Average 3.04 based on 37 teacher ratings
Mike Dinneen is a Social Studies teacher at University High School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District. Mike Dinneen's 37 teacher ratings contributes to University High School's ranking of 1,284 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at University High School is 4.07 stars.
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To call Mr. Dinneen a teacher would be a lie. He reads right off of textbook pgs he ripped out and only talks about his family. We've gotten almost no in-class review for the AP test (in 6 days). We've done zero FRQs, which is a major part of the AP test, for prep. He cannot regulate his students; everyone cheats during his tests. There's is no homework or classwork, only tests. He doesn't start class on time. He talks slowly and only about his family.

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The worst educator I've ever met. Not enough clarity.

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He hasnt shown up for 3 weeks due to a sickness, so our class missed out on 21 days of matieral just two weeks before the AP test and when he is in class he teaches using a "discussion" method. There are no notes on the board or the screen, he simply reads from a review book to the class. He is a useless teacher and spends more time talking about himself and his successs than AP American Government and Politics. He is a horrible teacher and a detriment to an otherwise great school and subject.

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be smart and google his tests. there is a website online that has all of his tests. versions a though d. he does not teach. he is a rrogant and anno ying. always humble brags about himself and his daughter. so much life wasted. so much regret

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be smart and google his tests. there is a website online that has all of his tests. versions a though d. he does not teach. he is a rrogant and anno ying. always humble brags about himself and his daughter. so much life wasted. so much regret

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be smart and google his tests. there is a website online that has all of his tests. versions a though d. he does not teach. he is arrogant and annoying. always humble brags about himself and his daughter. so much life wasted. so much regret

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Mr. Dinneen was an alright teacher. Sometimes he wouldn't start class till like 30 minutes into the period. But when he did teach, he was good. He had really funny stories and the movies he showed were really good. His class was really easy but it did prepare me for the AP test. He is boring sometimes but overall he is a very good teacher.

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He was a very interesting person. He should be more clear and explain much more. But he's good. I wish that he would teach more and not not teach as much.

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Dinneen is a great guy. He often enjoys breaking off into tangents about his life. Psychology was literally the easiest class ever. The most rigorous assignment we had was picking three of our favorite songs and presenting them to the class. In retrospect, he probably devised that assignment as a wa

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I like his class a lot, sure he's very monotone but for a voice like that, he sure can go off and tell really cool stories!

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Dineen is a nice and understanding person. For those who think he's a bad teacher: If you really wanted to learn psychology you could stop skipping your appointments with your therapist.

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Great social studies teacher. His lectures complement the readings. If you did not do well in his class, blame your own lack of effort.

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Nice guy, does a fairly good job of covering the material but clearly isn't all that interested in the subject (Psych). His tangents are awesome though. Easy A.

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great for AP Poli Sci. You can pass that class EASYYYYYY!!! He's pretty funny, just don't piss him off...not a teacher you can afford to disrespect.

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DO NOT TAKE PSYCH. sure, easy a, but terribly boring, he doesn't teach at all, just reads out of the textbook.

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dinneen is the shizznat. Michael Patrick Cecil dinneen haha. hes a great teacher, very forgiving, and pretty amusing. awsome to have as a senior.

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Hw is a really good teacher, caring and fun.

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He is awsome, really nice and good teacher.

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i enjoyed his class alot but he doesn't really teach...

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Awesome teacher, one of the kindest, most sympathetic educators I have known. His stories and jokes have made a good edition to my personal stock. (Cheese-flavored almonds!)

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Awesome teacher in Poli Sci and Psych; fun, approachable, and has a smart sense of humor.

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Awesome psych/poli sci teacher. he explains everything pretty well and tells us some great stories.

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You are so hilarious and such a great teacher. One suggestion i have is: mix it up a little and use different joke every period

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this guy is so cool and interesting.

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Mr. Dinneen is such a sweetie, he actually makes US history fun, he's a great teacher to talk to and such a nice guy to everyone, he's always giving out candy & treats! He's also very encouraging!

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He's really cool and funny but the tests r hard. not mean unless ur disrespecful

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i love his stories. he always has some sort of music on though.

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class is cool bc his stories are cool,goes off topic but its fun

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he's a cool guy. his stories are funny. off topic, but funny.

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he has a monotone voice, but he's a good teacher

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Awesome Psych class, thanks, sorry for being late everday, car parked far away;)

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Boring class but at least we got to eat food.

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His pysch class is fun,

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I like hearing him go off topic about sports or Who Wants to Be A Millionaire!

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very interesting guy. some great stories. fun just to hear him talk.

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interesting stories. but very intimidating, and sometimes mean

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A little boring but a nice teacher

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