Average 4.81 based on 39 teacher ratings
Joan Elliott is a Science teacher at Irvine High School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District (IUSD). Joan Elliott's 39 teacher ratings contributes to Irvine High School's ranking of 1,122 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Irvine High School is 4.16 stars.
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I love Ms. Elliott!! She definitely knows what she's doing. Her practicums are hard though.

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Mrs. Elliot, this is her last year I believe but she is an amazing teacher. Very passionate about science and has an amazing sense of humor and she talks about her animals and they just seem so cute. If you don't know anything, she is definitely there to help you. Pre Med has been a pleasure with her last year and even though the class was super hard, i learned so so much and I appreciate all that she has done for her students. shes just amazing

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Superb teacher. Like the others said, very difficult, but if you put your back into it you're guaranteed to succeed. She sacrifices every minute of her time to make sure you understand something - she's that dedicated. Although it may at the moment seem like her class is unreasonably difficult, it really is worth it in the end. She's caring, dedicated, and is very approachable, just a little old fashioned.

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A hard class but was completely worth it. Even though there was a quiz almost every day, she made me look forward to the class everyday. She cares about her students and knows everyones names. She also knows her stuff extremely well and will help you understand concepts. Just pay attention in her class and you'll love it! My absolute favorite teacher so far with the combination of great humor, intellect, kindness, and caringness.

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She's so sweet and helpful, it's just her class is way too hard for me to actually like her

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One of the best teachers I've ever had.
Respect.

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only bio teacher that will make sure you understand it later for life, not just for the test. knows her stuff

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SUCH A HARD CLASS but she will do ANYTHING to help you if you ask for it. Go to her during tutorial or lunch or whenever she is available. She is so sweet and will ALWAYS help her students.

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Good teacher, hard class. There is a lot of work for the class, and many concepts you have to know, but it's all part of the curriculum, and all biology teachers teach the exact same thing.

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Super nice :) I love the way she teaches. and shes really helpful (: not really that strict.

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Extremely difficult class, but she is extremely approachable and knowledgeable and helps you understand what you're learning. And as an added bonus, she interjects hilarious jokes here and then that make the class much more bearable.

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Great teacher! She is very clear and concise. An A is only possible if you work really hard and study your terms.

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Awesome teacher! Always has a interesting story to tell along with lecture. For all the incoming pre-med students: study your cats, homework, and notes!

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She's pretty awesome. She's very helpful and wants you to do well and learn. Out of the biology teachers, she's the best: the most helpful, the best teacher, and the nicest.

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she's the best biology teacher! if you have questions, she'll always take her time to answer them for you with a smile on her face. she makes bio fun and easy.

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She's definitely a good teacher and she is open to questions whenever you have them. She always goes in between lab groups and helps out with dissections and shows you where each item for the practicum is is you need help. Definitely plays favorites. So be good.

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Funny teacher, lots of pets in the room. Very approachable. No complaints at all. But her subject - bio is pretty difficult, but she makes it easy.

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she knows what she's doing and is funny, too. I loved being in her summer school class :)

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My favorite teacher is Mrs. Elliott. She is a great teacher and great person; all the biology classes are hard, so you might as well get the best teacher of them all. She is difficult like everyone says, as well as realistic, but there is room for leaning and getting by. If you enjoyed Bio with her, take her for PreMed 1 & 2 and you will never have any problems in college science classes! Also, PETS IN THE ROOM, HOW AWESOME <3

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Even though biology isn't the easiest of subjects, Mrs. Elliot makes the class a little more enjoyable with her jokes and never-ending willingness to help. She's so much better than any of the other bio teachers.

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Relaxed, helpful teacher who is very personal. I love how she remembers everyone's names and tries to pull everyone together-- it makes class feel very friendly, and you basically are friends with all the other students. She is very easy to get along with. She's very realistic and will give you hard facts, but is not as intense as Mr. Elliott when it comes to teaching. Very memorable, and I'll be sad to graduate just because I won't have her as a teacher anymore. But beware, her classes are pretty hard.

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Very clear on everything she says, class is always enjoyable, and watching her iguana's pretty fun during class

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She's a great teacher, but her lurking iguana has freaked me out more than once. I learned a good bit of pencil twirling in that class- lots of notes.

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loved her biomed class!!

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she's so totally, awesomely, ridicululously rockin'. biomed and bio is a blast to have with her ya'll!

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bio is fun with her... or as fun as it gets

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you r the most inspirational teacher i've meet so far in my student career

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Very helpfull, and very nice.

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WAY NICE, AWESOME TEACHER

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a very very very very very very nice teacher.

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She's really nice! Her class is hard, but you learn alot.

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Very Good teacher... but very hard

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Go Bio.

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you rock!

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she's ok.... i suppose...

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best teacher at IHS

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