Average 3.65 based on 23 teacher ratings
Clay Collins is an English teacher at Miramonte High School located in Orinda, California and part of Acalanes Union High. Clay Collins' 23 teacher ratings contributes to Miramonte High School's ranking of 1,387 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Miramonte High School is 3.79 stars.
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Very opinionated. Cannot keep objective view with students. Told a classmate of mine she was childish in being a vegetarian and pinned her views on the invention of talking animals in Sidney's films. I would avoid this teacher for my kids for many reasons. One should not use his/her credential as a ego building soap box...very disappointing for auhsd in general.

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Very funny and it's awesome to be in his class most of the time. He has a no-homework policy and offers at least 2 rewrites per essay he assigns, so most people can get at least a B. He will occasionally get SUPER angry and frightening sometimes though if the class starts to annoy him. Apart from that his class was really good

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hes my english teacher! hes SO HILARIOUS and his lectures are super entertaining. however he is a VERY hard grader on essays and i don't like his writing style. he likes students to write simple and n

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The best of the Miramonte english faculty. You will learn alot and gain some new perspectives on different issues. He has strong opinions, but they are great to facilitate discussion and thinking.

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What a great teacher! He teachers us how to really understand literature and has fascinating philosophy discussions. He is also will not ruin your grade. AP English is a very college-like experience.

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Mr. Collins is a good teacher. His class is a perfect balance of work and lectures, no time is wasted. His lectures a great. Eng. II is a good class.

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Be wary of these ratings. Sophomores are much more impressionable than seniors. He has yet to teach, he only spews out his own ideas every Monday in what should be called "Why I Am Better Than All Of

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to ez no challenge

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I enjoyed his class a lot, but his teaching is more his opinions than anything else. I learned a lot about various things, but my actual english skills didn't improve too much.

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Mr. Collins was one of the best teachers I've had, including college professors. He provokes his students to question and examine the conventional world around them. You're lucky to have him!

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Collins has his own opinion on things, and he's not afraid to express it. I find his discussions and assignments extremely interesting, and I'm gaining respect for books I know I would otherwise hate.

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Mr. Collins will not like you if you are ignorant and proud of it. Respect for that. But he is the best teacher I have ever had, and I wouldnt be able to come to school without it first period.

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Mr. Collins is one of those teachers who truly changes the way you see things. His ways are suspect at time, but overall a great teacher.

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I love Mr. Collins. Yes, he had his authority problems at times, but now I reallllly know how to write essays.

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IF HE HATES ORINDA SO MUCH, THEN WHY DOES HE TEACH HERE??????? i used to love english, but thanks mr. collins, i hate it! his was the worst class of my entire day.

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I think he is really an abuse of authority. There is a difference between teaching and dispensing biased preconceived notions. The best days in his class, he's been absent.

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BEST English teacher ever! I felt challenged and pushed to look at life differently b/c of him. He is a tough grader, but fair, and his classes are worth the effort.

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Best philosophy teacher I have ever had. Made me think about the material, not just memorize and regurgitate.

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He makes you EARN any grade you get. No coasting.

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AP kids hate mr collins because their lives are worthless. He taught me more in one year then i learned in 4 years of MHS.

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Not many of his A.P. students pass the exam- a reflection of his teaching? Definitely.

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Yes, the thing that all students dread, actual thought!! His assignments may seem like write-offs, but he WILL make you think, and that's a good tihing!

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