Average 3.79 based on 38 teacher ratings
Karen Lam is a Science teacher at Brookline High School located in Brookline, Massachusetts and part of Brookline School District. Karen Lam's 38 teacher ratings contributes to Brookline High School's ranking of 399 in Massachusetts. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Brookline High School is 4.08 stars.
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Psycotic. Tiger mom. Demanding. Expects way too much. Nice lady though. Pray you dont get her!

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She's sweet and has good intentions but she can't explain concepts well. Students are mostly on their own. She's more helpful in a one on one setting. U can learn things but u must work HARD.

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She is very friendly, fair, organized, and dedicated. Also She is a hard teacher, hands down. But if you really try in her class, you will get out with a good grade (get help! don't be afraid)

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very hard class, very fast, very difficult to understand. get extra help before every test

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sucks at english

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She's a really nice teacher, but not the easiest.

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Such a nice person, and a good teacher! She won't hold your hand, though, so you better be in the right class. Her daughter is adorable!

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If you imagined chemistry would be hard in English, try understanding it is Mandarin...

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ms. lam is a nice teacher. she is very fair and organized. i found her class difficult but easy to keep up with.

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she is very hard and demanding-my cousin was in the other class that had the same curriculum as we did, and when i showed her my test she could not understand about half of it. however, there are nicer sides to her as she lets you have quiet a bit of extra credit on the tests and answeres questions after school. during class, however, she answers the answers sort of poorly and does not explain them very well. also, her chem catalyst and binder checks are simply pointless. her stuff is similar to ap chem.

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ms lam is really nice, and everyone should stop whining because the class is too hard, drop to standard then.

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Ms. Lam is not NEARLY as hard as some people say. One of the harder chem teachers. I learned stuff that i still remember, can't say the same of other sciences

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the worst teacher ive ever had, so hard it is insane, if it is not exactly what she wants, it is at best a D. if u get her, SWITCH!

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I love ms.lam!! I expected bad year w/ her but i ended up liking chemistry a lot. She's always there n her classroom is an untimidating place to be. she is hard

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chemistry is hard, but Ms Lam does a pretty good job of explaining things. Lots of work, tests are hard but not as bad as some would say.

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Nice woman..should teach college not high school

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She is not easy, but she is really helpful and cool teacher, and she is really smart. I dunno she is humorous or not, but she tries to have fun with us

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She's not easy one but she is really helpful

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Ms. lam was a really great person and REALLY helpful whenever I needed it. You work very hard in her class, but learn a lot and I actually liked chemistry!!!!

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I love Ms. Lam!!! She is willing to help whenever you need it! She's one of the teachers who live at the high school, so you can get help almost anytime!!!

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i understand chemistry as long as i don't learn it from her. she scrambles the subject. she has an air of utter disapproval for everything, she makes me cry.

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They do not come sweeter than Ms. Lam! She is a truly brilliant woman, invested in showing dedicated students how cool chemistry is! One of my favorites!

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She's not understanding & is overly demanding, I like a hard teacher but only if I learn something from them! Find another job & stop making our lives hell!

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She is too demanding and CANNOT relate to kids. She assumes the worst of ppl, and has ZERO flexibility. Dont ask questions! She may bite!

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she has a nice personality but her teaching jut doesn't seem to work for me

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I love ms lam she is hilarious. I thoroughly enjoy her class and learn a lot from her

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Ms Lam is awesome! She cares so much for her students. I'm going to miss her so much!!

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Ms lam is smart and nice. people who dont like her expect to glide through high school without doing work. pay attention do your work, you'll be fine

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She's a nice person, but she has this little problem...she can't convey any knowledge of chemistry to students whatsoever.

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ms. lam's really nice. just expects too much from her students, we can't understand everything! i'm sure she's learned something she didn't understand before.

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VERY HARD & EXPECTS A LOT, but at the same time very dedicated. if student is too then its a good match, if not, it doesn't work. very well organized

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She really needs to learn how to connect with high schoolers, and to slow down the pace. She's wicked smart, but extremely over demanding for kids.

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impossible to learn anything in Ms. Lam's class due to her inability to explain concepts that are needed in order to learn.

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very smart. doesn't know how to teach high school students. expects too much. needs to realize she is teaching standard and honors courses; and the differences

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I am heartbroken, cus she is such a nice woman, she invests so much of her time to help students. She just seems to leave many confused and frustrated.

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Good organization of material, but convoluted explanations. Tests are too high a level for high school. Expects too much from 1st year chem students.

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Makes about as much sense as Micheal Douglas w/ Catherine Zeta Jones...yuk.

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