Average 4.47 based on 50 teacher ratings
Mark Underwood is a History teacher at Placer High School located in Auburn, California and part of Placer Union High. Mark Underwood's 50 teacher ratings contributes to Placer High School's ranking of 459 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Placer High School is 4.13 stars.
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Underwood was a good teacher. Very hard though. Talked way too fast. We had to take notes on everything! I really needed a tape recorder (though could not afford one) to follow him). I failed his class miserably. The best grade I got was a C once and that's because I had a full out debate with him in the middle of class. He loved a good argument. He gave really awesome extra credit assignments though. those were actually kinda fun. I hear he was a great psychology teacher.

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Sadly he has retired. He is one of the best teacher have ever had. As long as you do all your work, you'll be fine.. I had him for psychology. BEST PSYCH TEACHER EVER!

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Underwood's cool and has respect for people who seem hard working and do good work. If you do the work pretty well, you'll probably get an A.

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I think mr. underwood is one-sided straight lefty wing, don't contradict him even when your right because you'll pretty much yank his chain if your right, and he picks favorites!!!

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you have to work; a lot of analysis, but i am learning a lot...i know i will do well in college next year..if you want to learn take Mr.U.

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Mr. U is a cool teacher, and you learn a lot.

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the class is getting hard; and to much reading...I learn a lot but it is too much work...loosen up Mr. U

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One of the worst teachers ever. I'm in his psych class, he LOVES me, and I can't stand the man. Doesn't even BOTHER to check the work you've done - grades on if he likes you or not

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bottom line... he's mean!! sure hes a smart guy or w/e but he doesnt teach very well. he tells us something one time and expects us to remember it for the rest of our lives.

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sometimes moody, but a very interesting teacher. Great knowledge; easy to talk to...one of my favorite teachers.

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I have Mr Underwood in Psychology and us History and have learned so much. He is friendly, open, and interesting. my best teacher ever.

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I am in Mr. Underwood's history and psychology classes and he is really nice, and a great teacher. I now plan to major in Psyc. because of him.

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I really enjoy being in this class as I have learned so much...Mr. U is a fun teacher and allows one to express their own opionions

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if you don't make an effort you will come up short. Mr. U is an excellent teacher; all the work we do are lifetime skills, analysis and relating past to presen

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I give Mr. U a JEH. Jeh for Judgemental, Egotistical, and Hypocritical. He bases grades off of his own thoughts of students, and likes listening to himself yap.

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the worst teacher i've ever had. he gives tons of easy, but time intensive busy work, focuses on irrelevant topics, and has favorites. grades=sucking up. LAME!!

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THERE ARE TEACHERS, AND THEN THERE IS THIS AMAZING MAN WHO HAS A PASSION FOR TEACHING AND ALLOWS KIDS TO BECOME ENTHRALLED IN HISTORY...i LOVE THE MAN.

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JUST CALL MR.U THE BOMB....HE IS REALLY COOL; BUT YOU HAVE TO MAKE AN EFFORT TO LEARN AND THEN EVERYTHING OPENS UP. AWESOME MAN.

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AN INCREDIBLE MAN...CREATIVE, ENERGETIC, AND FULL OF ENTHUSIASM. THIS TEACHER HAS OPENED MY MIND AND MY LOVE FOR LEARNING. THE BEST TEACHER AT PLACER.

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what a great man; interesting, very intelligent, and student centered.. working hard you learn so much, he should be teacher of the year.

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He is so cool I'm going to be a history teacher becuase of him. He really gets into stuff when he's teaching

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I am going to become a psychologist because of his passionate teaching and all that I learned. How Placer High ever got him is beyond me...he is amazing...wow..

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mr. underwood is so passionate about learning and teaching. never change...I had to work hard; but I learned so much.

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you are the best Mr. Underwood; never change...you made me love coming to class and learning.great college prep class.

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THANKS FOR INSPIRING ME TO LEARN, TO GROW, AND TO BE. PSYCHOLOGY IS AWESOME,AND YOU ARE AMAZING....LOVE YA, MR. U

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they broke the mold when Mr. Underwood was born; he is "old school," but modern, and hip. He is cool, listens to you, and opens up your mind. I am in awe.

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what an experience having Mr. U. At first I was nervous because I had heard he was hard. He is great; a brilliant mind; a great mentor.

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fun teacher...i like mr underwoods style of teaching...he makes you learn...i like history a lot now.

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TOO UPTIGHT AT TIMES...NEEDS TO LOOSEN UP MORE...BUT THIS IS A GREAT TEACHER...NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

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Understand, this teacher demands a lot...work is intense, but it pays offf. Great college prep class.

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mr. underwood is so nice, hemakes me learn...and I like coming to class because he is really cool.

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YOUR THE MAN....TEACHER OF THE YEAR....

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wow...this teacher loves teaching; tremendous enthusiasm for what he teaches..I may now become a history teacher. i love the man.

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MR. U. DEMANDS A LOT, BUT YOU GET SO MUCH FOR THE EFFORT, SELF-RESPECT, A LOVE OF HISTORY, AND THE CHANCE TO SEE QUALITY EVERY DAY IN THE CLASSROOM

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i realy like Mr. U. He takes the time to get to know you. he is so cool, and smart. take him...he is be best.

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what an interesting man. Mr. U is hard, but he is really fair and do you ever learn..big time. If you want an experience in learning-take him. He is nice.

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mr underwood is not mean, he wants you to learn and most students are lazy. He is my favorite teacher...love the man.

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i hear hes cool in psychology, but i dont have him for psyc i have him for history and hes so mean!

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psychology is so fun....so deep...and Mr. U is so cool.....I really dig him....he is the best,.

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great guy, learned lots in that class.

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a really nice man who cares about kids, not just learning, but who you are and whats going on with you. He is the best teacher at Placer.

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I love Mr. Underwood...he is so nice and is really smart. I have learned so much, and he is the best teacher I have ever had.

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very cool dude, makes you learn so you can't play the game and slack off. He is a genius man, I mean, he is one smart dude.

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great teacher; makes you learn. I like his passion for history. I have him for psychology and for us history and he is awesome. teachers like this rare.

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He definitely plays favorites... He will make you learn, but he over-works you. There is way too much homework to do... Some of us have other things to do!

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He was a very hard teacher if you were not his favorite! He was hard to understand at times and had his own method of teaching that wasn't always the best.

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Mr. Underwood was my favorite teacher at Placer. I was a new student and he made me feel very much at home in a new school!

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favorites, favorites, he plays favorites

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DOES NOT PICK FAVORITES...he just responds well to those who show they want to be there and want to learn...very challenging, but taught me to love history.

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