Average 2.9 based on 62 teacher ratings
Jewel Andrews is a Math teacher at Laguardia High School Of Music & Art And Performing Arts located in New York, New York. When comparing Jewel Andrews' ratings to other teachers in the state of New York, Jewel Andrews' ratings are below the average of 4.21 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Laguardia High School Of Music & Art And Performing Arts is 3.99 stars.
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She has ruined the grades and self-confidence of many students in many of her classes, including me. She is extremely harsh in her grading of tests. If you miss school, even with an excused absence, she expects you to come to class with the lengthy homework done, despite missed the lesson on it, and if you don't do a single question out of the 3-6 pages of homework a night she gives, she immediately takes off 50%. If you are put in her class I recommend switching out immediately

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I know many students that don't do well in her class, which is a majority, including me. Sure, some people like her, but rarely, it's most likely because they take classes outside of school. She has absolutely no humor and completely dull and bland when speaking, she could talk you to sleep. She can't teach at all, just give sheets, loads of sheets. 1 question you didn't do for hw, that's a 50 percent right there. So choose wisely of your geometry/algebra 2 teacher. Tests too long and difficult.

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Ms.Andrews can teach, but only if you are already skilled in mathematics. She is sometimes confusing ad vague leaving you to basically teach yourself with the textbook. Everyone that I know in her struggle to keep up with their grades. Her tests are somewhat difficult, and she grades then extremely harshly. I dot feel like her class is a good environment to learn, because I dont feel like I can express my concerns with her without being targeted later on.

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She is actually the worst teacher I have had in my life. Most of the people I know who are in her class are either failing or borderline failing. We don't understand what she's teaching, she gives us an extreme amount of homework, and gives us extremely difficult tests that she grades very harshly. If you get her I strongly recommend changing your schedule. I enjoyed math before her class.

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She is literally the worst teacher in this entire school. She always made me feel so stupid and treated me so unfairly, i developed anxiety. She ruined math for me. I studied really hard and had multiple tutors at the same time but still failed. She doesn't care about her students and can not teach at all. If you have her please transfer out.

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My daughter is an excellent, hard-working student. Jewel Andrews created such a hostile atmosphere in her math classes that she developed math anxiety and dreaded going to class. The next year, she took a trigonometry class with a truly skilled teacher. I mentioned to the trig teacher that daughter thought she was not good at math. The teacher was shocked. Not only does Jewel Andrews fail to take weak students and make them stronger, she actually takes strong students and robs them of confidence

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her classes confuse me but if you set aside 30 minutes to review the lesson at home in the textbook, it really makes a huge difference. practice problems as much as you can! tests are long and difficult, so practice speed and efficiency. Also accuracy; she'll take off points for anything remotely wrong. She doesn't really tell you about these videos, but on her website click on video tutorial, and they go through example problems and they are very clear, so those really help. Overall good.

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Not the best teacher. She literally takes EVERYTHING from the textbook. I may have exaggerated a little to much, but she takes like 50 years to do a lesson.she teaches so slow that I worry about being late every day for my next class. I recommend transferring out once you get your schedule

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Listen to her when she speaks and don't act unruly.

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My son actually got higher grades since he entered her class and I'm so happy that he had her!

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Ms. Andrews is really cheerful once you get to know her. Listen close and don't fool around too much. She enjoys some joking around but be sure to ask questions if you have any, because she is pretty fast-paced. You will be fine as long as you pay attention. To do well in this class, review the vocab often. Also, don't try to make sense of everything until you've learned the whole thing. It also helps to read the textbook, which is very clear if the notes weren't.

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Really hard tests, confusing class lessons. if you're confused get a tutor asap and do anything possible to figure it out. Khan academy, online videos, ask her questions, but do whatever you can. If you are used to 90's on tests expect high 70's and low 80's. if you usually get 80's expect 60's and 70's. its stressful but if you work hard, do all your homework, participate consistently and show her respect you'll pass and get at least an 80.

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just transfer out

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I don't exactly like Ms. Andrews. I have a natural aptitude for math so I am getting very high grades in her Geometry class, but if I didn't I'm sure I would fail her class. She doesn't explain things too clearly, and its only when I look at the answer that I actually understand what I'm supposed to do, not because she explained it. No one in my class likes her, and I swear, sometimes I feel like she's grading based on who she likes and doesn't like.

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A teacher devoid of compassion and care. She knows her stuff, but doesn't know how to teach it, and then refuses to help students that struggle. Don't ask for help, the only response you'll get is "get a tutor". And on top of all that her exams are very hard, and she grades extremely harshly. Do anything you can to get out of this woman's class. She ruins everyone's GPA.

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I had her for Geometry and although I can understand why people said that she doesn't explain things too well, its the person's own decision to go to tutoring if she/he really wants to understand the topic and excel in her class. Her tests are moderate in a way that if you go over the handouts she gives every day, you'll know what the problem is asking about, but you need to think. Also, she's really funny as time goes on and if you try to be "friends" with her, she appreciates it.

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She was alright.

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worst teacher ever. transfer immediately she fails the majority of her class, even if you try really hard. She doesn't care if you struggle; she puts no effort in helping her students. If you box your answer on a test you get points off.

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17/35 students pass i am good at math and sat there bored to death failing

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She is literally the worst teacher I've ever had.

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I do not like how she teaches. I would rather have a free period studying on my own and learn 30x more than this awfulness.

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Not terrible but if you do not pick up what she is saying, you need to go to tutoring. She goes through topics very rapidly and for students who are not swell at math, she offers no personal assistance. Her tests are not easy. Getting above an 80 is very solid and a 90 or above is insanely good. Her grade does not count for homework at all, it is only your tests scores averaged out. She is a nice person but just is not a clear teacher.

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She's a pretty good teacher, but if you're not going to do the work, you're not going to pass

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For students with a very strong natural aptitude for math she might be a decent teacher. She will introduce and explain each topic once, but if you have any questions or need any clarification she will refuse and tell you to go to tutoring. The people who mostly succeed in her class are those who are lucky enough to have the resources to see a private tutor regularly.. Her refusal to provide any explanation or allow any discussion really makes it hard to do well

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I respect Ms. Andrews, but I do NOT like her. Normally I'm impressed by teachers who are strict and know what they want: I think she is a very interesting person, and I wish I knew why she was the way she was. I don't mind her attitude towards students. But she is not a good teacher. If you don't know something, she won't answer your question, simply say to "go to tutoring." Some of us can't do that. She does better teaching the mathematical parts as opposed to the proofs & geometry (F to B)

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she is my teacher for freshman year. even though she is a little strict, she has her days when she can be funny. she is a good teacher for geometry and i actually understand most of everything she teaches. she knows her stuff and is willing to share it with you.

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Ms. Andrews is very bad at teaching. She definitely knows her stuff, but she doesn't know how to teach it. She NEVER answers your questions, therefore nobody even bothers to raise their hand. She doesn't make sure we understand what is being taught. She works too fast and we have no time to understand the material. She's probably the worst teacher I've ever had. Everyone sleeps in her class, and she never smiles. My entire class agrees that she's a terrible teacher. We haven't learned anything.

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Everyone hates ms andrews but i think that she is a really good teacher. i have noticed that the students who hate her the most are the students who wish she was just a playful, not serious teacher like in many of their other classes. ms andrews really knows her stuff, and she is a real teacher. i really like her. you will learn A LOT in her class, but for one on one questions she tends to cut you off.

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ms. andrews is probably the best math teacher i have ever had. she taught me so much! and all you have to do is do the homework and you will understand every thing! i got a 94 on my regents because of her!

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At first, she may be a bit intimidating and strict. But later in the class she starts to warm up and when she's happy she lights up the whole room! Trust me, I was a bit afraid, but she teaches well and even though I wouldn't do so well in her exams, I did learn from my mistakes. I had her for trig.

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has an accent and hard to understand her,(hey I know its USA, but jeez) hard enough to understand the math itself.She knows alot,but needs to wrk on her people skills. Some people can not explain well

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Not as bad as some of the reviews here. She seems like a nice person out side of the classroom. Students just have to learn that school is not always fun. I got 90s in her class.

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I like her as a teacher, and she has those days when she makes jokes. It's not hard to pass her class, all you have to do is do your homework and know your stuff. She helps me if I have questions too.

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mean and not helpful. Gives waaaay too much hw

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she is not a bad teacher... her tests are just too hard for her teaching style. she goes too fast in class... but she is still better than some other math teachers. also when you ask questions, she never really answers it in a way i can understand...

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if you get her, transfer out.

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i think shes a good teacher and is very nice.

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Ok, she can certainly be difficult and strict and all that, but she's a really nice woman. I've found her to be a relatively good teacher.

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I actually really like her. I didn't at first, cuz she's pretty strict, but more and more these days, she gets into one of her "good moods" when she smiles and cracks jokes. Those days are the best. Yes, she is strict with her test grading, but it only helps you in the long run.

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I love this woman. She is wicked smart, totally funny, and really smart. It would help if she moved slower.

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Those students who take ten minutes to write five words on the blackboard do drive everyone batty.

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Actually a good teacher. I don't know why everyone hates her. She's nice if you put an effort and teaches well.

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i failed my first ever math test this year. she needs to learn better teaching methods, but shes very mom-like. she rewards you occasionally.

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my fav tchr

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=_= If you don't pay attention in her class, you're doomed. She'd a good teacher, though. And since she's a dean now, too, she'll come to class late. Beware her holding the entire class back even after the last bell.

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she teaches things really fast and gives really long tests. pay close attention in her classes and turn your cell phones off! its hard to do well in her class and sometimes it seems like she hates students. i've seen her smile a few times though.

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If you're reading this, Ms. Andrews, try smiling when you come to school, try to be understanding about how much pressure students are under, and try to be supportive of students. You will find that you will get more motivated students in return.

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Ms. Andrews is awesome... she's really hard, but if you can't handle her, good luck in college. They're ALL like her. So do the work and treat her like a human being, because she's actually really nice. Ms. A, if you're reading this, CONGRATS on getting dean. Give 'em hell!!

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I hated Ms Andrews at first but I realized that it was me not her with the problem, she knows what she is doing n prepared me for college. Thank you

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The memories of individual student blackboard homework explanantion induced humiliation and terror still haunts me.

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She teaches straight from the book so much that she just tells us it is that way or this way because it is in the book. She never really explains things.

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I think she was a great teacher. All you have to do is pay attention and do your work. She is so nice. I like her teaching methods. She is the best math teacher.

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I thought she was the hardest teacher, and probably is, and thought of transfering, but by the end of the term I had "respect" for her, but hate her as a person

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If you get onto her bad list, just leave...

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this woman does not answer questions, she only goes over a new concept once, she gives more hw than any other teacher and you can only transfer if shes failed u

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I had her. When I asked a question she would always say,"go to tutoring." She never wanted to explain aything to me when I didn't understand.

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Whoa ms andrews is helpful and some times nice but that teacher gives everyone mad headache but the freshman don't know how to deal with her

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She give too much hw and her tests are kind of confusing and so long you can't hardly finish it. She can be pretty mean and she's hardly in her good mood .

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The Worst teacher on the face of this planet next to dean Evans. The lady can not teach. in simple terms i have seen dogs learn faster! i am extremely angry!!!

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i had her for MQ5,the first time i failed or got lower than a 70 on a math test!!!The way she teaches sumthings makes it harder than it really is

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Andrews is the best math teacher!!

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