Average 3.66 based on 82 teacher ratings
Catherine Moffett is an English teacher at Torrey Pines High School located in San Diego, California and part of San Dieguito Union High. Catherine Moffett's 82 teacher ratings contributes to Torrey Pines High School's ranking of 1,293 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Torrey Pines High School is 3.9 stars.
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I had her for English 9 honors and it's not an easy class. As long as you turn in all the homework/assignments though you'll get at least a B. It's difficult because the tests are so off-the-wall stupid. The tests ask really obscure questions about the books that we didn't even cover. Despite that, the class is still very interesting. All the books are great (but hard to get through) and the chapter discussions are always insightful. Mrs. Moffett is a great teacher! Use MLA headings!

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She is really good, get personal with her. Don't feel bad if he makes fun of your mistakes. Just enjoy your class and listen to her, they always come handy for tests. Study for test. You will survive in her class. 😍😍😍

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Mrs. Moffett is a great teacher, I learned a lot of grammar. Just become one of her favorites and you'll be fine. Don't make her hate you and don't go against her opinion, but I had so much fun in her class and she really loves talking to you.

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nice teacher. Tests hard. You somewhat learn. Nothing is weighted. So if youre bad at writing essays dont worry! the reading quizzes can bring your grade up.

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Mrs. Moffett is very nice, but is also very opinionated, and has a very set mindset on what is considered politically correct. Her test are extremely hard unless you can remember miniature details, but in in reality you really don't do that much in class compared to other English 9H classes. If you keep up with the reading and turn in the homework in on time, than you will be just fine :)

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She is literally the worst teacher I have ever had. If you are not one of her favorites it is impossible to get an A!!!! Switch out right away or get ready for hell.

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terrible teacher. chooses favorites. tries not to give you an A

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Her opinion is all that counts in that class. For example, according to her, firefighters and doctors aren't heroes because their jobs are to help people. Well yeah but that job entails risks and dangers WOMAN!!!!

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She is quite stupid when it comes to grading stuff and has favorites...However hard you try, her favorites are her favorites and you can't become one of them :( If you have a borderline B (to A) she purposely tries hard to not give you that A

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Well here's the thing about Mrs.Moffett. The minute you step in her classroom your opinion DOES NOT MATTER! Period. She is stupid with grading, and has a idiotic late work policy (HOW IN THE WORLD CAN CLASSWORK BE LATE! it's due at the end of class!)

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This woman has no idea what she's talking about. Talk about being easily derailed. She's obnoxious and convinced that she is right 100% of the time, she's completely useless and I have learned nothing in her class.

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Hands down the worst teacher I have ever had. It is obvious that she has her favorites, and if you fail to become one of them early be prepared for a very long year. She makes fun of students for their mistakes, and refuses to actually pay attention to any problems to non-favorite students. She gives an unreasonably large amount of homework, and if you miss a day or two WATCH OUT! She will down right hate you if you miss a couple of days. She makes english a chore, and fails to inspire anybody.

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This is a terrible teacher. I had her for AP English lang and she didn't help me at all. She consistently gave me bad grades on my essays and caughey gave me an 8 on one. So shes not very accurate and doesn't help at all when asked a question.

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Mrs. Moffett is one of the best teachers I have ever had. She teaches very well and knows what she is talking about. She doesn't lecture you too much and finds a balance between fun and work. I hope to get her my 11th grade year.

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My favorite teacher at TPHS. If you don't think she's funny, or think she's being mean, you don't understand her humor. She's very opinionated and she's not a warm-and-fuzzy kind of teacher, but she's actually amazing. She knows a lot and truly cares about her students. She does have favorites (I was one of them), but that doesn't exempt them from teasing or harsh grading. I'm very proud of my grade in that class and I was happy that I left knowing so much more.

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for eng 9 honors it was pretty easy

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Great teacher, I like her class but she has favorites.

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Good teacher. Can be sarcastic but she will help with your writing and you can easily get A's

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Although she's a good teacher, i dont like her personality. she laughs at students when they get the answer to a question wrong and pretty much teases them. she's WAY too sarcastic, and i feel like half the things she says are wrong. i dont think she really knows what she's talking about half the time, but she still says it

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one of the greatest english teachers ever. Mrs. Moffett has interesting lectures and is has a nice attitude.

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best english teacher i ever had. Has interesting lectures; though essay tests are kind of hard.

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waaay. too opinionated.

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THE BEST TEACHER I EVER HAD!

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I don't know...she seems like she tries toi guess she's pretty cool personality-wise, but she shouldn't be teaching. she's too opinionated and her viewpoints are not open for discussion; you contradict her once, you're on her list. the worst thing about her is she cares about MLA format and details WAY TOO MUCH. i got docked down almost 10 points out of 20 because a very thin antennae was showing in the background on my victorian magazine. but she makes class interesting i guess.

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best teacher ive ever had. if she likes you then you'll like her but if she doesnt then youre out of luck

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A great teacher, and one never to forget :)

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She plays favorites a lot, and only likes to hear stuff she agrees with. If you are a family friend of hers, you have got it made but she hates anyone who disagrees with what she interprets. Overall very close minded person

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ODYSSEY NOTES & G.E. NOTES & VICTORIAN MAGAZINE = DEATH. but moffetts a great teacher. ahha

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This is one of my favorite classes (Eng 9 Honors) and i'm a math and science kinda guy, but seriously Mrs.Moffett is very forgiving, Insightful, and clear. She is just a great teacher. I learned more in her class than in all my other English classes combined! (and it was more fun too!) THE ONLY THING IS GRADING: SHE DOESN'T GIVE OUT TOO MANY 100% MAINLY BECAUSE IT'S AN HONORS COURSE. I loved how the class sidetracked & yet, we learned so much! ODYSSEY NOTES ARE HARDEST HW U WILL GET WHOLE YEAR!

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Your child will learn so much!

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She used to teach acting. REALLY good acting teacher. It was IMPOSSIBLE to NOT get an A in that class. She made all the assignments fun and interesting, She is really a nice lady

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she was a good teacher, but she talks WAY too much, for WAY too long, and usually about irrelevant topics. i recall one class where she talked non-stop for over 45 minutes. im not saying her speeches were boring; just irrelevant. on essays, she'll never give an A+...well at least she didnt for me haha. it was always 29/30, 33.5/36, and so on. i guess she was just trying to motivate me; it was an honors class...and i did learn about delving deeper into theme and such...so overall she wasnt bad!

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moffett is really nice and understanding. she wants you to do well in the class and will help you if you talk to her about it. if you like to question teacher's authority, she is not going to like you. if you get on her good side youll be fine.

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so i've heard that she is a great teacher for english, but if you get her for acting or anything, get out of it. she treats everyone with bias and does NOT have a good sense of humor.

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too easy and low expectations. wish i had chiu or swovelin.

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Mrs. Moffett was really nice and had a lot of interesting stories, though she can talk for quite a long time. Just be prepared. Also, when she assigns an in-class essay, and then starts talking nonstop, just start your essay. Especially if you only have 30 minutes to write it. Odyssey homework can be a pain, but there is hardly any other homework, so that makes up for it. She's also very understanding, and it IS Honors, so it is harder than College Prep. But overall, she is a great teacher.

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She is a nice teacher, but I personally did not click with her. She is very set in her own opinions and does not take yours into account. I wouldn't define her as very open-minded; she would circle my opinions on my essays, and our mindframes clashed completely. But it was an easy class, as long as you read. Oh and also, she doesn't like to give 10/10, it is typically a 9.5/10, which drove me nuts, even for classwork which you think would be graded for completion.

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Mrs. Moffett is a great teacher who really relates to students. She is strict in grading and homework policy, which is good. She is easy to talk to and is overall a great teacher.

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She's got a good sense of humor, and not that much HW, except for when you read the Odyssey. She's a good teacher, but she's too easy

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excellent english teacher. ^^

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has favorites and talks about random stuff in class. my writing didn't improve at all this year

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Ms. Moffett is really the ideal teacher. She is genuinely witty and clever, andI've never been bored in her class or felt like any of the work we were doing was a waste of time. She prepared us sufficiently for the AP test and knows how to do her job well.

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Nobody said English 9H would be easy, coming right out of middle school. Lots of reading, papering, and such. But Moffett is really a caring nice teacher, though grading is a bit tough. You'll improve your reading and writing a lot, and she does teach well!

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Ms. Moffett is a good teacher. Can be a little strict about grading, but she knows her stuff and is nice. Even though she thinks that I hate her, I still had a good time in the class. See Ms. Moffett, I don't hate you!!! Look at all the 5's I gave you!! :)

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Good person and teacher. If you get Moffett you're lucky....

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The class isn't difficult, and she prepares for the AP alot. If you have strong oppinions, beware of clashing, because she's not a very "I value your oppinion" type of person.

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she cares nothing for her students opinions and has favorites. the class isn't that hard, but you do read books in about a week, around 100 pages a night. there is a lot of class discussion, but values her opinions far above her students-so beware for those of you who like to use your brains once in a while.

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Ms. Moffett is an overal great teacher. Although the class itself isnt extremly easy. I enjoy the things we do in class. She is very nice and is very fun. One of my favorite teachers this year

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Ms. Moffet may not have been easy, but she was really helpful, nice, and understanding... exactly what a teacher is supposed to be. THANKS FOR A GREAT YEAR!

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I love Mrs. Moffett!!! She is SO SMART and SO COOL!!! She is BRILLIANT!

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Moffett is a good teacher. People lament that she doesn't prepare enough for the AP, but I got a 5 on AP no problem with her teaching.

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shes nice but she plays favorites which is kinda annoying

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very very nice lady, but extremely biased and sometimes unclear

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She's such a sweet lady. Class is well taught. Hard, but hey it's AP. Fun class!

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Moffett is cool. Her reading quizzes are hard but everything else is guaranteed 100%.

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moffett plays favorites, so she's really obvious if she likes you. really one-sided, but FUN AND COOL

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She is very one-sided and won't let you get your opinion in. Otherwise, she's pretty nice and the class is alright.

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The best teacher at TP!! What a great class. Prepares you for the AP and the reading list is terrific

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This teacher is the best english teacher out there. She's fun, easy but at the same time teaches everything you need to know. Plus, she loves basketball

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Greatest lady in the ENTIRE WORLD! Wonderful teacher and wonderful cats!

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HW can sometimes be way too much, or very little. Not the easiest class, but she's nice enough and overall the class is pretty cool

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Alright teacher...if you are on her good side

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Very nice woman, and teaches a lot of good material. Read the stuff, and the class will be great.

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Really nice lady, but taught me hardly anything, and definitely didn't adequetly prepare me for the AP test. Great person, not such a good teacher.

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What a wonderful teacher- she is amazing. i enjoy going to class and expecially the reading list. the homework is worth it

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She makes English interesting & fun. Sometimes it is hard to tell what she is looking for in your work, & sometimes is hard to keep up, but she is very nice!

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Mrs. Moffett is by far the best teacher I have ever had! She has put on a whole different look on english for me and i love her! She is so intelligent!

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She is very insightful and teaches you to look from a differnt perspective...very inspirational and easy to talk to...she only wants you to succeed

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Seriously the best teacher i've had in both 9th grade and 11th grade. Its always fun to go to her class and i actually learn stuff

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Very cool

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Enjoyed her emphasis on reading, because it consequently helped my writing develop. Nice teacher. If you read the book, you'll get an A.

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greatest teacher of freshman year. shes a great person and cool to talk to.

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A really awesome teacher!!!

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Freshman year, Moffet was one of the most inspiring teachers. In a short period of time, I learned much from literature and always enjoyed attending her class.

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YOUR AWESOME

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Are you kidding me? she piles the homework on in the oddessy.....really cool tho......piratek

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THE NICEST TEACHER IN OUR SCHOOL!!!

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This is a great teacher, when I had her as a frosh I loved her, she teaches a great class, and has lot's of intelligent insight, by far, my favorite hs teacher

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Not easy to talk to...makes the class seem hard, but is REALLY easy.

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Easy class!

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