Average 4.33 based on 51 teacher ratings
Beth Furstenthal is an English teacher at Las Lomas High School located in Walnut Creek, California and part of Acalanes Union High. Beth Furstenthal's 51 teacher ratings contributes to Las Lomas High School's ranking of 1,059 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Las Lomas High School is 4.2 stars.
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Mrs. Fursenthal is by no means an easy teacher. Utilizing her infamous comment key, she truly improves your writing and prepares you for college. However, she definitely tends to be strict and expect

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I absolutely loved my time in Mrs. Fursthenthal's class. While she is a challenging teacher, she really prepared me for college-level English courses and pushed me to be a better writer. She is also j

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By far the best teacher I've ever had, including my college professors. She's tough, but it's worth it in the end. Definitely don't take this opportunity for granted!

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Great teacher. It is hard to get an A in her class, but you learn so much and she will help you if you ask for it.

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hard and needs to learn how to talk

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hard and needs to learn how to talk

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hard and needs to learn how to talk

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hard and needs to learn how to talk

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hard and needs to learn how to talk

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She's actually a good teacher... its just hard to get an A in her class, even for smart students. Her teaching fits the criteria for teaching AP classes.

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I had Furstenthal years ago, and she was by far the greatest teacher I ever had. She gave me a lifelong love of grammar that shaped my entire life. Thanks to her, I'm now an award-winning journalist.

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how are the presentations in her class? i have one soon,

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To be honest she was a good teacher, but VERY hard, if you stick with her class you'll be a great writer.

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She's an excellent teacher, and a good person at that. She may have favorites, but it's easy to stay on her good side.

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Definitely a difficult teacher, but if you pay attention to the comment key numbers you get most, she will notice and be appreciative. She is always willing to take the time to help you after school.

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to this day i still think i should have earned ap credits in that class. got a D the first semester, second semester i could barely scrape up a C. horrible horrible teacher. extremely rude too.

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VERY hard teacher in the beginning. You get used to it after first semester though. Would NEVER take Honors English with her

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enough said.... rediculously hard... its basically like an AP class

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This woman changed how I write, how I read, and how I look at myself. Forever thankful.

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When Beth Furstenthal teaches the Bean Tree's, I frequently fall asleep. I also fall asleep during Henry IV discussions. She is unclear and does not appreciate effort.

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She is a great teacher-- very hard on you but you become such a better writer because of her pushing you. The hard work you put in to do well in the class will definitely benefit you in the long run.

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THiS CLASS iS iMPOSSiBLE! i cant get a stinkin "A" on a single essay! Her class is wayy too hard and i want to rip up her comment key.

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furstenthal's class made me THINK. where most teachers would read a paper and get a letter grade "vibe" she picks them apart. her grading is killer, but she'll make you a better writer..if you survive

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Beth furstenthal is a really difficult teacher. every student i know in her class dislikes it very strongly. her comment key drives everyone crazy and her style of teaching is confusing.

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Her passion for teaching shows everyday in the classroom. She is the best teacher I have ever had and if you haven't had her, you are definitely missing out.

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Mrs. Furstenthal is a really really hard teacher. she has a crazy comment key and grades the thousand of essays she gives you as hard as she can. but you learn how to write.

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okay i dont even know where to start! i have never gotten a C before in english! i have always gotten and A until i got FURSTENTHALL! she is WAYYY TOO HARD! its impossible to an A in her class! JEEZ

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REALLY boring, but oblivious to EVERYTHING so do hw for other classes in her class

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I love Furstie. She is the best English teacher I have ever had and she deserves credit for everything she has taught me.

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She taught me more English that I think every other year of schooling combined. She's the GREATEST college prep teacher, and thanks to her beloved comment key my writing near tripled in quality. Yes, she's hard. No, you won't have fun in this class. But! You'll actually LEARN something!

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Mrs. Furstenthal was an awesome teacher. She's hard, but if you're having trouble, and ask for help, she'll go out of her way to help you. Best English class I ever had.

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most challenging english class i've ever taken..i hard to work like mad to get an a but worth it..she's also very understanding and if you explain your problems, she'll do anything to help

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You may think you're a good writer, but you're not. She's so picky, but you'll improve SO MUCH. You might not get the A that you would've gotten with Dewes, but you'll learn 1,000 times more.

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I had never gotten below an A in English-I got a B both semesters w/Fursty. She is THE best English teacher, you MUST work hard though. I learned SO much, my writing is improved

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Great teacher. Learn a lot. Absolutely insanely picky about every tiny little thing in everyone's writing.

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Wonderful, demanding, caring teacher. I never learned so much!

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I LOVE FURSTY!

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In terms of college prep. an amazing teacher!

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I LEARNED MORE IN HER CLASS THAN ALL OF MY OTHER CLASSES PUT TOGETHER

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She is my favorite teacher! Great lady and great teacher...She's only hard if you don't try. I appreciate much more because of her!

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I learned the most I've ever learned from a teacher.Do your work though!

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Extremely hard

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Worst year of English ever. Learned a lot of grammer, though.

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shes very hard

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Tough, but teaches you and is a great person.

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extremely hard, but you learn a lot

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the kniff approves....

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She's tough, but I learned a bunch y'all~ :)

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I learned so much in her class

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Not enjoyable

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She's tough, but she knows exactly what she's doing.

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