Average 4.71 based on 35 teacher ratings
Dave Carlson is a History teacher at Los Alamitos High School located in Los Alamitos, California and part of Los ALamitos. Dave Carlson's 35 teacher ratings contributes to Los Alamitos High School's ranking of 603 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Los Alamitos High School is 4.32 stars.
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I had Carlson for History (2 semesters); Global Markets and Financial Literacy (1 semester); and Military History (1 semester) and I can honestly say that Carlson makes things in every class super clear and easy to understand. Its a serious class, not one to mess around but you learn the absolute most in his classes than in any other class at school. Most dominantly Financial Literacy class is the most helpful and best life preparing class in all of losal.

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I took Global Markets and Financial Literacy (a one semester class) with Mr Carlson. The class was great because I was able to learn all about mortgages and loans, how credit cards work, the secondary mortgage market, and the stock and bond market. It teaches you valuable information pertinent to anyone's life (that most people never get really understand) and is presented in an interesting and easy-to-understand way.

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Mr. Carlson is probably one of the best history teachers on campus. He devotes so much time and effort to teach about American history. What makes it better is that he is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the information he teaches. If you decide to take the APUSH test, Mr. Carlson will help if you ask him. From my experience, he spent his lunches to help my friend and I really nail the information for our APUSH. Thanks to him, we both got 5s on the test.

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Mr.Carlson is an amazing teacher that teaches more about life than just history. However, he makes US History both interesting and understandable through clear lectures and fun examples. I don't regret dropping AP US History to take his class at all. His class was in depth and included military history which APUSH doesn't, and it is all without the stress. He truly cares about his students and was able to personally help us prepare to take the AP Exam.

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had him for military history and all you need is a notebook

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I used to like history a lot but now, because of him, I love it. He is really cool and makes lectures and stuff interesting. Just do the notebook and you'll get an A for the most part. Great guy!

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Great teacher, one of my best.

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i love carlsonn..just do the notebook n ull get an A

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carlson is awesome, i love history because of him

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CARLSON is an awsome waterpolo coach you can lear so much from him...i hope i have him for history too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I love Carlson. I had him for US and World History. I used to hate history and now I want to major in it because of him.

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pretty good teach. just gotta do ur notebook ahead of time, he reviews the q's on the test/quiz a week ahead of time and gives classtime to do work

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easiest class i have had at los al. as long as you do the notebook it is an EASY A.

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carlson your the best!! you rock at coaching water polo and swim!! i hope to see you next year on varsity water polo

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Yo mister Carlson, you're a great teacher keep it up!

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my dad played high school sports and says that Carlson knows his stuff, plus I hope he can get me in to a good college to play some day.

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Thanks for another successful season Carlson! Sorry we couldn't win CIF this year. I'm definately going to work harder.

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he is strict u need to keep up dont fall behind or u r gone]

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I never had him for history..only for polo + swim...He is a good coach but his manner is too intimidating and he needs to calm down

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Mr. Carlson is one of the best history teachers ive ever had so far.

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I know im never going to have him as a history teacher, but he is an incredible coach. His dedication is second to none and his style wins games for us.

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Awesome h20 polo coach and swimming as well! Thanks Coach Carlson!!

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i haven't had carlson for history yet but he is a coolio water polo coach!

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You are soooo cool, I hope my sister gets you for history as well!!!!!!!

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Fear the Gracy in him...

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observin from the h20+swim view, he definitely dedicated to his job via practices+games. his practices are definitely killers tho

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great coach, better than bahram was!

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MR. CARLSON ROCKS! His the best history/waterpolo coach there is!

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He is a great History teacher. He drills things and to your brain and makes you know it by the time the year is over. He has a good style of teaching and makes comming to class fun.

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He's a great teacher, and a wonderful H2O polo coach

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great H20 polo coach

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carlson is awesome!!!

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I had him for Waterpolo, not History. He was pretty awesome.

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I've always hated history and this year I love it. I've learned so much and I'm excited to come to class. If you put just a little effort, you can get an A. You watch videos that pertain to what he's teaching and his lectures are EXTREMELY interesting.

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