Average 4.19 based on 39 teacher ratings
Berdine Oliva is a Physical Education teacher at Thornton Junior High School located in Fremont, California and part of Fremont Unified. Berdine Oliva's 39 teacher ratings contributes to Thornton Junior High School's ranking of 1,266 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Thornton Junior High School is 3.88 stars.
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she has the title as "meanest teacher on campus" but is pretty nice TO SOME PEOPLE. if you get on her bad side, there's no going back. she does her job well though, and i think her class is pretty enjoyable.

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Shes very hard, but overall shes a pretty good teacher. Her tests are very hard and most people fail in her tests.

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Ms.Oliva is one of the most...it's hard to describe her. You can see for yourself. She's a great teacher to those that she likes and those that like her, but otherwise, she'll hate you and grade really harshly on you. There's no being "in the middle" for Ms. Oliva. Either she hates you, or she loves you. The majority of her assignments focus on creativity, and less on overall understanding of a topic. Class topics are mostly irrelevant.

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To be honest I never actually liked her, she was kind of judgmental to me just because of who I had hung out with, what I wore, etc. She never tried to make a good first impression. She was just meh.

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HER CLASS IS REALLY HARD AND SHE GRADES PRETTY HARD BUT SHE IS AMAZING TEACHER :) this is her first year teaching US history and she is doing great she has us watch a bunch of interesting videos! She is probably my favorite teacher, and she is really funny too. But don't get on her bad side, As long as u do all the assignments and follow the instructions she gives you should pass this class with flying colors! :)

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Focuses on facts instead of understanding concepts & applications to today. Only speaks loud and clear when telling her jokes, but voice becomes soft and hard to hear during the few lectures she gives. Uses youtube inappropriately. Responds to ?s with "aren't you smart enough to know that, just went over that". Contradicts herself often. Gives minimal instructions on worksheets.

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she is AWESOME! she makes learning fun and i gained a lot of knowledge! she doesn't favor ppl and her stories are hilarious. She also loves making fun of us in a nice way and her classes compete to see which one can get on her good side. :)

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she's a fair teacher. as long as you pay attention and behave, she'll be tons of fun. sometimes, we watch these little music videos based on the lesson we're learning so that class is less boring. we get lollipops sometimes too. u'll like her! :)

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Ms. Oliva is awesome; you won't regret having her. So be good, and you'll be fine! She's sorta strict but to get an "A" in her class is not extremely challenging. Follow the rules of "Oliva-ism!"

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Let's get serious, people. Oliva's the best! If you have her, then be thankful. She should be a principal or an English teacher instead. Also, she actually teaches and she's super hilarious. Fantabulous teacher, just avoid sagging and etc.

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I had her fifth period. She gets really annoyed by us. Shes strict o.o

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She's an amazing teacher! I had her 2009-2010 sixth period. She isn't unreasonable, overly strict, or irritable. She handles well with students who are disruptive and she is a fun teacher. She's funny and that makes the class enjoyable and her class isn't boring at all. Definitely a good teacher!

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Ms. Oliva is currently my teacher and I think she is great. First of, she is very practical and not too hard or too easy. She takes time in explaining things and making you sure you understand it. One major thing Oliva focuses on is organization and attentiveness. I think if you are in her class you really learn how to be organized and on task.

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Ok,,,

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I was in her 7th grade class and her class was very difficult! I think she's nice and funny but I was scared of her, haha.... She seemed intimidating to me but I also thought she was kind. I had a har

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NICE TEACHER I HAD HER IN 2008-9. TEACHES WELL

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She was an awesome teacher! I loved being in her class

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my favorite teacher! she is really nice and i like being in her class

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AWESOME!!

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awesome shes nice i had her in 2009 7 grade shes helluh funy man

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Seems NICE and MEAN!

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She's my teacher this year she is strict, but funny in a way, she talks alot about basketball. She's one of my favorite teachers.

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do not get on her bad side. shes strict, but funny &dont mess around in her class, uhm she sometimes gives hw. but when she does, its alot. also, make sure your phone is turned off. lots of pop quiz!

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Gives a lot of homework, but she's funny !

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You are very strict and tough... but a cool teacher

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You are realy col and i thought you were strict.

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She is a very nice teacher and she is very smart and pretty

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ms. olivia is so awesome!! her class is hard but shes so cool!

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you rock berdine. HAHA i called you berdine. that name rocks ms oliva. dont ever change. stay groovie.

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I don't have her class but she flip so rock on OLIVA!

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@ tha beginning of the year i thought she would be MEAN!but then now i tink shez cool!she did da filipino booth!even tho ppl call her tha b word shez dacoolest!

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nice, very clear

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She is a very good yet tough teacher. You have to work hard to get an A, but we love her for that.

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