Average 3.43 based on 59 teacher ratings
Beth Jewell is a Biology teacher at West Springfield High School located in Springfield, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Beth Jewell's 59 teacher ratings contributes to West Springfield High School's ranking of 251 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at West Springfield High School is 4.17 stars.
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she knows her stuff but is the worst teacher I ever had. Don't try to be funny in her class or even talk because she views herself as the supreme dictator in her class. Grades horribly as I got a 50% on every IRP while my PARTNER got 100% every time. Probably the most se(x)ist pig I know. If you show up late to her class by even a fraction of a second she will go off on you and make sure to stay quiet early cause if she doesn't like you she'll start to target every joke at you. GOOD LUCK

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She goes over notes too fast and has an attitude(picks on kids a lot, has favorites) but she's alright, she can be nice sometimes.

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Yes, she is a bit mean-like at the beginning. But she will discuss with you and socialize with you once you get to know her. She was super sweet to be, but probably because I got her foreign sand and a postcard :P But she does want you to learn, so she will be tough on you.

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She is a pretty good teacher. Alot of upper classman scare you into thinking shes meaner than she is but shes not unless youre outright disrespectful. She jokes around a lot with students but you do need to kmow the material on the ab assessments bc of the new grading system

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She makes funny jokes. I hate the new Bio grading system, but that's not her fault. Her labs are fairly cool. If you don't do the work/are lazy, she WILL make it known to everyone. The IRP is a huge pain the buttocks. Need to work for an A. Biggest problem with her: she won't let anyone drink water in her class! Like if you have a waterbottle she'll tell you to put it away and say you don't respect her when you keep trying to sneak a sip of water. I NEED TO HYDRATE, DARN IT!!!

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not a good teacher. She doesnt make sense. When you ask her a question she will make fun of you and doesnt answer the question

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Not a very good teacher picks favorites and if she doesnt like you she will make it very hard for you.

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SUPER FLY TEACHER!!!!!!! Will either love you or hate you, when you think she hates you she really loves you. shes funny and chill, good teacher to have freshmen year

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She is an amazing teacher, her jokes are really funny, she is a great person, and she is not making fun of you, she is joking...I would know, she is my godmother,if you had her in the past 4 years as a freshman, I'm the kid that sat in the back at her desk at orientation

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unit tests are impossible because she puts questions that you dont learn; the retakes are super easy though... ASK if you dont understand something because THEN she'll teach you. umm pretty nice to you just make a good impression in the beginning (work hard) and then she'll give you good grades later on even if its not perfect.

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Tries to be way to funny, tries to be like another student but with authority to fail you.

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She is annoying she always trys to be funny but shes not. Shes picks on almost everyone in the class. Her labs are stupid and LONG! and her unit tests are hard! EVERYONE ALWAYS HAS TO DO A RETAKE! She is super strict with the rules! DONT EVER BE TARDY!

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Awsome oceanography teacher! Stiffs the freshman which is what they should be getting... they're freshman! Let them whine, shes a cool gal!

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She doesn't teach well at all - she doesn't explain photosynthesis well at all. I can only pray I pass this class.

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she is really funny and has good jokes but not one of the best teachers

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Her jokes are hilarious but she's not a great teacher. But her class was easy because she's a pushover.

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She made biology a blast! We really learned the material and had many laughs along the way. People need to grow up--- and handle the jokes. Ms. JEWEL IS AWESOME

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Can't take what she gives out. Some would call that insecurity. I call it being a poor teacher. Anyone can teach a lesson plan, it's how you educate that makes a difference.

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Sometimes she'll make fun of you but shes just playing around. She really is a great teacher and she makes class fun with her labs.

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Mrs. Jewell is incredibly funny and cool. Although a lot of the time she'l pull pop quizzes its okay b/c they are easy. That class for me was fun like monkeys!

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I had her last year and our class really didn't like how she made fun of people all the time. If she was just kidding, it didn't seem like it.

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I dont like her at all. She makes fun of ppl a lot. IT makes a bunch of people in her class frustrated

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I used to like biology before her class. The textbook's chapter study guides are not meant to be used as tests! Especially when you don't teach the material.

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The humor was hard to take at times but once you get over that the class is great.

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You just gotta let her sarcasm roll off you're back. She's amazing. Just keep your head high and try to learn something.

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you have to study, if you don't, you won't do well. she's a good teacher, and makes the class fun (oceanography)

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I really didn't like the way she'd pick on students. It made me feel bad, even though it wasn't me. And I really didn't learn anything from her.

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why does she make fun of ppl so much? is not nice!!! her class is hard. too many projects!!!

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She can dish the insults and sarcasm but she cant take it...that makes her pretty unbearable.

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shes really sarcastic but nice

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she is pretty funny but she never explains things good enough and we get bad grades because of it

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i had her 4 years ago, and it seems she still enjoys picking on the little freshmen... not my favorite person because of that

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she's awesome. she teases me and my friend all the time, but it's sooo funnie. i love her. just wish i was getting a better grade.

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she's not sarcastic, just mean...it isn't cool for a teacher to make fun of 9th graders when they're already so self-conscious, but she did...horrible class.

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good teacher, hard class

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she is kinda odd and obsessed with Japanese gardens. good thing is she likes to go off on tangets!

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Mrs. Jewell is pretty intimidatin but can be pretty cool at times. The florida trip sounds awesome!!!

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Awesome about helping you remember your stuff! I love her sarcasm even if she DID put my friends and I in the four corners of the room!

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All I have to say is ????? WHY WHY DIDNT YOU TEACH US MORE ABOUT SOL stuff!?!?! The reason I didn't pass advanced on the Biology sol....

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Loved your class!

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NO more PROJECTS

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Intimidating in class, and did I learn a single thing? Nice out of class th

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A good teacher... sarcastic... grades funny also....

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She is a good teacher, just sarcastic, don't let it get to you.

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I still visit her during break everyday... best science teacher ever!

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I once kissed a frog to win a 10$ bet in her class :-D shes great and sarcastic

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although she makes us work hard, we learn alot

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Pretty cool teach, as long as u paid attention

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she didnt like me... so my grade showed. i shouldnt have expected any different

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she's very intimidating

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Lesson learned: Don't step in sinks.

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Just remember she's trying to intimidate you, but deep down she's really nice.

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Her class was hard, but it was worth it. I even worked at her Biology Day Camp!

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Show a little interest in her class and she will be your best friend.

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A difficult teacher, but very effective

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She kind of got to me in 9th grade, but looking back on it, she wans't that bad.

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