Average 4.33 based on 43 teacher ratings
Johnny Selvin is a Languages teacher at Albany High School located in Albany, California and part of Albany City Unified. Johnny Selvin's 43 teacher ratings contributes to Albany High School's ranking of 1,184 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Albany High School is 3.98 stars.
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I took 2 years of French with her 8 years ago and I still remember what a great teacher she was. I had Cs and Ds in some classes but I had A in her class because she has a way of motivating students to learn. She is strict and she expects a lot so I worked hard in her class. I didn't continue learning French since it does not interest me but I realized that I learned a lot more in those 2 years than others do with other teachers and I learned to be a good student with her! Im eternally grateful!

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In Madame Selvin's class you would learn more in one year than most people will learn throughout all of school.
I still remember some of the poems I had to memorize for her class. Reciting in front of the class was sometimes agonizing and embarrassing experience but incredibly helpful.

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100% my favorite. She made me, a science and math person, interested in French. Great at getting to know her students even if they're quiet and shy. Vous me manquez, Madame Selvin. Merci!

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One of the best teachers I've ever had. She really made us excited about French and being erudite scholars in general. She will be sorely missed at AHS. Merci beaucoup, madame!

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When i look back at my entire educational career, elementary- college, Mme. Selvin tops the list of the best teachers I ever had. Demands the best. It's for your own good. Merci Madame.

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She's tough but such a good teacher! Her classes are hard but very good.

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She's a great teacher don't get me wrong. The world could use more of teachers like her. Cept there is a lot of work, and she doesn't exactly teach the material, at least, not anymore. Good luck w/her

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All she does is talk about how accomplished she is in life, no one cares. She has the right motives but she doesn't understand not everyone can take that much homework on top of other classes.

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She gets her work done, everyone who's willing to learn will be able to speak french in four years. But you do have to be willing to bow down to her every command if you want to pass this class.

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Definitely one of the best teachers at AHS. Hilarious, brilliant, and caring. Too bad she's retiring this year. Je manquerai Madame Selvin!

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I credit her with ensuring I get those R's right.. she's pretty cool and I love her style. I'm glad she's still teaching; she was my teacher almost 15 years ago. Merci, Mme. Selvin!

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Wow Ms. Selvin teaches us so much in sooo little time hahahaaaa....she's a pretty hard teacher, but....get on her good side, or else!!!

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I've probably learned more from her than any other teacher in my entire life.

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Ms. Selvin is like the smartest teacher I've ever had!!! She's brilliant, and nice, and if you work hard in her class, you'll like her a lot.

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She is does not hold herself to the same standards she sets for her students. It is hard to respect some one like her.

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Nice until she starts unfairly accusing students of cheating based on little evidence

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she's great,even though she's hard. u know you love her stories, and you learn in a couple weeks more than you learned all together back in middle school. a genius, amazing!

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omg! why does she have to be mean to the first and second year students :( .. whatever she's not so bad once u'r in 3rd year.. argh

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too much to learn, its overwhelming

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J'adore Madame!!! The only teacher who made AHS worthwhile. She prepared me sooo well for college, hard class-but how it should be, very but worth it.

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Not very understanding and sometimes unreasonable. Good but tough teacher.

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Selvin's classes are harder than the college class I'm taking right now. But I got through the material because she really is a great teacher.

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She teaches you a lot, but she's rude as hell! She likes to make ppl feel uneasy. Grrr.... Not taking her class next year!!!

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je pense que madame selvin est un professeur sympathique, mais elle est aussi tres dure
see how much i learned she is hard but you learn so much from her

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Mme Selvin gives lots of hw but you learn so much from her and everyday her class is interesting. its so much fun! shes strict, but she brightens my day

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shes really hard, but she has a lot to teach and i feel i learn a lot from her even though im not doing so well T_T

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everybody should love mrs. selvin

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EVIL! always threatened to chop our fingers off and slit our throats. its hard to not learn a lot in her class though. shes a good teacher, just an evil woman.

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REALLY hard at the beginning of the year but once you get used to her tests (and study) she teaches you A LOT.

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ms. selvin is THE HARDEST teacher i've ever had, but you learn so much from her. hearing about her house in france and her babboon is very fun.

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Ms. Selvin is a great teacher IF you don't take her too seriously (she gets a little egotisitical) THEN she's lots of fun

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She is so smart! she really understands each student and their potential. Kind of smug and thinks a lot of herself, but that's what makes her great.

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It's funny, when I was actually in her class, I couldn't stand her. But now that I don't have her anymore, I realize how much I learned. She's a great teacher!

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Ms. Selvin is the best teach i have ever had @ AHS, very hard but she can teach you more in a day than others can teach in a month

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the strictest teacher you'll ever meet

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totally oblivious to favoritism which isn't a bad thing, but she can be very demanding

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she's a great teacher, very nice, understanding....except when it comes to how much hw one should have. she is great, but a little too hard.

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She was VERY strict, and a hard teacher. A nice person, but her methods of teaching werent the best. She did too many poems, and too little actual teaching.

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she's a pretty hard teacher and definitely pushes her students, but in the end you know she's only making you better

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Either you love her or you hate her. I think she is the smartest teacher I know.

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