Average 4.63 based on 40 teacher ratings
Jennifer Boyd is a Biology teacher at Westlake High School located in Westlake Village, California and part of Conejo Valley Unified School District. Jennifer Boyd's 40 teacher ratings contributes to Westlake High School's ranking of 1,087 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Westlake High School is 4.05 stars.
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Boyd is my favorite teacher. She loves her job, her students and especially the environment. She makes sure the class understands the concepts and has various activities to make the class interesting.

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Ms. Boyd is so passionate about the environment. She explains everything clearly and thoroughly. I got a 4 on the AP test and she was definitely one of my favorite teachers of high school.

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Made me find passion with our environment and I've learned so much knowledge that I'll use outside of the classroom. For those who do not believe in climate change go take this course and learn! It was a great class I loved it.

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There's certainly no denying that Mrs. Boyd is passionate about what she teaches, and loves the fact that she is spreading a message to the youth, but I always felt like she was talking down to me and the other students. While I did learn a great deal about the environment, and even considered that subject as a major at one point, I did slightly feel belittled at times. But hey, other than that, she's pretty nice, and you should have fun.

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She is the best teacher I ever had. You will never find a teacher more passionate about the subject, and more knowledgable. She tries hard evryday to get the students engaged on the subject, and to get them to change how they act and make the world a better place with what she teaches. Some people thought she was too hard, but when you love the subject the class will be a breeze. I got a 5 on the AP test without studying so how hard can it be.

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The class is really easy but incredibly boring, with lots of information to remember. I like Mrs. Boyd, she's really helpful and explains her material well, but the class is all busywork.

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I took AP Environmental Science last semester, this teacher loves what she teach and makes it an interesting topic for everyone. Ms. Boyd's humor and easily-understood way of lecturing made APES the most memorable course I'd taken

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Clear, knowledgeable and inspiring, Mrs.Boyd has to be the best teacher I've encountered. I wish she were still teaching AP biology so I could take her class.

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Mrs. Boyd was my least favorite teacher at the beginning of the year, however, I now look forward to her class everyday. She is so passionate about what she is teaching, and makes lessons fun. Mrs. Boyd is such a nice lady and I am constantly laughing during her class.

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Boyd is one of the best teachers I have ever had! Some might complain that she assigns too much work, but her class (I've had her for both bio & apes) is manageable, and her lecture notes are always clear and insightful. Unlike many other teachers, she truly cares about what she teaches, and makes sure her students do too. Intelligent, caring, and very dedicated teacher!

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I found the class very easy. You just have to pay enough attention in class.

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Great teacher that didn't have to hammer anyone. Never lost her temper or anything. While I am pretty strong in science, Bio was tricky but she got the material effectively through. Is also very knowledgable unlike the occasional teacher who doesn't care or is too new to the course. Also got my interest to spike about Bio when she showed that it was more than just about animals, enviornment, and other tree-hugging topics.

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one of my favorite teachers ever. not the easiest teacher ever but because she is by far the best teacher ive seen when it comes to actually "teaching", if you pay attention youll get an A easy

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Okay well obviously she's a very smart teacher but she does expect a lot out of students. Also when I had her, she obviously didn't like me and my friend because we weren't the typical honors students and she sat us alone next to each other in the back row

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she really does not like me at all!!! every time i ask for help, she just brushes me off like i dont really need it.

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she is an amazing teacher and her class is great fun too. i highly recommend taking a class with her if at all possible

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Ms Kuge (now Mrs. boyd)...she is the best teacher i have ever had period. She is not the easiest teacher but she is better that Erickson (no offense to anyone) but she makes sure she gets the point of the topic across epsecially photosynthesis respiration and if you would need help with it just ask

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Goes to fast to absorb anything but she tries hard and is good for some kids.

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Semi-casual class that is very awesome!

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You will find her ratings under Jennifer Kuge. She is an inspiring, caring, dedicated teacher.

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Her name has been Mrs. Boyd for a while now. She is a caring teacher who ensures that her students learn, Interesting projects.

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the homework is endless, but ms. kuge teaches the material so well. don't drop her class! in the end it is well worth it

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Ms. Kuge really prepared us well for the Environmental Science AP. It is easy to get an A in the class, but BEWARE: this class has a ton of time-consuming assignments - it is a big time committment.

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Ms. Kuge is one of the nicest teachers at WHS. Although her class isn't super easy, it's still manageable. She has an inspiring energy that makes you really want to learn

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basically she's an amazing teacher, and although her class is hard, you leave feeling like you know and understand everything that's going on. Ms. Kuge is great (:

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Ms. Kuge was amazing- she really makes you learn the subject and I learned many relevant time management skills. Study for her tests, participate, do the hw, and you will really love her class!

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I love Kuge, she's a great teacher. She is good at controlling students and every productive and effective in class. She doesn't give out busy work and everything has a purpose. She's great at teaching, and very nice and approachable. I love you Ms. Kuge!!!

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Whenever I didn't understand something she only confused me even more.

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Makes it easy to learn and prepare for class. So knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Time in class is always effective, never wasted. Enviro was the class I took in high school.

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a great teacher

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A very helpful teacher. She worked hard when a student did not get the material. She was especially helpful with tricky subjects like heredity and the Krebs cycle. Mrs. Kuge course is not easy but will prepare you for future courses. She takes the material to heart and is born to teach. =]

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Definitely a nice teacher that has passion for teaching. She keeps students on task during class. Every new thing you learn, she'll go over it again and again. She has a lot of practice that by the time of the test, you will know the info at least somewhat well.Lot of tedious work, but it helps

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Ms.Kuge knows her science. I'm glad she is my biology teacher. Sometimes the class is a little challenging, but she knows how to teach it.

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AWESOME TEACHER!!!! I learned so much from her, and she is really passionate about what she teaches.

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