Average 4.95 based on 90 teacher ratings
Alan Torretto is a Science/Biology teacher at Poway High School located in Poway, California and part of Poway Unified School District. Alan Torretto's 90 teacher ratings contributes to Poway High School's ranking of 967 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Poway High School is 4.41 stars.
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Alan Torreto has a passion to teach kids biology. His energy and passion increased my child’s passion for biology. When he retired he gave my son a red tail boa constrictor that my son renamed Alan in tribute to his great biology teacher.
We both hope he is enjoying his retirement and feel fortunate to have had him as a teacher before he retired.

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I can not even begin to express my thoughts about Mr. Torretto. As I have told him many times, he is the best teacher that I have ever had. He explained concepts in an interactive way that connects to life to make the idea super clear to his students. He is sooo hard-working and after 44 years, is still super enthusiastic and happy about teaching! He is also very kind, hilarious, and just a cool guy. I will miss seeing him every day, but am so lucky to have gotten him as a teacher two years ago.

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My favorite teacher for sure and I was a terrible student. He would go out of his way to get me my homework and in class work while suspended. He was so amazing and taught me so much and made it fun in some crazy way. I can type all day about this man!

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honestly was the best teacher I have ever had. I hated going to school but would go just because I knew I would be doing something fun in his class.

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Truly one of the best teachers in the PUSD. He's got a really good sense of humor and he's one of the few teachers I didn't have to fake my laughter for. Also, his class is insanely easy. USE QUIZLET. I suck at Bio but Quizlet helped me get an easy A for each test. Literally the same questions as one the test.

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Most amazing teacher. EVER. Everything he ever taught me will stick with me my whole life. Not politically correct or conventional by any means, but best and funniest teacher I have ever had.

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Best teacher I've had in my whole life.im not kidding. He's crazy and weird but I love that I had an A- in his class but I left the school (I moved) now I'm barley passing with a D. Whoever has him is veryyyyy lucky.

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Best teacher I ever had, hands down

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Best teacher ever

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Still can't say my name right, but he is the greatest science teacher I ever had. I love biology!

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I had him and let me tell you something he was the greatest teacher I've ever had in my life. He explains everything clearly and he's super fun and crazy.

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He was the best teacher I ever had

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Best teacher I ever had

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Best teacher ever! Had him in his first great at Poway high!

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Of all the teachers I've ever had, he was the one that taught me the most. I loved every minute of his course (after day 1, when most kids tried to quit) :-). That was way back in 1987- and I still tell my kids stories about my time with Mr. T. Awesome teacher.

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Easiest class I've ever taken. He is such an amazing teacher. I probably learned more in freshman bio than I did in AP Bio.

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since he has been teaching for so long, he really has the resources and perfect worksheets to help you understand and learn. the lab book we use is catered to the age group and reference material really well. also, just a nice teacher

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Mr. Torretto is a fantastic teacher. He is great at explaining topics and has a natural way of helping us students understand.

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He was the best science teacher I have ever had. I hope he doesn't retire before my siblings get the chance to be in his class when the are in biology. I still remember nearly everything he taught us. Especially the marine ecology field trip labs. That was my most memorable moment in his class. I really miss it.

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He's freaking crazy it's great. So glad he hasn't retired yet.

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Had him my freshman year the best teacher i have ever had. He made it really easy to understand. Love all the animals in the room.

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Amazing teacher! I'm in his Honors Biology right now, and he already is my favorite teacher! Hilarious and awesome guy! You gotta have him! Seriously, he may be my favorite teacher I already had! Great guy!

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Such a fun teacher!! EVERYTHING he does is funny and it sticks with you! After coming off of Mills from TPMS i was ready for a SUPER teacher to compensate for that year i pretty much lost and i got one!

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Mr. Torretto was my biology teacher at PHS in 1977/78. Can you believe that after all these years, I have never forgotten what I learned from him and the fun I had in his class. Still remember the u

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Great teacher. Get on his good side though, or he'll pick on you all year. I learned so much in his class. As long as you do the homework you will get an A and if you thoroughly do the review sheets y

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AWESOME TEACHER!!!!! one of the best teachers ive ever had!:)

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AMAZING

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COOLEST PERSON EVER!!!

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Mr. Torretto is the BEST teacher..probaly ever and without a dought the best at PHS his class is hilarious, fun, and I learned soooo much :) Favorite teacher... ever.

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I think he'll be the best teacher I've ever had. I will never forget him!

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Easy A!! I love Mr. Torretto. His jokes are hilarious and if he likes you, he'll give you a nickname. Having him as a teacher is a life-changing experience

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I had coach Torretto back in 1993 for science. He made the class enjoyable (and even had time to break up a fight or two). He inspires you to strive for excellence! Thanks coach!!!

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I LOVE YOUUUU MR TORETTO! YOU HAVE TAUGHT ME SOO MUCH. BOTH LIFE LESSONS AND ACADEMICS. YOUR ALWAYS HELPFUL, ENTHUSIASTIC, AND YOU MAKE US ACTUALLY WANT TO LEARN. SO THANKYOU FOR EVERYTHING.

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Wow this is a teacher you can tell that actually enjoys what he does and cares about his students. Hes also really funny but he will embarasse you be careful haha

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I LOVE MR TORRETTO. HE IS THE BEST TEACHER IN THE WHOLE WORLD WITHOUT A DOUBT.

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LOVEEE him! he is one of the best teachers at phs!

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Mr. Torretto is amazing! I learned so much in his class and it was so much fun!!

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I'm a 1989 graduate and still I remember what a great teacher Mr. Torretto was. To this day my brothers and sisters remember him. He was a neighbor of ours also. Great teacher and father.

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Best bio teacher ever! He is crazy smart, has an open classroom in the mornings, and he loves teaching bio (it shows)!!! Top teacher on campus!

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Torretto is an amazing coach and probably the best teacher i have ever had he actually makes class enjoable

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I had Mr. Torretto for Biology. And the first day he joked around with me because I have 8 brothers and sisters, 4 of which were students of his before me. He was so awesome. Best teacher I ever had.

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I had Mr. Torretto for Biology. And the first day he joked around with me because I have 8 brothers and sisters, 4 of which were students of his before me. He was so awesome. Best teacher I ever had.

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i wish i had him SOOO muchh!! i had like the worst bio teacher, and i went into his tutorial ONCE and knew he was better X10000!! If you have any other honors bio teacher, SWITCH TO TORRTTO!!!!!!!!!!!

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Best teacher I've ever had; makes everyone look forward to class

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Ah, Torretto. How I love this man. I'll miss him endlessly next year. He is one of the best teachers I've ever had. His voice tellung us to get lab books will forever haunt me in the best possible way

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He is AWESOME!

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Mr. torretto is the best teacher ever if you don't ever have him i feel sorry for you

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OMG he is the most awesome person ever!!!!!!!! He rocks my knee-high socks!

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i dont know anyone who doesnt love torretto!!! he is the best teacher ever & is ssoooo funny!!!! he makes biology easy

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Bestest teacher ive had in many years, hes easily rememberable

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he is such a great teacher!!!!!

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I remember the stick 15 years later--hated that thing! Wonder if he still has the same one or if it has broken on a desk yet. Fun teacher, though.

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I took AP Bio and got an A because of him. He makes biology so easy to understand. I'm in college now and I still remember things that I learned in Honors Bio. He's intimidating but brilliant!

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I will never forget his man. by far the best teacher at poway. be a "big dog" and you will all do great! watch out for the stick the first few days of school.

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AWSOME, he is the best science teacher that i have had so far. He has the best learning stratagies.

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Mr. Torretto is the best teacher ever!!! The "Biology answer man(Mr.Torretto)" is always there to help you in Biology!!!

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Best teacher.... Dont be intimidated first day, it is just a show

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best teacher everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. i'm gonna miss him so much i wish he taught more than biology. GET HIM GET HIM GET HIM! u'll learn tons, and have a FUN time!

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Seriously one of the most fun and educational teachers I've ever had. He is hilarious and will occasionally pick on students, but all in good fun. He's not afraid to be politically incorrect. Don't make him mad, he'll explode

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he got me so involved in biology! he's the only reason i got an a in honors bio!

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the best teacher i ever had, he makes school really fun

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I've learned so much from him. Not only things on Bio, but just facts about life. He gets you interested in what he's teaching, and explains things really well. Funniest/best non-bando teacher ever!

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Mr. Toretto is the best teacher I have ever had. I've never learned that much from anyone else.

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MOST FUN, HILARIOUS, EXCITING TEACHER IN THE WORLD!! I seriously would have *paid* to go to his class last year, it was that amazing. CONSTANTLY laughing, but you learn SOOO MUCH!!

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Have to love his adrenaline demonstration. He flips a table over! It's hilarious. Great teacher, one-of-a-kind style, Best Bio teacher in PHS.

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funny, makes me laugh every day

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he's one of the best there is.

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Beware, innocent freshmen... frequentley wields a baseball bat! If you dodge well,though, you learn a ton!

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THE best teacher there is out there, he ROCKS

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THE BEST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD, OR WILL EVER HAVE! EXTREMELY FUN AND EXCITING! KEEPS ME AWAKE! TEACHES MATERIAL EXTREMELY WELL SO I CAN ACTUALLY REMEMBER!!!!!

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Mr. Toretto is where it's at, mr. toretto is whats happening!

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By far the best teacher i have ever had! My freshman year was so exciting with him. I will never again have such a great teacher. Flying bats if hes mad

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Love him to death!

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This guy is chill, we play with rattlesnakes and we also do all sorts of cool stuff. just dont make him get is bat out. also its very simple o get an A.justwork

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Makes his point, has fun with kids too much. If all you care about is learning then dont take this class. Very good teacher at getting knowledge through.

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By far the best teacher i have ever had. I will never get a teacher half as good.

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one of the grooviest teachers at poway high

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i have a love for biology now because he was my teacher! he make everything really really clear and fun.i always laughted in his class

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I hated the snakes but loved the class. He definately made my first day of school frosh year memorable.

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Beware baseball bats and flying tables. Excellent teacher, emphasis in ecology rather than molecular bio. If you're against cussing don't get this guy.

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my dawg to the fizzle and the shizzle fo shizzle dizzle

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hes so cool. his way of teaching helps you remember stuff also.

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Dude, torreto is seriously like the coolest teacher ive ever had or seen. Not only does he teach very well, But he makes it awsome to learn and a lot of fun!

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he is the best teacher on this planet!...get on his good side and he'll love you and u'll love him!

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Toretto, had to be one of the most amazing teachers out there

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this guy rocks

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Best teacher

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This guy is GOD

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he;s the coolest

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he was cool, but strict but helpful when used

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he is a tough , funny, awesome teacher

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