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Kelli Hagan Edit

Based on 23 Ratings
Chemistry Teacher at Palo Alto High School
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Aug 10, 2014 worst teacher at paly. chem students are lucky she's taking a "leave of absence" Flag Rating

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Jun 04, 2014 It's obvious Ms. Hagen read her reviews and tried to improve. I think she did a good job. As long as she hasn't answered your question (in the lecture or the directions), she'll answer it. Generally, she's nice (except lab 7) and knows her stuff. Flag Rating

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May 13, 2014 Took chem H, obtained an A- with little difficulty. She posted powerpoints online and I found her helpful on the occasions I visited her during tutorial. Her dress was quirky and fun to watch... not sure what people are complaining so much about. Flag Rating

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Mar 27, 2014 Exams are fair, if you do the homework. She knows quite a bit I think, but seems kind of lazy, and uncooperative. She doesn't seem to want to help most students, except ones she likes, and is reluctant to give back earned points on assignments. Flag Rating

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Mar 04, 2014 SHE IS USELESS AND HER EXAMS ARE HARD. HER ICE CREAM DOESN'T EVEN TASTE GOOD Flag Rating

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Jan 03, 2014 Ms. Hagen was one of the worst teachers I've ever had. She never explains the material clearly and always gets defensive when someone points out her mistake. Her labs were hard and irrelevant and people would cheat on tests because she couldn't teach the material. I somehow ended up getting an A- in her class after getting tons of help. Overall, bad teacher and super harsh grading. Flag Rating

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Dec 03, 2013 i dont understand what all the hate on ms. hagen is about... she is nice, cool, and gives exams that reflect the lecture. If you are struggling in her class, you probably dont like her, and she is not easily available for extra help, but if you pay attention during the lectures you will do ok. also, she hands out her lecture notes. in the most blatantly obvious way possible, she is telling you what is on the test. Her labs are ok as long as you follow the format. Flag Rating

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Nov 13, 2013 Didn't like her. Had her for chemistry last year. Flag Rating

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Oct 20, 2013 No Comment. Flag Rating

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Oct 20, 2013 Might as well be an online course. Never available to talk and isn't helpful at all. Flag Rating

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Oct 20, 2013 My daughter was in her AP chemistry class last year. She genuinely did not care about any of her students and her curriculum is made of packets made 20 years ago. Worst teacher at PALY Flag Rating

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Jul 02, 2013 The course is well organized and the content is interesting. However Ms Hagen does not come off as a good teacher:
- She genuinely does not care about students. I got an F on several tests and she never approached me or my parents to figure out how I could improve.
- When asked about a point taken off on the test, she gets on the defensive and ignores people or makes them feel bad about asking in the first place.
- She does not provide clear explainations and hopes the smart students got it
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Apr 28, 2013 We did a lab in her class where the class average was a 30/50. The very next lab, she completely screws us over on the class data that SHE enters and refuses to respond to any of the emails that her students send to her. She seems to take pleasure in seeing her students do badly, and almost never helps her students, even when she says herself that chemistry is not an easy subject. Not a terribly hard class, but you're screwed if you're someone who needs to talk to their teacher a lot. Flag Rating

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Apr 19, 2013 She's my Chem Honors teacher, and because of her I HATE chemistry. She must've held a personal grudge against me (picking favorites? Maybe, but I wasn't one of them) or something, because she never answered my questions when I needed help. On labs/activities, she's really unreasonable, and takes points off for the tiniest things; good luck asking for those points back, she's not going to acknowledge if you're right, ever. Sure, she knows her stuff, but she's unfair in grading.

Have fun.
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Apr 22, 2012 I have her for Chem H. She knows her subject, but can't explain it very well, and is unwilling to give individual help. LOTS of students in her class have tutors at the ARC. She often tests us on material she may have mentioned once during the entire unit. No study guides (except for finals). She doesn't particularly like students in general. She takes off points for unreasonable and tiny things. We aren't allowed to type labs. Hw is very easy though. She's organized too. Easy class. Flag Rating

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Nov 21, 2011 Although I think Ms. Hagen is very nice, she often provides students misleading information, and I don't think she is very knowledgeable about her subject. Often, she gets defensive when one implies s Flag Rating

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Aug 25, 2011 Ms. Hagen had us do this lab and she told us that she wouldn't help us and we had to guess a procedure and miraculously all reach the same conclusion. She's super strict and really scary and overall r Flag Rating

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Jun 25, 2011 Chem is a hard class but if you have Hagen its enjoyable. She makes jokes and obviously makes an effort to keep your attention. She is passionate about chem as welll as her students. Great Teacher Flag Rating

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Mar 28, 2011 Excellent teacher. Clear, fair and organized. Seek her out if you need help. Anyone who gave a low rating is probably getting a bad grade and trying to take it our on her. Do your work and you'll do o Flag Rating

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Mar 18, 2011 Great teacher! Helpful and really ccol! Plus, she plays awesome music! Flag Rating

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Mar 01, 2011 such an amazing teacher for chemistry A.
hels you out so much. get her on your good side and she'll pick on u less. isn't really helpful on labs and acitivities but on everything else shes really help
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Feb 18, 2011 mediocre chem teacher @ best - unfortunetly probably the best chem teacher in the school Flag Rating

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Feb 15, 2011 She's sick. She's a hurdler and plays good music when we're doing labs. She's also a fair teacher and will give you extensions and extra help if you approach her. Flag Rating