Average 4.61 based on 51 teacher ratings
Mark Pesusich is a History teacher at West High School located in Torrance, California and part of Torrance Unified. Mark Pesusich's 51 teacher ratings contributes to West High School's ranking of 1,285 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at West High School is 3.89 stars.
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You can't describe his class you have to take it to find out! Best teacher ever! His life lesson are the greatest and he is super knowledgeable about what he is teaching. If you see his name on your schedule get ready for one crazy yet amazing time of ur life

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He is the GOAT, plain and simple.

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Words can't really describe his class, but I'll try. Where most classes attempt to be a 'right of passage', that class was a true genuine experience. Every lesson he taught was well thought out and not only informed me on the subject, but twisted it, showed me different perspectives and gave me valuable life lessons that still echo in my head. Let me just say this, I once jokingly tried telling him that rocks weren't people, I left the classroom realizing that rocks could in fact be people. Yes.

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He's honestly really amazing. Probably the coolest teacher at west.

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He is the best teacher ever. He wants you to learn a lot and wear's a lot of silly costumes. He makes you smile all the time. He make boring lessons into fun and exciting ones. Hope u guys get him next year. You guys are going to have a blast

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Excellent teacher! One of the greats!

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A bit biased here and there but if you get the chance to take his class please pay attention. What he says will last a life time and his stories are absolutely humorous! I recommend you write down the names of the stories he says 'I'll tell you another time' because I assue you they will probably be great. Also hang out in Per. 7 and don't lag. He's really nice and kind of an odd person but over all really good teacher!

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Inspired me to change my perspective on the world. He was quirky in an admirable way and had a personality so memorable that I wrote a character in one of my novels after him in high school. He pulled me aside one day after class and had a conversion with me that changed my life and encouraged me to never give up on my dreams. I still think about the lessons I've been taught to this day. And, even though I don't agree with all of his worldviews, I appreciate the passion that he teaches with.

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The best government issue disinformation agent I've come across in this city of demons, the man gets his ambiguous message across loud and clear and leaves it open to interpretation, either this man is holding out on us or he's poorly guided, I hope it's the former since ignorance is easier forgiven as opposed to misdirection which is quite frankly a little devious.

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Very passionate and exuberant teacher who teaches history beyond what is in the textbook, often delving into philosophical subjects/lessons relating to history and holding Socratic discussions. He is fun, very knowledgeable of world and contemporary history and is perhaps one of, if not, the most influential and talked about teacher at Torrance West High School among students.

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He was the greatest teacher I was fortunate to have. He opened my eyes to what's out beyond West and how many possibilities are out there.

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Mr. P is a great teacher. He is really smart and can teach you alot. He is the one class in the whole school that I am hyped up to go to. His homework is really easy but his test can be a bit difficult. But his class set up is kinda ehh.. And also his class gets pretty confusing as the year goes by, youll see what im talking about

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Hands down the best teacher at West High and in my entire life. Unlike other teachers, he enjoys teaching and takes alot of time and effort to make us powerpoints and a bunch of other stuff. You will probably learn more in one year in his class then all your other history classes combined

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awesome teacher best teacher at west teaches u amazing life lessons

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Mr. P is the best teacher that I've ever had. As I sat in his class each day, I tried desperately to remain focused, so I wouldn't miss anything. I never experienced the feeling of entering a class and wondering what amazing things would be brought to my mind. His class is unbelievable. Every time a meet a new freshman, I tell them that they better do all they can to wind up in his class. I perceive genius as flexible term which is applicable to many different subjects...As a teacher and philosopher, I beli

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He will talk to you if you want to. He will help you!

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Best teacher at West High School, hands down. Had him fifth period for World History and always looked forward to his lessons in class. Viva la P-Ville! :D

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Mr. P is only like, the greatest teacher ever. If you didnt have him, you missed out big time. I hope he knows how amazing his teaching is, teaching is his gift to the world and he should never stop because he really does do a great job. THE BEST TEACHER IN THE HISTORY OF HISTORY TEACHER WHO TEACH HISTORY. lolol. no, in all seriousness,he iss quite a helpful, interesting man, and he really does help his students alot.

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Probably the best teacher I will ever have. I LOVE MR.P!

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I love this guy! I was never a history person but he really got me into it. His was the only class that I looked forward to going too. I hope my little brother gets him when he goes to West.

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Great Teacher! He's Definitly out there and if history isint your strong suit then try Mr. P It sucks that in high school you cant choose your teachers but if you end up taking Mr. P take advantage of this great opportunity i wish he could teach all my college classes I deffinitly learned more in his class than i have at El Co.

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This man is the greatest teacher i have ever known. You don't even realize you're in a history class, it feels like a class about life. he talks about things that really matter and teach you how to survive and understand how the world works. im constantly thinking of things that he's taught me and realizing that most of my reasoning has come from his class. Whoever says that his class isn't good,doesn't know what they're talking about. He cares for all his students and hes taught me more than my own father

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Whoa man I'm doing a rating for the greatest teacher in Torrance at one in the morning haha. This man is a near flawless teacher. Hell, this man taught me so many superb lessons I still remember so vividly even after two years. He truely cares about his students and teaches with love and passion. His classroom was so friendly and he treated you like you were family. I honestly learned more in his class than I did all my highschool classes combined. MVT @ west fosho. Thank you Mr Pesusich for everything!

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I would say by far, "the best teacher i've ever had". He is very energetic, keeps the class going, and an overall good guy. However, that is just during the day. I have noticed when he teaches during the day, he is rushing. But, once school ends, and you're with him during "7th Period", then you can see the real Mr. P. He is VERY philosophical. I enjoy being in his presence and having a variety of discussions with him such as life, the universe, P-Ville related, etc. Thanks for teaching me so much King P.

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GREAT teacher. love his class and love 7th period. love the glorious race. love the meetings. love the p-orchestra. love the newspaper. love the power. love the entusiam. love the psycology. like the methods. less like the packets. but hey- nothing i dont like. best teacher EVER

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REVOLUTION!! great teacher

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If you want to hear a guy ranting about his own opinion and watch all your fellow classmates brownnose, great, take this class. If not... it's a nightmare. Ignore it or stick it out for the AP credit.

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Open to differing opinions, but seems to have a hidden agenda.

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cool teacher. so fascinating to listen to but as the time goes on he repeats same thing over and over again... but at the same time he's interesting. not very good at AP prep.

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A great teacher. He not only teaches you the subject but makes you look at life in a new way, questioning everything. He's also extremely funny and energetic.

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Very good teacher, made World History interesting. Not a boring class to say the least, Try to get him.

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Mr P is the best teacher I have ever had. No contest there.

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Mr. P is an amazing teacher (especially in AP U.S history) he not only teaches the subject but more importantly relates the sbujects and teaches lessons about life

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he is a really good teacher and really makes you look at the world differently. easy tests/finals and class is going to be fun for all you kids that are going have him for World H.

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his class is a bit hard but he is good. although, at times, he can be over the top like his, "this isnt real speach." over the top

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OMG...HE IS THE BEST TEACHER EVER...KNOWS ALOT...FUN CLASS...U CAN LEARN ALOT ABOUT THE WORLD...HE REALLY OPENS UR MIND

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Awesome teacher, best i've ever had. Very interesting fellow too if you get the chance to talk to him outside of class.I had a blast in his class, and as his TA

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Mr. P is really entusiastic and loves to teach. He also knows his stuff... rare in teachers nowadays. Inspires students to do better then they normally would.

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Mr P is cool- he has a language of his own! "Trippy! SOOO pure, sooo good, santa maria! i mean- my god! san juan capistrano! "

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MR. P IS BOMB! he definately teaches more than just history alone. "history always repeats itself." i can see myself reflecting on his lessons years later...

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Definitely taught me more than history. He taught about life in general. He is the best.

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as far as an ap teacher, he gets off topic too easily..he's not organized...and he often times assigns insane assignments that have nothing to do with the lesso

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too much busy work =)

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MR. P is the best History teacher, he's so funny and his class is so cool.

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Cool guy, fun to be around, not an AP techer.

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ugh...it's HIM...

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Awesome dude, knows his stuff

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