Average 3.46 based on 28 teacher ratings
Mike Cavanaugh is a Science teacher at Carlsbad High School located in Carlsbad, California and part of Carlsbad Unified School District. Mike Cavanaugh's 28 teacher ratings contributes to Carlsbad High School's ranking of 1,052 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Carlsbad High School is 4.1 stars.
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Cav's class is the easiest of the reg bio classes. He cares about his students and wants to see them all succeed. His tests are open book and note and you get to use a study guide on the final. He is passionate about teaching which I really appreciate

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I had Mr. Cavanaugh back in 2007 and from the comments below it seems like not much has changed. Everyday is the same and I personally loved it, we just take notes out of the text book and talk with friends. The exams were all open notes and he pretty much helped you on it if you weren't able to find something in the book. Be careful with him though, even though he's pretty easy and nice he'll yell at you and get up in your face if you disrespect him or talk when he's talking kinda a crazy guy.

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I had bio regular and he did not teach at all. Every we had to do book work where you read the chapter section and take notes. When your done you show it him and those are your class points for the day. If you do the work everyday easy points but very boring. He let us take pretty much every test and quiz open book. He lets you sit next to your friends and talk while you're doing the classwork while he sits on the computer. Very easy but tedious class

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DOES NOT TEACH. SITS AT HIS DESK THE WHOLE CLASS. LITERALLY WILL NOT EXPLAIN ANYTHING THE WHOLE YEAR!

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Mr. Cavanaugh welcomes you to high school. This is it! yes the class is hard, get over it. You are in bio Honors and this is what happens. He is a great teacher and you will learn a lot from him as lo

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Doesn't really teach and he assigns you bookwork and notes to take almost everyday. If you ask him for help though, he'll gladly help you. Pay attention when he does teach though, there's chunks of im

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doesnt teach at all...just makes you do bookwork

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hes good

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he a cool teacher i love him hes never gave u homework unless u didn't finish it but hes class is very easy and fun toooo

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He's is a GREAT teacher...when he decides to teach.Especially towards 2nd semester he just sits at his computer while the class does wksts from the internet.Ask him a question though and he's amazing

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i think hes awesome.. but needs deodorant

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Mr. Cavanaugh's class is challenging, he gets really angry at the class, and he is unclear on homework. But if you ask him for help outside of class, like before school, he's super helpful.

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cav doesn't explain things out, especially in labs and stuff, but the class in whole is pretty easy. take notes, study, and you'll get through the tests :P

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easy class but mr. cav doesn't teach or explain anything. tests r easy

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VERY hard class. Mr. Cav doesnt explain ANYTHING. All we do is take notes from the book. He never really teaches.

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he's a fun teacher if he likes you. he also grades easier if he likes you.

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Cav is a way sick teacher...really easy to get along with and super funny. Just take notes and get on his good side and your good to go.

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awesome teacher...waay cool...dont do anything in class..take notes take test...so easy

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The class is extremely easy ... if you can stand taking endless notes, then take this for an easy A

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I had Mr. Cav for AP Bio. Tests are fairly easy, and I did pass the AP exam with a 4. The only thing I didn't like was the dull routine of the class.

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he is a real nice guy and his tests are pretty easy

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He's a fun teacher if you have him for biology 1... but for AP he's a very hard teacher, in a very hard class!

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