Average 3.81 based on 54 teacher ratings
Kevin Alvord is a History teacher at Grant High School located in Portland, Oregon and part of Portland School District 1j. Kevin Alvord's 54 teacher ratings contributes to Grant High School's ranking of 110 in Oregon. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Grant High School is 4.08 stars.
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He was hilarious and his class was by far my favorite, it was always fun.

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Alvord is one of the best teachers at grant for all subjects in history, I love the guy.

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Kevin (Mr. Alvord) is a better friend than a teacher, but in High School (especially in the PIL) these days, is that a bad thing? He could apply himself more on subjects that he lacks interest in.

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Alvord's class is amazing. He is such a self absorbed guy, but if you can get past that then you can learn a lot.

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Alvord is the best teacher I have ever had!

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I think Mr. Alvord is a very dedicated teacher. His lessons are interesting and relevent. He changes things up so I always look forward to coming to his class. Best teacher.

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Such a hilarious guy.

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best class of the day!

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haha oh alvord...

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Alvord is a nice guy but a sucky teacher. Gave a basketball player an A when he had a 5% in his class so he could play. Half his class is youtube videos and grades completely biased.

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Alvord and Dreyer are my two favorite teachers. Good guys. Good teachers. Alvord has an unorthodox style and doesn't care much for grading but he makes the class interesting every day. Has some interesting views and seems to thrive on O'Reilly (yuck!) but brings up alot of interesting points. Overall, Alvords uniqueness sets him apart from my other teachers.

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Mr. Alvord is not a good teacher. His lessons don't build on each other, he uses the classroom as a soapbox, and likes to start class discussions that usually don't have a point. Kids like him because he's a "dude", his room is covered with pictures of himself and his own name. I learned the most in from the sub.

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Because I don't care that much about US History, Alvord is a great teacher. He makes US History easy and fun. He's lenient about due dates and the jokes he tell makes the day go by like a breeze. I quote "you guys are just a bunch of scrubs" "Alvord, I think you're a scrub" "You know what, that is the most correct statement I have ever heard!"

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If there weren't any Alvords life would be hella boring, if there were too many Alvord's we'd all be insane. downright, positively my favooorrrite teacher ever!!

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anyone who doesnt like alvord is just mad because well...im sure he doesnt like you. yea, he is a bit of a scrub, but he is a funny good guy who can teach you a lot about life

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based on what EVERYONE has written here about this teacher, one can easily conclude that he is not a REAL teacher and as much as you may all like him, im sure he did relatively nothing on making you educated on the history of our own country. Try Lickey.

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Alvord's class is admittedly the "joke" of the AP department...if you didn't care about your AP score, you could just not do anything and if Alvord likes you you get an A. But he's a G and he's funny as hell, so he gets my thumbs up.

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Haha, Alvord. He is by far the most RIDICULOUS teacher ever. And that makes him great

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alvords the legend of all legends. if you don't like him take a hike. he helps everyone and is a great teacher.

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alvord talks about scrubs alll the time. but when he needs to teach he teaches. i have him for ap amer. history and he's okay. he's pretty tight and really there are no due dates in his class so i love it,

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i'm a total "scrub" as alvordd says. i'm the guy with a 1.o gpa. i'm the guy who most teachers hate. but alvord always has given me respect and guidance and i can really credit him with stopping me from dropping out.. call him what you want but i love the guy

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i have had alvord for 3 years. No teacher in the history of my schooling has shown the same concern and importance for my learning experience. At times he does make jokes, yes, but he maintains an atmosphere in the classroom that is perductive and fun at the same time. Plus he can teach or coach any sport. just call him the russel milledge of teaching.

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alvord,alvord, alvord...he's impossible to describe until you've had him. maybe the only teacher i'll remember in ten years. the class was not all that hard but i learned alot. he made economics bearable by talking about relevant topics. he's one of the few people I know who doesn't seem to care what anybody thinks of him. you have to take alvord once or more in your career.

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i'm a first timer in alvords class. i was interested to see his style considering students seem to like him or not like him. i can see a little of both - he defeinetly is not a guy who you get much sympathy from nor does he seem to want to hear any explanations so its kind of hard to dvelope a personal relationship with him. on the other hand economics has been pretty demanding (alot of homework, tests) and he knows what he's talking about. so i have learned alot so far. i'd take him again.

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he's teaching AP? who's idea was that? I'm not going to be ready for the test. This A will look like a lot more work than it was. Oh well.

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a computer could teach me if I was self motivated that doesn't mean anything , I go to school because im not, and Alvord dosent teach as much as give assignments

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Ive been Alvords TA for two years. I know him as well as any student does. There is no teacher who I have learned more from and he also helped me get into OSU this year. The fact on Alvord is that he expects self-motivation. If you are a slacker he will totally blow you off. I know a lot of lower end kids who hate him but its funny because they usually are immature and slack off so he flunks them. Don't change Kevin!

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Teaches alot if you can do the projects on your own. Cool if you don't abuse the freedom. Says "this project will be the biggest of the term" and then never says anything else about it again. Decides what kind of student you are and gives you that grade so show him what kind you are. Neatness counts. Hard to pin down on the deatils of what he wants but you figure it out in a assignment or two.
A good guy. An esay A. Just don't abuse the freedom.

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Nobody is funnier than Alvord! Also nobody helps you more than Alvord. People who hate him either don't know him or can't hack the freedoms that he gives. I know this for a fact.

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he loves himself why shouldn't we love him? Teaching isnt everything...

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I've had Alvord for US History and Stock Market and he is a very good teacher. The students who don't like him are usually lazy and unmotivated or as Alvord says SCRUBS! yu rok kev

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Seriously guys, one of the bessst.

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alvord is awsome!!! we only have to draw maps! hahaha

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MR ALVORD IS COOL, we all know it.

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If you do the work you will learn, I did. I learned a lot in this class.

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Movies and reports...he doesn't teach! just brags about how good looking he is.

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i have to agree with people saying hes cool (or atleast tries to be) but not a very good teacher.

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Very cool, but bad teacher. sits around and expects us to learn it on our own. Admitted to picking favorites.

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Has a huge ego but if you get to know him is also a very good guy. Also, very good Stock Market teacher.

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Sorry, just didn't learn anything. easy is not the same as good.

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Great guy

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Great Teacher! Fav class to go to he is laid back and easy yet you still learn something in his class

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Mr.Alovrd is a poor excuse of a teacher. He couldn't even teach Modern World History to a fruit basket let alone my history class. However, I did learn a lot.

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Alvord is not a good teacher, but he's hella easy. If you play baketball, soccer or football then it's an automatic A

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never had you as a teacher but you are BOMB!

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He's not that bad, but I don't really learn anything, and he's quite narcissistic, and sometimes insulting of other teachers.

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kev ur one of the best teachers ive ever had keep up the good work. ur relations with ur students are excellent. ur point guard is looking good this year too

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Great History Teacher. Teaches You most important things. A+

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Kevin is an awesome teacher, he's easy going, fun, and he coaches the sports teams so we're always in the know. you rock kevin!!

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