Average 3.23 based on 49 teacher ratings
Gabrielle Leko is a retired Math teacher at La Cañada High School 9-12 located in La Canada, California. When comparing Gabrielle Leko's ratings to other teachers in the state of California, Gabrielle Leko's ratings are below the average of 4.26 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at La Cañada High School 9-12 is 4.0 stars.
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you guys all need to calm down. Ms. leko is not even that bad of a teacher. i am sad to see her go. it is very sad and disappointing that we all trash her like this. she is still faculty and she has done a lot for this school. no teacher is perfect! she can be weird sometimes but so what. live with it.

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I love Mrs. Leko! She might not be a very good teacher, but I really respect her as a teacher I can totally tell she really cares for her students and enjoys teaching

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Atrociously inaccessible. Her teaching style allowed little to no room for inquiry at the end of a lesson, and any such inquiry was often answered with mockery. It is clear she knows her material, she was just incapable of conveying it in a manner that the class understood and that the book agreed with. Also, she is very contradictory of herself, so new students, make sure to stay on your toes with regards to her policies

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Leko is one of the best if not the best math teacher at La Canada High School. We are not here to be "polically correct," we are here to get an excellent education.

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mrs leko actually was a pretty good teacher. every teacher has a different style of teaching so to someone who feels that shes a "horrible teacher who cant teach, its because that person is not used to her teaching style. i personally enjoyed having mrs leko and i thought my math class was fun.

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The reason why miss Leko may appear to be "strict" and "intolerable in terms of grading" is because she wants her students to develop a good habit in high school so that they can apply it in college. Shes trying her best to keep us organized and on task and puts in more effort than most teachers at my school. Give her a break, shes under a lot of stress right now

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Very little actual teaching occured - maybe she understnad math herself, but she's a really bad teacher.

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Many people at LCHS hate math. Math is just something that they have to "get through". Don't take this class if you just want to "get through it". I personally had a really good experience with Leko's teaching style and class, but others definitely did not. She is a very picky grader and teacher in general who may or may not have a mild form of OCD, but if you can just have an ounce of patience and take responsibility for the things you do wrong, you're going to love this woman and class.

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She knows what she's talking about and you learn a TON from her without realizing it. Outside class, she's a super nice person. But her tests and quizzes are insane. Unless you're some sort of super math insane genius, you aren't going to get a good grade in that class; guaranteed. The book is a better instructor than she is. I have nightmares about being in that class.

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Best math teacher I've had. She's really intelligent and fully understands th subject she's teaching. She's extremely easy to get along with and tries to have a friend-like relationship with her students while still maintaining their respect for her. The only reason students may not like her is because they're too lazy to learn Calculus. Don't blame it on the teacher. You guys are the ones being difficult, not her.

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She is my math momma. A lot of people don't like her cause they can't follow her rules. But its an easy A if you just do the work. Plus there is so much class time, so minimal homework.

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Her Calculus BC class was the easiest math class i've ever taken at LCHS. But that was not because she was a good teacher... the book was just really clear and well written. It's a self-teach class.

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I honestly get depressed everytime i walk into this classroom, there is a quiz everyday...the best part is it could be on any math topic from any prior high school class! Its great we waste 20 min a day doing that and she constanly complains about time, wonder why?

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I'm sure the people who down-rated Leko simply don't love math. If you love math, this has to be the best math class I've had in High School. Once you know how the system works, and get with it, it's really enjoyable. I've already learned so much, and it's only just begun. :D

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Her class is really hard but i do enjoy going. She is really nutty which makes it really fun. If you know how to get on her good side you will get a B in the class.

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Excellent teacher, class presents an actual challenge. Some may not like her because her class is so difficult, but it pays off in the long run. She knows her subject inside and out and if you have her, trust that you're in good hands.

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Despite what a lot of people say, Mrs. Leko is actually a great teacher. She really understands math, and can convey it very well to students when they get comfortable with her. Her classes tend to be difficult mainly because of her own personal "rules," but it's not so bad if you stock up on extra credit points.

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I don't get Mrs. Leko- She's far too unfocused in class. Her lectures hardly ever pertain to math, they're always on the subject of whatever is angering her that week. Read the book and try to take good notes on the things she insists you learn that don't appear on the book. Her tests are heavily influenced by vocabulary, so learn those words!

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Miss Leko is certainly eccentric, and she likes to go off on tangents, and it's tricky to get an A in her Pre-Calc classes, but she really know what she's doing and likes students and teaches enthusiastically. She comes up with clever ways to help students learn and she knows what it's like to be a high schooler.

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her class is okay. she's really weird but in a good way. she always tries to make her class fun and does weird stuff. you just have to understand the way she teaches and you'll do fine.

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Her class is a difficult one, for sure. However, she is not hard to get along with, as long as you do your work and show up to class. The material is hard, but she will provide help if you just ask. She is also a really cool person, just a really difficult teacher.

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Is very difficult to talk too but she scares you into learning.

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Best teacher I ever had!

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Leko's nice and a good teacher..you guys are just complaining because you're too stupid to get the material..you actually have to study and don't base your self esteem on other people

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Bad and hard are two completely different things, and nobody illustrates this better than GLeko. Her class is hard- imagine that, HONORS Precal and AP CALCULUS. HELLO? Hardest math classes taught in LC? Duh it's hard! For AP Calc, she's prepping us for the AP EXAM. The harder the class, the better we do on the exam. Best math teacher I've ever had.

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great teacher, but her personality is a different story... :0

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her class is challenging and also really rewarding. she grades on a huge curve for the upper level classes so you go to class to learn not just for a grade which is important.

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i liked leko alot! if she likes ya, she'll be the nicest ever! and come on guys, shes not that bad of a teacher

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I don't think I've ever had a teacher quite as bad as her. She doesn't even pretend to teach during most classes, and when she does, it's atrocious.

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can we say... scary?

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cmon guyz, she stays after skool 2 clear stuff up if u need it n shes not that hard. wen i dint do my own hw, i got a b, wen i did, i got an a on tests leko rox

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uhh yea can her tests be any more HARD!!!

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you know what , i like ms.leko, she lets me flow in her class. if your nice to her , shes nice to you.

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She cannot teach you any thing and she will put you down in front of the entire class if you do not know the material

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Horrible teacher and person. Does not know what she is doing and is also an unreasonable person.

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I don't hate many people, and I hate Mrs. Leko. She is so spiteful and...well, mean. She's just mean. It took me a while before my self-esteem healed.

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Teases and makes fun of kids in class. Deviates from the subject matter. Doesn't teach; we have to teach ourselves.

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she is a horrible teacher.. she just rants and says inappropriate things to student and always refers to "state ed. code"..I BET SHE'S never even LOOKED at it

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she grades waaaay too harshly on tests and finds these STUPID nit picky things so she can mark u off on something. really BAD

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she thinks that she is SO good, but she rarely explains anything, we have to figure it out ourselves. aren't teachers supposed to actually teach their subject?

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She was probably the worst math teacher I have ever had in my entire life.

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Worst teacher I ever had. She was just dumb.

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she goes off on tangents almost every day and doesn't teach the required material

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confusing, doesn't teach everything u need to know on tests, and grades them hard

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she tries but rarely suceeds in explaining anything. and she's never on topic.

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Doesn't have a good grasp on calculus, grades tests harshly

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Terrible explanations, too many digressions during class

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