Average 1.99 based on 56 teacher ratings
Barbara Abrew is an English teacher at President William Mckinley High School located in Honolulu, Hawaii and part of Hawaii Department Of Education. Barbara Abrew's 56 teacher ratings contributes to President William Mckinley High School's ranking of 47 in Hawaii. Additionally, the average teacher rating at President William Mckinley High School is 4.03 stars.
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Had her for Honors Language Arts, and honestly I can only wonder- How did she qualify as a teacher? HONORS teacher too... Didn't learn anything, and literally gave majority of the students a C for quarter grade b/c of some 'issues' her laptop had. Some people couldn't even change it. If you want to get in honors class to look good and ease it all the way, Ms.Abrew is the one to look for!

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Ms. Abrew is a nice lady, but I'm pretty sure she has slipped into senility. We literally did NOTHING in her class. Sat around, played card games. We didn't have smart phones so that was life in Abrew's class. I even turned in fake assignments loaded with random nonsense and still got A's all the way through. I'm pretty sure she made my friend assign final grades too, hahaha. The only saving grace in McKinley's English department is Mr. Larson, he's the man.

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I believe Abrew pulled a wonderful exciting mood in our class and is one of the best teachers yet. She should be a fun teacher to be around with anyone who loves to be informed by APA formatted essays.

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Great teacher very knowledgeable and cares allot about her students

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Ms. Abrew is the worst teacher I ever had. Isn't a teacher supposed to teach? She shouldn't be qualified to be a teacher, and it is unreal to me how she is still teaching at McKinley. She favors only a handful of students and totally neglects everyone else. She is very unorganized, and loses many of our assignments, but then says that we did not turn it in. As an honor student, I want to be able to be in a efficient learning environment, not with a lousy unorganized so called "teacher".

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she never teaches us anything and still expects us to do assignments done to her standards. Grading involves favoritism. Worst teacher at McKinley in my opinion (and many other's too). Can't believe she's the head of the English department.

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She really needs to retire, she does favoritism way too much and she doesn't teach anything she just sits at her stupid desk and lets students do the work for her. She is VERY unorganized and half the time barley knowing what the hell she is doing. She just gives us a task without knowledge of knowing if were ready or not for the test or exam. I honestly don't feel she is that great of a "real" teacher, she is nice and all but very hard to understand. She needs to retire end of story.

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Ms. Abrew is probably THE WORST teacher by far. The work that she assigns are so stupid and pointless, but are difficult because the only thing that she looks for are doing it in her specific format. Plus, she barely gives enough time to finish them. But the only thing that I like about her is that she gives extensions for late work. I don't think she's all there in her head.. She's kooky and annoying, but somewhat nice. All she cares about are things that don't have to do with the class.

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I hate her. She doesn't teach anything, and loses all your work and then in the end, blames you for the bad grade. When actually, she just loses all your work. Hate her. She's nice and all but she doesn't teach anything in class. She just assigns work and then expects you to do it while she just sits there on her stupid computer letting other students in the class do all the work for her. Seriously.

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She doesn't even teach us anything!! Everyday she just sits and tell us to do worksheets or write notes but NEVER stands in the middle of the classroom to do a lecture!! Seriously, she should just ret

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Be nice and clean her room for an A. If not prepare for a bad grade

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Hate to say this, but Barb is one of the lousiest instructors I've met in my life. She has a tendency to forget, to be disorganized, and mistreat students. You pretty much learn nothing in class.

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Not a very good teacher but still a pretty easy class.

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An awful teacher overall, expects us to do work without meaning or logic considered. She occasionally demonstrates odd and unprofessional behavior. It is a shame that she is department head.

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omg we do absolutely nothing in class!! and her projects r outrageous!! she seriously needs to teach us!

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loses students work easily, unorganized, distracted easily, doesnt teach at all!!

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she is irritating and you would not llearn anything in her class

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Teacher is basically, very unfair and lacks the slightest bit of logic in her teaching... And quite possibly her life.

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Gives irrelevant assignments. AR point goal is outrageous. Time-consuming projects w/o an obvious unit base. Doesn't explain assigned work well. Grades on favoritism.

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Ms. Abrew seriously needs to retire. She is way too old, plus she can't even teach!

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Grades on feelings

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Not the best, but neither the worst. Does teach her lessons (once in a rare while :p) with good enthusiam and interest though still felt like I learned little to nothing in the end

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WORST TEACHER I EVER HAD!

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After haveing her before the subs, I can say she's too easy. I mean we were the ones who decided our grades at the end of the quarter. We got all A's....kinda sad.

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first quarter is just nouns and verbs. the rest is playing cards, videogames, and listening to Ipods. not helpful at all..

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shes awesome, even though all i have are subs this year, i love that class when she's here, and hello? she does teach when she's here, you guys just don't pay attention and spend time playing cards.

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Ms. Abrew is not a very productive teacher.

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Ms. Abrew is a nice person. Although she is dissorganized at times.

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Even though we don't do much in class, she's a pretty good teacher.

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Ms. Abrew is a wonderful teacher. And she helps you when needed.

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She doesnt give us a lot of assignments but she did give us some, it was our choice to do it or not. Most people chose not to them but those who did went on to a higher english level the next year.

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This teacher doesn't do much in her class and I still pass, no AR needed, sucks later good for now but I regret not reading.

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I don't think that this class has prepared me for anything. The work might not have even been completed yet you pass. The assignments were not reasonable and the grading wasn't very fair to us at all.

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She is okay but she just does things her own way. I think she should not be teaching. She does however have good ideas to teach us but doesn't quite fullfill them.

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I think Ms.Abrew is a good teacher. She sometimes may not know what she is doing but I feel that she can teach us vaulable things if she set her mind to it

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I believe, Ms.Abrew is a brilliant teacher. Sure, I didn't do anything in that class, but I think she teaches us how to deal with people in the real world. And that's what you learn from her class.

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What I think of Ms. Abrew is that she isn't a good teacher at all. She hardly gave us homeworks, and we basically didn't do anything in class, but still, i got an A+.

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She wasn't a good teacher at all, she gave no assignments or any work the whole year. She graded completely on favortism, for example if you were nice to her you got good grades.

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Her class was only good for: sleeping, holding mini Mario Kart tournaments, playing "Killer" (a card game), and doing homework that would be due for the next period.

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I hated her, she doesn't push us to do our best. Just sleep, and wala! An A+!

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AR .........x AC I think that Ms. Abrew is a good teacher it's just that she doesn't clean up well. Her room is really messy, making it hard for students to focus on their studies.

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I learned a lot from her class. It's what you make of it. Of course you won't learn anything if you are too lazy to do the work.

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i didnt learn anything from her... but at least she liked me so i got a good grade.

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She is a unique person...one of the best teachers

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i haven't learned anything all year!!! i can't wait till i'm in a REAL english class.

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she cool

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Gives good grades to those who she favors, not neccessarily those who do the work. Didn't matter anyway, since we controled her gradebook.

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.... I only turned in 1 thing the whole year and got a B.... That's not right!! I just watched DVD's in her class....

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assigned stuff and didn't collect it from some of my classmates and i. hope she's stopped that nonsense cuz it sux doing work for nothing. she has a nice car!

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she wasn't even teaching most of the time. we had a whole lot of substitute teachers during the year.

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Tech some English so we don't fail next year

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Please Teach and do not tell students to eat outside the classroom

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