Average 4.16 based on 47 teacher ratings
Anita Tellado-Schiff is a Languages teacher at Newton North High School located in Newtonville, Massachusetts and part of Newton School District. Anita Tellado-Schiff's 47 teacher ratings contributes to Newton North High School's ranking of 364 in Massachusetts. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Newton North High School is 4.1 stars.
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I did not get a lot of what she taught but Senora never gave up on me

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Good teacher. Hard tests. Clear explanations with funny mnemonics and gestures to help us remember hard stuff.

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Classes are majority discussion which is good, but tests are usually very unstructured. She rarely gives concrete layouts of what we should study for exams, so they can be a huge toss-up. Homework is usually minimal, but when reading certain books, be prepared to be slammed with 9 pages of dense, early-20th-century philosophy per night. Looking at you, Miguel De Unamúno.

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When I was in high school Senora took time to talk to us about life and global issues. Some of the most valuable lessons were not about language at all, but I still remember when she talked about race, gender, class, history, social problems and ethical responsibility. It was so inspiring and enlightening.

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she's all right, a little jumpy and pushy about studying and stuff, but fair enough

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I love this woman! Could have done without so much history and literature and more everyday conversation but it was a good class.

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Super passionate and enthusiastic about teaching. Her class is really challenging and she does often overestimate her students, but we also all realized we were capable of more than we thought.

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She sucks.

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I would like her more if I could take the class pass or fail. Tests are tough but she's just so funny I can't stand it. I think I saw her cry when she found out some of us were not taking Spanish next year. Senora teaches from the heart and thinks we all should put languages first, just not realistic in our society.

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WTF? I walk in and we are talking about 12 century history, the evolution of literature, and rhetorical devices like irony, metaphors, onomatopeia, and the list goes on. @#$%^ I hope I survive this class. If this is honors what is AP going to look like?

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Too early to tell but for now she seems fair. She definitely knows her sh.... and is super hyper which does not let me fall asleep. We'll see how the rest of the year goes.

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With Señora Tellado it's all or nothing. You either love her or hate her. I happen to loooooove Señora and her teaching style! But my best friend has a completely different opinion. Now we don't talk about politics, religion, or Spanish class to avoid fights. I'm sorry H but I still think Señora is one of the best teachers I have had. I wish she taught AP next year. Bottom line, she knows her stuff and really wants us to learn her language. Nobody can deny this, regardless of chemistry.

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I'm taking Spanish 4 curriculum 1 this year and I thought my class was hard until I talked to a friend who has Tellado for Spanish 4 honors. OMG they are reading Don Quixote! I thought the poems and songs we read in our section were hard enough for an honors class. So the material is hard but Tellado is actually a pretty good teacher. She is strict but also fun. We laugh a lot in class in part because of how she is always acting out what she reads and says. She is so dramatic!

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Tests were hard but always based on classroom discussions or readings. Readings were also challenging but very interesting. Not much use of textbook but a lot of use of literature books. Sra. Tellado expects a lot of her students but she also gives a lot. She was always available for me when I needed help with the readings, which was often. I'm a better speaker, reader, and writer in Spanish because of her.

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This was probably the most stressful class I ever took in high school, but that doesn't mean that I learned the most. It wasn't sufficient for students to learn the material; she wanted to dictate that we studied for the class every night, as reflected by irregular and unpredictable pop quizzes. There were endless surprises; she'd tell us one day we'd have a little quiz at the end of the week, and we'd walk in and see a six page test. I did well in the class, but it was far from enjoyable.

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I have had a hard time reading the books in Spanish this year but Señora Tellado is so willing to help me out that it makes up for the difficulty of the class. She is so smart that sometimes she overestimates us students but I guess that's better than being underestimated. Overall, a very good teacher.

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Señora Tellado is the best Spanish teacher I have ever had. She understands students and knows her subject very well. Enthusiastic, funny, strict, intensive, and caring. Two thumbs up!

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Obsessed with her kids. Only talks about how much she hates Americans (in English). Puts material she's never shown us on the test. My Spanish has seriously gone downhill this year.

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Spanish is not my favorite subject but she is a great teacher!

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Really pretty nice, but her class is insanely boring. I have to poke myself to stay awake.

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Helpful, enthusiastic, energetic, great!

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La mejor.

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I love her! Her grammar tests can be tough, but if you study you'll do great! Sometimes the class gets boring, but she always has other classes that are awesome... SHE'S AWESOME!

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she is hysterical. quite the actress. really fun class. can be boring, but what class isnt?

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This woman revived my love of Spanish!

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Tellado is pretty cool, very tough no doubt. Gives tons of work but if you do your stuff you will learn a ton of spanish and enjoy her class

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Sets a schedule for herself that is too stressful for herself to even follow, let alone me and the kids in my class. If you do all the work and are naturally good at spanish somehow (unlike me) you will probably get at least a B range in her class.

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Cmon, im cuban, shes puerto rican, we're like family! shes an actual native speaker too, she knows the language better than most others at NNHS

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I LOVE HER SO MUCH!!!!!!!!

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her class (junior honors) is insanely hard, but shes really nice & helpful

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Fun, nice, wonderful!

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Warm, energetic, approachable. She does what few foreign language teachers can: make Spanish fun.

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Always there after school to help students. Really wants us to learn and succeed.

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Good for a foreign language teacher. Makes class entertaining. Too critical and plays too many favorites.

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I had her for Spanish 5 during senior year...it was her first year teaching at Newton North...she taught a great class.

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I love Senora Tellado! she is so energetic and makes class really enjoyable. i almost look forward to going to spanish

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Keep up the good work!!

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cant control a class... but i guess its fun that way!

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She is soo nice and understanding

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She is a nice person and a great teacher for the class she has to work with

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She's funny, but hard to understand.

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good teacher, wants to be an actor, but makes class fun & interesr=ting

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Perosnally i dont really like spanish but she is a great teacher. Makes the class fun.

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