Average 2.15 based on 22 teacher ratings
Nancy Wise is a Social Studies teacher at Desert Mountain High School located in Scottsdale, Arizona and part of Scottsdale Unified District. Nancy Wise's 22 teacher ratings contributes to Desert Mountain High School's ranking of 93 in Arizona. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Desert Mountain High School is 3.98 stars.
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She doesn't really make sense when she talks, and she is very short tempered with questions. For AP if you study moderatly and do all the homework, you should do good.

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Having experience with AP social studies courses, it is clear to me that this teacher is not preparing me or my classmates for the AP Government exam in the slightest. She seems knowledgeable, but has

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Awful teacher. She can barely teach, rambles incessantly, creates sloppy notes, and her tests rarely reflect anything actually covered in class on them. She acts like a huge baby toward her students h

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I've never quite had a teacher like Ms. Wise...and I don't mean that in a good way. She rambles incessantly about things that don't pertain to the topic at all. Her tests reflect her scattered lessons

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i had her for 1 semester and i got kicked out for hiding behind a project in the corner of the class :) her class is very easy but she doesnt really teach. she could take some classes herself

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Easy class to get a good grade if you just do the homework other then that do not reccomend Wise, she just confuses you and doesn't follow the books info

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I don't remember much of the specifics of her class, but what I do remember is hating Ms. Wise. Avoid her class at all costs.

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Never had a problem with her. She prepared me really well for the AP test and got me excited about politics. Job well done? Yes.

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Ms. Wise is a teacher that will get you prepared for college. She does tend to ramble, but gets the point across. You'll realize how good she is when you're in a college gov't class.

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worst teacher i have ever had didnt learn one thing that whole year

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worst teacher ever. you could learn everything in that class by reading the textbook and she doesnt teach anything.

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You're better off showing up to her AP Gov class with a Barron's book and to just silently read that in the back while listening to her ramble.

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in the first week we learned all of our continents, and it was world history.... not geography. in addition it was a freshmen class not a preschool class.

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......boring....lame...not very smart....bad analogies....ummmm overall I could teach myself better than her!

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She's a very nice person. I know she's smart but her mind gets scattered a lot. People say she's horrible, I disagree.

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Odd lady. Nice, but kinda off. Test material is over notes always, so just read your notes. Often times tho she skips notes, therefore skipping test material!

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I just love how she gave us INCORRECT NOTES!! so that when we got our tests back and we all got that question wrong she said "not my problem".

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She's a nice teacher and tries hard.

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I had to teach myself the class for the AP test, saying that another student and I shouldn't even be taking it. I passed without her help.

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I actually feel dumber for having taken her class. When a teacher contradicts themselves every class period they shouldn't be teaching anymore.

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It actually did happen near the end... anyway she is good in government, very knowledgeable and actually pretty nice.

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Wow, i think i am dummer for having taken her class. She teaches US History and yet she tried to teach me that Pearl Harbor happened at the end of WW2. Horrible

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