Average 4.78 based on 102 teacher ratings
Monty Armstrong is a History teacher at Cerritos High School located in Cerritos, California and part of Abc Unified School District. Monty Armstrong's 102 teacher ratings contributes to Cerritos High School's ranking of 1,251 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Cerritos High School is 4.09 stars.
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The best. Period. I had him for AP World and got an A first semester, A+ second semester, and a 5 on the AP test. I was not into history at all before I decided to take AP World, which happened to be one of the best decisions I have made schoolwise. He is a very good teacher and knows the material very well. Later in the year I talked to him about history a bit, and he was really chill. He is funny, knowledgeable, and a really cool guy. One of my favorite teachers I've had, he's great.

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Armstrong is a really good teacher! He made me really understand world history. His tests can be hard (especially the AP practice tests!) but he'll teach you to do better especially for SAQs, DBQs, and LAQs. He is sarcastically funny and approachable. He kinda boring during lectures but I guess it's cuz of all the info you have to learn. He gives you a lot of hope for passing the AP test. Do the work and read the textbook for his tests and you'll get an A. I got a 4 on the AP test btw!

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mr. armstrong is amazing! helps you if u ask for help and his lecture are really useful to study for ur tests! make sure to study every day in order to pass your exams. but he is very knowledgeable and thats why i got a 4 on the ap test. thanks mr armstrong :)

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Really good teacher. Exams are hard, so study well and do your work. Don't Procrastinate or you'll be staying up till 2 in the morning before test days.

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Great teacher. If you really want to do well and try, you will do well. Stay on his good side by caring about the class, or at least pretending. The textbook helps a ton, and READ IT before the test. Overall, one of the best teachers I've had.

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He accused me of cheating by being real subtle about. At first he was cool then he turned mean real quick when I asked to round my grade by replying with an accusation. great experience until the end.

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This class was kind of hard for me but it's because i'm just not good at history..
However Mr. Armstrong is a really really good teacher, i think i will miss him as a teacher.
Although a few times when i dozed off in class i didn't enjoy his shaking of that loud thing he got from Africa

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"Eeeeh?" He helped me understand the challenges I would have to take in order to succeed in AP courses.

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Best teacher ever hands down. I not doing so well in the class but still makes the text make sense and make History fun. Privilege to have him as a teacher as he cares about you very much. Sweet kind and funny also very helpful to all students. Pretends hes mean and a bad teacher but not at all. Best ever! makes you ready for college and gives tons of information about current college requirements!

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It was a privilege to have both Armstrongs as teachers. They care about us our performance as well as us as individuals. And not only do the Armstrongs prepare us for the AP Test, they prepare us for college and life. Monty would periodically bring in information sheets of well-known colleges, as well as unknown colleges, to give us a good sense of the variety of colleges there were. If not for the Armstrongs, I would'nt have enjoyed my stay at Cerritos in the slightest.

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He is a greeeat teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable and cares about students. He give more than sufficient preparation for the AP test, if you ask me.

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Good but his final is so hard that I had a 87% test average and studied four hours and still failed it

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THE BEST TEACHER!! he is very wise and knows what he does. he does his job like no other. respects other opinions and never points fingers and have bad impressions of others.. he makes history very interesting

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Great Teacher!! He Is Very Helpful And Understanding. I Would Love To Have Him Again As A Teacher. He Will Make Your Schedule A Very Great One. You Are Very Lucky To Have Him.

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awesome teacher, can be really fun at times. don't get on his bad side, though. also, pay attention in class. the lectures really help with the test

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His introduction at the beginning of the year was intimidating, but I realized later how wise and efficient he is. He's generally just a hardworking, reasonable teacher!

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Very good and reasonable and nice and understanding. WOrk hard or be smart!

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Read on schedule (can't stress this enough) and highlight. Also pay attention during lectures. If you do these two things the AP test will be a breeze

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Great teacher with a great teaching style. You don't need the AP World Prep Book if you learn from this teacher.

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Great at helping to pass the AP World test

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an awesome teacher who helped me a lot through ap world :)

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(1) read, (2) listen to lectures, (3) understand, (4) no procrastinating, (5) do assignments, (6) STOP ACTING LIKE rIrI FOOLS AND REALIZE THIS IS A COLLEGE-LEVEL COURSE!

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Armstrong is very chill, but the lectures are meh and can't rely on those to help on the tests..... just keep up with the reading and dont sleep during video notes and you'll pass the class with at least a B

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luv the way he teaches, but then his lectures arent that helpful...just gotta read on your own to handle it

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just gotta love this teacher :)

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Tests are hard, but homework and classwork give students a chance to raise their grades. Not strict. Sometimes funny. Very tall.

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VERY GOOD AWESOME SAUCE teacher ... The Best History teacher anybody could ever have... iLy Mr. Armstrong ;D

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Chill, Funny, Awsome, and as long as you read your freaking book its guaranteed that u r gonna pass the AP Exam

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FREAKIN AWESOME TEACHER XD although at times he seems strict hes actually pretty easy-going just acts that way. tests were extremely difficult so i suggest either study or ask for help

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When he lectures, it seems like he's sleeping b/c his eyes are always closed, but he sees you. Don't be the one to sit right in front of him during his lectures. He spits... And read! That's how you pass the class and learn!

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Monty was great. Great. Just great. Great.

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AP World was pretty fun with Mr. Armstrong. He's a very wise man, and also has a good sense of humor. Can be a bit moody sometimes, but overall a great teacher. Hey, how else would I have passed my AP test? ;)

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I LOVE MR.ARMSTROOONGGG(:

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Mr Armstrong is very intelligent..his class is easy and chill..as long as you read and understand what your reading then your set!

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Mr. Armstrong is awesome end of story! he did the impossible and made me actually want to unerstand and do well in history.

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He is an awesome teacher. His humor is very low key, sometimes its lame, but thats what makes him cool. His class is only easy if you read the material, and his lectures may get a bit boring. Overall Mr. Armstrong is awesome.

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his class is pretty easy if you read the material, his lectures are really insightful but rarely help with the test. i think he prepares us well for future APs. too bad i got a student teacher second sem

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The time during videos were basically for us to sleep. Very smart, wise, understanding. I liked him. just boring history class, that's all.

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Great teacher, I showed him a mistake on my grade and he changed it right away; i was really happy. Although it is easy to fall asleep in his class if you don't like history.

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He's really good teacher. Hard at first but you learn a lot if you pay attention. He makes history very interesting

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Wow...he's really something else, the way he talks when he lectures, it's sorta captivatin. he's not always serious though, he can be funny too! he's strict...but not too much...he's fun...but knows when to get serious...and he's straight up with you.

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He picks on me 24/7... :D haha FUNNY TEACHER!!! i learn lots from his lectures :D it's tough, but i love this class!!! i don't like the reading though... =___=

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He loves to mess with you but he knows his stuff. One of the Best teachers i have ever had

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he's one of the best teachers i've had in my entire life. the class is quite difficult, but he's a great teacher!

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such a hard class :( but such a GREAT teacher!!

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He's on your side and wants you to succeed. He's not as strict as he seems during the beginning.

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he's great

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Totally cool :) WItty and knows his stuff. He's awesome!

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witty. love it!!

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GREAT teacher! cares about students' college & career along with HS

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He's a pretty cool teacher but doesn't cover everything with his lectures. His grading system is pretty difficult too. Pay attention in class or he'll call on you..

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I had him twice. He's an AWESOME teacher.

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seriously the coolest teacher i've ever had! actually cares about his students! gotta have him as much as you can! gives great advice on not only the APs but life too!

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You don't do anything in his class, he's really easy:)

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haha... dude.. this guy rocked :) he actually made history fun and interesting

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WAY TOO COOL!! very good-natured, cares for students even though he says my name wrong. great for college advice, awesome teacher!!!

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Mr. Armstrong is a really good teacher. His class is pretty hard, but you just need to READ THE BOOK!

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kind of intimidating. his class is fun. very good. makes u understand the history. knows how to teach. very effective + funny.

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when i first got in to the class i thought he was scary but really he just wants to intimdate u so u can pay attention which works lol he's a kool teacher but really hard.

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he's very cool, he wrote my personal statements. HES awesome

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he cares about his students. he will help you in situations from homework to personal problems. awesome teacher! have him as much as you can!

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He is a very cool and helpful teacher. Only problem is that his tests are really hard.

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Great teacher. The only problem I had was that the majority of people received low scores on test. Self-Taught class is a hard class. But yeah, he's still cool.

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Mr. A's classes would be hard if taught by anyone else, but he is such an effective teacher that everything comes easy afterwards. Great tips for life too!

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Mr. A is the teacher every kid should have. Intelligent yet in-tune with today's generation, he helped so much with college admissions, the AP test, and life.

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Mr. Armstrong is the best! his lectures are very helpful. I got 2 Bs without even reading the book, and i passed the ap test

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Mr. Armstrong is awesome.. the best AP teacher you could have.

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he's an awesome teacher.

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hes the coolest teacher ever! seriously he helps you with everything because he knows everything. hes a wonderful teacher and i hope i have him again!

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I am almost through with this class, and he has been very helpful

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im almost done with APEuro, but he was really INTELLIGENT. the class was kind of hard, but other than that, a great teacehr.

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Great teacher not only noes both his subject ( i know i had him 2 years in a row for AP World and AP Euro) he teaches with different styles in each class.

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Mr. A is one of the most devoted teachers at CHS. He knows what he talks about and knows how to prepare his students for the AP's. Thanks Master Sansei!

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I had him for AP Euro & World, he is the most influential teacher I had ever had! He really prepares us for the AP! Thanks Mr. A!

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he's the best teacher in our school. He is very caring and he teaches us how to study like "college students". AWESOME TEACHER!!!

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I'm taking AP World History with him and we didn't do anything the whole year, but watch videos, talk about college admissions and have free time.

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coolest and best dressed history teacher ever, hes very educated and wise in his subject and in life general.

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mr. armstrong is so funny! he always makes jokes..i would say hez my best teacher. he actually noes wut hez teaching. he slaps me on the head with papers tho ^^

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bestest

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i had him for Ap euro & he was so awesome that I had him until senior yr.He is the reason I became interested in history & want to be a teacher just like him.

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take his class sophomore year and beyond, he helps you understand everything about applying to college, ap tests, etc.

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Awesome!

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one of the best teachers ever. acts tough but he's actually really nice and forgiving. passed the ap test easily. juz try ur best and listen to his lectures

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i'm a second year in college yet i can still remember him so vividly. he's surely is one of the best teachers i've had!

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He's got a weird sense of humor *hem hem* but he prepares u well for the AP Exam!!! His Ap Euro class is not to hard but he probably has a grip of D's and F's but hey always can have ur grade changed

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he is the coolest teacher. always willing to help. one teacher u will remember u had when u were in high school. guaranteed.

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Great teacher, prepares you fully for the AP test

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cool teacher... most brilliant man in school : )

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great teacher.. mr A teaches so well and has a good method for teaching euro. his class his hard tho, but very good experience and prepares you for the future

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he's so cool! he thinks he's being mean and tough but he's really a softie! <3 <3 <3 but really, he's a good teacher.

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You might not finish the class with an A but you sure will have learned alot.

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Hard class because of the material, not the teacher. He is always there to help you out, even with non-academic things.

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It's not the easiest class, but Mr Armstrong is probably the best teacher in the school.

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very helpful and actually cares for the student

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