Average 2.77 based on 24 teacher ratings
Jean Kadel is a History teacher at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy located in Aurora, Illinois and part of Il Mathematics & Science Academy. Jean Kadel's 24 teacher ratings contributes to Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy's ranking of 430 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is 3.99 stars.
3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity
3
Knowledge
1
Textbook Use
5
Exam Difficulty
5
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
1
Knowledge
1
Textbook Use
5
Exam Difficulty

Dr. Jean Kadel is one of the worst teachers I have ever met. She is oblivious, incompetent and not caring about her students at all. She just rambles without meaning and doesn't actually teach. Having class without a teacher would be better than her.

4
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
3
Knowledge

Her current institution only allows Dr. Kadel to teach one course, with good reason. Despite the knowledge base expected of her Ph.D, Dr. Kadel's political biases, limited knowledge of foreign affairs and economics, and poor communication skills make her useless as a guide through social sciences.
If regurgitation is your forte, this class is for you! However, if you seek to satisfy substantial inquiries, use class time to lead out your own research.

4
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
5
Knowledge

Shall I compare thee to a summers day? If a summer's day was Dr. Kadel, it would be a horse filled Indian plain with rainbow salukis guiding you through the masked horror of this class. Try to make her like you, you will get a better grade and talk to her outside of class because she arbitrarily requires all these specific things. She knows her stuff but is incompetent at teaching. Try not to write well in this class, creativity will only hinder your grade and adhere to the mechanics. Citations.

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
2
Clarity
4
Knowledge

Make sure you get on Dr. Kadel's good side at the beginning of the school year and work hard on your first paper, because it will set her attitude towards you, at least for first semester. Her grading is slightly biased, so be careful of that. Definitely go into her office and talk to her, because she can be very helpful and it will show her that you are serious about the class, which is always good.

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
1
Clarity
1
Knowledge

Attendance is optional, unless you talk a lot in class. Then you will get marked for absences. At the beginning,Dr. Kadel gives vague prompts and grades very difficultly, but as the schoolyear goes on, she grades easier probably because of the all-nighters she pulls drawing horses or salukis. She attempted to make a syllabus, however students should always expect to get extensions on papers or projects due to lack of explanation or poor planning. Otherwise, she's a nice person and loves horses.

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

She's not very consistent in her grading and her teaching. Also, her paper prompts are sometimes very vague. If you want to do well, you must go in to talk to her.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

This teacher has a unique insite into the working mind of students, excellent after school help which is greatly appreciated.

5
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

I like the way she helps me after class a lot.

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

Incredibly boring class. Grades papers really subjectively. Teaches using movies a lot, which sounds cool, but I can never stay awake. A good teacher shouldn't need to rely on films 25% of the time. She's also very focussed on the mechanics (citations, primary quotes, to be verbs, etc.) of the paper.

1
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

Kadel is an ok person i guess, but her class is pointless. It's obvious that she grades the students that she likes A LOT easier than those she doesn't like.

3
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

her class is boring, but i guess it's easy to get her off track, you just have to find the right topic. :)

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

awful teacher...her horses hate her too

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

Although her class is pretty boring (and VERY easy to fall asleep in!), she herself is a pretty nice teacher. She defintitely gives help if you ask for it. Just try to take notes on what she says, and you should be okay.

1
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

when i called her she just didn't appear to be interested. VERY unprofessional.

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
3
Clarity

she expects everyone to write like she want us to...EVIL HORSE LOVER

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

Oh god. I thought she was okay at the beginning of the year, but at the end of the year I wondered how I survived. She plays favorites and won't explain stuff

2
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

she is a really nice person, and she like to help when you have any question.

4
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

She's a wonderful person and great to just talk to, but the class is boring as all get out. She doesn't know how to lecture, or lead a class discussion.

1
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

she's okay. at least she knows what she's talkin about

3
Easiness
3
Helpfulness
5
Clarity

boring. liked to fail me for 'not providing enough evidence', even though i'd have more footnotes than anyone else. iow, the papers confused me, although i liked the (boring) material.

3
Easiness
1
Helpfulness
1
Clarity

The only reason I take notes is to stay awake... otherwise, they're useless.

3
Easiness
4
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

She's alright but little boring. Nice person and she understands if you have problems in your personal life.

3
Easiness
2
Helpfulness
2
Clarity

Try staying awake in this class, I dare you

1
Easiness
5
Helpfulness
4
Clarity

you're class is pretty cool but kinda boring sometimes

Similar history teachers like Jean Kadel?

34 Ratings
24 Ratings
23 Ratings
20 Ratings
10 Ratings

Learn more about Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

5-star
63%
4-star
14%
3-star
12%
2-star
4%
1-star
4%
Based on 922 Ratings
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is a public high school located in Aurora, Illinois and part of Il Mathematics & Science Academy. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is ranked 430 in Illinois. Learn More