Average 4.85 based on 47 teacher ratings
Jonathan Westerberg is an English/Performing Arts teacher at Mira Costa High School located in Manhattan Beach, California and part of Manhattan Beach Unified School District. Jonathan Westerberg's 47 teacher ratings contributes to Mira Costa High School's ranking of 1,261 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Mira Costa High School is 3.93 stars.
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J WESTY!!!! honestly one of the greatest English teachers ever. at first I was super scared of him and didn't like the fact that he didn't give me As on my essays like I used to in CP English, but he really helped me by pushing me to love writing and develop a voice and I finally started acing my essays (in Honors!). he's also super hilarious and a genuine dude, I'll really miss him next year in AP but he's the reason I have the will to take that class :)

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Pretty amazing teacher. I have significantly improved being in his class this year. He is passionate about what he teaches, a characteristic that most teachers don't possess. I talk about him a lot. Brag even. Great teacher.

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amazing english teacher. He makes every period worth while. He has taught me so much about english and you can tell he is truly passionate about the subject. However, his class is very hard but worth taking he is an amazing teacher and man, 100% recommend.

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I actually really love his teaching and he makes me understand stuff I never understood. We were reading Oedipus.. and if he wasn't there explaining what the book was trying to tell us, i would have never known. And there is this manual thingy... and it gives information on how to write the perfect essay and be remade it so the students would understand! Perf! I actually surprisingly really like his class and I can rank him as one of the best teachers I've ever had.. :-)

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He is the best English teacher I have ever had and maybe even the best teacher I have ever had. He is logical, intelligent, and has a talent when it comes to teaching. He makes the class hard so I got a B+ and an A- but that doesn't bother me. It was worth the B+ to be taught by this man. He is a nice person who give due dates like 2 months ahead and plays no tricks on his students.

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westerberg is so awesome for junior honors. you can tell that he LOVES what he teaches. class is never boring. many class discussions and they are always so interesting and fun. he is very approachable and wants his students to do well. grades tough on essays but definitely a fair teacher

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I loved his class, and I looked forward to it all day!

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Very nice person, super fun class, great teacher who really knows what hes talking about. Go westerberg!

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Mr. Westerberg was a great teacher. His class was fun to be in... interesting conversations always came up! Just try your best on your essays and go up to him after class if you need help or if you ha

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His Junior honors English class was the best class I've ever taken. He's super relateable and fun, but also really knowledgeable about everything he's teaching. I wish he taught every subject!

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i hope i get him for 5-6 honors next year. :)

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Great english teacher, great guy, I miss his class everyday!

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westerberger.you're the best. :)

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Best teacher I have ever had.

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Best teacher i have ever had he is the reason i enjoy english

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Entertaining guy. The timed writings are helpful. Encourages some small fun projects inbetween essays and projects and such. LOVE LOVE LOVE the end of the year fictional character debates.

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made the scarlet letter more tolerable than it would have been. the book SUCKED, but he really made me understand it. he is the BEST!

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Good teacher, great guy.

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most AWESOME teacher...he is very funny.

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this guy actually LIKES his job and that making coming to class fun. very interesting discussions.

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Wonderful drama teacher...his personality has so many interesting facets you learn just by listening to him speak...

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Mr. Westerberg is my all time favorite teacher! He really got me excited about coming to English class. He is always there to help you out with your writing.

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Mr. Westeberg what can i saw that hasn't already been said? NOTHING! he's awesome I wish that ever student could have him for a teacher because he's the best!!!

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you will LEARN how to ACT in this class. Great sense of humor, fun class to be in. You will walk out a better act and perhaps ready to try out for Advance Drama

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He is so passionate most of the time he teaches, it is truly remarkable. A nice man who deserves to be happy in any undertaking

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Westa you have made me love to read something I didn't like to do. I always come out of your class feeling a little smarter, thinking about something you said

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Reclusive. Disappears into his office during class to eat.

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BEST TEACHER at Mira Costa. His teaching methods should be lauded for expanding the analytical mind of each individual. Class is amazing. A true privelage.

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there aren't enough words to explain how great of a teacher and person Westerberg is.

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you are the best english teacher i have ever had! so insightful. i aspire to be like mr. westerberg! so smart, and so many dimensions to his teaching!

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Mr. Westerburg is the man. Hes a good teacher and knows his stuff. Dont snort cheetos in his class though he'll get mad.

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if i were a teacher, or if he was a student, id want him... badly. he is awesome. viva westa westa burg! BIG CHOICES!

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Mr. Westerberg is the most intelligent, passionate, and caring man I have ever met. The school is so lucky to have a teacher like him.

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Westerberg is a fabulous teacher. He does an amazing job relating real-life to literature and makes everything interesting. Great class.

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totally funny guy and one of the best teachers out there, i dont even like English and i enjoyed his class beacuse I actually learn things.

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Mr. W is the best English teacher I have ever had. He makes English so much fun! It's my favorite class this year!

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jonny! i miss drama 3-4 so much. it was my favorite class last year. most improved .. thank you .. thank you. you a good man mr westerberg. good times were had by all. .. get off that skateboard!

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great english teacher

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best drama teacher (better than that OTHER ONE) critiques scene and we learn from them! best time in his class..can make you laugh!! Thanks Mr. Westerburg

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I. LOVE. MR. WESTERBERG. He's the best English and Drama teacher I've ever had. Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me ;DD

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Westa is my fav teacher and he is the funniest person ever.

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Mr Westerberg is the man, ive never had a more knowlegable and helping teacher. Last year i had Aurich who was also great, and before that Drummond who was also good. English dept. is prettyu good to me.

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The best teacher I've ever had... and I got to have him twice! :)

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Some of the things each teaches seems completely pointless...Discussion Questions: supposed to be discussed, not written!

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best english teacher i've ever had

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Mr Westerberg opens one's eyes to the world of literature. He provides a new and interesting perspective for every novel he presents.

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