Average 4.34 based on 41 teacher ratings
Cathleen Boivin is a History teacher at West Springfield High School located in Springfield, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Cathleen Boivin's 41 teacher ratings contributes to West Springfield High School's ranking of 258 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at West Springfield High School is 4.17 stars.
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I was in her AP World class and was so glad she was my teacher! Did great on the exam. Get on her good side from the start,

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I had her for world 2 HN. At first it seems like a LOT of work, but by the end of the year you learn to manage it. She is actually really funny and nice. She's a great teacher, she will explain things in a simple way for you, at least at the honors level (idk about AP). Her tests are a little challenging and there are random weeks with a lot lot lot of homework...but I do feel like I actually learned in her class. Don't expect to BS her class though.

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Great teacher. Seems like she is going to be dull but actually cracks some decent jokes. She will make an effort for you if you make an effort in her class. Plus, she makes outlines and holds extra review sessions that the other AP world teachers don't offer.

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Mrs. Boivin's class tend to be rather dull, but you will have fun in her class. I am in her AP class and of all the teachers that teach AP, i definitely am glad now i got her now after the AP test, i felt prepared, and felt like i knew the material as much as i could. The reading guides can be long, but they are probably the best things we got this year, they help you so much on tests and quizzes.

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I am rather surprised because being in her class is rather hard to understand the concept or the lesson she is trying to teach. It is probably due to her lack of enthusiasm of her teaching for so many years.She also gives us unhelpful assignment and projects she says "would help us" but it really doesn't.And the notes she has us take is only an outline,not something i could look off of.I wish she would be more helpful with her teaching with us.I think teaching is not for her.She should retire.

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while she was out pretty much half the year. she just sat behind her desk reading off power points and watching a movie occasionally. if youre into that type of learning its perfect.

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Great teacher. Knows EVERYTHING about world history and she is VERY helpful. Probably the best world history teacher there is.

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Her classes are by no means easy, but she's very helpful and loves to teach. She's got very good relationships with her students and people enjoy having her as a teacher. Ask her about her time in Turkey is she hasn't already spouted off to you about that.

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She's awfully boring, but she's very smart and helps us prepare.

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Hands down one of the best history teachers I have ever had. I had her for AP World, and she was the only reason I got even a 4. She prepares you well, and is very insightful when it comes to ANY question. She is extremely knowledgeable in the material. Lots of homework and practice essays but its worth it at the end of May. Without her, would not have done as well on the exam.

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the class is tough but it prepares you well for the AP Exam... She is a genuis though so ask her any questions you have and she will explain it really well. But she really doesnt lecture in AP World. its all videos and practice essays...

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I was in her AP World Class. Her class itself is hard. Ridulously hard tests, but prepares you well for the AP Test

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MRS.B! there is kinda a lot of work but its really helpful and you actually learn the information and you remember for the whole year.

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Tough but if you do the work its not that bad

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her AP World Class was so hard. But he prepared us well and got a good grade on the AP Exam

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Her class is really tough, but that's a good thing because you remember stuff longer. Very kind, informative, and helps you out as much as she can. DO YOUR HW AND STUDY! I hope she teaches forever!

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good teacher but lots of notes. she sure knows what she teaching you. you really need to study for her tests though.

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great teacher...prepares you very well for AP US

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mrs. boivin is a very good teacher and i enjoyed her class...but man theres def work involved and you get the grade that you deserve in her class. her projects def boosts up ur grade...but i had sooo much trouble wit the test

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Boivin Rocks!!! Totally prepares you for AP!

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Mrs. Boivin was certainly an excellent history teacher back in 10th grade who really helped me for AP U.S. History the next year. It was nice having her as the History Honor Society sponsor this past year, and working alongside her.

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Bovin is amazing! She knows what she's teaching & has a passion for it. But if the class isn't interactive-- then you might be a little bored. But ask her a question about ANYTHING and she'll know the answer. Very nice & even funny.

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Very nice and a good teacher

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knows what she's doing.

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i like her she is cool and talks to are class as if we did are hmw

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i did not like her one bit, and she did not like me at all, but she did know wut she taught

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She teaches the material very well. The projects were not easy, but they were fun and informative.

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She is awesome! The best history teacher ever!

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Thought the material well, and made the class fun.

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A good and thorough teacher, though she has problems maintaing discipline

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Even with all those essays, she is way too easy!

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Thanks to her, Im all prepped for AP

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She just gives too many essays, but seeing her grade all of them makes me sorry.

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incredibly thorough teacher, very nice & reasonable

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She does things a bit hasty

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