Average 2.67 based on 32 teacher ratings
Mike Betz is a Social Studies teacher at Los Gatos High School located in Los Gatos, California and part of LGSUHSD. Mike Betz's 32 teacher ratings contributes to Los Gatos High School's ranking of 1,300 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Los Gatos High School is 4.13 stars.
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LOVE betz and he has good intentions! Good heart and sense of humor!

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Mr Betz definitely knows a lot about history but i feel as if sometimes he does not treat his students equally. class is repetitive and we usually spend 40-50 minutes watching movies about history, the movies however do not usually relate to what the current curriculum is about. before tests we play "Jeopardy" to get extra credit points and that helps with your grade if your struggling, but the thing is that the people who get the most extra credit are the ones who dont really need it. Hard clas

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Tests are close to impossible and unwilling to say why he graded you down (I suspect this is because he doesn't have a reason and simply does not like giving out A's) A lot of homework a night for a non-AP course, which really sucks if you are taking many AP's like I am.

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He never enters grades and does not let us know where we are for graduation. We need to know our updated grades so we know what we are getting into. His tests do not go along with class or homework.

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His grading is biased, and doesn't give guidelines to his curriculum. it is impossible to study for a test

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Betz's government class is a complete waste of time. You won't learn anything. He wastes time everyday of class telling stories, checking hw(and then going over it), and forcing his students to watch outdated boring movies that are completely unrelated to what you're learning.

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Mr. bets can be pretty funny but in a "you are making yourself look stupid" kinda way. for instance he tells stupid jokes. he can also be pretty nice, but he gets sarcastic sometimes. somethings i dont like is that he doesnt really prepare you for his essays and small tests, and he talks alot. especially in the middke of a movie.

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He gives us quizzes on current events... just any event that is currently happening we are responsible to know. Anything in the whole world. And he never passes back our homework, nor does he give us any form of study guide for tests. We also lack classwork to study from due to the fact that we watch irrelevant movies every day. Maybe if he stopped watching the movies with us, he could grade our stuff and give it back so we could have a chance at passing his tests.

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He doesn't teach anything. He says do the homework, then assigns a quiz without going over anything .

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He doesnt know what to do everyday except watch a movie from the 1800's. When he assigns an essay its between 5 to 10 pages. He gives you an essay every other week(average 5 pages)!

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Doesn't communicate clearly on what he is looking for from the students. Erratic and inconsistent grading. He made the 2nd semester for seniors VERY stressful for students and parents

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Perhaps a bad year, but he was erratic in grading, erratic in his explanation of his criteria. Seemed to be angry w the kids. Lots of chatter about down-grading his seniors "just because" he could.

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Doesnt give his students structure, and never specifies what he wants you to do. His opinion is the only one that matters when it comes to grading, if he doesn't like your writing style, youre screwed

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Grading makes little sense. Never passes back essays in a reasonable amount of time. He is entering grades even after the transcript for the particular semester has been released.

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You watch a movie everyday and while the work is easy, his grading system makes no sense. Prepare to copy the essay questions word for word on the test or get tons of points marked off.

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every day we watch movies. sooo boring. and his points system is sooo messed up. I raised my grade from a C to a B with extra credit. holy crap!

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ok guy. rambles kind of a lot. watch way too many movies in that class. tests are incredibly hard. lots of chances for extra credit. can be super funny at times though

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Watch movies in the class all the time

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awesome teacher- I raised my grade from an 83 to a 92 just with extra credit. He is very passionate about what he teaches. Awesome

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dorky, but cool

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B dogg is the man!!! We called him sheep dog during the summer. Coolest teacher. Currently his TA and i don't do jack

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Hard teacher. Gives long papers to do even at the freshmen level. He's cool thou

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HE KICKED ME OUT OF THE CLASS. WE DIDNT CLICK

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he's cool as a teacher , not someone you want to see out of class

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very good, my second year in his class, highly reccomended

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brings history alive

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If you like to doin he same thing every day a movie and a worksheet, COOL!

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the worst teacher i've ever had

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He use to be really nice now he is becoming mean!

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Had him for two years! GREAT MAN! I learned a Lot!

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hes horrible

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He is so cool!

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