Average 3.93 based on 29 teacher ratings
Gail Zides is an English teacher at Torrey Pines High School located in San Diego, California and part of San Dieguito Union High. Gail Zides' 29 teacher ratings contributes to Torrey Pines High School's ranking of 1,256 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Torrey Pines High School is 3.93 stars.
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She's a little eccentric, but it's hilarious. You really do learn a lot, whether or not you like her. It's a very interesting and unique experience being in her class, in the good sense. She's a sort of romanntic idealist, which makes for pretty funny moments a lot of the times.

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i love zides!!! she is HILARIOUS and her class is always entertaining. she has super high expectations and you can't get away with senioritis, but you really learn a lot in her class. Its senior year, so don't freak out over your B. the experiences you have this year in her class are unforgettable. on the outside she may seem intimidating and kinda scary but she truly cares about her students. you either love her style of teaching or hate it, but you'll always have some good memories.

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I haven't used this account in many years. I graduated from Torrey in 02 and from UCSD this year. I am using this account to give Gail a fair trial. She is too emotionally unstable to be an AP teacher

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pretty much i'm in love with this woman.. she's one of the best teachers you'll ever have at Torrey Pines and seriously, when it comes down to nominating your favorite teacher think no farther than he

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Mrs. Zides' class is somewhat difficult, and challenging. However, she is very helpful and truly caring.

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Mrs. Zides is AMAZING! The best teacher I've ever had. From our deep class discussions (and the silly ones) to our "relaxation excersizes" This class has been for me the homeroom I've never had. Any one who has this teacher is truely luck!

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Mrs. Zides really knows what she is doing. Although the class can sometimes be hard, I feel like I am learning more this year than I have in any other english class (and I had the famous Mrs. Chui last year). If you just get to class on time and do your homework then the class is great.

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yo, mrs. Zdes' class is pretty dang easy, all the homework is graded on completion, and there never is very much. mrs. Zides is pretty in tune with her students and always uses their suggestions so ur stoked. she really cares for her students and their english skills which is epic. watch out, if u tease mrs zides, she will dish it right back, lolzlzlz. also, know what u are getting into if u sit in the front of the class; you will always have to be on ur guard. rofl

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Mrs zides is a very good teacher. She is funny, understands teenagers perfectly, does not overload with classwork and does fun class activities, like relaxation (you lie on the floor and relax). I have to be honest with you she is rather hard, but she is unbelievably nice on semester grades!

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She told us today that she wanted to keep teaching forever or one day keel over during it. I'm tellin' ya, what a lady!

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She is a great teacher who loves her students. I would rate her a 2.0 in easiness, a 5 in both helpfulness and clarity. Very popular.

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Awesome teacher!

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Great teacher. I love her. Really cares about her students!!

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really good for AP test and college essays.

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rude and very unhelpful

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Zides is a quirky person, and for that reason I enjoy the class. however, I get frustrated with the favoritism and harshness that rules the classroom often.

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DEFINITELY plays favorites. if she likes you shes a cool teacher, but if not shes a terror.

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She is cool if she likes you. Dont mess up in the beginning or else she will hold a grudge against you for the rest of the year.

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I LOVE MRS. ZIDES! she's tough, but she's fair and so funny!

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Though she is a tough one I have learned so much from her already! The challenge makes me want to work harder

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Partial to Jewish people
Good teacher, bad person

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Zides rules. SHes really hard but an awesome person and a great teacher!

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Mrs. Zides is tough but its all worth it in the end. She is so much more than just an awsome teacher.

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she's great if she likes you.

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Zides...I will never forget her. She is the biggest help with college aps & one of the funniest persons I've ever met. I always looked fwd to going to her class

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Great teacher! has a great hearT~

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She treats us like adults....such a funny person and easy to talk to....great teacher!

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Has a good heart, but doesn't show it often.

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