Great teacher. Some people just don't understand biology. Don't blame it on the teacher just study hard and you will do fine.
I thought I would love Biology this year but that became the total opposite. I learned nothing this year I tried my hardest to understand what she was teaching but I failed the entire year. I honestly wish she was replaced because she doesn't show tough love to her students like other teachers she is too nice! She doesn't give homework which frustrates me because she says she doesn't want to overwork us which I can totally understand but the whole point in a teacher is to challenge students.
She's a nice person but an awful teacher. You is very unorganized and you won't do a single thing in her class. We once did a huge project and she never graded it. Also she is bio teacher I see in the other reviews they are getting mixed up with the chem teacher Mrs.Pereira who is actually who cousin in law.
Great teacher. My son struggled with chemistry and she never gave up trying to help him. Most teachers write him off because he is not great at finishing homework or assignments. She pushed him and prodded him and got him to do lots of work for her. I hightly recommend this teacher to anyone.
Mrs. DaCosta is very laid back and lets her students do pretty much anything during the period. While that sounds awesome, it doesn't make for a very good teacher. The entire class in on their phones even when she is talking directly to us, and she always gives us points for assignments without checking for completion. All you have to do is show up. She's very sweet, but I feel thoroughly unprepared for AP Biology next year. Yes, it's an easy A if you can learn from the textbook for the tests.
She's very nice and helpful. I like that we practice a lot in class. I don't like that she is absent a lot since I don't like subs. She's a good teacher.
If you happen to be in her class, expect to have practically no lectures and direct helps from her, unless you actively ask for help. But that won't work out too well since she's quite frequently absent anyways.
She is extremely unorganized and does all her prep in class. Once she left cups of milk from an experiment out over the weekend. She'll do anything to help you individually, but from a class standpoint she is awful. I learn more from the 10 second clips than from her. She interrupts her lectures with random annoying tidbits like "aren't scientists dumb." She's so nice but such a bad teacher.
DaCosta was a cool person, but not a good teacher.
Love this class.
Mrs p is good. She's good at explaining things that are hard. Chem is a hard class but I don't think it's her fault. She's very nice and wants us to pass. Oh and she's funny.
Mrs. PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP! She rocks, will always help. She really cares about us and wants us to do well even in a stupid class like chemistry. I think if she taught something cooler then I would like her even more if that is possible. Thanks Mrs. P Class of 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Best teacher I have had at Amador. Fair and kind, smart and makes a boring topic interesting. I like her a lot.
My favorite class in high school. She really cares about her students and wants us to do well. She's funny and nice too.
OMG LOVE HER!! but she doesnt teach that much for bio because her focus is on her chem kids. but she is so sweet and understanding and wants everyone to succeed.
sophomores '2008. fricken awesome teacher. I learned a ton. best and most memorable science class ever. 'nuff said.
I like her so far. Class is fun and intersting. First test was hard but she is working with me tohelp me raise my scores. I never do good on tests and she is so nice about trying to help me firgure out why. I thik I will do good in this class.
Mrs. P is overall a great teacher. She seems very busy so don't get too behind or she can't help you. My nicest teacher this year. Cool but not needy like some cool teachers, she definatly is not inte
things I love about mrs. P 1. she's smart 2. she's hilarous 3. she's a great teacher 4/ she cares about me
Mrs. DaCosta's a really great teacher. She obviously loves Biology and kids, and she's really easygoing and helpful. Her class is also pretty easy, you can maintain an A with relatively little effort. Since she's so easygoing, sometimes kids take advantage and goof off, but you still learn a lot.
I love this teacher. She's the best teacher I HAVE EVER HAD. EVER. I learn and she's caring, kind and hella funny. You need to make sure you get her for Chemistry and I hope that she will teach AP so I can take it.
She's probably the best regular Biology teacher on the campus. One qualm I have with her is with all the freaking art work we had to do as we learned biology. This isn't an art class DaCosta! If you hate art/drawing/coloring, this class is still the best one to take as the other bio teachers are harder.
DaCosta is such a cool teacher. Super easygoing and leniant. Sometimes, she tended to cram chapter reviews (intense work) before chapter tests, but other than that, I really enjoyed her class.
awesome! love her so much! she really does love biology, and she puts her heart into it! plus, she's hella chill
i LOVEE mrs p!!! shes so nice and her class can be hard but she will help you if you ask. shes so dedicated. i lovee lovee her class and have had her for 2 years. :)
Mrs. DaCosta gives very little homework, and it's almost always easy. There are a lot of labs, but these don't require too much effort either. Although the material isn't challenging, I don't find the class boring, because we cover so much.
She gives very little homework. She gives good instructions. Kind of hard to hear if you sit at the back of the room.
LOVE HER! she's a great teacher, but doesn't feed you the answers. she's not a really tough grader, but she will call you out if you bs the work. she made science enjoyable
She's incredibly sweet. She's totally willing to help anyone and makes class fun. Her labs are interesting and she gives good direction. She can deal with difficult students quite well and does not get upset easily.
Mrs. Pereira is amazing! I was having a really hard time and she really helped me get back on track and made sure I succeeded. One of the best teachers I've ever had.
first of all it was chemistry so i did not expect too much. people told me she was nice but i was happy that she wa s not just nice but smart and inspiring. she believes in all of us not just the "science" kids. Its summer and i still find myself thinking about stuff we learned in chem. she should teach other teachers how to teach like her.
I love this woman. All teachers should be like her. You will learn, she will push you and she will back off if it gets too hard. Then she will push you again. I have never had a teacher believe in me
The nicest best teacher I have ever had. She's so reasonable but expected the best from me at all times. I look forward to this class.
You will love this woman - if you are lucky enough to get into her class. She makes chemistry so unbelivably fun. Yes, I said CHEMISTRY. She's smart and very funny. This is my favorite class.
Mrs. P is the best teacher I have ever had. So smart and nice. I wish all my teachers were liker her. Will help you until you understand chem. I hope she teachers Physics next year.
she made chem fun! she knows how to get us to learn. super easygoing and awesome. acts like her students and can relate. get in her chem class asap. you wont regret it.
Funny funny funny - explains a double replacement reaction as an analogy to a double date gone wrong. It totally works, I get it now! Get in this class. You will learn AND have fun. Nice lady!
Ms. Da Costa was the sweetest teacher. She wrote 2 letters of recommendation for me in the span of like 3 months. She was always helpful and was fun to talk to after class. She's extremely fair
I liek her. She is very passionate about teaching and encourages students to do thier best and makes you think you can do it. I wish all my teachers were so nice.
Ms. Perriera is a wonderful teacher. My child had her for both biology and chemistry and she is a more confident and competent student after working with Ms. Perriera. I highly recommend this teacher.
Ms. Da Costa is one of the coolest teachers in school. She is very nice and not boring at all. As long as you do your work the class is easy and fun.
Amazing teacher. Chemistry is not that bad in her class. I still hate the subject, but she makes me want to be there and do well bevcause it is important for my college applications even if i am not g
Love this class. Love this teacher. Really. If they could all be like this, I would love school and learn a ton.
I love this class. She makes chem fun and intersting.
she is so nice and really tries to make chemistry easy and fun
nice teacher, she knows what she's talking about...seems a little insecure though...
ms dacosta is a reat teacer. she understandsa everything about biology and she does not just cater to the popular kids like most teachers
I like this class. She tries to explain things so that I understand her.
Best Bio teacher I have ever had. She dresses nicely too, that's always a plus for a teacher.
One of the BEST nicest teachers has a great NO HW program why would anyone complain and shes nice energetic and a great listener i love Ms D.C one of the best!!
Ms.Da costa is the best teacher Ive had throughout my highschool years! Shes the sweetest teacher ive ever met! I love DC :o)
best chem teacher at amador sometimes too nice to the goofballs who should be squished. She will work with you until you get it so you can have a good grade. my best class.
I like Mrs. DaCosta she cares about how well i do, that is rare around here.
When she tries to explain things she doesn't make sense at all. Her class is dull and she makes bad jokes.
she can't teach! she knows the material but she should use her own lesson plans. that would make her actully know what she's going over.
Great chemistry teacher, I actually learned something in this class. Get switched in if you can.
this teacher is highly unprofessional and disorganized. Pleasanton made a bad choice with this one
worst bio teacher ever we always do worksheets and she just sucks
Ms p is the best chem teacher she is good at explainnig the hard stuff
very nice, very fun, and very very easy. im not so sure she knows quite what shes sposed to tho.
ms p is nice but she still gets us to learn. I like chemistry. really. its weird.
She is the most awesome teacher ever! I loved having Biology with her. She is so nice!
She is obviously new and pretty clueless. She has no idea how to teach and is never prepared
ms p is such a good teacher! and shes really funny. if you don't get something, go in after school and she'll help you and it will make perfect sense.
Her class is hecca easy. But she doesnt teach and she treats us like 6th graders. She's not a very good teacher but she is nice
she is really nice! but her class is very unorganized. She also doesnt teach that well, but that's okay, since the class is super easy!
kinda hard but she likes chemistry and tries to make it interesting for us too. she is nice though
Most Fun and Best Teacher I Have Hopefully I will have her for Bio next year
Mrs P is bomb!! :) she makes bio fun, awesome class!
shes ok. the grade scale is low it is easy to pass without doing too much
she is cool, and nice. i like her class cuz all i do is talk and never pay attention and, i still am passing
she is very kind to students even if they are acting bad. most teachers aare mean.
I think she is the smartest of the biology teachers the other teachers are always asking for help and stuff
ms p is nice but i hate science she is funny and teaches good labs arre kool a lot of homeowrk she thinks we are smarter than we are
run this class is hard take bio science it is an easier class this one has homework every day and the tests are very hard
she thinks we are in colleege she expects us to remember everything take another teacher who
Mrs. P is really good, she is very concerned about our education and she wants us to do well. Her class is fun too, she is funny. I am nto usually bored.
Just pay attention in class & do the HW and you'll do fine. She's pretty easy going and usually cut's u slack in class. Mrs. P. Awesome teacher
She is so nice and funny. you can actually talk to her. But we get alot of bookwork.
i wish the class was not so much about science. she is a kool teacher who makes the science stuff easier to understand, but i am still not liking science.
fun class, and an even better teacher, but most of the tests and quizes are hard