Average 4.48 based on 25 teacher ratings
Susan Kinsley is a Biology teacher at West Springfield High School located in Springfield, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Susan Kinsley's 25 teacher ratings contributes to West Springfield High School's ranking of 226 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at West Springfield High School is 4.25 stars.
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Mrs. Kinsley was by far one of the best teachers I've had. Anatomy is a really difficult class because you have to learn every function of the every part of the body but Mrs. Kinsley makes it so interactive and fun to learn. I looked forward to that class everyday. She's always willing to answer your questions and help you understand the material.

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Loved the anatomy class but found the pacing very confusing at times. Often felt like we didn't have the knowledge to take tests when she announced they were next class. Overall, she does want you to do well and you do get a feel for being in a college class because you have to take responsibility for your grade. You will spend a lot of time studying, so make sure you're actually interested in the class material. Tissues unit will kill you but your grade will recover.

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don't take anatomy if you aren't ready to spend all your free time studying.

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For anatomy, she treats the class differently than what you might expect. I guess because most of her students are seniors she puts the responsibility of learning into the hands of students. You can socialize and learn at the same time and she plays music while you work on assignments which is just awesome. I wish there were more teachers like her because I wouldn't want any other teacher for anatomy.

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nice lady but her teaching sucks!! biology freshmen year sucked for me, i didnt learn anything and failed the SOL

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Ok everybody, she is an amazing teacher, has the coolest room and is so nice. she is the best mom ever

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Voted teacher of the year for WS...'nuff said!

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i had her for anatomy. She's a really nice lady! She makes anatomy fun and easy. I kept all of her notes because they're so helpful

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I've previously bad mouthed about her an anatomy teacher, but now I would like to retract all my statements. I'm sorry Mrs. Kinsley; you are a fine teacher. I'm a biology major right now and I am studying microbiology and let me tell, her class has helped me out a great deal. I know a lot of the material covered regarding leukocytes and of course anatomy which helps in these classes. Another plus is that this class teaches you how to memorize well and be exposed to college by being on your own as a student.

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You must have her for anatomy. I have had her for both and she was definitely better in biology. I think she just treats anatomy different because we are seniors so we don't need as much help. Your right that she is nice tho.

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nice lady, but not a very good teacher.

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Awesome teacher, she definitely prepares you for anatomy.

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one of the best bio teachers sooo legit from th class of 07

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Cool, nice, funny teacher!

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I think she is brilliant, committed, kind and fair.

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thanks for all the help in bio and anatomy, you are an excellent teacher. she put up with everything.....

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What!? Didn't teach us anything? Did you try asking questions? She was very helpful and always took late work.

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She didn't teach us anything, all she did was talk with our other teacher....and the tests were really hard.

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thank you for all your help, coolest teacher ever

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DUH...of course there is a lot of memorization...it's ANATOMY! Just leaving us alone is getting us ready for college! You should thank her!

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She's very nice and willing to help, but she doesn't really teach... she just kind of throws a bunch of info up on the board and leaves you alone. Tests are VERY difficult, LOTS OF MEMORIZATION.

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she was very helpful and i enjoyed her class a lot

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shez cool

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even though this class is a little hard, i've learned a lot

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good freshman course, not overwhelming

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