Average 4.58 based on 15 teacher ratings
Tom Vanderhyde is a History teacher at West Hills High School located in Santee, California and part of Grossmont Union High School District. Tom Vanderhyde's 15 teacher ratings contributes to West Hills High School's ranking of 553 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at West Hills High School is 4.22 stars.
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I don't understand why people say he chooses favorites based on how popular you are. I was a total nobody in class and he was still nothing but kind to me. He's hilarious, really caring, and super helpful. Easily my favorite teacher ever!

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He was the best teacher. Definitely my favorite class junior year. I guess I was one of his favorites, but I'm not a cheerleader or a jock, I just participated in class and had fun.

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Vanderhyde does pick favorites. However, he makes class enjoyable by sharing personal stories that relate to topics. He's funny and very likable. He is strict to a certain degree, but it's not too bad.

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Good teacher.Not too much homework, but their is a little. Just make sure you study a little before tests and exams and you should be fine. I must agree with the other ratings though, it seems like Mr. Vanderhyde picks his favorite students.

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Don't know why people were saying he picks favorites because of your social status at school. i wasn't a cheerleader and i would say that he liked me a lot--even though he frequently had to move my seat due to class interruptions. i was an overly active participant in his class though and a class clown, i got a good grade because i did my work right, and anyone who didnt get a good grade didnt do the homework or study. probably the coolest teacher ever, and i LOVED "we didn't start the fire"

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well, I was a favorite,

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lots of the girls really like him, he has favorites, i actually try in his class and i still dont get good grades and he doesnt care about you if your not "popular" and he doesnt really care about you

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he picks favorites and screwed me over on my grade. your either a favorite, someone who blends in, or someone he likes to pick on and it's not based on your grade.

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He's really good at catching you using your phone during class. Good teacher and friend.

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vanderman is the sickest teacher at WH. he actually makes history a blast and he knows his ish.. behave in that class, do your work and you'll be just fine

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frickin A, i love that guy. he knows so much stuff! haha. definetely a great AND fun class.

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Taught me how to be a better person and for that I'll am greatful. Good class efficiency and rarely chose favs you just had to be an active participant.

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he was sooo cool! i loved his class....didnt do well on tests, but i didnt really read all the notes to my best ability. hes so great...loves teaching and the school...spirited! funny and actually teaches! does tend to pick on favorites, but never leaves

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One of the best teachers at the school. Very caring and genuine. Lame jokes :) Easy to talk to. Love him with all my heart.

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