Average 4.34 based on 59 teacher ratings
Helen Thow is an English teacher at Canyon Crest Academy located in San Diego, California and part of SDUHSD. Helen Thow's 59 teacher ratings contributes to Canyon Crest Academy's ranking of 1,319 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Canyon Crest Academy is 4.04 stars.
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Mrs. Thow was the down to earth the best teacher I have ever had. She is a teacher you would WANT to talk to not just for a grade. If you really want help learning things you kind of have to put in a little extra effort like writing a few emails for clarity but I'd say thats 110% worth having the best teacher ever. Most teachers on campus see you as the student and them as the instructor when Mrs. Thow sees you and her as learning English together as colleagues. Best teacher ever.

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Ms. Thow is by far the best English teacher I have had. She's a complete blast to be around, her class is enjoyable, she's super nice and caring, there is absolutely nothing bad about her and her class other than the fact that we have 2-3 tests every week. 100/100 would recommend.

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She's the best English teacher you will ever have don't listen to the other comments

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My middle school teacher told me she's terrible but I actually learned a lot!

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Overall, I thought she helped us a lot. She also likes to be a teacher case you guys didn't know. All in all... she is a good teacher, probably the best teacher you had since elementary school.

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Ohhhh Lordy she is great

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Mrs. Thow is the most lovely teacher I have ever had. Definetly my favorite teacher this year. Mrs. Thow, no matter what the other comments say, is a joy and cares about students well being. Definitely a 10/10 from me.

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She a very kind person and a great teacher, wish I could have he for English for the rest of high school!

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Such a wonderful person and teacher. Her class is incredibly easy if all you do is put in a little bit of effort. Although her class is easy, she is very knowledgable about English and is always willing to help! Love Ms. Thow!

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Easy going teacher, makes English seem not so bad.

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She is a legend

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Ms. Thow's class is easy, yet frustrating. We rarely do anything productive, and when we do, the assignments are frequently forgotten or never graded. She is nice and helpful, but the class is beyond boring. I am not sure if it's just the 9th grade curriculum, but reading and analyzing books like Romeo and Juliet can put me to sleep. If you don't like to write, you're in luck. We've written 2-3 essays (one of them was never graded). However, having so few assignments makes your grade wobble.

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She wasn't in a great mood most of the time, but they took a lot of girls out of our class to make a new one, and we were pretty loud. If you do the work you learn if you don't you can get by like most classes. She's smart just gets frustrated.

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In my opinion, this class is overrated. I felt that I would like to be challenged a little more however. Ms. Thow is one of the most popular teachers at Canyon Crest Academy, and she likes cats a lot. Take it if you want to get an A, but beware if you are curious to learn something practical.

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nice person but the worst teacher i have ever had. Doesnt know how to teach at all.

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I don't like her. She makes us take tests instead of letting us take quizzes together like we did last yer.

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Shes good and everything but why is her class so huge its riealy hard when theres so many people.

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Best teacher I've ever had

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made my high school experience so so enjoyable, i love ms. thow! she's the teacher nobody could ever hate and shes so sweet and truly caring. plus she's funny and the type of person you want to talk to for advice because of her willingness to help :)

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She really is the nicest teacher at CCA.She always puts up with a class that's disruptive which is cool at times but we respect her enough to stay quiet. Just kidding. I do but no one really stays quiet. She hits that catnip when it gets too heavy

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MEOW!!!! I love Ms. Thow. She is my favorite teacher. I try to go into her class every once in a while to say hi. She actually cares about her students in the way that shes SUPER flexible. She also likes hugs!!!

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MEOW THOW!!!!!!!!!! Vocab lessons were not fun, but at least half of the words she uses were on the SAT.

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Of all the teachers at CCA, Ms. Thow, was by far, my FAVORITE teacher. She made class very interesting, and was one of the only teachers ive had, that made me WANT to go to class

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Ms Thow assigns a fair amount of reading and she assigns smaller essays and writing due throughout the course - along with a journal. She gives time in class for journal. She is helpful and responsi

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shes an amazing teacher and always helps you to do better in her class. she lets you retake quizzes and tests when you do poorly and lets you do oral presentations during lunch if your uncomfprtable s

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One of my fav teachers of all time. She is really nice and always in a good mood, Even though she is gonna make me not go to college because she gave me a B.
- Grade Grubber

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Thow is the c00lest teacher ever

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Your an awsome teacher! From your best friend! 4prd!

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You are the most amazing teacher ever!

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Always willing to listen and easy to talk to. Sincerely, Orange shirt.

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Ms thow is mean

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Ms thow is a inspiration to us all. She is such a trmendous teacher and her class is difficult enough. It Is a great class and is just amazing I can't even stand it

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I love Thow so much. People often say her class is extremely easy, and it sort of is, but I learned quite a lot. She is a wonderful person.

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I found the class very very wonderful. She is full of good humor and is she is sooooo kind. And you do learn things. You learn alot if you are willing to do so. great teacher!

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Did not learn one thing. Great person tho.

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sweetest lady ever. but her class is ridiculously easy!!

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Amazin teacher...well not really actually....she is one of those teachers where u love them as a frd..but as for learning in her class....u wont really learn anything

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she's so nice i love her :)

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one of those teachers who i well remember forever. shes a great person

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She was easy but not biased, I thought she was a good teacher overall. Lots of movies.

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really easy class, minimal work, however you wont learn anything. A very fun class though.

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supr laid back, she acts hard when you do the Oddyse, but after that it's awesome. we would watch more movies than the video/film class. amazing class, just get on her good side and you're good

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Awesome teacher, but yes to last, she is very biased, i think she liked and disliked me...

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The worst teacher EVER!!! She always gives good grades to kids she likes and give bad grade grades to kids she hates!!! She's so BIAS!!!

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My favorite teacher EVER

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so nice. if you fall asleep in class, she understands your tired and lets you. Shes easy to talk to. Best english eacher you could possibly have.

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ms thow is cool. you could fall sleep in her class and she wouldnt even know!! and she lets you eat in class.

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she's really nice and knows her stuff relly well. but goes off topic sometimes. but shes fun and gets you into reading.

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Shes awsome. we always have class discussions where we start off on topic, but then start talking about whatever we want and she joins in with us. shes really cool and nice too.

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