I was part of Mr. Gunderson's honor's class in the late 80's. He was a good teacher.
Loved Gundy!! He does pick his favorites though, and tends to favor male students over females. I always looked forward to his class, never boring and I personally think his sarcasm is funny. I loved every book we read and the projects were always fun.
Mr. Gunderson's class is very easy to get an A. Just turn in everything and participate in class discussions and he'll like you. For the essays, he doesn't really read them. In essays, he only looks at how you integrate quotes and grammar. As a common courtesy to any teacher (but especially Gunderson) remember to say good morning to him when you walk into class and to have a nice day when you leave. He does pick favorites, but that doesn't really affect your grade because his class is easy.
Here's my experience with Mr. Gunderson. I definitely see a man who, at one point in his life, was filled with passion for his students and genuinely enjoyed the material. But this year I can definitely tell that has worn out a bit, because everyday he always looks tired or bored. In terms of knowing the material, he is a lot less thought-provoking than I expected from him going into this year, probably because his curriculum is all routine now. But overall, he's a good guy and his class was fun
At first, I thought Mr. Gunderson was a cool teacher, but as the year progressed, he became worse and worse. I think something changed in him looking back at past ratings. He is very sarcastic and grumpy. You have a chance of survival if you get on his good side. Don't act obnoxious in class, participate A LOT, be a boy, and you're set. In terms of books we read, I actually enjoyed the novels/plays we read in class because they were engaging but other than that not so much.
Terrible teacher. I had him last year.
Sure, he's knowledgeable about what he teaches, but he regularly harasses his students. Multiple classmates have reported being afraid to speak up when he asks the class a question. He seems clueless regarding any aspects of his job beyond the curriculum, e.g. what he's covered, what he's assigned, attendance, etc., but he refuses to ever be understanding when anything goes wrong. Avoid him if you can.
Had Mr G in 82-83. From grade to grad school he sticks out as one of the best teachers I've had. Tough, yes, but fair. Believed in me when even I didn't. He didn't make my life easy, but that's not his job. Still know Beowulf 30 yrs on. Thanks!
The worst teacher I ever had in Laguna Hills. Never helped me even when I asked and embarrassed me in front of my peers. Picked his favorites and grades reflected this.
Gundy is so great. Other times, you want to just walk out of class. For the most part, he's probably my second favorite teacher this year...he always says things that gets the class involved.
From pre-school to University, Mr. Gunderson is the best teacher I've ever had.
i love gundy. 'nuff said. amusing stories and easy to learn enviroment. but yes, he does have his favorites.
I liked him, but I think he might've liked me since I, y'know, tried. But yeah, he does like to pick on certain people, but if you pay attention and stuff, you can actually learn. 'Cause I did.
Gunderson is a pretty cool teacher. His classes are fun and thought-provoking. However, there's some truth behind what other people said about him...Just be nice and stop whining.
What a hypocrate-hes is supposed to b so ethical, not true,the appeal he had on June 15, 2007 was a joke, rigged from the start. He is the teacher in questions boss in essence. How fair is that? Not v
He does whatever he wants. If he likes you, you get a good grade. If not, you have to try harder. Teaching has gone to his head!
very unhelpful, he can teach but he needs to treat other people with more respect.
I graduated LHHS 1984 and majored in English at UCLA. He's a great teacher. Thank you.
very moody, unclear, plays favorites; but the good news is if youre on his bad side now, in a few weeks you might be the favorite because he is sooooo moody
good teacher, esp if ur on his good side. watch out otherwise