Average 4.41 based on 55 teacher ratings
Holly Ciotti is an English teacher at Glendale High School located in Glendale, California and part of Glendale Unified School District. Holly Ciotti's 55 teacher ratings contributes to Glendale High School's ranking of 522 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Glendale High School is 4.28 stars.
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High standards teacher who knows what she's doing. She'll encourage you to use your brain and think for yourself. Probably one of the best teachers the school has to offer.

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super good, knows what she's talking about. challenging but rewarding.

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Mrs. Ciotti is one of a kind kind of a teacher and person altogether. My close friends and I had Mrs Ciotti as a teacher for a year or two and we quite often talk about her and do remember the times we had in her class. We graduated Glendale High School in 1997 :-) its hard to forget. Very few people i can say i actually learned something from in my academic years and she is definitely one of them.

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BEST TEACHER !! I love this lady to pieces. She is someone you can learn so much from and is truly great at her job. Its a challenge to get an A in her class but if you really listen to her and participate and do well on essays you're good!

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Although it is very difficult to get an A in Ciotti's class, I feel I learned so much in her class and grew so much as a writer. Although it sucked to get a B, it was worth improving my writing skills! Ciotti's a great teacher!!! Would recommend.

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ridiculous class. ciotti is not a good teacher at all, expects too much, and treats every class like AP. ive had many teachers and im sorry to say this but ciotti is probably one of the worst.

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Shes a Hard one, but if you have her, make the best out of it, shes one of the best English teachers, she knows what shes doing, and you wont regret taking her class, really useful class.

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People often hate Ciotti because she expects only the best and will not tolerate excuses. She is the best English teacher I have ever had. She forces you to choose your words wisely and helps you find your voice in writing. Ciotti enforces correct grammar down to every single punctuation. Her assignments are never just busy-work. She forces you to formulate your own ideas and beliefs and is always open to them as long as you can justify them.

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I had her for a honors English class. She will teach you everything you want to know about English and she grades essays and papers in a hard and strict kind of way. She is a great teacher. She is hard, but you will learn allot from her. She will work you for your grade. Minimal homework usually consists of reading 10-20 pages or 1-3 chapters. I barely got a B, alot of B's and C's in her class a few A's because shes that hard at grading. I guess im lucky enough to have gotten a B.

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Best teacher, hands down. She's the only english teacher that knows what she's doing. Her class was difficult, and only like 2 people got A's.

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she is very smart and she thinks that that gives her right to make fun of her students and really embarass in front of everyone. Yes, she teachs really well and gives different assignments everytime but still her class is bor

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great teacher, sometimes she gives too much hw, but you'll learn and that's all you can ask of a class in high school, im glad she was my teacher.

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i love her! she's one of my favorite teachers. she is a great teacher, and she doesn't give a lot of hw.

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Great teacher, am in her class for only a few weeks now, but shes fun and nice. Easy class, fun essays and interesting stories to read. cant wait until we get into poetry. If only i could find those papers i lost, there we

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very good english teacher as in she knows what she teaches. But repeatedly doesn't give enough detailed instructions and assums we understand things we don'g. Gives an ok amount of work but grades veeeery strict.

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Max 3 people get an A every year in her class.

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Ms. Ciotti gives a lot of work, and is a tough grader, but she is an excellent English teacher and I learned a lot from her class, especially in writing and grammar.

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she never really liked me, but my ambition in her class helped me do very well. she is an excelent english teacher. probably the best in the world.

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She may give too much work, but it all helps you out in the long run.

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She is a great teacher but at times she can be a real pain in the dairyer

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The BEST english teacher I have ever had. She is brillant and will change the way you think. Yea her class is hard, and it takes a lot of effort but you know the grade you get is the grade you deserved. Amazingggg teacher!

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shes the best english teacher ive ever had

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She is one of my favorite teachers of all time! Granted, her class is very hard, and she does get terrifying at times, but if you stay in her class you wont regret it. She made me an enormously better writer.

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She can be an unfair grader, but this woman is BRILLIANT. I learned more with her for an hour, than I did with my english teacher for the whole year.

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If you're a student who is looking to improve their writing, this is the teacher. If you're a student who is a non-generic person willing to work, this is the teacher for you. If you're weak minded, then she'll seem mean.

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She offers a challenging class that provides a lot of work. She can be terrifying at times, but she is very clear while teaching and is definately helpful.

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She better be in a "good mood" when she grades my essays.

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Like most people i thought she was a horrible teacher in the beginning but now I think she is the best. I am so much better at writing clear and logical essays. Ms. Ciotti is definitely 1 of the best in GHS. also very smart

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She's a REALLY good teacher

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She is strict, and a bit harsh in criticizing, but she is challenging in a good way. What she teaches will apply effectively in the future. She is a teacher to learn from, not enjoy, but you;ll will have some good moments.

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She is the best teacher I have ever had. Don't be mean to her because you will regret it in the end.. She's the best, She's the best, She's the best

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She's funny and even sort of goofy. I didn't like her at first, but she's honestly one of the best teachers out there. She's very critical and sarcastic..But i actually liked that. She knows your potential, so she pushed u

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I had Mrs. Ciotti for AP and though she is difficult, it paid off.

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Very annoying. Very. I mean, very. Definately a lot more better teachers out there.

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shes okay but annoying

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her class is pretty easy...she gives hw everyday...overall she is a ver good teacher...if you need help go ask her after school and she will answer your question...she talks about your grade with you and everything else......

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shes tough the class is hard and she expects a lot you have to be dedicated and listen to her whatever she teaches you ini a couple of years you will thak her!

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When you think of those who should NOT BE A TEACHER...Ciotti is one of those who'd be first on the list. She of all things heads the ENGLISH depart, and is a DISSERVICE to all GUSD families, and its students future....

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Shes hard, but you'll learn a lot! Shes one of the greatest teachers to have.

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just because the class is very very hard does not mean you all should turn and attack mrs ciotti. even if you don't know it by now, you will (hopefully) someday realize that she is one of the best teachers you could have

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Everythihhng she does has a reason. THe essays, projects, etc, all of that helps us in the long run. I know it's hard not to complain, but in the end you get so much out of it.

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I learned everything about writing through Ciotti. I LOVE HER!! If ur into writing ull like her. Gotta follow her rules and stuff

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the essays i've written in my entire life don't combine to be the # of essays we wrote in just 3 months. HARD CLASS. she thinks only the top 20 english students should be in AP :(

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strict but helpful, boring but fun, once you get out of her class, you become so adjusted to it, it's like you're dependent of her. its an okay class. she's also an ok person.

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what can i say about mrs. ciotti... dang she's kinda like ehhh strict and all. her classes are cool but like tone it down a bit ya know??

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Mrs. Ciotti is in charge of NHS and does a great job.

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Mrs. Ciotti is the best and she actually believes in us. her helping offers are always open.i mean cmon she stays at school until like 6 or 7 making plans for us and grading papers

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She's a great teacher with a wonderful techinque. She tought us with plays and essays, I learned a whole lot more than 10th grade english.

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dude its not our fault shes boring but at least she knows how to teach... like i got an A shes easy but ya once again BORING

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shes a really good teacher but she makes u write alotttt of essays.

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SHESS BORRINGGGGGGGGGGGG

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believes in kids earning their grades, the
old-fashioned way--2 thumbs up!

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I love mrs ciotti. she is demanding and hard. she has such passion for teaching and it really shows in her work. she actully cares about every single student.

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