Average 4.17 based on 42 teacher ratings
Darin Erickson is a retired Science teacher at Westlake High School located in Westlake Village, California and part of Conejo Valley Unified School District. Darin Erickson's 42 teacher ratings contributes to Westlake High School's ranking of 1,118 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Westlake High School is 4.0 stars.
3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
4
Knowledge
2
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty
3
Recommended
4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
4
Knowledge
3
Textbook Use
2
Exam Difficulty

You won't learn much, but he's such a great dude and he's hilarious. If you want to understand chem though, switch to Mrs. Cord. Mr Erickson is so great

5
Recommended
1
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
3
Knowledge
2
Textbook Use
1
Exam Difficulty

Really nice guy with a good heart, sometimes he should shut his mouth however. Has no idea how to teach. Rushes on everything. Has to constantly put quizzes into 2 days because his students always raise their hands. He ignores a hand sometimes because he's busy talking to others. Gives up if his class is loud. Not a good teacher, only a good person(most of the time).

5
Recommended
3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
5
Knowledge
2
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

Great teacher, very funny, willing to help out any of his students

5
Recommended
2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
5
Knowledge
1
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

Mr erickson is by far the best teacher I have ever had. Yeah he might get distracted in class and he might not teach as well as others but he makes a subject like chemistry enjoyable and memorable. He's a great guy inside and out. He's so enjoyable to be around and everyday I've had him he always brings a smile to my face. He's a living teacher who cares about you and your grades and he want a the best I would definitely recommend mr erickson as a teacher

5
Recommended
3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
5
Knowledge
2
Textbook Use
2
Exam Difficulty

Mr Erickson changed my life. He's by far the most passionate teacher you will meet. While he may get distracted in class & you might not understand the material clearly, he is so concerned for your well being. One time after class i came to him in tears of stress from missing so much school & he understandingly sat me down and got my head on straight. He will give you valuable life lessons in class & make high school a more enjoyable experience. Thank you Mr. E for everything.

5
Recommended
4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
5
Knowledge
4
Textbook Use
2
Exam Difficulty

overall hes a good teacher and a really friendly guy. I mean he sometimes bags on people but mostly as a joke. his tests and classwork are easy but at the end of the year I felt like I learned something. pretty decent class

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
1
Knowledge
2
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

Didn't learn anything

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
5
Knowledge
1
Textbook Use
2
Exam Difficulty

Mr Erickson is a great fun guy who puts the fun back in school. Great guy, yet not the best teacher

5
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
4
Knowledge
3
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

hands down one of my favorite human beings. you may not feel like you understand everything he says sometimes, but you will absolutely love the type of person he embodies. he's extremely passionate about his job and loves each student, taking the time to get to know them and learn to make them laugh. adored his class even though it was sometimes really challenging--chem can be a downer. will never forget how much he taught me about how to be a great person.

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
2
Knowledge
2
Textbook Use
4
Exam Difficulty

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge
3
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

Mr Erickson is the most passionate, interesting, nice teacher at Westlake. He makes the school the great school it is.

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
4
Knowledge

Mr. Erickson is by far one of the best teachers Westlake has. He makes class fun, but you still learn a lot.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge

Best teacher i have ever had! teaches you a lot and also makes the class fun.. no one should ever say he is a bad teacher.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge

Great teacher, was easy to learn from and made the class fun

2
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

Students believe he makes science fun. I don't know why WHS buys his student's biology textbooks, he doesn't use them. No thought provoking homework, or really any homework to speak of.

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

I graduated in 2007, but there is no doubt in my mind that he is as great now, or even better, than he was when he taught me. He encourages his students to focus and pay attention for optimal learning results. He even takes further steps by taking interest in his students, even when class is not i

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Mr. Erickson is the best teacher i have ever met and he has the most genuine personality.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Great guy with a good sense of humor, does his best to help you if you don't understand.

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Mr. Erickson is awesome! He teaches the material clearly, and if you don't understand it, he will gladly go over anything that you need. He is really really weird, but in a good way! He always makes the class laugh with his weird antics. He's probably one of the best teachers I've ever had!

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Mr. Erickson is an awesome teacher with a good sense of humor.

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Great, funny guy. He really helps you get into science and understand it..... even if you don't like science. I had him for chem. He beat the equations and other material into our head. He also likes to go on tangents.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

He makes science fun.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

love talking fantasy football with him

2
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

He's ok. I mean, he teaches things really quickly and doesn't really explain. If you ask him to explain it still doesn't make sense. Some of his jokes are really corny, but some are funny.

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Mr. Erickson is a phenomenal teacher! He truly cares about his students and even spends his lunch break helping kids. He uses his sense of humor and enthusiasm for science to make class fun and interesting. He is a gifted teacher and there should be more people like him in our schools.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

HILARIOUS!!! you learn a lot from him as well

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Dude the best teacher ever hes hilarious u want him he makes it fun and cuts alot of slak GET HIM!!!!

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

2
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

Best teacher ever. He's hilarious and you can tell that he just loves what he does. He doesn't play favorites and you can tell that he really wants to help you. His classes are hard, but you learn a lot and he makes them worth your time.

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

coolest teacher alive, enough said.

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

ok, Mr. Erickson is the best teacher ever. He is so cool and he is super nice and funny in his classes. I hated Biology, but it was my favorite class!

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Besides Mrs. Merahbi, Mr E is the coolest teacher ever! He always made class funny and fun. And he taught us how to play with fire which is way cool!

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

This is a guy who turned down a job at Amgen to TEACH! At WHS! Enough said.

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

Mr. E is so great! I loved going to class because he made it enjoyable. He wanted everyone to do well and tried to help that happen. I want to visit him!

1
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

Hardest class I've ever had, but Mr. E makes it one of my favorites. It's incredibly enjoyable to watch him make fun of particular students.

1
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

great guy!

4
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

Mr. Ericson is great. He's a good whistler, too. I hate the subject, but Mr. Ericson almost makes it worth going.

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Probably one of the best teachers iv ever had. Hes a great guy and not only does he make learning fun but he makes it easy.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

coolest teacher ever

5
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

man ... this guy's insane ... he's cool .. but i think he's spent a little to much time in the chem lab.

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Greatest teacher ever!!!

Similar science teachers like Darin Erickson?

16 Ratings
Kyle Skaff Science
11 Ratings
8 Ratings
4 Ratings
Ryan Hendrickson Former Science
3 Ratings

Learn more about Westlake High School

5-star
69%
4-star
11%
3-star
9%
2-star
4%
1-star
5%
Based on 1,464 Ratings
Westlake High School is a public high school located in Westlake Village, California and part of Conejo Valley Unified School District. Westlake High School is ranked 1,117 in California. Learn More