Average 3.97 based on 48 teacher ratings
Tricia Bolster is an English teacher at Piedmont Hills High School located in San Jose, California and part of East Side Union High. Tricia Bolster's 48 teacher ratings contributes to Piedmont Hills High School's ranking of 1,172 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Piedmont Hills High School is 4.01 stars.
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Ms. Bolster is definitely one of the best English teacher I've ever had, if not THE best. She's definitely eccentric, but she's such a sweetheart!!! If you ACTUALLY listen to her when she goes on her long talks about novels, the way she looks at the literature and looking back on her personal experience will actually help you as a student take a deeper understanding of reading. I definitely would not have been successful in AP Lang had I not had Ms. Bolster.

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Came on this website just to find Ms. Bolster. Honestly, you either love her or hate her. I personally, love her. She really changed my life. It's strange that a teacher taught me so much about life and writing without really teaching. She really molds you into an independent and hard working student (you sort have to be one if you want to survive in her classes anyways.) She's definitely the most caring teacher I have encountered. Be honest, do your work, and actually approach her for help.

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Ms. Bolster definitely teacher you about lot more than just english. She draws from her own life experiences to help better those of her students. She always puts her students' well-being first, and she's definitely in love with her job. That being said, she sometimes assigns an overwhelming workload. She really does care about what she does and for whom she does it.

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Ugh this girl.....always singing in her class.. Going LA LA LA LA LA!!!

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she probably manipulates her score b/c there is no way she should have 4 stars. 2 is about right

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She's an okay teacher. She talks about different subjects. She go over the book and explain it. I slept in her class whenever she discussed about the book. Pretty easy just read.

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More of a History teacher than an English teacher.

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Ms. Bolster is an awesome teacher. She expressed her feelings and thoughts. I still remember whenever we said the Pledge, she always added, 'hopefully one day'. Hope you'll be proud. - last year studt

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Despite the negative feedbacks, Ms. Bolster is an excellent teacher. Indeed her temper and hearing is as sensitive as a car alarm, but she understands what it means to TEACH.

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She needs to stop giving out those boring and bad topics for journals. It's always "How was your weekend" and "How did yesterday go"

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i think mrs. bolster is a really good teacher. i wish i had a better grade in her class. she is just really nice and teaches well.

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Okay, to the people that don't like Ms.Bolster because of how she talks and acts is ridiculous. Teachers are just trying to do their job and they are people too you know.

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Ms.Bolster is such a wonderful teacher...she is the only good english teacher that I've ever had! You would be lucky to have her as your english or drama teacher she is really awesome!!! :)

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Good teacher, she cares for her students

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I really love her as a drama teacher! She is very nice and cares about the students.

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She's so wesome i love her!!

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She is so caring! She is a really delicate teacher who cares alot about her students I had her last year and I know at times she can seem alittle bit harsh, but she's really great and if you know her.

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She's funny! I like her! She gets off track easily though. <<;;

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she's alright i guess and pretty fun when having class discussions cus she tends to go offtopic for at least half an hour. it's VERY easy to get an A in her class

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Ms. Bolster your one of the best teachers i've ever had and i have an A- in your class that makes you one of my favorite teacher

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Ms. Bolster is a cool teacher. She mixes learning with laughter which i think is a good combonation.

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Very cool teacher, ive only had her for half a semester so far but she's awesome so far. her disscussions are great.her novel selections arent very good though.

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fairly easy teacher, from period 3 english 3 2004 class >.O, she is nice, and grades fairly although she does goes off topic, buts i enjoy this class the most!

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shes a really good teacher, who shares her opinions about life to let us connect with the books that we read to apply them to our lives, not just in class.

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she just rocks. she's the person who defines the real meaning of a teacher. remember! she's "non-linear" if you pay close attn, you'll understand it all.

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Out of all of the english teachers I had, Mrs. Bolster was the best.

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i'm the one who sad how she was crabby after winter break. ms. bolster is the most opinionated teacher i've ever had. she's so open and real which is real kool.

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ms.bolster can be really unclear but she's still a good teacher! :-)

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Mrs. Bolster Is the coolest teacher ... hehehhe... I enjoy her class discussions and debates... I really enjoyed having her as a teacher.... She's very easy becasue u can get a good grade... as long as u do all ur work hehehe...
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u r the best teacher that has ever lived

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she is a very helpful person. BUt she is very outspoken

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She is so hard and give lots of work for us to do. She is so mean to the students. She has issues and atttiude problems but overall she can teach.

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haha...ms.bolster has to be one of he coolest english teachers that ave ever existed.(and most open)

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Ms. Bolster is probably the best teacher you can ever get! ;D

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Very cool sumtimes twizted and confuzed but a very fun and energetic teacher always there for you if you need her. I LOVE MRS. BOLSTER 40y

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um...just get use to the many (daily) outburts..

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She is very cool teacher, she is very opinianated, but that just adds to the uniquiness of her class. She is very caring and fun, while you still learn a lot.

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She cares for you!!...which is good or bad?

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Cool teahcer. Just do the work and you'll get an A.

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bolster is awesome. she's just OPINIONATED...highly opinionated!!!

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i love her! she's so cool. you'll learn a lot from her.

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she be yelling and talking loud!!!!!!!

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Miss Bolster is an intresting teacher! She always gets off subject!

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