Average 4.6 based on 64 teacher ratings
Yen-Yen Chiu is an English teacher at Torrey Pines High School located in San Diego, California and part of San Dieguito Union High. Yen-Yen Chiu's 64 teacher ratings contributes to Torrey Pines High School's ranking of 1,254 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Torrey Pines High School is 4.01 stars.
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I had her as a teacher in 2001. Even after my Ivy education, she is still one of the best teachers I've ever had.

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She likes turtles

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She teaches well, but is too much into finding symbolism that is rarely ever there. Not only that but she has major favorites.

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K i had her last year and i heard that she was the hardest teacher ever but she is bprobably the best teacher i have ever had because i have learned the most from her

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she is basically AMAZING..her class was the BEST..she's a hard grader but she teaches you really well..so its not that hard to get an A..and ur gonna have LOTS of fun in her class

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Oh ya i love her its hard and she the best teacher ever she is so fun but im her neighbor too and she wotn be teaching again or in a very long time thats what she told me but BESt teacher ever haha dont drop out of trade if u have her!

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i got a C in her class but it was b/c i was lazy, not b/c of anything she did or didn't do. it doesn't matter if you've had honors before or not, it's about how willing you are to work and be challenged in Chiu's class. If you want the easy A get out. If you want to learn and really be prepared stick it out, it's worth it.

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My son has never had a more amazing, supporting, encouraging and challenging teacher. Yes there is a lot of hard work, but it is genuine work and, like many, my son had to learn to be efficient.

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SHe is the hardest teacher ive ever known in my entire life but shes way better then mrs. foster

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Mrs. Chiu WOOOOOOOO. Mrs. Foster BOOOOOOOO

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i LOVE her. yes, there's a lot of homework, but she helps you SO much. plus, shes really nice and funny. she makes class periods go by fast. Do NOT switch out, ur gonna like her as u get used to her.

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Mrs. Chiu is by no means an easy teacher, but she is by not means a bad teacher. She really made me earn my A in AP English 11, in fact, I am prob. one of the few who got above a B in that class.

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Helpful, but very picky about the students she thinks "deserve" her time/help. Busy work. Ridiculous in class writing tests. I got a D in her class and a 5 on the AP. Go figure.

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Great teacher tutored by the best (BS, if u dont know what I mean it's your fault). She is very good. Gives a ton of busy work but grades easy. If you dont get an A u dont deserve to be in honors eng.

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She was the best teacher I had in freshmen year. Don't switch out. It helps a lot later on.

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gave a ton of homework. otherwise, her class was very interesting and she was super nice!

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Mrs. Chiu teaches English Literature in a manner that will not prepare you for college. Her approach to style analysis is out-of-date, and without any historical context.

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so much work!!! tip: spread the work out between the two days. it helps. otherwise she's really nice and a really cool teacher

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the hardest teacher i had at tp, but the one i learned the most from. dont switch out. really nice

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An amazing teacher. Had her in freshman year, and finally realized how much i learned in her class. It's hard to get an A in her class, but it won't be until sophmore year before you realize how helpful she was.

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best teacher ever. had her 9th and 11th grade :)

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good teacher... very good at teaching. just really hard with lots of homework

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The BEST Honors 9 teacher. Hard and demanding but oh so worth it. 10th & 11th English are so much easier b/c i had her.

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this is the best teacher ever! she is always willing to help out, and will definitely prepare you for the AP test, as well as strengthen your writing skills.

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AUTHOR PROJECT Is LONG GONE. Its worth staying in her class. I was about to drop at semester, but worth staying in! coolest, most helpful/understanding teacher at school.

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Mrs. Chiu is the best english teacher!! Congrats on Enna!!

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Nice person... but to tell the truth... she scared me. She graded so hard I couldn't pass if my life depended on it.
I've been in honors enlish forver too.

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She is the best teacher I have ever had. It's hard, but if you're willing to work, it is extremely helpful. My class was also really enjoyable.

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chiu cracks me up. hard but nice and fun and fair and realistic about life.

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man, now i wish i hadn't dropped last year. the kids that had her do a lot better in ap12...

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give her class a chance and don't believe all the rumors u hear. her class is hard but i've never learned so much.

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i can't believe people want to drop out! this is a hard class but i'm learning so much already. she does grade according to ap standards,ppl just want an easy A

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super hard class but nice teacher

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juniors, you're in for a ride! inspiring, encouraging, open, warm, demanding but oh so amazing. don't switch out.

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Definitely the hardest teacher I have ever had, but I am glad I chose not to switch out. If you can tough it out for the whole year, her class is very rewarding

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BEST TEACHER IN THE WORLD makes u feels so prepared hard but worth it

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writes great personal letters of rec if that's any motivation to do well. she's an amazing teacher...

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mrs. chiu is awesome, but really hard. ahh.

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I had her frosh year and was coached by her for debate. Perhaps the best teacher I've ever had, always pushing us to excellence. THANK YOU.

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Chiu... easily my favorite teacher of high school. Organization, intruige, genuine interest in her students, and motivation makes her honors 11 class the tops!

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hardest teacher i ever had. most ive ever learned in one class. had her freshman year, learned more in that class than 10th and 11th eng put together

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Mrs. Chiu is the only good English teacher I've ever had. Even though we have the evil Author Project. Props!

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Awesome coach for debate and really understands when you have a lot of schoolwork to do.

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hardest teacher ever, ttry and realize sometime you cant go deeper. But she is the greatest teahcer i have ever had. so kind,motivating,and fair. Thank you

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An EXCELLENT teacher. If you have Mrs. Chiu, you'll be thankful in your english class the following year. It's so easy now that i've had her class in 9th grade.

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She seems intimidating but is so helpful and makes herself available for help at all times. What a great teacher! And she's so smart!

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I loved her and felt absolutely prepared for my english class the following year. She stuck by even if you're having a hard time and I thank her for pushing me.

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Thank you for giving me a great year and alot of knowledge yet sometimes you make your students work to hard for less than satisfactory grades.

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Hardest but bestest for Honors 11. I love her "look!" Very nice and very fair. I totally look up to her.

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AWESOME! mrs. chiu is one of my all time favorite teachers. i learned so much this yeah, and have grown tremendously as a writer. *thanks!*

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Hard, but fair and an excellent teacher. very respectable.

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BEST teacher for Honors 11. She'll work you but it's rewarding in the end.

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VEry hard class but useful!!!

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People that don't like her are just bitter...

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can be mean but teacher pretty well overall o.k. experience. this was a hard class but it will make you a better thinker

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mrs. chiu is one of the best teachers i've ever had, i think i've actually learned a lot this year, though it's been hard work.

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hardest grader but gives so much feedback on papers. my papers have never bled so much...red ink everywhere. but i'm a much better writer and have her to thank.

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if you have her for Speech/Debate. she ROx da House

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Damn, this is the teacher i would luv to hate, but hating her isn't easy. Even though she gives so much work out, she is really nice.

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A really nice person and a really good teacher. Despite this HER CLASS IS HARD!!!!!! I felt like a poor little slave for my English class.

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The hardest A I've ever had to work for but so worth it!

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Awesome teacher if you really want to learn!

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Mrs.Chiu is the best English teacher I've ever had. Despite the difficulty of the class, it's not hard to get an A.

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She is a great teacher. I am glad that I have her for English.

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