Average 4.83 based on 42 teacher ratings
Lora Novak is an English teacher at Westlake High School located in Westlake Village, California and part of Conejo Valley Unified School District. Lora Novak's 42 teacher ratings contributes to Westlake High School's ranking of 1,125 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Westlake High School is 3.94 stars.
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Literally the nicest teacher I have ever had. Ms. Novak is v smol and v sweet. I love her corny jokes and slight awkwardness. A real gem.

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She's the type of teacher you'd give an apple to on the first day of school.

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I love Novak! She is the most sincere, genuine, and helpful teacher I have ever encountered. She spends extra time helping out anyone who needs it and is always open to new ideas. LOVE HER!!

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She's the best. She's super sweet, lets us sit with our friends, doesn't give too much homework, and prepares even her sophomores for the SAT and college. She complains endlessly about how much we use our phones and makes us do some really irritating assignments, but it's for the best. Love her.

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She's the best English teacher I ever had! All around an an amazing teacher, her lessons are engaging and entertaining while also being very informative. The only downside is now I know what I was missing out on by not also having her in 10H /:

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she knows the subject matter well but that's irrelevant because 12 ap teaches you nothing. i haven't learned a single thing all year except that it's important to have big handwriting. she will attempt to strongarm you into taking the ap test, which is almost as colossal a waste of time as her class. if you need her class to keep your gpa up, good luck staying awake-- bring a fully charged smartphone. otherwise a nice lady who cares about her students.

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Ms. Novak is the best teacher I have ever come in contact with. She is patient and sincere. She cares about each and every student on a deep level. I must agree Ms. Novak is "born to teach", she is a master at what she does. I wish I could stay in her class forever. The knowledge I have gained from her is indescribable and I will owe her for the rest of my life. Never has a teacher sparked my interest in a subject more than Ms. Novak. Ms. Novak is a God.And even this is an understatement.

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Let me refute my initial low rating of Mrs. Novak. I loved her class and have become such a sophisticated writer. My old English teachers basically told me I had no hope, but, thanks to Lora, I have become the best writer of the class. Born to teach!

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Mrs. Novak was obviously born to be a teacher. Her manner of teaching is unparalleled in quality, and she does not give out an impossible workload like the other teachers. I sincerely hope I get her for 12AP..She's an unforgettable person. -Evan S.

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MRS. NOVAK IS A GOD. She is the nicest, most genuine, best teacher I've ever had or known. She lives to teach and it is obvious. I envy all the students she currently has. She cares about ALL of her students and helps each and every one to succeed. I only wish every student in the world could have her as a teacher. She has made the world a better place. I absolutely adore her.

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i kind of feel like i'm not being challenged and the class has been incredibly boring. i know it's only been a month so far, but this is an honors class and i wish there was more enthusiasm from the people in the class as well as a better teaching style from her. so far it's just been "get out your notes" typical bs. let's just hope this doesn't persist. i will say she does try to be enthusiastic and energetic but no matter how hard i try, i can't seem to enjoy this class unlike last year.

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Mrs. Novak is the BEST English teacher you will ever have, hands down. She's intelligent, compassionate, helpful, and cares about each student (contrary to what someone else said, she doesn't choose favorites...all her students are her favorites!). If you get her, count your blessings.

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By far the best teacher I've ever had.

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Has favorites, and bases her essay grades off of whether she like you or not. Unless you are a complete bookworm you will not understand any of her jokes. She will hug certain students in the middle of class. Don't expect to be hugged unless you had her in 10H

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The kindest, most helpful and FUNNY teacher you will ever have. She truly cares about each and every one of her students, and she makes you a wonderful writer, reader, and critical thinker. I really hope I'll get her again for 12AP....Oh, and be sure to participate in the class discussions!

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She is one of the best teachers ever. Love Mrs. Novak. <3

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I graduated USC with honors and had Mrs. Novak for 2 years at Westlake High School (English 10H and 12AP) and I must say that having her as a teacher aptly prepared me for writing at the collegiate level. My writing and literary skills were far superior to many of the other students in my classes.

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Best and most caring teacher I have ever had.

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Nicest teacher on the campus!!!!!

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Wonderful teacher! One of the greatest teachers I have ever had! Entertaining, fun, nice, brilliant...everything one could possibly want in an English teacher.

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Spectacular teacher!

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best teacher i'v had in high school!

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I had her last year, and I have to say that she really helped me improve my writing skills. She's fun, but at the same time, she teaches the material perfectly. I've never met a teacher who could be so concerned about her students. I really hope to have her as a senior!!!

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A wonderful teacher! I LOVE YOU NOVAK!!!

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AWSOMEST TEACHER EVER WHO GENUINELY CARE ABOUT HER STUDENTS! :D

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A good-hearted, knowledgeable teacher who genuinely cares about her students.

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gotta love that novak. better than even the profs i had in college.

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NOVAK IS MY HERO. She is the best teacher you will ever have. She motivates you to read by the amazing class discussions that she holds. Any book you read in her class, you will fall in love with. She will help you in every way possible & she is insanely brilliant. Her class is fun. NOVAKIANS UNITE!

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Ms. Novak is wonderful! It is always great to go to her class and she teaches you so much! She helps you out whenever you need it and you can tell she cares!

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Novak is the best teacher at Westlake.

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She is such an amazing teacher, her calss is so much fun yet you still learn so much! My favorite teacher of all time!

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GODDESS

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One of the best teachers of all time! I am in her debt, and carry the lessons she taught me to this day (in Ohio! Thank you for the wonderful book!)

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Mrs. Novak is so dedicated to her job and to her students. I am so privileged to have her as my teacher!

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Ms. Novak is adorable! She also has a genuine concern for her students, and she is very amusing in the classroom. My favorite teacher of all time!

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Literally the best teacher at this school. She's very helpful if you need to know anything english, just too bad she can't help with the junior term papers.

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I LOVVEEE NOVAK! She is absolutely the sweetest teacher ever, not to mention intellectual. With her brains, she could be a college professor.

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Novak is just awesome! She allows you to speak your mind about books we're studying, and we have a lot of fun at the same time.

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Really nice teacher, helps when needed. Allows pizza parties on final day :D

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So much fun, but still teaches so well.

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