Average 2.46 based on 21 teacher ratings
Julia Vancleave is a Science teacher at Diegueno Middle School located in Encinitas, California and part of San Dieguito Union High. Julia Vancleave's 21 teacher ratings contributes to Diegueno Middle School's ranking of 696 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Diegueno Middle School is 4.19 stars.
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She doesn't actually teach us a single thing, all we do is sit in class doing meaningless labs or just copy notes from the projector. I have glasses and I sit in the back so when she decides to use the tiny text-font I cannot read it! She is a nice person and all but just update your labs once in a while will you.

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i don't think she likes teaching at all. basically just sit and use textbooks and the labs aren't helpful (boring). class is easy to pass because it's pretty easy

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I enjoyed it but she didn't do much teaching

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shes terrible. if you ever get her go straight to the counseler and do whatever you can to switch out. she does only bookwork and its terrible listening to all the other classes doing fun yet informative labs. she doesnt help in any way, i have asked her questions that are valid and she just looks at me and then continues assigning pages of useless information

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Mrs. Van Cleave was one of the best teachers I ever had! She loved science and was always so excited about what she was teaching. I've had classmates go on to get their degrees in science because they were inspired by her class and what they were learning. A few of my favorite labs were the Roller Coaster Lab, and Sludge Lab at the end of the year. The sludge lab had us figuring out the final product of a mixture of substances using all the labs we had learned over the year.

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I really enjoyed Mrs. Van Cleaves class. We did cool labs like the roller coaster lab and the sludge lab. She is really good at explaining things. I can tell she really cares about her students and science. I would go to her room at lunch and after hours to have her help me with what we were learning and she was always really helpful. I liked that she uses stuff that's going on in the world now to teach us - like there was this thing on the moon on the news and we spoke about it in class.

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I am writing this on behalf of all eight grade student enrolled in Mrs. Van Cleave's classroom. Mrs. Van Cleave has been a terrible teacher. My favorite subject is science and this year has decreased my interest. She is extremely boring and only uses the textbook. She is constantly making mistakes at the fault of her students grades and doesn't admit to her wrongdoing. It is disappointing when we hear the fun labs other classes are doing while we mindlessly work in our workbooks and copy text.

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I had her as a teacher, and it seems like based on her walls that shes really into teaching, but as soon as the class actually begins you quickly come to realize she doesnt care about her students, nor teaching and makes it a hobby to pick out kids.

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This teacher is completely useless and boring. She has zero enthusiasm. While the other science teach Mrs. Collins does interesting experiments, this teach does nothing. She makes her class sound like it will be fun, but in fact it is totally boring and killing the students interest in science. My child learned more about the icons associated with the various triathlons than they did about science. This teacher is just biding her time until she reaches her pension milestone. Please retire

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she is the worst teacher evar!!! XD

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I had her class from 2003-2004. I didn't enjoy her class. And she accused me of cheating, and when i tried to explain to her my reasonings she wouldn't listen and gave me an F.

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She is SO boring and its sorta easy to pass her class. It's just the class is so boring, annoying, and just awkward.

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Her class is extremely boring. We do the same homework every night and she seems like she doesn't really do anything to teach.

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She scares me. And she has no patience.

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Liked he. She's fun and knows a lot about science!

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shes muscular and she gave me weird looks in class.

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Unfair to kids she doesn't like. She should grade the homework when it's due, not just once a quarter in the notebooks. hard to talk to if you have problems

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Good PE teacher. Didn't have her for science

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SHe is mean and does not explain things well. She also laughs at me bacause im not as smart as her. Also she has a new pair of shoes every day.

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Ms.Van cleave will sometimes pick on certain students which is really mean. She isnt a very god teacher.

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Very mean to some kids..... don't get on her bad side.

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