Average 3.39 based on 62 teacher ratings
Galen Hunsicker is a retired Science teacher at University High School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District. Galen Hunsicker's 62 teacher ratings contributes to University High School's ranking of 1,237 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at University High School is 4.02 stars.
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Best Class. Remember the third R

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This teacher is awful. Can not teach for his life. one of the positive reviews on this teacher stated that he is only awful bc his students torment him. it is the opposite. his students torment him bc he is awful. although he seems to know a lot, his teaching is so horrid that is is equivalent to a middle schooler with rage issues teaching a high school class.

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Contrary to what a lot of other students say, I really liked Mr. Hunsicker. He was nice and always answered my questions. He is inspirational and gives good advice to his students. He has good intentions and knows a lot about biology. It sucks how everyone makes fun of him because he is very hardwor

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Can't teach. Hates freshman. Easy to cheat in class. Thinks our generation is messed up. Thinks his mother is the best and will crush ur mom... im not kidding. don't take his class

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Called my mom a bad mother. over the phone.

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AN example of a hunsicker lecture extremely off topic, and in love with louis pasteur:I know that this is a long post, and I want to be done a few minutes early so we can go over some of the mistakes people often make when writing about Louis Pasteur, but I think we can get through it with your focu

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Goes way too fast, hates kids, teaches a bunch of random stuff because he knows he can't get fired because of tenure, short tempered, tests are just quizzes stapled together with random insanely hard writing questions. Did I mention he is short tempered? I mean SHORT TEMPERED.

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As a parent of students at Uni, what I want to know is..... why do these kids know all of this personal stuff about their teachers?? which I know to be true because my kid had him????

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ehh hard teacher, but nice tests are murderous some times

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although he fills your mind with too much information, he is one of the nicest guys. He talks about random stories which are called pep talks for the day. i had him my freshman year and even though i failed his class, i still enjoyed having him.

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He teaches a lot of information in his powerpoints. Tries really hard and devotes a lot of time into making the class fun. While he is a bit eccentric, he genuinely cares about his students and tries to inspire them by teaching them moral lessons. Pretty fair grading; if you talk to him, he will mos

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He knws about biology, gets other sciences wrong though, said that gamma rays don't affect people lol

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He was my Teacher Freshman year he talks about his adopted son who he hates, the beatles who apperantly lead to pot and how the world is going to end because it is not more like him. oh and he plays Piano

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pretty good teacher. although sometimes he is almost too smart to teach because his powerpoints are usually packed with info, sometimes confusing that can be frustrating if u want to study directly from them. but other than that hes okay. class is very easy, if u want easy A get him

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pretty annoying sometimes...... keeps talking about ramdom topics not related to class..... and he has random rage too

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doesn't really teach much, but an easy A by just studying. He grades really easy on students he favors.

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an okay teacher, doesnt teach too well, but is easy class if u get the routine and prepare. i ask him questions sometimes, and he doesnt respond well. acts indifferent, sometimes seems rude like im asking an obvious question. just do what u have to do and thats it.

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He's unsuitably preachy to be teaching BIOLOGY in a public school. Gave a speech detailing his reservations about Evolution on first day for christsakes. Moralistic as he is, he's supposedly got an amusingly dysfunctional home-life. My impression is that he's certifiable. Very organized though.

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He's okay in info. Kinda strays off topic. Very religiously minded. Very Lenient (good thing). Doesn't round.

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For a man of knowledge and reason, he has some pretty strange and unpredictable mood swings. Just get on his good side durring his good days, and you'll do fine.

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He might be one of the worst science teachers I ever had second only to one who was never there. His class was meerely about memorization and he constantly preached to us and complained about his personal life.

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honestly the worst science teacher i have ever had, i didn't learn anything. he took out frustrations from his personal life on his students, such as telling us how we should live and how our parents should have raised us. he does have moments of kindness, but he has more moments of insanity.

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i have him this year and have heard all sorts of rumors about him. he's really weird. he gets upset at the smallest things, and stares girls down during lectures. i'm sick of his "favorite words." his quizzes are kinda hard, but i don't hold it against him or anything. yeah.... he's... weird.

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After a year with him, he can digress off topic A LOT - most of the time it's completely random too. He has random bouts of anger, but when he is not angry or grumpy, he is kind and caring. He changed my grade when it was incorrect. Most teachers refuse to even look twice at your grade.

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Awesome teacher. I saw how much my friends have struggled in knight because Mr.Knight, like many other teachers, doesn't give their students study guides. Even though it's almost feeding us information, we absorb 10 times more with his top quality organization.

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He is an absolutely amazing teacher. I listened to music, slept, and ate in class. I passed with 102% He is so easy to understand and fun as well! I love how he goes on tangents. with his help and recommendations, I got into ALL of my choice colleges. Best teacher I have EVER had!

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He has good intentions and is extremely passionate with the subject material, but does go off topic during class a lot.

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He's nice and easy and obviously intelligent, but he's constantly off topic and forgetting things. It seems as if he's always trying to impose his philosophies on us, and always treating us as though we can't conduct our own lives. Probably not good AP Bio prep, but an easy A compared to others.

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Like others said, he's an inspirational guy. He is really passionate about his work, making me passionate about my work. He is an inspiration. VERY ENERGETIC! It is a hard class however. Honors is suppose to challenge you, so I have no complaints. If you ever read this, Thanks mr.hunsicker.

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Mr. Hunsicker is cool, interesting and inspirational. i love his great demonstrations and stories. i used to hate science and get f's. with him i have an A+!!! Woooo!

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reallllly funny guy.but gets off topic alot.but hes cool.his class is easy cus he always gives us the answers

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he's actually a great teacher. He's really easy. He gives us 80% of the test before the week. I use to have an A- in Tran and now an A+. absoulute favorte

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He really doesn't know how to teach non-Science major high school students. A kind man with good intentions, just unable to communicate his brill ideas.

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He is an intelligent man. The work he gives is not pointless. I've heard him explain why he gives every assignment; there is thought put into it.

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HES REALLY COOL, AND I WOULD REALLY ENJOY HIS CLASS IF HE JUST TOOK OUT THE CROSSWORDS, WORD SEARCHES, AND MADE THE TESTS A LITTLE EASIER

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He REALLY gives us a lot of pointless hmwks, such as wordsearches, which dont help you learn anything at all. Tip: He doesnt check'em, just make random lines :)

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He has a huge tendency to flood students with useless homework like weekly crossword puzzles, and goes off on tangents upon every lesson.

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Great teacher... probably only teacher i know that doesn't use a teacher's edition book for the answers... he can write all those books. very smart teacher

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He is incredibly nice and brilliant, however he has a tendency to go off on tangents. PLEASE DONT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIM LIKE SO MANY DO!

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he is a good teacher. but he is wierd. he is very smart, but is not so smart in the ways he presents them to the students. but hes cool

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too smart...

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He's really smart, but he doesn't know how to communicate the information in his mind to us. That's why I think he's the worst teacher anyone could ever have.

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he is very smart but the worst teacher ive had in a while

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can't teach, can't explain, bad English, talks forever on irrelevant subjects.

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he might be easy, but i don't think i really learn anything

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He's a great person! But he needs to teach us, not just expect us to know it!

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A great man, and loves what he does! Very intelligent and cares about students!

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he is a very intelligent and good-hearted teacher

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Incredibly Smart, but has terrible mood swings

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A bit of a dapper gentleman. Nice guy and means well.

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he is cool, yet needs to be more clear and a little more helpful. great guy.

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A pretty bad teacher although he means well, GREAT person and friends. Cares.

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extremely wierd personality, this man is a genius tho

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THE NICEST MAN IN THE WORLD! He's smarter than us, we arent even on his level..

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he is a nice guy, but way too absent-minded.

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He's is probably the nicest guy there is.... par none.Looks like Alex Trebec =)

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