Average 4.67 based on 42 teacher ratings
Derek Roche is an English teacher at Northwood High School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District. Derek Roche's 42 teacher ratings contributes to Northwood High School's ranking of 1,120 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Northwood High School is 3.96 stars.
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H-10 English, super insightful class, you will discover profound meaning to your life. and B/c Classroom setting is important to me, I must point out that this one is a bit distasteful, like most Northwood classrooms, bare, stale blue walls, stale like bread. A few random paintings here and there, but overall, stale bread. But wonderful class and is a great teacher.

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I really liked him as a calm guy, no discrimination. But I didn't like the way he gave tests. His hard sense of evaluation.

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i had him for two years and he was the best teacher i ever had

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Definitely one of my favorite teachers. I enjoyed being in his class, and the discussions were always interesting because of his input and humor. Study a little for tests and put forth effort on essays and this class shouldn't be hard. He's also nice and humourous outside of teaching and has a great personality even if he may seem intimidating at first for some people.

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I really learned a great deal about writing from his summer creative writing class, and know I will use what he taught me for a long time to come.

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My favorite and best class I had in my four years of Northwood High has to be Euro lit with Mr. Roche. The teacher combined with my silly class made it a hilarious period and I enjoyed every minute of it. He's really funny and although the class is a little hard, he will help you if you ask. Just pay attention, read, and respect him!

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Awesome teacher, love his sarcasm. The writing portion in the class is hard though but the tests are super easy

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Not one of the best teachers personally for me, but he is a great at teaching and I enjoy being in his class. (Sometimes) But the tests though...

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Mr. Roche is a smart and very kind person and a superb teacher

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Mr. Roche is a very good teacher, he really has a lot to say about everything he teaches. I'm never bored in his class, and I really enjoy his sarcastic personality. I never try to take anything personally from him because he's always joking. His class is pretty easy, and you barely get any hw. Just beware though, the tests are weirdly formatted and a little difficult so STUDY QUOTES!

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He's extremely smart and intimidating. A really good teacher, knows his stuff. He sees right through you. He's pretty sarcastic, get to know him.

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He is probably one of the best teachers you will ever have. Yes, he is sarcastic which I found humorous, but its not for everyone. He is one of those teachers you want over and over again. I still go

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I had him junior year, and just to put it nicely, I didn't like him much. Not that he was a bad teacher, I just didn't like his personality or his teaching style. Clashed with the way I learned things

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i just hate this teacher. Test is so wierd, hard. barely gives homework.

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He's my favorite teacher that I've ever had. It was an easy class, and he's a great guy; he's really laidback and funny, but can also be helpful. I wish I could have him again!

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best teacher. he's good at explaining stuff like quotes, and literary devices

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Mr. Roche is probably the best english teacher. He's super sarcastic and funny plus i learned a lot from him. I would love to be in English class again!

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Very dull in teaching method. Although a decent teacher, he fails to motivate students into actually staying awake. It is impossible to stay awake while he is teaching. Very boring.

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Coolest T.A. ever. Very inspirational man.

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Mr. Roche was a great teacher; I left Honors H9 with a near perfect grade. He really cared about me, but the class was nowhere near challenging, and it hasn't helped much as H10 is much, much harder.

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best teacher ever! i still go to him for advice and help and just to talk to!

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Roche is so cool. Real laid back. Do the homework and it's an easy A. Awesome guy to talk to as well, so long as he doesn't find you annoying. :P

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mr roche is an awesome teacher. he's really funny and laid back. and hes a good teacher too. i wish i could be in his class again, it was SOO fun! he's probably one of my favorite teachers of all time

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He was the best teacher ever! That class was so fun just because he was teaching it. He's super easy, laid back, and funny.

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Funnest class I've ever taken. He is incredibly sarcastic and hilarious. I would pay a million bucks to be in his class again. Cool person and very good, clear, fair teacher. I miss him and his class!

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Coolest teacher at northwood! Hes pretty easy, laid back, and is pretty funny but at the same time you still learn stuff.

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very easy class. didn't feel very challenged or stretched. a bit boring. has a dry, laidback, fun sense of humor.

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very cool. good at teaching

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roche rocks!!! i totally look forward to english now its soo fun!

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hes the man! doesnt care if you're late or not. just plain cool

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Awesome teacher

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I LOVE Mr. Roche! Today we had story time and got to sit on the ground and he read us a book. He never gives us homework.

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Coolest teacher!!! Next to Mr. Banks. =P

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Mr. Roche is a great teacher. English is one of my favorite classes now. =D

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Mr Roache is a god

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my favorite teacher! i love that class!

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