Average 4.15 based on 93 teacher ratings
Tania Kim is a Science teacher at Carmel Valley Middle School located in San Diego, California and part of SDUHSD. Tania Kim's 93 teacher ratings contributes to Carmel Valley Middle School's ranking of 968 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Carmel Valley Middle School is 4.06 stars.
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Ms. Kim's one of my best teachers I've ever had. She's very knowlegable, and all the controversies surrounding the fact that she's a bad teacher are started from students who aren't liked by ANY teacher. People say she gives a lot of detentions, but she gave not one last year in our class. Again, it's very obvious that she knows what she's talking about, and you can easily tell that she loves teaching and loves science as well. Overall, a fantastic teacher, and you'd be very lucky to have her.

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I feel like the people that say she doesn't play favorites are her favorites... :/ Maybe it's just me...

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Ms. Kim is amazing, and when she's in the wrong, she admits it. Some say her jokes are boring and not funny, but some of them can be entertaining. She's nice and doesn't give a lot of homework, which is amazing. Some of my friends call me a "kimfag" for being in her class, but I think they're missing out.

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She is the nicest teacher ever! She explains things super clearly and tbh there isn't that much hw and tests are super easy if you actually study for them!

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There is so much going around about Ms. Kim. This is the exact truth. She is a great teacher. She is friendly and knowledgable, but also very strict. She is not afraid to give a detention. However so long as you follow her rules, You'll be fine. She knows a lot and is very good at explaining. She's also happy to answer student questions. My one warning is that she is a much more difficult science teacher than most. She assigns a lot of homework and her tests require you to really study.

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She's nice, but she's boring and her jokes are bad. Also don't let your backpack fall on her.

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She is very knowledgable in her area, but she makes these weird jokes that aren't even funny, and i feel kind of bad bc nobody laughs at them. Her tests have trick questions, so make sure you study.

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is She very very strict is and kinda attacking if shefeels so needed and she gives of ha lot w and that hurts other tecaralso teachers giving hw but is also vewis

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Let's just say there's a reason she won teacher of the year. She's inspiring, smart, and a great teacher. That's all to it.

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very nice and organized but assigns a good amount of homework and is quick at grading so you will now your grade for something a day after you turn it in.

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She is very nice, but there is a lot of homework with her class.

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She is so nice, I love her class besides the homework

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Soooo nice. I feel sorry for her sometimes though because nobody laughs at her jokes and there is an akward silence...I definately recemend her but she is sometimes strict.

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she is strict... definitely not my favoritee teacher

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Ms kim gave my daughter a bad grade for no reason. She gives unclear directions, and makes things that was easy hard.

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i didnt like her. She gave me a bad grade for no reason.

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Probably the worst it gets is the cornell notes #.#
The rest of HW is easy peasy lemons. (mosta the time ) :D

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Awesome teacher. Anyone who has her is lucky to have such a kind, awkwardly funny, and knowledgeable teacher. She doesn't play favorites besides calling out the ppl who are being rude. Don't believe the rumors about her - they are from theach troublemakers.

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a little strict, a little too much homework, but kind of nice

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Eh, she's fine, she's really nic

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godly teacher 10/10 knows everything

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Mrs. Kim is an okay teacher, but she did have several teacher's pets who she treasured and treated differently. However, she would not care what you are talking about. If you ask a neighbor for help because you have been raising your hand for fifteen minutes and she didn't call on you, she would embarrass you in front of the entire class and she would talk about something embarrassing about you in a loud voice, maybe unintentional, but still embarrassing.

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She hated me for no reason last year. I feel like I would have ended the year with a decent grade but instead of helping me when I needed it she gave me detentions. I really didn't like her but I can see why the people on here want to defend her. When your the smart kid in her class she gives you special treatment

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The kids who hate Mrs. Kim were probably talking too much, on their phones, etc. Sure, she is a bit strict, but that helps her teach you more. I learned a lot in her class this year and she is an amazing teacher in my opinion; she really deserved teacher of the year. Honestly, I completely disagree that she gives a lot of homework; I mean, even the projects are not that hard! I passed the first semester with an A+ in her class, and hope I do in the second semester as well.

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She is a nice teacher as long as you don't bother her. Her exams aren't hard and we get to do some fun labs sometimes. We also got to watch a movie about genetic engineering during that respective unit, which was interesting. She is extremely knowledgable and will often answer our random scientific questions.

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Mrs.Kim is my favorite teacher and her class is so fun and interesting! I've learned so much and getting a good grade is as easy as doing your homework, paying attention in class, completing extra credit, and reading through each section of the textbook before tests. She is definitely the best!

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Mrs Kim is a great teacher, and I have learned a lot in her class. She always helps you if you are in difficulty. Mrs Kim overall is a great teacher. I did not know I had 3 missing assignments but she told me and my grade will be brought up.

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Yes, she's strict. But get over it. She is one of the most knowledgeable teachers I've ever had. And even though she gives a lot of homework and may seem annoying, if you do all your homework, don't interrupt every 5 seconds, and do the extra credit at the end of each quarter, you will be one of her favorite students.

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Incredible teacher. She is friendly and informative, and gives you all the tools you need to succeed. She is extremely knowledgable and ensures that you know all necessary info and more. Be polite do the work = great year. slack off be rude= :O(

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She may be strict and talks too much, but she gives us like barely ANY homework...

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She won't give you an A! I was sick for three weeks, and she didn't even let up on my work load a little bit. Too many tests, too much homework. Stupid 'Article Analysis"

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ms. kim's awesome!!! she is my fave teacher and even tho she might be strict, she's still really cool and respects everyone, even if someone asks a stupid question

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mrs. kim is a fast-paced, exciting teacher. She gives a lot of homework and has tests quite often, but really, it is good for you in the end! do well in her class, and you will be prepared!!!!

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I think ms. kim's okay, but yes i agree: she does have a very fast-paced curriculum and lots of homework - tests every two weeks! as long as you do your homework and study, you'll be ok.

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she is awesome! i learned soooo much in her class!

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okay but tooo much homework

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nice but too much HW!!!

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She was hard and she can't see that students in her class are struggling- people fail in her class because of the way she makes us do work and it was very hard to learn anything with so much work!

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I hate her! She is soooo mean!

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shes nice i guess but gives out a lot of hw and makes science boring. but as a person i guess shes nice. as a teacher too much hw and prety boring. but helpful. and strict!!!!!

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everybody thinks shes evil and hardcore but shes actually really nice and helps you a lot. i aced all of her tests with her help and clarity

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I think mrs. kim was really cool. shes really nice and she teaches you all the curriculum. i think she was pretty easy, as long as you did the outlines.

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hogwarts teacher equivelant: professor mcgonagal with a softer edge

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I think ms. Kim is so nice. Outlines aren't fun though. But i think she is really cool.It's not her fault if what we are learning is hard to understand on tests n stuf but she kool

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she gives way 2 much hw! but she is a rly nice person and can rly help u improve ur grade if you need it. also, she can help u understand a concept if u dont get it.

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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very cool, but always stays on topic and is serious about work. You gotta work hard to like her.

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This teacher is mad! She gives sooo much hw and she gives it just so we'd have some! And she doesn't make teaching fun AT ALL!

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I agree with the last person--you have to pay attention! There is no way she rates herself--She's all into respect and honesty--or were you not listening? Duh! I bet she checks it

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what are you all talking about?? Ms. Kim is the BEST! you gotta be a bad student to not like her.so PAY ATTENTION in class and STUDY for your tests!!! it's not THAT hard, is it????

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Very good at explaining. Strict, but fair

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puts her own good ratings on here to help her score...thought u guys mite wanna know that before u make a rating!

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Awesome teacher. learned a lot from her.

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Ms. Kim rocks! You have to study hard for the tests, or you won't do good on them. She is really nice, but those outlines are no offence kinda dumb, but Ms. Kim rocks!!! :-)

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Good at explaining, though tests are hard. You can ace them only if you study hard enough

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I think shes ana awesome teacher. she never gets mad (at least not at me) when i talk to others.. she really teaches Listen and stay organized and science will rule!!!!

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her tests are heck but shes nice i heard she was horrible but if you are organized and prepared then ull do fine!

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shes ok...lots of homework and the outlines are confusing...but she gives random speeches that relate to ONE question and branches off

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hard tests

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very hard teacher if you are not organized,

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ms kim was my favorite teacher in 7th grade!!! YUR THE BEST!!!

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i learned so much from her. her test are really hard though, as long as you do all the homework and are organzied you will probably get an A

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At first she may seem SUPER strict but she isn't all that bad. I liked her, she made me organized.. If you're are really neat you'll get an A for sure!

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okay, i guess. really strict. and i mean REALLY strict. but she does have a good teaching strategy and her students learn a lot. good at explaining things!

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WOW shes strict. detention for no SSR book? cumon!! she is very helpful and classes ARE VERY based on ORGANIZATION!

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shes ok.. strict yet keeps us organized and ready to learn, her minibooks r dumb and useless, but over all, ok

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Shes very nice but she is strict! Just listen to her and youll like science! She is a good teacher

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ms. kim was my favorite teacher last year and i wish i could have her again this year!! i learned so much from her class even though it was tough. shes awesome

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she should be a jockey

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Ms. Kim’s class is hard. She’s very strict but I was one of her favorites… well she doesn’t really have favorites. Just don’t get on her bad side I guess. I learned a lot and her class is based on organization. Just make sure you study HARD for those test

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best teacher ever had

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Ms. Kim is the best teaecher!!!!!!

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I thought the one newton's motion project was sorta dumb but science was easy even though i had a lot of dumb people in my class - like really dumb. Probably the smartest science teacher at cvms

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She is the best science teacher I have ever had. I have never learned so much in science! She is also strict, but very nice and understanding.

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her class is tough, but i learned a lot from her. it's fun. now i look foward to science.

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very tough.

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Ms.Kim is really helpful and makes class fun and teaches us many things!

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Ms.Kim is strict butfair! her test's are pretty hard. But they will get you ready for 8th grade and highschool! GO MS. KIM!

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She's really nice but strict. Study hard for the tests and you'll do fine. She's organized and I learned so much in her class!

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nothing special lil bit unbalced w/ the good/bad teacher,lil bad

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made me love science

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She does not remind us of projects that are like due the next class!!!!! sHES PRETTY EASY THOUGH!

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She is strict but fair and very good at teaching!

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She is very helpful but is also very strict.

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I loved Ms. Kim. She explained things really well. She made me like science.

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Woah, awesome teacher. I never liked science, but she really made me look forward to class! It's really challenging but if you have a good attitude you'll learn

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Mrs Kim was pretty straight with things...she doesnt pick favorites, but she does give out hard tests...good luck...

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She gives these speeches in the middle of class, totally off topic if science,but about life and stuff, and this is gunna sound corny but they really helped me.

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shes ok...

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