Average 4.93 based on 98 teacher ratings
Mike Ditella is a History teacher at Waubonsie Valley High School located in Aurora, Illinois and part of Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204. Mike Ditella's 98 teacher ratings contributes to Waubonsie Valley High School's ranking of 374 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Waubonsie Valley High School is 4.1 stars.
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Only hard if you are an idiot or lazy. Try your best to survive Military History.

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MR DITELLA IS AMAZING BEST TEACHER OUT THERE

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Ditella is the man!! I sit in class and when he talks I just dream of someday being as intelligent as him someday! He connects everything to an interesting topic for us and gets everyone engaged in the lesson. He will go over your tests with you and find patterns and help you become a better test taker. By far my favorite teacher ever and I have learned a lot from him.

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Simply the best teacher I've ever had, amazing man. I salute you Mr. Ditella, keep those kids in line.

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I can't even begin to describe how great of a person Mr. DiTella is. Always willing to help you out, great guy. Will definitely remember him

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He is so awesome and cool and funny and great and has a lot of stories and engaging, without sacrificing knowledgeability. I had him for AP Euro and enjoyed him so much I dropped AP Psychology senior year to follow my passion and take military history with him. No regrets!

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Mr. Ditella is a great teacher. In fact I asked my counselor to let me take the class again the next year because I enjoyed it so much! That did not happen though! LOL I loved his class! The way he taught was very creative, entertaining, interactive and just plain old fun! He would not let anyone fail! He would work with that student and find where they need help and correct that! Not a single student in my class had a grade lower that a C from what I was aware of! I loved his class!

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Ditella hasn't killed you...yet. GO AP EURO!! I had him first hour, and even when you don't feel like doing anything at 7 in the morning, he makes learning so great that you're awake before you know it.

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Just awesome. Amazing teacher and amazing person.

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Chuck Norris is even scared of Mike Ditella...

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Will defo be overthrown soon... after AP test =D

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Best teacher I have ever had. Easy to get along with if you don't tick him off, then you get beaten, literally or he has someone else in class beat you up. Not a class you can slack off in, cause you will fail.

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Great teacher. Probably the most intelligent that I've ever had and he's very helpful and patient. But I still have yet to overthrow him.

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Favorite high school teacher ever, hands down.

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Freakin' awesome

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Besides the fact that the guy is freaking gorgeous, he's also hilarious and a good teacher. We learned a lot, even though we spent a lot of time goofing off and having fun.

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Mr. Ditella fought 5 kids with lightsabers, and won.

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Mr. Ditella was an awesome teacher even though i only had for a few weeks. He taught me things in history that i actually use. I didn't get to know him that much because his wife was having a kid. So he took a vacation to make weapons for his kid. He has a forge in his garage.

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Mr. DiTella was the only History teacher to make history worth learning about for me. He was funny, kind, and his mannerisms showed his genuine enthusiasm for history. He loved telling stories, which kept my attention. It was a tough year for me, and he didn’t hesitate to be supportive of my situation. I really appreciated that. Thanks for bringing history alive for once! One of the best teachers I ever had.

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One of the nicest guys ever and super entertaining!

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d is awesome. u always learn the weirdest stuff. he'll def prepare u for the ap test. fair grader & his off topic stories always tie back - and are actually helpful. great teacher and always helpful

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words cant describe how awesome he is. find out for yourself and witness the slow decent to madness.

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Mr. DiTella is awesome. He will help you out with anything. Hope the Baby is Well!

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its a love/hate relationship.

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any of you people that can make a bad rating about him...there is something wrong with you. u think he gets off topic? sure he does but thats the beauty of it. at least he can always tie it back!

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off topic too much

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awesome. best teacher ive ever had in my life

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best ever. nuf said

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DiTella has got to be the most amazing teacher i have ever had in my life. he is soooo funny and knows what he is talking about. hes ADD and gets off topic but still great! I LOVE U D!! ~morgan hulock

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ditella got wooped on in ap euro. still one of the best teachers out there even though i didnt take the test ;-)

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Ditella is the man. So knowledgable about every thing he teaches, even things he doesn't teach. Is obviously very passionate about his work and cares for his students.

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He will push you to the limit in AP Euro but only because it will make you a better writer and you will do better on the AP test. His class is amazing, very funny every day. Best WVHS history teacher

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Best teacher out there. He's really passionate about his work and relates to the students so that history is fun and engaging. :)

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ONE of the BEST teachers out there!!

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ditella is the flyest teacher out there

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Great teacher. Class is tough if you don't pay attention or don't read, but he explains everything. Very rarely has a bad day, and is hilarious. Side tracks easily, but somehow relates it back. Rocks.

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Mr D is the best teacher at Waubonsie. I've had him for 3 years as my Advisory teacher and every year has gotten better. Also he is the ONLY teacher for Military History.

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He is a cool dude. If you try, you can end up with an A, other wise a B is pretty easy. I liked his ap euro class.

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My goodness gracious. a magical teacher who quite possibly might be albus dumbledore in disguise. both a gentleman and a scholar that he is.

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DiTella will hurt you if you challenge him into a "HISTORIC BASE" fight. He will hurt you! But other than that its a lesson from the past great teacher.

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If you dont have him for EURO get him now, cause he will prepare you like none other for the A.P. Test and he helps you write history so well and makes it soooo easy, best teacher eva!

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He is tied with my 8th grade teacher for best history teacher ever, but seriously he is awesome. He is cool with students and lets you play with "historically accurate, kinestetic learning devices" ;)

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Greatest teacher ever! He has to be one of the most intelligent people I've ever came across & he's such a helpful and caring person. Hilarious & not afraid to speak his mind too.

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he freaking rocks. the single best teacher i've ever had, EVER.

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my favorite teacher by far! Even though i failed his class, DiTella was the best teacher I have ever had. You can talk to him about anything... I spent alot of my lunches with him and the gang.

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definitely one of the best teachers i've ever had. his teaching style was so compelling and made me love his class so much it influenced my decision to major in international affairs in college

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An absolutely stellar teacher who actually cares about what is going on in his class. You can't help but be drawn in, DiTella truely knows what it means to teach.

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Ah..Mr. D. Where does one begin? He's an amazing teacher who can really connect with his students. He knows what he's doing, and he projects that into the class. Not to mention he's one of the few who can make class fun. ^^

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D for president! This guy rules,he takes Paintballing, know a lot of military history, has weapons in his class room, all you would need is girls and you would have the best class ever!

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he is the most down to earth +outgoing guy i have ever met. he could've been some politician or lawyer making millions but chose to be a teacher-that saya alot about his character

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Mr. D is the best. Smart, Funny, Awsome teacher

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Mr. D is the best teacher at WVHS by a mile.

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MAgizine Project ROCKS

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didnt have him for euro, but went to all of his study sessions and both practice tests, easily one of the best at waubonsie. he and rose are great teachers together.

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D is amazing, student aided for him for three semsters and had him for euro and military history. best teacher at that school. no question

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D is the best teacher I've ever had! Euro is awesome--I laugh so much everyday! He obviously really loves to teach! I feel very prepared for the AP test!

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Bets teacher ever Wish Military History was all year long

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ADVISORY ROCKS WITH U!! haha 25 minutes of fun i feel bad for everyone who doesnt have him atleast once. military hist should be fun next semester

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He's the coolest teacher on the earth!

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History is just plain boring, but Mr. D makes AP Euro so fun and enjoyable with his perks! What a cool guy!

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d is just cool. the class is hard and boring but d makes it cool. watch out for his sword which is stabs with

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WOW, AP euro... good times good times. D was awesome and he can never be beat! :-) Greatest teacher ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WOW...best teacher i've ever had!!! trust me, u wanna take any class he teaches cuz its a blast...o n' btw mr. D i've calmed down with the biases hehe

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Watch out: the man will sneak up behind you and shut your locker and run off with malicious laughter. TAKE THE CLASS! Just having him as a teacher is worth it!

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HOW CAN ANYONE give D a bad rating? he is seriously the most awesome teacher i've had. he's teaching me to take over the world...it's massive fun

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the man

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He's really cool and patient in answering all my questions.

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it makes my brain hurt to think how cool he is. dont know if hes as cool as Rose though. oh yeah, the pencil and axe thing was cool,iwas sitting right next toya

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haha MR.D!! you are my fav teacher, without you i wouldnt survive euro!!

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Best Golf Coach EVER!!! D is awesome! Cool Teacher and mentor!!!

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Best teacher ever, keep the paintball tradition alive D!

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He chopped my pencil in half with a 14th century German axe. He gave me a new one though.

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D is the BEST teacher i've ever had. I learned sooo much from AP Euro, but i had so much fun too. he also tried to teach me how not to spaz out. thanks D!!!

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Beware of flying dictionaries is my only advice. DiTella was an excellent teacher. He got me a 5 on the exam, thanks so much.

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Mr. DiTella is the man!!

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Man i don't have him as a teahcer but he was my coach last year definatley greatest teacher ever and u were never afraid to make fun of me or me u.

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best teacher ever....hes soo cool wish u get him for every class

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Great teacher. I've been in every single class he teaches lol. I endured a few slaps on the head, but it's all good at the end of the year... watch your back D.

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D puts a humorous twist on everything and tells it like it is, no BS, the way _we_ want to hear it. His class is something to look forward to---All hail D!

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how does he get his beard so perfect? u dont even realize ur learning in his class b/c he makes it fun...also b/c ur more concentrated on the weapon in his hand

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Mr. D is one of the coolest teachers I have ever had. He is always so clear on everything and makes learning fun, even when he throws an axe at you.

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Fishing is the cornerstone of the dutch economy! best teacher on the planet, no question, no contest. He's awesome.

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D is an awesome teacher no matter how much that he may be evil, and history is made awesome becuase of him!

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This guy is SO AWESOME. TEACHER OF THE YEAR!!! He makes his classes so fun and he knows every thing there is to know about History.

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tough, but fair. definitely a cool guy, but he's got it coming. revenge is sweet...muahaha

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your the hardest teacher I've ever had but your truly the coolest I've ever had.

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The coolest teacher at WV. And knowledgable. But the best thing is that he makes everything interesting. Plus, who else would you TP?

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D is the coolest teacher who beats his students!

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D is definitely the best teacher I've had so far at Waubonsie. And China was like, No we're not! Yeah AP Euro!!

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duck walk! spider king! and french and dictator impersonations...need i say more

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Ditella RULES!! And he lets you do stuff w/ his army men yahh

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Conducting class with a sword in his hand...throwing stuff at students...definitely an all around cool teacher

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