Average 2.77 based on 20 teacher ratings
Gary Smith is a Math teacher at Mira Costa High School located in Manhattan Beach, California and part of Manhattan Beach Unified School District. Gary Smith's 20 teacher ratings contributes to Mira Costa High School's ranking of 1,203 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Mira Costa High School is 4.0 stars.
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Well, I took him over the summer of 2014 for geometry... He did not teach well at all. The book helped me 10x more than he did. Also, he would make us learn 2 lessons in an hour instead of one whenever there was a USA World Cup match the next day. All he really cares about is soccer

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He wasn't the best teacher I've ever had nor my favorite. He doesn't really teach math really well, and I could learn just as much as he taught from the textbook.

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His grading system is really bad. Even if you get 100s on homework you still have to get solid As on tests, and because the tests are only out of 20, if you miss three, you get 85 points. ugh

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One of the worst teachers I've ever had. He doesn't care about anything but games and sports. I've never seen someone so irresponsible as a teacher. The reason I didn't fail was 'cause it's geometry.

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he blatantly refuses to answer questions

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Math is fun because we play games and radio games too. The math is kind of easy.

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he is such an easy teacher. be there ontime and he will like you. its funny to watch him yell. it made me laugh very hard every time he did. his tests are really easy and just do your homework and you will be fine. he is a nice guy i guess but i didn't much care for his class. it was boring and so unclear. i didn't much care for him or his class.

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he is a lot of fun and its easy to learn from him!! ^_^ but he stands up there talking forever about sports and i wish he wouldnt do that so much

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GREAT TEACHER!!!! easy to learn from and funny too!

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so his class is a bit boring, o well. he IS tre corny. not much to do, but game days are a big plus. i would like to put out the fact that he never gives hw.

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i don't like him at all. he sucks. i haven't learned anything from him. & we take notes &then have homework has nothing 2 do with the notes. ugh.

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He's an okay guy but come on! I'm a straight A student in Math and other subjects and I've gotten D's on the last 3 tests we've taken! There is something wrong!

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Mr. Smith is kinda corny but hes a good guy with a big heart. I like the way he teaches and has everything very structured b/c i don't get lost that way.

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Nice guy, bad teacher

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Nice guy...makes his class very fair and explains things well( but he needs some new jokes)

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this guy is beyond corny. he also needs to stop talking about his kids and being the most stingiest guy ever

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he is the coolest guy! how can you not like mr. smith?!?! and he's so easy! plus i've learned so much in his class! especially since my last math teacher taught me nothing because she was sooooo boring!

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GREAT TEACHER...makes learning fun!

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I loved Mr. Smith!!! He's definitely a little corny but he's got a big heart.

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