Average 4.38 based on 65 teacher ratings
Teri Sorey is a retired English teacher at University High School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District. Teri Sorey's 65 teacher ratings contributes to University High School's ranking of 1,232 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at University High School is 4.07 stars.
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Ms. Sorey is really bad at answering questions lol she just dodges them and backtracks until the person asking the question is even more confused and the person never even gets the answer to their question!! She's smart but doesn't have the best ways of transferring the knowledge to her students--most of the advice she gives comes months after the essay and consequently doesn't help. The class is a joke--nothing of consequence happens and she throws the biggest fit if you miss her class.

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Because of Mrs. Sorey, I feel confident in my writing. Never really got into the books, but boy did I learn to write. Teaches you how to effectively convey ideas and economy in word choice. If you've prepared for the SAT crit reading, the AP mc is relatively harder, but more forgiving. Don't expect success in this class handed to you on a silver platter. Think about what she says and try to apply it in your essays. Eventually, it'll all click and from there on out, writing will seem easy.

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In retrospect, Mrs. Sorey reminds me of the Queen in the Disney Alice movie... "Heads will RRRRROLL for this [bad essay]!"

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Wastes half of class by talking about news and doesn't finish lesson, but still marks people tardy who come in literally 5 seconds late. Is tardy herself sometimes. Tough class.

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LOVE her. Wish I could take another class with her :(

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her class is really hard, but she is a really good teacher so you learn a lot!

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Amazing teacher!Fantastic at teaching!She really introduces you to the nuiance of language and meaning.I fell in love with literature in her class.Intimidating but if you go to her OH, she is super nice. Now that I'm in college, I realized how great she was and how much she has taught me!!!

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AMAZING teacher! Yes, she is a crazy hard grader. I almost cried when I got my first few essays back: they were some of the worst grades I've ever gotten . But she teaches you A LOT and if you actually try your grades WILL go up a lot. Sooo funny and interesting, you'll never get bored in this class

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Mrs. Sorey is definitely a well-known teacher on our campus. She is my favorite English teacher and the hardest one I've had yet. She loves literature and understands how to present it to students. A lot of people critize her for being too hard, but she just wants to do the best for her students!

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My favorite English teacher without a doubt. Has a great and tough personality and keep her students interested. The only ones falling asleep in the back of the room are the ppl already failing all their other classes. Takes her students on a trip to Englas/Scotland/etc as well. Had the BEST time :)

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She's a good teacher. Knows the literature and knows how to teach it. But it does get boring after a while. I find myself falling asleep within fifteen minutes after the class starts. She grades the essays hard, but she's an overall fair, funny person.

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she's a really fun teacher but i feel doesn't really help me improve my writing.. have her for ap english. CRAZY hard essay grader... went from 95% and 93% essay avgs in honors english 1 and 2 to 65% essay average in her ap english class...

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If you haven't heard her gush about tea leaves or the merits of Macintosh products, you're asleep. Her opinions are well-formed and decidedly liberal, the class akin to watching a rebroadcast of CNN. Focuses more on petty politics than language. Well-read English teacher and a definite Anglophile.

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You'll realize that you learned a lot from this class....after you find out you got a B

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You are the best Sorey!

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Awesome teacher! Her tests are pretty hard but her curve really helps. She also goes into detail on everything we do so you basically don't even have to read the books assigned. If you pary attention on what she talks about, you'll get an A.

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She is definately one of the best teachers I've evehad. Her English tests are pretty hard so it motivates me to study even more. So it you get an A in her class, you are almost garanteed an A in any other English class you take. Plus, she is soooo much fun!

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she's nice. She just grade pretty hard><

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i have her for cp english 3. if you want an A you will have to work hard for it. but it's not hard to get a B if you do your homework and study a bit before the tests. if you get her for cp do not underestimate the class. she grades pretty hard even on her cp students. but she's a good teacher

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tough grader on tests and essays. extremely subjective, especially on essays. i hav A's in my APs and honors but a C in her CP english 3. she's a helpful teacher nevertheless.

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She's tough, but she is one of the best teachers I ever had. She gives out tough tests, but if you take notes in class it makes exams sooo much easier.

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She is the best teacher I ever had. Even though she is hard, I learned so much in her class.

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She is a great teacher..she thought me soo much, I don't even know where to begin

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Hardest CP English 3 class ever!!!.. never mind..2nd hardest english class ever..1st being the AP Eng.

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I LOVE MRS. SOREY!!!

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nicest teacher EVER

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reading quizzes are hard even when you do the reading, easy to get a B but nearly impossible to get an A

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wonderful teacher really. best english teacher i've ever had. prepares you well for college. nice person. willing to help you in any kind of trouble/problems.

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Wonderful teacher. What you learn will only be beneficial through college and in life.

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Shes the best, i love her! She may be a hard grader, but still shes the best! Do your reading!!

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u learn a lot in her class~

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london was awesome! i would never dare get on an airplane with any other teacher!

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YOU LL FAIL THE CLASS BUT YOU STILL WILL LEATN SOMETHINGS THAT WILL STAY WITH YOU

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what other teahcer writes 'acchhccchh!' on info sheets to parents?? :):):)

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for the love of god, switch out of her class if you have the chance please!

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very cool and nice~

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pop quizes are so pop when they're everday.hard,but awesome lady

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knows her stuff and makes sure you learn it

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knows her stuff and really cares that we learn it

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Extremely hard grader, but her sotries are interesting...

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She grades hard but one of my favorite teacher

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Extremely hard grader, gives a lot of quizzes, but a wonderful, funny teacher

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nice and funny very cool but hard at grading

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OMG She's hard as hell...but she makes her class fun..and u really learn..

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Sooooooo funny. She's also really really really nice.

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She is the best!

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really hard

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is hard but makes class interesting

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Awesome teacher, hard as heck tho. Keep in touch w/ her =).

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love this woman. class is ok if you do your reading. always fun.

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She's extremely friendly and helpful ... tests are graded real hard!

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so much fun. went on her scotland trip '01. totally rocked. she was great

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her quizzes are very hard! no A's in class!

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her class is hard

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she's cool but her class is so hard

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very hard the final is gonna be a pain but overall shes funny

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Pshhh.. too hard. Especially when your trying to be lazy.

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so many pop quizzes!

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Hard hard hard. Keep up ur reading.

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VERY HARD but its worth it. She makes her class fun to be in (even tho its not)

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koolest teacher

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sorey's a cool teacher but her class is sure hard, tho da only hw is mstlyreadin

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very interesting class..can't fall asleep if you try...like the curve too...

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Hard, but a very good teacher

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Best teacher I've ever had. She taught me so much, and she is now a great friend

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