Average 4.38 based on 42 teacher ratings
Gary Voelker is a History teacher at Polytechnic High School located in Riverside, California and part of Riverside Unified School District. Gary Voelker's 42 teacher ratings contributes to Polytechnic High School's ranking of 966 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Polytechnic High School is 4.22 stars.
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Very intuitive with students and ties in outside experiences to his teachings.

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The best thing this guy knows how to do is to get under your skin. Not necessarily in a teacher way, but in an irritating little kid way.

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He is the funniest cooliest teach ever!!!

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He is probably the only AP teacher that places a larger emphasis on learning for learning sake instead of learning to pass the AP test. It is definitely a breath of fresh air.

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Mr. Voelker places more emphasis on curiosity and objectivity in his lectures than on the material. Easily the most informative, and entertaining lecturer I have ever heard.

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You get the feeling that he's full of b.s. Later, this feeling becomes a confirmed fact when you learn nothing and enjoy the class only because of his strange and quirky nature.

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I love Mr. Voelker he had taught me more in the few months that I have had him then I have learned in 4 years of high school! Everyone should take his class.

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Mr. Voelker is the best teacher i have ever hade. and i'm not saying that to be nice. thats the only teacher ive learned stuff worth knowing.

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Lord Voelker has spirited and animated lectures and the class is always enjoyable. he gives a lot of packets that can be irritatingly long though.

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lectures are very fun, but they don't really prepare you for the test. the test preparation happens at home. but he knows how to catch someone's interest when it comes to history.

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His lectures are amazing. He really makes the class enjoyable.

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he is awesome in his lectures and his test are getting better cuz im studying more!!!!!!!!

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I love his lectures because they're very engaging. The homework level is not difficult; it's just the homework LOAD. The tests are okay if you study. He really is a marshamallow!

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He lectures with the ability to interest his audience and keep them interested. He's a true Professional when it comes to teaching. Also very warm-hearted and reasonable. =D

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hes one of my best teachers ever!!!! unlike other teachers, he makes his lectures interesting and relate historical events to things that happen to us. i actually like history now.

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Gives out tons of work, but he's a really good teacher, so that makes up for it.

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voelker is freaking cool. He at least explained to us the DBQ and how to do it, unlike Blythe. Gave good lectures. Good teacher.

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Yes I think that he's smart and I don't dread going to his class. But he kind of annoys me. Kind of a lot. I still learn a lot though. He is a good teacher

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Mr. Voelker is the coolest! He's my hero :-D

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WOW!!!!!!!!! Mr. Voelker is awesome! His room may be cold but his lectures are never boring! I have been voelkerized!

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hes cool you actually learn in his class

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He lacks the characteristic of making someone feel comfortable asking questions.

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Doesn't talk nonsense. Explains every one of his points, makes AP Euro interestng, and from today's lecture, I have a totally different perspective on History!

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Mr. Voelker rocks. His name will live on in history as "Sir Lord Voelker". He lives by the motto"It's good to be the king". He's tight.

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euro class would be better if the lectures were more focused and frequent. it would be nice if we did more DBQ's and FRQ's because those are important.

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"howEVVVVVVEEEEERRRRRR!!!!"

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I like Mr. Voelker. but I dislike current events immensly. I wasnt going to say hate!!! Ya the work is pretty easy but the tests are a challenge. good teacher.

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you just need to think outside of the box

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Very indirect with answering questions and it's annoying

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Very cool in class great lectures and discussions but to much homework for one class all the time.......keep up and do things when they are assigned

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He's a really cool guy. I learn so much in his class. It may be hard, but it prepares you for the years to come. But don't tork him off!!

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very good

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Mr. Voelker is a cool teacher but he puts a lot of responsibility on us which is good becuase it prepares us for college.

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he's able to connect history to current day events which is pretty cool. Every student is his 'favorite' student. Beware peanut butter of doom!

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beware the peanut butter and THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

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Voelker is one cool guy. I love his lectures. He is able to connect with a contemporary topic, especially in his AP Euro class

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A good history teacher to have

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Sr. Voelker assigns a lot of work (at least to his euro class), but he is a coool guy and makes the material very clear.

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Hilarious, and can wake you up in the morning!

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Do all your work and you'll be fine

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