Average 4.93 based on 27 teacher ratings
Sarah Lipetz is a Science teacher at Santa Monica High School located in Santa Monica, California and part of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Sarah Lipetz's 27 teacher ratings contributes to Santa Monica High School's ranking of 677 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Santa Monica High School is 4.06 stars.
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An incredible and dedicated teacher, Ms. Lipetz's Honors and AP Chemistry courses cover a wide variety of material in a manageable time frame, provided the student is up to the task of staying consistent and up-to-date with moderate day to day coursework. The classroom atmosphere is focused on the day's tasks from the second the student walks in. Students follow a strict protocol that keeps the classroom from being anything other than a well-oiled machine. I personally learned the most from her.

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you will either hate her or love her. had her for two years. ap chem is really time consuming but hp chem was really easy. don't get up without asking or she will yell at you.

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MS.LIPETZ4LIFE!!!!!
She's amazing. I love her so so much! I had her for HP and AP chem. She loves her students a lot. Although she can be strict, she's only like that because she wants the best for us.
Students who aren't used to being yelled at tend to not like her... and student who aren't really smart tend to not like her too...
Ms.Lipetz is awesome and I love chem. because of her! I miss her classes!!

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Ms. Lipetz may seem a little rough at first but once you get through the first few days you should be able to appreciate her character. She is an insanely disciplined person-- a quality that is consistent with every facet of her personality. Her teaching method is THE MOST efficacious program I have ever experienced. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER. DON'T SWITCH OUT AFTER THE FIRST DAY.

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she is strict but at the same time very knowledgable. the best science teacher you can have at samo (as long as you dont stand up in class)

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strict but helpful

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Good teacher, very structured. But sometimes it gets kinda boring so I just sleep. Still have an A though ahah

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Very strict teacher but I learned so much. Goes really fast lesson wise and gets your tests back super fast (like the next day). She gives lots of quizzes but they aren't that difficult if you pay attention. To get an A you basically just need to follow direction (IE: show your work, don't stand up unless she tells you, don't ask a "do we need to.." question) It's a semi-difficult class but you will really know what you are doing if you decide to take AP chem.

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Ms Lipetz may seem strict during class, but she's really helpful and super nice if you talk to her during lunch for help! She explains things clearly and will prepare you really well for AP Chem. Very organized and a super fast grader. All teachers should be like her. I love Ms Lipetz!

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A great teacher but insanely strict. But she really hammers the ideas home. Hint: show you work in her class

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My favorite teacher that i have ever had. Ms. Lipetz seems strict but in reality she is just a fantastic WoW and lord of the rings loving nerd like the rest of us.

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GREAT teacher! I love chemistry bc of her. Strict, but if you behave, you'll have no prob. Preps you for AP! Tip: dont stand up during class... EVER. Or she will rip you a new one :)

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I LOVE MS. LIPETZ!! AP CHEM CLASS 2011 <3

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Ms. Lipetz is the most amazing teacher I've ever had. At first, she's pretty intimidating w/ all of her rules and standards, but by the end of the year you will be SO thankful for having her as a teac

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shes a great teacher

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i enjoyed this teacher very much in my year with her.

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she gets a lot nicer into the yr and she makes things very clear. and to be her favorite student just speak up in class and "chat" with her during breaks. thats all it takes

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i love mrs lipetz at first she was very tough but as the year goes on she get so much nicer and her class is understandabl she does pick favorites but all teachers do plus evry1 in chacon is miserable

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THE MOST INTIMIDATING TEACHER AT SCHOOL. nuf' said

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I hated science, but when I met Ms. Lipetz it made science, very interesting. I love her teaching method very proffesional and explanitory. Well qualify person, Chemistry is my favorite subject thanks

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So canadian! great teacher. she makes chem completely understadable. only thing is, she has some favorites.

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Mrs. Lipetz is an awesome teacher who was able to make me love chemistry because of how well she taught and how great of an explainer she was.

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Ms. Lipetz is a really cool teacher and it's really easy to understand her and the way she teaches she makes chemistry easy to learn!

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Ms. Lipetz is definitely an amazing teacher AND an amazing person. She rides horses.

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Ms. Lipetz is cool and what she teaches is really easy

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