Average 3.99 based on 52 teacher ratings
Jillian Fackrell is a Physics teacher at Homestead High School located in Cupertino, California and part of FUHSD. Jillian Fackrell's 52 teacher ratings contributes to Homestead High School's ranking of 1,265 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Homestead High School is 3.9 stars.
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It's a real shame that she's retiring. Her class was filled with interactive activities that balanced the amount of textbook homework we had for Physics Honors. I absolutely loved the way she taught, and the amount of energy that she brought each day to class. Despite it being the morning, she never appeared tired or just done with it all; she only gave the best of what she had and in turn the class did the same. Overall, super passionate, understanding, and knowledgeable. 10/10 would have again

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She is amazing for Physics Honors. She lets you play with toys and watch movies that actually help you understand concepts, and she explains topics very easily. However, for AP, she is the complete opposite. It's not really her fault; HHS should hire someone more qualified to teach AP Physics. She does not understand much and becomes angry and irritable very quickly. Her tests are always fair, and she expects all homework to be fully completed on time. I love physics, but I'm happy I'm out.

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Her first year teaching AP Physics C was a disaster She didn't know anything and we had to watch videos of other professors teaching the subject. All self study Would not recommend for AP physics. She is still a great honors teacher though

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She is pretty easy if you do all the homework and read the required lessons once or twice. Explains many concepts with real-life examples and/or demonstrations.

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Mrs. Fackrell is a teacher who knows the subject she teaches. Any conceptual question you have, she can answer with confidence. Her class is very interesting in terms of her behavior and the things you do. You will not regret taking her class.

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best teacher ever. I learned SO much. I love the way she taught. Sometimes she would go too fast for me to keep up (there's a lot to learn) but after doing the homework I would understand it better.

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The best teacher that I've had in my 12 years of school. She is very helpful and I was her favorite student so she was very nice to me. Her cookies are very good!

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She is pretty weird in a good way. Her class is pretty easy and fun, I was into it first semester, second semester I didn't have much time becuz of sports. So i have like a B now, but hopin 2 bring up

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She gave us time to play with toys. WTF?! Tests are easy as long as you study and legitimately do the hw (second semester senior ftw!).

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Good teacher. Very organized and patient.

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She is good and bad. She definetly know her stuff, but if very boring and not so good at explaining it. I find her tests hard and I study.. I grade her a C /B-

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very helpful and patient with students. humorous at times. good teaching style-- and yummy oatmeal/chocolate chip cookies.

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I learned a lot from her class, and felt that she really wanted us to. If you don't do the homework, you're skrewed, but otherwise its a pretty easy class

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It would be nice if she could adapt grading to schoolLoop so it would be easier to keep track of grades and assignments. Otherwise reasonably good teacher. Very organized and encourages us do our best

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Extremely organized, knows her material exceptionally well and keeps her students up-to-date. Difficult curriculum, but she makes sure that students understand all. excellent teacher.

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Mrs. Fackrell is a stupendous teacher. she is very organized & teaches extremely well. she gives a lot of quizzes, but they help A LOT for the tests. i liked all the activities we did & learned tons.

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her class was boring, she does not make it exciting at all

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I didn't like her class at all first semester...but if you do your homework it's really easy. I like what we've been doing so far this semester, because there's a lot of real world applications.

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she does not explain things well. i hate physics she wants u to have other people help you when i need her to help ME...shes pretty cool on hw and journals and extra points

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Mrs. Fackrell is a great physics teacher! You might think her quizzes are hard or whatever, but trust me, she prepares u for basic physics in college

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cool teacher! yeah!

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I fell ill in the begining of the semester and was out for a week. She refused to help me catch up, even though I made the extra effort to understand. I ended up having to change classes.

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She's ok.

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She was not a good teacher. She didn't teach very well, I fell asleep all the time. She was also very mean.

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I have you to thank for introducing me to astronomy. I'm just sorry I didn't try as hard in your class as I should have. I'm paying out the nose for it in physics1 in college :(

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Definitely one of my favorite teachers of all times. Doesn't give too much homework but you still learn a lot in her class. Understands the students.

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nice teacher, just dont get on her bad side. very helpful and clear. a bit weird though

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mr fackrell is a very considerate teacher. she understands her students well enough to teach and help them. she has a great heart and has a sense of humor.

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i think mrs. fackrell is an excellent teacher! she teaches although helps her students along the way if they need it. she would like them to learn and do well.

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very helpful and gives good experiments!=-)

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SHe's an awsome teacher. She treats the class as her friends more than students. Her classroom has a very friendly ambiance and it's fun to hang out there.

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Her style of teaching is so great that it makes everyone look forward to learning.

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she is an awsome teacher, very interesting to listen to. makes learning fun. but that is if you listen, if you dont then most likely you wont get anything

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FaCkrEl is very enthusiastic and tries to make learning fun. She teaches both physically and mentally so students would learn in their own way.

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she's a good hearted teacher. sometimes she doesnt know what she is talking about. but mostly she is very clear with what she does. makes the class fun.

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she is very enthusiastic when she teaches

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by far one of the best teachers i have ever had.She's passionate about physics as well as upbeat and positive.She shows students respect & helps whenever possib

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hmm.. mrs. fackrell is a nice teacher.. as long as you listen to class and do your thing.. you'll be in good shape.. *failing physics is not an option* =)

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She can be moody and takes it out on her students. She may be good at physics..but she doesn't really explain it well.

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fackrell's the coolest teacher ever!

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she's not an intimidating teacher. i guess she's doing a good job. i'm understanding the stuff better than previous years.

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i had a nightmare about her. her head was the head of an owl, and it just kept spinning and spinning around!

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nice easy teacher. not the kind u can joke around with though

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Wow her class is really easy, especiall the tests! Sometimes I don't even do the homework and just do well on the tests and I can still get an A.

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I doubt she cares about her students. Shes may be passionate about pysics but not about teaching and it takes both.

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i cant stand to listen to her talk. she's WEIRD! but she can play the guitar! the only good thing.

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She's soooooo boring..... i fall asleep in her class almost every day....

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Very clear and very organized! She's a LOR fan too!

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knows her stuff, and she is very fair

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not the best and being clear. just likes to have huge tests

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the class works better at putting you to sleep than sleeping pills.

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