Average 2.89 based on 46 teacher ratings
Brander is a Math teacher at Thomas A Edison Career And Technical High School located in Jamaica, New York and part of New York City Geographic District #28. Brander's 46 teacher ratings contributes to Thomas A Edison Career And Technical High School's ranking of 793 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Thomas A Edison Career And Technical High School is 4.24 stars.
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I didn't understand anything... She can't teach but she's a sweet person in general.

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I know that Ms. Brander means well, but she lacks in her explanatory skills and her ability to assist students. In her class, sometimes I will understand the basics of a topic but the next day she will introduce a whole other spectrum of information in the questions that we did not previously go over. She did not give a review sheet for her latest test, and I feel that they are necessary for Precal especially. In class, I'm stuck and she is not the best at explaining so it is very hard for me.

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I won't say she is 100% bad. She's a nice and sweet teacher during times, depending on the person. Overall, I did learn a lot in algebra 1 and I managed to get a 86 on the regents. However, she gave too much homework that I found useless and right before the regents, she realizes she forgot to teach some stuff. Also, I feel like every time she put a grade in my report card, it was always the same, no matter how much of a difference within test and home work grades (but that's before pupil path).

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shes a good teacher, very sweet but her tests are hard!! She just wants to help the studnts so if you do ur work, you'll do great on the regents!

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I've had her for two years straight. I admit, when I had her for trig it was a living hell. I hated her. But now I have her for advanced algebra, and she doesn't seem so bad. We take our time with each section and she goes over anything we have difficulty in understanding. I've learned she isn't such a horrible person and I find her quite enjoyable now.Yeah she has her bad days, maybe very often, but we all do.I feel like she makes things harder for the regents class just so the regents is easy.

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if you get her try to transfer out. she failed me the whole year . hardest teacher to please shes so rude and cranky. no matter how much you try you will not pass unless you pass all your tests .

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she made the trig midterm and it was hard af. omg it took so much time -____- thanks so much. her voice is.... quite something
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she sucks. like unless you wanna fail in that class than dont have her. she sucks and cant teach and then blames the students for getting bad grades. all the other teachers are wayyy better. you cant learn from her, transfer while you can.

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She has no idea what she is teaching. I tried transferring out of her class. She is terrible and i have not learned anyhing from her. I go to other teachers for help because she can't teach to save her life. I hope i dont ever have her again. She is a terrible teacher

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she failed me the whole year i hate her

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She is the worst math teacher ever, she would always confuse me during class and would always waste SO MUCH TIME on the Do-Now's. She literally has no idea what she is talking about during class. I would always be so scare to raise my hand in her class whenever I have questions because I know she would yell at me. When she explains an math problem it would not even make sense while other math students would explain it better than she does. she's bias too.

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never help at all just confused me

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I know she isn't the easiest teacher but she tries her best to help the students out in understanding the material. Otherwise she wouldn't stay extra hours to tutor students before exams and she makes practice sheets for you. She helps to build the foundation of algebra concepts in order to prepare me for AP calc in edison. Because of her I've done well and I would like to thank her for teaching me so much!

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Brander has good intentions and is probably THE most well-meaning teacher in Edison. She puts in a ridiculous amount of effort. But she's insane, hard to get along with, and being in her class sucks.

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She's my favorite teacher, and her class is the only class I like going to. I wish all of my other classes were like this!

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She teachs like a lesson a day. Very hard-headed.

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Even though many people hate her, she does help students a lot in tutoring. And shes actually really nice but she gives a lot of hw.

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leave while you can .

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ok many ppl misunderstand this lady, shes a good teacher, but she needs to chylax, btw the jokes she makes up to help u remeber things actually do help :-X

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well as much as people hated her she made pre cal pretty easy for me and was always clear.

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I think she needs another life besides Math, then she'll be an ok teacher. Cant learn if she's always Boring, serious, and ......bland

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she is so mean and needs help. She yells too much. All other teachers are so cool

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hmm well.. at first she seems really mean but she just wanst everyone to do well.. even though she wil look liek she hates u .. just come to her tutoring classes to shwo effort and ull do fine

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she was helpful, but she does yell alot. i least i past the regents

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She has changed A LOT ! idk what happened but she has become nicer now..... but still far from perfect.....

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Ms. Brander is the best math teacher I ever had in Edidon, she could teach but the only negative is her attitude towards people. Otherwise she is really a great math teacher.

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wat is up wid her? she yell n yell all da time. shez def. not da best math teacher.

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im not gonna hate. brander was strick but was a ver y good teacher. it helps out when u take college math, it become way easier and u start feeling like ur smar

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a lil hard sometimes, but she can teach, lots hw. (relatively harder than some other math courses. i got a 99 in her class)

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i tried i really tried to do good in her class... itz not easy 4 a 90 plus student to a failin student! im giving up my time 4 tutorin cuz of her dammit!!!!!!!

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What can I say? I failed at first, but then I went tutoring and brought my grades up. I too hated her at one point, but then I realized that she really did help

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I got an 89 on the Math B regents exam and I like to thank Ms. Brander for all the hard work I did in her class, even though she is a hard teacher. Thanks!!!!!!

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Ms. Brander was probably one of the best techers i have ever had. her work really prepared me for college and calculus. i graduated in 2000.

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SHE FAILES PEOPLE AND THEN THE SECOND TIME SHE KISSES UP TO THEM SO MUCH I HATE HER!1

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she has no patience, she shouldnt really be a teacher because she is always stressed out which is why she cant seem to get through to the students.

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Of course shes hard, its math anyway. but in the long run you do get excellent grades on the regents.

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She was very helpful, she came into tutoring when people needed it. She did everything in her ability to help students and tried to make class fun.

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Mrs. Brander is a very good teacher. WHoever wrote otherwise was just not intelligent enough to appreciate that. She is always on task and I like that.

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Well I had her. Yes she is very very hard. BUT A VERY GOOD TEACHER. I know people that failed her class TWICE and passed the regents with 80s and 90s.

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The woman comes to school every day looking as if it's the last place she wants to be. If you ask for help, prepare to get your eat chewed off.

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I HATE HER

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I always heard the horrible stories about her, but never had her as ateacher until my last term of math!!! The stories are all true!!!

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She always looks tired or sick or something...I dont understands most of the work...and when you ask her a question...she just yells at you

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Nice teacher

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