Boppana is an incredibly tough teacher, has very high expectations, and has what can be best described as tough love. She's notorious for having literally the toughest course in the school, with incredibly low first semester grades and an extremely tough grading policy. Under normal situations she would be rude and abrasive with a ridiculous and impractical method of teaching. In many ways, she is the reason that I regret signing up for this course junior year, and not a day goes by that I look longingly at Mr. Nugent's room in hopes that he can rescue me. It's not often that you find yourself hoping for the company of a sometimes-explosive Navy veteran, because he is more peaceful than a middle aged Indian woman.
Still, her method of teaching SOMEHOW WORKS. I don't know how I'll do in her company, but statistics show that Churchill has 5.6x as many 5s on the AP exam than the national average. Former students swear by her effectiveness, and she has equal amounts of respect and fear in the Churchill student community.
She doesn't play by the rules, but she gets results. Boppana is a stereotypical police movie. She puts Marine basic training to shame. I hope to Moses that Nugent will take me in next semester, but I will live if I stay in Boppana.
But no teacher is without flaws. Boppanas flaws are more obvious. She is extremely unforgiving to those who slip up, she brings students to tears regularly, and she is not entirely human. Let the record of this young reviewer state that Boppana may be a lizard in disguise, without empathy, forgiveness, or any sense of the term "positive reinforcement".
To those like me who now close the day with Boppana and her torture chamber, I wish you all Godspeed, and hopefully we may persevere. Show More Show Less
06/02/13 - i have never experienced such torture in my life, she picked on me everyday and made me feel terrible about myself. she pushed me into quitting a sport that i cherished and she blamed my parents for my poor grades in school. ive gone through a lot these past 3 years and my grades reflect that but it is none of her concern to yell at me about that infront of all my other peers. she made me not want to go to school and she made me want to die. she made me feel like im useless. terrible teacher. Show More Show Less
01/31/13 - She is honestly the best teacher I've ever had. The class is A LOT of work, but she's available at 5:45 AM EVERY DAY. The only teacher crazy enough to do that haha. She isolates your weaknesses and pushes you to better them. Show More Show Less
12/13/11 - She teaches Chemistry "backward" ,20 ch first ,then 19 ch,18 ch,.....The class used whole period to solve "one" question so many times. She does not know how to teach totally. The only thing she did is threaten students. Show More Show Less
09/26/11 - Mrs. Boppana's class made me cry more than any other class ever has and probably more than any other class every will. That being said, all of my friends in college are now jealous that I haven't taken notes in weeks and don't study at all and everything just comes so easy to me because of how great of a teacher she was. While you might hate her cl Show More Show Less