Average 3.12 based on 31 teacher ratings
Andrew Schmidt is a Math teacher at Herrick Middle School located in Downers Grove, Illinois and part of Downers Grove Gsd 58 School District. Andrew Schmidt's 31 teacher ratings contributes to Herrick Middle School's ranking of 441 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Herrick Middle School is 4.0 stars.
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IMr Schmidt lacks the true skills of being a teachers that he can't really "teach". Rather he recites the lessons but when challenged by someone who doesn't understand he simply avoids the issue with "you should know that". Or some other avoidance move
I am also concerned about the amount of time and energy he has spent opposing the D181 Hinsdale Middle School referendum. As an educator shame on him for not supporting an entire community that wants better facilities for students! Avoid him!

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I have very conflicting emotions about Mr. Schmidt and his class.. Some of the things he does are pretty questionable but I think his class benefited me the most. He really makes you think; if you have a question you have to take it upon yourself to problem solve, in my math B class I have never asked him a question and I independently would solve my own problems. However, I think he should only teach math B classes, not CC or anything. He teaches at a very fast pace that is too fast for some.

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He always makes you stay after the bell and his classes are extremely dry. The only thing of interest in his class is when Mr.Resh walks in.

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He is always starting yeet and nene circles and the class is lit

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I guess you can say he knows what he is doing but not how to actually relay the information. He almost never actually answers your questions (unless he says "you should know this"). Also, his quizzes are usually only 4 points with 8 questions so if you get one point wrong you're already at a low grade. I don't understand how all he does is point at a smart board and ask us questions no one answers because they are too scared.

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Mr. Schmidt is the worst teacher ever. He exploits certain students if they don't get an A on every test. He's frightening to communicate with and very intimidating. He rarely answers your questions with clear and precise answers. Mr. Schmidt is clearly the worst math teacher at Herrick. He doesn't care if you don't learn anything. When you do test corrections, he only gives back 10% while other math teachers give up to 100% credit back. Obviously, he doesn't know what he's doing. Bai felicia

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Pompous, arrogant and loves to hear himself talk. Does not understand that when the bell rings class is over...even kept parents after the bell during orientation.Probably suffers from Napolean complex.

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Lessons are boring and dry, and he never helps you. That's why people are failing his class, because of you ask him for help he answers with a stupid question like "what do you think"

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Messed around a lot in his class, got a B-. He held a grudge because I didn't seem to care a lot, and decided not to pass me because of it. My freshman year HS teacher saw potential, overruled his decision, and got me on track & now I'm at a great university on the verge of an excellent, math-based career. I hope to have a nice cold beer with him and ask why he wanted to try and throw a 7th grader off their academic path purely out of spite. Enjoy fake skiing with your yard sticks, Schmidty.

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He is hard and makes you work for your grade. Yes, he does put people on the spot and makes fun of them if it's a wrong answer but he will definitely prepare you for high school. If you do come in for help though he just says look in the book or on the e board so that isn't helpful at all. All in all he isn't a complete idiot but far from a great teacher.

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Mr. Schimidt was the hardest teacher i've ever had, but he was the best. He really does prepare you for highschool.

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I don't remember a thing i "learned" in his class. He is constantly putting you down and makes you terrified to participate/ask a question in class. We got lucky and had a student teacher that year who was a WAY better teacher than him and she hadn't even had her own class yet. The entire class begged her to stay when she had to go at the end of the year because we couldn't imagine a whole month of being alone in that room with him.

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Doesnt actually teach very well, just shakes his head and thinks were all going to fail our midterms. people are legitamitly SCARED to ask questions in his class because he makes people feel stupid for not understanding things. Dont allow yourself to be embarrassed by the man who wore a german liderhosen or whatever to school. dont do it to yourself. dont be intimindated by the man who says food is his hobby. this is just getting sad.

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BY FAR the worst teacher I have ever had in my life time and will ever have in my life time. Never helps you with your work, is always putting his students down, and the glass seems to endlessly be half full. I was a straight A student until I suffered through his class. You can tell he is a horrible teacher when straight A, award winning, top of class students are getting low C's.

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Mr. schmidt is the worst teacher ever. When ever you ask him a question he answers with more questions. He does not teach us at all. Then when you go in for help in the morning he is not there. He sho

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woooow i do not like this guy at all he drives me insane. he made me have my only B when all the rest were a's

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might hate him at the time but he really teaches you a lot

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He is the worst teacher my son has ever had. If he goes to DGN I would be shocked and very disapponted. He doesn't teach or help his students.

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you peole are terriblee!!!!! he deserve more credit than you people are giving him... just do the work and pay attention, and if your lost ask questions... he'll answer and be a better student.

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Easily the best math teacher I ever had. He makes math easy and fun.

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He is a good teacher. Now i accualy understand math, and i thought that course two was harder than this year in pre alg. But be cautious if you ask for help.

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if u have him now ask him about his mr math mickey mouse ears! one time he locked himself out of the room and we sat and laughed, he was gunna break the window to get back in the room, good times

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last year I didn't like how he didn't give answers to my questions. now I know he was making me think. wish my geo teacher was mr schmidt

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tough but good for me... makes you work for your grade

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This guy seriously isn't as bad as some people say, if you are quiet and pay attention, he's a nice guy. Don't get on his bad side, or ask a stupid question or something that's already been answered.

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i may know more about his kids than math, but he's a good teacher and unlike most teachers, cares about his kids and wants them to do well. people say he's phsyco, but he's a good teacher.

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I don't like him. He makes fun of you when you can;t do something. It is really annoying. I'm scared of him. He makes me really nervous.

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Mr Schmidt makes fun of u when u make a mistake and takes pleasure in others pain!!!!

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Hes a really good teacher! he teaches math really well!

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hated that class. and the whole obsessed with bush thing got annoying really fast.

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Really explains the stuff.

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I really thought he expected alot from us until I got to Geo in HS...He's easy compared to that.

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he is really mean and makes fun of kids. he can be funny, but then he calls parents to update them about grades!

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