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James Washburn Edit

Based on 15 Ratings
History Teacher at Montgomery High School
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Helpfulness
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Clarity
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Knowledge
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Textbook Use
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Exam Difficulty

Sep 17, 2014 If I had to use one word to describe Mr. Washburn, I would have to say erratic. Some days his teaching skills are decent with a touch of comedic elements, but some days he just seems like he woke up and is high on something strange... Sometimes he is just one mean guy who bothers you for something little and somehow he is easygoing at the same time. Erratic HAS to be the best word to describe him... Flag Rating

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Easiness
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Helpfulness
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Clarity
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Knowledge
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Textbook Use
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Exam Difficulty

Jun 29, 2014 anyone who hasn't expirenced him for MUN or YAG are in for a shock...his personality can be erratic but don't let it get you down. he really cares about his students and is always willing to help. little to no studying is required to get an A! Flag Rating

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Clarity
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Knowledge

Aug 05, 2013 I had him for AP Gov Pol and got a 5 on the exam without any outside studying. Without a doubt, if you do the assignments, PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS DISCUSSION and not be rude, he will have no problem with you. It is not hard to get an A in the class, I ended with an A- because I screwed up a few quizzes. He is very understanding, a very engaging and interesting teacher, and has a nice sense of humor (a nice break from the drag that is all the other classes). Flag Rating

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Knowledge

Apr 23, 2012 He is truly an bad teacher...he has favorites and is really annoying sometimes he just needs to calm down. I mean dude you don't need to be that hyper. He also isn't clear about anything. His teaching method just doesn't work every Flag Rating

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Knowledge

Sep 02, 2011 History was my highest grade until I had Mr. Washburn. When you ask him a question, he gives you a 15 minute response, but avoids giving you an actual answer. I found all of his classes pointless and a waste of my time.I'm a Flag Rating

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Mar 27, 2011 Watching a movie with him is the most annoying thing EVER! Flag Rating

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Dec 20, 2010 He is sooo awesome! I learned so much in his class and everybody who gets him is so lucky! He cares so much and makes every class interesting! best teacher I ever had! Flag Rating

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May 27, 2010 He's a really cool and interesting guy, but isn't really a good teacher. Most of the stuff in his class comes straight from the textbook :( Flag Rating

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May 26, 2010 talks way to much i prefer doin work to listen to him talk and thats says something bit snappy but i just dont like him Flag Rating

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Jul 31, 2009 I liked him, though AP Gov Pol wasn't as easy as i thought, but he's definitely a really nice guy and very understanding, as long as you have the work ethic to show. Work hard and participate in discussionand you'll do fine. Flag Rating

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Helpfulness
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Jul 13, 2009 He is a great guy and teacher but the class was not an easy A. He is very intelligent and he is interested in anything you mention in class that has to do with academics :) Flag Rating

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Easiness
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Clarity

Dec 17, 2008 nice guy but his weird lessons don't teach me anything Flag Rating

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Dec 03, 2007 We're US 1. If we wanted to hear all about AP Gov. we'd be in that class. Flag Rating

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Jun 15, 2006 Wow my opnion of Mr. Washburn has changed a lot over this year. His teaching style is still a little cramped, but I think if he would loosen up a bit more he could be a great guy and teacher. I will miss him next year.... Flag Rating

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Easiness
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Helpfulness
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Clarity

Jan 22, 2006 A lot of the stuff we do in class has nothing to do with what we're talking about...... and PLAY THE PROFESSOR, COPS, and TERRITORIAL TREATY TALKS????? Definitely not my idea of "fun games". PLEASE be more concise!! Flag Rating