Average 4.77 based on 40 teacher ratings
Martin Kirby is a Science teacher at William S. Hart High School located in Newhall, California and part of William S. Hart Union High. Martin Kirby's 40 teacher ratings contributes to William S. Hart High School's ranking of 995 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at William S. Hart High School is 4.01 stars.
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I had him as a teacher his last two years at Hart High School. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. He was lots of fun and I really learned a lot in his class, not just about physics, but about life as well. I enjoyed AP Physics and AP Physics B/C with him. He was very encouraging and willing to go out of his way to help his students.

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Mr. Kirby is the best teacher I have ever had. He not only helped me with my classes but he helped me with life. He is an amazing guy and an amazing teacher. Happy retirement Mr. Kirby.

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Mr. Korby (only students who have him 2016-17 will understand) is THE BEST teacher imo. Sadly, he'll be retiring next year before I'm able to take AP Physics B/C with him T.T

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Kirby is arguably one of the best teachers in the western hemisphere. He has no issue rearranging his schedule to meet with a student and may be one of the most approachable people in the world. If you can explain to him where you went wrong and why that didn't work on a test, he'll give some points back. His humor is something many rave about and brings the class to life in such a way that it's mentally uplifting on the roughest of days. Anyone at Hart who doesn't have him is missing out.

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Mr. Kirby is one of the best teachers I ever had. He is not easy, and extremely demanding, but he also makes the students want to meet those demands. I worked harder for my AP Physics class than I did for any of the subjects I ended up using in college, because he made each class fun and interesting. Great teacher.

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He's basically a sassy old British man that looks like he's 30, but teaches like he's a wise 80 year old

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seriously the best teacher ever. a profound and deep influence. helped me to question norms and see multiple perspectives on any given subject. his humour is unmatched!

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I love Mr. Kirby. My only problem is that his classes (AP Physics B and C) are too easy. I took both of these courses and got fives on all three AP tests. Perhaps this is just my opinion, but the clas

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Had him 20 years ago, was best teacher ever, positively influenced my choice of college, major and career.

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mister kirby wot wot this class is definitely everyone's cup of tea

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I will never forget Mr. Kirby. He really teaches values and principles beyond physics. His stories are great and is a great, effective teacher. Because of him i'm studying physics in college

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Mr. Kirby is a great teacher who (at times) is hilarious. My only problem with him is not that he's atheist, thats fine, but that he often bashes religion in the middle of his lectures.

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Greatest teacher ever. Of all time.

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Srsly the best teacher ever. No amount of words that I can type on this screen will do him justice, and the only way you will undergo this lifechanging experience is by taking his AP Physics class!!!

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by far my favorite teacher at hart. this man is amazing. you must take ap physics. its really not that bad with kirby.

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Funniest guy ive ever met, the most amazing not mr ahart teacher ever

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easiest teacher because no matter what the lowest grade he will give is a C, smartest person ive met, made me want to be a physics teacher or be in the field of physics

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this man is truly amazing, if you have the chance to take this class then do it. you will not regret it...

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He is funny and enthusiastic. But i don't think he is the greatest teacher. Don't relie on him too much to pass the AP test although he is one of the AP grader. He will not teach you the whole subject

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Ten years later & I consider Kirby the most influential and inspirational teacher I had at Hart. His ability to teach is so effective, I still recall much of what I learned.

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Best techer I've had

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kirby is a way cool teacher. if you want to try an ap class and be challenged his is the way to go...i got a 2 but thats because im not that smart..hes a great teacher

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KIRBY IS AWESOME. VERY HARD CLASS BUT HE MAKES IT SOOO MUCH BETTER. VERY GOOD TEACHER. YOU ARE ALLOWED TO RETAKE EVERY TEST. DOESNT CHECK HOMEWORK. FUNNIEST GUY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Best teacher at Hart

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holly oh molly! He knows stuff to well which scares me but makes me happy to be in his class. He is old as my dad but young as fresh tuna!

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"aww, the little dust bunnies!" he has to be the one of the funniest and greatest teachers at hart! he makes me love the english!

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Awsome man, take Physics... you wont regret it... very usefull in college

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Kirby was hands down the best teacher I had in high school. Kept things funny (poor little timmy), and had cool demonstrations and cool tests.

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Awesome teacher....hard class...definately worth the work

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