Stephanie Elwood

Average 4.55 based on 46 teacher ratings
Stephanie Elwood is an English teacher at West High School located in Torrance, California and part of Torrance Unified. Stephanie Elwood's 46 teacher ratings contributes to West High School's ranking of 1,244 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at West High School is 3.93 stars.
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Great writing teacher but I feel like I haven't learned anything in her ap lit class besides grammar and some vocab. I'm sure she is very knowledgeable about the subject but I feel like I haven't learned much. She expects everyone in ap lit to have had her for eng 2 honors so she doesn't really explain what she looks for in essays.

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Elwood ROCKS. She is a TOUGH teacher (for Eng 2 H), but she will DEFINITELY make you a better writer. Her attention to detail and her dedication to the curriculum shows, and if you really try in her class, you can amaze yourself. She pushes you to be the very best, even better than Ash Ketchum (haha, sorry, had to). The lessons she's implemented carried me so far, and I'm in college! TAKE HER, you'll reap in SO MUCH REWARD. DON'T procrastinate, work hard, and you're golden.

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Best english teacher out there. You will not regret taking any of her classes. I highly recommend english 2 honors because she will teach you all the necessary things.

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mrs. elwood is the most commited and dedicted teacher on the west high campus. I have so much respect for her. I hate on her sometimes because she grades hard but it's my fault i don't put much effort into my work. hahahhaah
& DONT TAKE ENGLISH 2 HONORS> HARDEST CLASS EVER

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BEST TEACHER EVER! I came into her class without knowing how to write. I felt completely clueless on how to write. To be honest the first day I walked in, I thought to my self oh krap, what did I get myself into. However, I gave it some time and it actually turned out to be great! She helped me learn to right good papers and anilyze novels. She tells stories in class, but it helps keep you interested and fell comfortable . Also, she is flexible with deadlines to avoid stress on you.

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No other teacher could ever have better english skills than her. Your own skills will increase greatly and prove most helpful in the future. As far as english goes, she really likes what she does. True, she gets off topic very easily, but always manages to connect back to her original point. My only real complaint is that she might drag politics into the classroom and that can be uncomfortable but this is not always constant. Other than that, I assure that you will have the best time here!

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Mrs. Elwood will always be my favorite English teacher of all time. Her teaching definitely transferred into AP Lang

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Honestly I can't say enough good things about her class. I was in her class my freshman year, with little to no knowledge on how to write an essay correctly. Walking into her class I was intimidated immediately by the workload, but it helped immensely. Her great teaching improved my writing and motivated me to take English 2 H. I had hoped to get her again, but unfortunately got Ms. Peterson. I am now in AP Language and Composition thanks to what I learned in Mrs. Elwood's class.

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She is literally the only intelligent teacher at West. Mrs. Elwood takes her job seriously and teaches well. She is the dream teacher. If all teachers had her work ethic and passion, no student would hate school.

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Mrs. Elwood is a FABULOUS teacher. Her class is definitely tough to get through. However, it's worth it in every aspect. She covers vocabulary, grammar, and vital writing skills. Probably one of the strictest teachers I've ever had, but in a good way; she is exceptionally reasonable (a quality that many other teachers lack) and her clarity and composure while teaching is astounding. She's one of the rare teachers that leaves a mark on you, and any student who gets her is in good hands.

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Very nice teacher, although her course may be a little rigorous they are bearable. Extremely smart and KNOWS HER GRAMMAR well. You actually learn and take away a lot from her class.

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HARD, BUT NORMAL

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one of the best teachers i had in high school, hands down. taught me nearly everything i now know about word choice and grammar.

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Very, very, very tough class. But once you move on to other english teachers you realize you have learned sooooo much from her.

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The only good english teacher I've had in high school :) she's awesome

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my favorite teacher! she is so chill and funny. people complain that there is too much work but seriously it takes like thrity minutes of your time if you actually try and are caught up.

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I learned A LOT. And I mean, A LOT. Seriously, this class is way better than any 3267132 dollar SAT writing class I have ever taken. Definitely worth the hard work, you get a lot out of it. She is very strict about stamps by the way, so make sure to ALWAYS have your work the day it is due, if not earlier.

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Really fun class when she goes off track and tells stories, but usually hard. She is still a cool teacher.

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She is an excellent teacher who is not afraid to discuss any subject. She will help you become an excellent writer. Never use to be verbs in her class.

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Extremely hard class, but the best English teacher you'll ever have. She listens to what her students have to say and will help with almost anything.

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She is the most sweetest teacher ever I really liked her however her class was challenging one but it's the type of class that everyone should take because it helps with other english skills

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students describe her class as boring tiresome,pointless, etc.But in reality,the material WILL improve writing,especially in the area of grammar.Your Writing section on the SAT will definitely improve

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Very difficult and tiring class, but should be able to help me alot in English. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HER CLASS, and she is SO funny and her small stories really crack people up. Considerable workload

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She's tough, and her class won't be the most exciting you ever take. But you'll learn lots of useful things about grammar and writing.

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She is really good. She might come off as intimidating and strict in the beginning but if you're a hard worker you'll do well and get to know her. Prepares you really well for Junior Honors.

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..... WAY TOO DIFFICULT FOR ENG. 2 HONORS. EXPECTS TOO MUCH. INTIMIDATING.

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She's only great for grammar rules and "college" writing, but sometimes her grading's wack. Someone who had a 89% ended up with an A, while some with 91 and 92% ended up with a B.

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i love mrs. elwood! she is stricter than what students expect, but it's because all the other eng. teachers don't know how or what to teach! she is the only teacher that i have learned something from!

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I LOVE MRS. ELWOOD!!!! her class is hard. BUt she teaches incredibly well and has a gift wisdom!! I LOVE HER!!

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WORK! WORK! WORK! She is always digressing from the current topic, and expects honors students to act like college students. She will even hide the staplers!!!!

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TOO MUCH WORK! She thinks her regular classes are honors classes. She's really hard, tons of hw every night Other than that she's a GREAT teacher. Fun, interesting and really cool.

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Mrs. Elwood is a hard class but she respects people. Whenever you have a problem, she step by step solves the problem with you. She also tells stories very well.

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I had Elwood for 1 semester and well...its a lot of work.Book Logs, Spelling, Grammar, and more Grammar. You gotta remember how to turn thing in to her if you want to do good.

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Rigid; discourages all individuality; controling; inhibiting.

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mrs. elwood is really odd. she always makes inappropriate references to some thing completely irrelevant. it's a miracle how she hasn't been reported yet

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boring and WAY too much busy work

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Mrs. Elwood is a nice teacher. I couldn't believe it when she told us that some people erased the paper that she stamped! She loves her son a bunch!

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I thank her for teaching me and other students the MLA Format!

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one of the few teachers who teaches what you really need to know -- friendly and nice

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they're all fools. She is a great teacher. She pushes students to do their bests and she has the upmost confidence in all of her students.

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she helps after school and at lunch even if your not her student

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GREAT teacher~~~ heh... just a bit too hard~ gave me a B in a quater grade...... lol.... havent got a B in a lONG time......

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She is a good teacher, but she is a little too hard. She tells a lot of stories though and that makes things a little better.

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shes a good teacher, but VERY VERY hard!! she needs to lighten up on the book logs, chapter quotes and reading check quizess!!

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