Average 2.9 based on 26 teacher ratings
Binnie Sommer is an English teacher at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School located in Bayside, New York and part of NYC Department of Education. Binnie Sommer's 26 teacher ratings contributes to Benjamin N. Cardozo High School's ranking of 1,002 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School is 4.08 stars.
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MS. Sommer is very fair if you do as she says. If you come to class every day and do your work, it shouldn't be hard to get over a 90 in her class. She is a little conservative which is how teachers are supposed to be in a sense. For example, the school dress policy states girls shouldn't wear anything shorter than where their hands reach on their legs. So, one of my classmates came in wearing mini shorts and ms. sommer sent her to the girls locker to change her pants into gym shorts.

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She demands that we be on time and exactly appearing before or at the right schedule. No leniency whatsoever, she does not provide any help with anything and a word to describe her would be pedantic. Her pop quiz's are ridiculous and the vocabulary words that she gives us are pointless to say the least. The class isn't difficult, just pretend to do work but as far as help, well you're on your own. Also, the exam questions are far TOO specific.

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I had her for 11th grade Honors English, and i think she was a great. If you just listen to her and her rules, there is no reason for you to get a bad grade. The SAT words she always put up were also helpful, because when i took the SAT, some of the words were there. She can have a mean-streak too, if the class is disrespectful and rude to her. Overall, i think she's a great teacher and i learned a lot from her. If you're having problems in her class, it isn't neccesarily her fault,it can be yours too.

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She makes english very dull, and takes it to such a low level of learning I feel like I have been in her class for 5 months and haven't learned anything except to be ready for a pop quiz all the time. It's the worst class of my entire day. I just want to fall asleep.

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Nothing interesting, most boring class of the day. She has a cold attitude, i have to agree, and her lessons are very unnecessary. I dont learn anything and personally, all the hardwork i put is a waste because she doesn't ready ANYTHING, just stamps it. IF she puts me in honors next year, definitly dont wanna be in her class. TERRIBLE teacher.

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Her lessons were boring. And she had a cold personality...somedays she would come in happy and others not so much. HATED HER POP QUIZZES.

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I had her for honors english. I personally think she is a very good teacher, shes is strict but fair. As long as you follow her directions and actually read the books and do the hw's and your fine. Overall i think she is (in my opinion) a great teacher.

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Do your homework according to her directions, participate in her class, and do fairly well on her tests/pop-quizzes and her class will be fairly easy. She requires you to do a lot of speaking in her class though, but its always quite fun.

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She's unfair; some of her lessons are ridiculous. Ex: giving a word on the board and asking us to write synonyms. She makes class dreadful, and she is a tough grader. Also, she never reads any of the work that is submitted, and I hate teachers who do that

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ok... i dont mind having her as a teacher... but its just 1 thing that i simply cannot stand in her class..........pop quizzes... yes... for those who have her, you know exactly what im talking about...i hate being caught by surprise like that...

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Has serious mood swings and doesn't respect us. She can be nice one minute then assign extra homework because one student is chewing gum. Her tests are easy though, half the class got into Honors for sophmore year.

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very religious apparently...strong on rules...I like her. She tells you exactly what you need to know and she tells you exactly what she expects of you. too bad for the dummies who want to try to make her bend her rules. She won't and that's not bad

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HATE HER!!! U HAVE TO KISS HER BEHIND TO GET A GOOD GRADE!!! PLUS I CANT SAY WAHT I REALLY WANT ABOUT HER CUZ THEY JUST GONNA BLANK IT OUT

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This teacher is a teacher thats very unfair.

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ugh i hate her. she makes her students feel so dumb and her little comments are so offensive. she also plays favorites and the only way you'll get a 90+ is if ur her favorite.

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she is okay..

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she's... err.. she grades everything.. well SHE doesnt grade it.. her lil slaves grade em.. but. yea.. shes.. kinda.. she acts like we're lil kids ? ahah iono

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her class was kind of strange. sometimes she was really happy and other times...hard to get a 90 in her class because class participation counts so much.

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Ok i had mixed feelings..she was nice and all and very interesting when she would talk about all the places she traveled to but she had a mean streak to her.

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She was the best english teacher.

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miss her!

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ur funni sometimes.. love it wen u let us watch a movie.. i had fun.. n u try to make everything bright.. x]

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The work she gives is not hard at all, but is very unhelpful and is a nasty person. Doesn't seem to care about her students.

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She is a terrible human being, deffinitley the sing WORST teacher of the school

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she teaches us like we're in 3rd grade. so hard to get above 90 because she judges artwork for grades. because of her, i won't get into honors english.

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