very unclear and rude. AND when I went in for help he made me feel stupid and still didn't help me.

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i didnt learn anything in dolans class. when hed put us in the groups, everyone would talk, and he expected us to teach each other. the teacher needs to teach.

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he doesnt teach he just stands there and tells u to do problems and then thinks hes funny and made us take a test when no1 had a calculator so every1 failed

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nice, great teacher,just gets frustrated because some of us are still immature in HS, but dont like his grading method. WAY better then someone we know..OEI!!!

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dolan may be nice, but while i was in his class, i didnt learn. how does he expect us to learn if he has our classmates teach us instead?

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ok, i dont see what u all r talking about. dol-bird is a good teacher and had NEVER been rude to me. just be nice to him and he'll be nice to you

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goes to fast. can't teach the material. when you the hw in he just looks to see if yo did it so you never know if you did it right.

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Great Teacher! Nice guy who cares about your grade!

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nice, good teacher. Just don't make him mad

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people give him a way to hard time. Yes he's a dork, and kinda freaky sometimes, but he's nice and he's a good geometry teach.

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No problems with him, but sometimes he got really focused on his own personal problems and forgot he was still a teacher. He really likes silence- eerie stuff.

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I didn't pay attention in his class, didn't do homework, but still had over 100% in the class and he asked me if I thought trig was hard....

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um...there could DEFINATELY be better math teachers. Good luck with all you ppl who have him.

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he taught me math, i learned a lot

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he never really seeems to help you unless you ask a ques. that will take him 2 seconds to answer.

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Mr. Dolan teaches! I try! I work hard! I earn a good grade. If I want help, he is there for me! If you don't want to learn and work for a grade -sorry for you

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Mr. Dolan teaches in a way that I can understand. His tests r challenging, but he pushes u 2 accomplish ur best.

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GO GO, MR DOLAN!!

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5 words: get out 'cha tools fools! Thats all that needs to be said.

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I had him in the MLC last year. He told me random stories, like how his daughter barfed on his hands that morning. It was really scary.

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God only knows how he teaches now that Mr. Thayer is gone. No notes to copy and nobody to go crying to when he realizes he can't even add.

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Mr. Dolan is a horrible teacher. He often goes on for half an hour to solve some complex problem, only to find at the very end he is wrong.

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When we confronted him about giving us Ch 6 material on the Ch 5 test, he appologized and then passed it off as no big deal without remedying our grades.

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I think the popularity rating speaks for itself here...

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so many bad things i dont know where to begin...ya know how some people are just perfect for a job...well Dolan should NOT be a teacher

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Worst teacher ive had at lhs. He often messes up example probs. Has a bad attiutde, has often gave up teaching for the day and just sat down.

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so many bad things to say, not enough space to write them all

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probably worst teacher ever....went through an enitre class explaining a math problem, then he relized he messed up, so he said oops, and told us to figure out

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