Average 4.68 based on 22 teacher ratings
Helen Stephan is a retired Social Studies teacher at Mclean High School located in Mclean, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Helen Stephan's 22 teacher ratings contributes to Mclean High School's ranking of 312 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Mclean High School is 3.91 stars.
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I had Mrs. Stephan in 2008-09 for AP US. I thought it was a pretty good class in high school, but in the years since, I've come to think about it a lot, and I've realized I learned a great deal of information in her class. While I slacked a great deal in high school, I ended up reading Zinn's "People's History" cover to cover during college.
That we were given Zinn as assigned reading says a lot about her course- large in scope, curious in fact and interesting in learning!

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You know it's a good teacher when you look forward to class. She the most incredible person/teacher. Truly inspires me to be a teacher myself. What a great all around class/teacher. If she retires

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very good history teacher. it's a lot of work, but if you pay attention in class you will learn a lot and she is very helpful before and after school too

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A-MAZE-ING. It takes hard work, but I still got an A (and a 5) and I loved her class! She really teaches and makes History come alive. Feel blessed to have her.

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She is the nicest teacher I've ever had. Shes so understanding and genuine!!

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Ms. Stephan is amazing. Her class takes a lot of work, but you will learn the material. And she's really helpful, so if you need anything just stay after school.

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Love her class so far! Such a hugely entertaining and passionate teacher I have never come across. I look forward to History everyday because she makes it cool. Wow. I want more teachers like her.

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Great Great teacher. I love class with her.

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Very hard to get an A in this class, but if you do, you know you'll do really well on the AP exam. Nice, but sometimes hard to do makeup work because she's so busy with activities like leadership.

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Pretty tough teacher but EXTREMELY helpful and good at teaching. Enthusiastic about class as well :)

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For AP US History the book AND take very good notes, tests are a correlation there of. Team taught is my best class this year, I NEVER notice the class size

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Awesome woman and teacher! Tough but helpful in the long run.

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nice woman and very good teacher but also gives huge amounts of reading and hard tests, but she does help u out

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Great class so far. But with Mr. Munaker, even better. I have a feeling when the AP rolls around, I will do well, because these two sure know what to teach us

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Mrs. Stephan is super cool and a very good teacher. Why are you all rating Munaker when we are rating Stephan? They are both excellent teachers.

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her class is so hard, but she's an amazing teacher. Work hard and you will learn a lot and feel so accomplished at the end of the yr. and do great on the AP.

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learn a ton, and the class is not hard if you do work

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Mrs. Stephen is cool. Munaker is the lousiest teacher ever.

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i hated this class, but actually she's wayyyyy nicer and fair than mr. munaker, who she teachers w/!

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Social historian. Ick.

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Second lowest grade on my transcript

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