Average 4.69 based on 25 teacher ratings
Doc Curtis is an English teacher at Independence High School located in San Jose, California and part of East Side Union High. Doc Curtis' 25 teacher ratings contributes to Independence High School's ranking of 1,112 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Independence High School is 4.09 stars.
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Had him for 2 years (English 2 & 4/ERWC). He is my favorite teacher of all time! He is very funny, smart, respectful, relaxing, curious and fun! His class was the easiest of all. For E2, vocab words and monthly poems and for ERWC, extra credit word search and movies! I was one of his favorite students and I can tell he really loves teaching students and getting to know them! He can be your friend and he is always curious! I will never forget his silliness! Passed both classes with an A+!

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He gives puzzles that are worth extra credits. I was given one poem to memorize this year. On Mondays or the beginning of a week, I receive 15 words and copy the definitions from the textbooks. There is a vocabulary quiz every Friday. I am quizzed only ten words.

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Mr. Curtis is one of the best teachers I ever had. His class is very easy if you devote time to study for his easy vocab tests and monthly poems. He jokes around a lot and is very nice and funny.

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Best English Teacher Ever! His routine is flexible and the Weekly Vocab Tests and Monthly Poems were super easy if you study a lot. Easy A

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He's a cool teacher. He gives a lot of work so do not slack off because missing a few assignments(say 5) is a difference between an A- and a B+. He offers a lot of extra credit if you are not lazy to do them. Overall, I had fun in his class.

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English 4 student: He's cool,chill and sometimes funny. He's strict the first week to show that you should respect him and he will respect you back. His class is easy but A LOT of work. Vocab every Friday. Poem every month. There's always constant work. There is zero free time in this class. Overall, it is easy but it's work work work.

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The class is easy and the work is easy, but the work load is a bit much. Vocabulary every week, a poem every month. It is very repetitive. A lot of E.C. opportunities. "Easy A" as everyone else says

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Good thing he is an easy-A teacher....

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ok class. I didnt understand the point of memorizing poems; everyone forgets them a month later anyways. his final was ridiculous. I put time

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he was so easy that a caveman can do it! (thats what she said)

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Just do the work on time and turn it in. EASY "A" Memorizing was easy too. His class was lots of fun for me. I hope the same for all of you. I actually learned in his class how to memorize better. DS

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Best english teacher I've ever had! Put your effort into doing your work. Vocab every week and you have to memorize about 10 poems the whole year. Great personality.

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He gives you lots of in-class essays and makes you memorize A LOT of poetry to recite in front of the class. He'll give you a good amount of work too. Protocol was annoying too . . .

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Great AP Teacher :D... Lots of homework though :o Please lighten the load! :P

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You rock Mr. Curtis. You and that weird portable protocal lol Took me 3/4 of the year to find out my classmates first names.

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cool teacher... very easy teacher, though he picks on people a lot and personally wakes u up when u sleep during his class

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Need to toughen up Mr.Curtis! 2 years ago I had your class, and I hope you don't slack off as much as the students as you did a certain honors class!

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i used to think you were mean but you actually arent so bad.youre easy to talk to and im learning a lot.class discussion is the best! bye mr curtis!

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so easy that i got bored.

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GREAT TEACHER! Curtis you are my favorite teacher! very easy to talk to and relate to. you have made my life better. thanks a million

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nice teacher...didn't like his teaching methods but i learned some stuff...need to learn to communicate better with students

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hey ive only had a week of your class but i really like it already. i love the way you teach and i walk outta class just talking and talking about it.

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pretty cool teacher. he likes to clown on the students so watch out. hes easy to talk to unlike most teachers

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You were an awesome teacher, that related to each and every one of your students. You made us laugh and you were cool to work with. -Brittney(class o'03)

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Mr. Curtis you were an easy teacher with very simple work that any one can do. your a good teacher and you taught me a lot V.m

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