Very good caring teacher. Involved in extracurricular activities too. Wrote part of the book she teaches from. Teaches cal reasoning.
Makes physics fun.
Ms. Cao is the sweetest person and teacher ever, and it literally made me cried when she cried in class today because a parent complained about Ms. Cao calling her child "stupid." Ms. Cao is hard on us, but nothing she says is out of hate but love and wanting us to be well and learn. She is one of the greatest teachers ever and has an amazing grasp of physics. Her class and the labs are interesting. Her class is extremely hard if you have issues with math and science and for everyone honestly
I love Ms. Cao. Unlike what someone else said, she can actually speak English and it is understandable unless you're completely ignorant or just not paying attention. It is best to be strong in mathematics if you choose to take her class.
Awesome teacher very knowledgeable
Ms. Cao does not know how to teach high school students. She does not know how to communicate with students and encourage students.
She knows physics very well and is a nice teacher, but there is a bit of a language barrier. If you don't have a decent physics background before taking her class you're going to struggle a lot.
Hello, I'm going to put myself out here in defense of one of my favorite teachers of all time: Mrs. Lai Cao. But first let me introduce myself. Hi, I'm ranked 3rd in the class of 2013, I'm captain of the soccer team, I was on her science bowl team and for a little while part of her science olympiad team. My main distinction though. I'm white. The person below me (v) is somewhat correct about Mrs. Cao: By all means, she will inspire and challenge you. However she will do this no matter your race
Ms. Cao is a polarizing figure. You'll find her fans who will tell you about how fun, smart, and helpful she is. You'll also find others who will say she's mean, her accent unintelligible, and unhelpful. They were probably the ones she made fun of. She is a serious favoritist, so don't get on her bad side, but she does genuinely care about her students enough to run a lot of things like Science Olympiad, NHS, and robotics at the school. Get to know her.
Don't take this class if you're bad at math, as you won't understand what's going on, since this is a challenging, comprehensive introductory physics class. If you enjoy solving problems, you will enjoy her homework and tests. Her homework guides you into figuring out the concepts by yourself, which is the best way to learn physics. Occasionally, the answers on the homework are wrong and she makes logical errors in lecture, but generally this is an inspiring and fun class for problem solvers.
I personally love her and she is very sweet but I understand where the bad ratings are coming from. Most of the times the tests do correspond with lectures and homework but are still very hard. Study
Needs to be more aware of class dynamics. No one knows whats going on and she's oblivious. Practice and tests DO NOT correspond and she is not always fair. Beware!
She tends to fall off of curriculum, and is poor at helping individual students. Her homewrok barely relates to her tests. Poor performers will be scrutinized by their physical defects. Poor teacher.
Well if you study hey, you will do fine, but on her tests she gives you different situations of problems that you have never done in class, which is really annoying.
Cao is awesome, decent teacher, and a real nice lady.
Cao is hilarious! I really don't understand her half the time, but it's funny when she calls
Great teacher-funny too. Class is easy if you just pay attention.