Average 2.76 based on 47 teacher ratings
Julie Braun is an English teacher at Irvine High School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District (IUSD). Julie Braun's 47 teacher ratings contributes to Irvine High School's ranking of 1,006 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Irvine High School is 4.27 stars.
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I had Mrs Braun for H. American Lit. It was my hardest class by far and took a min of 2 hours every day. The workload is very heavy but not difficult. However, the TESTS are SUPER difficult. After each test, she tells us how many people got each letter grade, and I remember that there were an absurd amount of C's and D's and only a handful of A's. If you dislike reading, you will for SURE find her classes difficult. However, I will say that Mrs. Braun is very kind and knowledgable.

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she spent more than 30 minutes in class everyday talking about her journalism class. her tests are also hard and not many people get a's. she is also the only teacher who made her class take a test for the summer assignment and ruined everyones grades. can be very rude when you ask her questions and treats her students poorly. never grades papers and only updates grades on the last day.

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She is the worst teacher ever. You may think you are getting an easy A but you will be wrong. In the end of the year she gives you an editorial and she only gives A's to the students she likes no matter how good you did. She gives you whatever grade she wants but doesn't pass the rubric out because she grades it on the last day of school. There are these two girls in the top left corner of the class and those are the only students she likes. The rest of the class got B's at the end of the year.

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took beginning journalism with her. to be honest her feedbacks on writing really helped me write better, but she takes forever to grade assignments and put in grades. well she has newspaper so I understand. however, she definitely plays favorites. I really like journalism, and I wanted to get into advanced so badly, so I sort of stuck up to her. I didn't get into advanced. she made me lose interest in journalism. tests r easy if u study. keep up w the news.not worth your time taking the class.

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Plays favorites and returns graded papers at the end of the semester.

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Braun never returns grades nor teaches the material she puts onto tests.

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Not good. Definitely. One of the worst teachers everr! :(

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She takes forever to return papers and plays favorites.

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While she clearly is enthusiastic about the material, that's not always communicated to the students. The honors class I was in took very little effort and many students were bored. She seemed unaware of our disinterest, and didn't get around to covering all the summer reading books that had been assigned. Tests were easy and homework was for the most part unnecessary. I don't feel that she helped me learn much about English, as she gave very little feedback and a lot of easy A's.

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Her class wasn't too bad. I always thought English was boring, so I wasn't surprised. I've always had incredibly slow-grading boring English teachers so I don't really have too much too say. Think yourself lucky if she gives your project back at all. Thinking about her makes me yawn. Come to think of it, that's the only thing I did in her class. Hmm, maybe that's why she didn't like me.

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Desite the fact that it took forever for her to return our papers, Mrs. Braun is an amazing teacher!

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I honestly thought she was an amazing teacher. Yes,she sometimes turned things back late but she has a big responsibility in the school's newspaper. I think its amazing she does the things she does.

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When I first met her, she raised her voice at me for looking inside a teacher's classroom. I WAS looking at the HW. She would not even let me explain. She said, "Stop, just STOP." She must be stressed

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she didn't grade most of the essays that we wrote. there was an in-class writing assignment htat we had to do and that brought most of our grades down. writing shouldn't even be worth that much.

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we never know what she excepts, makes the very few writing assignments a bigger part of the grade than they should be

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She's incredibly unfair! I was one of her student aids, and there was another person. The other person was in her Honors American Lit. class from the previous year and I was just in regular english, so she treated me very unfairly...she let the other aid go out during the period, and gave all the work to me to finish just because I was not as smart as him. Overall, I hate her so much for putting me through all that, and judging me for that.

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Poor Mrs. Braun :( It's horrible having to see these things about her. But they all are kind of true. I like the class, but no offense, I don't really like her

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she honestly does care about journalism but that's because shes the ADVISER and its her responsibility.. so i completely understand why she is so stressed. give her a break. she tries and shes a great teacher

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she's cool and has pretty interesting stories. lots of character.

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for sure, she only cares about her journalism classes. she goes on her rants and forces us to listen to them. ugh. and yes, she takes forever to grade and usually never returns anything until, if you're lucky, the last day of the semester

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despite few negative reviews, i think she is quite an efficient teacher.

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barely collects anything, takes forever to grade and pass back assignments. took 3 weeks to get back a SCANTRON test!

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She's strict with answers, but normally understanding of what to do. She's got a good interpretation of figurative language in books, and I look forward to having her in beginning journalism next semester.

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Really boring and very lazy. She didn't even grade half the homework we did and it still took a long time to get back.

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She's a great journalism teacher; keeps up journalistic standards, and is very thorough with the newspaper

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She favors journalism students over normal students way too much, and she thinks journalism is the best thing ever. Too bad it isn't.

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I am so encouraged that my son has developed an interest for journalism, thanks to Mrs. Braun's beginning journalism class.

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At least she is a good journalism teacher, I'm sure I will enjoy newspaper staff

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terrible. she refuses to give us back our work! I have no idea how I am doing in her class and I don't expect to get any of my essays until june. I am not motivated to do well and I can't wait till the semester is over!

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The only essay I ever got back from her (graded) was my Bible essay, which we took on about the 3rd day of the semester. All the others? I never saw them again. Lacking organization.

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horrible. had her for english and journalism. takes forever to get everything back. you never know your grade. in journ she blames everyone else for her slowness.

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My child has barely received back any of her work and I feel this is an inconvenience.

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Unorganized. Takes a VERY long time to return work. Vague about directions [like everyone has mentioned]. Dedicated to journalism, I suppose. That's about it. Attempts to be funny, but fails.

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She is too inflexible about changing answers that students think are arguably correct

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Her organization of the course and her grading systems are unfair and work against the student.

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Really boring, gives unnecessary amounts of hw she never grades, but at least she has good intentions.

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boring yes. she was REAL slow in giving me my grade. haha i had to come in during the summer to know my grade for the class!!!! i never knew how my grade changed either!

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Very impersonable. Needs to loosen up!

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She gives a lot of work, and vauge directions, but you'll come out of her class a better writer w/ an improved vocabulary.

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Dedicated to Journalism, but FAR too unorganized to be a high school teacher.

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*sigh* on the days that she gives out more than 1 hw, i'm always missing 1 of them.

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she expects too much. very vague with directions. is always stressed about journalism and yells at english kids

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so boring!!

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Mrs. Braun! we miss you =)

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BAD teacher. Rude. Boring. Unhelpful.

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straight up borage

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seems to be more bored than the students are

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