Average 4.65 based on 63 teacher ratings
Randy Kinavey is an English teacher at California High School located in San Ramon, California and part of San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Randy Kinavey's 63 teacher ratings contributes to California High School's ranking of 1,398 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at California High School is 4.02 stars.
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His classes are usually fun. Try not to get distracted by all the wall decorations; it is very easy to start reading and never run out of material. His creative assignments are an interesting addition if you can make yours mean something. He is no-nonsense. He makes assumptions about students' abilities based on their performance instead of based on their actual abilities. (He always looked surprised whenever I said something intelligent because I had a hard time doing assignments. Judgmental.)

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Mr. Kinavey is a wonderful teacher. He was very engaging, and kept students interested, regardless of the topic. Get well soon!

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Kinavey, you are amazing. I hope you get better soon, because you will be sorely missed at Cal High. You are a great person.

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Personally, I thought Mr. Kinavey was a really good teacher. The class is hard, but if you can study well, you'll do pretty well.

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Mr. Kinavey is an amazing teacher. one of the greatest I've had so far. he gives VERY little homework, but his tests are extremely hard unless you study a lot. December was VERY hard. Awsome guy

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You have to work really hard in his class, but he makes you want to work hard because his class is so interesting and fun. Only the laziest students in the school don't like his class.

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Kinavey is the best. I've had him for 3 years (senior year=TA) and he just keeps getting better. He's fun and entertaining and a really smart cookie. I am definitely going to keep in touch with him.

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had him for freshmen adv., okay. too hard of a grader, hes used to amazing honors juniors essays. work your buttass off. class was either really boring or rlly fn. sometimes tolerates talking, depnds.

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Mr. kinavey is a gentleman and a scholar. Everything important I've learned in life, is from him.

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Best teacher I've ever had. I learned more in his class than all my others put together

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BEST english teacher of my life! BUT not going to lie... he's a hard teacher to get an A in, but his discussions and classroom environment is amazing. He also has really fun/challanging projects!

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Most inspiring teacher I have ever had. I had him twice once for freshman year and for junior year. Hardest class, but the best learning experience.

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hard class, but really fun! teacher is really funny

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best teahcer i have ever had. got a c but never has more fun or learned more in any class

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Easily the best teacher I've ever had. Extremely demanding course load, I got awful grades, but I have never learned more in my life.

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He makes you work. I mean work. His standards are pretty high. Hard class, but Mr.Kinavey himself is an awesome teacher. His lectures aren't the boring kind, he keeps it interesting.

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I learned sooo much from his class, but i was never one of his favorite students. i dont like teachers that have favorites and give them better grades all the time.

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Mr. Kinavey is soo awesome!I learned so much from him in nglish and he has a great sense of humour! YOUR AWESOME MR. KINAVEY!

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i was so lucky to be in his class both freshman and junior years. i miss his lectures.

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This guy has haunted my dreams for the past 7 years. He only gave the top grades to the students who brown-nosed their way there. Those who didn't stand out received mediocre grades.

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amazing. he treats you like an adult and gives great lectures. doesn't stand for busy work but has hard test. he makes you think and apply yourself. makes you want to do well. great teacher

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MR KINAVEY U R SO AWESOME!!!

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Greatest teacher ever. He is amazing. He rocks. He is cool. Get into his class by any means necessary. Get held back for the purpose of getting him again. Sneak into his class even if you don't go to Cal High.

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The best English teacher you'll ever have. He's a harsh grader - but fair. Class consists only of lectures - but they're fun. The guy's smart, funny, entertaining, and basically the cream of the crop when it comes to teachers

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BEST TEACHER I'VE EVER HAD. seriously, you missed out if you didnt have him. i used to hate english, but i looked forward to it every day. it was my best class!

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very smart, thoughtful-knows what he's talking about. funny, too

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His class is awesome. Who knew lectures could be interesting?

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He's an AMAZING teacher. He makes me actually try to do well in his class, plus he's hilarious and fun.

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Awesome teacher--I've learned more in his class than I believe I have for any other teacher. But the thing is, his grading is harsh, so look out for that.

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Very very gifted and talented teacher. Most people would dread lectures and constant quizes, but trust me, the way he teaches them, you will love them. Challenging, but very fun.

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INCREDIBLY gifted teacher. its been a pleasure to learn from him. the class is challenging but extremely worthwhile

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His class consists of only lectures, which would be considered boring... but it's not, and I love it

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hard class, great teacher

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Mr. Kinavey is one of those teachers that you'll never forget. Sure it was a lot of work being in that class, but i also learned so much at the same time.

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He's the awesomest, most intelligent, funniest teacher at this school. He's challenging,yes, but its not at all impossible to get an A if you do your stuff. He totally rules.

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longest class on my schedule, boring, but no homework that you can't do in SSR

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He is a very difficult teacher but he inspires you to do well. I was proud of getting a B in his class.

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Gteat teacher. Very challinging however... Writing essays isn't particularly fun. Yet, he's still the best English teacher I've had. (If not the best teacher)

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Makes me look foward to english

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Mr.Kinavey's clear, open-minded, and an all around awesome teacher. If only other teachers could be as interesting, less people would fall asleep in class.

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The best thing about this teacher is that he respects you and thus expects respect in return. In my mind, that is pure genius. Dont miss oportunity to be in his class.

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You really have to work hard..but he puts up with my class.. which say a lot about him..

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What makes Kinavey such a great teacher is that his class is challenging, but you love it anyway. Definitely my favorite teacher.

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Kinavey's class is certainly a challenge, but the work is worth it in the end. He's funny, entertaining, and he makes an effort each day. Excellent teacher.

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Tough teacher. I would have given him a higher rating, but after I gave a speech, he marked me down because he didn't have the same opinion as me!

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Kinavey is a wonderful teacher with so much to offer. You won't regret (nor forget) taking his class.

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The coolest guy you will meet. Good music choice, played sports in high school, funny, genius. Oh yeah, the fake tree in his room I gave to him. -Bashar Badran

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super good teacher but super hard

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The most inspiring teacher I have ever had the pleasure to learn from. He is the reason I want to be useful and catalystic in my life. He is a gift 2 students

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This was the hardest english class I'd ever taken, but it was a good one. :-p

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I adore Mr. Kinavey because of his wit and originality. Different from other teachers, he is one to respect.

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He is brilliant and he cares about his students. His class was difficult but I looked forward to it every day!

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Why does a genius like him teach high school english? Ive learned its because this is what he can do. AND MAN, can he do it well!

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sure he hated me.. lol.. but he was a great teacher.. one of my best along with sloan

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good humor,easygoing,approachable;projects(few), tests, and finals as hard as possible;reads essays thoroughly,though returns are late.

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Kinavey brings new definition to the English teacher. He is amazing.

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Amazing! I've learned so much from his class! There's a lot of work, but it's interesting work. His students are very lucky!

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one of the only teachers who really read your essays for content as well as style. Super hard but super good. one of the best teachers that i have had.

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Actually teaches well.

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