Average 4.75 based on 79 teacher ratings
Tom Dalldorf is a Social Studies teacher at Amador Valley High School located in Pleasanton, California and part of Pleasanton Unified School dISTRICT. Tom Dalldorf's 79 teacher ratings contributes to Amador Valley High School's ranking of 1,010 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Amador Valley High School is 4.1 stars.
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Words cannot describe how enjoyable Dalldorf's class is. He is an excellent lecturer and an even greater teacher. Very understanding and very accomadating, I was never afraid to come to him for questions on the assignments at hand. He is by far one of the best teachers I have ever had. (And one of the funniest) :)

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As someone has said before, he's the king of my life. The best teacher in the world. The most amazing person. If you have him, you should know that you are too lucky. I miss him so much. Anna loves you, mr. Dalldorf!

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King of my life. Dalldorf is a fantastic teacher and human being. He's one of my top 3 teachers I've had in my life, and he has had a lasting impact on me. If you don't like loud teachers, his class is not for you! Dalldorf is passionate about every subject he teaches, and care about all of his students. Love you D-Dorf!

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Dalldorf is a great teacher! i had him for honors global as a freshman and also US history as a junior. he has a great sense of humor and knows a lot about the subject. whenever he does ppt lectures, he's very passionate about the subject and knows how to make things interesting.

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Mr Dalldorf's is one of those classes that you actually want to go to just because he's such a good teacher. He explains the lessons in an easy to understand way and he remembers almost all of his students after they leave his class. One of my favorite teachers I've had.

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Mr. Dalldorf is the greatest. He really makes his students think outside of the box, and in his Honors Global Studies class, you'll definitely get a lot of history and current events. Really miss his class!

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Dalldaddy is amazing!

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One of the funniest teachers I ever had at AVHS. He goes off on random tangents a lot, but it's obvious he's passionate about what he's teaching.

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The Best!!!

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Great teacher, funny, intersting, and very knowledgeable. You'll get the grade you deserve, the harder you work, the better the grade.

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Dalldorf is always willing to help his students and he has an extreme amount of passion for history. His exams are difficult, but he prepares you well for them. You can do well in his class as long as you take notes and avoid interrupting him during class lectures.

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one of the best teachers ive ever had. He is one of the most down to earth teachers ive ever had, and is easy once you get used to him. I almost forgot to mention, he is awesome

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He's awesome. No other way around it. He's always talking about current events, and every day of the semester I always looked forward to his class. Hope he doesn't retire any time soon!

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Mr. Dalldorf is amazing. Not only does he make history entertaining, he really knows what he's talking about, and all sorts of interesting discussions come up in class. And, of course, nearly everything that comes out of his mouth is hilarious. If you're scared of music so loud it makes a second-story classroom shake, don't come early to class.

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AWESOME TEACHER! He's teh only teacher I ever had that made me like history. He's great. He knows what he's doing and is passionate aout his work. He is really chill and has a lot of fun ideas. He's easy to get off track if he gets into answering an interesting question, but class discussions are always incredibly interesting and informative. If you do the notebook right and pay attention, you'll ge an A. If he likes you, he'll be pretty leniant about stuff. And it's easy to get on his good side.

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AMAZING teacher. This is the guy who inspired me to become a history teacher. He knows what he's talking about and displays the info in the most exciting ways, never a dull moment in his class. If you want some brownie points, stay on top of current events and bring them up in disscusions. Make sure you do the notebook correctly, and you will get 100% on every quiz if you do the notes because it's open note!!

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An absolutely awesome teacher. He's hilarious, he's intelligent, and he's passionate about his work.

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AMAZING. makes you actually want to learn about history,and feel comfortable in his class!

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He is the best

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he is the most amazing teacher! he is super funny and made history so much fun! switch into his class

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He is excellent at teaching about current events, but we did the same thing every day (notes, worksheets, presentations) I learned soooo much about politics though. Do you notes!!

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Amazing teacher. He is very good at what he does. He is also really funny and class is alot of fun to be in. Kind of intimidating at first but you finally get past that and he is awsome

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Nicest s- smartest teacher ever!

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dalldorf is the man, if you don't like him or find his class fun check your pulse

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Only the book??What r u on?politics/current events almost every day. He informs and challenges and he knows he is not intimidating. That's the joke! He is having fun! Don't take life so seriously.

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he may be cool but he totally takes advantange of the fact that people know that he is cool. all u do the whole year is learn out of the book. he also tries to be really intimidating but isn't

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This guy is sik. pretty hard but class is funny. do all your notes (theres a lot) and you pretty much get a B, even in honors. he does get wierd and makes fun of students but its a great class.

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Coolest guy ever. Great teacher, although he does grade critically sometimes.

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He can expect something and doesnt assighn to much. Although he can be weird and act strange. he loves to make fun of his students.

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Great teacher !!!

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I don't remember, I was the center of attention... don't ask too much, don't tell too much, don't show too much... be subtle...he'll like you better

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he is an awsome teacher. his classes are really hard but he adds his sarcastic humor to the class. totally recommend this teacher.

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OMG! HE IS SOOOOOO MOODY! DON'T BOTHER HIM IN BRUNCH... i had him a while ago. He is nice most of the times. can get really mean if in a mood! :(

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tooons of hw but hes such a cool guy it makes up for it. it so fun to get off topic and talk 4 like the whole class!!

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Oh gosh! I love his class! Frequent tests, but you just got to take notes and no problemo!

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Loved him in eighth grade for science at HP and loved him for history at Amador. A great guy!

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A lil intimidating, but he's very good at telling you like it is

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He is an amazing teacher! He has such a passion for his job and history. As long as you pay attention in class you will do fine. I never read the book or take notes and I got a B!

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he is the best teacher i ever had!

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I like his class and he's cool and outlandish at the same time. He even let's me write factoids and weird words on his board. Just keep up with his notes.

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this guy is hella cool and the class is super easy. half the time i didn't even read the chapter and i still got A's on all the tests. just dont put off notes!!

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Mr. Dalldorf is an awesome teacher and honestly, I didn't think he was that hard.

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BEST TEACHER I EVR HAD! Evntho v hav lodz of hw&tests.he makes his class tonzz of fun..I LUV HIS CLASS!!

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yo dalldorf.. dis by yah homeboi... i know dis class is an honors but sumtimes we jez gotz to chill down and relax... the tests. ure the koolest mr. dalldorf

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Lots of notes. If you ever want to push a test back bring up "Diamonds" It ties into the Africa unit. HAHAHA he's really cool. I love the music apprecation

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Dalldorf is a funny, nice, good teacher. Not by any means easy, but his is one of the only histroy classes I have actually learned something in. Rah.

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in one word awesome ok note to u frosh out there who wanna take ap u take lotsa notes in taht class also dont procrastinate on summer hw

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Mr. D is a really greast teacher. He actually cares and tries to teach. He really knows what he's doing and is good at it.

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Liked him, but keep up with notes! He can put on an act sometimes but a really nice man under it all.

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nice class dalldorf way to keep it interesting

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Mr.dalldorf rocks! hes sooo cool. he understands us and how to get through to us...too bad he doesnt teach AP otherwise i would waste no time to get in his clas

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Best teacher i've ever had! i've had him 3 years and loved every year! he's soo funny! and actually cares about his students! yay mr dalldorf

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By far the coolest teacher I have!! Teaches well and lets the class have fun at the same time!

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exciting class...! i learned sooo much about the world that i never knew before from the political cartoons! the notes were hard but oh well he's awesome...

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OH MAN! this guy by far is my best teacher!!!! i loove his class. i actually GET the things hes saying. he makes history fun!

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so tight...he's so nice and his class is easy if you do what your told..totally kept my attention and made the whole class fun!

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Dalldorf is sooo funny. He was trying to say my name and he forgot it . I felt so loved! But he is half serious and the other he is funny!

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Any1 is lame if they dont think Mr Dalldorf is great! We need more teachers like this teaching these kind of subjects. I am actually interested in history!

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Loved his US history class. One of the best history teachers I have ever had.

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One of my favorite teachers at Amador. I loved his class...walking in to him blasting his music and stuff. Good teacher and I love his theatre setup!!!

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Mr. Dalldorf is so cool. He's obssessed with political cartoons. How awesome is that!?

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Tough teacher!

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Have you heard about the Kurds?

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one of the most mean teachers ever. he tries too hard to be funny. he needs to teach, not try to make the class laugh at his lame jokes.

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best teacher at avhs by far! ! !

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Cool..but a bit off his rocker, if ya know what i mean.

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The coolest!

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Awesome teacher, great guy.

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