Average 4.48 based on 79 teacher ratings
Ryan Doherty is an English teacher at Waubonsie Valley High School located in Aurora, Illinois and part of Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204. Ryan Doherty's 79 teacher ratings contributes to Waubonsie Valley High School's ranking of 375 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Waubonsie Valley High School is 4.1 stars.
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So Doherty was honesty the worst teacher I've ever had. He plays favorites and will grade you harsher if you aren't like him. It took having another teacher the following year for me to regain the confidence that he took pleasure in destroying. He's nothing short of a egotistical tyrant.

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Ryan Doherty is by far the best teacher I have ever had the honor of having, and quite possibly the best person I have ever had the honor of knowing.

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One of the worst teacher I've ever met. He threatens to physically beat students and is a terror in class. All students dread the sight of him each day and come to class with fear in their hearts. Tough on his students, Doherty tears you apart bit by bit. If you're not on his good side, english is a burning pit of chaos as wallowing in your sorrows becomes common nature. Feared by all students, Doherty is the conglomeration of every students' greatest fears. He is truly the epitome of horror.

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Mr. doherty is the greatest teacher anyone could imagine. He cares so much about his students and their success. He pushes you to do your best and wont let you do your best. He's a phenominal director and has great stories to tell. He is the reason I aim to become an English teacher. He's left a permanant mark on me and forever will be my favorite teacher. There is no one out there that can top this guy. I ? Doherty.

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Mr. D!!! Such an awesome teacher!! Was quite difficult but, very much needed. I learned so much from his teaching. And he cares so much for all his students and their success. One of the best teachers I've had.

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I do not think rating a teachers easiness on a scale of "bad, poor, okay, good or great" can reflect them well in any light, hence the reason I chose okay. He did not let you slack off, but his presence in the classroom was very open and engaging. He challenged me to participate in class, realizing I was shy. That is a challenging task for a teacher, and if done right one that can completely change their sudents life. Mr. Doherty is a fantasic teacher and has left a permenant mark in my life.

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Having him as a teacher was my first year of actually ENJOYING English class... he is so real and helpful. Be Lucky If You Have Him!!! (:

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Doherty is why I decided to become an English teacher. :)

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He stares into your soul! :) but in a totally good way

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Amazing guy. His classes were so hard but he is such a great teacher that it makes up for that.

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i had him last year. greatest teacher. he really cares about helping his students learn, actually learn. my essays are 100000x better cuz of him. :)

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probably one of the greatest teachers ever. hands down. hon english was one of the hardest classes ever, but he was so passionate about his students and so much fun that it was worth it.

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his class is my most stressful. english has never been this hard for me.

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The best part about Mr. Doherty is he cares. He'll take the time out to help no matter what. If you ever feel behind, just talk to him. It's the best class I've had yet.

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He's a really good teacher and his class is great, but he shoves his ideas down your throat.

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Very good teacher, takes a while to get used to the class, but once you got it down you will role through the class. Its over before you know it!

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You just can't say enough good things about Mr. Doherty, he is seriously one of the best teachers in that whole building. He doesn't just teach English, he helps you find yourself and build confidence

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Hardest grader I have ever encountered and I am in college now. But a great teacher who knows his stuff and once you get it, you're set for your whole college career. I sail through papers with A's!

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He is the best teacher ever! He may be seem really tough but I learned so much. His class really prepares you for the future.He is amazing and you should hope you are lucky enough to be in his class.

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I loved his class, made English fun, you won't realize how much you've done until you go back and look at your binder. So much writing, with such a great teacher, its a guarantee you will learn a ton!

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he is the best darn teacher ever. i got a d in his class but i learned alot about myself. he taught me that my grades were based on my expectations of myself. love you dude

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eh. this guy knows his stuff and is definitely the best soph honors, but i'm hoping not as many of you are as deluded about his genuine personality as I've seen here.

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It's like having one of those teachers from movies that every student wishes they had but never thought existed. xD Be envious of the kids in his class.

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he pushes you a lot but im so glad he did. i grew more as a writer with him than any with and other teacher. he's open to helping his students and actually cares whether or not you learn in his class

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He's the most intelligent teacher I've had, yet he's down to earth, hilarious, and genuinely caring. English has never been my favorite subject, but having it with Doherty was extremely enjoyable!

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he actually teaches you and hes excited about teaching. hes cool. just make sure you do the work!

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Doherty is the best teacher i've ever had, hard as hell...but helps you to a degree that makes AP english seem like a breeze

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Mr. Doherty is the best teacher i have ever had and probably ever will have! He is so cool and funny and actually teaches you things. I am 10 times smarter after being in his class

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Doherty is the best English teacher you'll have EVER. He's madly strict in grading and this can get frustrating, but your writing will improve immensely. Awesome, he is! (inversion!)

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He's a really cool guy, but really tough at the same time. He's less hard if you ask him to read papers before they are due-then he like fixes them for you and you dont have to do it yourself

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He's definetly the best english teacher ive ever had. He expects a lot from his students and pushes them to do their best. You can trust him if u need someone to talk to.

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he is one of my favorite teachers @ wvhs!!! :-D totally gunna miss him after graduation!!

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Happy to say I've never had him as a teacher, but I've been in some of his shows. He's a very good director, but he doesn't pick very good shows. Whatever, I like him.

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hes anonoying but cool, i dont really care for him as an english teacher

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He is so great!!! He actually tells us what he wants and isn't boring.

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Mr Doherty taught me so much more in one day of his class than i learned in a whole year. He is positive, fun, and really gets you involved in what you are learning about.

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doherty is a GREAT teacher! i had him for poetry and he's kinda of a hard grader, but he just wants you to improve your writing. also great at acting/dancing!

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Mr. D is a really cool guy... But a hard grader. He gets a little bit moody though

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I LOVE DOHERTY! I can't think of anyone funnier and nicer at WVHS. He's one of the few staff members I'm going to miss next year.

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He is one of the hardest graders in the school. He definetly expects more out of us than we have been prepared for. He is very helpful but very aggresive when he speakse though he doesnt mean to be. Also a close talker.

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He's a hard grader, but he's hillarious and makes the class so much fun!He tap danced for us, how many teachers do that??!!!

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since i'm new to the school everything is so hard for me.. but with mr. doherty i'm not the only one having a hard time.. so far.. he's been a great teacher..

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very hard teacher fun class nice guy but did i say the class was hard?

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I LOVE Doherty. I've never had him as a teacher, but he is the best director. He made me feel very good in GI, and was always very kind to me. MD is the best!

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he's passionate bout his subject but he can be quite mean at times, its a hard class! n' he is one hard grader...but he's pretty funny!

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Mr. Doherty is an english teacher who really knows what he's doing. He's a hard grader, very hilarious, an ironically trippy speller, but don't badmouth him!

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I LOVE DOHERTY! he's so nice and funny! he's 1 of my faves! although it is hard to get an A, i still love him!

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I love you Mr. Doherty!!!! he is the one of the coolest teachers WV has ever had!! He is also the best director!! I'm going to miss you next year Doherty!!

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I like this guy

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Hes a great guy, besides he taught me alot 4 the ACT. im actually doing better in his class now!

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I appreciate that he doesn't sit by the computer while we work! Wonderful personality! Such a difference from Mrs. Stevens!

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Very good teacher. He knows his stuff and lets the students have some fun while they learn. Getting an A is rare, though.

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I like Doherty as a person, but not as a director. He has to remember that he is supposed to be an autority figure & has no right to gossip about his students

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doherty is awesome.very smart.very passionate.very funny.very hard tho.he was a great break during english as a student teacher with bello. good director.

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A pretty cool person in general, and very helpful in class but WOW. What a hard grader...he kinda has a temper too...but a nice guy overall!

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He grades hard and is mean about it sometimes

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The best teacher ever, but nearly impossible to get an A.

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Mr. Doherty is great. He is the only teacher I've ever had who actually teaches important stuff. So what if hes the hardest grader on earth, we still learn.

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I am a better person for having known him. He is my favorite teacher of all time, and a good friend as well. I love!

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Mr. Doherty is one of the nicest and most talented people I have met in my life! He loves what he does and is amazing at it! Doherty you truely are the coolest!

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Hey as long as he doesn't have a personal conversation for more than 3 minutes with students, im fine with him

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he helped me be a good writer

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I LOVE DOHERTY! Talk about a man who is actually passionate about what he does. He inspires people.

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Mr. Doherty, hes a cool guy, good tap dancer, and he made G.I. really really fun. He's funny and keeps school on a fun, relaxing note.

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I've never had him as a teacher but he is a great tech director

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DOHERTY ROCKS!! His thoughts are profound, and his personality is hilarious! I love you!!!

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mr Doherty had defined the work TEACHER he's the only teacher ive ever had that actually teaches and i learn something from. way to go mr. D!

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aww I love Doherty! I've had him as a teacher & in the musical. Eh, that was alright.. next time, try it with talent! lol best quote ever!

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I wish i had more teachers like him. He wants u to do well and he is a hard grader but its all good. Also helpful with problems outside of school.DREAM CRUSHER!

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A great really fun teacher

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Hard teacher but one of the best!

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Haha Mr D most of the people on here talk about your favorite- TAP!

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he is a very very good teacher but at the same time he is a very hard grader. he expects a lot from his students but he teaches extremely well.

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DOHERTY ROCKS MY SOCKS!!11 Okay, so I've never had him as a teacher either, but he's one of the coolest and funniest people ever+he's an INCREDIBLE DIRECTOR!!!1

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Mr. Doherty is one of the best English teachers, he's so helpful

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Doherty is cool. His face is always pleasent neutral.

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He's been really helpful with the musical, and he is easy to work with. On top of that, kind of a kid at heart.

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BEST TEACHER EVER! Well, I've never had him as a teacher, but he taught me to tap dance! I LOVE DOHERTY! He's not only a teacher, he's a triple-threat!

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I LOVE MR. DOHERTY!!!! He is so hilarious. He's also a killer triple threat!!! I just love him.

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