Average 4.24 based on 86 teacher ratings
Milde Waterfall is a retired English teacher at Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology located in Alexandria, Virginia. When comparing Milde Waterfall's ratings to other teachers in the state of Virginia, Milde Waterfall's ratings are below the average of 4.33 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology is 4.01 stars.
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excellent english teacher

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She is a life-changing individual. I attribute some of my best memories from high school to her and her class. She loves teaching and will do anything in her power to make english more fun. It's a shame she's already retiring. If you see this Mrs. W, thank you for everything! Truly one of the best teachers at TJ, so sad that she's leaving.

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I LOVED Mrs. Waterfall. She is so sweet and funny, and the class is incredibly amusing. Sometimes the assignments are kind of random, but they are interesting and if you take the time to do it correctly, you'll get a 100%.

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Mrs. Waterfall know whats she's talking about and tries to make things interesting. She loves research projects, which can be useless and you go stretches with no work then a week of hell. she gives good feedback

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Agrees completely with previous rating. This class would be really interesting on its own if I had time to put the effort in. I don't think they realize we have other classes too.

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I tried so hard to like her. I really did. But things got to the point where I intensely dreaded coming to her class.HUM II with her and Mrs. Hurowitz is absolute torture. It will take the focus away from physics completely. Physics aloneis hard enough to manage, but with this HUM it's much, much worse. I had her in 10th grade too, but it's insane how much HARDER her HUM becomes in 11th grade.

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you either will love her or hate her, theres actually no middle ground. she gives a ton of work especially when you have a ton of other things due that day. but then there will be long periods with no work. i dont remember having any problems with essays or tests though

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I absolutely loved Mrs. Waterfall. Even when she gave you a lot of work, she gave a rational and she sometimes was gracious enough to push deadlines because all the juniors had a physics test of something. Very understanding and open. She is also very humorous and a good English teacher. Your analytical writing will get better. The best of the junior English teachers, in my opinion.

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Work comes in enormous chunks scattered throughout the year. Research papers ftl. Don't expect to learn anything, but you'll probably hear some funny stories. If she starts disliking you you'll get a bad grade, if not you'll get 100. Gl.

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odd. you won't learn anything about english, but you'll be entertained on occasion. easy class, but grading random, and workload sporadic. ridiculously unclear with assignments, but helpful if you ask

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Assignments are randomly scattered around the year, lots of work. There'll be periods with no work and then a sudden burst of projects, like the 3 we had in the last few weeks.

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i cannot stand this woman. She is completely closed minded when it comes to grading and someone having a different idea than her. You read so many books, and she gives you absolutely no time to do so.

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I think she is the best dang teacher. I aint never learned more stuff in any class i ever had! She's funny, and makes you feel comfterble. You don't even have to do home work.

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She's funny and cool. Her tests are pretty hard, but fine if you study carefully.

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Funny jokes, awesome as a person, assignments and gradings were a bit erratic though

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Great stories, doesn't really mind if you sleep during group discussions. Workload varies largely. The final research paper for HUMII is DEATH. Very unclear on assignments, have to ask multiple times.

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mrs waterfall's my girl. we never really had REAL homework, just random projects she made up sometimes. had her both 10th and 11th grade

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you can go a week without homework, then have a ton the next week. shes pretty cool though. i think i was on her good side, but its hard to tell if she actually likes you or not

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HUM 2. Pretty nice, lenient, good sense of humor. Workload tends to fluctuate in difficulty, though.

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Had her for HUM, she's pretty laidback/cool, likes to joke around, i thought it was going to be a lot of work but it's better than i expected, plays faves tho...

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i was worried at the beginning of the year, but she is actually awesome. gecan/waterfall is a lot of work but its also a lot of fun and really easy. just have fun in that class and you get an A

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I had her for novel studies, and after having Mrs. Nelson for 6 moths in Ibet I had such a bad time. I didn't like the way she conducted her class and she would take off random points for no reason.

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nice person unless she hates you but she assigns way to much busywork just to make kids spend time doing work on english. yes, her grading is very subjective, depending on how well she likes you

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Mrs. Waterfall is great. She knows her stuff, from english to history, to student life. Mrs. Waterfall may seem mean at times, but that is becuase she truely cares and wants to puch her students to achieve their best! Her class is my favorite class and I hope to have her for HUM.

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Very fake. Pretends to care about her students, but is actually extremely mean and condescending. You'll love her unless you happen to be one of the students she chooses to hate, in which case you'll hate the class.

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Ms. Waterfall is so cool. She is always making jokes and she understands, or in other words. grades really easily. ;-) She always cracks jokes and is funny.

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shes a nice person and definitely has favorites. im one of her favorites, so i just bs all my work but still got 100% on nearly all of the assignments. shes easy if she likes you.

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eh.. it was alright. We didn't learn too much, though, and she didn't usually go over stuff in class. There wasn't enough free writing, either, but the non-english-related activities were fun.

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She's a great teacher and she knows what she's talking about, which makes HUM enjoyable because she's not Ms. Gecan. She's really funny (Ms. Gecan's not and tries too hard) and she's pretty reasonable. She gives some makeup chances. She can be slightly unfair with her favoritism, but she's always willing to talk or crack a joke.

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she's really fun... today we played duck-duck-goose and screamed...but can't tell if she's joking or being serious... AWESOME stories... water debates are very strenous... never know what's due in her class and sometimes she gets in a really bad mood and has a scary voice...spilt-personalities, but the nicer one overrules most of the time... make sure u have ur portfolio stuff, she only tells u bout it once... she understands u only hear 1/3 of wht she's saying... should b a kindergarten teacher

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AMAZING!!!!!

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Great teacher - she has more common sence than many of the others -- she knows how to get work out of students: be a nice!

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she's ok... but she gives too much busy work along with gecan; you either like her or you don't.. i dont

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Had her for IBET... such a great teacher! I wish I had her for HUM too. Easy, fun class.

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Mrs. Waterfall never gives grades out, so you never know how you stand until it is too late to help your grade. The class is easy, but she is VERY subjective.

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It's tough not to succeed in this class....and Mrs. Waterfall is HILARIOUS.

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Really funny but kinda scary at times. The class was fun though.

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drives discussions too hard and has favorites, but funny

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Awesome as a TA teacher. tells the best stories. Makes you really think sometimes durring BBC activities (in a good way). Cares about teaching and you notice

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she is really funny! until it gets old. she's really nice! until like half way through the year.. if she dun like you.. you will suffer. she has agood memory.

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Learning to write essays in her class are really learning her pet peeves. She acts nice, but she's really a demon in disguise. Horrible person, horrible teacher

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really cares a lot about people. has the funniest stories about when she was younger. get her to talk about when she was a kid and she won't stop

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funny, doesn't teach, and if she doesn't like you she will find the smallest things that you do wrong and scream at you over it at some random time of the year

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she's kinda erratic. we go for weeks with no homework and then she springs a 4 page essay due next class...she tells the FUNNIEST stories though!

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Mrs. Waterfall seemed to be nice at first, but... sort of turned evil. You can never really tell if she's being mean as a joke or for real.

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Mrs. Waterfall makes the Gecan-Waterfall Hum so much better.

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She is the coolest lady ever!!!!! She's like a Nice Bicknell! A must get!

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maybe my expectations were too high, but she was my least favorite of my ibet teachers. we never did 'roll call'... and there WAS work... learned little...

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Pretty fun, very nice and easy going, but surprises me sometimes with difficult tests.

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SHE DA BEST!!!! U UNDERSTAND??? SHE DA BEST!!!

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FAVORITE teacher for freshmen year. Basically a slack-off FUN FUN FUN class!!!!!!!!!! I wish I could have had her for hum but oh well :(

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i liked her, even though i dont understand how 3 B+'s and 1 A could add up to an A for my final grade... :-/

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she's hilarious...tells gr8 stories. easy class.

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MRS WATERFALL UR THE BEST!

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You don't learn anything in this class but you waste time having fun!

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love her

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She sponsored my worthless eigth period activity and i can't thank her enough! GO MRS WATERFALL!!!

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Hmm... she makes me think, this one does... and she has great stories... lil hw too, except when its odyssey time!!! :o

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She's great, and I love the random tangents. But she tries to have us do too much- we go for a few weeks w/o hw, then we have tons on 3 or 4 different topics.

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Has the funniest stories, and the best advice

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you wanna learn? don't take this class!

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She's so darn kooky and fun! I love her!

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She did a great job with the literature, helping us learn and making it fun.

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good teacher, but she can be insensitive at times.

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She almost makes me want to name a daughter Milde. She is very cool.

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best teacher ever

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awesome! she's got great stories too. =)

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Unorthodox, but fun

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the best

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Very good teacher

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the class is moderately easy. she is a laid back teacher, (a good thing)

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Far and away the best!

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I hate english, but I loved her class

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one of the coolest teachers ive ever had

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I've had her for to years in a row and I love it. She is the best!!!

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coolest teacher EVER

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She is my favorite teacher at TJ. she's like my second mom.

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def. one of my fav teachers. she's hilarious

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excellent teacher, wants you to love learning

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Just ask her what she did when she was young...

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I hate english. But this is one of my favorite classes. Mrs. W is a great person

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wonderful teacher, occasionally unorthodox

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very cool, but don't slack off, or she'll get mad at the end of the year

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awesome teacher! definitely get her!

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Great teacher

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