Average 4.53 based on 128 teacher ratings
Dan Bornfeld is a Social Studies teacher at Aliso Niguel High School located in Aliso Viejo, California and part of Capistrano Unified School District. Dan Bornfeld's 128 teacher ratings contributes to Aliso Niguel High School's ranking of 904 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Aliso Niguel High School is 4.1 stars.
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He is such a great teacher....unless all u want is an A

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Mr. Bornfeld is the greatest teacher I have ever had. I was initially reluctant to take his class, but I do not regret taking it at all. He has prepared all of his students for not only the AP exam, but academic and social life in general. His class changes your worldview and it is one of the only things I look forward to, going to school each day. Beware, you will not enjoy this class if you do not enjoy learning or are afraid to have your b.s. called out. Overall, Borny is my fave, 10/10.

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He's a pretty good teacher, kind of intimidating. Also we're pretty sure he's a communist, so... there's that :)

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Interesting, very interesting. HE Ian a little intimidating but I guess he's ok. I sorta recomend him if your not like um um scared of work or a grade grubber

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Borny is the best teacher I've had thus far in my education. You will never experience a teacher who is more passionate about their subject matter, and you will never have a teacher who cares as much as he does. Absorb everything he teaches you, and appreciate the effort he puts in. A class I will remember for the rest of my life.

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Dan is my queen. He gave me a hard time but it was all good cause I learned a lot from him and his class. He actually cares- which is a HUGE deal- all the other teachers at aliso seem to be in it for the money, ( because where else do you get paid for doing nothing) or cause it's too late to settle into a new career. I can't reccommend this class enough. It was a great time and I'll always miss it

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Borny is an incredible teacher. His extensive knowledge is clearly expressed through his passionate way of teaching and ability to answer practically any class-related question with excitement and accuracy. As one of the first AP classes you can take, it's a clear indicator of what else is to come. Him and the class can be tough and strenuous, but it is such a great experience because in his class you learn more than just European history because he's not one of those mundane instructors. GLHF!!

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I came into this class loving it. Yes Mr. Bornfeld is very intelligent and knows what he's doing. I know he doesn't like me and I've accepted that but he makes me feel like I don't belong in the class. Now I look bad and I don't like the class because things got too personal and my self esteem went down. I have straight A's in all my classes and I have a D in his. So be prepared because I made the mistake of not reading enough. Be ready for the challenge

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Such a great teacher. He's very tough and it helps prepare you for AP testing. You learn so much from this class and it really changes your perspective on the world. At first I didn't like him because sometimes he can be hard on his students, but honestly TAKE THE CLASS. So worth it. Improved my knowledge on the world around me and my writing skills. If you're a freshman deciding on AP Chem or AP Euro, take Euro. Trust me.
By the way, second semester is so much fun. Don't bail out and drop.

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Mr.Bornfeld is one of those teachers who isnt afraid to cut you down to size. The kids that don't like him are the shy kids who he tries to get to open up or the rich kids who think they always deserve A's without working. Like him or not, there is no slacking in class, the man has eyes like a hawk. I had him last year and he caught me the one time I ever had my phone out. To this day he still says hi to me when he sees me. Great guy. Take this class, but you have to work. hard class

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His only move in intimidation is staring at you. That's how he expresses his dominance, nothing else. Other than that, he's a great teacher, but expects you to know things that you wouldn't know.

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Greatest teacher I have had. I hate school with a passion, and I want to go to his class. It is always the highlight of my day, and I miss the class on the days I don't have it. He's incredibly funny and very knowledgable not only on what he's teaching, but he knows EXACTLY how every student thinks, often calling us out for being drones. The trick to the class is to know what he wants, which he makes very clear. A couple of students made a whole bunch of memes of him that show exactly how he is.

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AP Euro is not impossible, but don't take it if you're not prepared to study. He was always there, whether it was the weekend, before, or after school. He's incredibly passionate and cares a lot about his students. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

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Bornfeld was one of the few teachers who actually prepared me for college level courses. He may seem hard to students who are used to skating by unnoticed, but he truly wants each and every one of his students to learn, not just pass.

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Bornfeld tends to pick on the shy kids by hurting their self esteem and then he declaring that he was trying to push the RIGHT buttons on them.I will admit that bornfeld has a lot of experience and he's a good academic teacher but not socially.

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A tough teacher. Comes across as unfair and should be more open to the students' point of view when he works to flush out those students who aren't willing to or cannot put in the necessary time to do well in his class. Requires dedication to class.

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Borny is literally one of the best teachers i have ever had. He thinks high of himself and is sort of a girl, but is never less an AMAZING teacher. He prepares everyone for the AP test and as long as you put in the work you will succeed in his class.

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It's been about 6 years since I was in Borny's AP Euro class, and I still find him the most inspirational teacher ever. He is passionate about what he teaches, but I guarantee you will come out of his classroom learning about a lot more than history.

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Mr. Bornfeld will like you if you participate in class. All he wants is to get us fired up for history the way he is. I don't know how he gets all the energy and passion for his subject. But he is an amazing teacher and I feel like I'm learning something that will be useful to me in the future. He tends to repeat his jokes a lot and he can be harsh sometimes, but honestly, that's just his way of showing he cares about us.

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Bornys a pretty cool guy... a lot of people don't like him because they think he is self glorified but he really is just there because he cares about his students and wants to spark a passion in history... before this class I hated history but now I think it is much more interesting...

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One of the few teachers at Aliso that actually cares about his students. While he was a hard teacher, I learned much more than just history in his class.

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There are no words to describe how incredible Mr. Bornfeld is. He has taught me that school is not just for the grade, but for learning. He makes everything interesting, even if it is the most dull topic. I never look at the clock in his class. It may seem too difficult, but even if you have a bad grade, it is worth continuing on, for he changes student lives. I know that mine will never be the same and I will always remember him as the greatest teacher of all.

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I have always hated history, but Bornfeld's strong reputation as one of the best teachers on campus convinced me to take this class. He is clearly passionate about teaching his subject and he seeks to prepare his students for anything that might appear on the AP test. Although this class is not EASY, I thoroughly enjoyed it because he made history very interesting. He is definitely the teacher I respect the most out of all my years of education so far.

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A great teacher, he will flip out you randomly though but is hilarious. It's not that he gives sooo much homework, but rather that you constantly need to be reading and studying if u want to get anything around a B or A...

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I took Bornfeld's class three years ago (2009-10) and I still rave about how wonderful this man and how amazing his class is. Although the material is tough and Bornfeld is pretty strict, he's a fantastic teacher and is always willing to help if you're willing to work hard. He's taught me so much more than just European history, but about life in general. I still apply "Borny-isms" to my every day life. If you're reading this Borny, thank you for everything! :)

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Great man, Greater teacher. Has such a desire to teach his students.

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Borny is probably one of the best teachers i have ever had. really interesting and actually teaches the info.

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It would be better if he doesn't lock his door for zero period. I mean, seriously, who can wake up early and go to school at 6:50 A.M. sharp everyday? You gotta give me some leeway. Other than that, his class is full of fun. But don't expect an A in his class because unless you spend 4 hours everyday to study for his class, you'll get a B

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Mr. Bornfeld is one of the greatest teachers I have ever had. He is one of my idol/role models that I will continue to appreciate throughout my whole life. His class, AP European History, is so invigorating and interesting, hour long lectures seem to fly by. From the usual curriculum, to occasional life lessons, he truly changes the meaning of history and life. He has such a deep care and love for all of his students, and truly goes out of his way to make his students experience history.-ShayneB

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Mr. Bornfeld is by far the best teacher I have ever had. He did an amazing job teaching one of the hardest AP classes in the country, I Feel privileged to have been able to be in his class.

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Awesome teacher. Very knowledgeable and takes many opportunities for life lessons. Class is kinda tough, especially if you procrastinate (which you will). Most of the tests don't really relate to what is done in class, howeve

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Best teacher ever. He is very knowledgeable on the subject and makes everything very easy, however his tests are irrelevant to what we learn in class and require as much logic and speed as they do overall understanding on the

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NO CELL PHONES! Interesting class. This is not a class you can sleep or zone-out in so don't even try because then you will be pointed out. And it will get very embarrasing, very fast. Nice teacher, knows what he is teaching

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BEST TEACHER I EVER HAD I LOVE BORNY! he is really easy to talk to and he is very understanding! enjoy your year with him!

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mr b's really good at keeping the class interesting and really gets you thinking. its a little scary when he gets mad, but he never really gets mad without good reason.

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he was the best teacher i have ever had. he's extremely passionate about what he teaches which in turn makes for a fun and entertaining class. i wish he could teach all of my boring classes honestly.

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best teacher I have ever had in my life

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Best teacher I've ever had. I wish I could take his class all over again because he taught me so much. I really wish I had gotten to know him better while I had the chance.

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I can't begin to describe how much I loved his class. Highlight of my high school career :)

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Bornfeld is one of the best teachers I've ever had. He teaches his class like a real college course (I would know), and encourages his students to actually think in his class, not absorb information mindlessly.

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Amazing teacher

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he's the best! he constantly encourages his students to actually think and makes history enjoyable! We love you Borny!! p.s wait...no you wait

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This is probably the best teacher that I have ever had in my entire life. If you are a freshmen, sign up for this course, it may be difficult but this guys is amazing. He truly understands students as a friend. so much respec

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Mr Bornfeld is an amazing teacher who really cares about how well his students due. His class is insanely hard and stressful, but he is just trying to prepare us for the AP test.

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His class is HARD. However, he's always there for you, getting to ANHS at 6am every day. While he may seem intimidating at first, his class is a blast and on the whole Borny is an amazing teacher, and makes history exciting

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bornfeld is a really chill teacher but his class is ridiculously hard... STUDY

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Mr. Bornfeld is quite possibly my favorite teacher I've ever had. He is a very very caring teacher regardless of how callous he seems. I found his class and learning from him extremely rewarding. His class is hard though.

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HARD CLASS.

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I don't know what the rest of these reviewers are on, but I think Mr. Bornfeld's a great teacher. He really knows how to teach AP Euro instead of popping in a video or giving us busy work. He's in my top ten best teachers!

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Bornefeld is really cool. essays are pretty hard, but multiple choice isn't too hard, but overall a really hard class

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borny is the best :) his class is really hard. the multiple choice problems arent as bad as the DBQs. dont think the map test will be easy..study. the grade you get on that is the grade for the rest of your semester

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Best teacher I've EVER had.

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Bornfeld is a great teacher and he makes the class really intresting even if its challenging. STUDY FOR THE MAP TEST, dont't "dig yourself a hole." The hardest thing is the essay not multiple choice. A+ teacher.

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Bornfeld is the best teacher I've ever had. His biggest wish is for you to get a good great and pass your AP Euro test. A tough teacher, a tough class though also a cool and chill teacher who plays musics during classtime : ]

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best teacher ive ever had. most supportive and loving one too.

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the best teacher in anhs hands down.

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He's an amazing teacher and his class is cool, but ti's one of the hardest you will ever take

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He's funny, and he teaches great! He grades hard, however... But he's wonderful

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hahaha. he's a great teacher. challenges you, but in a really good way. study heard though... the material's tough, and the AP test is tougher. but i learned so much about europe and life in that class.

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Great teacher, and he really teaches you lessons not only on history of europe, but life.

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The best teacher i've had in high school. His class is really tough, but it's worth it. You learn so much and he really prepares you for the ap test

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He was the best teacher I have ever had. His class is tough, dont expect everything to be handed to you on a silver platter. He cares about his students and teaches you useful life skills. He prepares you for the real world

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After all four years of high school...he is still one of my favorites.

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I worked with Dan for several years and have known him longer still. He is more than a hard working, dedicated professional - he cares about his profession and even more about his students.

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An excellent teacher...NOT ambiguous!

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At the time, I thought the class was hard. But he prepared us very well. I love Bornfeld, he's an amazing teacher. He is still one of my favorite teachers and I look up to him. The material still sticks with me.

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Don't try to get on his good side...he doesn't have one. HARD CLASS but worth it.

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Good teacher! Knows alot, but he favors certain students. Very Hard class, but manageable. Never ask him a question about hw. He never answers it and even if he does, it's always unclear. But, his class is worth it.

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He's a very good teacher, but he has his flaws. He favors the varsity people and volleyball players...alot. But besides that, hes pretty down to earth except with his OCD. He's a good person, except when it comes to grades

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he's a good teacher, and u can really tell that he knows a lot...but when you want to know something, and he thinks that you are trying to get answers out of him, he won't say anything....and his directions are ambiguous

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Pretty good teacher, but really hard. that year i got all A's both semesters in all my classes except his, in which I got a C, and a B. i was in all advanced classes, too.

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THE GREATEST TEACHER EVER. Euro is the only class that i look foward to and is one of the very few teachers that cares about his students. His class is NEVER boring and you always leave class learning something. hard to hate

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The class isn't that hard and the map test wasn't hard either, just study a week before it, don't wait for the last minute. Great teacher. I love this class. The tests are hard, make sure you know extra info about thematerial

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looking back on it, he was a good teacher and made it a good AP Euro class. I liked his class and it wasn't as hard as everyone said it was or would be, but it wasn't easy. Good times in there.

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Such a hard class, probably the hardest one i've ever taken, but he's such an awesome teacher. he's funny, and tries to have a good relationship with his students. hard tests/hw but i passed the ap test cuz of him

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Agreed Study for the map test. Very tough class. Although he is very cool and i respect him, he is a little too tough on the assignments and the tests are hard.

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Had him last year, 2005 - 2006 shool year, and I have this much to say: While Mr. Bornfield is a cool guy and can be fun, he is a bit harsh. I barely managed a C, but I did pass the AP test with a 4. STUDY A LOT FOR MAP TEST!

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really intimidating class at first.. You have to be ready to read alot of material and read it over again to understand it. Your writing will improve with this class, especially with the SAT essay. make sure you do your work.

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too compulsive... doesnt really convince that he is really "just kidding" its more like haha i'm smarter than you & it is belittling. o & he takes joy in making his students cry

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Most awesome teacher ever. I certainly wouldn't have passed the AP test without his class. Borny's awesome.

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Unlike other classes, I actually leave Mr. Bornfeld's class knowing that I've learned something. He shares his passion for history with his students. Euro is tough, but worth it.

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He is by far the best history teacher i have ever had. You come out of his class feeling great and having learned something worthwhile. He is simply an awesome person!!!

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ap euro is a really hard class. but i love the way he teaches it because he actually makes you learn something instead of memorizing random facts. best teacher i have had so far!

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all i know is he likes to read this kind of stuff. but although i try to act like i dont like him, hes kinda hard to hate. cept when u get ur grades back. that sucks.

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its a hard class but its not his fault beacuse hence the "AP" in AP Euro so I dont know why people complain, if you think his class is hard wait until college, you'll cry.

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really good teacher. grades hard, but grades dont really mean everything in his class.

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hes great but he picks on me.

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He's the best thing to happen to me soph year. He's by no means easy, but he's very effective. You'll learn a lot about Euro, life, and how to push yourself. It's worth the effort.

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Heard so much about him! I'll have him next year. I head that his class is a nightmare but he's an awesome teacher. I'm really looking forward to meeting him.

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He is one of the best teachers I have ever had! He is extremely funny and I always looked forward to coming to Ap Euro! Because of him I passed the AP exam!

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down to earth guy. hes not hard if u STOP studying and START thinking.

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Okay so his class was a nightmare. But could you ask for a more down-to earth teacher? I think he should have spent less time on the Ren., and more on the end of the year.

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Awesome teacher. One of the freaking best classes I've ever taken!!!

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I had him as a volleyball coach but looking behind that, he is a fun teacher to have if you are not academically challenged.

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