Average 2.91 based on 159 teacher ratings
Michael Politiski is a Computer Science/Math teacher at Rancho San Joaquin Middle School located in Irvine, California and part of Springfield. Michael Politiski's 159 teacher ratings contributes to Rancho San Joaquin Middle School's ranking of 853 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Rancho San Joaquin Middle School is 3.94 stars.
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His Exploratory Computer class was very basic, but it taught the fundamentals of many (outdated) programs. I ended up in his Enhanced Math 1 class one year later, expecting death and destruction. However, he ended up seeming like more of a teacher, and despite targeting me with all his jokes and roasts, he never really meant any harm. Although he is a little bit psychopathic with his requirement for his room to be a desert, I didn't really have a negative experience in his class. 500 characters!

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"GET YOUR WATER BOTTLE OFF YOUR DESK! YOU ARE WITHIN 5 FEET OF COMPUTERS!" *drinks 1 liter coke bottle literally 2 inches away from his computer

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very knowledgable and passionate. but some things he teaches in computer class are extremely useless.

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Mr. Politiski is knowledgable and knows math and computers well, but gets angry over the absolute tiniest things. He rolls around on his chair like a little Humpty Dumpty

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great teacher, sometimes even say a joke

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peoples he really isnt that bad, he is just strict. dont talk and mess around with things, he wont mind you at all

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Good at times, but mostly not. Idk why he doesn't allow his students to drink water in his class. Honestly, it isn't fair when he eats and drinks in front of the whole entire class.

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He screams at you for no apparent reason.. and he is sexist...

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I am a student from the first trimester of 2014 . mr politiski was fairly nice to me but to other students he was so rude and literally threatened them. he told us not to eat or drink in class when I see an XL slurpee and a huge gallon of soda on his desk?! he was rude to me sometimes and I didn't really get him. he looks at girls buts when they are wearing leggings and yoga pants (I actually saw him do it) so if ur ever in his class pls don't wear tight clothing ( girls )

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HORRIBLE. mr politiski does not even f ***in let the students drink water when he has a huge XL soda bottle next to him. he yelled at the students that he will jump on them. he also watched p0 rn at school WORST TEACHER EVER. did not learn anything from him , i had to get help from my parents and friends

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Horrible teacher

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He is... unstable. Somtimes he is VERY mean and somtimes he actaully cares. I would still want to learn more about movie maker.

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very strict. thinks there is going to be a catastrophe if you have water in his class.

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He was great but strict at the same time. he sends kids out of class a lot

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Short tempered and crazy. Hates almost every person in class. The assignments he makes us do for computers are cheesy and boring. I'm glad I didn't have him for math.

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Mr. Politiski picked a student up and raised him into the air for no reason. He should be fired.

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Does he really think an apocalypse will happen if a person brings water in the.class? Smooth.....smooth....

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I had Mr. Politiski for Intro to Pre-Algebra, Computers, and Advisement. He is fair, helpful, organized, and efficient. After his math class, I was able to successfully jump from I2PA to Algebra to Honors Geometry. I am in Calculus now as a senior, unquestionably partly due to his help. I seriously don't know what's wrong with everyone who hates him so much. Thank you, Mr. Politiski!

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mr. politiski doesn't have very good projects and is a bad teacher. i never had him for math, but since he can't even teacher computer class...math has to be a disaster.

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i had him for computers last year. very short temper, poorly designed curriculum (like 10 yrs old) using programs extremely outdated (dreamweaver? puh-leez. everybody uses freewebs.com or wix or weebly or wordpress...) Didn't learn anything from his class. When I did the work without asking him for help because I already knew how to do it, he got angry. He's angry when somebody knows more than him about computers, which is practically everybody. Get more in the times, Mr Politiski...

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Does no teaching. Relies solely on power-point presentations to teach math. Students were expected to work independently throughout the whole class time while he sat in front of his computer reading the power-points.

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Hes a wierdo. Like... he weezes when he talks and i've caught him on multiple occasions sneaking a peek down girls shirts. Yah, hes a guy, but -- yes, they are 7th graders =/

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He wasn't very popular due to bad rumors that had been spread throughout the school but he was a very good teacher. I learned a lot and enjoyed his classes very much.

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Awesome teacher.

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No Popularity due to rumours, but good teaching overall.

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Bad rumours pull down his popularity, but he is a preeeeety good teacher.

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Great Teacher! Wish he taught an advanced class!

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takes too long to explain and has a bit short tempter, but otherwise is a good teacher

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He knows nearly nothing about computers, just on a few choice programs. Tells us lies about computer programs (it'll CRASH if you push that button. i push it...nothing happens) and gets annoyed easily

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1. He gets mad easily, but seriously, just follow his rules and you're fine. 2. He explains stuff once, and then you do the work.... which is fine if only people would just listen the first time -_-

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Despite many rumors about Mr. Politiski, he proved to be a good teacher in computers class. I had a lot of fun in his class, and it was also a fairly easy class. I was able to learn a lot about computer programs, which I applied to my computer at home. His class was a lot of fun!!!

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i like him. hes funny and good at comebacks even though he hates me a lot! he doesnt listen to certain students (the bad kids). but hes ok. hes sometimes nice. but when he's mean its hard to take him seriously which is really funny. but thats a good thing!

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only goes over things ONCE. gets angry when i ask questions.

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Could spend more time relating what we learn in class to computer-related careers in the world. Excellent teacher.

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Mr. Politiski talks a little too much, leaving very less time for doing our work on the computers. But projects are very easy because i have a 100 in his class...but he's not very popular and doesnt teach very well...he's kind of a bad teacher no offense

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He never correctly answered my questions and he explained everything at once so tended to zone off but computers was really easy!

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Kind of a difficult teacher and doesn't do well with kids but teaches properly

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not very nice to me personally but i suppose he is nice enough. I just wish when we do computer assignments we don't have to put our blobs on like a powerpoint. it gets annoying but other than that he overreacts a lot, but still taught me a lot

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Good teacher, hard course, sometimes confusing.

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OMG! mr. politiski sits around and does NOTHING AND i quit his class after a week cuz he was sooo boring and did absolutely nothing and was really mean to everyone!

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I really like him. he's nice IF U DONT GOOF OFF, and yeah. easy and TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE RESOURCES HE LETS US USE ON TESTS cuz they help ALOTT. he's the best cuz he let's s use our knowitnotes on tests!!!

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People get aside from the point, he's a teacher...so talk about his teaching skills. I had him for math and he was pretty helpful and gave good tips. Don't get on his bad side or he'll yell obviously. Homework every night is very regular when you go to high school deal with it now or fail.

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The best computer teacher I've ever had. But that's not saying much as he's the only one I ever had. He's a bit of a hypocrite, you'll find, and student teachers do much of the teaching for him, but I guess without his animated gifs and PowerPoint knowhow, Rancho wouldn't know what to do with all of their technology budget. PizzaBurger for the win!

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2 words, over reacting

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WAT IS SO WRONG WITH CALLING HIM MR. P! ITS JUST SHORT FOR POLOTISKI!

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He is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He helped me so much with science

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mr. politiski is a very helpful and clear teacher

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hey he is cool when he is in the mood.

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needs firworks section on his page, and the serial number incase some people run out of there trial in class.

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thorough lessons, a little less homework would be nice but still...

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Great teacher, needs more work in fireworks thou

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you dont want him...

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hes ok but he is kinda strict

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he sucks i hate him. If he doesnt like you he will find someway to give you a detention.

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he's ok but i like him

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if your on his good side hes a good teacher his computer class isnt bad the projects are a little rushed but some off the stuff is fun

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I think Mr. Politiski is ok. If you get on his bad side though he will hate you for the rest of the year.

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well you see theres this stupid thing on iusd called ABI or something that enables u to check ur grades online and i couldnt make my account on it so i went to mr. politiski to help me out,, it took us the whole lunch and yet its STILL not fixed.. *sigh*

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hes okay i guess just get on his good side, and dont be obnoxious or he'll hate u!!!!! but really hes cool!!

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People exaggerate over his teaching style. Yes, he is strict; he is hypocritical; however it's better for you. Go to high school, teachers will be a PAIN at times and not understanding. His disciplinary style is similar to high school as well.

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Here's some tips to improve your class: along with the math placement tests, have a computers placement test, and create 2 or 3 different "expl. computers" classes. That way, people who are more computer literate can spend more time on units like Flash, Frontpage (perhaps make these all into one Web Design unit), and SketchUp. People who aren't as good at computers can get the help they need, without dragging down the other kids.

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Well first of all i am or used to be a student of him so let me let you know something, mr. politiski is a good teacher but he scares and yells at people to much.

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HE is a great teacher even though i only had him for computers. I do not understand why we can not have liquids at our desks even though we are not at the computers during some times. yeah like a drop of water will fall 50 ft away to a computer and break it completely.!!!! Overall i think he is ok but i wish he gave us more time for assignments

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I did not like his class. The class is pointless. When will i EVER have to use cosmic blobs in my life? He marked me down 10% on my notebook because it was late, but i was absent the day we had to turn it in!The think that was most useful was the powerpoint. I knew how to do most of those things but i WILL use powerpoint in the future unlike cosmic blobs.

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very good teacher, some bad assignments,though. wish we could of spent more time on sketchup than on cosmic blobs....didnt get very much time on some projects and is not very clear on directions......but a fun class

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I think that cosmic blobs was a total waste. He should shorten that lesson and have more with sketchups. He's nice and all. I don't know why people hate him so much. I just didn't enjoy the cosmic blobs.

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Great class, had a lot of fun making cosmic bears and sketchup models. I think, because of this class, I want to be an architect or 3d modelist later on. Continue with the great work!

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Computers overall was really not that helpful. I really don't think that I will be using cosmic blobs or sketchup in the future. The only thing that was useful to me was the diagram and powerpoint unit. It is not a hard class though.

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Worst teacher i had.

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you have to be on his good side.. but when you are he can be tons of fun. ( unless your a troublemaker)

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