Average 3.96 based on 61 teacher ratings
Mike Nakaue is a Science teacher at Woodbridge High School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District. Mike Nakaue's 61 teacher ratings contributes to Woodbridge High School's ranking of 1,410 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Woodbridge High School is 4.01 stars.
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Well, he's retired now so future freshmen won't have to go through his torturous class. He really should have taught AP Bio too since his tests in Honors Bio are basically at that level. Pretty sure everyone in AP Bio would get a 5 if he was teaching instead of that other guy.

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Probably the only teacher who knows what he's talking about. GREAT TEACHER! But his tests are impossible. Always pay attention in his class and take notes! Sometimes what he says might be on the test even though it isn't on the handout. Sadly, he's retiring this year :(

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had him for honors bio. hated his class first semester. second semester got easier, though. i respect him as a teacher, u can tell he rlly knows what he's talking about and rlly enjoys teaching science. His class is SUPER hard though. the tests are crazy and nearly impossible to get an A on. make sure to study the little things because he always has rlly random questions on the test and take notes on the lectures. the work load is easy, though. he barely gives out any hw. a lot of labs.

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Actually a really good teacher. He's pretty strict and sometimes he can be kind of condescending but he knows a lot about biology and he has a lot of different and interesting types of activities for learning the stuff. His tests are pretty hard. They aren't completely straight forward. To get an A on the test: study everything, even the little things, and take notes on what he lectures on during class. Sometimes the stuff he talks about appears on his tests.

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His class was my favorite in freshmen year; missed him a lot this year. His class is tough but very fun and interesting. Tough class indeed. Nakaue is a very academic teacher. I'm sad he's retiring.

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This guy really knows what he's teaching about....true he does grade sorta tough...considering how he found one error in one of my problems in a whole packet because i wrote a similar word instead of the word he was looking for. His tests are hard, and there is always a question that is very obscure and that he told us specifically that we wouldn't need to highlight. He barely has any assignments which makes it hard to raise your score but easy to drop. Good teacher but tough.

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he's sometimes really mean and i just don't really like him he barely "teach" and mostly give us hard papers to read

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Oh Nakaue...definately my favorite teacher, took his class as a freshman and didn't study for tests; slept too much in class and ehhh. He really knows what he's talking about he wouldn't round my 79.89 because he felt like I didn't do enough work xD got a 600 on state tests so it shows he has a hard class haha really respect this guy, join academic teams if you can -PureMiND

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The class is soooo hard D: Though Mr. Nakaue seems funny :P But it's still sooooooo hard T^T I wish I took regular biology D:

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he is actually a pretty good teacher.. i respect him a lot but he gives freaking hard tests...

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Mr Nakaue is a great teacher...but is more like a proffesor for college. I wouldn't say that he is mean, but he mocks his students in a joking way, and gives you all the information that is NECESSARY.

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seems mean at first but isn't really... but he doesn't answer questions at all.. if you ask him something, he'll say "i dont know" in a mocking way.. but tests are really difficult if u dont study

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I liked how he taught what he thought you should know and not 'teach to the test'. No hw. HELLA HARD TESTS that determine your grade.leads bunch of academic teams so expects you to be like those kids.

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Why does every one say he is mean?! He teaches you far more than you need to know, yet has almost no homework...which has a dual nature. No hw= YAY! no homework also =grade is determined by tests

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his class is definitely not easy but if you try hard, A is very possible.. he is not mean at all! (:

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At first he may seem mean, but he is really the best teacher you will ever have

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you must know every small detail known to science to get an A in this class, but he can be funny

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his class is sooooooooooooooooo hard

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class - remembering facts outweighs thinking, and the class is fairly difficult and boring. almost no homework though. teacher - organized and fair, but not very interesting except for the rare story.

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you learn a lot and is fair. organized and knows what he is doing.

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Tons of busywork, but practically zero homework if you stay on task during class. He can be funny in a nerdy way and shows lots of fun videos. Not the most helpful teacher though.

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This teacher plays favoritism. Not cool.

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a little scary, intimidating, and a lot of BUSY WORK!!!!! kind of boring, and has a wierd sense of humor.

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He does know what he's talking about, but he's really scary...If you ask him a question he laughs at you or yells at you

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i find the man incredibly intimidating. He does know what he's teaching though. Outside of school he is really funny and relaxed actually, but in class- he's a firebreathing dragon

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best teacher ever.

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can you say "intensity" problems? one minute he is normal, the next minute he has gone serious on you. he makes me uncomfortable.

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Knows what he's talking about.... cool

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His verbal usage smother a lot of students'hearts. He is forgiving. He hates irresponsible people

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you're screwed if you're not a jock.

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A good science teacher. You know if you're an honors student, so does he.

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PMS. sometimes he's really cool, sometimes he's really mean. he hates stupid people, and he's very strict. bring ur materials to class or he'll bag on u major.

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Knows what he is doing. Highly committed to kids.

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Good teacher, but could be mean sometimes!

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You gotta stay with the program, and it's an easy A. He's very forgiving, though.

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I LOVE MR. NAKAUE!

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the strangest human being alive. but also cool, in his own way.

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High expectations, brings out the best in his students

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hez alrite.. piks on weaker students, real cocky!!!!!!

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best class i efer took on evolution. but maybe some biology would be nice!!

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A bit 'rough' and a tough grader, but the material is cool!

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hates shalom, along with everyone else... sad

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STAY AWAY!!! good teacher, makes fun of the incompetent ones, just like Bell

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nakaue is awsome

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NO ONE ELSE HAS AN AUSTROLOPITHICUS SKULL.....I LOVE BEING CYNICAL!!!!

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cool but weird

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better than other science teachers

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he is scary sometimes

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HARD HARD HARD HARD HARD

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not cool

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definitely not cool

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Lunch in da room :D

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Very hard teacher, but he teaches

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