Average 4.2 based on 42 teacher ratings
Karen Yoshihara - Ha is an English teacher at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School located in Rolling Hills Esta, California. When comparing Karen Yoshihara - Ha's ratings to other teachers in the state of California, Karen Yoshihara - Ha's ratings are above the average of 4.15 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is 3.92 stars.
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Impossible class. Such a great teacher, though. I'm sad she's gone.

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LOVE her! one of the best teacher's i've had and the sweetest person. she's definitely tough but come on it's english 3 honors. it's not impossible to get an A it just takes a lot of work. a great learning experience and preparation for college

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LORDDDDDDDD... freaking insane. taking the 9th grade block w/ her was the biggest mistake i've ever made in my life. literally. she's too hard of a teacher to be teaching freshman.

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I can't believe that shes leaving us this year. She is the best teacher that you could possibly have. The best English teacher I know of.

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one of the worst teachers ive had in highschool..so unfair, picks favorites, and gives mindless busywork. not helpful in preparing for AP courses that you'll take later on.

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Freakin impossible class, great teacher though, you learn alot, and you write alot, but you still learn alot, and you read alot.

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she's nice, but i like when a teacher upright says something. she just acts all sweet when she insults you.

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Very challenging, but you learn grammar and MLA like the back of your hand. She hates being called "Mrs. Yoshi" but doesn't mind "Mrs. Yosh." What's wrong with

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very fun and very nice...but HARD

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She thinks for every one of her students. She favors some students slightly but she is very cool and hip. She destroys the teacher-student nervousness :)

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mrs. yosh is very very fair. i never felt like any of my essays were unrightfully graded. sometimes, i even felt like she gave me a break! miss krogh has more of a jekyll and hyde personality, mrs. yosh is awesome! shes very helpful with essays, and some

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wow, its so much work but its sooooo worth it. shes an incredible teacher.

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Lots of room for expression and growth. Super nice and understanding. The best!

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I don't have the block, but my friend told me she's a good teacher, with minor flaws.

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I love the class, I hate the students around me. Just shut up and quit whining. It's not that bad.

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a jekyll and hyde personality: grading style is harsh, but she'll keep class environment relaxed and let literary opinions be heard: worth it! lots of growth.

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if you like art, then you'll like this class. lots of time-consuming projects. creativity and organization are critical

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Extremely high-strung, but fun to know her outside of class. Class is harder than anything else but all worth it if you work hard. Picks favorites.

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When you're finished with her class, she'll help you sooooo much with college recommendations and stuff.

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fun! really hard though...weak=me...had to transfer out ToT

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worked SO HARD to get an A this first semester-harsh grading, awesome person

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great teacher 2 bad i had to transfer 2nd sem.

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awesom teacher--the best i've had...taught me a lot, always there for me

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pretty selective in grading and her class is not very helpful

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she is way too picky; too much pointless busywork

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she's a good teacher, but i swear to God, she has a Jekyll and Hyde personality

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She prepares students best for next level, which I teach!

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Difficult to get an A or B, very nice, not enough lecturing (too much busywork)

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really hard class but it's a lot of fun

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very nice but almost impossible to get an A

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She's so hard but impossible to hate because of her enthusiasm. Makes you smile

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her extreme kindness makes up for her incredibly hard class its hard to keep a B

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she's ok. pretty hard. seems kinda fake sometimes. learn a lot tho =)

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very nice but very hard class

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a truly caring person. great teacher. fun projects. too much fluff hw

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discouraging because it's hard but it's interesting. so is her voice...

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she's hard yes. but she's so nice and gives you so much!

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Very effective teaching. Comfortable environment that encourages discussion.

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Difficult, but worthwhile. She truly cares about her students

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Many assignments have no educational worth or meaning. Lots of filler work.

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College-level work for a 9th grade class. Nice person though.

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One of the most challenging teachers there is, but you learn a lot And shescool

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Palos Verdes Peninsula High School is located in Rolling Hills Esta, California with an average teacher rating of 3.92 stars. When comparing Palos Verdes Peninsula High School's teachers to other teachers in the state of California, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School's teachers are below the average of 4.15 stars. Palos Verdes Peninsula High School ranks 752 amongst all High Schools in the state of California. Learn More