Average 4.28 based on 59 teacher ratings
Maria Tsolka is a Social Studies teacher at Bayside High School located in Bayside, New York and part of 26. Maria Tsolka's 59 teacher ratings contributes to Bayside High School's ranking of 789 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Bayside High School is 4.16 stars.
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She really knows her stuff. she teaches the interesting parts of it in class, but assigns homework that gives you the full understanding. She cares about how your doing and will give extra credit if needed. She's really nice and funny. Definitely do your work so you can ask for a recommendation letter at the end.

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Amazing teacher due to the fact that she knows her material and has a great sense of humor! A+

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Excellent AP Psych Teacher!

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If you take her AP Psychology class be prepared to study a lot on your own. Everything you learn is basically from reading the textbook. She almost never teaches and makes students teach each other instead. This obviously ends up badly since most students cannot teach their topic very well. Lastly, in class, she usually just talks about interesting topics that keep the class engaged, but does not show how it is related to what we are learning.

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Very nice and helpful teacher

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Cool teacher who cares about her students and loves the subject she teaches she had me glued to the lesson bc of the way she involves us in the class :)

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MS Tsolka is an awesome teacher She truly cares about er students and wants them to have a cool experience i her class. Other having learned so much she gives us so many chances to do good in her class.Take her AP Psych class cause its so fun!:)

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Excellent Teacher - knows her stuff and spends extra time helping me for the global regents.

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Ms. Tsolka is a great teacher and she wants students to succeed. She helps every one and is very fair. If you fail her class its cAUSE YOU DON'T STUDY...

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These ratings are true

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A horrible teacher who doesn't teach well and is confusing

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Great history

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Ms. Tsolka is an exceptional teacher. She is awesome because she explains everything in an understanding way, listens to all points of view

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Ms.Tsolka is an upbeat teacher that puts knowledge and fun together to create an awesome class environment. She truly cares about her students and is always looking to help them progress and succeed. Overall if u have the option to take her do it!:)

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Ms. Tsolka is a great teacher who teaches wel land cares :)

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Ms. Tsolka is a great teacher who knows how to teach and makes the class fun and engaging.

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Ms.Tsolka is such a great teacher!!! . She is sweet , intelligent and great at explaining things in a way you can understand. She is willing to help out if you have any questions and gives you many opportunities to achieve in her class but you have to do the work and be responsible as well.

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Ms. Tsolka is one of the best teachers I ever had! She is respectful and treats everyone with kindness.You learn alot in her classes and you will use what you learn in college and in life. She inspired me to work hard and now I got accepted into Stonybrook! Thank You Ms. Tsolka!

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Ms. Tsolka rocks! She is funny and has a nice personality. I am learning alot of stuff in economics and she knows what she is talking about. She is organized and explains things clearly. She is very respectful, a good listener and fair to everyone. She gives you a lot of chances to succeed and if you don't its really your own doing. My friends and I enjoy her class tremendously!

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She is a fantastic teacher who really cares about her students. She is fair and knows her subject thoroughly. She helps you out if you need tutoring or extra credit but its up to us to deliver. I'm glad I have her !

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Ms. Tsolka is the best psych teacher around. Because of her I am majoring in psych. Her class is a lot of fun and you learn so much about what drives people to do what they do...

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Ms. Tsolka is a great government teacher. She knows how to teach and treats us like young adults. She is fair and flexible and take the time to help me and show me how to improve. Thank you Ms. Tsolka!

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Probably one of the most boring teacher you'll ever have. I have her for Part gov and spends most of the class time talking about abortion or other random things and you end up having 15 minutes left for the lesson. Doesnt know what shes talking about half the time (gives very dum analogies). Tells us to write a research paper in MLA FORMAT and she doesnt even know how to do MLA format.

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Ms. Tsolka is an awesome teacher! She is smart, funny and fair. Because of her teachings and lessons I can now open the newspaper and can understand what is going on with our government. She is ver

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Ms. Tsolka is one of the best teachers I ever had. She is prepared and knows many things. I started reading the newspaper because of her teachings . She also is truly caring and reaches out to us

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Ms. Tsolka is a great teacher!. She is down to earth and teaches good. She truly cares about her students and wants them to get ahead and succeed. I am glad I have her this year.

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Great teacher and knows her stuff about govt and psych and she is caring about our future and college. She is fair and you learn alot.

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Awesome govt teacher and a really nice person. You will learn alot. She doesn't tolerate any lazy excuses and she always reminds us that Well done is better than well said -our actions have effects

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Ms. Tsolka is one outstanding teacher - really smart and she knows what she is talking about. I like that she explains hard ideas in easy to understand ways andthe default hws taught meabout responsib

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its true she knows ALOT and is smart. unfortunately, 80% of her class has nothing to do with the government, aka, what we're supposed to be learning. her stories make me think that shes a little ...

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She is a good teacher. She knows her stuff and tries to liven the class up.

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Ms. tsolka is a good caring teacher. She is fair and we learn alot.Thank you Ms. Tsolka!

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i actually like her a lot. if you ask her questions shes ready to help you. She explains a lot of things and yah. i wanna be a psychologist because of her. Her class is interesting.

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she really knows A LOT and is always willing to help if u dont understand something. her lessons r not that helpful, and she does give lots of HW and tests but she gives lots of extra credit too!

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shes okay but she goes off topic sometimes, and she gives way too many tests and outlines!

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Shes and amazinggggggggg teacher and really intelligent, she knows what shes talking about, and for one thing those who rated her badly are the ones who failed her class and are mad about it:)

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shes just a cool teacher who know everything. I don't know why students hate teachers just because they're not satisfied with what they deserve

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i think that she is a really great teacher ... yes she can be boring at times and talk about irrelivant things but overall i really enjoy her class

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guys if you get past your initial feelings of not liking her and just focus on her teaching skills you'll find that she's great! she knows what she's talking about and she can be very funny at times!

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You kids dont know what you are talking about, she is preparing you kids for College, you think college is like hs? this is coming from a former bayside hs graduate, she is a great teacher of psyche and made me interested in Socrates( philosophy )

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I like her but...She rarely fully talks about the lesson. She may start but then completely take a 90 turn to something different.

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she thinks she can read people's mind and knows everything, but the worst thing is that she talks too much about things that's got NOTHING to do with the lesson

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fun class, if you don't care about your grades at all, she uses the same reasoning to explain everything, gets boring after awhile.

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Miss Tsolka is the best teacher!!

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She is a great teacher and understands and can relate to what we go through everyday

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Ms.Tsolka is a very nice person to be around. She is also a understanding teacher.

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tsolka is really cool!! leave her alone!!

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hmm maybe da problem is me ...

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good teacher

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She is very intelectual and at the same time very understanding.

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