Average 3.46 based on 17 teacher ratings
Teri O'Donnell is a Science teacher at Maria Carrillo High School located in Santa Rosa, California and part of Santa Rosa High. Teri O'Donnell's 17 teacher ratings contributes to Maria Carrillo High School's ranking of 1,316 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Maria Carrillo High School is 3.96 stars.
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20 minutes with a textbook is more effective than a two hour class with her

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She made class boring through tons of note-taking and hardly any interaction (labs, exercises, group projects).Upon asking for help she was rude and ignorant, dodging questions by answering different ones. She makes it clear who she dislikes, whether its for a valid reason or not and will hold that grudge against you as long as she knows you.Assigns heavy homework that interferes with other courses and is picky on doing it "her way" even f you have a different learning style.

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Honors bio as a sophomore, so I can't judge for AP. Horrible, rude teacher who doesn't actually teach you anything--read the book, don't even bother listening to her in class. You learn from the book, not her. Keep in mind I had an A all throughout the year. If you're friends with her son, you'll get an A.

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I had her for Honors Bio this year. In my opinion, she was a really good teacher, who explained the subject matter in a way that was easy to understand. She does teach a hard subject when it comes to honors and, I assume, AP Bio, so don't take those unless your actually serious about learning a lot. There was a lot of homework, and I don't really see what I learned from coloring the cardiovascular system, but it still was a good class. At least the final wasn't very hard.

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She is pretty chill. She knows how to teach and is very funny. She is just the greatest teacher ever.

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Whatever I learned, I learned mostly on my own by sitting with the book because I knew I wasn't going to get anything from class. AP and Honors Bio.

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As long as you don't get on her bad side (which you shouldn't aim for in the first place) she's a thorough, sometimes unorganized teacher. Helpful yet not very prepared. AP Biology.

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She was not helpful. She often yelled and made it known who she hated and who she favored.

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I had her for AP Bio. Very VERY hard class but learned so much. Shes a good teacher and tries to keep it interesting. I think she needs to take a year off to relax though.

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She's nuts. Seriously. She thought I hated her for some reason. She'll teach you the subject but it's very boring listening to her.

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Honors Bio. Lots of notes, but don't complain or she'll get mad. Homework is pretty easy. Lots of coloring. Tests are hard, so study.

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pretty good class. I had her for Honors Bio and learned a fair bit, but mostly listened to her talk about her kid...

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I had her for regular bio. SOOOO EASY! Maybe thats because I am really good at bio. But a good teacher none the less. Bring your crayons...

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I have her for Honors Bilogy and she's great. The homework and be alittle unclear, but if you ask her for help she'll give it.

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I had her for honors biology. She was a good teacher. I learned a lot. Her tests are fair and challenging.

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