Average 3.13 based on 48 teacher ratings
Barbara Hudgins is a Math teacher at University High School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District. Barbara Hudgins' 48 teacher ratings contributes to University High School's ranking of 1,204 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at University High School is 4.08 stars.
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had for algebra ii and calculus ab. from what i've heard, she's a better teacher to have for bc than ab. personally, i think she's a really nice person, but she goes way too fast. she expects us to know every detail of the process beforehand and leaves virtually no time to ask questions during the lesson. she also doesn't answer everyone's questions when we go over homework.

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I had Hudgins for Calc BC, and she taught me everything I needed to know for the course and AP test. She's always there to help, you just need to make the effort to ask! As far as the classroom experience goes, it's no fluff, not much side chat or talk about anything besides math. She HATES cell phones, so don't even bother because she'll get triggered!

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As a Calc BC Teacher, she is difficult and fair. Her lectures may be fast paced, so you should copy down everything that is written on the board. HW will require time and tests require completing problems with studying beforehand. Work should be shown clearly and small errors can add up on assessments. This class will make you more diligent, build a strong foundation in calculus, and without doubt prepare you to ace the AP Exam. Although the material is dry, there is nothing to complain about.

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She is a nice person I think she cares for her students but she goes way too fast. Most of the time i find myself pretty much learning the material on my own. Makes alot of mistakes during note taking process. Her tests seem to be easier than other calc BC teacher's tests. Overall not recommended but if you get her its not the end of the world and its manageable if you study alot

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Easy A if you pay attention, do the hw, and review before tests. Her class is very boring, but the notes are clear and easy to understand. sometimes she gets annoyed when you ask questions. She's strict about cellphones and enjoys taking away people's phones.. Sometimes randomly takes away points on test for the most stupid reasons

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5-10 minutes of her organizing, during which time we try to ask peers about homework, but she often gets annoyed and tells us to be quiet. At the same time, if she starts and we haven't asked around, gets annoyed that we wasted time. Gets annoyed when asked about homework problems. Asks us what the plan is, does rushed and confusing lesson, making several mistakes that she doesn't notice unless one of us does. Some mistakes go unnoticed and people learn things wrong.

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If you want to learn nothing, take her class. She is one of the worst math teachers that I have ever seen through my life.

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great teacher. even though she is boring, she teaches well and prepares you well for whats ahead

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She's super nice if you get to know her! And her tests are hard but she prepares us for AP tests really well.

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AMAZING TEACHER. You just have to get to know her. Building a relationship with her is key. Some people hate her, but I absolutely love her. She can sometimes be very funny.

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Was okay at Teaching and fairly knowledgeable about what she teaches, but she tries to be dominated and is extremely unfair. She makes fun of students in the class to get the rest of the class to like her more. Very lazy and seems to think she’s not paid to work at home. Always grade quizzes and stamp homework using class time while the class talked. Extremely unapproachable.

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Hudgins is a very unmotivated teacher who just teaches out of the book. She always teaches class with a very unpleasant atmosphere and does clearly not know how to teach. She gets upset when students ask questions for tests/quizzes/homework. She teaches in like 10 minutes and expects you to understand the whole chapter. The quizzes are easy, but when you get to the tests, you better study a lot. Transfer out, it'll save you a good year of math. I get A's in her class because of tutor/studying

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wow... i thought hudgins was amazingly boring, was glad that we were gonna have a student-teacher... but... this BLOWS. i want hudgins back.

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I personally think she's a nice teacher, but sometimes she teaches a bit fast/doesn't explain homework problems thoroughly.

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her class is easy but so UNBELIEVABLY boring... teaches straight from the book. always looks bored and tired.

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She is an easygoing teacher, however her class is hard because of the hard concepts of the course. She gives some practice AP exams to prepare you well for the AP exams. However her class can get boring since we pretty much just take notes and work on homework

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Not sure why these ratings are so bad, she is actually a very helpful teacher.

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She seems to have a control issue. The best thing is to ignore her. Needs to chill out! Not a nice person.

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totally agree that she doesnt like to help out kids... kind of lazy in a way.. but better than Mr. Sherman

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took her AP Calc BC class. She didnt explain much. Pretty much she copies the notes straight off the book and expects you to get it in 3 mins. Not very bright teacher..which is sad

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She is one of the best teachers I have ever had. If you are nice to her, she will be nice back. She smiles all the time! You joke with her, she will joke back.

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is it just hudgins or is it just hudgins? please warm up your personality a bit... the kids are freezing and it's oh so cold.

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Great teacher, had her for 2 years. Loved her class. She made Algebra 2 really fun. Calc didnt understand as much, but thats only b/c i didnt do hw.

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very nice teacher, but sometimes unclear. never smiles. i heard she used to be a cheerleader, so she has some preference towards them

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if ask her questions and just TRY, she'll warm up. had her for 2 years, enjoyed it. in 2 years, ill graduate and become a math teacher. :)

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This lady is ice cold, her class is moderatly hard just incredibly boring. I dont know if she is actually alive or not.

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i had her years ago and she was my least favorite teacher in four years

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Kinda harde but listening and asking for help is the key in her class..also dont talk or she will hate u and if she hates u ohh.. man thats gonna be one hard year.

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she has a personality like a brick wall and won't help u w/ word problems.s.

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never smiles and is not very nice

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shez fair.

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She's amazing!!

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loved her.very nice, helped me out a lot, , taught well

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thanks for all those times u came to school early to help me...keep smilin:-)

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Wonderful teacher, class can be a boring and monotonous (sp?) but helps if a

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She DOES smiles, and i think she is nice.

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Plays favorites, especially girls league...

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She thinks she's a frikkin supremodel. Needs to get over it and act like teacher

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She's so tall! She's very strict, and was once 45 minutes late to class, 3rd QTR

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had her for alg 2. she's a cool person once u get her to like you. teaches well

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very harsh on me never liked me

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she thinks she's funny, but she's not... she doesn't smile much either..

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i really like this teacher, 'cause even tho i had a 88%, she gave me a solid A..

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she's nice. but her class ain't

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doesnt cover the material well

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Tries to be cool, but isn't lenient...an OK teacher

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she's nice...could be more enthusiastic about integrals

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unclear what she's saying sometimes. strict. hard grader

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