Average 4.54 based on 20 teacher ratings
Dowling is a Biology teacher at Fox Lane High School located in Bedford, New York and part of Bedford Central School District. Dowling's 20 teacher ratings contributes to Fox Lane High School's ranking of 1,051 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Fox Lane High School is 4.31 stars.
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I decided to take AP Bio this year and found it to be so much more rewarding than I had expected. Make no mistake, this is not an easy course by any means. The course is astronomically more difficult than Living Environment. DO NOT go in expecting an easy A. Dr. Dowling is a fantastic teacher who guides and prepares her students very well. It's obvious that she is passionate about what she does. I learned so much, as well as gained a perspective of where I want to head in college.

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Dr. Dowling is honestly the best teacher I have ever had! This year I realized that I want to pursue a career in molecular biology, and that is only because of how interesting her class was. She is a tough teacher, but by the time you take the regents you will score very high on it because of how well she prepared you for it. She is the most knowledgeable teacher I have ever had and she makes the material easy to understand. I am definitely going to take AP bio with her!!

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She is a realy good teacher who has a phd in science, so she knows the stuff really well. She is strict but it pays off because you learn a lot and she makes the regents a piece of cake.

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I had Dr. Dowling for Living Environment and AP Bio, and she is the teacher that has made me want to pursue a college degree in molecular biology. She is easily the most knowledgable/competent teacher I have had so far at Fox Lane, and any student in her class will learn a massive amount. AP Bio is hard, but is a very rewarding experience.

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Nice, slightly strict, you will learn a lot. She expects you to be responsible as high school students

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Great teacher... makes biology tolerable even though it is a pretty dry subject. She made the regents a walk in the park. I got a 96 without studying. She is the AP bio teacher also so it might be good to have her as a freshman to get to know her teaching style. She also is the head of the national honors society so it wouldn't hurt to get a college recommendation from her ;)

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she's great but can be scary at times. You'll really appreciate her if you take bio in college

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Best teacher ever.

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She is the best teacher I have ever had. I don't particularly like bio, but she really made me love it. Her class is hard, but its fair so if you put effort in, you will succeed. I learned more in her class than I did in all my other classes combined

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Awesome but really tough teacher. She does pick favorites but it is based upon your first impression, your work in class, and your effort on homework and labs. She taught me more than any teacher i've ever had. Strongly concidering AP Bio with her.

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fantastic teacher! i have her right now and shes one of my first science teachers who actully knows what shes doing. although she may be a bit merciless to those who are about to fall asleep 1st period, but hey its school and were there to learn. still havnt figured out if she likes me or not... but i think shes an awesome teacher!

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shes okay but yells at you if she thinks your sleeping gives weekly homework and i like that but doubles are so bad and make you want to jump out of the third story window.

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really tough class but it pays off

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her ap class was tough, but she's like a human text book. she really knows her stuff, but she's also hysterical and super nice if you make the effort.

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Awsome teacher, fun class, I'm gonna miss it

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Great teacher. One of the smartest, most intelligent teachers I've ever had. She has a great teaching methog, and she actually listens to the students..Great teacher, again..

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very calm and kind! While she is a nice teacher, class( especially double periods) can be extremly boring and she loves to make power points! She can be a bore but over all she's a human brain!

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She's the best bio teacher I've ever had. Really.

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really smart, just not the best teacher. i'd fall asleep in her class all the time

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Good teacher not like a super teacher though. Wish she would let u sleep in class like other teachers do. Lol but im serious

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