Average 4.62 based on 21 teacher ratings
Barbara Novinger is a Psychology teacher at Ulysses S. Grant Senior High School located in Van Nuys, California and part of Los Angeles Unified School District. Barbara Novinger's 21 teacher ratings contributes to Ulysses S. Grant Senior High School's ranking of 615 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Ulysses S. Grant Senior High School is 4.07 stars.
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Hi, I'm in college now and just stumbled upon this site, kind of like RMP. Just wanted to say she is one of the BEST teachers at Grant and take her for AP psych. I got a 5 because she was just an amazing teacher!

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She's without a doubt one of the best teachers in the school along with Evens and Fontilea. She really knows her stuff and understands how the students think, and she's strict on the work all the while making the class and lectures very fun and interesting! I have her for AP Psych and definitely recommend you take the class, don't be discouraged by the fact that it's an AP class, you'll pass with her teaching methods!!

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Ms. Novinger's one of the best teachers I've had and it's because of her that I took interest in Psychology!

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Ms. Novinger and mr. jackson are hands down the best teachers at this school, why? Because they are strict with school work, but extremely funny and are not lazy teachers!!

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What can I say? One of the most brilliant teachers at Grant high school, and she definitely knows it! Her class is very cut and dry but rarely does it get boring, what with all of her mnemonic techniques, interesting videos (the Harry Harlow one haunts me to this day), and overall extroverted and cheery personality. She is honestly one of the greatest people to have as a teacher because she understands TEENAGERS. Don't miss out, this is an amazing class and you learn so so so so much!

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Her lectures are definitely NOT boring, if anything, they makes teaching enjoyable. Best class ever, don't hesitate taking it because it's AP.

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Good teacher, but the daily routine of lectures and writing notes gets boring.

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Ms. Novinger legitimately cares for her students and goes out of her way to help them. I am so grateful for her teaching method because it clarifies a lot of challenging aspects of psychology. Her pos

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She is legitimately one of the most amazing teachers I have ever had the pleasure of learning from. She teaches psychology phenomenally and she really knows her stuff.

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Best Teacher On This Planet!!! She makes Psychology so interesting and fun. Most awesome and best class EVER!!! You will enjoy it alot.

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One of the most amazing teachers I've had during my high school career. Its been a while and I still remember so much! Novinger goes out of her way to make sure students excel & do well on the AP.

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Juvenile attitude and teaching style were effective but obnoxious. This class will have you remembering things 5 years on and it is certainly easy but be prepared to be demeaned.

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Hand's down Grant's finest teacher. One of the very few good experiences I have had at Grant.

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Boring...if this subject weren't so easy, she'd put me too sleep. enough already with the Freudian jokes!!!

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Ms. Novinger is a great teacher. Her class is amazing and fun! She's really nice too! You're lucky if you have her. You'll learn a lot.

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Very helpful teacher!! Taker her class and keep her notes. 2nd year in college and still use her notes. Very helpful and useful. Fun class too. Very interesting. Thanks Novinger =>

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I took her AP Psych class ~10 odd years ago, passed with a 5. She knows her stuff. Pay attention, get interested, and you just might learn something.

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She is a good teacher. You can learn a lot by just listening to her lectures and playing garage ball. If i can pass the AP with a 4 anyone can with Ms Novinger

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She's been using the same tests for 20+ years, & hasn't yet figured out that most students have the answer key to EVERY test..."Easy-A class"!!!

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I don't know if she really knows her material. Several things she's said in class I later found out were not true. I think she LOVES to hear herself talk!

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Wonderful teacher and wonderful person. Garbage Ball Rules!

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