Anyone who badmouths Coburn is a jacka$$. Coburn will pick on you if you slack off, but that is your own fault. He is a super chill guy and extremely helpful. He is very opinionated, which I personally like. If you put in effort to his class, he will reward you. Definitely recommend taking APES or even AP Chem if you are up for the challenge.
He teaches you nothing but are expected to know everything. He's admitted to hating teaching APES and only wants to do AP Chem. He will treat you however he wants and doesn't care because he doesn't need the job, his wife makes all the money anyways. Since he went to Berkely he thinks he's a genius and knows everything. Only take the class if you don't care about your grades.
He's the worst teacher and very condescending even though he isn't a genius himself. Writes snarky comments on papers which discourages students from trying. Puts random material on tests. Thinks he teaches but doest, the text book is your savior.
I have Coburn for APES. He is nice for the most part but a terrible teacher. He hoenstly does not teach anything and it is a class which is 100% self studying. I have not learned anything from him. He can be rude when he gets mad
Cool guy, worst teacher. Chemistry is a subject that needs to be taught, there was huge lack of that.
Nice guy but doesn't teach at all or tell you anything
I had Coburn for APES, he knew was he was talking about and tried to make it as easy and relevant to students as possible. Just a great guy.
B cobes is the best guy! You have to learn a lot of the stuff on your own if you dont pay attention but hes so chill and doesnt really care what you do. If you get him for Chem you are one of the luckiest people at cal. Also he'll help you out if you just ask
one of the best teachers at Cal. Was in his regular chem class soph yr and AP class junior yr. has a very thorough understanding of chemistry and will help u in every way possible. totally chill too.
one of the chillest teachers @cal but his lectures weren't all that helpful, they confused me but if you go to him for help he explains it so much better. coooooooolest teacher.
he's awesome. very helpful when needed. hes good. no doubt.
i freaking LOVE coburn. he always helps if you specifically ask him for it. he's super super smart and knows a ton, and some people dont take advantage of everything he could teach them. he's really good though.
The cooliest teacher, but teaches vaguely and needs to clarify some subjects.
Cool guy, but he wasn't exactly up on helping out students... it felt like a teach-it-to-yourself course.
Cobeezy is one of the coolest chem teachers ever. Even if it seems like he's not teaching you a lot at the time, you'll find out down the road that you learned more than you think.
COBEEZY IS THE FRIGGIN MAN!!!! I LOVE BRIAN COBURN! HE IS THE BEST TEACHER AT CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!!!
Hes an awesome person and teacher, but he doesn't teach the material too well, he moves really fast!! so we sometimes have to learn material on our own.
coburn is THE MAN. i must say, this dude is one of the coolest teachers i have had during high school.
startling and refreshing. a lucid, rhythmic prose style and an undercurrent of psychological tension
Brian Coburn is my hero... I hope he becomes head varsity baseball coach someday.. for those of u who say he is not clear.. go N after class and he will tell u wuts up!!
for some reason he goes a lot faster than the other teachers, but hes a good teacher - actually wants you to learn, has cool demos and labs, and is easygoing
I enjoy his class, and I like the format (2 weeks on each chapter w/ 1 test, 1 HW and 1 lab), but he often doesn't know the material and his demos often fail. Still a great guy.
Coburn, you're awesome. Chemistry's a bit difficult, but you make it easy. You're an easygoing guy and your class is easy . We seem to keep pace and whatever you're doing it works.
Sometimes the lessons get difficult but he will help you out at lunch, brunch, during class, all the time. Very helpful, fun labs.
This guy is one of the best teachers i have this year. he is also my baseball coach and he makes me work harder due to the fact i am closer with him than most students.
he is sooo cool! he lets you joke around with him and gets along with his students really well. he is one of my fav teachers ever!
this class was so much fun..i barely passed, but thats ok
One of my favorite teachers. Very nice and will help you extra if you dont understand. Very cool and funny. COBURN IS MY HERO!
Very nice guy. He will give you extensions up the ying yang. I try not to be bad in his class out of respect. His demonstrations are fun a lot of the times.