Average 4.64 based on 52 teacher ratings
Jim D'Anza is a Science teacher at Neuqua Valley High School located in Naperville, Illinois and part of 204. Jim D'Anza's 52 teacher ratings contributes to Neuqua Valley High School's ranking of 423 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Neuqua Valley High School is 4.18 stars.
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FANTASTIC TEACHER learning is made so fun and simple with him. Every class is new and exciting. He tells the best stories in order to make things clear and he cares so much for his students I wish there were more teachers like him

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Oh my gosh. I love Mr. D so much. He is the most clear teacher I have ever had. He does the best job making sure all of his students actually understand what he's teaching, and his notes are sooo clear. I've loved Genetics with him so far. He's so so so funny and his lectures always have some humor. He's so engaging and an extremely caring and compassionate person. I hope so bad that I get him for Anatomy next year!!!

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Mr. D'anza is a fantastic teacher. I liked him so much that after I took anatomy with him, I signed up for his genetics class. He is very clear with his lectures and is extremely charismatic. 100% recommend.

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Mr. D'Anza was one of the most knowledgeable teachers that I have had. He knows his stuff, and is able to articulate it really well during lessons. The exams are definitely not easy since Genetics is dual credit, but Mr. D'Anza is always willing to help.

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Mr. D'Anza is by far the most knowledgeable and hilarious teacher I have had during my high school career. He taught well soI didn't have to cram so much on test day. Of course, the tests aren't easy-peasy, but his teaching methods (and studying, of course) didn't make it seem so bad.

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I dont think D'Anza realizes what a great teacher he is; he is so relatable and relaxed, but also really good at teaching and explaining confusing concepts. Such a cool teacher and human being.

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Mr. D'Anza is a great teacher. I had him for Genetics and his knowledge about the subject is unbelievable. His tests are quite difficult (all free-response), but if you study, you will do well. He is great with explaining concepts. Had fun with him!

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Best teacher ever! He knows what he is talking about and uses examples that you can relate to! You can go up to him anytime for any sort of advice! He has helped me decide what I want to do in life whether he knows it or not! He is really nice!

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How is possible that 11students dropped the class.Maybe his method of teaching is not in high standards. Yes he is very funny.But keep in mind HE IS VERY HARD GRADER!!!!

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Mr. D is hands down the best teacher I will EVER have. I've had 2 classes w/him. He has field experience (HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT!!!), SUPER funny, and expects alot out of his students ^_^

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I'm taking cadaver lab this summer at COD and the only thing I'm not looking forward to about it is that D'Anza won't be teaching it.

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Mr. D is amazing! He is hilarious and keeps you entertained in his class. You don't experience high school unless you have Mr. D as your teacher.

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Mr. D is by far no contest the best teacher ever! I loved gentetics and cant wait for Anatomy next year.

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hands down the best teacher at neuqua... when he whipped the marker at the board, i just want him to know that was the highlight of my highschool career

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by far the best teacher at neuqua

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Helarious he rips on the bookworm kids bc they ask too many questions, whips markers for no reason, and good stories. Best Experience I WILL Ever have in school.

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Mr. D is bleeping awesome! I would totally recommend him to anyone taking anatomy. Rock on!

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Keeps class interesting with funny stories and a good sense of humor. Great as a teacher even better as a person

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I would not be surviving college without what this man tought me! Thanks Mr. D!!

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Very cool, but needs to control the class better... I could barely hear him over the students behind me talking about AP English homework.

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Mr. D's awesome.What he taught in A&P is still applicable now.My roomate is premed and an EMT,and he thought that blood was blue. Thanks for helping me win $5.

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I graduated in 02 thinknig Mr. D was the best teacher I've ever had and so far he still is. He's the only teacher in NV to prepare you for college.

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We are talking greatest science teacher Ive had! Talk about funny man! Anatomy rocks my socks off! I cant wait for Genetics next year!

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Very good teacher but I learn from hands on stuff and not from notes everyday. Even tho I havn;t had the best grade i still enjoy your classes.

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Aswome teacher, keeps class interesting!!!

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Very funny, teaches the material well. Can actually relate the material to real life.

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mr. d is awesome. he always wants to make sure u understand everything and has the best stories. he is an all around great guy.

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Man, genetics was one of the best classes i've ever taken, he is a great teacher who knows a TON about the subject.

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Awesome, awesome guy and teacher. One of my favorite people.

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Mr. D is an awsome man and a great teacher, but i fear coming to class.

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Awesome teacher, definatley my favorite, but who let his shave? Grow the goatee back man! Please!

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Dr. D is the coolest guy ever. Everyone should take his class if they want to hear sweet stories!!!!

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Mr. D's Ok by me, he's fun and does a good job of keeping the class interested, and of course has the best stories, even if sometimes they're lies....

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man i love him but some people call him whoop whoop i dunno why

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Great personality and teacher but i would personally recommend that Mr. D speed up the pace or depth of the material covered because your classes are too easy.

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has been known to make overhead projectors fly

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great teacher, ells great long stories that seem to go nowhere but relate to the subject at the end. One thing that is bad is that he wont round even a 90.8

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I really enjoy anatomy! He makes learning fun and interesting. Very friendly and funny. He has made this school year bearable!

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D'Anza is sweet!Anatomy was the most prevalent and applicable class that I have ever taken.He tells funny storys that more than make up for the exptensive notes

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Mr D is definately the coolest teacher i have ever had. He really makes learning interesting and treats his students like equals which is really great.

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definately a great teacher...really cares about his students too

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Mr. D is one of the best science teachers I have ever had. He's a great guy who does everything to help his students succeed. I love listenting to his stories!

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D'Anza has a unique style of teaching. Although I disagree with his outdated policies and attitude toward grades, he has good lessons.

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Jimbo.. haha.. he made biology a fun class.. hes a hard worker and a great teacher.. he knows his stuff

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He's an awesome teacher who tells great stories that always at the end relate to the material and help us understand the material better.

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I love the stories he tells. He teaches so well and he makes the class fun to be in.

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Great teacher and does a good job relating to students. He gets his points across well and makes his lessons a lot less painfull then they could be!

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good teacher, tells the longest stories that some how connect to what we're learning that day. I took Genetics only because he was going to teach it.

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Tells some great stories that seem pointless, but ends up drawing a clear conclusion from them. A hard grader, but class with him is very fun.

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he is a good teacher, i like the stories he tells in class, kind of a getaway from taking notes

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Cool guy. Mr. D. tells the longest stories with seemingly no point, draws on the board for half the period and has been known to throw things. Good teacher tho.

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