Average 4.37 based on 20 teacher ratings
Rieko Murphy is a Languages teacher at Amador Valley High School located in Pleasanton, California and part of Pleasanton Unified School dISTRICT. Rieko Murphy's 20 teacher ratings contributes to Amador Valley High School's ranking of 986 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Amador Valley High School is 4.09 stars.
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its literally the easiest class next to PE at amador. i dont know how to speak japanese even though ive taken the class for three years but ive had an A+ for all three years lol. the prequiz is literally the same as the quiz and you can literally buy your grade (give her ramen and you get like 200% on you hw calendar) if youre not passing the class u must be super lazy in that class lol

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I'm going to have her for AP Japanese this year, after 3 years in Japanese I, II, and III! Simply put, the class is very easy. Even if you don't normally get good grades, in this class, as long as you study for 15 min at home everyday then you're more than ready to get a 100% on her weekly quizzes. She LITERALLY gives you the answers to the quiz on her study guides, but a lot of people still do bad cuz they don't study the ANSWERS. -facepalm- She has a lot of EC too, so seriously, load up.

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She obviously knows the language but she doesn't know how to teach at all. Once she literally taught us backwards, assigning us a project one day, workbook pages the next, and teaching us the vocab the day after that. She wants us all to get A's, she doesn't want to teach us. I don't know anything except how to ask to go to the bathroom.

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From what I've heard from people in French

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Sensei is a nice person. However, I admit that sometimes her classes are very fast-paced, but she will be there if we have any questions... Some of her teaching methods may be effective, but I sought the skits to be useless. At times, she would offer extra credit, which is excellent. Lastly, I enjoyed doing research projects, Fall Festival and cooking Japanese food with her, because it really opens up my views about Japan. This class is fast-paced, but rewarding along the way.

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Sensei is super nice and her class is really easy if you apply yourself. And even if you don't she's constantly handing out extra credit. She's great as a person but as a Japanese teacher... well the ones who will learn best in her class are the independent learners. You get a lot of workbook pages and the basic teaching is pretty much just reading over a transparency once or twice with her, then you're off on your own. Easy class, but if you're serious about learning Japanese, it's not for you.

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Murphy-sensei is my favorite teacher. Many people think that Japanese is a hard class, but it really is the easiest one I have. While we learn a lot, there is hardly any homework, and Sensei will love you as long as you try your best on the classwork and quizzes. It is true that the classroom can get loud sometimes, but overall she has a wonderful talent for connecting with every student in a unique way.

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Sensei is the greatest person to ever live. Seriously, she is the nicest and most innocent person ever. She is ridiculously easy going and you can seriously turn in assignments as late as possible for full credit. The class is the easiest class ever if you try at a least a little on the quizzes. The one downside is that Sensei goes quickly and assumes you understand everything the first time. If you miss something, you may have to go over it on your own later, or ask for additional help. Still awesome!

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Sensei is a really nice, caring innocent person. If you're not hella loud, you won't be on her bad side. She can't really control the classroom very well and everyone's always talking and wonder why they do poorly on the quizzes. If you want to learn, ask her for help and she'll be more than glad to. If you ever get lost, you need to ask her for help, she'll make it clearer. The only way to learn in this class is to ask questions since the rest of the class is so loud. I don't think I'm gonna take J4 though

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I've had Sensei for 4 years and she's my favorite teacher. If you ever need extra help, she's more than willing to stay after school or at lunch to go over stuff. And you can turn in homework 3 weeks late and get no points taken off. She's very nice and cares very much for her students.

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Senseiis the sweetest, most innocent person ever to have existed. She can't control a classroom, she's a very hands-off teacher, but when you actively ask, she's generally be able to make things clear

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go sensei! she so fun. she my fav.

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Sensei makes learning fun and it's really easy!

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Sensei is a wonderful teacher, I'm so glad to have had her these 3 years.

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yay! Sensae is most awesome!!

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YOU ARE AWESOME!! YOU'RE FAVORITE BAND IS METALLICA! YAY MINE TOO FOR LIFE! =D

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the coolest language teacher

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