Average 4.6 based on 76 teacher ratings
William Taylor is a History teacher at Rio Americano High School located in Sacramento, California and part of San Juan Unified. William Taylor's 76 teacher ratings contributes to Rio Americano High School's ranking of 1,347 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Rio Americano High School is 4.08 stars.
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He is my favorite teacher and the reason I like history. If you pay attention, take notes, and participate you will do fine.

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Mr Taylor is a really good history teacher and he doesn't put up with anybody's nonsense. His tests are extremely hard which leads to a lot of stress but other than that it's an amazing class and he pulls students in. He does fun activities to bring you into the past and see history in the perspective of the person or people being taught about. It's a fun class but you need to pay attention.

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His lectures cover anything you would ever need for his test and more. He focuses more on the reason why history happened the way it did and how events lead into other events, and less on exact dates. He has great activities that really pull you into the learning environment and little to no homework. Due to this he expects you to pay attention in class and really study for his tests, which can be pretty difficult, but in all he's an amazing teacher.

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very cool class if you're interested in WHY history happened the way it happened. his tests are more based on why and what exactly happened, rather than dates and trivia. my advice is take notes and ask questions. SUPER nice, neat dude who just wants to help.

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Great person cool teacher. Hardest tests youll ever take. the questions are crazy difficult. but its a fun class unless its note taking. you just zone out. it happens

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His class is so hard and SO BORING. I dread going to his class. He lectures for the whole time. Either that or a debate. I like him as a person but his tests are very difficult

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Best teacher I have ever had. A very fun class, and still the class i learned the most in. awesome teacher!

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LOVES HISTORY BECAUSE OF HIM.

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Mr. Taylor is a great Honors World History teacher. He's really energetic and friendly, and manages to teach everything with barely any homework. Compared to other teachers, he expects a lot more from you in class, but on the other hand you won't have to touch the textbook. I got a five on my AP World History test just off of what I learned from his class.

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Mr. Taylor is very enthusiastic about history, and definitely makes the class enjoyable and fascinating. I'd definitely recommend him for honors world history!

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He's one of the best teachers I've ever had

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Best teacher I've ever had. Hands down. Really knows his stuff.

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Great teacher, great coach. Loves his subject and he gives fantastic lectures on the world wars. Take notes, pay attention and the tests will be relatively simple. He is a fantastic teacher, I miss that class.

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Definitely one of the best teachers I've ever had. I loved the experience and the atmosphere of the class.

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Easy to tell he enjoys teaching history tremendously; he gets so excited about things like the French Revolution. One of the most enthusiastic teachers I've ever had. His class itself isn't hard at all; there is a bunch of note taking but when combined with the lectures and movies and discussions it's not too bad. There's also not too much homework at all which is great. The only thing is that his multiple choice tests are EXTREMELY hard and require a lot of studying. Overall a fantastic class!

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Great guy. Amazing teacher. One of the best teachers at Rio. He made Honors World History an unforgettable class. I thought I would never like history... until I took Mr. Taylor's class.

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Mr. Taylor demonstrates that great people who are passionate about what they do and like people make great teachers and those who don't (Robertson, Jamieson) are horrible.

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I love this guy. He made every ounce of the world history spectrum fun, captivating, and entertaining. We did some crazy activities in addition to booklearning (Stalin's purges=classroom confessions! accusations!). And, I learned it all, and retained it. Everything you could want from a teacher, he offered.

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great guy, great class, great great teacher, hard tests.

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Mr. Taylor is absolutely amazing. If you participate in his awesome class discussions, you'll do fine on his notoriously hard tests. Great guy, great teacher.

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simply the best.

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Im just gonna lay it out there... Mr. Taylor is awesome and is one of the coolest freindliest people I know so get to know him

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haha awesome teacher. fun, funny awesome conversations and discussions. super nice and as long as you participate in the discussions you'll learn the topic and do great on his hard tests

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A fun teacher.

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amazing teacher!! he's passionate, intuitive, insightful and really cool

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DO NOT GET ON HIS BAD SIDE. Other than that, you're fine. hard hard hard multiple choice questions. Hate them.

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Amazing teacher! Gave me a new appreciation for history. Lectures alot but also has alot of discussion. Tries not to be biased but sometimes he cant help it. Discussions are fun becasue he will always listen to what you have to say.

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very passionate about history.. but sometimes twists it to his liking. DON'T get on his bad side.. he will grade you ridiculously harder.

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he is energetic and loves history, i like history because of his passion for teaching and history. but his class is very subjective (hon world hist) it can be difficult

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Loved his class! But his tests are pretty hard.

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Awesome teacher! He really gets into history and uses different teaching methods to make sure we all understand. He's awesome and we're lucky to have him!

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his tests are pretty difficult so you actually have to study. but his class is so much fun! he's a really nice guy too.

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he is so kewl he like really makes the class like really fun and interesting so u cant really get bored in class...and he is like really really funny

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Mr. Taylor was so cool, for the week that i had him. His whole 6th period had to leave and go to thomas. But Mr. Taylor is awsome.

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he's awesome, funny too. hard tests tho, so be ready

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He picks favorites. If you are one of them, then the class will be very easy. If you are not, he grades you lower than others making the class a terrible experience. He is very subjective.

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he is one of the best teachers you will get at Rio! be happy if you get him. His tests are hard, so think deeply!

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great teacher, really fun, tests are hard as heck

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I learned alot in his class, but he needs to spend more time teaching history than stating his opinion of current events. Tests are hard. Lecture is focus of class.

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great teacher! Tests are hard!

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If you can manage to focus for an hour this will be the most fun and easiest class you have. I learned so much from him my freshmen year, thank you Mr Taylor.

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mr taylor is the best hisotry teacher i've ever had. i really miss him and history this year. I wish he taught AP history

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Best hisyory teacher i have ever had and a great AVID teacher.

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I loved his class it was something I looked forward to everyday.He could really make history into great stories. Tests were easy since he repeated important things at least 3 times

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mr. taylor is really cool and nice, but his class is WAY hard....especially his tests (theyre brutal)...when you go in his class, actually DO the homework, you'll need it

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You should focus on teaching history and not water polo.

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very cool, i love your class!

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great overall guy. actually cares bout his students and helps you out. great teaching strategies and fun projects. kids r lucky to have him.

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Awesome. Very relaxed & laid back. Fun! Hard tests! Makes history more fun

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gee your TA sounds as smart as you

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Mr T rules, I had good fun in his class and and his TA.

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grouchy this year

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he is very earthy....really nice techer

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excellent teacher, extreme amount of patience and funny, doesn't neglect anyone, not bad to look at, seems to get a buzz from lecturing, fun to negotiate with

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Taylor is way cool and theres never a dull moment in history. great teacher right here.

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awsome coach

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Mr. Taylor is awesome..i had him for honors world hist. freshman year and it was one of the funnest classes ever...Hes the only teacher whos lectures are intere

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he's really cool, however he doesn't vary the lesson a lot, you take a lot of notes. He's nifty.

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Taylor is the best. I love his class even tho he doesn't teach us anymore, he's still an awesome hel, especially on research paper

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Very good teacher in my opinion, except he doesn't do anything now but walk in our english class cuz ms zeiter is his student teacher and teaching world history

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Awesome teacher

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This is a good class, the teacher really gets into his subjects and has fun teaching, its easy to understand becuase he explains it alot and makes u learn it!

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Mr taylor is awesome...he is a nice guy and a good teacher...he is really into history and makes it fun...and hes better than THORN!

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mr taylor makes class interesting and truly cares about history hes a great guy and not to mention a total cutie!!!

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He's very passionate about history which is good.

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He is very nice and fun, However, if you have honors with him, you get over his good looks as you begin to resent the incessant note taking and lecturing.

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Mr. Taylor is the greatest teacher and polo coach! I actually like history cause of him!

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First and foremost his name is not Bill it's WILLIAM! and he is an AWESOME teacher i love mr. taylor not to mention that's he's also not that bad looking..too bad we have a student teacher now...but hes such a great guy

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Mr Taylor is HHHHHOOOOOOOTTTTTTT! So who cares if he's really actually talking about history all day!

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He's a cool teacher! When he shows movies and stuff like from the History Channel it's always interesting. Thorn, though, I've heard is better

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Mr. Taylor is a great teacher! and since I'm the TA I get all the easy work, but not to worry Mr. Taylor you still deserve the title Slave Driver Taylor :)

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Enthusiastic about what he teaches, knows a lot about history, easily confused but he is a *great guy.* Not a lot of homework, he knows english fills up that margine, s thats very nice. He is easy on the eyes as well (wink wink).

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who cares what he's teching... just staring at him all period is good enough.

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Mr. T is a great guy and makes history fun and exciting. He is into what he does and does not talk in a monotone voice all of the time. I do not fall asleep through his lectures. He hardly gives any homework because he knows we have a life outta school.

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