Average 4.57 based on 50 teacher ratings
Jason Ruff is an English teacher at Stockdale High School located in Bakersfield, California and part of Kern Union High School District. Jason Ruff's 50 teacher ratings contributes to Stockdale High School's ranking of 527 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Stockdale High School is 4.28 stars.
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Mr. Ruff is rough! He made me look at English in a new light. His insights and lectures were spectacular. He did not give out too many homework assignments. He is a harsh, but fair grader! Did not receive an A, but that is entirely my fault. It is possible to work hard to EARN a good grade. Also, participation is ten percent of overall grade.

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I am a freshmen and just had him this whole year, and I gotta say he is probably the smartest teacher I've ever had. He always knows the answer to your questions no matter what you ask. He hardly ever gives homework but just assigns some essays every now and then. Those are the reason why I'm not really good in his class. I usually don't do good on them. But overall, he is a completely fair teacher, understands you, and doesn't go hard on you at all. He wouldn't give like an overload of work.

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He is one of those teachers that stuck to your memory forever. He treats his students as adults, and not just high school students, which is probably why some find him and his humor harsh. If you feel other teachers treat you as a kid, take his class, if not, dont do it.

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He's a very tough teacher, doesnt care about excuses. and isnt afraid to fail you. But he's the most knowledgeable person ive ever met. Ask him a few questions and he'll answer it with shakespeare talent. Has pretty straight views on most things and you will definitely learn a ton in this class. The dry and witty humor is a bonus too if you like that sort of thing.

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Mr. Ruff is one of the best teachers I have ever had. I had him for 11th and 12th AP, and even though we always felt like we were just having fun in the class and we never did a ton of AP practice, wh

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Favorite. Teacher. Ever.

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Average teacher. Won't inspire you but won't deter you.

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Average teacher. Won't inspire you but won't deter you.

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Hilarious. I love his dry humor.

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Awesome teacher. Those who think he's harsh just have no sense of humor. He knows what he's doing; even if the class gets distracted we learn more than in other, boring classes. Easier than Perone GP.

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I think that Mr. Ruff is an amazing person. I do not think that he is preparing his students for the AP exam though. The work given in class is busy work. His essays are beneficial though.

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Dude... he's the hardest teacher I EVER had! But I'm actually glad he is! He grades my essays very seriously despite not receiving a good essay grade ...he knows what he's doing

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Mr. Ruff is an awful teacher. Don't join his AP class if you actually expect to learn English. He spends most of the class talking about things he thinks are funny, telling stories, or explaining why he hasn't graded papers.

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mr. ruff is super cynical, but a good english teacher. too bad the classes are so big.

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Mr. Ruff makes you want to learn, with him you enjoy and understand the material. My writing skills were drastically increased with his help and guidance. His class is a riot with his very unique sense of humor.

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awesome class... he is really funny too.

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Awesome class! if you don't like the class, it means you don't try. Has to be one of my favorite teachers in high school.

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the kids that dont try in the class are the ones who cant stand him, if you try, the class is awesome

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Ruff is the best teacher at Stockdale! Take his class, no matter how "hard" you think it will be. His class is enjoyable and will benefit you for years.

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Sarcastic is too good of a word to describe mr.ruff. He very funny and an awesome teacher.

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He's an unusual fellow (How did he and mrs. Ross get together?) but he's a great teacher. Man don't get on his bad side. I saw him blow up and it wasn't pretty (his face got red)

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If my university had people like him I would learn more and enjoy classes more. Though hard, enjoy his classes too. If he teaches an optional class, take it.

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great class and teacher, he really improved my writing

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Jason Ruff is a very good AP teacher and prepares his students well for the AP test. Participation points have a huge impact on your grade, and you can't be afraid of speaking.

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ruff is so awesome! he doesn't have favorites and he actually wants you to do well. good sense of humor, too

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You can learn a lot in his class, but he does base his grades on favorites. If you're smart or popular, you'll do fine.

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Hard class and he's kinda weird sometimes, but you grow to love him! He's really the greatest!

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Mr. Ruff is the coolest english teacher I have had. I loved his never ending sarcastic remarks, Hilarious! Made me laugh every time.Thanks, and I'll wave to ya.

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he's VERY overrated, put on a frickin pedestal, but he's still a good teacher and person. happy engagement! to MRS AMY ROSS!!! ^_^ how exciting

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Good students will grow from his courses and take many life skills from them. If you're lazy or average, you will be miserable.

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He should teach math too...

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good teacher, but his essays are too hard!

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Ruff knows his literature and his Simpsons cartoons.

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Ruff may be cynical, but he's taught me so much about life.

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The Model Teacher.

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Even though I wasnt always there- J Ruff was superb

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Ruff is rad! His class is always interesting

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most inspiring teacher I've ever had--and I'm 22, so I've had lots! lovetheman

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Funny Dry Humor. Very hard teacher. Assigns haaaard essays...

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Tough teacher but he has a lot to teach you. Can be annoying at times.

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a great teacher, but if you're a christian in his class, God help you!

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he's cool, except the negativity, he likes to ride his bike and devo potatoes.

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Thanks for believing in me...

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Now, if only he understood the concept of TRUTH.

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pretty good, but he needs to brush up on grammar. Subjective in lit selection

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I like the sarcastic humor

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best teacher i have ever had

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mr. Ruff is the gosh-darnedest best English teacher ever

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i liked the favoritism

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i didnt like the favoritism

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