Average 3.92 based on 56 teacher ratings
Liza Tedford is a Visual Arts teacher at Arcadia High School located in Arcadia, California and part of Arcadia Unified. Liza Tedford's 56 teacher ratings contributes to Arcadia High School's ranking of 1,182 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Arcadia High School is 4.14 stars.
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She is a really great dancer, I take her class this year. She makes me interested in dancing again, and I think she cares every student. Sometimes, the test is hard, but that's ok.

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mrs.tedford is funny, willing, loving,kind and she is a good dance teacher

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OK..so Tedford is an incredible dancer...fact, but she expects way to much of everyone and generally has some favorites and tends to give them better grades than people who actually deserve the grades. Her dance exams are pretty hard but by the second one it gets easier. I managed to have an A+ in her class because I LOVED (past tense) dancing before the class but most people are just taking it to get out of P.E. Honestly good luck to anyone who has her but she is a great dancer.

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Ms. Tedford likes to think that she's an amazing dancer/choreographer but honestly, I've seen so much better. She cares way too much about her dance "career" and talks for more than half the class. She really likes to exaggerate on a daily basis, which makes it hard for me to believe what she says. If you're new to dance then she might seem alright, but not if you're experienced.

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tedford can be sometimes bitchy and has obvious favorites on the good ppl that take private class outside but i think she's very sincere in everything she teaches. she grades hard on the dance routines but you could always make it up with extra credit. im glad i took this class cause it was one year of no running and sun and PE i however hate the fact that if you are truly sick or injured for a long time, she will still mark you points up even if you have a doctor's note. i find that very unfair

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she has obvious favorites and is really strict.

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Ms. Tedford is my favorite teacher. I am hoping to advance to intermediate dance and continue my adventure with her. Even though she is very critical sometimes, she only wishes the best for her students and is determined to help them improve. Taking her class, you learn many important aspects of life. She is like a second mother to me.

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Very fortunate to have such a great dance teacher in our school. She has such great choreography and new ideas!

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I love Ms. Tedford. She's one of my nicest, funniest, and most fun teacher this year. Although she has clear favorites, it's not hard to see why. Her favorites are usually the ones who try really hard

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She taught me alot of stuff not just about dance and made me a much more confident and outgoing person. She can sometimes be annoying how she treats students she clearly dislikes as opposed to giving everyone a fair chance but she is still overall an incredible teacher.

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she taught me life lessons along with how to dance.

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i <3 her

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so hard. I almost failed her beginning dance class, and I always attended classes, finished the homework, and took all the tests and tried my best. wtheck

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she's ok. attitude isn't too good though. not afraid to give people low grades.

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Liza is an amazing teacher. She grades on your attitude, willingness to try new things, and most of all, effort. She DOES have her favorites, but its nothing to severe. She has very strong opinions. The biggest thing I notice is the way you read her, if you take her critism personally, then you will think of her as a horrible teacher and hate her class. She does expect a lot from her begining dance class, but its nothing that can't be accomplished if you try hard enough.

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Not very clear or helpful when trying to teach us. It IS supposed to be beginning dance but she does not seem to see it that way. Just leaves it to you to practice wrong mistakes over and over again, does not help clarify what you are doing wrong.

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shes a great dancer~has favortism which i think is unfair~sometimes very impatient~teaches very well but at the same time not very understanding of her students.

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She was great, but she didn't like my free dancing much. Isn't this dance class?

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should learn to see things from different points of views. not everything has to be 'out side the box',

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shes fair, helpful, and shes such a good dancer.

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she was pretty cool. the best advice i can give is be on time, look like youre trying, listen.

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love her! i guess every gurl has her day and she just has a couple more but shes still the best. shes such a good dancer!

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Liza is the best! supportive and understanding. she's a good dance teacher because she knows your potential and holds you to it.

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she introduced me to what dance is. she taught me, showed me, inspired me and made me a better dancer. thru her, i have a passion for dance for the rest of life

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Okay,Drama Queen! She need to get off her high horse.

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she's alright VERY GOOD DANCER..expects too much from beginners

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Great dancer, but a little too focused on her own opinions, needs to listen a little better to her students and lighten up a little bit.

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liza tedford is one of the bestest teachers that i ever had to help me in how to understant music in so my different ways. your are the best person ever.

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I was her student quite awhile ago. you might not realize it now but she teaches you many valuable lessons. she's tough because she believes in you.

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I was a dance newbie, chubby, but I worked hard for 3 years & Liza gave me the 'most improved dancer' award. Grades on EFFORT, & rewards it richly, not talent.

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she really likes you if you try hard in her class

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mrs tedford is okay...but she needs to kno that she isn't the best dancer out there...she also needs to grow up a little

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The most fun I have in any of my classes. Orchesis is why I come to school.

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I am thankful to have her as my dance teacher, yes she may be tough and strict sometimes but that goes along with dance and in the dance world..she is wonderful

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she's a great teacher n a great orchesis director, but sumtimes she needs to realize she can be wrong.

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she's great,amazing at dancing and pushes you to be your best but its her way or else even though sometimes good ideas and opinions are out there

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Hates Pep Squad and puts them down..it funny cause Pep Squad supports Orchesisi

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great dancer. really pushes you to be your best. you learn to love her

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she's the best

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expects way 2 much out of u. umm...not everyone can dance!

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Liza is the best! She's pushes you to be the best you can be! I love her for it

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she has a weird music choice with mood swings, and favors, but a good teacher!

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Hey Guys, Liza is an awesome teacher, so i dont know what u are talking about!!

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cool, just try to keep up and don't make her mad during prep. for major shows

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SHe haTeS PeP SquAd aNd gRaDes TheM lOwEr!

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pretty funny...good dancer

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Awesome dancer !

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She taught me all i know about dance. Very opinionated but u love her for it

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she yelled at me when I sprained my ankle and said i was faking. Good Dancer tho

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Good dancer, knows what she's doing, but expects a lot.

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she's nice sometimes but also mean. and her tests r freakin' hard.she can dance.

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she expects a lot out of u...and i swear..i am not flexible, dont push on my bak

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petty good teacher, but her mood really swings..

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she is a pain to deal with.

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ugh...a dancer..

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She can be tough, and she expects a lot out of you, but she's an awesome dancer.

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