Average 4.58 based on 30 teacher ratings
Maureen Leong is a retired Math teacher at South Lake Middle School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District. Maureen Leong's 30 teacher ratings contributes to South Lake Middle School's ranking of 1,132 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at South Lake Middle School is 4.26 stars.
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She was an awesome teacher, and her class was easy, if you did your homework, and showed work. Also, she coached the math team well. Unfortunately, she didn't prepare me for Uni-level math classes in Algebra 1.

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I can understand why people might find her scary, but truthfully, she's one of the best teachers ever.
Even after moving on from South Lake, she's one of the teachers that pop up in my mind when i think of an awesome teacher.
She knows what she's teaching and knows how to make it fun. The people who don't try at all aren't going to do well, but that just further proves that she's doing her job correctly. In other words, to do a good job, you're gonna have to try, but it;s worth it. Trust me.

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While I was at South Lake, I dreaded going to her class bc she was so specific with how you did things and her tests were so hard. 2nd semester though, I caught on to what I had to do and ended up with a 99% in the class! I'm so happy I had her, because her specific ways of writing the answer has helped me so much in high school now-I can always clearly check back and rarely make stupid mistakes anymore. Now I'm in AP Calculus, and still I thank her mentally for teaching how to do things right!

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Mrs. Leong is the best math teacher ever. I had her for algebra and honors geometry. She was very caring for each student. She made sure everyone understood the topic and would spend time with those who didn't. She was hilariously sarcastic and as long as you did your work and you didn't do dumb things, her class was very enjoyable. Test days were the worst but she made sure you were calm before it. Lastly, for the person below me, yes. She did love her geometry class. GOLDEN SPRAY BOTTLE FTW!!

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Ms. Leong scared the cr*p outta me when I went to South Lake, she can be SO intimidating. But now that I'm in freshman year I find myself kinda missing her class sometimes. Grades a lot more specifically than other teachers would, and makes sure you actually do your homework correctly (checks people's notebooks, makes them show their hw under the doc cam, etc.) which is why I usually did my homework. I was in Algebra 1 but I think she absolutely loved her Geometry kids.

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I heard nice things about her in the past, but it is probably time for her to retire.

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I think she kinda burned out from all those years of teaching. I mean she's funny and nice, but she isn't as dedicated as she used to be. :/

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Mean and cruel. Very moody and doesn't know how to teach

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She's really nice and helpful. If you got her, your really lucky. In order to get an A in this class, just pay attention and look for key words. Anything that you don't get, ask her right away.

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It's Obvious she enjoys teaching and she cares about each and every one of her students!

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Best Teacher EVER!!! Although she is sometimes strict, she also likes to have fun with it. It makes me more interested, and makes math much fun

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She is an amazing teacher! She even manages to incorporate her humor into class everyday and bring everyone's moods up while still teaching.

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I am a seventh grader in her class; she is GREAT! She is funny, nice, and smart. She won many awards for the school and let me just repeat -- her teaching is phenomenal. I learned more in her class than all my other teachers combined.

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Amazing teacher, lots of clarity, and she helps you out ALOT. Excellent teacher, but avoid the spray bottle :3 Although she can be really annoying, it's all because she's trying to get you to learn. Very good in the long run :D

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I'm a seventh grader in her class this year. AMAZING teacher! She is nice to everyone, as long as you're nice to her. Mrs. Leong is one of those teachers who loves to talk to students, and is involved on campus. Just pay attention on her tests and all will be well! WARNING: Avoid the spray bottle. xD

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She's definitely one of my favorite teachers of all time. She helped me a lot and my scores have improved. She is hilarious and amazingly witty. She's also really helpful and a great teacher. She tells you exactly what you need to know and how to do it. Amazing teacher. I'm going to miss her for sure.

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She knows what she's doing all the time, and will always help you if you don't get something, whether its in tutorial or literally in the middle of class. She's quick and witty so she might poke fun at ppl, but that's because they DESERVE it. Just be sweet and she's sweet back :)

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She is a very great teacher. I have enjoyed her class and she has made math much more humorous, and easy

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GCF is your BFF! That is always what she tells us now. I think she is a great teacher!

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OMG I love Mrs. Leong! She is such a great teacher! I miss her so much in high school! The math teachers is high school do not compare to how great of a teacher she is!

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SHE IS REALLY FUNNY. HOWEVER, I GET REALLY IRRITATED WHEN SHE FINISHES HER SENTENCE SAYING 'MMM K?'

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I think she is a great teacher. Her classes are really helpful and she is so easy to understand. I'm so glad that i have her for a second year.

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love her! her classes are a little boring but i mean its math. but shes very nice and pretty cool. having her for a second year is fantastic!

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She is awsome. I have her for Algebra and she really knows what she's talking about. SHe also kids around and makes fun of people in a funny way. I'm gonna miss that class.

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good teacher but i hate math

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good teacher, i learned a lot from her. arguably the best teacher i had at south lake

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Awesome teacher, always fair with awarding points on test, very nice and funny.

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Kinda hard, lots of work. BUT IS VERY VERY helpful. A really good teacher.

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a very organized, effective and fair teacher

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She's the BEST teacher...always clear in explanations and lotza feedback~

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