Average 4.41 based on 66 teacher ratings
Martin Chinn is an English teacher at University High School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District. Martin Chinn's 66 teacher ratings contributes to University High School's ranking of 1,279 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at University High School is 4.07 stars.
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Only ever had him as a yearbook advisor, and he couldn't even do that right. He runs the newspaper with such an incompetence that it seems almost purposeful. Even after I left his class and joined yearbook, his students would go onto my computer, steal my photos from my account, and publish them in the newspaper, giving no credit to me.

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Mr. Chinn takes a lot of flak from many students, and his English class is indeeed hard. However, if you have like an 88% in his class, don't give up as the cutoff for an A is 86-88%. He does, however, prepare you well for AP Lang. Just pay attention, and act on his constructive criticism.

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nap period/study hall

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Mr. Chinn is the best teacher ever! He is so nice, and thoughtful. Mr. Chinn genuinely cares for all his students, and is super cool! He especially loves Pocahontas, so be sure to talk about her!

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if you listen to what he has to say, but actually LISTEN, then you will find that he is an absolutely amazing teacher and person. I HAVE NEVER FOUND A BETTER ENGLISH TEACHER/TEACHER IN GENERAL. it may seem boring, but once you fight the whole staying-awake factor, you will see how much you will love his class. just pay attention. it breaks my heart when people sleep in his class, he really cares about everyone afterall.

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He is easily the best teacher I have ever had. If you take the time to listen and want to understand what hes saying, you will, like me, learn more in his class over the period of a year much more than you will learn in several years in another class

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I was in Advanced journalism which promotes individualism and self sufficiency as it is student run; student editors, student editor in chief, and student staff writers and a school paper should be exactly that. Therefore it does not require his micromanagement. Speak to him on a personal level, and he is far more intriguing than you would imagine. I always talk to him before I write any articles, and his tendency to get side tracked is almost inspiring for a writer. he is underestimated.

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Have him for Journalism. Literally sits at his desk for entire period 99/100 days. Student editors run class. Journalism is naturally chill class, but Mr. Chinn doesn't enforce rules. Can leave middle of class to go to Del Taco. Talks nonstop the occasional days that he talks. People visit facebook,

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He just talks about random stuff for the entire class, a very easy way to get homework done. he doesn't care if you do homework or sleep. Your first essay grade will reflect all your future essays since you wont improve cuz he doesnt teach

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He is funny and full of knowledge. The first grade you get on your essay is what you'll get for the rest of the year. He rants too much. If you have a low essay grade then switch out

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Mr Chinn seems a bit depressed and he likes to tell stories in class, but they are entertaining and he is always eager to help you with your writing. Also, he is a consistent grader, which is rare.

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this class is SOLELY based on essays, so if you cant get a good grade on them, then good luck! He usually doesnt give out As on them either

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amazing english teacher!!!! :)

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he is one of those teacher that just make you want to go "aww!". Hes so nice and he always has an interesting story to tell

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I liked him a lot, he was a nice guy. He would go off on a lot of stories, though, but they were interesting most of the time.

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a hero best sub and english teacher. a true american hero!!!! made trips a-ghan......

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A wonderful teacher. The only thing that marred my experience as Mr. Chinn's student was the girl who sat in front of me who farted every day. But that wasn't his fault.

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amazing... he's fun

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He is really cool guy but I always slept in his class,that I don't like because he just talking for example last week he was talking about some puritains and then we some how we wind up in talking about an LA riot in 1992 and then some how from their we went to talking about the burning of Quran day

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super easy class :) my hw/sleeping class.

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great teacher who explains to you if u dont get it and is very organized

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Definitely one of the coolest teachers I've ever had.He's reasonable, understanding, smart, knows a whole lot about what he teaches. His classes aren't at all traditional classes, they're more likediscussions Only one problem I can think of: people talk while Chin should be.And he uses profanityalot

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He's a really cool teacher that makes you think about English in a different way, not just essays and grammar. He can see things from the students' point of view which is very rare. Nice person too.

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I LOVE MR CHINN he is so awesome. Its funny how he says, "ok lets focus" and then talks about randomness for half an hour. He's actually very interesting. And theres time for hw :)

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i think we wrote a total of 4.5 essays the whole year. haha yes .5 of an essay. eventho he's easy, we have really thought provoking discussions on literature.

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The best teacher I have ever had in my life

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the SWEETEST PERSON ALIVE. i loved having him last year he is great. it's really nice to have a teacher who really cares about his students.

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Great teacher, who doesn't think negatively of his students. Whatever situation you may be in, know that we are all very grateful for your duty. Stay safe.

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you are the best teacher ever! ~Jamie

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Although slightly eccentric, Mr. Chinn is a genius in terms of teaching. He's very approchable and projects the idea that english is sacred but fun.

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super nice. decent teacher.. not the best i dont think..

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Mr. Chinn was the greatest teacher I've had so far in my high school career, and he continues to be my friend to this day.

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he is seriously one of the coolest teachers i have ever had, for both english and journalism

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GREAT teacher! absolute best english teacher ever!

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we dont do anything during class. free period. do all u want and chill out.

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hes cool, no matter what they say

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Mr. Chinn is CRAZY!!!!

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man he iz kul!! HE TALKS!!!

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talks way too much-u can sleep thru this class

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chinn is the most bestest teacher in the world..lol....seriously he is

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super nice!!! love mr. chinn best class^^

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fun class 'cause its laid back and easy and you learn a lot

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one of my favorites

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heyyy hez nice and cute!

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he if funny

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one of the best teachers you're gonna get at UNI. should be paid a lot more.

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dedicated,xtremely caring.gr8 frnd.Seriously underpaid 4 the xtra hrs he puts in

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Mr. Chinn is an awesome guy and is really dedicated to his job and the students

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Mr. Chinn is a great teacher. Very, VERY laid back and hlepful. One of my fav's

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Mr. Chinn is the best, a little foggy at times, but still cool.

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Mr. Chinn is awesome! You really love what you do and care for the students.

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Awesome Teacher

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I love this guy! He's a great teacher, person AND friend all rolled in one.

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laid back, willing to help, however unclear

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Awesome guy, really fun/laid back class. Good grader, to boot!

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He's one of the few cool teachers who can teach you something

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great guy to talk to and I aced pretty much every essay that year

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Mr. Chinn is one of the nicest teachers.

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Mr. chin is the coolest english teacher ever. he's crazy!!!!

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Will be the only teacher I'll remember from high school.

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Mr. Chinn rocks! Had him for two years and he may get sidetracked but he helps u

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Great teacher. really makes it seem like he loves what he does.

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Mr. Chinn is so awesome! His class was lead back but still very interesting!

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one of my favorite teachers.cool guy to talk to outside of class too.veryhelpful

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wouldnt know a good essay if it smacked him across the head

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Questions? Questions? Funniest teacher ever. I love this guy!

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