Average 4.14 based on 40 teacher ratings
Scot Gillis is a History teacher at Leland High School located in San Jose, California and part of San Jose Unified. Scot Gillis' 40 teacher ratings contributes to Leland High School's ranking of 1,211 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Leland High School is 3.86 stars.
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He doesnt teach much...like at all. Only videos and useless projects

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he's pretty chill.

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I had him for two years and honestly I'm so glad that I met him in high school. He changed my whole perspective on the world.

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Mr. Gillis is a teacher that actually tries to help us understand the world we live in. A lot of these comments are about his attitude, but honestly, hearing him call students out on their ignorance isn't "attitude"- it's something people need to hear. As far as his teaching, we learn in a less conventional way, and I'd say what he teaches us outside of the curriculum has been far more useful to me in life. Freshman history is a joke (it's basic geography), and I'm glad I learnt a lot from him.

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He was one of the many reasons I changed my life around :) He's so sweet, understanding and has faith in EVERYONE. He can occasionally be a jerk to be honest, but that's because I had all the dicks in my class. He's HILARIOUS. and really knows how to make time pass, and for us slower learners I learned in a breeze. Also he's very smart, and very unbiased. One of my favorite teachers. Even though my class was filled with douchelords, I miss it a LOT.

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AMAZING TEACHER, the only thing is just pay attention he always picks on the kids who are looking off in the distance or sleeping, but other than that he's SO ENTERTAINING, time flies in class, and you learn A LOT. Amazing.

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Best teacher ever. I still try to visit him on my way to my other classes and I had him two years ago. Probably the best teacher at Leland.

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He is the awesomest teacher everr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is so funny and tell you secrets!!!!

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AWESOME TEACHER! He is fun and his class is so easy. Even though the class is so easy, you still learn a lot.

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Mrs Gillis is the best teacher ever and a guevon hahah

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problably one of the best teachers in Leland, one of my favorites of all time, and i've had some pretty amazing teachers

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wonderful teacher really knows how to make time pass. knows his stuff but isnt open to many suggestions.hes super funny and keeps u informed about current events without being biased

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he is a great teacher

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Awesome fun teacher. It is very easy to get an A in his class. All you need to do the easy homework and if you cant answer some questions you still get full credit. His tests are also easy.

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most amazing teacher on the universe.. he totally inspired me to become a better student. but be sure to get on his good side! but hes one of the few teachers that you actually learn stuff from.

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At times I'm happy to be in his class, with the interesting discussions and (kind of) educational powerpoints, but as a person he tries too hard to please the majority

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Hes a fun teacher to have but he always favors people!!!!! It was so annoying because your shut out if he doesn't favor you, but hes a really nice guy and a fun class to have for an hour.

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He is by far one of the funniest teacher's i've ever had. You learn sooo much from his class. You learn the things he has to teach you plus extra little interesting facts along the way. It's impossible to NOT pay attention. When he's not doing a powerpoint presentation, his class is so interesting. except, there's a lot of projects.

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he is funny. i dont think hes not inappropriate at all, cause guys, we are freshmen here, not kindergarteners. i mean seriously. i look forward to his class, cause i consider it SOCIAL science, which is just what it is. only without the science. so its basicly just social. i have tons of friends in that class, and i love being able to talk to them. and no matter what others say, he does teach you stuff, actually a lot of stuff, so dont believe the rumors. ive learned alot, just not all of its about history.

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He's definitely the funniest teacher with the most enjoyable class ever! He always makes jokes about students and gives lots of them nicknames. he's really effective at teaching, but he unfortunately gives you useless projects and almost nothing that makes you actually learn something. but his class is always alot of fun, and it'll be one you look forward too. But beware, he says he admits his mistakes, but never will. Sometimes he goes overboard with trying to act too cool. and he's alittle innapropriate.

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He's a great guy. but he's a baseball coach-- not history teacher. Our classes are ran by powerpoints after powerpoints. I agree, he favors students with their bribes.

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mr. gillis is way awesome!! he kicks butt as far as im concerned. i love his humor, dont let anything get u down mr. gillis!!!

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Gillis is fearful and defensive to those that know more than him and try to correct his misinformation. He is popular because of his inappropriate humor and immaturity. He favors students.

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He's an ok teacher, I love how he gets into discussions with people in my class that don't have anything to deal with Social Studies. But it is freshmen year, so whatever.

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everyone likes gillis i guess but he kind of bugs me.he thinks hes funyn but he isnt really and hes not that good with computers as he thinks but he does help u

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gillis is the best ever!!!!!!

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Gillis is awesome, he's hecka funny and so far he's pretty easy

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hehe mr.gillis is one of the FUNNIEST teacher you will find! =D i love his jokes!! he combines them with educational stuffs and his nicknames for people are kew

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Mr. Gillis was HELLA cool... I love the nicknames he gives... but sum stuff in his class was hard to understand... but that was freshy yr so who cares...

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Nice easy teacher. I had him 3 years ago, he made us do a bit too much busywork.

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Gillis is awsome!

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Yea Gillis is pretty cool

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gillis.. gill dog.. that class was a joke!! but he was hilarious! and the class was really awesome..most of us just bs-ed our way through the year and managed to get A's =)

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i love gillis!!! hes a hecka awesome teacher!!!!

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He's a better coach than a geography teacher.

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Dude Gillis is HELLA cool!!! Even though I failed his class, he waz really cool. And fun! DO YOUR HOMEWORK THOUGH!!!!!

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I can't believe I was the one who put Gillis on here! He's awesome!

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