Average 2.97 based on 44 teacher ratings
Matt Johanson is a Journalism teacher at Castro Valley High School located in Castro Valley, California and part of Castro Valley Unified School District. Matt Johanson's 44 teacher ratings contributes to Castro Valley High School's ranking of 1,186 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Castro Valley High School is 4.06 stars.
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Personally didn't like him and I'm really bothered that he picks on you randomly. He also had an unfair rule of docking off 3 points of participation if you went to the bathroom and hes hard to work with sometimes. Even though I was only in his US History class I also heard from journalism kids that they didn't like him either. Hes okay sometimes though.

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He is definitely the worst teacher I have ever had in my academic career. He never knows the answers when you ask him questions, and is very biased. He will not listen to any opinion that does not agree with his, and is very hard to ask questions to because he is not helpful to the students whatsoever. Even kids that share his view feel that he shares his view to much in the classroom instead of teaching too much. If you have him get used to being called his "friend."

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Mr. Johanson has poor classroom management skills. His lesson plans are not well thought out and do not usually contribute well to what you are learning about. Although the supplementary material is r

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He's very calm, easy to approach, and lessons are easy to follow as long as you do the work. The quizzes are a bit hard though, but eh, and he's also a lenient grader.

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I guess everybody is entitled to their opinion. (That's what I learned in his Olympian class). Mr. J made my senior year memorable. The Lake Chabot campfire with the class, Sacramento and Phoenix too

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he's pretty lame. those who can't do...

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ehhh, not that great but not necessarily the worst teacher

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Disrespectful, condescending sycophant. He grades subjectively and if he doesn't like you, he makes "editorial decisions" that purposely rob you of your creativity as a student writer.

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He's a very good teacher but often teaches his own views on certain subjects. His teaching method is very easy to follow. The only bad thing is that he likes to make people write; notes and essays.

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Does pointless activities that dont help you learn anything.Doesnt go over HW so you dont no why your wrong.Tests are very hard, and he gives to much projects and quizes.Boring HW

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Mr. J's "suggestions" that are demands, his personality, and his insistence on everything exactly his way just gets to me. difference of styles, he needs to loosen up.

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good that he's a giants fan. he never raises his voice. his teaching style is very detached from the material. at times, though, he gives me a very uneasy feeling. strangeness.

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mr. johanson plays favorites, and claimed that my friends cheated. they DONT cheat. i can never get an a in his class. never. ever!

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go mr. j ... reaL cool teacher

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he tries a lil too hard to be "sick" (as is cool) and "down wit the lingo" as he says but hes ok but class is soo boring

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Hey Mr. J is so cool... easy if you pay attention. I love you, mr j!!!!!

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he doesn't play favorites he'll be nice to you if your a good kid and if you participate

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He's so nice. and a good teacher too. ROCK ON MR. J!!!

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Go A's.

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easy... as long as you do the notebook.. didn't really like him as a person.. but an ez A

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picks favorites, grades too hard.

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johanson knows how to ROCK OUT.

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I can't stand him. He's an okay history teacher, but don't take Journalism! He has favorites.

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awesome teacher =) dorky sometimes, but it's funny

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great class...fun teacher....plays favorites tho...

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he wouldnt give me a small amount of points for an A. Would have had a 3.0.

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he's a great teacher, that taught me a lot

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Great teacher but can be EXTREMELY biased. It's not fair to other students.

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have we ever seen this guy angry? he's like Spock, except jollier

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hey Mr. J ! ur the coolest !

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hey, from 2nd period, your so cool!!!

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Very cool teacher, one of the best for history.

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awesome teacher, better than others who shall remain nameless haha

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he's really cool. Made history fun!

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Rock on!

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plays favorites and very sarcastic

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I'm starting to like and understand the US history Good Teacher!

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i've always hated history, but so far he's been making the class kind of fun

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Hey Mr. J! Great class!

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we love gracie!

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whats up Gang

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hey dude u r cool

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VERY CREATIVE

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Fun Class cept for the teacher

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