Average 4.53 based on 35 teacher ratings
Grace Cottle is a Science teacher at Casa Grande High School located in Petaluma, California and part of Petaluma Joint Union High. Grace Cottle's 35 teacher ratings contributes to Casa Grande High School's ranking of 1,293 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Casa Grande High School is 4.03 stars.
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One of the greatest teacher of the sciences I have ever met. Her only rival is mr pillsbury. You will learn a tremendous amount about chemistry with ms cottle.

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Pay attention and reserve 2 hours for studying for tests and you'll do fine. I was in her honors chemistry class, which isn't much harder than her regular so if you have her for regular, it's basically honors. 2 percent bump is given on all tests (if taken with the class) and 10 percent on the final. Seek afterschool help if you don't understand something, and if you miss a class then also do so. Class prepares you for SAT subject test decently, but some topics must be covered on your own.

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Fun class but a lot of work. Best teacher I've ever had.

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She's the hardest teacher I've ever had. I'm having an easier time in Trig than I am in regular Chemistry. She offers after school help almost every other day, if you're inclined to go. I've never went, but asking questions in class is intimidating

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Mrs. Cottle is the epitome of a great teacher, especially when you see her patience for the imbeciles who take her regular class. For those that were in or are still in regular chem and are planning to complain about the course work, reevaluate the choices you made to prepare for her class. You probably blew off her reading checks, texted while she was lecturing, and did not follow the detailed instructions outline in her labs. That's your fault, not hers. Have fun failing your classes.

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Ms. Cottle is a very tough teacher and already over 5 students have dropped her class She is very insightful but the tests and exams she hands out are some of the most confusing I've ever taken. In fact, they're almost purposely failing you because of the way they are worded. She is nice but inconsiderate. She said once that she didn't care about our grades even if we failed as long a we learned the material--I agree that we should learn but our grades are equally as important for college.

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Cottle is an extraordinary teacher, but her class is also insanely difficult unless you can really commit to studying. The thing about chemistry is that there are so many formulas, elements, and little tidbits of information you have to learn that it becomes overwhelming. She doesn't give a ton of homework, but her tests are brutal, even for a non-honors or AP class. Expect 2-4 double-sided legal size pieces of paper per test. I'm an AP student, but even her normal class killed me. Good luck :)

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Amazing teacher, extremely difficult. One of my favorites, even though she was the only teacher I ever got a "C" from. Study hard and you'll be fine.

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She talks like a maniac, which can make the class difficult to follow, but she is always very fair and thorough despite the toughness of the class. I would recommend her if you're a driven student; if not, this class will drive you nuts.

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She was an amazing teacher, but she was a little crazy. but the crazyness helped you learn the subject. overall one of the best teachers i have ever had.

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Anyone who has disliked Cottle just doesn't understand. She's overtly hilarious and able to take even the most metaphysical topics and make them tangible. Difficult class, but it was memorable.

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Awesome teacher, probably the best I ever had. Very hard class, prepares you for college. You learn a ton of cool stuff, and feel smarter after every class. Always ask for help, study for all tests and don't cheat and you'll be alright

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cottle is the best teacher hands down

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Shes really hard, but shes a good teacher. YOu learn a lot, but I think too much for an average student.

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Ms. Cottle is there for those who are willing to work hard. She's fantastic at explaining things and keeps you on your toes the entire year. Sometimes it may seem hopeless but she'll totally get you through. Study sessions!!!

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she might talk a little fast, but i've never learned so much.. her class was amazing.. she made me love chemistry.. definitely a high quality teacher

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I love Ms Cottle. If you have a question, she will answer it. Really smart! Def knows her stuff about Chemistry. Her tests are really hard, but do give you severe writer's cramps. HILARIOUS jokes! Definitely one of the best!

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Ms. Cottle is completely insane... in a good way.... she makes class interesting and funny at times..... her tests are hard, but at least im not falling asleep yet

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very hard

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I love Ms.Cottle! Never before have I had a teacher that could make me look forward to go to class no matter what the day or how I am feeling! BESTINTHEWORLD!

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Seriously uses diffiult reading checks to force us to read confusing chapters without explaning the theme first.

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Gives out tests that take forever to finish... then laughs too much when teaching which makes me feel nervous about her next attempt.

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Best science teacher ever! I had horrible teachers for bio and physical science and never learned anything, but i remember and understood anything and everything in that class while getting more informed on other science subjects and her life! No plastic

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Ms. Cottle's class is extemely tedious but she truly is one of the most reliable, intelligent teachers I have ever had. Best teacher at Casa!

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Cottle is a awesome chem teacher. She knows what she is doing and she really knows what she is talking about. She is the best teacher i have ever had!

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Her tests are hard, but she prepares you so well for them that it's not that bad. Plus she is really interesting and awesome!!

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Definitely a tough teacher, but she did make chem interesting. Any other teacher, and I would have fallen asleep.

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always there to help out, study sessions before tests

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The absolute best teacher for a hard concept like chem. I learned so much in her class and I have no end of respect for her.

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absolutely hysterical! Smartest person i have ever met! always willing to re-explain concepts and teaches comprehensibly... excellent teacher and person! iluvCot

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Undoubtedly the hardest but best teacher i have ever had! I had a horrible teacher for Physical Sci but Cottle reinforced all the ideas I shouldve learned befor

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She CAN be helpful, but many students can not finish her insanely long tests, and she occasionally lose assignments, despite being "cluttered yet organized".

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HARD TESTS

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Ms. Cottle is the best chemistry teacher on earth. She tries her best to make the class interesting and fun. Go Cottle!

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Awesome... but way hard tests and like four pages long. No joke.

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