Average 3.29 based on 35 teacher ratings
Keith Geller is a Physics teacher at Palo Alto High School located in Palo Alto, California and part of Palo Alto Unified. Keith Geller's 35 teacher ratings contributes to Palo Alto High School's ranking of 1,264 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Palo Alto High School is 3.96 stars.
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Mr. Geller is one of my favorite teachers. I've had him for multiple honors classes. He does a bad rap, but honestly it's just from people who refuse to adapt to his methods. Yeah, he's a bit different from other teachers, but we're not always going to have someone nurturing us every single step of the way. I learned more in his class than I have in many others, and he really pushes you to be your best. And he's insanely nice; he really does care for his students.

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Mr. Geller is a nice guy who tries decently hard to connect with his students. His teaching style is seriously outdated. His teaching style is saying something like "even though " then stare blankly at everyone expecting us to answer him, even though we have not learned everything. So its just people quietly saying things, and even if it's the right answer he probably didn't hear it, so we would continue to guess things that get farther away from the actual answer. fun class to be in overall :)

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As a parent, I was seriously disappointed with Mr. Geller. Actually, he is the worst teacher either of our kids have had in 24 years combined at PAUSD. While the school and district say they value respect, Mr. Geller's rapport regularly demeans students, leaving them demotivated and uninterested in physics. My son says he got a good grade without working very hard or learning much, which might be why some students give him fair or average ratings on this site.

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He is a nice person and you can have a good conversation with him about civ or star trek but he is terrible at teaching. He is one of those teachers that will make you learn the material your self, all he does is tell you what to learn and give you a test on it.

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Will have students grade their peer's papers out of laziness. Will not talk about a test until tutorial. When he doesn't get a correct answer to a question he will repeat the question over and over again expecting the answer to be obvious.

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Can be pretty unforgiving in both his work and his outlook, but he knows his stuff and he's actually pretty good at teaching too, all awkwardness aside. I'm a pretty awful student in his class but still find good things to talk about (prog rock, travel, etcetera), he really isn't out to get you if you respect him.

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there is nothing nice to say about geller. he likes to pretend he's all knowledgeable about things but when he gets corrected by one of his students he gets extremely embarrassed. he would try and actually TRY to make us feel bad by asking a simple question like "what is force?" and when we give a correct answer he would say "nope. not what i wanted" and laugh. he actually is out to get you. he is one of THOSE teachers.

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He's knowledgeable in star trek and physics. But he doesn't do a good job explaining the physics part to his class. Tests are hard as hell, lectures are way too fast paced. Buffers too much during class, he'd give the white board a blank stare as he tries to solve a problem while the rest of the class watches him figure it out. Oh, and you have to ask to use the restroom. THIS AIN'T the frikin 1980s

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he has good intentions but terrible TERRIBLE TERRIBLE teaching skills if it werent for my tutor i would have learned nothing he's such a dork and thats what makes the class funny until you realize you're failing it (note: he is a glass-half-empty kind of guy)

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Geller is tough at first, but learn the key to his heart and you won't want your year to end. Trust me, he's not as bad as you think he is at first, he's on your side, and he's a really, really sweet man. Adorable, actually. He tries really hard for you.

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Mr. Geller always provides help when asked and is knowledgeable in his field! :)

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One of my favorite teachers at PALY. Although his peer grading policy can be good and bad, he will help if you ask for it. His notes are clear and doing problem sets will get you through tests. Good luck to those who have him!

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Strict but fair teacher, listen to what he says and you will get a good grade. Although the beginning of the year was pretty rough, once you get used to the way tests/jigsaws are, the class becomes awesome. Great guy.

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I have only know Mr. Geller for a week, but he seems like an individual who operates with a high amount of reason, so as long as you can find what that is, you are bound to succeed in his class. High

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I'm honestly surprised he's still employed. While apparently a nice enough guy outside the classroom, he's just not a good teacher at all. It wasn't until college that I finally got to see what real p

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Geller is a mixed bag. He's mean and careless in class, but if you need help and ask him, he'll happily help. Weird. He's really not that hard if you try and known your stuff. Really, if you don't thi

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Very unclear, doesn't care about students, mean, yells a lot. Bad tempter, poor teaching. I'd advise a transfer to a lower lane or to Eris

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You call tell when he enters the classroom. He has a big teaching style. Really fills up the material. Mr. Geller can get alot of momentum while remaining at slow speeds. Great class for breaking

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His teaching is pretty bad, yells at us frequently, is vague and doesn't care for his students' success

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THE WORST teacher I have ever had. Completely unreasonable and rude. He doesnt teach either.

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I can do the best imitation of him. He constantly stops after he saying a formula then he stares into space while his eyes lids extends to the back of his head.

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Barely teaches at all. He just shows you how to do problems, but does not explain the reasoning behind things.

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yeah u either really like or dislike him, i loved the class. he really knows his subject and can hes a pretty good teacher. he can be mean but hes cool overall if u respect him

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Why is he a teacher? He obviously hates us all, enjoys watching us suffer, and just sucks in his teaching methods.

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Well Mr. Gellar is an interesting teacher, but he does really teach...ever, but he does seem to know what he is talking about, but then again he never really talks about it.

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He teaches everything you need to know on the tests in class so you don't have to study at all. Not much homework at all. Very cool guy.

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I loved his classes. The learning is disguised in all the fun we had.

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I never could decide if I liked Mr. Geller, but either way, taking AP Physics was a huge mistake. He definitely tries, and I respect him as a person, but his teaching is iffy.

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terrible teacher, is really really weird

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gellar knows most of the stuff he is talking about but comes off the wrong way

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not knowledgeable in subject matter; he tries, but uncooperative in his methods

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Mr. Geller is the most influential teacher I've had..

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