Average 3.43 based on 43 teacher ratings
Lois Calo is an English teacher at Desert Vista High School located in Phoenix, Arizona and part of Tempe Union High School District. Lois Calo's 43 teacher ratings contributes to Desert Vista High School's ranking of 118 in Arizona. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Desert Vista High School is 4.19 stars.
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Mrs. Calo is very smart, however she has issues communicating with her students. She has very hard Tests... and if you have her be ready for the pop quizzes. Do not get confused because if you do Mrs. Calo will be very rude to you. This teacher definitely picks favorites.

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She doeant teach anything and yells at us everyday, drop her if you get her. She expects us to already know everything and gets mad when we dont understand.

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If you work hard enough, you can get an A, but she'll spring pop quizzes on you all the time and her tests are super difficult. She grades really hard, especially on essays, and she comes off as super rude. I was going to miss school for a while and asked her about missing work a month beforehand and she just told me to "figure it out myself" and walked away...

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Abolsutely ruined my freshman year. Every time i asked her about something she would give me and answer that had nothing to do with what i asked and I'd repeat it a million times and she'd be no help and i'd be done trying. I fell asleep almost everyday in class because she's so boring. She was so extremely rude and i could not stand her. I recommend switching out of her clas immediately. You will be very very sorry if you don't.

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Great teacher and person. Helps you if you ask for it, and knows what she's talking about.

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She is an alright teacher but her voice is very monotone and it is one of the easiest classes to fall asleep in. She is ok but in my honors freshman English class she is just so boring

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oh lois, she is a tough grader and is not helpful. NEVER ASK ABOUT WHEN SHE WILL BE DONE GRADING or else she will make you late to your next class. she is soo boring and puts me to sleep. if you can manage to stay awake she is kinda helpful. she is the hardest of english teachers and will give more pop quizzes than others. she has favorites so if you REALLY try you can get an A...she laughs at her awful jokes lol. and she probably has a cottage cheese butt (;

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She was pretty cool! I liked her. Even though she was kinda hard at grading and sometimes a bit confusing, she was pretty good. She knew her stuff and if you talked to her and actually payed attention, you would learn. In person, she was really nice. For the people who thought she was mean, its probably because she had to deal with high-schoolers all day long. And you were probably one of them.

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The ratings are probably from freshmen. Mrs. Calo HATES frosh. If you get her as a soph she's actually a pretty good teacher and will go out of her way to make sure you're caught up and stuff. And this is coming from a soph currently failing English

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i fall asleep in every single class. so boring, and she doesn't teach anything.

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Unfortunately NOT as good as she might have been in the past, rather 'religious' which does affect her attitudes and doesn't really like student, so well thats what you get. But I got an A and thats all that counts right?

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she is very dry and her classes are not interesting at all, she gives us to much work and doesnt allow us to think for ourselves, her tests are the complete opposite of what she teaches in class

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She is a great person outside of school and i love her a a person its just i dont know whether her style of teaching is particularly effective

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I like her. Not may people do, but she's a great teacher. I secretly look forward to her class every day:)

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Mrs. Calo is very nice, though her class can be a bit dry at times. Give some sincere effort and you'll get through this class with a good grade.

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Nice person when you talk to her but boring teacher. Doesn't make english interesting or a class i look forward to. Drones on about poems and puts the class to sleep

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sooooo boring

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She is very boring and seems to think her opinion on literature is the only one that matters. She can also be condescending. It's too bad, she's a sweet lady, but an incompetent teacher.

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She yelled at our class for saying bless you when a student sneezed...

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Calo's awesome

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She is a good person, but can be crazy sometimes. She tries to make everyone Christian, and is boring though. She blessed our class once, and really likes Russia. And she does laugh at her own jokes!!

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Quite sleep inducing.she would laugh at her own jokes that made no sense. Good Person, horrible teacher. she doesn't know what she's talking about.

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She is probably the most boring person I've ever met in my life. She doesn't know what shes talking about (in my opinion) and just takes her tests from the other teachers. She laughs at her own un-fun

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Mrs. Calo...eh, go easy on her. Her class is really boring, but she is a really nice person who understands her material. Also yeah, she does laugh at her own jokes...

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Mrs. Calo can be very condescending.
Dry, and sleep-inducing.

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omgzzz. mrs. calo was the best. she was rly nice to me and i rly liked her jokes. she was mean sometimes but only when someone broke the rules. maybe you ppl shudnt break the rules.

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I loved Ms. Calo! I thought all of her jokes in the literature were amazing and I thought that she was just a really great person! She's nice and cares about her students.

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in the begining of the year i hated her, but now she interacts with the class and makes somewhat funny jokes (big step up from her giggling days) she's an awesome teacher once she knows you

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she is a so mean! she is so hard and she doent care about any of her students! she thinks she so funn y and laughs at everything she says and she isnt funny!

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I try not to judge my teachers, but she seems monotonous and has VERY annoying speaking mannerisms, to me anyway. It's still the begining of the year, but so far I'm not impressed

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Humanities is boring, and she doesn't really do much to try and remedy that. Fairly nice, and helpful, though. Just kinda boring.

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If you're planning to take Humanities, GET CRAWFORD. You will regret it with Ms. Calo. She's a nice woman, but makes all literature so boring. She's really uninteresting.

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Calo's pretty cool, Just don't act up in her class or she flips, But if your good(yes, even if you aren't one,the best to do is be a goody for her) She rocks.

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very unimpressive

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The subject she teaches can be a little dry but shes really nice and understanding. I really like her.

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Most teachers dont let you wear your hats. Oh and spark notes is considered CHEATING so you cant really blame her. hahha. Must be from her freshman class.

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She was a cool sub, now she is a teacher.

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it is like she is bi-polar, one moment shes cool, then she just totaly flips her wig, but she doesnt give that much hw and its pretty ez

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She works pretty hard. I think she's fair

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