Average 2.59 based on 70 teacher ratings
Kim Sobieck is a Math teacher at Arcadia High School located in Arcadia, California and part of Arcadia Unified. Kim Sobieck's 70 teacher ratings contributes to Arcadia High School's ranking of 1,186 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Arcadia High School is 4.12 stars.
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Ms. Sobieck teaches way too fast, and is very confusing. Asking questions in class wont help at all, and coming in during lunch for help is just a waste of time. She does not check homework, which some people take for granted, but because of this, a lot of people are failing the class. I had to go on Khan Academy almost every single day just to actually understand the things that she was teaching. Oh, and her "multiple choice" exams are way to hard.

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Nice, but isnt good at teaching

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She knows math, BUT doesn't know how to teach it! Asking her questions gets you nowhere. She makes everything harder than it should be. if the student tutors can make it understandable, why can't she?? Her tests are unfair, often throwing in concepts she did not cover. Very frustrating for students who want to learn!

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If you have her, be prepared to take out your "BOOK-BOOK-BOOKAGES!!!" She's constantly late if you're in her first class of the day, but gets pissed if you're tardy. She also leaves class to go to the restroom, and on top of that wasted class time, she takes about 20 minutes every day (on top of being late) to turn on her computer, check her e-mail, and prepare for class. She doesn't know what the hell she's doing. Her favorite method of teaching is coping from the book.

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Tips: copy down her notes or she won't help you, remember how to do the problems... her way. And she has lots of fill in the blank
She's really... 'emotional' and gets mad at things very easily
If you have her first period, she generally comes in 2 minutes late. She is rarely on time/early and will take 10 minutes getting ready.
Homework assignments: follow ALL the instructions for work or figures or else you'll get half credit
She talks to herself and inanimate objects.
Her tests are hard.

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I don't even know what to say about her...and how she is not fired for doing very poorly to AHS fellow students. If I'm going to have to retake Geometry in Sophomore year, I would rage. Clearly, the class average explains everything and even reviews with teachers say that she's bad at teaching. The personality is okay, but then again the time consuming and grade just overall destroys her personality. Yeah, thanks for ruining my grades, GPA, and my future career.

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Taking Sobieck right now. 1st semester was horrible. Class average with a D. Second semester, still horrible. Class average would be a D-C+; this is the grade of ALL of her classes actually, except Alg. 2 Honors. Just horrible grading skills.

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UGH. Worst teacher ever, no joke. First class I ever got a C in, though that's not the only reason I have a grudge against her. She's not very funny, though she tries to be (yet just wastes class time instead). She always hums this weird little tune, and is super eccentric. But she's horrible at teaching, repels students, marks off for the stupidest things (ie. I wrote 1=tan blah and she marks it off cus the =1 is on the left side). After the year ended, I went and complained to school board..

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She's not even that bad...she's just strict...and if you're failing it's because you're not paying attention in class or not doing your homework. if you really cared you'd be in at lunch asking her questions! her tests are hard but she explains it way better than other teachers

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if you have her on your sqedual please take my advice and do whatever you can to switch to another teacher. Her tests are 5 times harder than the hw she gives you and she gets mad if you ask a ?

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She takes a whole point off your test for the littlest things such as not covering your numbers fully with a radical. THEN those points **** up and the majority of the class gets a C or lower.

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She's a strange teacher. I don't like her.

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One time I had her for summer school and she started crying because, people were goofing off. It was so funny. Psycho. If you get her drop the class and thank me later.

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I can't stand being in the same room as her for more than 10 min, even though I have to. She's too loud and her constant yelping is distracting. I can't take her seriously and I have absolutely no respect for her. She's smart, I'll give her that, but her techniques are too OCD worthy.

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The only thing i like is that she let me use her microwave to heat up ramen

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Ms.Sobieck is a brilliant woman who's most likely going to find her downfall due to an inability to connect on a familiar level with other people. She knows her stuff, and she is willing to help, but you can't expect her to come to you. You have to look that Pi shirt wearing dragon straight in the face and ask. She WILL help. She's eccentric. I know its a pain in the rear end, but fight through it, you will learn a lot from her.

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Honestly, she is the most psychotic teacher I've ever known or had. This is the first C i've ever had in my life. It's funny because on the current roster or I.D. grades, there was only 2 A's around 6 B's the rest are ALL c, d,F's. -.- It's ridiculous. On my last report card, I had all a's 1 B and of course... a C . Thanks for the 2 1/2 week grounding Sobieck<3 oh and I absoluely L.O.V.E your catchy, loud, hilariouss humming you sing there. -.-

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TA in her class today. She yelled at Chinese student..I believe he just moved here. She did not bother to ask for someone to translate what she was saying. She kept yelling for a few minutes and then decided on grabbing the paper out of the boy's hands. Is this allowed? Shouldn't she have asked someone to help her translate to save herself and other people time?

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Her attitude towards her students are not very good. She takes out her anger on her students and has odd behavior. I'm not sure if she is supposed to be criticizing students in front of their peers also. I'm very surprised at her attitude when she is teaching. I am a TA in the class and sometimes I feel really bad for the underclassmen.

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she is so weird o.o i had her for geometry in freshman year and she freaked me out. she always went like dee deee dee.. or something like that. tho she's kinda weird.. she is a good teacher overal cuz she's really strict and i learned a lot from her. i know this may seems crazy but i did actually love her as a teacher tho she's so weird o.o

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Ms. Sobieck isn't a good teacher. She doesn't convey ideas well, nor the students interest. She does however succeed in turning off any interest in Math. Too bad teachers with tenure are guaranteed a job for life!

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lots of strange habits, including moodswings.

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I don't know what is wrong with her, she have temper problems almost every single day. Her quiz = test. You really have to study in her class because she test you on EVERYTHING. If you can transfer away from her class...DO SO...

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Psycho. I don't know whats up with her. The class itself isn't too bad, but her teaching style is awful. Very mean and rude at times. Can't stand her shouting and loud noises, especially on a bad day with headaches. If you get her, beware.

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She is quite picky, bases her "quests" ( what she calls a test and a quiz mixed together) on Homework. Unfair Grader too

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well...i don't like her...even though you can get perfect score in her tests and turn in all the homework she asked for...you still may not get an A!!!

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I thought we didn't have money, but we have to pay her to teach, then pay to re-teach half of her students during the summer! Wierd logic!

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TERRIBLE TEACHER. Talks on the phone all the time, she sulks and cries all the time, EXTREMELY vague and unclear, never helps you with questions.

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horrible teacher. can't teach. her grading is so hard.

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Shes kinda weird. She hums this weird tune, and she always makes u bring ur book or u get detention.

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shes okay...jsut do ur hw...her test aren't hard...but shes jsut a hard grader...every lil thing she marks off...she has mood swings too...watch out

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shes cool but really emotional. she teaches alright but really DO alot of self review before tests...seriously...

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shes weird, really nice, likes students who don't fool around in class... not the best teaching methods.. but alright

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can't teach at all.. adds stuff that she didn't go over on tests.. and has a couple of issues she needs to resolve...

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kind of nice and kind of has strange habits and moods

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Extremely hyper, has mood swings, but she can teach

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I need to know that you know that...

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ms. sobieck can totally teach!! she's just got issues...

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can't teach! so picky and too hyper. . . mood swings.

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she can teach!

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You need to work on your teaching skills. Open your eyes, see wat U can improve

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Very hard teacher, but its worth the pain and suffering cause you learn a lot.

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enthusiastic..but really picky..dee.dee.dee

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de de de deee dee doo dee doo dee :)

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very cynical of her students...constant hyperness is just a little too much...

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Doo dododo do dodo dodoodo doo

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bizarre...VERY picky...mood swings...Do-do-do-do...

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pretty picky about your work...can turn mad as quickly as she can be hyper...

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she is a great math teacher who is creative but can sometimes be weird

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DON'T CHEW GUM!!

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I loved her. Great teacher if you have a will to learn. Difficult, but good.

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i got all answer right on my test but still get a D

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She's very strange. But she could be cool

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who said cant teach! best math TEACHER!

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Fun. Weird. Do your homework, it'll help!

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Makes odd sounds, hums annoying song, talks like students are kindergardeners!

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weirdo

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paranoid,weird,she flunked me,bring ur books, dont be late,nightmare teacher

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She tries to get u to understand the stuff before moving on. very picky

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she's always making noise and she thinks everyone is going to cheat

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It will take some effort to get a high grade in her class...she can be moody

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SHOW WORK!!! PAY ATTENTION IN CLASS!!!! DON'T SLEEP...ASK FOR HELP

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NOT my favorite teacher...she can't teach at all!!! : P

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shes kinda nutty n weird. her whistling.. wow. heh. remember to SHOW UR WORK!!

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Follows every office rule by the letter. Has good days and bad.

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