Average 3.15 based on 71 teacher ratings
Yelena Koltunova is a Math teacher at I.S. 98 Bay Academy located in Brooklyn, New York and part of 21. Yelena Koltunova's 71 teacher ratings contributes to I.S. 98 Bay Academy's ranking of 575 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at I.S. 98 Bay Academy is 4.13 stars.
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She's very forgetful. Teaches students the same lesson multiple times sometimes. She is not clear in class and her teaching is pretty much useless. The worst issue I had with her is that she does not make teaching or learning fun, and I was therefore bored with her class.

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I love her so much i got her a new guitar :D.

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I currently have her for regents. I have no idea why everyone is saying shes a bad teacher. She is strict so some students might not like her but i must say she revews every single math problem very very very clearly. Its practically impossible not to understand something in her class.

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Horrible teacher. Teaches the same lessons over and over or spends the whole period going over homework. Homework doesn't make sense and sometimes she hasn't taught it to you yet.

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Pray for Mohassib! this class is HELL. in a year, we have barely covered half what we need for the regent. she dawdles endlessly during class, and spends 30m explaining basic questions to students who are obviously way too low level to be in regents. we spend way to much time covering homework and are constantly behind. sure her songs and guitar and ice cream make her seem all nice and quirky but that does not excuse the fact that she is a terrible teacher!

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Hm, as being a graduate of 2014, and having Koltunova for regular 8th grade math, she is really a coherent and knowledgeable teacher. She knows what she is teaching and yeah at times there would be homework where you would be like "bruh!", but all of the material she taught would get stuck into your brain. (ONLY IF YOU PAY ATTENTION) LOL. There would be times where she sang songs like "Rise over run, slope is fun. Rise over run, slope is done." She is really fun @ the end of the yr. LMG'18

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Yes koltunova is hard to work with but she does teach a thing or two plus she gave us icecream

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GOOOO BACK TO RUSSIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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She is a nice lady. She cares about her students. However, she should not teach regents math.

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WORST TEACHER IN THE UNIVERSE GIVES UNANOUNCED HOMEWORKS AND HAS NO IDEA OVERALL WHAT SHE IS DOING. SHE RETEACHES THE SAME LESSONS AND IS VERY FORGETFUL. SHE GIVES US HOMEWORK THAT SHE NEVER EVER TAUGHT AND EXPECTS IT DUE THE NEXT DAY. OVERALL THE WORST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE.

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I haven't learned a single thing in her class all year. I suggest everyone in her regents classes get a tutor. She doesn't teach anything. She spends the entire period going over the same question ( if we even get to the questions ). Instead of learning 9th grade things, we're learning one step equations. I know everything she has already taught us, because we have learned it in 7th grade. Such an easy class, but such a waste of time. Sometimes i just went to get up and teach the class instead

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she is the worst teacher. zero english. she cant teach. shes stays on one question the whole period. she gives a lot of stupid hw

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Probably failed the state exam because of her this year !! She spends all period on one question and never gets through to the next thing. I dread having her for 1 period let alone 2.

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Makes math easy

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Addendum:
She never taught us about radicals. Now in high school, I have no idea what I'm doing with them.

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она как и сумасшедшие use google translate to find out what the other thing means also why does she dance in class????

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i kinda miss that class :/ it was the funnest class that year lol

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not that good

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cant teach or explain she expects us to know all this

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she is a horible teacher that doesn't teach (spends all period on one q) and can't control the class. she is also unfair and is scared of the bad kids so lowers good kids grades and gets them in troub

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TOOOOOTALLY unreasonable and she never even listens to her students.

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i have her for tutor and she is sooooo boring. like omg lol

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she was one of my least favorite teachers when i was there....her class is ....boring. however i must admit, she ALWAYS answered questions anyone would have and she explained everything well.

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from what i hear, mrs. kultunova can dance.

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shes not that bad but i feel that she really needs to slow down. i find it really difficult to understand the topics she teach.

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just too much hw...thats all

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she is not a good teacher because is bad at explaining and yells when i ask a question, its not just me im a good student but she is mean and gives WAY to much hw..

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most definitley the worst teacher in the entire school, i came within inches of slipping into coma. she takes a 2 second explanation and makes it a half-hour discussion, i pray for that bell the second i walk through the door

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i think she is tha worst teacher eva. all she does is yell at me, call ma house nd pik her nose. she is a great teacher dont get me wrong she wants you to do well and she prepares you very well 4 the regent but i hate her guts

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She needs to start considering not only test scores but Participation and the true meaning of math.

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mrs koltunova is nice and she really wants everyone to do well. she tries to explain everything u dont understand and help everyone out with their work. her songs really help u remember math stuff.

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ms koltunova's da best math teacher ever. Take my word for it, I aced the math A regent last year. She knows wat shes doin. Mike 8C last year Im now in Tech.

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u r a great teacher. I am in the 7th grade and I have u for Math E. Ariel - 723

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shes ok... she juss gives a lot of work but i guess it will all pay off wen i take da regentz at de end of de year

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I don't understand why everybody doesn't like Mrs. Kultunova. I personally think she is the best math teacher in the entire school. Is having a lot of homework interfere with your learning? She's only doing it to help us! Too bad not everyone understands that. Me for example, i appriciate that she takes the time to look over each problem that we do, and make the homework sheets. Give her a break, she is doing her job like its supposed to be done for real.

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mrs.koltunova just bores the class and she gives so much hw and wants us to be so organized. And what songs is everyone talking about? I know that she wants us to pass but v nvr get a break from the hw.

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she went to the best university in ukraine. I swear shes the only reason i got into tech Michael Frenkel 8C class of 2005

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Mrs K is a good teacher... she can go overboard with hws but, i think it will pay off in HS and when regent time comes.

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I think Mrs. Kultonova is a great teacher. I do think she gives too much hw but it pays off when you get a 91 on da regents.

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She is a good teacher but she gives to much H.w. and always says plug it in plug it in

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shes iight, even though she nasty idn think i couldve dun good on the regent w/o her. if u in 6th or 7th grade nd u lazy get out cause shes really hard

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You're very thorough with your explonations and if people don't get you, that's their problem. But you give too much HW. come on, it's for our own good, but why are you the ONLY teacher who "cares" that much?

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Mrs.K is an ok teacher she needs a serious clothing makeover but other wise i guess she ok. I juss makes me mad that she gives so much work

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Koltunova is ok. Her songs actually help you out a little and she does a pretty good review for each test. I still don't like her a whole lot.

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shes great tho very hard.... but now im in hs and im doing really well in math so thanx mrs koltunova

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shes otugh but shes the best teache rive ever had she actualyl teaches something and u can learn. I had her last year and got a 84 on my regents

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I had her last year and she was VERY HARD, but it was worth it becuz w/o her i wouldnt have gotten an 85 on the regents.

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She can't teach had her in 2002.

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my 11th grade calc teach wants to send you a gift for teaching the freshman such good math haha good work, your still cool =)

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SHES COOL!especially the sick stuff she says,well i passed the regents last year with a 94 and now im at stuy,is she good or what?her little songs actually help

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mrs. koltunova is a great teacher...i had her back in 1999..and i learned a lot from her..

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dude, please trry some hooked on phonics

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i had her 3 years ago and i think she was a very good teacher. once you get into her rhythm you'll do very good. thanx to her i did good on my regents.

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Yo i had her in 1999 for the regents class and she stright up told me I was failing the regents with out givin me a chance.She also Fell at the prom :)

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mayb u shud just quit passin notes all period then u'll actually learn somethin

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Teaches nothing and the test are hard. Otherwise, she is nice

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M. Kolta is ok. She may give alot of hw but it helps. But one thing I hate is dat u could be raising u hand in her face for the longest and she doesnt answer u.

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She's nice to you if you go to her for lunch, if not then she's not very nice. But I'd suggest that going to her for lunch once in a while would really be good

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I had Mrs. Koltunova last year and I passed the regents within around 10 points. Shes really nice & will help you during lunch but she isn't that clear to start

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She is a good teacher but toooooo much hw. And there should be more review. And I like her songs

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Too mach hw!! Not clear and doesnt explain the topic!

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Ms. Koltunova is such ma nice teacher! I cant beleive u dont like her. she teahces us the lesson very well and always will help u no matter what! :0

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I think that sum times she is nice but her class is really hard! I don't think she's mean ibut it's very annoying how she has to have everything her own way! If one little thing is wrong with ur hw like you wrote ur # oin the worng place she'll give u a c

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Thanx to u i have to take the regents course this year and then repeat it in highschool...u are 2 hard for us..u made half my class transfer out of regents :(

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I THINK SHE IS ONE OF THE ONLY TEACHERS IN THIS SCHOOL THAT HAS EXPPERIENCE.. U GUYS THINK ITS HARD THEN TRANSFER OUT OF REGENTS AND DONT COMPLAIN

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its hard, but im learning alot

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jinkle bellz jinkle bellz.... the guitar has 2 go..... especially the slope song 4 n e 1 who didnt doo that yet... be afraid of koltunova..i had her last yr and she made me freakin fail the regentz...so now im flukin takin the same course agen in hS!!!

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Too much homework!

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