Average 4.9 based on 33 teacher ratings
Michael J Figueiredo is a Social Studies teacher at West Orange High School located in West Orange, New Jersey and part of West Orange School District. Michael J Figueiredo's 33 teacher ratings contributes to West Orange High School's ranking of 265 in New Jersey. Additionally, the average teacher rating at West Orange High School is 4.27 stars.
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Put in the work, its worth it in Figs class!! Class nurtured my passion of history

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Mr Figs is honestly one of the best teachers I have ever had, not once did I ever dread going to history with him as my teacher. He has the funniest catch phrases and is one of the nicest people at WOHS. You will not regret taking his class. "I give you a stellar thumbs up, I'll tell you June 20th".

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100x Smarter than your average historian and 109x nicer and better than ms. Baker

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One day, one my way to class, I had the misfortune of my appendix rupturing, but this would not stop me from going to Mr. Figs' class. I wobbled in the classroom, and I told him about my medical misfortune. I was shocked when he pulled out a scalpel, a needle and thread, and performed emergency surgery on me while doing a powerpoint on the Mexican-American war. Nothing can stop Figs or his lessons-- not even a broken appendix

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LOVE LOVE LOVE FIGS!!! Best teacher I have ever had. Not only is he extremely intelligent, he is also kind, upbeat, caring and just overall a great man. Didn't get the pleasure of having him my freshman or sophomore year but I am truly grateful to have him my senior year!

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All you need to know to pass his class is to know that it was never about the bagels/pizza/candy he offers, it was alway about the quest.

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He's without a doubt, the greatest History teacher I've ever had. He makes learning history enjoyable. He's very knowledgeable, and I was able to retain almost all of the information that I learned in his class. You can tell that he definitely loves his job and the students that he teaches. Mr. Figueiredo is a man that every teacher should aspire to be like.

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This man right here. He was a damn good teacher. From his shelf smacking to catchy catchphrases to his impossible bagel questions, nobody can top Mr. Figueiredo. I came into the class with a love for history, and i left with more love for history and a whole lot of respect for this man. Although my class, never got a bagel question right, Mr. Figs was always ready to give us another chance. He is not just a good teacher, but he is a great human being.

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I'm in love with him

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Amazing teacher! You learn a lot even when he bangs his fists against the bookshelf and says "I'll tell you June 18th." or "I respect that."

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Mr. Figs is hands down one of my absolute favorite teachers at WOHS, but he deserves so much more than what this high school has to offer him honestly. His enthusiasm, hilarity and teaching methods are top-notch, he's overall an amazing teacher with a genuine passion for history.

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By far the BEST teacher I have ever had the privilege of having. Alsodeserves a lot better than West Orange.

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He is cool and nice. Best teacher. Funny teacher. Always get excited for no reason but it was funny.

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Mr. Fig is an amazing teacher and my far the best teacher I have ever had. He is so passionate about history and that just makes it fun for everyone. If every teacher was like Mr. Fig, people would actually love going to school and learning(:

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Oh my god. Like THE GREATEST TEACHER AT WOHS!!! no joke. He's amazing. He's so caring and kind and he's really passionate. I had him for Honors US I and I have him again now for AP world, which I hate. But I didn't drop the class because I love him so much! Plus his birthday is a national holiday in Portugal

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I had him in 09. Absolutely the best teacher I've ever had. His class is tough, but the way he teaches is exciting, and he makes you want to take the challenge (bagel/pizza/skittle questions, anyone?)

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I love Mr. Figs! I had him for Sophomore Honors US and Senior AP World! Both became one of my favorite classes because of him. He is really passionate about history and a really great teacher

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The man gets you excited about history, whether it is a bagel questions or him talking about how he and his bunny rolls, the man is straight up AMAZING. It is impossible not to learn.

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I had him for AP World History. The class is not as difficult as people say. He is quite kind and funny. The class is a good experience.

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I have Figs for Honors US. He really is an excellent teacher. I go home and do nothing but talk about the French and Indian War, or the early career of G.W. He is an AMAZING teacher.

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I had this guy last year and he's a master at his job! I had him first period... how I loved his class.

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hilarious teacher with great personality, you actually learn something in his class

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mr fig you rock per 12

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This guy is probably one of the nicest teachers here!

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this guy is youngt enough to know the most effective way to teach: humor! Period 2 is the best and the ANIMEMASTER and JACKAL shall take it home for the team.

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he is VERY cool..... though class is a little hard, he makes it fun......... history is SO the best class this year........ 2nd best SS teacher ever

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He's the best history teacher. He makes the class very fun with games and stuff. He's funny and he gets the work done. It's great

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him and mrs sweeny are the best SS teachers EVER!!!!!!!!!

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Is soo cool. I had him last year and i LOVED SS but this year i absolutely hate it!

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great teacher and makes great fun for the class... we just had a party in class because we won a world history game! its awesome!

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He's cool, he's weird, the perfect SS teacher!

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he's def. the best history teacher i ever had.....

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