Average 3.38 based on 35 teacher ratings
Evelyn Harkin is a Science teacher at Pioneer Middle School located in Tustin, California and part of Tustin Unified. Evelyn Harkin's 35 teacher ratings contributes to Pioneer Middle School's ranking of 934 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Pioneer Middle School is 4.21 stars.
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Why are everyone saying she's mean? She's so quiet and easy going. Great teacher! Class can be boring but whatever. And stop saying her accent is bad because it really isn't she knows how to speak english.

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Ms. Hardin is actually a very nice teacher. She is a little more strict than other teachers but is not rude and never yells. She will call you out if you aren't doing the correct thing though. She is a pretty easy science teacher, most of our work is independent and I like that. Class can be boring sometimes , but that's not a huge deal because science isn't one of my favorite subjects. Other than that she is a really dog teacher for science and if you have her, that's good! She's very sweet.

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She's pretty nice. Except for the fact she couldn't remember my name for a month and a half but it's all good. She assumes you know what she's talking about because you learned it in elementary school (even if you didn't). She assigns a lot of worksheets but doesn't teach you it (only the next day which is pretty stupid). She's confusing because of her accent, it throws me off, but she can be knowledgable at some points. She's overall hard. Doesn't teach fluently and moves on.

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Tests you on things she doesn't teach you

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One of my favorite teachers in middle school, although most people do not like her, if you pay attention and respect her, she is the best.

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she picks on you for class participation and when you answer something roght, she says "hmm well. not exactly" and then she picks on another kid and they say the same thing and she praises them for being some science olympiad but its basic boring physical science. she picks on kids and favors others

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Decent teacher, although she is preparing us for high school she's super boring and very unhelpful. The same routine every day with worksheets and constantly takes more time to rant about how we are wasting class time while she spends more time talking about how much we don't listen to her. Upset I didn't get Ireland or shaffer, switch as soon as you can

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She told us we wasted 30 seconds of class getting out our papers to do a lab and yet she took 37 minutes describing how to do one thing and we had to do fifty of those problems. And I barely got it finished and she sucks at grading she grades u off of the answers not off the completion she should be lucky I gave her one star she also gave me N's on my report card with "Talks to much" but to be honest with u I am one of those kids that sit quietly in the back of the class listening.

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She is a really good teacher. Her accent is not that bad! A lot of people hate her, but she only give punishments to the ones who are causing distractions on purpose. Mrs. Harkin is really helpful.

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She is strict, but not as mean as everyone makes her seem. She is definitely underrated. Not the BEST teacher, but certainly not the worst either.

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great teacher never gets mad so I don't know why everyone is saying she is horrible she has never yelled once

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by far the worst teacher ive ever had. horrible strict policies, plays favorites, and its down right MEAN. advice it u get her* dont talk, get on her good side, and participate whenever u can!

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this teach is fuuken boomb. eff yaaa

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you know she is actually growing on me but still kinda of ehh

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I LOVE her she is so nice to me, but every one is mean to her...especially with her accent. but if the kids that hate her hate her in science, then maybe they should try having geometry with her!

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she is not a very good teacher and she is mean

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she almost made me cry the frstt week cause i forgot my binder.but if ur quiet in class u wont get yelled at. i actuallygot a really good grde 2nd semester. nvr do fun things like m.thomas and schefer

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everyone thinks she's really mean, but she's a good teacher. but she's too strict and i can't even understand her with her stupid accent!

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She is sooooo nice what are all of you talking about!!!

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HER CLASS IS SOOOOO b...o...r...r...r...r...i..n...n...n...g...g...g... snoozzzzzzzzzzzeeeeeeeeeeee... and u dont, like, understand her.

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Not a very nice teacher, poor attitude.

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I HATE MRS> HARKIN SHE WILL PICK YOUR HW AND LOOK STARE AT IT

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shes strict to otherpeople. but for me shes nice to me and doesnt get me in trouble when i talk in her class.

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SHE'S NICE BUT HARD TO UNDERSTAND AND EXPLAINS THING TO FAST AND I DONT GET BARLEY ANYTHING!BUT SHE WILL PREPARE US FOR HIGH SCHOOL!!!!

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she is strict, but makes us prepare for high school.

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i hate mrs. harkin, i don't learn anything in her class and her is so boring!!!

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is strict but does what she needs to do to get the students to concentrate. class isnt very exiting but we learn a lot.

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she can be mean . although its frustrating how she marks us down if we miss problems on homework. its drops our grades by sort of a lot

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I thnk she mean.. i can't understand her one but..she dosn't make class fun.

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everybody thinks shes hard pretty easy i freaked out when i saw my schedule.. i have her for first period... shes mean to us but shes nice i guess....

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Mrs. Harkin is a really good teacher, yeah her classes are a bit harder than all of the other science teachers but that how we learn.

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I like this class. :)

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She's hard, but it made it easier in high school.

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not fare, never goes over homework

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