Average 4.5 based on 52 teacher ratings
Diane Ichikawa is an English teacher at Henry M. Gunn High School located in Palo Alto, California and part of Palo Alto Unified. Diane Ichikawa's 52 teacher ratings contributes to Henry M. Gunn High School's ranking of 991 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Henry M. Gunn High School is 4.0 stars.
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Ms. Ichikawa is a very knowledgeable teacher, and although she can be strict with grading, she genuinely makes an effort to help her students improve their writing skills.

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An AMAZING teacher for the communications class! Very charismatic, the class was always fun but everyone still respected her. She hardly assigned any busy work, the few assignments we had were challenging but some of the most interesting I had in any class. I still remember the short story and social experiment assignments 3 years later. She taught us real, meaningful lessons about how to be an effective communicator inside and outside the classroom.

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Mrs. Ichikawa was very subjective with the way she graded her essays. Whenever I asked her questions about how I could improve, she was not very clear and did not give me proper feedback. Picked favorites, tries too hard to relate to students, and overall just did not have a very good experience with this teacher.

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She is the best english teacher I have mt uptil now. Yo will not have vocab quizzes if you study. She is amazing and she taught me a lot

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My daughter had Ms. Ichikawa for Shakepeare and LOVED her. She is smart, respectful, and gives great evaluations. Hard on grading, but that is as it should be.

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She is okay. A little too sassy for my liking, but taught the class okay.

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She knows her curriculum. Pay attention and you'll learn a lot.

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Easy class w/ couple projec and almost no hw. Cool person but u gotta pay attention in class and she let you mess around and joke around. Really enjoyed her class one of the best ive taken

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Very little homework and teaches well, thanks!

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She is a really great teacher. She teaches with a lot of clarity and is very helpful. Thanks to her I have become a lot better at English. I am in her F period class and she is always cheerful and polite. Thanks to her I have not only learned how to

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Just pay attention and things aren't all that difficult. You will learn things from this teacher. Be polite and she will like you too.

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A lovable, respectable teacher who, despite her occasional strictness, clearly shows a great passion for English and teaching!

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Ms. I is awesome. I cannot think of any other teacher who will foster within you a such a profound and genuine appreciation for English. Even if, like me, English and literature isn't really your thing, keep an open mind you'll still take a lot from

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I connect with her very well, she seems to get her point across without boring anybody and without being mean. She takes proper actions when needed, and is probably my favorite teacher this year.

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She is a hard teacher, but she'd very willing to help you out and she will definitely teach you something

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How does my favorite teacher only have a 3.8? Ms. Ichikawa is amazing. Her humor is mature and her teaching is pitch perfect. She's willing to help her students in a great manner too. Please learn to pay attention in class.

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Ichikawa is doesn't teach very well, but is very good with students. She connects well. However, she grades very weirdly and it is hard to maintain an A. But it is easy to get help outside of class.

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She's a good teacher, and entertaining most of the time. A good G period.

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Great teacher where you can learn alot and do well without being bored all the time.

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Her class was always entertaining, and her stories are hilarious. She made english class actually enjoyable. I'd recommend her.

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MS. ICHIAKAWA IS THE BEST DRESSER AT GUNN, NICEST ENGLISH TEACHER EVER. SHE ROCKS, CARES ABOUT STUDENTS, TAKES TIME TO HELP STUDENTS AFTER SCHOOL. I LOED HER CLASS. SHE MAKES EVERYONE LOVE ENGLISH.

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She cracks me up and made me love english, very down to earth teacher, I looked forward to going to her class.

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Ms. I rocks , she is the best dressed teacher at campus every day. She is so nice. You rock Ms. Ichikawa

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sweet lady, but kinda harsh grader at times. but we all love her

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Ms. I's AP class rocks! She offers LOTS of help. Put in some effort and she'll definitely help you. At least she doesn't put people down like Hernandez.

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How she got the AP English job, I will never know. Treats us like little kids and continues to teach horribly. Reading aloud 'popcorn style' is for 8 year olds. Hernandez any day.

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Give some respect and she won't hate you

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Ms.I rocks!!! Just speak up in class once in a while, really think out your essays,and you'll do fine. she's really down to earth, and one of the most helpfull teachers at Gunn, really enjoys her subject. I have a lot of fun in her class. Great Teacher.

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tries too hard to be cool (who cares about the golf club?!), grades too harshly, and if she doesnt like you, theres nothing you can do

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Nice to me, not nice to other people. Totally unfair.

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Her grading is somewhat hard but she's an okay teacher. She's really nice if you listen in class and she helps out a lot.

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Grading somewhat hard does not make Ms. Ichikawa a bad teacher. In fact, she is one of the best teachers I've ever had. Helps us relate to the material.

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she tries too hard to be funny and the "cool teacher". and if she doesnt like u, ure scrwed

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she's the coolest teacher i ever had. She's hecka funny too. Ms.I does grade a little hard, but she's all cool. I mean it's not like u can get lower than a C.

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she's all good, but her homeworks aren't listed clearly on the board

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ms i is so tight. funny teacher. down to earth. good times

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Everyone I know likes Ms.I. I don't know what everyone's problem is.

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Cool teach, nice, outgoing person. Grades kinda hard but it's an easy B

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Don't like her as a person. Tries too much to be cool and friends with her students, which usually just seems very fake. Big drama queen.

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Ms. I's gotten a bad rep but I think she is very cool. Stay on her good side and she's an awesome person to get to know.

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