Average 4.04 based on 34 teacher ratings
Tom Hall is a Science teacher at Amador Valley High School located in Pleasanton, California and part of Pleasanton Unified School dISTRICT. Tom Hall's 34 teacher ratings contributes to Amador Valley High School's ranking of 1,003 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Amador Valley High School is 4.04 stars.
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I had him 3 years ago (some might recognize me from this), and for some reason, he really didn't like me. I'm a quiet student, never used my phone (a pet peeve of his), and did well in his class. I spilled milk in his class once, and he'd make fun of me for it a few times every week until the end of school. There were also other things he did to make me feel unwelcome in class and tbh now that I look back I realize that there was nothing wrong with me - no teacher should behave that way

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Amazing teacher should not be underated

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He likes to pick on his students. I'm not sure if he really likes any student at all. His teasing isn't that bad though, but you do get the feeling that he kind of looks down on you in a smirking way (at least in his reg physics class). Overall his class is pretty easy and chill as long as you do the hw occasionally to get an idea of what's going on. People who regularly take honors or AP classes will find it a piece of cake.

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Helps if you need it, does demos, is very fun, wants the students to learn. He will match your effort-if you try to work it out and ask for help, he will help and try to make you undrestand

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For everyone who says you can't learn from him and that he doesn't know what he is talking bout, thats wrong. He teaches to the majority for obvious reasons, but if you don't understand then you can go in after class and take 5 minutes with him and he will explain it specifically to you. Great teacher, Great guy. Glad I had him for physics and AP physics!

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Funny guy, not a great teacher. He tells a lot of punny jokes and does a lot of fun demos, but as far as presenting the actual material goes... I constantly found myself lost. Still got an A in the class, but only because I was able to teach myself.

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Amazing teacher and extremely patient with students

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Mr.Hall teaches Physics and AP Physics. He teaches in class, explains the topic thoroughly, and has a lot of patience. If you have any additional questions, he is willing to help. He gives moderate amounts of homework. Very fun loving teacher. I have not heard a SINGLE person say that he is a bad teacher. In my opinion, he is the best Teacher at Amador. He actually teaches the concept rather than letting us learn by ourselves. Since I had him for only AP, he is a good teacher for AP too.

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mr hall is the sweetest guy! he doesnt pick favorites and hes nice to anyone. if you ask him a question he doesnt mind taking a bunch of time to go over something until you understand. love mr hall!

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Does many demos and tells corny jokes all the time. I learn from the book (you can do that with Physics) sometimes we just do nothing all day. Nice guy, not a really good teacher = easy A.

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not the best teacher take physics at las po if you want to learn something he is highly disorganized and gets mad if you ask questions he does not know the answer to

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loves to do demos and i think it is to just hide that he does not really understand physics. if you ask him to explain he just rambles on and on. he does not get it. easy class though

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he is an awsome guy .. i suggest gettn to kno him because he can really help u out. he got me to pass Ap phsyics and those of u that kno me know that i am not the type of person to b e passing it.

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Great demos. I don't think he explains well though

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Makes physics fun, but not a good AP teacher. I am not sure he really understands the stuff, especially the math. Maybe Barnett could teach AP, I hear she gets it.

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I liked physics after taking his class!

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awesome guy. love the demos!

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He shows us great demos!

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Great man. Can't explain physics.

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He is a VERY nice man and funny, but he's not very good at explaining physics- and he tries to ignore calculus when it would be easier to just incorporate it.

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Mr. Hall is the best teacher at Amador! Take this class.

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amaxing teacher!

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I'm not very good at Physics, but his class is great and he really wants to help you out if you're having any trouble. He's a great teacher.

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Mr. Hall is great

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This fool is over-rated! He would say stupid jokes all the time that weren't very funny. HW was easy, OK teacher.

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the way he teaches and uses demonstrations and jokes= awsome teacher

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hes ok but not as good as people say he is

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The teacher that brought memories that will never be forgotten.

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Mr. Hall is the best teacher I have ever had, I look forward to his class every day. If you get Denlinger for Physics switch out. She sucks.

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makes physics, yeah i said physics, PHUN!

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best teacher ive had so far

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Great teacher teaching a great subject!! Fun(ie) jokes too!

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