Average 4.63 based on 85 teacher ratings
Risa Parlo is a Chemistry teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School located in Brooklyn, New York and part of 13. Risa Parlo's 85 teacher ratings contributes to Brooklyn Technical High School's ranking of 1,052 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Brooklyn Technical High School is 4.01 stars.
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She's one of the easiest teachers to take. The only con is being to her class...but c'mon. Her notes are kinda weird for me because they contain a lot of gifs and pictures...doesn't really tell me any real info about PYSCH. But if you're someone who doesn't like reading the textbook, her notes will probably get you a 85. For me, just reading and studying from the textbook got me near 100 average. Rarely gives or checks HW. Super duper easy and nice! Take her!

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I had Dr. Parlo for AP Psych and loved it! First of all, Psych is an interesting class to take. She makes learning fun (very lively and energetic). Her power points are great for note taking and she will tell you any upcoming tests/quizzes in advance (make use of your time and study). Her projects are also very fun to work on. If you want an A+ in her class, you have to put in work...you get what you deserve. I scored very well on the AP, and got credit for college :) Thanks Dr. Parlo!

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Extremely nice person and overall a great teacher.

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I LOVE DR.PARLO! SHE'S GREAT! She makes class fun and is always willing to make time to tutor you if you don't understand a concept.

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Although I would've preferred that she'd lectured more often, I don't think that her approach, which consists of giving out handouts to her students for each upcoming topic , is too bad either. It left more time for her to ''tutor'' us personally.

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A fairly good teacher. Rarely gives any lessons, instead opting for hand-out assignments with supplementary information included as well. Gives classes more time on their own, while often ''tutoring'' in the foreground. Very approacheable, to boot.

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Her tests for chemistry are pretty much a joke. You don't need to pay attention to what she says in class. Just spend an hour learning the topic b4 the test and you'll get 95 . Very easy and gives a lot of resources such as Barrons which is one of your only homeworks. She cares for students but most of the time you'll be doing worksheets but she won't grade them. Very nice and is enjoyable to have as a teacher.

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Dr. Parlo was a fun teacher for the first half of the year but the second half of the year, she was more grumpy and demanding. In her class, you would need to write alot of notes but her notes aren't really helpful when you want to use it to study. In my opinion, the chem review textbook was more helpful. Despite her inefficient teaching techniques, she shows that she cares for you. Her tests are hard to interpret. Overall, the good and bad balances out, so she's alright.

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AWESOME AND FUN TEACHER! GROUP PROJECTS AND JEOPARDY ALL THE TIME! FUN CLASS! AND SHES GREAT! ONE OF THE BEST IN TECH!

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She's awesome. Chem Honors was really fun in her class. I learned a lot and she's really nice.

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One of the best BioMed classes I had. She's easy,cool, fun and even motherly. Her group projects were actually fun to do and her class was the highlight of my academic day. I chilled with my friends for two periods and while learning anatomy. Also, she's incredibly intelligent. She got into Mt. Sinai Medical School when she was 19! And obviously she has a phd in her subject. Great teacher, would not mind having someone like her again right now in college.

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she's really nice and knows a lot, but doesn't actually teach that much. A LOT of group projects that are kinda pointless. its very easy easy to pass her class, but you can still get a 70 is u dont do enough work. its a fun class because you het to sit with your group and talk all 2 periods. sometimes she shows movies

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Best teacher ever. Easy going and very understanding. Her classes are very entertaining and yet you actually learn something out of it. Tests are reasonable and her projects are really fun to do. Classwork is also fun.

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ms. parlo is a great teacher. shes nice, fun and her class is very enjoyable.

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Dr. Parlo is the nicest teacher ever. She cares about her students beyond a level expected of her. And for that, as well as for her intelligence, she is one of the most respected individuals in tech. She deserves special recognition. Dr. Parlo, you're the best.

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i love her!! she's awesome, had her for anatomy :-]

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I had Dr. Parlo for Chemistry. She was probably one of my favorite teachers, and that's saying a lot. Chemistry wasn't my favorite subject, but she made me love it. If you don't understand something, it really benefits you if you ask her about it, because she'll really clear things up. Don't be afraid to approach her for tutoring, you will do so much better! She's an extremely generous grader. As long as you're paying attention, taking notes, and studying, it's not hard to get an 100 average.

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she's such a sweetheart. she takes time to tutor you if you need it. she really does try to make you learn and cares about whether or not you pass. she's really fun too. does experiments in class. great teacher.

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i loooooooooooooooveeeeeeeeeee herr!!!

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ok teacher but could get more serious in class should slow downvery nice person though

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parlo was the best teacher ever. we did retakes for literally every test and i regret that our class took advantage of her towards then end, but she is the best. if you have her, you really lucked out

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nicest teacher but lessons were kinda boring ..

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dr parlo I survived chem becuase of you, you are suchhhh a great teacher and person thank you

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Best teacher ever. Turned me on to learning in her AP Biology class.

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Amazing. If you dont understand Chem, you will by the end of the year. Take every opportunity of extra credt she gives you.. awesome teacher, thank you so mcuh

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Dr. Parlo is such a nice person. I feel bad for her since she has to teach my class, which is the "football class", where no one listens. ITs hard to learn since ppl are really disruptive, so your gonna have to do a lot of reading or studying.

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One of the best teachers in Tech. She is very understanding, connects with her students, and is a great teacher.

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ONE OF MY FAVORATE TEACHERS IN THIS SCHOOL! she's really the best, she puts chemistry in so many different perspectives incase you dont understand, im pulling an 85 and chemistry is one of my weak subjects. Either way I love this class.

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A nice teacher, makes learning Chemistry fun.

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she is so cool. she letz u eat in her class n she supplies the food

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I LOVE DR PARLO!! I HATE HATE HATE Chem and Im like a 70 student in chem, always failing tests but thanks to Dr Parlo I actually understand stuff!! I LOVE HER! She gives food all the time and she's so funny and Im not afraid to ask questions in her class haha. REALLY FUNNN CLASS <3

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She is an aweome teacher and it is very easy to pass her class even if you don't do classwork. Just do your labs and do well on tests.

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she knows her stuff, it's just that she confuses us too much when she tries to explain something with corny cartoon characters. Good teaher, bad class.

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awsome teacher.

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Dr. Parlo is the best =)

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this is the BEST science teacher to ever walk in the halls of Tech!!! Period. Parlo puts the fun in AP Biology.

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bestest teacher ever =D

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TOO NICE!!! this teacher is amazing, i slept and i still passed =D

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dr. parlo's the best.. she takes care of all her classes

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abnormally kool and nice. She should be genetically cloned to teach everywhere.

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i hope college bio is as easy. She was easy... didnt do much in class did alot of interactive stuff... was very lax with class.. alot of food!! SHE IS THE BEST!

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Dr. Parlo is the bestest teacher at Tech. I love her. She helps her students and gives them second chances even if sometimes they don't really deserve it.

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she is the nicest teacher ever. even if u do bad on tests there are still curves and extra credit i wish i had her now =( shes also gives candy and snacks! w0ot

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i looooove you dr. parlo! sry u had to put up with our class though :( but ur the BEST and most fun and helpful teacher there is!

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shes the BEST teacher!!

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teachers don't come any better than her...the end

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Better than that OTHER AP Bio teacher.

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she's so nice. she actually buys stuff with her own money so her students can get the best. i wish i will have her for both terms.

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she is soo nice and nice and easy and so on... ...

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sweet teacher, great person, cares about everyone

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gives curves + brings candy + super nice = coolest teacher ever

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best teacher ever. -z

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best teacher

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best teacher in Tech.

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great teacher + person

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Dr. Parlo is pretty easy. just try and youll get a good grade

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mad good teacher. wuttup dr. parlo

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super nice n understanding! now i actually understand chem!

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she is a great teacher and her class is easy.THANKS TO HER I PASS!

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Terribly nice, i hope i have her for comp sci

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I hope I get her for Comp Sci.

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A nice teacher jsut way to long much hw.

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Very helpful and has helped me increase my grades, she's A O.K

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funny and kool

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shes okay but she gives WAY too much hw

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such a nice teacher. although i should start on doin that long hw of hers

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nice teacher. loves partial credit. sometimes cant count

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one of my best teachers

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GREAT web design teacher

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one of the sweetest teacher! ^-^

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one of the best!

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she is so cool, she is the best teacher, and she is a very understanding person!

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yummy candy

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had her for comp sci heehee it was E A S Y and we get candy!!! wooo

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the classwork is so easy but the tests are harder (algebra)

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she's really nice. she also teaches comp sci

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