Average 4.12 based on 50 teacher ratings
Barbara Kurdziel is a Math teacher at University High School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District. Barbara Kurdziel's 50 teacher ratings contributes to University High School's ranking of 1,233 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at University High School is 3.96 stars.
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She gives different difficulty tests to different periods, my period most people got C's and the other period most got A's. Teaches well and you'd think you're prepared for the test but then the test is unfairly difficult compared to what you're prepared for. I have her for AP Calc BC and I'm struggling right now with many of my classmates.

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Un poco died bc her tests are extremely hard. I still cry everyday but she's a pretty good teacher

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I had Kurdziel last year for H PreCalc and have her now for AP Calc BC and honestly love her as a teacher so much. While her classes are undeniably difficult and cause me A LOT OF STRESS I really appreciate her teaching because at the end of the day I really have learned the content. Furthermore, she is readily available to students and is very concise and effective. If you have Kurdziel, congrats :D but yeah. ngl you'll be stressin'.

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Her test is very hard. If I get D in a test, I feel lucky. If I get C in a test, I feel very lucky.

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Her test is very hard. If I get D in a test, I feel lucky. If I get C in a test, I feel very lucky.

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Her test is very hard. If I get D in a test, I feel lucky. If I get C in a test, I feel very lucky.

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I honestly think she's a good teacher. Her class may be hard for some, but she's always available to help out and wants us to succeed. I agree it is hard to find a teacher like her because of her excellent teaching. Her lectures are concise and straightforward.

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Hardest teacher ever... no matter how much time i spent on studying, i managed to get a bad grade on every. single. test. but thats because i'm not a math person duh. she's actually very helpful and explains the lessons very well.

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She's a tough teacher. Her class was a lot more demanding than my previous math classes. I wish I could have spent more time on studying for her quizzes/tests, but trust me, a night of studying isn't sufficient to get a decent grade on her test. I really admired her cheerful personality every day, and her class atmosphere was really chill and enjoyable. Don't be afraid to ask her questions, no matter how stupid they may sound. Study hard and be respectful. Best math teacher ever.

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She is a great teacher, and always available for students to ask questions. She grades fair and tough, that how it goes for Honor classes. You have to earn it. Overall, she teaches very well, grade fairly and promptly, and always available for students. It's hard to find teacher like her in Uni. Great teacher.

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Ms. Kurdziel is a great teacher. She knows exactly what she's doing, and teaches in a straightforward and easily understandable manner. She's not too strict and also a pleasure to talk with, and her tests aren't too difficult if you know the material well.

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She certainly knows what she's doing, and she doesn't waste her time, but she DOES go kinda fast...she kinda expects you to know how to do it already. But I think she's still pretty good, and her tests are good because they test you on exactly what she's taught you in class, so it's relaly easy to g

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excellent teacher nugh said

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I had her for H Algebra 2. I do not understand why so many people have to complain about her. She was a great teacher!!

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GREAT TEACHER....youll learn a lot in her class...shes pretty hard, but thats a good thing for a math teacher

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she's really nice! but her class can be hard

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Most people don't like her, but she really isn't that bad ! I actually like her quite a lot. I love how she grades so fast. I go home and check online and it's already there. EASY A. (: Well, at least H Algebra 2. She's really nice to freshmen too ^ ^

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bad teacher, i have her this year and she doesnt teach the lesson all the way. im not supposed to struggle on my hw because i dont know what im doing. and she does problems too fast and theres too many ppl in my class. also her tests are hard for no reason. :(

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She's nice and gets tests back realllly fast. That's reaaaallly cool because we all panic when we think we did bad. It's really nice to see our tests back so fast.

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if you get on her bad side, then your whole year's pretty much done... just behave and she'll be nice.

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She is a good teacher. Sometimes she is a little bit unfair but.....

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Best math teacher ever. Could be the best teacher I've had ever.

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Tolerant of student's behavior; Can be difficult on grading, but willing to listen to student's POV. Teaches most of the information required to do adequately on tests.

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she's nice but she's a hard grader sometimes

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mrs. kurdziel is pretty chills. she cares if you are doing poorly, and is willing to help you out. even though her tests are pretty hard, she doesnt try to trick you. eh..shes cool

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She's the best high school math teacher I had. She really cares about you and wants you to learn

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Good teacher. Goes too fast, though, and the tests are long. Bleh.

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didnt like her my first year.. but awesome second year.. wish i tried more harder b/c shes easy when you do your hw and reviews.. didnt try until 2nd semester:(

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doesn't teach, just does problems faster than you can write them down and expects you to know them. her tests are too long and she doesn't give u enough time

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VERY HELPFUL TEACHER! ONE OF THE FEWEST TEACHERS WHO ACTUALLY TEACHES! BUT HER GRADING AND TESTS ARE HARD!

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wut should i say...

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Great class, I love it!

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I think she enjoys annoying you when you have a question on a test,

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very nice teacher, explains everything in detail, very helpful

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Great teacher. Best math teacher up to this point. Clear, concise and resonable.

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she's really nice & smart! teaches very well!

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shes fair, it's up to you to get a good grade.

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great at teaching, nice

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had a 79.5 and gave me a C. but straightfoward and wont play faves. HARD TESTS

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not easy, but teaches lots...doesn't round, but she's a math teacher, go figure.

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Hard tests... Interesting Lessons though...

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B+ student...never rounded up. plays favorates. yes....

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Very nice teacher... Very smart. STUDY FOR HER TESTS OR YOU DIE!!!

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Very nice teacher...tests are very very very hard...hw helps out though

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easygoing, hard class tho...VERY nice...really smart too

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smart lady

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Hardest teacher.....only mediocre grades I had at UNI

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Kurdziel is a nice woman, but a mediocre teacher

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mellow, straightfoward, no favorites, hardest tests, hardest grader

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