Average 1.58 based on 7 teacher ratings
Cathy Simmons is a Science teacher at West Springfield High School located in Springfield, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Cathy Simmons' 7 teacher ratings contributes to West Springfield High School's ranking of 253 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at West Springfield High School is 4.15 stars.
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I took Geosystems instead of physics hoping to have an easier science course. Earth science is an easy science, however, she never taught anything. We did lots of irrelevant "labs" without explanation and she would argue with students all the time over her own blatant mistakes. I even tried getting on her good side and she doesn't have one. I'm pretty sure she has a geology degree, but she doesn't seem to know anything about "geosystems." It's very frustrating.

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This was supposed to be an easy class but I can't seem to get my grade above a C. Ms. Simmons tests are incredibly hard and no matter how hard you study it is nearly impossible to pass. I would suggest taking a different science

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Ms. Simmons has little knowledge of Geosystems, which is a simple subject. She's able to spout out random facts about the class, but has little understanding. She has a low level of intelligence over all. She often gets confused and says things that aren't logical. To make it worse, she's condescending. She doesn't seem to realize that you can't expect people to take a class seriously when they learn nothing. Overall, her class is awful. It's so simple and useless that it's actually painful.

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I wish I had just switched out when I saw her.
She does not know Geosystems, I was in the honors class and most of the class is smarter than her. She is not a good teacher and not a nice person.
Bad combo.

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she overcomplicates everything and makes an easy a an easy f

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Don't take AP Environmental Science, you'll want to drop out after the first month.

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Could we do more pointless labs possibly?

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