Average 4.19 based on 48 teacher ratings
Trudy Elardo is a History teacher at Arroyo High School located in El Monte, California and part of El Monte Union High School District. Trudy Elardo's 48 teacher ratings contributes to Arroyo High School's ranking of 959 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Arroyo High School is 4.09 stars.
3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
4
Exam Difficulty
1
Recommended
4
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
3
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
1
Exam Difficulty

Extremely racist. Worst teacher any student can ask for. She may know her stuff but she also knows her way around a stereotype.

3
Recommended
3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

Opinions, patriotism, and a lot of notes! But on the other hand, Ms. Elardo really knows her stuff, and give clear and interesting lectures for her lessons. Getting an A in her APUSH class is straight up difficult, so definitely read the book/outlines and study! Personality wise, Ms. Elardo was likable one moment, and then moody or angry the next. As for the AP exam, she did not prepare my class for the changed(passage based) exam, save for a few tests.

2
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
4
Exam Difficulty

I freaking love Ms. Elardo, shes literally such a fun teacher. She knows what shes doing although he opinion will be thrown in there BUT she says when it is. If you don't like her, it's probably because you're a troublemaker. Once you get comfortable with her, you can't help but love her. Will not show me her prom picture though :(

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

I absolutely don't know why people don't like her. I think she is such a great teacher. She's probably my favorite at Arroyo. No, she doesn't always gives opinions; she just gives the facts as they actually are. You'd know when she's stating her opinion because she says "in my opinion." With all student opinions about her aside, she is a very smart teacher who knows her history front and back and vice versa. Personally, I think she's great and her patriotism makes her even greater.

2
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
4
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
4
Exam Difficulty

Way too opinionated!! Can't speak about non- European countries without offending someone....don't motivate me as a student at all.....makes me feel worse actually! Always end up leaving class angry. Good teacher as far as information goes but everything else hides that fact.

1
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
5
Knowledge
1
Textbook Use
5
Exam Difficulty

She is a strict teacher that hates children. Teaches in a high school book when she should teach in the college book. Your lucky to get a C on the test but your likely to get Ds and Fs. She is a hypocrite and most students hate, fear, and.dont care about hear. Most teacher do not like her and motivate me. She makes it going to the class a horror movie

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
4
Exam Difficulty

hands down, realest teacher out there. pop hold it down

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity
4
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
5
Exam Difficulty

Ms. Elardo is a great teacher, but has an extremely bad temperament and has the tendency to give unsavory opinions during her lectures.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

BEST TEACHER EVER!!! : D

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Those who love to learn love her; those who hate to learn despise her. She is strict and sometimes naggy, but she is an EXTREMELY dedicated teacher. One of the best in my opinion, second to Mr. Wong.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

She's not scared to say what's on her mind and she's strict, but she makes U.S. history very entertaining and interesting. All I can say is she is a one of a kind, very unique!

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

I've learned a great deal during my time in her class which has even broadened how I looked at the world. It's a challenging class but rewarding if you put work into it.

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

4
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

I actually enjoyed my time in elardos depsite what everyone says about her. Its true that she inputs her opinion in alot of her lectures. She is also quite funny at times. :)

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

she may be moody at times, but she's a really great teacher. hw and tests are both easy. really knows how to teach history.

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

She's a funny teacher that often leeks unintended opinions in her lectures but any sensible person should be able to decide for themselves what is biased and what is historically accurate.

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

i hate it when people diss her. she's awesome. you learn a lot and she's funny. and she's not that tough as rumors have it--she lets us get away with a lot.

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

good teacher. very interesting...

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

All of I've got to say to the haters is that yes, she can be mean, but other than that, she actually teaches!! Also, she's fun and it's very easy to get an A in her class.

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Excellent teacher

1
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Great teacher fun to be a student in her class

3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

often gives too much of her opinion but they are funny; great teacher

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

many ppl may think of her to be harsh....but seriously, she i one of the best history teachers ive ever had

5
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

Why does she hate?

4
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

she needs to shutup. she makes going to class horrible

5
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

always think shes right when shes not

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Mrs. Elardo is trully one of the best teachers in Arroyo high school.

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

awesome teacher...really knows what shes talking about

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

as far from cool as you can get

1
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

She is a history expert, but seems to be "MEAN" to her students most of the times.

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

does she even like kids??

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Elardo is seriously one of the most EFFECTIVE teachers any student could have. No one goes to AHS and graduates without hearing at least one story about her.

2
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

Tries to make students agree with her opinions. Horrible. Students should be free to state their opinions!

2
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

ease off on ur students....... AP is only AP...... its not the end of the world...... stop being a hypocrite of what you say....... keep ur opinion to yourself!!!

1
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

Too much hw. How does she expect us to read the book if she gives so much hw?? i don likey

1
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

you guys need to tone it down. She is a great teacher, she has things she needs to improve but overall she teach. and she protects many of the students from the less respectable teacher.

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

always get on my case

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

good history teacher, explains the deatil clearly, it's also easy to get a B

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

She can be moody but she's a history expert and has experience

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

I actually learned things from her class. It was a good change.

2
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

reads the textbook emotionally : )

5
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

Crazy teacher, only because of her biased remarks

2
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

Nosey teacher...always tries to get Eastridge in trouble

1
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

stubborn: teaches out of Blue book not the book we take test on...so 1 clarity.

Similar history teachers like Trudy Elardo?

36 Ratings
Jamie Witt History
33 Ratings
26 Ratings
24 Ratings
23 Ratings

Learn more about Arroyo High School

5-star
77%
4-star
8%
3-star
5%
2-star
3%
1-star
4%
Based on 1,965 Ratings
Arroyo High School is a public high school located in El Monte, California and part of El Monte Union High School District. Arroyo High School is ranked 959 in California. Learn More