Average 4.9 based on 86 teacher ratings
Dave Thomson is a Social Studies teacher at Burbank High School located in Burbank, California and part of Burbank Unified School District. Dave Thomson's 86 teacher ratings contributes to Burbank High School's ranking of 507 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Burbank High School is 4.25 stars.
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LEGEND.

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Thomson is literally what every teacher should be. He makes sure everyone understands the material and doesn't make you feel stupid if you're not understanding anything. If you do the work and study, the class will be highly entertaining and you will learn. He always keeps the class alive by making jokes and his simulations are the best. If you have thomson, be prepared to WORK sweetie. #gotthat5though

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Mr. Thomson is easily the best teacher at BHS, he always puts his students first and always makes sure everyone is on the same page. I enjoyed his class very much and any student to have him in the future is extremely lucky. #ThomsonForPrez

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davo jan, i love you. best teacher on this planet

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This is the absolute best teacher one will every have.

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I cried on the last day of his class because I knew I was going to miss APUSH. Thomson is THE best teacher alive! Not only has he made American history interesting and applicable, but he's given us so much lessons on life itself. Beyond this, he still manages to show us he's not just a teacher but a human as well because he's SO freaking funny. I'll admit, he's so intimidating because he's awesome/tall, but he's extremely helpful/hilarious/intelligent,etc. You WILL pass the AP test with him.

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An absolute beast.

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Teacher of the Century!

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This amazing man has literally changed my life over the course of the school year. He is without a doubt the best teacher Burbank High will ever offer. Mr. Thomson invokes a sense of the highest honor and respect for him. You will NEVER DARE to not study for LEs, DBQs, or Exams. If you don't like history, THOMSON WILL MAKE YOU OBSESSED WITH HISTORY AND YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF MAKING HISTORICAL JOKES. You learn so much in this class, and I am so utterly thankful for all the hard work he has put <3

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Dave Thomson is without a doubt the greatest teacher I have had in all my years of school. He has inspired me to do my best. Not one second of his class time is wasted, he is very oraganized and the amount of content we have learned throughout one short year is insane. He ensure no student is left behind and that every students opinion is valid, even if you're wrong he will help guide you to the right answer. Every teacher and every student should learn from him. #VoteThomsonPresident2020

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Mr. Thomson is the standard to which we ought to compare every other teacher in this school.
Not only is he an incredibly intelligent and lucid speaker and educator, but he has the patience and the willpower to not leave ANYBODY in his class behind.
He expects you to contribute and to take confidence in your own knowledge. Course content is difficult, I won't lie. But study, pay attention, and have grit, and you should be fine!
His apolitical, objective approach is admirable, too.

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Daveid Thompson is the best teacher for 11th Grade History, he helps you learn wonderful skills that you will need in the future. Due to the new AP guidelines, the class has gotten harder. I appreciate his effort since he actually teaches and is not careless about his students' progress.

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Hands down one of the best teachers at BHS. His class is easy if you pay attention and you put the effort. Never hesitate to ask him questions. He'll try his best to answer your questions. His class is so well structured and he's so prepared everyday. Some teachers go off topic and get behind, but Thomson never gets behind. Mr. Thomson is one of the few teachers that are highly respected at BHS. I had his class 2 years ago and I still remember what he taught me.

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Absolutely amazing teacher. You will be very knowledgable of US History after taking his class. He never failed to answer every question and clarify any misunderstandings. He used relatable topics to help you understand certain effects and situations

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Teaching Methodology - Very refined and to the point. Effort is clearly noted on the part of the teacher, lesson plans are all structured efficiently, material is absurdly stored in his deep wells of memory, questions are clarified. Teacher inspires will to learn as well an interest in the general subject. Sense of humor is quite adept, and I am one who is known for being a stoic, so that is a compliment of highest regard. Highly recommended for guaranteed knowledge. Whether you want it or not.

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Absolutely fantastic teacher! I never would have thought - entering his AP United States History Class - that I would be as pulled into the material as I am today! It seems as if Mr. Thomson makes everything in itself manifest. Mr. Thomson is very tenacious toward his students and very zealous toward history! Never thought boring old United States history could be such fun! I love Mr. Thomson, one of the best teachers I've ever had the pleasure of being taught by! ..But be prepared to work hard!

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At first I wasn't sure what to expect hearing many different things from former students, but overall this is the one class in high school I will remember the most. He is amazing and really makes lear

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I LOVE MR. THOMSON!!!!! BEST TEACHER EVER!

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Best teacher so far this year. I think he's going to be my favorite teacher in high school.

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best stories !

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Mr. Thomson is they best teacher on campus. If you dont have him in high school you are honestly missing out on one of the best high school expirences. He is so legit and he is so funny. Best class!

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So much respect for him.. Best stories ever, very clear, and contributes alot to the school. Best teacher ive had to date.

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Do all the work, listen in class, and answer questions. The same protocol in most classes. It's an Easy A. :] He's funny. Too much study guides though. (He gives a week time to do it though. :])

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really easy and fun

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brilliant man. spectacular teacher. i have nver seen another smarter teacher than him in my life. he is amazing.

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The most excellent teacher I have ever had... Cares about his students and loves what he does. He should run for PRESIDENT! He has my VOTE!

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Never had this guy but wow does he do a lot for BHS :] Key Club and the other clubs and He's a cool dude.

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i love AP US History and Mr. Thomson! he is such a great teacher! his class requires a lot of work, but it is worth it! i love that class so much!! and mr thomson is so helpful and great!

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Best AP teacher EVER!

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He has superb teaching skills, but the course is VERY demanding. Read the first few chapters but stop thereafter. He fails to publicly acknowledge hypocrisy/corruption in America and is overpatriotic.

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AWESOME TEACHER!!!

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best teacher AP or not! coolest teacher with funny anecdotes

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Easily the best teacher ever. He makes history fun to learn and study. But don't get caught soming to class without doing the reading.

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One of my all time favorite teachers

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One of the best teachers. When I became a teacher I thought about him.

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He knows what he is doing. Clearly one of the best at BHS. Take his class--you won't regret it. Extremely helpful, thorough in explanations. Not overrated, he meets up to all good things ppl say.

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His lectures and notes are very thorough and helpful. He's an entertaining speaker, so it's easy to pay attention to him. He's also very willing to help. Truly, a great teacher.

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Mr. T is a great teacher... and is a great teacher... you just have to do the work, i had him for A.P. and he was the nicest man if you ever get lost just ask him.. he will like totally help you get teh topic til you get it. Even go over your test and help you do better on your essay's you just have to take advantage of the opportunity

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Thomson is THE BEST teacher at BHS. Any person is lucky to have him as a teacher.. We love you Mr. Thomson!!

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Thomson is the best teacher at BHS and any kid trying to go through their AP History class would be extremely lucky to have him for a teacher. I came as a transfer student to BHS this year and Thomson is the best teacher I could have asked for. My memories of BHS for years to come will be echoed with Thomsons teaching, humor, and great personality. Thanks for everything Mr. Thomson! Youre the best! -Corey Huber

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The best overall teacher at BHS. You will love history when you are through with his class in which you learn A LOT of information in.

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Honestly, he isn't all he's cracked up to be, not the best teacher I have ever had, but he is still a good teacher. You will learn a lot of history though...but

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My bookmark was specific. Not overrated, really is a great teacher/advisor. He DOES separate The Way from the rest - I'm atheist, and he didn't bother me.

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Those bookmarks have the most generic messages on them, yet some people "cherish" them. I don't understand it. Extremely good teacher, though.

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religion should not be part of public school

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Funny; great stories; class goes at a manageable, brisk pace; respects and supports his students; gets results on the AP; instills respect and enthusiasm. A+!

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We love you Mr. Thomson!!! A brilliant teacher who can take anything at all and make it the most facinating thing ever!!!

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MR. THOMSON YOUR ARE AMAZING I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYONE SOO DEDICATED TO HIS WORK . GOD BLESS YOU PS DONT RETIRE

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One of the easiest Ap classes not because he's easy on the work but he explains material so well there's no need for outside studying

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Awesome teacher and the best advisor i had the chance to work with.

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I love you Mr. Thomson!!!

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best teacher..makes students do something not many teachers can do, which is making them LOVE what he teaches.

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GREAT teacher!

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very good teacher.

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really great AP class & key club, but the whole the way thing is weird. i mean THE way ? that's not the way for me...guess that's not really him though.

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I have never seen a teacher like him. He is the best teacher ever. I surely will miss his class next year.

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Thomson is the best...but dont invest in GAP or L.A. Gear

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A great man students actually learn from.Made me look forward to his class even at 7:00am.

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you are the best history teacher ever!

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This man is the best teacher on earth.His manner of teaching makes his students actually look forward to his class. You're the best, don't change!

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The best teacher, and all around an awesome guy!!!Teachers should sit through his classes and learn a thing or two about how to teach!!

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Amazing teacher, inspired me to be a historian.

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Great KC advisor!

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Words can not describe my A.P. U.S. HIstory teacher..he is so much fun and actually makes history a blast..i'll miss him next year and the FUN TIMES!!!

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Best History Teacher (& KC advisor)=)

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best teahcer and kc advisor in history....very chill~!*

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Awsome teacher. Very nice. A lot of funny jokes while he teaches.

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Your the best teacher on the face of this planet! youve made history the best subject! ^_^

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good teacher.... but too idealistic as a person. He's too one sided, and if expectations are not met u are automatically on his bad list.

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An amazing reputation. An amazing guy. An amazing teacher.

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History will never be more fun or more clear.

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Best teacher, Key Club advisor and just plain best administrator I have ever met!

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The greatest teacher on the planet!! He deserves every award he gets and history has become the funenst subject i've ever taken!

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wonderful key club advisor. i've never had him for a teacher but i wish i had. every single person that i've talked to who has had him loves him to death.

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The most wonderful teacher on earth!!!

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thomson is the best teacher i've ever had, a good mentor as well.

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Thomson is by far the best teacher.He has this unique sense of enthusiasm for teaching that influences students to want to learn and do good so as not to disappoint him.

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Your'e the best!!!

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Best teacher in the District!

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Thomson is the best!

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best teacher ever!

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