I had her for regular chemistry. If i had it to do over again, I would take chemistry at Saddleback. She plays her favorites. She favors girls and really seems to dislike a lot of the boys. Her final exams were easy but she would barely count them as part of the grade. If you are a tenth of a percentage point away from a better grade, she won't round up which is surprising. Grading is not accurate to two decimal places and she should know that since it's part of the course. Take at own risk.
She's a teacher you're either gonna love or hate; there is no middle ground. Personally, I found her to be very knowledgeable in her subject, but also she was very nice and friendly. However, she can be intimidating and condescending if you are a person she finds annoying... AKA you got on her bad side. She can be one of the best teachers on campus as long as you don't text, sleep, or ask way too many questions in class. Don't be afraid to ask questions, she wants you to understand the subject.
AP Chem is the hardest class at ANHS and I know it puts a lot of stress on the students and teachers, but Mrs. Roche can be either the sweetest person ever or a bit snappy. I get it tho.
Mrs. Roche is a great teacher. I think most of the reviews here are bad because people found the class hard, and automatically disliked her. Although the class is challenging, Mrs. Roche knows a lot about chemistry and is extremely nice and helpful.
Mrs. Roche is one of the nicest teachers ever. And although her class may be challenging, her teaching methods and attitude are one of the best. Less than three <3
I love Mrs. Roche! She is such an admirable teacher who clearly LOVES chemistry. Although she may be intimidating sometimes, it is so crucial to ask for help! Her classes are always very large in size and it is not possible for her to explain everything in baby steps in class because of the limited time we have before the AP test. Do not blame your grade on her! She does a great job teaching the hardest AP on campus and is always willing to open her class up for after school sessions to help!
Nice, but doesn't completely explain things so it doesn't make sense on tests or there'll be trick questions or something we haven't read. I just wish she would go over things more
Can turn easily on students if she deems them or their input "annoying". Shouldnt be teaching....ANYTHING
AP CHem is an extremely hard class, people like to blame their problems on her when its them who don't understand the material, she's always there to help u with a problem during tutorial or lunch
i loved her!!! ap chem isnt just about passing the ap test it's also prepping for college, and mrs roche is too good and dedicated!!! if you dont study, you cant blame her for your laziness!
very good teacher if you work hard and understand the HW you WILL get a 5 on the AP Chem test.
ahhhh not a good teacher i get As in ap euro but not this she was so not helpful to me at all
she is awesome! She thoroughly prepared for the AP test this year. Compared to the AP exam, her class and tests were much more difficult! Thanks Mrs. Roche!
Very helpful and will ALWAYS answer your questions!!!
AP Chem is the hardest ap science, in my opinion. Ridiculously hard tests and long, tedious lab reports
She's always willing to help and is a GREAT teacher. Also very understanding :D
she's very helpful.if you dont understand something she won't get annoyed with you if you come to her and say you don't understand. some questions from the test come right off the notes so definitely study them.
She is an OK teacher, but her lectures are boring..but I have to say not as boring as Hensen. But personally I would rather have Murphy
She's really nice, but definitely not a class you can breeze through, AP or not. But, she's a pretty good teacher and tries to help you as much as she can.
Think that her lectures are boring but not as boring as mr. henson's over all she has a good heart
Great labs but hard teacher for AP Chem. Grades way beyond normal college standards. I've taken classes there, trust me. She makes you teach the lessons yourself, and gives long meaningless homework which you barely correct
Mrs. Roche is a very nice person and good teacher. I never took Chem before but she helped me understand AP Chem super well. Always there to help in tutorial, lunch, afterschool.
Nice person, bad teacher... Can not teach AP chem.. But she doesnt give that much homework and she goes through it, but her tests are hard..
shes so nice. available anytime to help you. but she cant teach AP Chem that well. you teach yourself. she gets lost and asks us what to do (she wasnt testing us on how to do it). at least you get m&ms around AP time!
She rocks!! i had her my jr year!! shes the coolest and chiilest teacher around
chem was good with her. patient and fair with everyone in the class too.
All u who liked Ms Roche are trippin. All her tests were way too hard, and she graded like a maniac. The only thing tight bout her class was the labs an tha cookies.
She was awesome for AP Chem. Always available to help during lunch or tutorial. 15 people got 5's on the AP test. She's awesome!!! :)
Whoever said that she can't teach AP is wrong. I got a 4 and science is my worst subject!
She gives so. much. homework. but she explains things really well and is very helpful!
im in ap chemistry and she is hard. it takes a lot of work to get passing grades. she does an alright teaching tho
She is somewhat demanding but you can have an easy time if you do all the homework and study somewhat.
She can be cool on almost any given day, but, she has her days. Very demanding of students in chemisty thought.