Average 4.41 based on 37 teacher ratings
Jim Forthoffer is a Math teacher at Mountain View High School located in Mountain View, California and part of MVLA. Jim Forthoffer's 37 teacher ratings contributes to Mountain View High School's ranking of 1,251 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Mountain View High School is 4.03 stars.
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Everyone has teachers that makes lasting impressions and one of mine was a Geometry teacher, Jim Forthoffer, who made the class fun. Authoritative yet approachable Jim left a lasting impression on me that teaching could be a lot of fun. After a 20+ year career in tech I begin my own journey to become a math teacher I can only hope that I can be as effective as Jim was with me. He inspired me to work hard and have fun doing it. I hope he still has that magic. Thanks Jim! KTC, LAHS Class '84

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Basically he is a god. All the bad comments are just from people that either thought it was too hard, or get butthurt really easily(he's not actually insulting u he's joking).

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Very nice and forgiving, very patient, very calm, great teacher, but an even better basketball coach!

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Jim is an excellent teacher. He helped me to understand math in ways that no other instructor ever did previously or since. I would be remiss to not complement the very teacher that opened the door to my success in math and other school subjects. Jim also instilled in me, as a teacher/trainer, that approachability is very important. Well done.

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Makes me lol

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Doesn't teach very much, but a likable guy.

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He is a nice teacher and he is decent at teaching math, but does so in an extremely positive and enthusiastic mood. If you fall behind though, he won't wait for you. And his music can get annoying.

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Talks out of both sides of his mouth... A hippocrite and bad role model.

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Old guy is ok with basic math, not all there, full of himself. Cares more about being cool and popular.

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Excellent teacher. Music is nice in the background, and explains things with a positive attitude. He puts himself on the same level as his students, which makes it easier for them to ask for help.

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Had him for Trig honors. He's a terrible teacher and the Calc book in second semester is really terrible too. He tries to be funny but ends up being downright mean. Oh, his music sucks too.

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Entertaining teacher who imparts solid conceptual understanding. But his advanced classes are hard for people who need extra explanation or hand-holding.

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Great Teacher, Definitely knows his stuff. Always keeps the class entertained with his funny/stupid repeated sayings and music. Amazing teacher, but watch out if you don't understand the material - he caters to those that innately understand the material. Watch out if you're stupid. But it is possible to get 100% in his class - one of his students actually did in AP Calculus BC.

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I've never seen a teacher who has such a great sense of humor. He used to make us listen to classical music during the exams and sometimes Bob Marley during class, wonder if he still does that anymore

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Very smart and has great sense of humor. A great teacher. but also very tough. If you want to goof off, stay out of his class. If you believe you can, Forthoffer's the man!

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Great teacher, always keeps the class entertained :)

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I dont think he is trying anymore. The class isnt very hard, but he gets everything from books and has a very odd grading system which participation is a major part even when there is little oppertunity to recieve participation points.

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Jimbo-Birkenstocks with socks. This former monk sure can rock! Very entertaining and fun for those in class with a brain.

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Hes the best math teacher I have had so far. He makes students feel comfortable. You can also tell he has respect for the subject that he teaches.

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Forthoffer rocks! The kinda teacher you couldn't forget even 25 years later. He always reminds you that your old mistakes don't always define who you are today.

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Forthoffer is really nice and has a great sense of humor! He's really easy to talk to when you need help and he will be there until you actually understand it!!

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Forthoffer is the best! Majong is cool! But yeah...we should do our quiz after we have went over the hw first on wed.

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very cool teacher

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His class was easy to manage because of his organization and clear presentation.

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He is funny and the class was fun, but I didn't learn very much

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ur the coolest

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With his teaching all his classes are Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

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Favorite teacher by far! Makes math interesting with all his jokes, and he's always willing to help.

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pretty cool, good music-good times, but tis hard to learn from him sometimes

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He is getting lazy. Don't think he wants to teach anymore. Just goes throught the motions.

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not as funny as he thinks he is, but teaches good

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Favorite teacher. Favorite class.

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Go Mah Jong

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every teacher should be like forthoffer

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Good teacher. Explains well. Funny.

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Very funny. Very smart.

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