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Cruz Ordonez Edit

Based on 33 Ratings
English Teacher at Whitney High School
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Sep 23, 2014 I wish he would write more on our essays Flag Rating

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Sep 22, 2014 I really hate how he puts down Mr. Gale and the other junior honors teacher all the time. Flag Rating

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Sep 04, 2014 My last year with the hardest teacher Flag Rating

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Aug 16, 2014 I do not think he likes teaching he is always on his computer and does not do all the fun things the other teachers do Flag Rating

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Apr 03, 2014 Do not take AP. Pompous teacher who does not care for students. Flag Rating

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Mar 18, 2014 Lots of vocabulary, lots of study questions, lots of busy work. He sits on his computer and pushes papers to us daily. Flag Rating

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Mar 13, 2014 Other 9th classes get to do fun projects and we are stuck reading and answering study questions. And we are almost done with vocabulary when the other classes are only half way through. Boring class and boring teacher who does not care about students Flag Rating

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Mar 13, 2014 How it is possible to have earned As in every English class at WHS and be nearly failing in AP? He is aloof, condescending, and thrives on ruining students' chances of attending amazing colleges. Do not take AP until the teacher is replaced. Flag Rating

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Aug 26, 2013 What can I say? Well done, Ordonez, well done. Hands-down the best high school course I've ever taken. I joined the class and was initially extremely intimidated by his intellect, not even the course, just Ordonez himself. Thus, I was determined to drop the class and transfer into a mediocre English IV course where I was guaranteed an easy A. Little did I suspect that he would actually put the effort into convincing me to stay in his class. Lesson learned: he really does care. AP LIT 2013. Flag Rating

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Aug 03, 2013 AP Literature with Mr. Ordonez was an eye opening experience. This class changed my previously apathetic stance towards English into an attitude that is appreciative of the communicative arts. In previous classes, I would often acquiesce reading; but with Ordonez, he inspired me to look forward to every book we read. With Mr. Ordonez as the facilitator, he will smash open one's myopic world view and in the process, reveal new ways of processing information. Not to mention he is highly engagin Flag Rating

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Aug 03, 2013 I strongly feel that Mr.Ordonez's class was the most fulfilling class in my entire public school career. I agree with the previous comment; this man radiates intelligence. I will never forget him or his incredible teaching. He makes you THINK beyond the scope of Sparksnotes. His class is challenging, but mind broadening. My words don't even begin to do it justice. I highly, highly recommend him. (AP Literature, 2013) Flag Rating

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Apr 24, 2013 I'm in his AP Lit Class. Incredible teacher/mentor. Not going to lie, one of the hardest classes I've ever taken. But unarguably, still one of my all-time most favorite classes. Even some students that did badly have told me that it was still "worth taking". Most insightful, epiphany-inducing, intimidating class you can ever take. The man himself is very witty, sarcastic, yet still cares. He quite literally radiates intelligence, and you can't help but respect him. Recommend this class HIGHLY. Flag Rating

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Dec 07, 2011 Cruz is the greatest teacher I have ever had the opportunity to learn from. He is da cooliest. He is over 50, as he says... but he has the wisdom of someone over the age of 1000. Flag Rating

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Oct 02, 2011 This guy is a bag of wind. Remember what happened with that bag of wind on Odysseus's ship? You are off track Ordonez, and you have not clue where you will end up. Sooner or later, your ship will be s Flag Rating

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May 19, 2011 The absolute best teacher i've ever had in my academic experience Flag Rating

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May 15, 2011 Mr. Ordonez is secretly Gordon Freeman. Flag Rating

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Mar 23, 2011 He doesnt put any effort towards any of his classes that arent ap lit. He gossips about how he doesnt care about any of his classes. His class is very tough and he doesnt really try to facilitate it Flag Rating

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Mar 21, 2011 This teacher who finds himself comparable to brillant writers is always on his computer. He is a disappointing teacher who lacks effort and energy. Flag Rating

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Mar 15, 2011 He was a really good teacher. Its not an easy class but he will do his beast to make it as easy as possibly. he tries to make everything fun. he has really funny style on all his vocab quizzes too. i Flag Rating

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Nov 01, 2010 love the way he insults people who canty understand the words he uses. great teacher. knows what he is doing. great analyzer. very helpful. funny vocab quizes. makes AP lit awesome Flag Rating

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Oct 28, 2010 I had Mr. Ordonez about 9 years ago, and if I had payed attention more in his class I would be better prepared for college. He is very smart and has a great sense of humor, and funny storys. Flag Rating

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Sep 08, 2010 he's pretty awesome and has a different subtle humor to him makes his class not bland like AP LIT sounds Flag Rating

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Jun 29, 2010 great teacher when he tought at rio vista! learned a lot and even though it was a tough class those who paid attention earned good or decent grade. will definitely get you ready for college level engl Flag Rating

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Apr 09, 2010 favorite english teacher ever!!! Flag Rating

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Apr 08, 2010 enjoyed reading a lot of books Flag Rating