Average 3.7 based on 57 teacher ratings
Esther Shin is a Languages teacher at Sunny Hills High School located in Fullerton, California and part of Fullerton Joint Union High School District. Esther Shin's 57 teacher ratings contributes to Sunny Hills High School's ranking of 1,129 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Sunny Hills High School is 4.19 stars.
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After I transferred schools after the end of my sophomore year, I realized how bad of a teacher she is. I finally came to realize that I left the class without knowing anything, unlike my new language teacher who makes sure that we understand everything and actually teaches us how to talk. Mrs. Shin never taught us how to talk, instead she made us copy every single word from the textbook and gave bad grades to people who didn't finish it. That class was a waste of time and I regret taking it.

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Your grade does not determine a teachers teaching nor does it define a teacher. She's passionate about Korean culture, is well experienced, active in all or most school activities and gives disciplinary actions BASED ON students' actions. Everyone cheats in every class.. But there is no teacher who cares and is attentive to her students like her.

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After reading some of the reviews, I've got to agree with why this teacher is horrible. I'm a parent and looking through aeries, I could not see grades and projects that my child did. I have also spoken with her and when I asked about the problems I found in the class, she got extremely defensive. As I was trying to discuss some issues, she then started to ignore me. Some people just are not meant to teach and it's sad that this school does nothing about it.

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people are saying that others are only giving her a bad score cause they got a bad grade in her class. i got an A yet I know she is the worst teacher ive ever met. the only reason i got an a is because i can speak fluent korean. she always speaks in korean and i felt really bad for anyone who couldnt speak korean before going to her class. i know so many people who have cheated and who have kissed up to her and they all got an A. watch out cause she starts crying and talking about her divorce!!

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She focuses on having good character and being a better person. Don't lie, cheat, or steal. Learn to respect your parents (though Korean culture) etc. She's great.

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Many students are complaining for terrible reasons. They're the bad students and because they received a poor score, they relay the wrong information about a very passionate and intelligent teacher. Ms. Shin cares a lot about all her students. She loves what she teaches, she tries to integrate new methods, and at the end of the day, you're happy you have such a great person as your Korean teacher.

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Amazing teacher who is not selfish and is always caring to each individual. She never disregards anyone who is at a low level of Korean. People who "kiss up" are actually who go to her and ask for help? I don't understand why anyone would write terrible reviews because of the terrible grade they EARNED. If you do the work, ask her for help, you receive help, therefore get the grade you deserve.
She's super passionate about Korea! She's knowledgeable and funny too. Sunny Hills is so blessed.

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She was OK. Agreed that she is disorganized, but not as bad as other reviewers make her to be.

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Did all these people drink haterade? She's chill and you'll learn.

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Ms.Shin is a great teacher.. but sometimes she can forget stuff. Like losing homework can be one, or not putting in your grade when you actually DID it. I pretty much ended up with a C- because she thought i lost my homework after giving it to her. SHe is FREAKN NICE AND CHILL. No matter what grade you have. She is like a second mother. Good luck tho, she doesnt speak english that much and her tests dont really make any sense sometimes. ^__^ Good luck !

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Ew. Never take this class if you wanna learn. SIKE

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a very active teacher. willing to help out anything you're struggling with. just show your effort and respect. learn to cope with her and vibe with her! overall easy class and an outstanding teacher.
plus she's funny/enthusiastic/serious/good at discipling

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Ms. Lee is always lecturing us with a lot of life lessons regarding how you should respect adults, do well in school, and to work hard. It's not a difficult class if you're.. actually studying. If you rather fly by a language class - this is not the class for you. If you don't understand something, ask on that spot and understand it the best of your abilities. She's always encouraging and wants the best for her students. :) She's awesome.

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There are idiots who do NOT do their homework.. and people who WISH to get an A by just sucking up to her.. but that is obviously not going to work. you do the work.. you get a grade.. Ms. Lee is an awesome individual who truly cares for her students.. and she also likes to sing. Ask her to sing opera. She will.

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Never Never never take Korean Class at Sunny Hills. You will ruin your grade and can't got to college you want to. Mrs. Shin (=Mrs. Lee) is impossible to deal with since she doesn't put any grade into system. You don't know why you are getting bad grade. Even though you give her homework, she won't update your grade. This class is total waste of time. Not learning much other than singing and cooking some Korean food. Please don't take a chance. Not worth anything!!

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She is a kind teacher.. but if there are idiots in your class who do not listen and are disruptive or disrespectful.. you'll be whooped - the whole class.

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She's a good person, who has a desire to be an influential teacher, and someone who really loves her students.

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She's an encouraging teacher. Her homework is repetitive but easy. Do the work.. get the grade. She's always at school and willing to help too.

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She's awesome.. :) Everyone is tripping.. she's not as bad as people say she is. They just probably got in trouble by her LOL

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Mrs shin is the most unorganized teacher I have ever seen. How on earth she teaches anything is beyond me. She makes it obvious she does not like what she does and continues to lecture to the class about manners and such. She has yet to teacher a single day. As for grades, who knowsjQuery1720272251024376601_1382035972254 She loses homework all the time. Why did we take this class!!! Be warned and think twice if you ever take her class.

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Mrs. Shin is really funny and someone you would want to get along with...unless she's angry. If you are Korean, she'll expect you to know some to advance Korean. If you're Asian, she'll expect you to learn the language quickly, and if you're not Asian, she'll definitely give it her all to help them out. You'll do a lot of writing her in class, and you must pay attention in her class or else she'll be stressed out and give a 20 minute lecture about respecting adults.

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Ms. Shin is awesome. If you practice, do the work, get good grades.. surprise, surprise! You get an A. :) And if you're not a Korean speaker.. at all.. she's always available to help you out and tutor you.

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I love Ms Shin. She is loving, caring, willing, and passionate.

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She has a passionate heart to teach. She is extremely attentive to those who are foreigners (but who is that to blame.. when all the koreans are taking korean) I learned a lot and learned a lot of manners. Korean is a easy language when you're being taught by funny, cute, Mrs. Shin :)

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Kind teacher.

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I learned a lot from her class. She molds minds and personalities.

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She's amazing. She teaches morals, of how to be a good daughter/son, and a student. I grew as a person, learning from her class. My Korean improved tremendously. She has a lot of homework, and projects but if you took them as seriously as I did, you learn without even knowing that you learned. I'm glad she was one of my teachers. She's a great person.

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SHE IS A DERPDERP AND A HERPDERP

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Any former student will tell you: Miss Shin is one of the worst teachers on campus. Her grading is never a real system-basically only based up of how much she likes you, and if you do well on the final. In my second semester in Korean 1, I never did any homework, but simply behaved well in class. I got a 100 on the Korean final, and I still got an A+. Her class is a joke-I learned more in Korean 1 than I am now in 2. She speaks in Korean, so non-Koreans cannot learn at all.

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has a passion for teaching. knows how to simplify material to an easier understanding level. i gained a lot of knowledge. i don't know why should moved down to such a lower level..

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I believe that her teaching strategies are great. She has a heart for teaching and to be quite frank, she deserves to teach IB instead.

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The fact that this district hired her makes me question our education system. Kinda easy class but you won't learn any Korean, so when its time for Korean 3 you're screwed.

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Teacher asking for help from the students.

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how is this teacher STILL here in this school.....

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I'm trying to be nice :l thought she was great at first. Man, was I wrong.

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Couldn't really wait to get out of her class. She wasn't oriented toward teaching her students, assigned pointless homework. (Write 30 words that have no meaning for you ten times each in Korean.) If

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Uhm, if you don't care about learning and only care about chilling in class, then take her class. If you actually care about learning, take another class because she will make your life miserable.

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i like her

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shes a good teacher (:

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she actually wants to help..i am learning so much korean ._. she knows how to grab your attention...she doesnt only teach life lessons but i learn a lot from her academically too she freaking rules ..

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i have her for korean 1 freaking chill!!!

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she's the sweetest teacher alive man!!!

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she expects us to help her all the time and talks about her life 24/7. she is so unorganized. she looses our homework and then she gives her favorite students A's and others D's and F's.

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i loved her, glad i took her class!

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she is awesome, christmas caroling may be a bummer at times but you i have to admit i learned a lot. taking her class was probably one of the best decisions i made in high school

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Mrs. Shin is The absolute definition of an abysmal teacher. Her class is easy if you know Korean to begin with. She gives a lot of hw and complains about it. Her grades are based on favoritism.

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she's always so hyped up. the amount of hw she gives is.. just overwhelming.

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she expects us to think shes the greatest teacher/person you've ever met. she tries to 'council' us & give us a life lesson during her class. if you dont, she feels sad and starts to cry & hate you.

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very weird. randomness is her number one trait.

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i have no respect for her.

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oh my goodness.... why are you still here?

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she does not know how to teach efficiently. she is a cool person but she is too koreanized sometimes.

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unfair and always to be cool.....but she's not cool

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could be unfair and mean sometimes

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awesome teacher

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