Average 4.73 based on 38 teacher ratings
Abby Brown is a Math teacher at Torrey Pines High School located in San Diego, California and part of San Dieguito Union High. Abby Brown's 38 teacher ratings contributes to Torrey Pines High School's ranking of 1,258 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Torrey Pines High School is 3.95 stars.
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Ms. Brown's teaching can be convoluted, hard to understand and overly complex. She is sarcastic and too punny.

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One of the most experienced teachers on campus with comprehensive semester and lesson planning. She works so extensively with Mathematica, the math-based programming language she uses to demonstrate many key points in her lessons, that Wolfram has invited her to give lectures on the program around the country and abroad. Very knowledgable about math and understanding to her students' workload. It isn't an easy A, but she gives you all the tools you need to do well.

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Mrs. Brown is a wonderful teacher. She is extremely clear and makes great analogies to answer questions. She also has a passion for what she teaches which translates to students directly.

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I took Calc CD with Mrs. Brown last year and now am at college retaking multivariable calculus. It wasn't until I got here that I realized how fortunate I was to have taken a class with her. She is literally the best math teacher I have ever had. I miss her enthusiasm, knowledge, and great Mathematica graphics so much. If you are willing to put in the work, any of her classes are worth it! She gives a lot of partial credit, fair exams, and can actually explain WELL! :)

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she is very boring and only thinks "inside the box," but she knows the subject well and is great at teaching it

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She IS AMAZING. It's advanced material but she's such a great teacher that it's fairly easy to grasp.

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Great teacher, knows all the material very well, and explains things clearly. Her tests aren't that bad and her notes are very clear.

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alternate two words: awesome teacher

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Two words: MATH GODDESS.

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calc isn't user friendly. calc d especially is just insanely complex. so ms. brown is already making it as engaging as it possibly could be, and people should stop complaining about her... you should probably be complaining about the material itself, and consider switching to an easier class.

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by far the best math teacher at tp. really cares, focuses on the topics, has a way of explaining things that makes even the weirdest calc stuff really clear. d/linear's an awesome class, btw

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ms. brown rocks. no other person would have been able to teach me multivariable calculus. super nice too. and she is sooo passionate about math and teaching it makes me feel bad about not enjoying it very much.

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to all the people who say mrs. brown is boring, yeah i can see where you're coming from. i fell asleep a lot in her class myself! but the point is her classes are so ridiculously advanced that they are really only designed for the truly calculus-obsessed... and that is not what most of the class is. if you're bored that's probably because the class is inherently not relevant to you, and mrs. brown can't really do much about that, so it's not her fault. blame Green's Theorem or w/e instead

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Abby is wonderful. She really has a passion for the subjects she teaches.

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She too smart and into math to be a GREAT teacher. But she is no doubt the most qualified to teach Calc C, D, Linear Algebra, and Adv. Topics.

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Very enthusiastic about math and it shows, she teaches more advanced level math at the college level that's beyond AP, so if you want even a shot at getting a decent grade take your time go over notes for around 20 min a day and do homework, if not it'll come back and haunt you. she is really good about providing everything you need to learn the material. this is your first glimpse of college learning, spend time to really understand everything.

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her policy of not collecting homework on the day it's due is bad for my procrastinating habits. it's going to be the downfall of a lot of people. otherwise ok

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The only teacher I have ever had that actually shows passion for the subject. If you do your homework every night, there is absolutely no reason not to pass this college level course

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Calculus is a very difficult class, but Ms. Brown is very good at what she does! If you do all your work on time (which you should anyways), you'll learn a lot about the topic in general and learn to love math. Please, don't make her cry and don't cheat!

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Ms. Brown is an awesome teacher. She actually loves what she teaches. I love how she uses a lot technology to help us learn. The class itself was a little hard, but that's because I procrastinated a lot. I really liked Ms. Brown, even after the whole cheating thing happened. I mean, they deserved what they got. It was probably a little harsh, but still, they chose to cheat.

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I love Ms. Brown. If you care anything about the class its not that hard. Just do your homework before the tests and its fine. I will admit to having fallen asleep in class but that's kind of common for me... oh and I got an A!! : ) She's nice (but the math open house thing... little boring but Ms. Brown got soooo excited so I guess its cool)

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Ms. Brown tries hard and knows what she's talking about, but she just isn't a good teacher. She doesn't have good control of the class and is insufferably boring. I've never fallen asleep in a class before taking this class. She's alright but doesn't relate to students very well and is too serious

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she is a very good teacher, but VERY BORING 2, makes me fall asleep almost everyday

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Good teacher but boring. Also, very nice and is enthusiastic about teaching.

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Ownage teacher

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She's the BEST!

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Great teacher who understand students' perspective. Whoever rate her low must be a slacker in the class.

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Ms. Brown is one of the smartest, most organized teachers you will ever meet. She can get boring, but her true passion for the subject makes it worthwhile.

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NICEST TEACHER EVER!!!! <3

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great

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Smartest teacher ever. Grad. from Harvey Mudd, and probably a top student when she was at TP. Could have gotten into med school, but choose teaching

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Hard class, but tries her best to help her students. Even uses AIM before tests to set up study sessions.

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Very cool , understanding, and nice . Shes one of those teachers that actually listens to you and helps you if you need it.

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shes a good teacher, vut she could use an extreme make over, and shes really into technology!!!!...:)

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Mrs. Brown is a realy good teacher

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