Average 2.78 based on 34 teacher ratings
Debbie Curley is a Science teacher at Homestead High School located in Cupertino, California and part of FUHSD. Debbie Curley's 34 teacher ratings contributes to Homestead High School's ranking of 1,296 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Homestead High School is 3.89 stars.
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For physiology, the notes don't match the power points so you are completely lost, she almost never uses the textbook so you are forced to rely on the useless notes. She has a very short temper, calls on people randomly, sends phones to the office, always tells you to come back at tutorial if you need something. You can tell the difference between material she creates and what she steals from the internet because she always has broken English and is often incorrect. Everything a student hates.

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She was a great bio teacher. I do not understand the low ratings.

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While I got an A in this class, I had to work much harder than my other friends with different biology teachers. Ms. Curley is definitely knowledgeable, but she comes across as annoyed at the class most of the time. Maybe this was because I had her 2nd period, but I never felt comfortable asking her even a basic question as she always seemed angry or like we were inconveniencing her.

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I really wish I could give negative stars on here. This teacher is straight garbage, she doesn't teach and expects you to know content from lessons that she never taught.

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She's a meh teacher, she's bipolar, so I'm sparing her some sympathy since she can't really help it. She has favorites, mostly those with A's or those who ask how her day was. I was one of those students she favored, so I don't intensely dislike her. Her classroom is a nice place to go for tutorial since it was a place I could go to study and be left alone for 30 min. She's a great teacher whose well informed on biology and great at explaining it, just that her bad side comes out a bit too often

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She's absolutely dreadful. She teaches things in a way that hardly makes sense to anybody. The journals we do at the beginning of class have absolutely nothing to do with what we are learning. She is so moody and has no regard for anybody, abuses her authority as a teacher, asking for respect when none is reciprocated. Horrid in general

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She has a really good homework policy, but she's so mean in class. She snaps and everybody and screams all the time. People are scared to go up and ask questions because they're afraid that she's going to yell at them. She's also very disorganized, it takes ages for her to grade papers, and she loses lots of assignments

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Gives a lot of extra credit; take advantage of it. Tests are tricky sometimes, so study your butt off and know your material. Actually study so that class time is just review and you can ask your questions. Lenient with tardies. Read book, lots of hw

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VERY disorganized. She loses everything.

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She isn't nice at all during class, only during tutorial but she's still really busy. She tells us that she'll bite our heads off and she favors classes. Most of the time her tests have errors.

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Kind of mean to students, and she lost a couple of my projects, which dropped my grade like 8 points.

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She teaches in ways that only she understands, and she disrespects her students.

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She totally disrespects her students and couldn't care less about teaching them

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She just can't teach! She always has these incorrect powerpoints that she presents to us and she really doesn't know what she's talking about. I'm better off outlining out of the textbook...

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One of hte worst teachers i've ever had. Doesnt respect students at ALL. Her tests range from really hard to really easy. Just do all the hoemwork and pay attention in class. you should be fine

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. I really do not understand why people like Ms. Curley teach. She respects her students less then any teacher I've ever met. You might as well throw away "kind learning environment" at the door.

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kinda moody sometimes, best way to learn in the class is to participate and do the homework on time. so RAISE YOUR HAND

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she sucks after mr. edwards and lectures too much but the info is easy

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she's calm and installs permament landmarks of some bio in your head =)

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Mrs.Curely is a good teacher she is very helpful and she gives you personal advice too! She's a great teacher!

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You can measure her anger by how visible the bags under her eyes are...if you can see them clearly from across the room then back off...

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I wish she would explain more. It's our first time learning about the subject. Just because she already knows about it doesn't mean we do. But she's nice

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mrs curley has a good teaching method but she gives too many tests and i fail them all so i dont understand her lectures

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could she be any worse of a teacher?

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She is kind of moody but she caring at heart

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nice teacher, but sometimes hard to understand her lectures.

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She is mean, but she likes to help students and gives a lot of homeworks.

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Miss curley is pretty cool. She sometimes is in a bad mood and takes it out on the class. Overall i learned a lot from that class and i enjoyed it.

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teaches stuff well but no other teacher qualities

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very nice person to talk and good teacher.

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I liked the homework packets, but seemed 2 fail the test....there were2 many and plus she never chnged my grade from that C!!

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She is very helpful if you don't understand things clearly. A word from the wise don't talk in class, chew gum or food and you will be fine.

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