Average 3.96 based on 41 teacher ratings
Ken Ostrowski is a Science teacher at Huntington Beach High School located in Huntington Beach, California. Ken Ostrowski's 41 teacher ratings contributes to Huntington Beach High School's ranking of 976 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Huntington Beach High School is 4.11 stars.
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Mr. Ostrowski is by far, without question, the best teacher at HBHS. He explains the material very well, although he may go fast and you may have to take a lot of notes. His funny sayings and great sense of humor make up for it though! His grading scale is also great and the homework is not too bad. In his class you will have lots of good laughs and learn a lot of chemistry. In my opinion, Mr. Ostrowski creates the best learning environment unlike any other teacher I've ever had in my life.

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Now Mr.O is a good teacher he as a nice personality butt.. the class can be hard at times. He teaches too fast for my learning type. But i do understand stuff at times and it feels like the world has exploded when i know what to do. And i hate when people talk bad about him behind his back. One good thing is he is a very good person at dealing with the trouble kids.

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I DONT UNDERSTAND ANYTHING IN THIS CLASS. I can tell he's super knowledgable with chemistry but he just gets too impatient with his students and doesn't take the time to thoroughly teach concepts to his class. His lessons are too fast paced and I have to end up teaching myself things on my own. Also, he typically only likes those who have a deep interest in science and expects you to put in all your time for his class

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Definitely deserves more merit than he has. Somehow he's infamous across campus, but he is THE MOST knowledgeable teacher in ALL sciences. He knows things about everything and has gotten students places that are unimaginably awesome. He will always help you if you ask. I hate to say it, but if you don't pay attention in class, you're going to fail. You just suck at this whole school thing if you don't know how to pay attention during class. He is very caring if you are willing to at least try.

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Hes chill but at times he can be such a punk and its so annoying

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Mr. Ostrowski is by far the most dedicated teacher at HBHS. He truly cares about his students, and has demonstrated this by providing amazing opportunities for all his students - past, present, and future. He strives and succeeds in making his classes an interactive experience, where students not only learn the material, but actually understand it. His classes are the gateway for students to pursue their interests in science and he, along with his dedication, is an invaluable asset to HBHS.

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Mr. Ostrowski is the most motivating and dedicated teacher that I have ever encountered. While his teaching is top notch, he goes far beyond the classroom in providing students with unique research and competition opportunities. His door is always open for students to come in for help or even a place to study. Some people may think that he plays favorites, but he really just wants to help those who help themselves. Mr. O puts so much more into his students than any other teacher on campus.

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He is a good teacher who truly cares about his students. His alumni are going to or have graduated from the best schools in the country. AP Chem is difficult, no doubt, but it is worthwhile. He is also the only teacher who allows you to do a research project, aka the exact same thing you do in college! The people who rated him poorly simply did not want to put in the necessary effort to learn from his class. So, in closing, if you care about your future, just take the class.

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An overall great teacher. An Emmy Award winner, he manages to instruct some of the most challenging subjects on the campus, Chemistry and Environmental Science, in ways that keep student engaged.

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he means well. he's funny and his AP chemistry class was amazing and fun! i recommend it to all people thinking of going into it. he can be hard, but you have to be committed... just sayyinnnnn

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APES is difficult material, unless you read the chapter, the barron's book, and the notes. If you take the time to ask him questions, pretty helpful. Great sense of humor if you understand it.

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If you pay attention during the class, do the homework, and skim through the chapter if you don't understand something, you should do fine. It is a difficult class, but if you put in the effort, the p

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not a very good teacher... he defiantly chooses favorites and people to pick on. even really smart kids did terrible on the AP test.. he didnt prepare us at all

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only class to help you get into prestigious universities (trust me) and HE LOVES ASIANS!!!! go fisheads

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funny guy. Self-motivating class. you get what you put in. only cares who's the best for his academic team. Overall, he brings the best academic opportunities here for prestigious bound universities.

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Great teacher..knows the material, very approachable. In APES he has great lectures, and he'll will answer any questions. Take his field trips! Good humor, tons of fun. Loved going to his class :)

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He doesn't have real grades, so its just all about being on his good side. He likes you more if you're asian. He's really entertaining!

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For AP enviro, he actually didn't teach us anything, and his tests are a joke. The field trips and speakers are amazing though. An easy A if he likes you.

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i have questions for those who have taken AP environmental. How hard is it to get an A? Is the class a lot of work? I had mr O for regular chem & he wasn't bad but I'm not sure about his AP class

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Mr O isn't the greatest teacher. He usually expects you to learn the material on your own. But he's a really funny guy.

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I had Mr. O for his AP Environmental class. His tests are impossible, but the labs, guest speakers, and feild trips help tremendously with understanding the course.

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.. i just dont like him.

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an AWESOME teacher

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mr o does not exactly teach as in teaching bc mcweb helps. but mr o will go out of his way if you just ask. expect to have a lower self esteem after you finish his class...lol he is a very very awesome teacher.

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He cares more than I thought humanly possibly about science. He says hes a nice guy but hes really not that helpful, hes funny and great to be around. MC web is the real class teacher though, and it does a great job, math->science->technology

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mr o is really really cool hes the funniest person alive but i hate MCwebs and CPRs! and the tests are really hard

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Great guy. He can teach. Take this class only if you really want to learn. His MCWebs and CPRs are a pain. You'll learn alot, but expect to put MUCH EFFORT. You'll enjoy his humor.

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he's an awesome guy and really fun person. Take his class you'll learn alot and have a lot of fun too!!

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the coolest teacher i every had! but very hard

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don't take ap chem. you won't pass the test. take regular chem. it is easy and he is a really funny guy. do pal, because then you can make fun of him and he won't yell at you for it. never go to his class stoned. he will probably know and call you out.

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this guy is awesome...he actually teaches stuff to u even though sum ppl think its not cool to learn...he has a new and interesting way of teachin...he's tons of fun!!

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Not the best teacher. CPR was largely a waste of time (and could be abused, as it was when there were tight deadlines). MCWeb is a great tool (I actually remember and learn), but he should go over the lesson FIRST before assigning MCWeb.

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If he is going to use mcweb he should at least teach us how to do it. But, I'm not sure he knows how. He needs to teach instead of using other resources.

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Egotistical, but he does let his zero period out early.

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awesome guy! funny, interesting, and good teaching

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great teacher.

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Funny, funny guy. The whole voice inflection thing was a nice wake up during zero period.

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