Average 4.24 based on 61 teacher ratings
Patty Fowler is a Biology teacher at Scripps Ranch High School located in San Diego, California and part of San Diego Unified School District. Patty Fowler's 61 teacher ratings contributes to Scripps Ranch High School's ranking of 1,362 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Scripps Ranch High School is 3.81 stars.
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I was in her AP Biology class. I got a high B first semester, and a low A second semester. Fowler is definitely very knowledgable on the subject, but sometimes she goes a little fast during class. READ THE CHAPTERS IN THE BOOK BEFORE IT IS COVERED IN CLASS. It may take an extra 30-45 minutes, but it is completely worth it because the lectures make so much more sense. Tests are difficult, but she prepares you for the AP test well. Make sure to study super hard for the midterm/final. Good luck!

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AP Biology is VERY difficult. The tests are EXTREMELY challenging. Unless you really enjoy and have a passion for Biology, don't take AP Bio. It takes TONNES of time if you expect an A, and a B is pretty easy as long as you read the chapters(YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO READ THE CHAPTERS). She prepares you for the AP test well, but it is not worth it unless you plan to go into a field of Biology. It takes time away from other classes, and you will regret taking the class within the first week.

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Ms. Fowler is an amazing and helpful teacher for AP Bio. My suggestion is that you read the textbook thoroughly and MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE READING. There is a lot of textbook chapter work and labs that might seem tedious and useless, but they really help on her tests and the AP exam! Everything she says and makes students do is to help students succeed in her class and on the AP test. Just try your best and give this class a lot of time. ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS!!

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cutest little lady ever! had her for regular bio and the class was a JOKE. she is an amazing ap bio teacher though and most of her students pass the ap exam. i love her daily jokes

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she is an amazing teacher, but the class as a whole is definitely the most difficult class i have ever taken. Her intellect is unreal but she has to go through topics quickly because of the lack of time before AP testing. It is very easy to fall behind, but the workload is understandable and doable. the hardest part are the multiple choice tests..feel blessed when you get an essay. Study hard, work hard, you can do this. Also, try not to compare yourself to other people in the class. you do you!

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Lovely, funny teacher- love her jokes!

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Alright, I had Ms. Fowler last year for AP Bio. She has an amazing pass rate for the AP exam and is clearly very knowledgeable about biology. If you are confused, ASK QUESTIONS and she'll be able to answer them. You MUST do the textbook reading and make sure you understand it FULLY. To be completely honest, I was her top student that year so I may be biased. But my main advice is to DO THE WORK AND MAKE SURE YOU ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND THE MATERIAL. Half-understanding will not cut it in this class.

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Am I the only that can't stand when she tries to act cute? She definitely has favorites, and btw she will never learn your name. It is literally a miracle when she says someone's name. Not even kidding. Also she prepares you for the wrong AP exam because she clearly hasn't had her exams reflect changes to the entire AP curriculum. Absolutely ridiculous.

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I'll give her this, she is a very smart woman. However, she is pretty much a UC-style teacher meaning she has limited accessibility, and the few that can get out the most of her class are usually the top students who have older siblings she's also liked.

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She's so smart and sweet. She may be insistent, but she knows what's best and is willing to work with you whenever you need.

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I ADORE Mrs. Fowler for Reg Bio! Super sweet, charming, funny, and very knowledgeable. You're lucky if you have her!!!

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LOVE HER for reg Bio. Super sweet, makes learning fun, you're lucky if you have the wonderful, screeching, Mrs Fowler.

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Mrs. Fowler is a super caring teacher. Yes, her AP Biology class is challenging...It's AP BIOLOGY, it SHOULD BE. She prepares her classes to pass the AP exam, and she does an excellent job!

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Wow I don't honestly think she connects well with students, she's smart but not pleasant, she's also a little rude.

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I am not going to lie, AP Bio is hard, but it is do-able. Ms. Fowler really cares about us learning and is always there to help anyone who needs help. If you are willing to do the work take the class, it has been the best class I have taken in High School, hands down.

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Terrible Teacher. Extremely biased. All she cares about are her test results and how she looks to her bosses. Does not care about students or the impact she has on their future. Stay away. Take any other teacher or class.

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Mrs. Fowler is absolutely amazing! Her class is challenging but if you put the work in it is wonderful - my favorite class of the year, hands down.

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Best Bio teacher !!!

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She is clear and funny. Tough class but it has sure helped in college, freshman bio has been easy.

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I love Mrs. Fowler. Why? Because she's extremely intelligent, she has a super dry, witty sense of humor, and she likes anyone who does their work and respects others around them.

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I'm in regular biology, and I love it! It's super easy, just pay attention and do the packets. She's so nice and funny and I haven't actually enjoyed a science in... ever! She always cracks jokes and lets you chew gum/eat.

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a lot of people love her, but i dont know why people love her

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She's an awesome teacher and makes things really fun. The only bummer is that her class is super duper hard.

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Mrs. Fowler is an awesome teacher! I have learned so much in her class, she makes it fun. We do a lot of labs, and she really wants to make sure everyone understands. She has a great sense of humor, and makes lectures that may seem boring fun and interesting, I would definatley reccommend Mrs. Fowler as a teacher!

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Greatest person but class it hard.

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A hard class but she is one of the nicest teacher and tries hard to make sure you understand.

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If you don't take AP Biology with Ms. Fowler, then you are missing out. Great personality, kind-hearted, always helpful. Challeging course, but well worth it. Without a doubt, one of the best teachers

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I love Ms. Fowler. Science has never been my subject, but this year was great. It's a lot of homework, so this is the class to drop if you don't have time. Most have a good grade by end of semester.

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Terrific teacher; perfect combination of helping you understand and not caring if you don't care. Contributes largely to making science interesting for me.

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hard class Great teacher fowler rocks she is funny and super clear

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Easily one of the best teachers on campus. Her class is dynamic and entertaining, and she works nonstop to help her students, whether through tutoring or any extra help you need.

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I <3 Mrs. Fowler!!!!! Mrs. Fowler is so fun to be around...everyone should get to know her because she is funny, intelligent and truly cares about her students.

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Amazing teacher and person...seriously you guys, you should get to know her. Class wasn't as hard as most people say, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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A great personality, you can tell she really know what she's talking about, but sometimes has trouble conveying that to the students (but that could be the students' fault)

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AP Bio is RELE hard, so if you dont like science or are really bad at it, DO NOT take that class

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Absolutely a fantastic teacher. I learned an incredible amount of information and her personality is great. Voice is annoying at first but got used to it fast

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Patty is so cool! I thought AP Bio was going to be a hard class to comprehend, but Patty broke down all the hard parts to their simplest form, cells.

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Your period was one of the best! Helped me pass the AP Bio test with flying colors

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You are a really great teacher! I learned everthing about biology from you and was fortunate to experience it with you. Love, Your Favorite Student.

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She's interesting...her voice can get in the way of sleeping sometimes...

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Her class is tough, but she's a great teacher! She really cares about her students. :)

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Not going to lie, AP Bio was tough, she helped me as much as she could for such a difficult subject, related to her quirky and deranged sense of humor :)

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I had her last year for AP Bio, not the best teacher, but she's the coolest person ever. Visit her!

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She's one of the most authentic and cool teachers you will find. weird but in teh coolest way possible

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She makes ya laugh!

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Mrs. Fowler is one of the best teachers I have had the honor of having. She's extremely dedicated to her teaching. She made me change my major to Biology! :)

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I never understood a thing she explained but I also never did the reading.

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I had Ms. Fowler for Biology 1-2 my sophomore year, and I found it really fun and interesting. She keeps your attention with her bubbly personality!

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She's so nice! She is always willing to help you out with stuff - both in class and after school. Also, the notes are really helpful.

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what a horrible teacher

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i'm gonna fail the AP test

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We love you, Mrs. Fowler!!

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She's really nice just not the best teacher

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