Average 4.63 based on 147 teacher ratings
Athanasia Gavalas is a Science teacher at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School located in Bayside, New York and part of NYC Department of Education. Athanasia Gavalas' 147 teacher ratings contributes to Benjamin N. Cardozo High School's ranking of 971 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School is 4.08 stars.
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THIS WILL BE THE LAST RATING SHE WILL PROABLY EVER GET BUT SHE WAS THE BEST BIO TEACHER EVER. SHE ALWAYS MADE SURE YOU UNDERSTOOD AND GOT ME A 98 ON THE REGENTS. SHE SHOULDNT HAVE RETIRED BUT THATS ALL RIGHT. GO MRS GAVALAS

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BEST BIOLOGY TEACHER EVER! I SWEAR! Shes extremely passionate about what she teaches, knowledgable on the subject, and has a great sence of humor too. Her tests are hard but with 30 mins of studying each night you can get 95 and above. Good luck to everyone who has her next year.

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An amazing teacher!!! I wish i could have her forever!! She does anything to help a failing student. I love you Mrs. Gavalas!

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I love her she is super nice and willing to help you if you ask! she lets me leave class early when we have lab so im not late to my next class. Also she is really funny if you just study you will do fine!

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Ehhhh... she's okay. Her tests are really hard though. She is pretty funny when she teaches in class. Heads up! She likes calling on people at random!

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I had her last year and I can tell you that she was the best teacher that I had in my whole education experience so far. Her tests are long, however they should not be a problem if you pay attention and study. Studying two hours a day or more will help you. Ask questions if you need help. If you study parts everyday then you will do well on both the regents and her tests/quizzes She prepares you even more and she goes above and beyond to make sure everyone understands the material. Thanks Mrs.G!

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one of the best teachers i have ever had study hard and the results are very rewarding. She is not an easy A but she is fair and you will ace the regents with her.

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she is a really great teacher

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best

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MRS GAVALAS PLEASE TEACH CHEMISTRY WE NEED YOU

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her classes are very enjoyable. she gives at least a test/quiz per week. it seems hard at first but it gets easier, trust me. btw, become best friends with the regents sites. a lot of her questions come from those sites.

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BEST TEACHER EVER she should be the AP teacher she is so good you learn so much she is the best teacher i have ever had if you get her you are extremely lucky she works so hard for her students she is really dedicated to her work and all the other teachers should try to model after her

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She is so awsome im so sad to leave her class i wish i could have her every year she is a great teacher helps you makes sure you pay attentino leanyent with grades and prepares you for the regents really well you are awsome Ms. G

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she is arguably the BEST teacher in the science department, because ms brady is right up there with her on that ladder. very nice teacher and i loved her class. if yu think her tests are hard then yur not studying. davinci is harder than regular living env, but yur in davinci for a reason. yu are expected to do more. if yu learn to appreciate biology her class will become the best. as it did for me. -ike

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ONE of the best TEACHERS in the schools. SHE cares about her students unlike other teachers and love to do her job right. Davinci is harder and her test are not that easy but its not too hard. Great teacher, very nice, helpful and can get you to ace that regents. That regents was so easy after she start her review way. You can easily score a 95 on that regents after you take her class. I miss her cayse she reall cared about teaching unlike most teachers in the school. One of the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WE ALL LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!! shes so caring and fair!! i miss her!!!!!

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very fun. cares about learning. doesn't give a lot of homework. doesn't like whinny students, as nice as she is, she can be upset when you push her to the limit.

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By far one of the most amazing teachers to walk this planet. She is so clear in everything. People think she is scary because she picks on people, but that just makes everyone pay more attention in her class. Hardly anyone goes to the bathroom during her class because they know how much their going to miss. Again, wonderful teacher, everything suddenly seems so much cooler and interesting :)

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Mrs.Gavalas is the best, she's such an amazing teacher, I think she should get the teacher of the year award, if we have such a thing in our school

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Seriously she's the best! You will never find another teacher that's better.If you think her test are unfair, its because you dont study. Sometimes she'll take lunch time to help. I miss her...

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ahhh, mrs. gavalas. AWESOME TEACHER! she is extremely patient, she explains things very well, and she gets you very prepared for the regents. she's extremely funny and organized. i wish all my teachers were like mrs. gavalas!!

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work is hard but she is so nice and very helpful. she always tries to explain if we don't understand. she is very patient. she has helped me after class many times. i really appreciate all the work she does.

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separate the teacher from the work. the work is hard but the teacher is great. to be fair to mrs gavalas, she is patient with us and tries to explain the work until we understand. if you think she is hard, it is because you are not doing what you have to.

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i dislike teaching method and the way she reacts about test. i think its unfair to coming late n missing a test when its not your fault.she is too perky and alwasy joking. i like teachers that are serious. also any personal business shouldnt be announced.

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SUUPPEERRRRR!! GREAT! LOVE HER!!!

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great teacher! im lucky to have her. shes better than any of my other teachers.

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she's great and very funny..i'm doing so much better this semester...i take advantage of thursday morning tutoring session..luv her....

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omg she was the best!! she was kinda hard and strict sometimes but i learned soo much from her!!

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i went back and looked at my past bio tests that mrs g gave us. then, i thought they were hard. now i can see how easy they were. she was not kidding when she says that she could not make them easier. i wish i had her again she was bery fair.

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ok heres the thing... i thought mrs.g was hard but boy was i wrong wait till u get rauch and then you will know the meaning of hard!

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so much work but fun. she is very fair. glad to have her as my bio teacher. i do ok on my tests but i have to work hard. she is lots of fun.....................

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LOV YA MS. G... i have learned so much with her. i wish other teachers was as great as ms. g is. yur lucky to have her.

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goes way too fast and hard test should try easing things down a bit

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I think she is great. she is very patient and will take time out to explain things to us.. i wish i could do better. i find the work very hard. but she is very good.

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she nice, but hard, as long as you listen in class, and she could make class fun

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best teacher ever! funny, nice and still teaches us at the same time.

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what more can i say? she was by far the best teacher.. i just wish she'd teach ap bio.. but for all you freshies.. if you've got her, you're in luck.. cuz you wouldn't want that gog

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All teachers should be just like Ms. Gavalas. If they were, everyone would love to come to school. Awesome teacher. Fair teacher. Study! I didn't. I regret it.

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what can i say.she is really great.i mean really really great.we have a lot of fun in her class and the same time we learn so much.i finally am getting better on the tests. it took me some time to get used to the nature of the questions.Best teacher everr

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mrs. gavalas is really a great teacher. she is patient and tolerant of individuals who are having difficulty with the work..i think more teachers should be like her. i love bio now.

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AMAZING BIO TEACHER! one of the only teachers who actually teach and care about their students.

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i luv her jokes. she really cares about us and works hard for us. i am now getting higher marks on her tests. at the beginning i didn't like her because i thought she was hard. now i know that i wasn't studying enough. i finally get it. thanks to her.....

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i luv her! she IS great.

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shes GREAT. love that teacher. best science teacher i ever had. shes fun and funny makes the class interesting even though i dont like science to much i still enjoy it because she makes it interesting

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WOW smart and loves a good answer, but extremely hard tests. she claims she cant make em easier cuz der regents Qs, but i still havnt gotten over a 90 on 1 of 6 tests. sumthings she does are hilarious. me and my friends always imitate her hand motions LOL

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The most amazing Bio teacher ever! I had her for DaVinci and she was amazing. It's a matter of studying and paying attention in class. She doesn't try to trick you, you learn everything you should know. Mrs. Gavalas, you should be Chem teacher too!

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shes the best science teacher i ever had and she is not as hard as you say... besides which maybe the work is hard and not her approach.. i find that she helps me understand things i cannot understand on my own.. keep it up mrs. G. Lov ya

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how can you HATE HER SOOOOOO MUCH????? as far as i could see she always helped anyone who was willing to try...she always helped me... i,m not a genius and she never made me feel stupid....in fact she helped me.....maybe it is you who has the problem?????

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davinci is challenging...i thought it would be easy cause i did well in middle school science.. i need to work harder than i want to..there is no escaping... i have to study... she is really a great teacher.. she makes science fun.. but i hate to work..

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she is the best teacher i had in this school.

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Biology is much harder than I thought, also she gives hard tests and quizes. I understand that it would help on the regents but right now I want to do well on my report c...a..r...d...

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i did better than i thought i would on the report card..i think i am getting it... shes cool and she really is helpful if you ask her... she explains things until you get it..

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high school bio is a lot more work than i thought it would be..mrs. g takes a lot of time to explain things but i still find it hard. i'm not sure i should be in the davinci class.. i know that since i've been studying more things seem easier..

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the work is so hard in the davinci class...ms. g is very good at explaining things but i have a hard time. she complains we don't study hard... that's true for me, but i need to change if i want to get my grades up..

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SUPER TEACHER

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i did so well in her class and i aced the regents all because of mrs gavalas. she is the best science teacher i ever had. she is hard and i used to complain but now i know that it was necessary. we learned a lot. it was also a lot of fun. Luv ya mrs G

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mrs. gavalas is the best teacher in the wrld... she is outgoing and totally smart....plus she is well known for her corny jokes that we all love.....1 thing will i always remembber: synthesis means to build, hydrolosis meants to break!!!!!!!!!!!lol

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omg i love ms gavalas!!! she was such a great teacher she's strict but its all for own good She tries to make things easier for us She is like the best science teacher in dozo

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Mrs Gavalas is knows alot abotu what she is teaching she teaches us in the easiest way possible but her test are alittle too hard.

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She is the best science teacher!!!!... She makes bio fun and easy

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mrs. G, yr the best! wish i had you for chem! LUV your humor! Luv the way you teach! Luv YOU

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Mrs. Gavalas is the best bio teacher ever. I had her last year and she taught my class the digestion dance. She's so caring and fun. She made me love biology. Stick with her..she's awesome.

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i love mrs gavalas! shes really good at explaining things and im so glad i have her for bio this year

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MRSSS. GAVALASSSS!!! YOU SHOULD BE A CHEMISTRY TEACHER TOO!! ugh.. i totally wish i had her again, shes AWESOMEE!!

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she's a VERY HARD teacher. she gives alot of work but in the end i learn ALOT of things. her class is really a challenge. and i love it.

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mrs gavalas is a very good teacher. i think she's the smartest science dude ever. her tests arent that hard , god...

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i luv u mrs. gavalas. keep on doing what you do. it worked for me. at the beginning i was not happy with all work. now i see the value behind it. ignore all those students who say you are hard. thats because they dont want to work. we need more teachers l

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mrs gavalas is a very good teacher and eventhough she gives out a lot of test and quizzes i still love her. She has really helped me in bio THANKS MRS GAVALAS!!!

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LUV U MRS.G. i think shes just greatttttt___ she works us hard but i can see that i am getting better test marks-- stop complaining and get to work--thats what i did and now i am proud of myself-- she helped me..XOXOXO

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Her exams and quizzes may be hard and she may be a strict grader, but I think she is a good teacher. Don't think shez bad cuz shez a hard grader. THIS IS A DAVINCI CLASS. I was doing bad, but now I am doing betr. Pushing us to do better helps us do betr.

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I don't like Gavalas. Her tests are way too hard and when she gives test,it is about something we did a month ago. She needs to stop.

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The best bio teacher you could ever have! I used to think she was so strict when I was in her class, but it all payed off when I aced the regents. This year, I want to be in her class againe @_@

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good teacher will help u ofcourse this is from a student that is doin really well in her class guess my name

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she's a really nice teacher. you could just tell looking at her face. but i haven't been doing so well in her tests and in her class. but the quizes that she gives every often is really helping me out and understanding the things more & i study more often

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im doing great and getting better... she explains the work so you can understand.. she always tells us we dont study hard.. test getting easier... i like her... one of the better science teachers i've had... she can be funny at times

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Luv her class. luv her. shes cool. if you think she is hard its because your not the smartest. stop complaining and do some wrk.

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She's cool.... like her... shes 1 of the best science teachers i had

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she's hard..but she knows her stuff..and she knows what she has to teach..my friend had her and she had a easy time on the regents..your great Mrs.Gavalas!!

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you guys r nt being fair to her. science is not easy and theirs a lot of info. i'm doin super great but i study a lot.

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Its true she does try to cram in lessons ALL the way at the End of the period. I mean Im doing great in her class..but still..she culd stand to b a little less boring.

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youre wrong shes fair im doing great but i do study im glad i hve her she is funny and does explain things well if you dont study dont blame her keep up the good work ms gavalas

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if science is just an okay subject for you, gavalas doesnt make it n e easier. shes very unclear and she tries to cram in a lesson when theres 3 minutes left of the period. and the next day your expected to know it. she has to be more clear & speak SOFTer

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Very hard teacher. Sometimes she becomes mean. Why do I have to have her as a teacher?

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GREAT TEACHER!!!!!! Doing great!!!!!lerning much!!!!!

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she is a nice teacher but gives out really hard tests.

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very GOOD teacherr!!! everyone says that her tests are hard, but if you find HER tests hard then you'll definetly find the regents hard. she's very helpful! best teacher i ever hadd!!!

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shez cool knows her stuff explains well

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the best biology teacher im actually doing really good now...im gonna pass my regents : )

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she alright um she is helpful can b fair sumtimez

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She is a good teacher she is my favorite teacher this year!!! I KNOW i will pass the regents with her as my teacher

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HEY MRS GAVALAS!! shes a really good teacher but has hard tests =/

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THE BEST BIO TEACHER!!! She really makes sure everyone understands everything. She's not that strict, she's just not a push-over like some teachers.

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