Average 3.81 based on 49 teacher ratings
Lily Vu is a Science teacher at West Vancouver Secondary School located in West Vancouver, British Columbia. When comparing Lily Vu's ratings to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, Lily Vu's ratings are below the average of 4.11 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at West Vancouver Secondary School is 4.22 stars.
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I have Mrs. Vu for all two years of my IB Chem. In year 1 I was so naive that I believed everything she said, and in year 2 I realized a lot of things that are in the curriculum that she did not teach. We ran out of time for the option. In addition, she mixed up the SL materials with the HL materials, so a lot of the SL students did not learn what they should have been taught. She swears almost every class, and she uses some weird analogies. I tried to like her, but I really can't.

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I got 97, she was incredible!

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Phenomenal teacher, lovely person, sweet and caring as a friend or someone to talk to. IB chem is so much fun and often hilarious, and I'll really miss her in uni. Everyone who doesn't appreciate her teaching style and her witty humour is just salty because they can't slack off in class and still get high marks. Hard course, and she's a hard marker, but that's part of why she's so good as a teacher. Love you ms vu!!

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I always hated chem. Miss Vu made me like it. That being said I still dropped it because the course itself is not worth dedicating your life to.

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Greatest teacher ever I've had in my IB years for chem HL! the key to succeeding her course is to "just vu it". she puts a lot of effort in her lessons, she really enjoys teaching and often gets distracted and goes off track, but even so, you can still learn a lot both about the world and the topic she teaches. she will always help you in whatever way she can and enjoys seeing her students grow and improve. that being said, her tests are hard and shes a very harsh marker.

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She is the best teacher i have ever experiences and she really helps us not only in school but also in life. I admire her because the passion she puts into our course. Also, we really enjoy the trip she takes us to Uganda and Rwanda!! She encourages me to think about how involving in school actives and effecting people around you! Hope I can have her next year as well. Love her sooooooo much !!!

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I had Ms.Vu for two years during my IB HL experience. I will admit her exams and labs are extremely difficult and the only way to be successful in her class is to study and practice chemistry on daily bases. She is a lovely teacher with a fun and friendly personality and i loved her. However I have to admit that she can be mean to people she dislikes. I did not enjoy her teaching style but i am thankful to her because she prepared me well enough for university since she was realistic :)

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You notice her passion for chemistry in all of her classes. She is very clear and explains chemistry in a logical way. Her teaching style of writing pre-written notes in class worked very well for me, while not so much for others. She is quite nice and not too strict. Due to the strike this year we didn't have as much time in classes as per usual. We would've managed to finish all of chemistry if not for the oral labs. However, no harm was done as the options were not too hard to teach ourselves

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One of the worst teachers I've had during highschool. her tattoos are hideous to look at.

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She has really high expectations of her students. But if you work hard, and try in her class, she will love you. OH! But her oral labs are ridiculous!

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She explains in a way that makes chemistry understandable. Totally gives you chances if you actually try in the class. Just don't be a slacker, and she'll really help you.

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Love her way of teaching. Love the flip style. I learn so much more from doing the practice stuff in class with my peers.

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This was the first year she tried the flip class room style. I liked it, If you are going to use videos to teach, use it for all the lessons! We had IB labs even though we were in normal classes. The labs were a nightmare. Oral labs were hard at first but we slowly got used to them. The only good thing about them were that no conclusion was needed for normal classes. She is a nice person (if she likes you), but if you have a problem, don't bother asking her for help, she won't help much.

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Ms. Vu notes are really clear and concise, however, don't just heavily rely on them to do well on tests, do practice worksheets aswell ! Her tests can be a bit hard but they aren't too bad. However, w

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She knows what he is teaching. One of the best physics teachers you can have in Canada. at least one of the worst IB teachers. She makes fun of you a little, but overall a very good teacher.

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"I don't get what you are talking about." She said this like everytime a person asked a question. She did not mention tests or quizzes but just write it on whiteboard. And she swears a lot.

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There are worse teachers in the world, that's for sure, but she is not IB material. West Van really needs to attract some better Chemistry teachers.

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Very good teacher, hard tests

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Her tests can be hard and she can be harsh sometimes, but she connects so well will pretty much everyone in the class that nobody cares, and everybody always laughs their heads off.

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She is a peasant who mows my lawn as a second job

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Hilarious teacher, but could actually TEACH better.

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she has power lust so bad,and every time she tricks a student she would say thats for next year when you go to university, no one is even going to universities based on the marks she gives....

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she doesn't actually know what she is teaching, she's just regurgitating the textbook. her tests are hard but doable, but still if she marks u wrong it's wrong. u can never argue for ur right answer

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The worst teacher I have ever met.

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Ms. Vu rules!!!! Her class is always filled with a laugh, one of the few teahers down to earth with the kids. Some what tricky with tests, but overall great class to be in!

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She cant teach. Hard marker. Hard tests. All her lessons are from a booklet done in previous years. Very Boring.

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Hard teacher, but is really good in what she teaches...clear notes and teaching style is good.

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SHE IS THE HARDEST TEACHER THERE IS! test are hard and she marks the labs extremly hard.

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great chem teacher...really relaxed, good taste in music, friendly, good sense of humour, snowboarder (sorta weird to think of your teach like that bu its Vu)... class is easy-its sweet

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she is the worst chemistry teacher iv ever had, im begining to hate chemistry becuz of her

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good explanations

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tests r impossible, really nice but make sure you answer in complete sentences

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your tests are really hard..

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although she doesn't like me she is pretty okay for a teacher

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Happy, upbeat and a great teacher. Takes nothing from anyone. Very sweet and helpful.

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shes okay, she seems really nice and helpful, but ive heard she gives bad test questions...we'll have to see.......

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BEST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD TOTALLY ROCKS THE PARTY

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the year she filled in for Bednarzchyck was the best...made chem 11 funner and better

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she blew up the toilet

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she hated me!

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I put very easy and very clear. but mayb u teach gr 10 sc. instead of grade 5&#6

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Good teacher. Some weird test questions....

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your tests are WAY too hard and you make zero sense whatsover

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Ms. Vu is great! She's thorough, and fun.

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