Average 3.1 based on 70 teacher ratings
Tinh Tran is a Science teacher at University High School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District. Tinh Tran's 70 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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Best teacher I ever had. I went on a couple engineering competitions and places with him, and it was great. My first year as a freshman was great, learning engineering from him.

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Tinh Tran is an amazing educator albeit a terrible in class teacher. Many students complain about his self learning philosophies, but being a student is a job and it is one's responsibility to learn. Tran actually cares about students and he spends more time at school than any other teacher. He is always searching for and distributing information and opportunities for students. The projects, teams and programs that he has started at UNI are top notch especially the engineering program.

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I think he is a great teacher, but he has to be or assertive or show something string because a lot of students just mess around. Maybe because its 90% freshman, idk. Freshmen just need to learn about caring about grades every year, but they don't. That is what makes this class not so good for anyone.

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Tran is a really nice and chill guy. He is very passionate about science. His classes are good but his after school STEM programs are awesome. He devotes his whole life to his students, staying on campus literally all day. He always has time for his students.

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Super helpful, goes out of his way to assist and juggles so many different students and personalities while constantly sharing real world events n articles n advising; super caring. I found it amazing especially when some of the students make it difficult to want to be kind or even to learn.

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Personally I liked Mr. Tran, though he does heavily rely on online resources if you actually attempt to learn from them you will easily ace the class.

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Mr. Tran is easily one of the coolest teachers I've ever met. He always hits the gym and shows us these awesome videos in class. He allows the students to use their phone in class for online homework assignments and sometimes lets us use the phone for online tests. Even though he barely teaches, he gets the job done and if people actually pay attention, they will learn but many choose not to. Mr.Tran is a chill teacher and lets people override him which can be bad at times.

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I have had Mr. Tran for Earth Systems Science. Although his class is exceedingly easy, he does not actually "teach" the subject.

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A terrible teacher. Gives you Video Lessons to do at home. Lessons are meant to be taught at class. Uses a computer grading device just to show you how lazy of a teacher he is. Expects you to know everything. Sits on his computer 95% of the time.

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If you're stupid, it'll probably be a really hard class, but if you've got an inkling of any intelligence, it's an easy A. I swear, only the stupid kids complain about his class, and when they do it's their own inability to do basic algebra that merits their failure. He lectures adequately and goes through problems in class, and if you're struggling and listen it's fine. You can play games on your phone the whole time and get an A in the class easy. Overall, not the best teacher, but easy class.

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I got a B cuz he kept losing my hw but its easy if you pay attention. Also hes nice and funny sang kareoke on the last day. i had a 89.8

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Personally, I liked him. I always sleep in him class and got an A by doing all of his worksheets. Honestly I think itz an easy class as long as you don't listen to him.

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Really funny guy, and is friendly, but he wouldn't let me take a picture with him at the end of school. Also, whenever you ask a question, he either avoids it or explains in a really confusing manner.

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I think his students know the material 100x more than he does. I find this awful, but he locks doors during snack and lunch so no one can talk to him for help or about grades....My worst teacher ever!

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First off, everyone strongly dislikes him. And I find it interesting how he "misplaces" his papers and gives people zeros on everything. I know like 20 kids this has happened to and he does nothing..

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A nice person...but he needs to go back to school and learn how to each and make tests!! He is unfair and also really bad with inputting grades!

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He is nice, but does NOT know how to teach. His tests are poorly worded and he doesn't explain why we did something wrong.

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Quizzes are fair, but tests are IMPOSSIBLE. Even the smartest people don't do so well. The way he words questions is confusing, and he puts questions that you have talked about. Nice teacher though.

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i don't understand why ppl underrate him. he was nice and helpful. he recommended me for h chem when shrake almost didn't let me in, even though i had borderline A- in class.

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tests are easy .. if you study on your own on most stuff. don't expect his teachings to be great.. you're going to have to practice more problems at home to fully understand the concept. He's pretty chill in my class, probably hates me and most of the kids but whatevs. he's easy so it's all chill.

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his class is pretty easy, considering i slept through nearly all of it. first semester, i slept almost every other day and got an A. Second semester wasn't so good. Pokemon came out so I was always bringing my DS and playing Heartgold. Got an 89.3 or something. chill teacher, but can't teach.

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easy if you study the math parts and the book. however, he is more of a babysitter than a teacher. often contradicts himself, get confused by students' questions, and beats around the bush when you're asking for help. really annoying!

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Absolutely the worst teacher I have ever had. He never teaches lessons, only makes us watch stupid videos and do computer lab assignments. He often contradicts himself on a day to day basis. He is biased against students he doesn't like. He doesn't know what he's talking about at all.

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mr. tran is one of the best science teachers on the campus. he's very chill in class, but can get unclear at certain points of the lectures. but very helpful. i got an A in his HCS1 class which was not hard but not easy to get, hope i have him for H Chemistry; very confidient!

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Mr. Tran is hilarious without meaning to be funny... He could definitely work on his lecturing, but overall, I think he gets the job done and is very fair and impartial towards all his students. He's respectable and professional.

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doesn't usually know what he's talking about

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Oh gosh ! Very awesome man, haha (: It's not difficult to get an A in Hcs1 as long as you d on't slack off. I love his class~ very chill. And I hope I c an get Mr tran for h chem next year !

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Easy classes if you pay attention

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OH YEA VIETS. Nice and fun teacher, tests are a little on the hard side and doesn't fully teach things with full understanding sometimes. Good teacher though.

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Had him for HCS1 and HChem. Got As. Do EC if you need to. Homework is easy, just don't procrastinate. Lectures are easy but not very interesting. As for test and quizzes, just... think. And work fast.

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makes stuff up in class, repeats material (off the internet) without insight, boring, avoids answering questions, and when he does answer questions the answer is unrelated to the question, frequently uses "life is unfair" to justify incorrect answers on tests

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had him for cs1 and h. chem...thought both classes were rather easy...esp. w/ the 2% curve thing he always did at the end, though i dont know if he still does it...but some of his test questions r completely out of the blue...his lecture style is really boring but then again so is the subject matter

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TRAN IS A HORRID TEACHER. if you get him for science, RUN FOR THE HILLS. he doesn't teach at all, relies solely on videos to teach lessons, and does not answer any questions clearly. he also has an extremely annoying habit of repeating everything twice. gosh, go to *beep*, tran.

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He is a good teacher; I find his teaching style very clear and easy to understand. However, he always seems a bit annoyed whenever I ask questions.. Also, the grade curve in H. Chem is pretty hard (2-3 A's per ~30 students) so I recommend you take it only if you are good at sciences.

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hes a horrid teacher, has no idea what hes doing, and has never done anything to teach our class. the class is easy, but if the teacher doesnt teach, its basically like shooting darts in the dark

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He is a pretty helpful teacher. In his lectures he will try to simplify and explain the subject very clear to you. However he checks homework very closely, so you have to make sure that it really is correct.

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He is really laid back and has a higher perspective of things other than science. He'll try to spice up his class with fun articles & john Stossel. I don't mind because I find them interesting.He is also very clear in teaching. H chem isn't meant to be easy however, so my score is 4-4-5.

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Im scared of his class. I passed my last science class with 99.2%. I have a D in Tran's class. I think I'm going to go home and cry.

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i had him for honors chem.... he is easier compared to the other chem teachers, and his class is pretty easy until you get to really hard concept and struggle w/ it cuz he never lectures, just gets powerpoints from the textbook. and his tests are kinda hard, too, because he gets the questions straight out of the textbook w/o even going over similar problems in the class...

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I didn't have a good year in his class, but is nice when you try.

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MR TRAN IS THE GREATEST TEACHER EVERRRRR

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MR TRAN IS THE COOLEST EVER. so funny. mr tran is the best <3

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seems to try but just doesn't succeed. lectures are extremely difficult to follow. tran makes science boring. gets angry when students try and dont understand.

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Did not like his class at all. Never told us when ec was due then collects it and no one has it and says it was our fault. Same with other assignments.

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YA I GUESS HE IS KINDA COOL, BUT COMMON AT LEAST TEACH US THE STUFF THATS GONNA BE ON THE TEST.

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cool teacher, liked his class (cs2)

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pretty cool :)

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OKAY~ His class might be hard but when u visit him like afterschool or office hour he will really help u ALOT!!! DEVOTED TEACHER>>

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He tries very Very vEry veRy verY VERY HARD to make us understand... But NO ONE Understands... CAn anyone help me out?!

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He puts Qs we never seen b4in the tests but I hope someday people will see his true devotions.He is very helpful and nice to gurls~gentleman(donno about guys ><

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tran ownz j00. he is an amazing man who never gives up even when people always argue with him. i hope that someday people realize his true skills at teaching...

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His tests are never related to the material we study for, adds questions never covered, class that usually has a B+/A- average gets a D, still makes the test count. I hope that by his 3rd year of teaching he will be an excellent teacher! Nice guy though:)

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caring teacher

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He is not the best teacher, but he is doing his best. I hope everything works out for him!

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he gives too many p0p quizes

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He tries to be helpful and is really nice, but doesn't know the material. .

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gets a bad rap, once you figure him out he's nice and his class is easy

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tries to teach well, but doesn't teach some stuff on his tests-very frustrating

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sorta mean sometimes! but he's actually a nice teacher~poor freshman

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terrible

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Had him sophmore year, made science easy to learn and super nice...keep it up!!

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it's how much stuff you learn and realize how much is left to learn that counts

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he's still young, he'll get better soon, everone...but he's pretty nice

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Misunderstood by many

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caring teacher, puts a lot of effort, great person

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can't teach, never knows what he's saying, tests vague, but he's a nice guy...

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sometimes may not seem like it but a great teacher

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Stayed after school to help students, he cares

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i like this teacher

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beyond incompetent

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