Average 4.7 based on 37 teacher ratings
John Graber is an English teacher at Poway High School located in Poway, California and part of Poway Unified School District. John Graber's 37 teacher ratings contributes to Poway High School's ranking of 932 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Poway High School is 4.28 stars.
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Wonderful teacher, loved AP lit! One of my favorite classes all year. It's hard but graber is way worth it. He's smart, funny and inspiring. The class is never boring. He's also a very understanding person. I'm so glad i got to have him, one of Poway's best!

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I LOVED APLIT SO MUCH. Mr. Graber is quite literally the best and most inspiring teacher I've ever had. The logs (5-page essays comparing two books) are not as bad as everyone says they are - I would usually just do them in one day and I always got good grades. Plus, Graber will read over part of your essays (college or for school) if you just come in after school and ask. It doesn't matter that Lit is a bit difficult, Mr. Graber makes the entire experience enjoyable! :)

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Anyone who says John Graber isn't downright fantastic is wrong. AP Lit is a hard class but to eep by with a B all you really need is 4 or 5 nights a YEAR (which, come on, is nothing) to crank it out. Logs this year were 4-5 page papers generally on the theme of two related books, and are far less scary than they're hyped up to be. That's pretty much it for the class. HE MAKES THE SENIOR PROJECT SO EASY. LOVE GRABER!

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Hands down the best teacher and frankly, best adult influence in my life. Made me utterly change what I believed in and gave me a sense of purpose. APLIt set me on a courageous and bold course in life and GRABER is the reason I am a success in college.

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Mr. Graber is the awesome. He's really funny in the best quirky way, and really sweet too. Love his freshman english class. Defenitely will go back and take AP Lit too, just because he's teaching it. I'm really going to miss his class. His class is pretty easy too, especially first semester.

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He makes APLit one of the most thought provoking and important parts of a young students life not for what they learn necessarily but what they think. If old man Fisher ever gives up with API fixation and retires, Graber should be at the top of the list to succeed him.

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Graber is a really fun teacher that makes his class seem more bearable. Lit was one of the most work-intensive classes I've ever taken, but he does try to make it easier by not assigning too much busy work. He's also a pushover, and if you manage to get the class support, you can push back deadlines and get less work. He has a great sense of humor, although it can get repetitive after a while.

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Best teacher I've EVER had hands-down. Interesting and hilarious, AP Lit was the favorite part of my day. If you do what he tells you and ask him for help when you need it, his class is a breeze. I pa

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Graber is truly an amazing teacher who's knowledge of the subject far exceeds that of a typical high school teacher. Do take his class! You won't regret it.

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Hands down the best teacher I've ever had. He's very fun and excited but strict when he needs to be. Work hard and listen because he explains everything very well. Easy to get on his good side.

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One of my all-time favorite teachers. Although the class was work-intensive and sleep-depriving, it was incredibly worth it; Graber prepared me well for writing papers in college.

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Best teacher I've ever had in my life

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I am not going to lie, his class is tough. A lot of time needs to be spent for his class. But all of the hard work is worth it and he is such an amazing teacher and he helped me improve so much.

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One of (if not the) best teachers I've ever had including college profs. Taught me I'm capable of extremely hard work and can survive on 3 hours of sleep. Wish there were more teachers like him.

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He's amazing. He's a brilliant man and AP Lit more than prepares you for college English. College essays are nothing compared to logs. His class was so fun and totally worth the effort!

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Competent with course material, but lacks overall knowledge generally expected with someone of his background. Usually tries too hard to come off as exciting and different; tends to fail miserably.

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Undoubtedly one of the best teachers PHS has to offer. Yes, his class is hard, but anyone who has survived the Graber experience wouldn't have had it any other way-- inspiring, fun, passionate

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my favorite teacher of all time. he's hard and sometimes harsh, but hey, who said good teachers are nice all the time? his class is superawesome for preparation for college.

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one of the most intelligent teachers on the poway high campus

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Graber is easily the best english poway has. While the class is very hard, the material is awesome and G-Dog's teaching style is incredible. Most fun you'll ever have in an english class.

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Good man, Good teacher, Really hard class.... Worth it! Stick with it, and don't be afraid to ask for help! He'll help you!

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w00t. i just started his class and i already love him :)

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He is the most awesome teacher ever! He's so hilarious! You spend most of your time dodging a giant tennis ball! lol

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Graber's class is something that you will bring with you from high school... A great teacher.

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ABSOLUTLEY the coolest teacher out there. I learned alot in his class. HARD class though, so be fore warned

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Graber is such a great teacher! He's funny, intelligent, passionate about English, and willing to help his students and work hard.

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Graber's a cool guy, but a warning to those future AP students - he's hard!

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My experience in Graber's class has not been great by any means. He's not very mature, unclear, grades hard, gives vast amounts of hw...

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Very funny guy. I like him alot, he really has a passion for teaching and knows what he's talking about.

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he's willing to help anyone who asks and always makes time for his students

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tough class. but it's so worth it. you learn sooo much from him.

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What a great class. He's hard, but it's worth it in the end, I think...

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fun guy! loves english

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I love Graber!! CAW!

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