Average 4.67 based on 30 teacher ratings
Tim Garrity is an English teacher at Capistrano Valley High School located in Mission Viejo, California and part of Capistrano Unified School District. Tim Garrity's 30 teacher ratings contributes to Capistrano Valley High School's ranking of 1,185 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Capistrano Valley High School is 4.16 stars.
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I had Garrity for my freshman year, and it was a pretty laid back class. Just do well on the poetry analyses, vocab tests, and essays and there's your A. He is distracting, in a funny way. Mostly talks about veganism and Star Wars. Garrity has helped me out on my writing skills, and public speaking skills. He's pretty flexible, but sometimes assigns his essays and expects you to finish them by the end of the period, which is pretty stressful. Overall, a great and intelligent man and friend.

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Mr. Garrity is such a great teacher. Very understanding and gives you a second chance if you screw something up. However, he I always promoting his Theory of Knowledge class, which is pretty hilarious. 11/10 would recommend. But beware, If you are looking for an easy A, TRANSFER OUT! It is a very hard class if you do not focus. Pretty difficult to get out with an A, but I managed by studying hard. Overall, very funny and intelligent man. Get on his good side.
GARRITY I LOVE YOU!

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Super hilarious, fun class. Lots of loud debates and panicky projects. He helped me develop public speaking skills.However, he does have a very strong opinion about some topics, and will shoot you down if your opinions are different.

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I love this class. It is probably the only part of the day where I feel my time isn't wasted. He is a genius, and his common sarcastic comments and dry humor are perfect to balance out the sometimes droll feelings when writing an essay. I enjoy his class very much, and I am definitely thinking about his Theory of Knowledge class in the future!

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Great teacher, very intelligent, constantly joking, and the discussions that occur in his class are enjoyable. He will distract you during tests, either by making weird noises, shooting rubber bands at you, or showing you a funny app on his iPad. My favorite teacher freshman year.

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Wow Mr. Garrity is the BEST teacher. If you don't have a sense of humor and you want an easy A, switch out while you can. Easily my favorite teacher of freshman year. He's extremely wise, so pay attention and open your mind up to different ways of thinking. It's a very difficult class, but possible to get an A if you do the work, open your mind, and adapt to his harsh grading.

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Fantastic teacher. He really understands his students and teaches not only. English, but important tools in succeeding in life. I improved more as a writer in his class than in any other class I have taken. However the peer grading on the many essay tests leads to many unfair grades as many people feel joy in failing other people.

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Overall a great teacher. A pretty difficult class but his tangents make it much more tolerable. Whether he is one the topic of quantum physics or human psychology you will never forget his class. Probably my favorite class in high school. You won't appreciate him as much until you don't have him anymore. I truly miss his class and his ways of teaching.

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Awesome teacher- VERY hard class, though. Very tough expectations, and harsh rubrics, but Mr. Garrity is VERY knowledgeable and knows what he is talking about. He makes class fun, yet full of helpful information. IF YOU WANT AN EASY-A: transfer OUT. FAST. His class is REALLY hard, but you will learn SOOOOO much from him, it's worth it. He is very nice and makes funny jokes all the time, which adds interest to students, especially bored freshmen. RECOMMENDED!!! :)

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Mr. Garrity is the best teacher. His class is a challenge and is manly essays, but if you read the books you will do fine. He helps those who ask for it. Take advantage of his class and his wisdom.

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A GREAT TEACHER!

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Probably the best teacher at Capo. If you are smart enough to have him, seize the opportunity.

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He's absolutely awesome and a lot of fun. Participate in discussions whenever you can, even if you're going to be wrong.

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Brilliant teacher. Listen to everything he has to say. He teaches as much about life as about English. Pay attention to details in the reading and always try your best, and you will be fine.

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we learn more about theory of knowledge than English. one of the best. I hated SOGITDBS

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His class is usually easy, though his tests are hard. It is not difficult to pass so long as you maintain the ability to think for yourself, and back up your opinions with facts. Read carefully!

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Mr. Garrity can really bring out a subject and tries to help you with your weaknesses. He has a very advance class and expects you to keep up with the place, great teacher.

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This is s great teacher, but stubborn, and his class is HARD. I suggest that you read all books VERY carefully, or else you might not make it through his sometimes ridiculus tests.

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Very funny and a good teacher. He never shuts up when we take tests though.

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one of my favorite teachers at the school...he really knows his stuff and is able to pass his knowledge back to his students. one of the wittiest ive had

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I like Mr. Garrity's class because he's the funniest teacher and always is giving us a challenge

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He is a cool teacher just dont upset him.. but he can be funny.

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