Average 3.71 based on 74 teacher ratings
Dana Leu is a Math teacher at La Cañada High School 9-12 located in La Canada, California. When comparing Dana Leu's ratings to other teachers in the state of California, Dana Leu's ratings are below the average of 4.28 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at La Cañada High School 9-12 is 4.02 stars.
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Ms Leu is not a good teacher. She does not know how to teach algebra. I always try to answer questions in class but she doesn't pick me. The way she teaches is not good and hard to understand. She just writes on the board and expects us to understand. She also constantly tells us that we are all going to fail

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Poor follow up, poor educator. Doesn't teach succinct theory. Weak.

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Grandma Leu is basically the resident grandmother of the school...for the students that she likes. Not so sure about the others, I heard that they ended up in Siberia.

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Mrs. Leu is a fun person to be around, and is lovable even though she doesn't show love back. Kind of like an angry kitten. Her teaching style is not as bad as anyone else might say. She gets the job done. She will like you if you participate and hate common core. As they say in Romanian "Trunchi comun e de rahat"

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I can say with absolute conviction that Ms. Leu is among the worst teachers I've had. Sure she can be funny sometimes, but that doesn't make up how confusing she teaches the class. So unclear and unfair. Totally picks favorites and if she doesn't like you, you'll ruin you

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10/10 would have teacher again

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she is the best math teacher i have ever had I LOVE Dana Leu

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She's definitely one of my favorite teachers! She kindly answers all the questions and is always willing to assist us. The tests may be a little hard, but it's not so bad if you study well enough.

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the other reviews said it perfectly, she is the patty compeau of math (in a good way :D). cares about each student as an individual, always flexible and willing to work with you, and has very hard tests that she curves generously. you know dis is what it is.

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Mrs. Leu is basically the Ms. Compeau of math . . . enough said. If you get on her good side, she'll throw more extra credit your way. Expect generous curves on most tests. Just try to understand a little more than everyone else and you'll get an A.

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The reason why people don't like her class is because she isn't an easy teacher. that said, she is still a good teacher. If you are willing to put the work in, you will learn a lot. And, people who say they are afraid to ask questions, that's not her fault. If you're willing to ask questions, and/or see her after class, she is always available and willing to clarify anything she talked about in class.

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She's very confusing and does not know how to teach math

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the problem with leu is that she scares evryone so noone asks quesytions cuz theyre so scared. THATS A PROBLEM! when she does teach, she leaves out everythign. our class alwyas suggested she go over the more challegning problems... she rarely does.. she leaves out all the important bits and teahces very differently than from the book. she thinks shes a good teacher but shes not. if youre in her class, read the textbook. it'll be more helpful than her.

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It's not easy to like Ms. Leu unless you're one of her favorites. She isn't very clear in class, and her tests are absolutely terrible. But she can be nice and funny and lets students finish homework in class. Not exactly the best kind of teacher..but not the worst.

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I love her because she lets us finish homework in her class :D I also like how she projects CNN videos for us when we're bored--they are quite the time-killers

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She is not the nicest person, she compares us to "sheep waiting to be slaughtered" if we stand by the door before the bell rings, her normal class goes at the same pace as her honors, her tests are hard, she picks favorites, and she is hard to understand
overall not a very great teacher

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After working with a tutor (Ph.D. Candidate in Math at a major university) the entire summer to get ready for AP Calc (she covered 5 complete chapters with great confidence), Leu confused her so badly in one week that she had to drop out and take AP stats. She is a disaster

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her accent isnt the best her class is NOT easy. You have to work hard if you wnt a good grade. She really wants you to learn and the difficulty of her class will help for precal. i liked her/class!

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Mrs Leu is a wonderful teacher and one of my favorites in the whole school. People who complain about her tests obviously do not attempt to complete their hw because all the types of questions she uses are somewhere from the hw. It's not hard to get used to her accent, and she is genuinely nice (if you're polite and kind to begin with) and helpful if you really try. She even actively uses her site to help her students whenever she can. She always adds points to her tests to curve the test and help her stude

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Honestly, she wasnt my favorite teacher before, but shes on of my favorites now! Everyone complains that she's a bad teacher, she's mean and her tests are hard, but i disagree! Well, she is sometimes mean...I don't think she's a bad teacher if half her students are getting A's...you just have to work hard and get your A!

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she dteaches you the basics, but her test are the most complicated so you have to teach yourself, but she is a nice person and my fav teacher

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I will unabashedly defend Ms. Leu. Her accent requires some getting used to, but she puts great effort into the class and really works to cater to her students' needs. Tests accurately reflect material taught in class, although sometimes time can be tight. She is always willing to help students who seek assistance outside of class, and if you make good use of her generosity you will defininately learn the material well.

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She really cares about her students. I love Mrs. Leu!

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Sure her class isn't easy and her accent doesn't really help during lectures, but always go early or during lunch for assistance and she is always willing to help! I know she can be rude at times, but I think she's one of my favorite teachers at LCHS.

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I love Mrs. Leu! Sure, her class isn't easy, but it's not ridiculously difficult either. You just have to study and know your material enough to pull A's/B's and a one or two C's/D's on the tests. She really does care about her students and their grades. She's really cool and actually really funny once you get to know her. If you can make her laugh, you're probably on her good side, but don't try to take advantage of her cuz she's not dumb! Great teacher!

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I dreaded going to alg2/trig honors everyday. Sure she knows her math but when it comes to teaching it, it's just not clear. In my class, if you didn't have a tutor on the side, then it was a must that you would talk to her after lectures for help. I remember she left our class for 2 months and when she came back, she gave us a huge test. Her accent and background is both interesting and bothersome. She's a very sweet and quriky individual but not the best teacher.

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She is very nice and cares about her students (and their grades) and she knows her stuff.... but she doesn't really know how to teach that well and is a little disorganized... but we all love her anyway because she is so entertaining and full of life :) go into her class the day before a test to get extra help

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really cares about her students, tries to bump up peoples grades. she does everything for the student, which i really respect.

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She really cares about her students and their academics. She knows who tries hard and show doesn't. She's actually quite lenient and will help you out a lot during the semesters by dropping your lowest test grade =) Mrs. Leu's cool.

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i love her. she's amazing. sweetest woman on campus!

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mrs. leu is quite possibly the nicest teacher on the campus. her class is easy enough, and she is a very good teacher.

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honestly ms. leu and i had our falling outs.. but then again i have more attitude towards teachers than about anyone in our grade. I'm not gonna lie, i gave that woman a lot of trouble and in the end she was still so nice to me. She honestly does not understand how to teach but she is such a great person. She tries to explain things to you but just says it wrong. don't underestimate her.

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She's a reasonable person, and genuinely tries to make the class passable. Unfortunately, her methods are sub-par at best. She has us copy study guides for tests but then tests us on subjects that 1. she didn't mention in the study guide, 2. didn't mention in the entire course of the chapter, or 3. specifically told us we would not be tested on. She gives us practice tests but doesn't give us any of the answers. She does, however, offer extra help outside of class and that is respectable.

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bad teacher real bad-excels at making everthing complicated and confusing

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great teacher. even better when you're not her student anymore. and really, no point in complaining about her accent cuz there's nothing she can do about it.

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There is no point in complaining about Mrs. Leu's accent. It's not something she can exactly control. Also, once you reach Mrs. Leiko's class you'll be begging for Mrs. Leu again! Math is a hard subject to make interesting and she tries very hard to do so.

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If you get on her good side early in the year, she's a great teacher, and a nice person. The class isn't that hard as long as you try at least some. Also, i don't really know what you people are whining about her accent for. two things: 1) it's not her fault, and 2) you get used to it within a few days

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she was a good teacher... i think. I couldn't understand her so i wouldnt know

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oh, i had mrs. leu last year... i <3d her! shes awesome! really helpful and nice

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She's awful. Her lectures are boring and you can't understand them at all.

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she's a good teacher and is nice if your on her good side, but she can be really mean and it takes like week before you can understand what she says

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She is a good teacher who teaches math well, but you have to get over her accent

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she's a pretty good teacher but she can be really mean. most of the time she's fun

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she's a good teacher .. you just can't understand her all that well sometimes.

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I LOVE HER SHE IS THE BEST AND MOST FUNNY TEACHER EVER!!!!!!!!!

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Mrs. Leu is so nice whenever you need help she is always willing to help you

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MRS LEU ROCKS EXCEPT SHE KINDA MEAN SOMETIMES

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I LOVE MRS LEU GREATEST TEACHER EVER!!!

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omg i lOOOOOOOOVE mrs leu. she is so helpfull and when you get to know her shes sooooo cool. if she likes you and u walk into her class she doesnt even care.

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I LOVE her! she is SOOO much better than cross! who says you can't understand her? I understood her just fine!

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Ahhh, Mrs. Leu. She is a great teacher and a funny person. GO MRS. LEU!!

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Mrs. Leu is a diamond in the rough. She follows her convictions even if people make fun of her. She is really sweet if you get to know her. MRS. LEU ROCKS!

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Mrs. Leu was a little harsh, but all successful classes need structure, right? I so enjoyed being in her class.

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nice but harsh

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U R THE BEST IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!!!MAKE SUER U NEVER CHANGE!

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she can be sort of unclear sometimes.

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Doesn't teach, couldn't understand her, has favorites, and she took away my yearbook!!!

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You are super cool and easy to understand! You are a GREAT teacher and I learned soo much from you! (better than my math ths year!) I love you!

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Mrs. Leu is a great teacher. When I was in her math class, she helped me understand the concepts in an sensible way. I loved being in her class.

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She is very nice to selective students. She enjoys making fun of people who are stupid. But the stupid people can handle it.

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She hates me for some unknown reason. She is an okay teacher, though.

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Umm, she's hard to understand, and if you're a good student, good for you, she doesn't care. if you're not, then she has lots of fun. its kinda love/hate.

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all i have to say is parallelogram

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Her class is one of the more exciting math classes and she teaches very well, except for when you can't understand what she is saying. I loved her class!

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This teacher rocks. Best teacher and the nicest too

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she is the coolest teacher on the planet. Just dont give out her phone number or she will hate u for life(exspeince)she can be hard to understand though,cool to

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doesn't answer questions well.

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shes a good teacher, but she was pretty selective on who she liked when i had her..

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she's funny!!

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not easy ta unda stand ha

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I LOVE MRS LEU!!! SHE IS MY BEST FRIEND!

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either people really hate her or really love her,

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La Cañada High School 9-12 is located in La Canada, California with an average teacher rating of 4.02 stars. When comparing La Cañada High School 9-12's teachers to other teachers in the state of California, La Cañada High School 9-12's teachers are below the average of 4.28 stars. La Cañada High School 9-12 ranks 461 amongst all High Schools in the state of California. Learn More