Average 3.79 based on 41 teacher ratings
Katherine Melvin is a Science teacher at Lowell High School located in San Francisco, California and part of San Francisco resident. Katherine Melvin's 41 teacher ratings contributes to Lowell High School's ranking of 1,338 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Lowell High School is 3.93 stars.
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She is an interesting one. The way she teaches is not even like lectures its more like stories or talking to you as a person not just a student. Even though I was just looking for an easy Ap, she really changed the way I look at the environment now. She truly wants all her students to pass and prepares them for the AP exam its your choice to cooperate.

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Class of 03. Ms Melvin was the best teacher I ever had at Lowell. Sarcastic, extremely opinionated, and might even quote Simpsons lines from time to time. Those are all positive qualities, btw. The connection I feel for her class goes beyond words.

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DO NOT SLACK OFF. She has extra credit options which are very helpful. She has a lot of easy points option. If ur looking for an AP this is the one. Reading the chapter once is enough. My test average was 70% cause I had a lot of APs It's good

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she expects everything and doesn't give you the tools necessary for anything. if you like copying vocab out of the book, take her. otherwise don't take her. Or APES

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One of the best teachers I've ever had. She'll help you if you go for help. Intense class, hard to slack off in but you learn a lot. Labs are interesting and she connects w/ students. One of the best!

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One of the best teachers that I've experienced in 16 years of schooling!

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Although I graduated in 2008, I still am struck by how amazing of a teacher she was. She connected w/ her students and made sure everyone understood. One of the few teachers I actually liked there.

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Very good teacher. Probably one of the only teachers at lowell that actually teachers for you to learn. Kids need to understand how she teaches--she's very straight to the point, and wastes no time. if you are slow, and don't like the truth, then you won't like the class. i love the way she teaches,

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She knows her material well. I didn't do much intensive studying for the AP at all. Massive AP FRQ drills weekly. If you fail test, it's not the end of the world. Ask her for help.

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Condescending, abrasive, sarcastic, and judgmental

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Ms. Melvin is generally a good teacher. She's very clear in her lectures; definitely a good teacher to take in the morning because her lectures always use the words "happy shiny people." But she gives a lot of work for labs and her tests are only bearable if you study.

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Great teacher for APES! really drills you hard. All labs and work is bearable. Very easy to raise grade and very big curve on grades. I really want to take her again..

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Ms. Melvin is the bestest teacher EVER!! i really enjoy her APES class.. she is so funny and her lectures are relly informative, clarifying, and not boring.. you just have to actually read the book and study for the tests and u can get an A...its really stressful when we have 7 labs going all at 1ce

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Simply the best science teacher at Lowell. Must take for APES or MS.

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Ms. Melvin is an absolutely fabulous teacher. You can't go wrong with her as a teacher for any class! Not only does she know how to teach well, but she makes the material fun and understandable. I highly recommend her.

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Shes a great teacher who knows the material and will make sure u learn. she teaches alot throught labs which r fun and relate well to the material. one of my favorite classes her lectures are pretty fun too its good to participate in class even if u dont know the answer just have an opinion on the question

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I adore Ms. Melvin!! i think she is a great teacher and i really understand the material she teaches. in her lectures, she always adds stories that really help me understand. she is not neccesarily an easy teacher(her tests are hard) but you learn. I would reccomend her without a doubt! (and it pays off because i have an A in her class, and i actually know the material)

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a really easy teacher. she loves labs, lots of labs. but shes a really nice person and an extremely easy B. even if you fail her tests, you can still get a b. take her labs seriously.

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She's pretty fun, but don't take her class too lightly. The little quizzes and labs may seem easy, but you have to put some effort into them. And her tests are pretty hard, only ten questions that covers 4-6 chapters and she moves very quickly, 1-2 chapters a week. Her final was easy second semester-it was a board game. Overall, she's fun and you learn a lot.

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she definitely knows her stuff. class is very fun, especially the labs. yeah, she's sarcastic and it's hard to ask her a question, but if you listen during her lectures, you'll get a good grade on her exams. plenty of opportunity for extra credit.

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i took her for bio and it was my favorite class of the day. lots of labs. most of the work is busy work so you dont have to think very hard. 10pt quizzes every week, super easy. essay test every grading period, you must study for these! hella cool cuz she lets you out early and makes quality jokes. dude she is laid back, but dont take her if you cant put a little effort in the class. otherwise she is a good bet. she isnt the easiest bio teacher, but it could be worse.

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OMG what are you guys all talkign about?! she has got to eb the coolest etacher at Lowell and she actually knows hwo to teach her subject. she makes it fun for you too with all the labs she does.Ms. melvin is teh roxor!

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Wonderful and eays teacher; but A LOT of work. pratically do everything she asks and A. Lectures are great, but are touched with sarcasm and attitude. Moved fast, learn a lot.

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FUN CLASS, moderate tests, she tries to make them easy. She knows her stuff, and shares our hate for the biology book =)

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BEST TEACHER! Gotta take her, she is the best/ don't listen to all the other ratings! she is the best teacher/ she is so cool

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A LOT of homework, one chapter per week with questions and notes and a quiz plus 2 labs a week. bio class was hard, and she has attitude w/ sarcasm.

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cool teachers, makes references all the time. exams & finals way hard!!!!!!!!!

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OMG, SHE IS SOOOO EASY. HER TESTS ARE EASY CUZ SHE GIVES U HINTS DURING THE TEST. SUPER NICE, WAY COOL, I TOOK HER FOR BIO AND GOT AN A WITHOUT OPENING THE BK. YOU SHOULD TAKE HER!

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Had her for APES. I got a 5 on the exam, but I scored really high on the diagnosistic test too. Didn't learn much. She talks down to you.

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she can be nice and funny but sometimes criticizing. watch out for the web grading system there are errors.

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tests are hard. has attitude problems. never has time to help students. although she has great knowledge of the subject and is a pretty good teacher..

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boring lecture and will pick on certain people. her tests are kinda hard but the grading system is ok if u finish all your work. personality needs work.

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Ummm... AP Enviro... BORING! Pointless! Doesn't even give you college credit! If youre not about saving the environment, DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS!

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good teacher...fun labs...boring lectures

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shes a good teacher..talks alot..shes been around [[places not ppl]]..shes a hard grader but a good teacher...i like her...she can be mean though... =l

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tough stuff but very fun class. Just be prepared for sarcasm and some attitude

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She's awesome! She's funny and interesting, even if the tests are hard. there is very little hmk and fun labs

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She expects too much from the little information she gives you. You have long labs to type up every night, and leaves everything very unclear.

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She may be the most fun science teacher around, but has some sarcasm issues....

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