Average 2.99 based on 44 teacher ratings
Elena Gourlis is a Science teacher at Boston College High School located in Boston, Massachusetts. When comparing Elena Gourlis' ratings to other teachers in the state of Massachusetts, Elena Gourlis' ratings are below the average of 4.26 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Boston College High School is 4.13 stars.
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Clarity
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Knowledge
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Textbook Use
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Exam Difficulty
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Recommended
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Easiness
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Knowledge
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Exam Difficulty

Let me start by saying that Ms. Gourlis is really kind and has a lot of interesting things to say. However, unless you do the reading and keep up with the work, class will be difficult. You really have to read the text carefully, because a lot of the information for tests comes straight out of the book. Howver, she is understanding and will work with you to make sure you pass her class.

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she is the worst teacher I have ever experienced. she gets all her worksheets online and just writes her name at the top like she made it. her tests are impossible and since they are worth so many points, your grade is going to be awful. she is lazy when she actually makes her own work, it is evident by the spelling errors and carelessness. she stops class to go talk to random seniors that walk by in the halls but it doesn't mater anyway because she doesn't even teach us anything in class. awful

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Effective
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Parent Relation
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Integrity
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Empathy
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Respect
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Determination
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Homework

Never overburdens you with homework. She teaches well and there's never a dull moment in class. She gets some of her questions online and almost all the test questions come from our textbook or reading assignment. If you keep up with you readings than your bound to get a good grade in the class. She'll never say no as her answer and will help you with any problems you have at home or in school.

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Exam Difficulty

Her class will likely make your GPA worse. She takes everything from the textbook or the internet and puts her name on it, and expects us to know everything she teaches in forgetable lectures. She gives short quizzes that you get screwed on if you answer even 2 questions wrong.
She's a nice lady but overall not a great teacher. Maybe she's better in some of her senior classes that she enjoys talking about.

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She has major issues with anyone who does not share the same political views as her. She rarely knows the material she is teaching and will rely on guessing. When students do poorly on her tests, she will deny ever teaching certain material or vice versa. She can be fun but she tends to hold grudges.

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Nice lady.  GOD AWFUL TEACHER.  Her class is a joke; literally, she giggles at some of the terms she teaches...VERY UNPROFFESSIONAL.  She takes tests and homework questions from online but says she comes up with them...LIAR.  She teaches with materials provided by the textbook company and doesn't actually know any of the subject matter herself...INCOMPETENT.  She gives take home quizzes and group tests so the class grades are inflated and so she doesn't get fired...FAILURE AS A TEACHER!

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Nice lady. GOD AWFUL TEACHER. Her class is a joke; literally, she giggles at some of the terms she teaches...VERY UNPROFFESSIONAL. She takes tests and homework questions from online but says she comes up with them...LIAR. She teaches with materials provided by the textbook company and doesn't actually know any of the subject matter herself...INCOMPETENT. She gives take home quizzes and group tests so the class grades are inflated and so she doesn't get fired...FAILURE AS A TEACHER!

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Knowledge

Elena is devoted, but she lacks the intelligence to teach our class.. She can barely grasp the most rudimentary of matierial and takes all of her handouts off the interweb. She makes fantastic powerpoints though.

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one of my favorite teachers of all time. taught me alot about being a caring individual and how to care about what you do and your passion in life. she is why i want to be a teacher. thanks ms gourlis

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Very, very nice teacher

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she was my best teacher

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Mrs. Gourlis (as she has been recently wed to Mr. Drane, the academic dean) is an amazing teacher who always cares about the grades that her students are getting. If you are having a problem with biology, then she feels as though she has a problem.

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Clarity

cool, sometimes scary, overall good teacher

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Well all i can say is i have ups and downs with Bio, some stuff i get, some stuff i dont. But at least i can come to extra help and do better on the test. She is a cool rugby coach too.

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she makes it easy to take notes with the powerpoints. offers extra help if needed . . . all in all great teacher

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Clarity

It was always cool when she showed us clips form nova and made note taking easy.

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Easiness
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Clarity

cool teacher and my up coming rugby coach!

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Clarity

Cool and helpful, but isn't very clear sometimes. Makes the class too easy, which makes it boring

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i try very hard but cant seem to get all this stuff in my head i dont kno y. I get interested but i cant get it in my head Overall she is a great teacher *07*

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Helpfulness
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Clarity

Great person, and really easy classes. You can get an A+ if you go for extra help

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Clarity

PRETTY COOL TEACHER HOMEWORK IS ALRITE NOT TO BAD AND GIVES GOOD AMOUNT OF HELP

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Clarity

Elena is awesome.

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She is very nice but does not explain things well.

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Ms. Gourlis rocks!! She is one of the most kind and caring people around. Anyone who says different is wack.

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She's very friendly, and she always pings for me when I see her in the breezeway.

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you da man

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Pretty cool.Bio used to be a bit more interesting with her at beginnig of the year, but as the yaer went on the class was a little too repetative(she talk,notes)

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Good teahcer. good person with a great personality

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BEST TEACHER EVER

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Aint too bad...and never gives you a break on papers...cool outside of class...good luck w/ drano...he can teach you b-ball you can teach him rugby

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i think she is a really good teacher, maybe becuase its an easy class, envi sci, but i think she;s an good overall teacher.

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Ms. G rules, plain and simple. Good luck with Drano!

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she doesn't explain things well enough. Nice person though, right?

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cool person and class can be fun but she can talk anyone to sleep

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Ms Gourlis is cool.I had her as a freshman.Definetly a nice person and is level-headed.Good thing about her is that she doesnt consider herself higher then us

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Mrs. Gourlis is very bad at explaining things. Then she wonders why we don't get it and gets mad. Lighten up a bit. Teach better.

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Best Kairos Leader. She always knew how to throw a seaside party (although she macs on the calculus teachers WAY too much

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She's cool outside of class but in class she's all out.

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gourlis is the worst teacher ever..ok right? well ya she cant teach and she should go play sum more rugby

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good teacher but she thinks shes on a mission to make envi sci a respectable class. very nice out of class and a good person

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female rugby coach, what is there more to say?

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I dont know her, but she's my best friend's teacher so i'll giver her the points... pls she's the rugby coach! she got brains & talent

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Best homeroom teacher ever!

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lighten up on the mood

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