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Craig Seran Edit

Based on 37 Ratings
Science Teacher at Los Altos High School
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Aug 17, 2014 If you want a decent score on the AP or SAT you need to study yourself. Its easy to get an A in the class if you find his tests online.
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Jun 10, 2014 At the start of the year, I was intimidated by him. But during the year I asked him for advice, and he was very helpful. When I really needed support at the end of the year, he gave it to me. One of the best teachers at LAHS, a genuinely good person. Flag Rating

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Jun 05, 2014 He cares about you doing well. He curves all his tests and will drop your lowest quiz score. He is very fair Flag Rating

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Jan 29, 2014 Mr. Seran is one of the most caring, kind-hearted teachers I have ever met. He genuinly cares about his students and their well-beings and preformance in his class. Though the material he teaches is not always easy, he provides enough guidance and instruction to succeed. There is no doubt that he is well versed with the material he teaches and will provide any extra help to those that are stuggling if asked. He is truly a one of a kind teacher, and I mean that in the best way possible. Flag Rating

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Jan 22, 2014 I am privileged to have been taught by Mr. Seran for both Chem H and Chem AP. Mr. Seran exemplifies the qualities of an excellent teacher, and he brings forth a positive attitude each and everyday. It's not only the material he teaches well, but also life skills. For example, if a student ever does poorly on an exam, Mr. Seran will give them valuable advice on how they can respond with better test preparation. This, along with other essential tips, are skills that students can use beyond school. Flag Rating

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Jan 18, 2014 I am currently in AP Chemistry and I managed to pull out an A, but it was not easy. Chemistry is a hard and new topic to most and Mr. Seran recognizes that and is therefore very considerate towards his students and respects what they have to say. He is one of the fairest teachers I've ever had and never doubts a students learning capability, which is what encourages them to be successful in that class. I highly recommend chemistry honors and AP as it is one of my favorite classes. Flag Rating

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Jan 18, 2014 Mr. Seran is a fair teacher. If you spend an hour each day on Chemistry just like he asks you to, you will get a good grade in his class. He's very knowledgeable, so don't feel scared to ask him a question. Flag Rating

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Apr 17, 2013 Mr. Seran is a great teacher. At first when I decided to take Chemistry Honors, I was very hesitant because of what the students at ratemyteacher were saying. The comment that scared me the most was "He makes kids say their grades out loud, even if you got a bad one, and publicly ridicules anyone who gets a bad grade." This is completely untrue. Mr. Seran makes students read out the grades for homework assignments, which you can still get 100% on even if you got all the answers wrong. He's fair. Flag Rating

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Mar 15, 2013 While he can be difficult at the beginning of the year, you do get acclimatized to him. At first, the class was very difficult, but it is NECESSARY for you to put the time in. If you put the time in, he'll meet you half way and if you ever have any questions he'll answer in great detail. Very knowledgeable about chemistry! Flag Rating

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Sep 24, 2012 Just get on his good side and you won't have problems. If you put the effort in, it's worth it. He's a very knowledgeable teacher without a doubt, and he's always willing to go over things and clarify stuff the textbook is really unclear about. I like him, but he's not for everyone I guess. Flag Rating

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May 07, 2012 Mr Seran is either the Antichrist or the best teacher you've had in a while. If you are the type of person who enjoys learning in class you will be disappointed when he stops teaching after the first semester. However, he actually gives many amenities to students to compensate for his lack of actual teaching, such amenities include, giving us the test questions, telling us similar problems to those that are on the test etc. Beware though, he does like to run psychological experiments Flag Rating

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Mar 07, 2012 The class isn't easy, but it isn't that hard either. If you ask him to explain something, he will explain it very clearly. But you need to ask. He knows what he's talking about, and though he may seem strict at first, he will later relax, and it'll be a fun class. He also tells some crazy stories. Ask him about his brother and the criss-cross. Flag Rating

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Feb 01, 2012 He is very good at explaining things to the class, but often he will assign homework, which no on will understand and THEN after everyone did the homework wrong, he will have a lecture on the subject and everyone will get it but it's just to bad it was one day late! Flag Rating

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Feb 01, 2012 | You there, 1/29. Yeah, you. He gave you the freaking test. What more do you want?
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Jan 29, 2012 This man is a horrible teacher. He is the LAZIEST person on the planet, and if you try and ask you a question he totally shoots you down and makes you feel like dirt. He makes kids say their grades out loud, even if you got a bad one, and publicly ridicules anyone who gets a bad grade. Also, when he's handing back tests he makes everyone feel bad by saying good job to those that got good scores and being silent when someone didn't. He's not a good teacher, and he's a disgusting person. Flag Rating

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Oct 26, 2011 By far one of the laziest and incompetent teachers I have met. If you want to receive an "A" grade in chemistry honors (let alone chemistry AP), you will need to self study ALL the material. Even thou Flag Rating

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Oct 21, 2011 Great class! Tests are graded easily and he's great at explaining. Even though its not hard to get an A, you learn A LOT. Flag Rating

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Oct 20, 2011 He's a pretty good teacher. As long as you study, his class isn't too hard, he's helpful, and his explanations make quite a bit of sense. He also knows quite a bit about chemistry, considering he publ Flag Rating

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Aug 29, 2011 He recently got a new book, and the class is a lot harder now. However, this year (2011) he has done a really good job of explaining things. The class is hard and fast paced but I'm enjoying it. He d Flag Rating

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Aug 13, 2010 I appreciated that he expected a lot from me. The class was hard, but he made a real effort to help me Flag Rating

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Feb 17, 2010 Like what 8 labs all year in chem. No way I could take ap chem after having him for chem. I got ripped off. Laziest teacher ever. Only reason he is liked is because his class is a joke. Flag Rating

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Apr 17, 2009 what a lazy teacher! i literally can't think of a single thing he does all year except enter grades and push tests through a scantron. and he makes students read out grades so entering them is easier! Flag Rating

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Mar 24, 2007 What a wonderful teacher. I have never had a teacher that cared so much for me as a person. His teaching is good and gives a lot of examples that help us understand the hard concepts. Take His Class! Flag Rating

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Nov 28, 2006 What are these people thinking. He is the best teacher. He cares about his students and takes lots of time to explain stuff. Flag Rating

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Aug 03, 2006 worst teacher i have ever had. if you get him, switch out immediatly! Flag Rating