Average 4.18 based on 88 teacher ratings
Cindy Carlson is a Math teacher at Cerritos High School located in Cerritos, California and part of Abc Unified School District. Cindy Carlson's 88 teacher ratings contributes to Cerritos High School's ranking of 1,186 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Cerritos High School is 3.98 stars.
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Although she has a personal vendetta against me because I don't do enough work, she tried to be the most helpful in the way she teaches. It's up to you to pass her class.

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I really enjoyed her Algebra 2. She is a very helpful teacher in the way that she does simple things like giving us free graphing paper, letting us use her graphing calculators, and printing everything out for us. She gives really good notes that pertain to both quick checks and the test. Enjoy her if you do have her, she is one of the best. No bad mad teacher would ever teach Multi Variable.

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She is a good teacher, she is a athletic and she likes more athletic students than other students.

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Mrs. Carlson is a very good teacher in my opinion. I rated her easiness "okay" because BC is hard... not much to argue about that, but she IS clear and is willing to help if you have any questions or concerns.. She knows her stuff and is actually a fun teacher at times. I would say she also is very youthful (good thing), she even ran in the LA Marathon!

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BC is a hard curriculum, flat out. but Mrs. Carlson teaches pretty well, and is really nice, and probably acts the most "youthful"? Of most of the teachers on campus. (Yes thats a good thing). Tests are pretty hard tho. Good

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This teacher is amazing for what she does. She may be cranky at times, but anyone would be too if they had to simultaneously juggle a Integrated Math class and Calc BC at the same time.

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Calc BC was the best!! i thought she was going to be hard, and her class was indeed challenging but i loved it. I love her personality because she is strict, yet nice and right to the point. Loved her class~

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Mrs. Carlson's Calc BC is the best class ever. I had a lot of fun in her class and also learned a lot. You'll feel really prepared not only for the AP test but future math classes like Mutilvaraible Calc. Great teacher!

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shes tough, strict and all of the above. BUT shes a great math teacher and i learned plenty from her. Shes the way she is not because she wants to be mean, she just wants the best for everyone. i enjoyed her class

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Mrs. Carlson was pretty tough. I must say, the first time I stepped in to her class, i thought this would be a pretty hard year. But after a while, she became really helpful, and the class got a little easier for me. She always challenged the class, which I enjoyed because easy teachers don't teach you anything. One thing I had a problem with was the idea that she judged a bit too quickly. But other than that, she was a wonderful teacher, and I hope to have her later on in high school. =)

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Strict teacher, but one of the greatest teachers I have been taught by. When I was in BC she was pregnant and we had a sub for a month or two, but even so, the material she taught us before made the AP exam so easy, 5!!! :D

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She is a very strict teacher and could be more lenient. I know that our calc bc is supposed to be the best and all, but I think this is going a little overboard. She can be more easygoing, I think. I'm particularly disappointed in her homework policy. This semester she used this program where we turned in homework for ZERO points and get negative points if we have it missing. Needless to say, I got screwed over. I didn't appreciate this one bit. Please reform kthxbye

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Very good. She was pregnant the year I was in her BC class, so we had a sub for about 1.5 months right before the AP's. Her class prepared me so well that I didn't bother studying for the AP test. The AP test itself was a breeze; it was like doing busy work in class. I finished early and took a nap. No kidding. Her class is much harder than the AP test, but she teaches it well so it saves you a lot of stress right before the AP's. I got a 5 on the AP test.

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shes seriously really hard. I don't know why but i can't do her class very well, I find it difficult to learn the concepts in BC. Shes a really good teacher though, very well educated on the concepts, although sometimes she gets really too complicated with the concepts... i get a lot of things when she teaches, but somethings wrong with the class, i just cant explain it. maybe its cause theres zero homework credit..

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she was my sub .. didnt like her

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BEST math teacher I ever had. She knows her stuff.

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she always puts her anger on the students...and we end up not getting any help! she needs to keep her problems to herself.

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she lacking on patient and ability to control her temper

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HARD TEACHER!!!!!! AND SHE'S MEAN T.T and she hurts my feelings when i come in for questions... she's 2 motherly for a teacher!

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i give her 0 on helpful if i can, even negative if that is available :(

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she is nice during the class, but that is AWFUL if u dont understand something and want she explain again. i remember had once i had question and she YELL AT ME!!!!!!!!

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Well, believe it or not, I love Ms. Ravalo! She's tough, but she knows we have to work hard. I feel bad when I hear lazy people complain. Keep it up Ms. Ravalo! =)

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She's a pretty good teacher, but you have to keep up with her. If you miss one day in her class, it seems like you're totally off track when you get back, but she's a good teacher.

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She totally tells you that the class isn't easy! She warns you when she knows you need to really pay attention. She gives so many hints if you just listen her. Great teacher.

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ms.ravalo is so awesome! her class can be super fast at times..but she's one of the best math teachers i've had. she's not intimidating once you get to know her. she's really sweet

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Very organized and very thorough. I like it sooo much better than Calc AB...Plus she gives you 10 points EACH chapter with the OLTs! Really nice once you get to know her.

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She really takes the time to help me when I have questions. She has never turned me away. She even notices when I am unhappy. You guys just don't give her a chance.

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She's very good at teaching the material but gets angry when u ask her a question. She seems cold and intimidating.

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I sit by people like you-who don't even try or care, and expect her to just give you the answers. I respect her cuz she requires me to think. Those who complain are lazy.

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Calc is just a really hard math subject to teach. I respect Ms. Ravalo's decisions and I like how she teaches. She is very helpful especially when you ask her for her help.

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Trig is hard, but I wouldn't want anyone else teaching me but her. If you don't pay attention, that's your own fault. If you just pay attention, you'll be fine.

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I think she is still in high school mode in her head. she obviously has high school angst. She dislikes all the normal students who don't care or pay attention to her.

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Great teacher. Helpful and friendly.

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One of the best teachers. I'd be failing Trig if it wasn't for her. It appears everyone who is calling her "rude" just wants a dumb teacher who lets her class do anything!

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Ravalo is a great teacher. She is a responsible teacher and she prepares us for college math. Thanks Ms. Ravalo!

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After she answers the question youve asked, She slams the note on your book/notebook. Its like shes saying "Stop bothering me you should know this already GET OUT" I feel violated.

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Comfort level means a students ability to approach a teacher with out hesitation, Strictness is not an issue students need to learn responsibility, ur not "not cool" ,ur moderate

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I'm sure she's not the best teacher in the world but she does a pretty darn good job considering what she has to teach...

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CALC BC.i always whine=p,just cuz it's a routin thing(just gota do it or its weird),but i think we need to hurry.so grow up studen.u'll never get this kind of slow class in college

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I dont think shes a good or bad teacher she teaches one of the hardest subjects in school and enjoys it which is good but her personality limits a students comfort level

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i wouldnt want any other teacher teaching me math. shes easily the best math teacher at chs so be u should be thankful if u hav her as a teacher

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She's a cool person! She's fun to talk to and get to know her as a person. She has great stories of her personal life. She's awesome for Calc BC, and her pacing is normal to me.

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She goes way to fast and she expects everyone to know everything she's saying. It's hard to ask her questions because she's not too helpful.

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Ms. Ravalo is a great teacher...probably the best math teacher i've ever had so i don't know what those other people are talking about.

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I don't know what other students expected, but Calculus is and will be difficult.* Don't be discouraged by a few complainers Ms. Ravalo. You're doing great!

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even though her class is hard, she tries her best to make us all understand it. she might not seem approachable, but she is always available if you ask for help

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ms ravalo's a good teacher, but the 2 subjects she teaches happen to be hard. she teaches them well and is nice, but students have to take initiative to learn.

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DIFFICULT! no other way to describe her class.

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kool teacher

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i've had her twice and i think she's a great math teacher and a cool person...BC is so friggin hard...

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She seems like a nice person but sometimes gets kinda mad for no reason. I wish I had this class later in the day cuz I'm barely awake in the morning.

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Mrs. Ravalo is by far one of the best math teachers in this school. Being a math fanatic, she not only knows what she's saying, but she teaches it with clarity.

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Cool xanga!! =) It makes her seem not so intimidating but that class is too fast.

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She seems very intimidating and goes too fast. I just wish she'd slow down! I'm afraid to approach her with questions.

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I'm sorry for talking inyour class all the time. Soo sorry. please forgive me ^-^; but your a great teacher and i totaly respect you, even though i don't show it

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she isnt that "ideal" teacher where you can do just about nothing and get that A, you gotta learn, but she's clear/helpful, so you cant complain!

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No one ever said math was supposed to be easy. She does the best job of teaching possible!

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ravalos a good teacher but honestly i dont like the way she teaches.she goes to quick.she should check to see if we understand periodically and wait for respons

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shes the best math teacher ever! shes organized and teaches very well. hard? yes. but its easy to get close to her and be cool!

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She seems very intimidating at first but she's only strict because she wants the best for us. She's a great teacher, knows how to teach! I learned a lot!

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mrs. ravalo at first seemed intimidating. but wen she made her xanga peepz were able to connect. also teaches very well

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for all those who hate, ever wonder why everyone else understands the material but you dont? Its you. Shes a great teacher, u need to be a better student

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ms ravalo is a great teacher and super smart!! she can be a bit mean sometimes and unapproachable, but she is actually really nice and has a cool xanga!

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she's organized. i like how she has a xanga =). we get to know her better. but still, math is just not my thing. but i love ms ravalo!

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She's not easy, but TRUST HER. She knows what she's doing. It's a lot of work, but well worth it. Don't be scared of her. Take time to talk to her.

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made math fun and understandable unlike some of the math teacher I had over the past high school years

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she's a difficult teacher, which is why ppl don't like her, but she has an organized effective approach to teaching! GREAT! [rated her in her old name already]

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She's super organized and teaches in a effective manner. One of the best math teachers I've had. People dislike her because she's hard, but she's a good teacher

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goes through the material fast. has high expectations and is very helpful but is sometimes intimidating

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Ms. Ravalo is a very cool teacher. I like her thorough, yet simple explanations. But sometimes she gets irritated when ppl dont get the material...

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good teacher

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She Should juss chill, and slow down a bit. Maybe She should get the students more involved to see if their actully getting what shes trying to Teach, not fail.

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yes. Cool teacher, but she trys to STUFF to many things into one lesson. Makes it harder for me to grasp anyone topic good enough. I think she should juss slowd

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She an ok person but i feel she complicates a lot of her lessons it takes a while to understand. She not a bad person but she is confusing

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Best math teacher ever!! haha really nice and really good at teaching!

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She's definitely not easy...she'll make you work. But she tries her best to help everyone learn the material. It's not easy stuff we're learning!

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bY faR thE bEsT mAtH tEaChEr THaT i hAve. She cares for the education of her students and always goes out of her way to during the day to help her students.

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very nice, good at teaching trig but not calc.

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she's much too intimidating that some students go back to their old teachers because they are afraid of her.

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she knows her math but still needs to learn how to teach it more effectively. she should also try to make the class more interesting. very nice person though.

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Great teacher!

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fun and interesting teacher

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What I like most about her is that she is very honest with her students.

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