Average 2.56 based on 53 teacher ratings
Janet Lindeman is a Languages teacher at Independence High School located in San Jose, California and part of East Side Union High. Janet Lindeman's 53 teacher ratings contributes to Independence High School's ranking of 1,120 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Independence High School is 4.09 stars.
4
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
3
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty
1
Recommended
4
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
5
Knowledge
4
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

Cares for her students and really wants them to succeed and learn, class can be interesting and fun at times, you learn something at the very least
Picks favorites, dislikes certain students for no apparent reason, always seems lost and confused, very unorganized, hated me for no reason, gave me bad and incorrect grades for no reason, believes Spanish is the most important subject in school, does not treat everyone equally, lets her students tease and get the best of her

1
Recommended
4
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
5
Knowledge
4
Textbook Use
5
Exam Difficulty

Lindeman knows her stuff but can't explain it at all. She is knowledgeable about the Spanish language but has absolutely no talent for teaching. She is always susceptible to being pushed around by students and is always confused. I honestly feel bad for her because I know she means well but her class is so unorganized and a lot of students have no respect for her. Hopefully she'll soon find a different career later in life.

1
Recommended
4
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
2
Exam Difficulty

She really does know Spanish, not much else, but lots of Spanish. I will always remember her asking my class if there was really a difference between a crab and a clam... Honestly, for Spanish 3 I just used eraseable pen for my homework so the entire second semester I'd just change the homework titles and a few of the words and got an A for every homework. If you get good classmates, you all learn to stick together.

1
Recommended
3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
4
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

Honestly, she isn't a bad teacher, she knows her stuff. The only problem is that she is literally the most illogical and confusing person ever. She also tends to make very unreasonable requests of her students which don't make sense at all. All in all, just kiss up to her and you'll be fine but if you end up on her bad side, plan to stay there.

5
Recommended
3
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
5
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
4
Exam Difficulty

I am a parent of one of her students and she helped my son bring up his grade from an F to a B.

1
Recommended
3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
2
Knowledge
4
Textbook Use
2
Exam Difficulty

She hated me for no reason. Only cares about her class and not about any other AP classes. She thinks her Spanish 3 class is more important than AP Psychology. What kind of logic is that?! She probably learned from her past experience, so it might be a little tougher to do your test and quizzes, but regardless. Not a great teacher. I honestly don't understand or even remember how to speak or understand the language. That's how bad and useless she is.

1
Recommended
3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
3
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
3
Exam Difficulty

Picks favorites, oblivious to being teased and heavily plays favorites. Personally, I hated that class and although she has good intentions, sometimes it's not enough. Didn't really teach well either and just unorganized in general. Something about her irks people, I don't know what and I don't intend on finding out what that is.

5
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
2
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
2
Exam Difficulty

She is just really disorganized, but she isn't a bad person. She makes an effort.

2
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
1
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
5
Exam Difficulty

You must bring your textbook every single day, or else eventually she will give you detention / Sat. school. Poor excuse of a teacher, nearly at the same level as Bhatnagar.

2
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
1
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
4
Exam Difficulty

Let's just say she's the worst teacher I ever had in my entire life! She is extremely confusing and very clueless! At first, I thought she was a cool teacher boy, was I wrong. She is very forgetful and when we don't understand something we have to say in spanish. Everything we do in that class must be in spanish. When she is explaining something, she says it in spanish and when we ask her if she could say it in English, she straight up says no! If you have her good luck!

4
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
3
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
4
Exam Difficulty

Anti-fun teacher. Egocentric (selfish). Unable to control classroom due to her unlikable attitude. Her attitude creates a hate-despise relationship. Bad at teaching. Rule of thumb: do your best to be non-existent in that room.

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
3
Knowledge
5
Textbook Use
4
Exam Difficulty

Just a bad teacher. That's the easiest way to put it.

1
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
4
Clarity
3
Knowledge

all she does is nag nag nag!!! but in the end all she wants to see is her students succeed. She cares a lot for the students that is why she is so freeeken strict throughout the year

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
2
Knowledge

This teacher was very poor with her teaching methods. Each was annoying and she has ridiculous rules which always turned my day from good to poor. She teaches VERY slow and doesn't even get through half the book. If you get this teacher and want to learn spanish well, change your schedule to Gonzalez or A.

3
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
3
Knowledge

5
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
3
Knowledge

I learned more in my spanish ONE class than with my 1 1/2 years with her. All I can say is it's an easy A class as long as you do the work. I BSed mine most of the time and I still got stamps. She's v

4
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

She's a great teacher but the only thing is that she is REALLY paranoid and acts all weird. She twitches, too!

5
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

I love her, she's really nice and caring. She will give you as much time as you need on work to get it done.

3
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

as much as i dont like the way she's teaching, the CLASS is kinda growing onto me because i get to do OTHER things while im in there which is weird because she's picking on this one girl but she doesn

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

She's a great teacher. The only thing is that she always gets paranoid while her class are doing skits. :/ If she acts like this all the time, then her classes shouldn't be doing these skits at all.

4
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Greatest teacher ever.

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

5
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

OMG whoever wrote good things about her is probably her. If you're in her class(sadly) just go with whatever she says. it's easier than fighting cuz she's too stupid

5
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

guys!! chill out!! probably she just misses her family so much and probably her hubby too. ms lindeman if ur reading this, ur just chill ok?! dont let others put u down and just be u in class ok? :)

3
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

Could'nt stand her. If one thing does not go according to her plan, she falls apart. BADLY.

4
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

OMG, I'LL GO NUT IF I HAVE HER NEXT YEAR!

5
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

shes ok, and i did put up with the other things listed, but she teaches at a slow level....

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

I hate her class. She's the worst teacher I have this school year, if you get her good luck. She always makes you partner up, it's so annoying. And She's talks about her personal life A LOT.

5
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

conceited, for examples she'll just go on and on about "ohh, my boyfriend in spain was..." or "spell my boyfriends name in spanish" easy A i guess, just listen. Oh.. and shes psycho..

2
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

After having her for a year, for the first time, I should say she was different in teaching. I didnt do so well in her class probably because of her teaching quite confusing but at least she tried.

4
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

she does not clarify anything and is very unorganized!

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

She repeats herself too much. She repeats herself too much. She repeats herself too much.

5
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

very nice lady, but i agree that she can't teach. we mostly do pointless things, but don't actually learn SPANISH.

4
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

worse teacher ever. she favors students and repeats herself a lot.

2
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

BAD SPANISH TEACHER. she cannot speak spanish, hard to understand her. NOBODY should have her unless u can speak spanish already. GET READY TO TEACH YOURSELF. or HIRE A TUTOR

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Excellent teacher. She really cares about her students

4
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

She needs to learn how to TEACH spanish. It's always her way and explaining anything to her is pointless. I had Sr A for 2 yrs and after havin her for my 3rd yr i was screwed.

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

activities were forced to do in her class arent fun at all. and you dont learn much, and she only calls on you if your hand is up if she likes you. if she doesnt like you, you get a bad grade for class participation. no one likes her class.

5
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

I have her right now and I get good grades but I dont like how she treats my classmates. IF she doesn't like you, she'll pick on you throughout the schoolyear. Its always "her way"; dont even bother explaining stuff to her, she wont listen. She

5
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

this teacher should stop favoritism. stop giving bad grades when i aced all of your shiet.!!! you're horrible.

5
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

YOU cant Teach, YOU cantListen, YOU Cant Mind ur Own business Lindeman, ITs kind of sad, YOU HAVe favorites, EVERYONE is Equal, Quit pickin on people u dislike

2
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

she never likes to hear what u have to say .... i felt like i was the one she always picked on.she makes u answer hard questions on things she never went over .

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

She can be really rude at times. She doesn't really know how to teach, even though she tries to. You can learn a thing or two from her, but that's about it.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

Mrs. Lindeman, I know you haven't heard this, but you are a pretty good teacher. Your only problem is that you let your students take advantage of you.

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

She's so hard to cooperate and get a good teacher-student relashonship with. It seems as if she doesn't even care about her individual students.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Your the best Teacher ever! I love learning Espanol... Oh, and those thongs you were are wonderful too!

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

Very good teacher, alot of students take advantage of her kindness.She teaches us everything at a good pace its just that some like to fool around.she rocks!!!!

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

she only calls on people that she likes!

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

SHES A BAD TEACHER. SHE TELLS US TOO MUCH ABOUT HER LOVE LIFE. TELLS TOO MUCH ABOUT PERSONAL LIFE. GOES TOO FAST. ONLY HELPS STUDENTS WHICH SHE FAVORS.

1
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

she tries to teach too many things in so little time.She expects us to know it so soon.I believe she really is unfair to other kid. she takes favorites!

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

she's cool!

3
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

She can be mean sometimes.

Similar languages teachers like Janet Lindeman?

76 Ratings
Frank Nieman Languages
53 Ratings
39 Ratings
Jamin Lynch Languages
37 Ratings
Joyce Weiss Languages
26 Ratings

Learn more about Independence High School

5-star
72%
4-star
10%
3-star
7%
2-star
3%
1-star
5%
Based on 3,655 Ratings
Independence High School is a public high school located in San Jose, California and part of East Side Union High. Independence High School is ranked 1,118 in California. Learn More