Average 4.08 based on 45 teacher ratings
Genivive Oakes is a Social Studies/History teacher at University High School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District. Genivive Oakes' 45 teacher ratings contributes to University High School's ranking of 1,235 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at University High School is 3.97 stars.
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if ur currently in Oakes and this is ur first time having her, i don't blame u for thinking that she's boring. i spent the first few months of school thinking that and hating her class. but once u realize just how easy her class is compared to the other US history classes, u'll warm up to her. complete notebook + pay attention = easy A. plus she has some pretty interesting stuff to say sometimes. also idk if it was just my class but she was funny! has a dry sense of humor which i liked.

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Mrs. Oakes is the best! Some may say she is boring or monotonous, but she does very well at explaining the material as explicitly as possible. I had her for Freshman Global, and being in that class made me realize how much I love history. She is great at making the topics easy to understand, and her occasional input is insightful, and at least entertaining. Her homework is minimal, and gives extra credit at the end of the year. I love Mrs. Oakes!

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Six words. Oakes is the best teacher ever. Okay, honestly, she is. I'm currently in her CP World History class but moving onto AP US next year..and I gotta owe her some credit. She is the one of, if not most passionate teacher I've ever had in her life. Sure her voice can get squeaky, but you'll get used to it within the first month. Once you get past that, you'll be learning a LOT of information. Some people hate her because she lectures, but honestly if you listen, its actually fascinating!

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Ok, so everyone complains about her voice but eventually, you get used to it. It may be boring in the first few weeks but my class ended up loving her class and laughing and joking with her now and then. People think she's strict and not very fun but if you're open with her and get on her good side, she's an amazing teacher. She's very into her teaching and her hw is easy. Tests are alright as long as you read the textbook. Had her 3 years ago and wouldn't mind having her again.

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She is a difficult teacher- her multiple choice is confusing and her she expects a lot of analysis and support for essay questions. but she still teaches well, is passionate and helpful.

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you'll always get a 10/10 on your worksheets essay questions on test dont matter about context just length i wrote apples and bananas once she throws papers at you instead of handing them to you very enthusiastic of some subjects but not others easy to sleep in her class without her noticing but ge

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Yeah, can't help much because I ended up sleeping through her class freshman year, just so you know, you will get used to her voice...eventually...hopefully.

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she teaches very well and gives out a lot of info :)

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Resident model UN geek with wild side. There are two ways to escape a C on written tests. The first is to copy verbatim her opinion ( Nike is an evil multinational corporation built on the back of sweatshop labor. WTO bad) OR, take the opposite party line. She's one of those few who'll respect that.

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Right, and when she asks "your opinion"... don't write your opinion. Write her's. I got full points by writing her opinion exactly how she said it.

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i love mrs oakes she's awesome.

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her voice.. -__- i fall asleep in her class alot..

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Mrs. Oakes knows who this is! She kicked me ON PURPOSE and slapped me with MY own homework. Mrs Oakes, do you do this to other kids?

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basically a nice person, but a horrible teacher. leaves out important information all the time. says opinion of your essay responses don't matter, yet grades on whether or not you wrote her opinion (which is always extremely biased). not to mention her unwillingness to be fair on tests.

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During class alls she does is give us photocopied handouts and then reads them!! Sometimes she lectures or shows a video. Her tests are bascially all based on her lectures, so if you want to study from the book good luck! Her rating system makes no sense and is completely unfair!

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good teacher, bad grading skills!

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haha what can i say. teases at times but ok teacher. easy to fall asleep in the morning but hw is easy other than tests which are sketchy

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Pretty decent and informative teacher. Has a terrible voice (you can't fall asleep in her class haha) and a bad sense of fashion. Still, I learned a lot from her. Pet peeves: tardies.

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HOUSE OF GOP (: YEAHH !! HEPHEP! house of enlightened peers. aaron we miss you! && well, yes class is slow &boring but shes a great person. befriend her & then learn. (:

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Her lectures run circles around themselves.

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She is the best history teacher ever and really organized. May seem different at first but she's really cool and nice. Great MUN advisor!

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At first i didn't like her because the class was boring and well still continues to be but shes soooo sweet and nice and she actually teaches and loves the subject. You understand everything she says in class and you'll remember it for the tests. Go mamma oakes!

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wonderful teacher(:

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MAMA OAKES !! house of GOP. reknown as hep HEP, love her, best teacher of the house(=

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shes easy. boringgg class but the best out of all my other teachers

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the most slow and boreing class i've had in high school.

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We call her Gilk-Shake, and shes really cool. Great MUN Advisor!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mrs. Oakes is a great person and fairly good teacher, but has a tendency to be single-minded about historical opinion (they have to be hers).

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She's pretty nice overall and you can learn a lot from her. She's pretty easy.

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somewhat boring...if ya took a poll on this class, 80-100% would say same thing--

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grades down on my short answers, but nifty MUN advisor

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Gilk-meister is the best MUN advisor you can ask for! Really cool.

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Go Gilkey! Awesome MUN advisor!

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Ms Gilkeys the nicest teacher

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Although I moved but I still like her,,,

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Gilkey: Adjective: ask mun board for definition...gilkey you are so cool!!

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cool teacher, talks funny, looks like a hippi--- did i even spell that right&#63

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First name spelled Genevieve. Please don't steal things I send her!

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gilkey rocks... especially as an MUN advisor

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i dunt understand the class but itz fun, i stole her toronto postcard =8-)

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had her last yr and she made me appreciate history more

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Please punish those bad students! But you are a great teacher!

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U.S last year, i thought she was great! teaches well, as if she was there.

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u answer her short answer questions, & she finds sumthing wrong with it

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