Average 4.63 based on 67 teacher ratings
Catherine Worden is a Science teacher at Santa Teresa High School located in San Jose, California and part of East Side Union High. Catherine Worden's 67 teacher ratings contributes to Santa Teresa High School's ranking of 1,204 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Santa Teresa High School is 3.86 stars.
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Mrs. Worden was my teacher almost 25 years ago. I am so glad she is still teaching at ST!. She was always so bright and warm, with a lot of energy and ton of knowledge.She is the teacher you wanted to get.

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Chemistry is hard no matter how you look at it. It's just, it's more fun and tolerable if you get Mrs. Worden. She is the mole queen and will help you in any way she can.

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In a nutshell she's like the Energizer Bunny. She usually give out a maximum of 10 problems a night. She does give out a lot of Reading questions though, but they are pretty easy. She explains lessons very well. She's very nice and very helpful.

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Although everyone loves her, she gives out way to much homework. But she's understanding of issues like if you have problems and couldnt finish the homework.But i did enjoy her class i got a F first semester and a D- the second.

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Mrs. Worden is probably the most helpful and funny chem teacher at ST. She knows exactly what she is teaching but sometimes makes mistakes.

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MRS.WORDEN IS THE GREATEST CHEM TEACHER YOU CAN POSSIBLY HAVE. If you don't have her, I feel sorry for you. She's is very nice, and funny :) She is so adorable, I just love her. I was lucky to have her for chemistry. She's just a great person, and she can make you smile anytime! "Why do we love Thursdays? Because they're married to Fridays grapejuicies!" Love you Mrs.Worden, hope you get to read this! I think I speak for everyone when I say your one of the greatest teachers at S.T ! ♥

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Mrs. Worden is a wonderful teacher. Her class can be difficult, but that has more to do with the subject matter than anything else. A word of caution: DO NOT GET BEHIND. It can be very difficult to catch up! She expects a lot out of you, but she gives so much back. I've known her to help other teachers' students at lunch with chemistry concepts. She's a very interesting teacher and she makes chemistry seem almost easy. I definitely feel like I learned a lot in her class.

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Mrs. Worden is one of the best teachers I've ever had. She's extremely helpful, she makes things easy to learn, and she has a great time while doing it.

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A lot of homework,tough tests but she explains everything so well. Use to your advantage.

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I love Mrs. Worden! She is so funny and so nice. If you are determined to pass, just visit her class at lunch and she will explain everything you need to know. She does give a lot of homework, but if you pay attention in class it will be so easy.

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Mrs. Worden is one of the best teachers i've ever had. her determination and cheery personality pushed me to try harder. not only is she an amazing teacher but shes ALWAYS there for you. every lunch i knew i could go in her room to talk to her about anything! im soooooo glad i got switched into her class and i cant wait to be her aide next year! i love you Mrs. Worden! <3 thank you for everything!

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mrs worden is a great teacher , she is always there to lend a hand and is very clear on everything even though chemistry is not easy . i wish i could retake her class next year . ); !

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It's certainly not hard to be the best chemistry teacher at Santa Teresa, given that the other choices are Mr. Vokt, and Ms. Nirula. I had fun in that class, everything was explained pretty well, except for some metaphors that had nothing to do with the concept, but she sure tries her best at teaching. You can tell she loves doing it. All she wants is for you to succeed, so do your work and she won't have to nag.

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I love her. It might be a lot of work but she's a sweet lady. A true child at heart. And I give her a lot of credit for all she's been through in her life that she can be as cheerful and happy as she is today.

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mrs.worden explains things so well. i love that. :)

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I'd say that Mrs. Worden is definitely one of a kind in the teaching world. I've never met any other teacher so warm and welcoming. It's so obvious that she loves all her students. It's kind of unfortunate that the class was so easy because that often leads to slacking, but who could say that Mrs. Worden isn't a role model nonetheless? With all that she's gone through, and the knowledge that she passes on to her students, her class is worth its weight in gold. Yay Mrs. Worden! ^_^ Thanks for everything!

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Mrs. Worden gives her Chemistry class her 110%, all for the benefit of her students, and asks not much in return except for good behavior and a willingness to learn. She sets a fine example as a teacher and I thoroughly enjoyed her class this year. Practice work can be hard, but she goes out of her way to type it up or make copies because she wants her students to understand the subject, and that's all. The least any kid can do is give it their best shot and that's all she asks. She's very helpful if needed

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Mrs. Worden is an amazing teacher and person. She tries her hardest to accomodate her students, even when she is having problems herself in her life, she puts it aside for her students. Her care for us is obvious. Chemistry is not my favorite subject, and it never will be, but I've got to say, she's the best teacher I've had this year.

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She does prepare you for chemistry, ill give her that. But she picks who her favorites are. If your good at chemistry she'll like you if your not i think she doesn't give you credit for trying. She sounds condesending at times. She could be more sensitive to students that are having a hard time.

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mrs. worden is alway hyper and cheerful and her thought of the day are really inspirational :D great teacher!!!!

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Very cool teacher, she has tons of energy and makes the class entertaining but still educational. Probably my favorite science teacher to this day.

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I love her energy, Even when I'm half asleep in her class It's hard to not learn.

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Not only the best science teacher, the best teacher I've ever had. A brilliant woman- it is incredible to see how engaging she is. You cannot pay attention without learning something, and you can't be in her classroom without paying attention. A truly passionate teacher who deserves, but surely is too humble to accept, much more recognition.

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ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY, THE BEST SCIENCE TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD. Her energetic attitude definitely makes the learning a lot easier. And if you're having a bit of trouble she is more than willing to slow it down and take it one on one with you. While her class is challenging, thats what you can expect from an honors course.

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she is AWESOME!!! so fun and entertainging in the class, its a bit hard tho.

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she's nice most of the time but if you catch her on one of her bad days she can be pretty unpleasant. i mean REALLY unpleasant

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she is really good at explaining things and her class is fun. the only thing i didn't like was that she had favourites and uhh i wasn't one of them. lol

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No matter what you think of Mrs. Worden, you have to respect her. She comes to school with a smile on her face everyday even though there are times when you wouldn't expect it from her. The energy she gives off makes you love her class. Overall she's an excellent teacher who loves her students and loves to teach.

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mrs. worden is wonderful! definitely one of the best teachers i've ever had. she loves what she's doing, and she knows what she's doing, too. :] her stories about her family were touching and added a personal touch to the class. it's not easy to teach honors chemistry, but mrs. worden did a great job! she made sure her students understood the subject material, and always made time during lunch to help clarify for those who didn't understand. thank you, mrs. worden! :D

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Mrs. Worden needs to teach AP chem!! She was an amazing teacher who clearly explained all exercises and would answer your questions in a coherent manner (thank goodness). I found myself understanding what I was doing... most of the time. The tests weren't too hard and though there was quite a bit of work, a lot of it could be finished quite quickly. Her stories during class are always a joy and she really appreciates your talents! You all better be nice to her!

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she's awesome! the class is difficult, but i felt like i learned a lot even though i struggled. she's always got a great attitude, and is willing to give up most of her lunches to help students. The stories that she tells makes her more human like than just a teacher. anyways, she's great!

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Mrs. Worden I one of the most fantastic teachers I've ever had. Her teaching mothods are easly understood and she gave me a passion for this field in science. I plan to go to collage to major in biochemical engeneering because of this class. Over all she made my learning chemistry a joy and I would take the class again if i could.

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Mrs. Worden is the sweetest teacher I ever had. She would help you whenever you needed her. She always tell her students about her two interesting sons.

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a must-get-in class, totally interesting and helpful. Mrs,. Worden is one of the best teachers ever, she alway makes sure you understand everything, and trys to help out.

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Though chemistry has never been a subject that has interested me, Mrs. Worden made it something that I didn't dread doing everyday. She makes a connection between school and the real world, so we don't forget why we put up with this. She has had struggles, but her strength of character pulled her through and that is definitely something we can learn from her. Love you, Mrs. Worden

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a breath of fresh air in the morning ... sometimes a lil overwhelming but neve bad.. really connects to her students

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Worden is awesome. She has great teaching methods. She got me interested in chemistry. If you do the work, you can get by pretty easily, at least thats how I found it. I understood Chemistry completely because of her teaching methods. She is also a cool person. She has a few interesting stories. She doesn't get mad unless you really don't obey her rules. She played favorites a little in my class with the two brains sitting up front :-(

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Spazzy and awesome. Thats all I can say. She makes you feel like she really cares about what is going on with you and your life

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Mrs. Worden is one of the best teachers I've had in my life. She teaches well and she cares about her students a whole lot. Great high school teacher, fun class...

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she is totally awesome lol. her teaching methods are really good and she is always there to help..she also is really good relating and getting to know her students lol thats what makes her so awsome she gets to know us and we get to know her and her family! her stories are what makes the class so fun and interesting and something you will remember!

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She is such a great teacher and such a great person. She wants her students to succeed, which is a nice change from normal! She will help you if you need it and is great at explaining things so that they are understandable. A reminder, though: her honors class IS a difficult class so be prepared to work!

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she is a great teacher. She wants us to succseed obove everything else! She also has great stories. Be prepared to work hard too!

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she's a great teacher, always eager to help you in anyway that she can. but... she's not there the help after school so be sure to keep your lunchtime free. also, she doesn't post online grades often enough. try every 6 weeks. still a wonderful person over all though.

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I always had 1 really cool teacher a year. Mrs. Worden was probably the coolest. From Blowing up pumpkins, to just takling about day to day lives, while still covering the subject.

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shes great teacher and the atmosphere in the class is probably the best you'll feel. she tends to play favorites, but she'll never leave you out in the cold. her stories are awesom

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I love her! She keeps you awake, interested, & educated all at the same time! She is so down to earth. VERY intellectually stimulating class! I miss you Ms. W!

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Mrs. Worden is SO ENERGETIC, amusing, and caring. I love her class [even though it's always COLD!] and I love her. Her kids are adorable..GREAT teacher!!

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She was the best teacher I had in my 4 years at ST. She was like a mom to me, I miss her very much and hope she is doing well.

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She's on the edge and spread too thin. Be nice to Mrs.Worden or I'll find out who you are.

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mrs. worden is the best. her energy makes class fun, but expect to still work for your grade. all her stories make class more interesting and less painful

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she's awesome! she teaches the mateirial and makes it fun. her class is very cool!

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she is soo funny, so nice, so sweet, and so fun. i loved you class and go to visit her every week. see ya friday mrs. worden!

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I love her! Makes it easy to understand (especially light) and the labs help clarify her points. Expects a lot but is willing to help out. Happy Worden Friday!

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Very great person. Hyper and keeps you up, but expects you to learn stuff just from one lecture. TOo many pointless labs. Should concentrate on the real subjec

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full of energy! the second semester is alot harder because of calculations but she always tells u wut will b on the test

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Yo Mosely! Mrs. Worden is amazing! She is the only teacher I know that squeezes in time for her home life and also her work life, teaching students.

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Mrs. Worden was and is one of the best teacher's I've had in a while. So much energy! Oh, and bagels on finals days :)

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Mrs. Worden is the best teacher ever. She makes things so easy to learn in her class. Keep it up gurl!!!

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worden is hyperfully cool!

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Such a great teacher. She gave me her phone number so that if I ever needed help I could call her, because I was having trouble. Talk about dedicated.

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she is a cool teahcer and she hates blood! Oh no Mrs. Worden, I'm gushing blood from my fingers typin, OH NO!!!!! hehehe! just kidding, your good stuff!

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Mrs. Worden provided a very comfortable learning environment and she presented the material in a clear and easy-to-understand style.

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Her energy adds so much to the class. She makes yu want to learn.

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MRS. WORDEN IS A VERY GOOD TEACHER ! I LEARNED ALOT IN HER CLASS !

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Mrs. Worden is the best teacher I've ever had!

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she's awesome!!

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