Average 4.63 based on 91 teacher ratings
David Knight is a Science teacher at University High School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District. David Knight's 91 teacher ratings contributes to University High School's ranking of 1,284 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at University High School is 4.07 stars.
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what r u guys talking about??? his tests were easiest i ever got in my life

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He so GOOD at his job and I commend him for that but he can be intimidating and hard to approach but thats only because his class is so hard and its inevitable to feel stupid at times or always like me plus he'll pick on you randomly especially if youre not paying attention and its def nerve wrecking. but he'll prepare you well for the AP test and college so i guess it can be worth. tests are hella difficult though so study AHEAD. his class will teach you that procrastination doesn't work

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This guy makes the science department the best in OC, not withstanding all the other amazing science teachers here. You can almost feel the vast knowledge he holds for science - especially viruses. He's so nerdy and passionate about his nerdiness that you are compelled to continue throughout the rest of the school year, despite the hard tests and detailed concepts, and that is a truly brilliant teacher. Rock on, Mr. Knight!

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Mr. Knight is one of those teachers who comes off strong: he's smart, he's savvy, and he expects a lot from his students. And his class,AP Biology, is not easy by any means— some tests are okay, and others are much more difficult. And yet, I've also learned so much from the experience that is Mr. Knight: about biology, about life (and not just the study of it). So stick with him. It'll be hard, it'll be a grind. But Mr. Knight is an amazing teacher, and in the end, you'll know it was worth it.

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Mr. Knight is the best teacher ever! He taught me soooooo well for the AP test. His tests were really hard but they were perfect to help study for the AP test. Without him I would not have gotten a 5 on the test. He is probably the best teacher on campus and is so funny.

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best bio teacher ever at uni and one of the best teachers overall probably

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Mr. Knight's a smart, reasonable, easy-going, and awesome kind of teacher. You'll love his class, but remember that his tests are hard.

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Mr. Knight is without a doubt the coolest science teacher on campus. He's hilarious and his awkwardness just makes it even more entertaining. He understands his students and everyone enjoys entering his class...sometimes. To clarify that, it's a bit scary knowing he will pick on you to answer a question. His class is hard and his tests are just...aoisdhfiahd! Not an easy teacher but he's amazing nonetheless.

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One of the best teacher I've ever had. He is extremely knowledgeable and can answer almost any question very well. He explains everything very in-depth, so sometimes it's tough to keep up. His tests and quizzes are pretty challenging. Also a nice and chill guy, likes to tell stories and talk about r

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I was in his AP Bio class last year and I have graduated now. I find his teaching very useful even in college.

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I had him for AP Bio last year. Hard class but great teacher, had the best analogies ever. Not going to lie though, he wasn't easy. Regardless, he was and still is amazing!

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WHAT A BOSS. He uses the coolest demos to explain stuff to us and his tests have epic references. Plus, you actually learn in his class.

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He's great overall, but he's so bias and favors specific students. His lectures are very interesting to listen to.

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GREATEST SCIENCE TEACHER ON CAMPUS! he's so funny and entertaining and i love his class! however, his tests are hard and you have to pay attention and read your notes and books! his class is very difficult and i was in honors cs2 and he was teaching us at an ap level with ap test questions sometimes

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He's a hard teacher

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Best teacher I have ever had, hands down. He's really good at explaining and cares about his students. He's not easy, hard tests

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Great teacher who really cares about his students. He always tries his best for students to relate biology to actual everyday life. One of the best teachers I've ever had for sure.

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Hard. I go to UCSD now and I can tell u that his AP Bio class was WAY harder than any of the two bio classes I took in UCSD. But maybe thats just because Bio was really new to me when I had him.

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Awesome teacher. Don't understand why people think it's so hard though. Moved from another town and find this new biology class alot easier. Still learn a lot of material and is an awesome teacher overall! :D

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Mr. Knight is intelligent, funny, and good at teaching. I'm in college now, and I still think his H. CS2 and AP Bio classes were the hardest classes I've ever taken. You will learn not only about the useful and interesting subjects of biology, but will learn study and social skills along the way. He

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Great class. If you are willing to invest time and energy, this will be one of the best classes you will ever take.

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I was absolutely MORTIFIED when I found out I had Knight for hcs2. I barely struggled to maintain a passing grade in the class but enjoyed every last minute of it. Hes awesome and actually loves what he does!!

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He made me love BIO!!! and ONe of the best teachers on campus

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i wanted this teacher.... he is so awesome. i had him as a proctor 4 STAR exam, and i stop by his OH for question. very helpful! for the people that rate him low, you aren't good at bio, or your studying ways ****. i feel bad for not having him for honors cs2 he is the best

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If Mr.Knight can't make you love Bio, then I dunno what can. He's amazing. Yea AP Bio is very hard and time consuming, but you gotta love Mr.Knight! He's funny, a good lecturer, knows his stuff! He's the best science teacher at the school hands down!

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Way too hard. But I do blame myself for sticking through it as long as I did since he told us "dont take this class unless u plan on going to medical school." Yeah...AP Bio was HARD.

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says the funniest things at times. great teacher though it is incredibly difficult not to fall asleep when he turns off the lights to use the overhead.

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Undeniably one of the few great teachers at UNI. He has the quirkiest sense of humor, made me want to go to class everyday. He was hard, but it all paid off. =)

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Unbelievably hard. I stayed up studying 5 hours a day for this class and I still couldnt get past a C. But hey maybe I just wasnt meant to study AP Bio ha. He's nice otherwise, but can pick on a few ppl. And once he asks u a question, he wont let it go until u get the right answer. Annoying

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Good lecturer and is entertaining most of the time. He can be mean to certain kids, though, and once he dislikes you he tends to pick on you. Nevertheless, Knight is overall a good person, teacher, and mentor.

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BEST TEACHER EVER! He knows EVERYTHING! He's very reasonable, understanding, and even though his classes are challenging, he prepares you extremely well.

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You gotta love biology because his class is difficult, but Mr. Knight manages to pull off being the best-of-the-best while being a likeable guy with whom you can easily relate. If every teacher in the field was as knowledgeable and easygoing as he was, I'd give the med school track another look.

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he is the most amazing teacher at uhs. the class is definitely hard, you have to work to keep a B and even harder to get and maintain an A, but i think when you look back at what classes you took, you'll be glad you took AP Bio. and a guaranteed 5 on the ap test! he KNOWS his stuff, he really does.

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had him for ap bio, def one of the most chill teachers ive had, he doesnt just talk at you, he reinforces concepts by providing examples, hard but fair

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chill teacher. bit too hard. took hcsII with him last year and he was way harder than the other hcsII teacher.. pretty unfair

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he is a ok teacher, his classes are very interesting and he knows his stuff and how to make it relate to daily life. But he has a problem, A BIG PROBLEM, the stuff tests you on are NOT what he teaches. He expects you to be able to conclude random stuff based on the stuff he teaches you and is really

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Extremely hard. Even his H. CS2 classes are hard that the students should get the extra point. Even though he's super hard, he actually teaches you lots of stuff beyond the things the other H.CS2 teachers teaches their students. You'll learn a lot and he gives you great advices for your problems.

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Extremely hard... even harder than a class you would take in college. Or maybe I'm just not a science person.

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he makes science fun to learn and actually interesting. you look forward to his class everyday and you could never fall asleep cause you always wanna listen to what he lectures on.

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Basically the most amazing teacher I had at UHS. He was clear as a teacher, supportive as the advisor to MedClub, looked out for the best interests of his students as part of the Scholarship Committee, and was an all-around great guy. Strongly recommend.

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he makes bio fun, and that's all that matters.

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he's a really hard teacher but you learn alot in his CS2 class. glad to have him for ap bio next year

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he though he is the best, but teaches well...

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Difficult teacher, prepares you well for AP test. Fun teacher, horrible lecture method.

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cool teacher and teaches very well!! some tests are sooooo hard

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ap biology with Mr. Knight is definitely hard, but it's worth it. he makes it fun and the end of the year scavenger hunt ain't too bad

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He is such a chill teacher and always helps.

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Didn't think he was good at all. He was unfair and over confident. Most peope get 5s on AP tests regardless of AP bio professor. He thought he was cooler than he really was.

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You will suffer from the killer tests and materials through out the year in BIO. But in the end you will come out of AP test with 5 and thank him for it.

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one of the hardest classes at uni, but he teaches really well. thanks alot!

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Great teacher. I love his stories about Alaska. Always helpful.

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Not only is he a good teacher, but he's quite good-looking as well.

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Even though I didn't do too well in his class, I still enjoyed the lectures and had fun times.

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The class was fun and relatively eassy. You just need to put in the hours for the reading. Knight is great at explaining concepts. He is very approchable

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Mr. Knight is the best!!!

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he's a good teacher, alrite, and he puts up w/ an amazing am't of cheekiness (aka 4m me) but is an Ap elitist snob.

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This is a class you miss once you're done with the year. He is extremely helpful with not only class-related stuff, but school-related. Your smile makes my day!

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Failed Ur Class but i still enjoyed every minute in ur class cya around (2004, 3rd)

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good teacher. basically. i think it is the material that is good in the AP BIO CLASS. not the teacher. read hard. must read. read forever. tests forever. AP=5

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his speed of going thru material is amazing. and his tests are hard. but he is very funny and you will remember him for a long time.

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He will hate you if you get into his eyes but without that he will be GREATEST AP BIO teacher for you~ enjoy~

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he rocks! will always help if you need it, stays office hours, holds afternoon study sessions to help you out before the AP. I got a 5!

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knows how to teach! get ready to work. he'll even help people not in his class!

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great way of explaining things, just don't fall asleep or you'll fail

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I luv listening to his lectures~! he's the greatest bio teacher ever!!

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Aww Mr. Knight...thanks for the A on my Sci Fair Project 5 years ago

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he's a great teacher. love the pink shirt!!!

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very cool, the marshmellow lab was great, pretty much easy

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he bumped up my grade WOOOHOOO

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actually likes what he's teaching, cares about his students. but hard!

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VERY hard but VERY good teaching skills. you have to W-O-R-K!!!

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ahh, i love mr knight!!! i had him 2 years ago. the best teacher ever!!!

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gets an attitude if he doesnt like you. and also, way too hard and boring.

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He wants people to KNOW something about Bio. Great..

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He is seriously one of the best teachers I've ever had

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Very hard... dont fall asleep

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definately a hard class but you really learn the stuff, cool guy, dresses funky

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His class is HARD but it's worth the work. He's teaches very well

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dedicated teacher. really hard but works as hard as you do, or i should

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hard as hell, but he TEACHES well...

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he needs to teach other teachers how to teach, because this man knows everything

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Knight's the coolest. And he used to have his ear pierced. Awesome guy!

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he's hard but fun.....

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soooo hard!!! alrite teacher but crazy hard...

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he didn't like me. i didn't like him. he had an extremely difficult class, o wel

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wasn't he the really cute teacher that I never had?

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Cool teacher...had him his first year there, Honors Bio!

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You have to work in his classes, but he's an awesome guy, and well worth it

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Coolest teacher at Uni. Young, energetic, knows his stuff. Favorite among many.

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Had him for HCS2-pretty tough, but is serious about teaching and dresses cool

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