Average 3.41 based on 66 teacher ratings
Dexter Harvey is a Social Studies teacher at Torrey Pines High School located in San Diego, California and part of San Dieguito Union High. Dexter Harvey's 66 teacher ratings contributes to Torrey Pines High School's ranking of 1,278 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Torrey Pines High School is 3.9 stars.
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DEXTER!!!! If this is the Dexter that I remember (he didn't go by his last name), he had his door welded shut 6 times by students, someone once kidnapped his Wheaties box for an A, no hoods in class, dont make eye contact, just respect him, Tiger Woods' legacy, and do the reading. Dont speak, but if you have to, dont say "sorry." He was the most memorable teacher I have had.

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RIP harvey so sad he retired. Best teacher I ever had and definately the most fun I have ever had in a class. There is no other teacher or class like his and it is shame people can't take jokes and hate on him.

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Easy class but ridiculous how he treats 16 year olds like little kids

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He has rules that make no sense. He calls out any one that isn't doing exactly what he likes. Being strict isn't a problem, the problem is that his rules only make sense to him. He favors minorities. Defiantly do not recommend.

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5 to 7 sentences people

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His class is extremely easy and it is impossible not to get an A as long as you do all of the study guides. If you kiss his ass and follow all of his dumb rules then he will like you and grade your oral reports very nicely. He can be really obnoxious but as long as you listen and follow directions you can get through it without being harassed too much.

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Is never willing to help students. Had a difficult time in this class. Makes students feel dumb when they ask questions. Don't recommend taking his class. Avoid if possible.

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As long as you follow his rules Harvey is a great teacher. For the most part he annoys me a little. But really all you have to do is follow his rules and he likes you. Do your study guides and you'll get an A. Pay attention. And "Oh nevermind..."

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My all time favorite teacher and most helpful teacher ever. He is very fair with grades but I recommend that you don't get him for ap because he doesn't like teaching ap.

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HARVEY IS A BAWSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! one of the best teachers at tp....sometimes doesnt understand what to do but do u want professer einstien or the guy who lets u do whatever u want

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DEXTER YOU SO CHILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well he teaches well, and tells funny jokes. Not too much homework, but his tests were a little hard. If your brain is functional then you should do fine.

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is very biased. class can be fun if he likes u. wud make us sit

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"that would be unauthorized collaboration in violation of the sduhsd academic honesty policy who's consequences could result in a ZERO" (one of many dexterisms)

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he's so arrogant and will hardly ever think he's wrong. it takes 20 of the class for him to even consider the possibility. he has no idea how to teach and just reads off of his notes, which i don't find helpful. also, he's using our APUSH class as guinea pigs and says that if we get screwed, at least future years will do better -_-

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Pretty dough for a regular class. Hilarious teacher though. Picks favorites and has such strong political opinions.

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hate his class. but love him. he's a cool guy. especially if your on his good side (: unlike most people i think he's funny. and if you think he grades you on how much he likes you... not so true.

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gets better second semester but i definitely should of stayed in AP. probably would have gotten a higehr grade too. I personally dont like him

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his work is okay, kinda takes awhile. But he gives

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dexter is a pretty good teacher. all you have to do is follow his rules and do your work. although his study guides can be a pain but just get it done! if you are mature, can follow simple directions, do your work, you will get a good grade and he WILL be nice to you! i can understand why he picks on some students because they just do not get a simple task done!

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he only picks on you because he wants you to do well... you just need to follow the rules and do what you're assigned to do and you should do well. I like how he teaches the class and I must say..It was my most entertaining class...ever.

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dexter is a cool teacher u just have to put in ur own work and he respects that, he acts to u how u act to him. i agree with the persin below. chargers!!! make fun of his raiders and ull do great.

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Dexter RULEZZZZ He is one of the coolest teachers of all time. Smart and well educated. A little harsh, but he's only realistic.

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one of his best things was his black makarena dance, and now...he tries to stop his "nevermind" thing but we still get it in class, and we get some good laughs

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If you in Dexter's class get ready to be taught all the reasons why the U.S. susks and hear the same jokes at least four times a week. What everone else said about him saying "Nevermind" all the time is true.

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quite an interesting teacher

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dexter is one of my favorite teachers. i had him last year and i really enjoyed going to history class everyday. even though he assigned a lot of homework (study guides) he made history more interesting.. maybe just a little bit! hes also really funny but you kind of have to be into the things he's into to get the jokes. overall dexter is awesome!

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if you do the assigments, pay attention in class and DONT talk youll be fine.

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got his windows broken,not surprised. said he didnt care a million times but we all know he does. hes funny but gets annoying. he hugged someone today. didnt think it was possible.

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thanks for the cake dexter

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can some one turn this mic on??? it dosent seem to be working... be ready for an intresting year.

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i believe dexter is the coolest most helpful teacher i have ever had. he may be hard but hes just preparing us for the harder obsticals we wll soon face.

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dexter can be hard at times, but he makes class really fun and exciting to learn. His class is pretty easy eccept for his tests, those r pretty tough. Dexter is a great teacher!!!

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hes one of the best teachers out there....hese very funny too.

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"wait in your seat until the bell rings and have a very lovely lovely day" no matter how many times he says that I wonder in his 24 years of teaching if he ever meant it

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Well, Dexter is a great teacher. He's hard, but this is because he must be in order to prepare us. For this, he has my thanks. Bravo.

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i love dexter! :)

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he is ok, jokes are pretty funny..also make sure you dont get made fun of. he will consistantly do so.

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After graduating from TP, i have realized the best teacher i ever had was DEXTER! I have learned so much from that man, get over ur HS drama and learn from dex!

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stop talking so fast when lecture and give notes because we miss half of what your talking about but your one of the most funniest and kool teachers at tphs

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Dude, we barely get any homework how can his class be anything else but easy. We even do the engineering labs together. Just listen closely and you'll do fine

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You're a horrible teacher. This isnt college. Stop lecturing so fast you spaz. If you get on his good side your fine, most of the time. Otherwise you should dro

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His class is hard, but he's very helpful

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Hey just keep your mouth shut in his class and it becomes fun to watch the less wise suffer! I like that class because no one gets away with anything!

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Dexter. he knows what hes talking about. And who cares if he makes it apparent that your stupid. get over it. read a book. i wish i went to school with him.

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okay Dexter I thought you were a cool guy but I was quite wrong. You stereotype students and choose favorites(can u say CHEERLEADERS), not cool Dexter...

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He is a good teacher u may not know it while u have him. I had him i know what u r through but by the end of the year u will love him. He teachs u more than his

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His teaching is ok but some times i just dont understand his jokes cuz he DOESN'T finish them. he always says...."Neva mine"...or "you'll learn it in college"..

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hes a great teacher hes never gives his opinion and all he dose is sit in class joking around with the kids especially the cheerleaders and football players

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Dexter is an insensitive teacher;his stereotypical opinions only classify him as ignorant. His rude behavior reflects his own insecurity &wanting of acceptance

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Dexter is a cool teacher the only thing is that he treats us like little 3rd graders with his classroom rules

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he makes fun of us in fron of the class. he needs to chill out and stop with his stupid rules like we cant get up.

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Dexter is so cool!!!!!!!! He is the bomb! WE LOVE YOU DEXTER! YOU ARE HILARIOUS!!!!!!!

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He is cruel and demeans students in front of the class. He should retire.

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Dexter blames me for squinty eyes..

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If you want to be tortured this is the class for you

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He is the ultimate child care provider who is sensitive to our needs.

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dexter is AWESOME. even though he made fun of me for bein a SWIMMER! i can forgive him. he is hilarious. and who can forget that laugh?

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likes the color black. doesn't mind the color white. hates the color yellow.

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dexter keeps it real, very cool teacher microphone

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Dexter keepin it real with Pac

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