Average 3.45 based on 59 teacher ratings
Anya Gan is a Math teacher at Yorktown High School located in Arlington, Virginia and part of Arlington Public Schools. Anya Gan's 59 teacher ratings contributes to Yorktown High School's ranking of 310 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Yorktown High School is 4.08 stars.
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I hereby bestow Anya Ganya the title of "Destroyer of GPAs". Our class average was around a 60 percent, so she gave us a take home test to boost our grade, so that the administrators would just think the class is difficult rather than realizing it's not even a real class. Do not take trig as you will be stuck either way with one of the two worst teachers in the school. People constantly drop the class because of it's absurd difficulty, purely because of how bad she is at teaching.

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Ms. Gan provided a excellent learning environment for her students, and I always felt well prepared thanks to her teaching method. Some of my peers have said that she is "mean" or a "demon-lady", but I think she is wonderful and lighthearted. She would even sometimes hand out candy; once, she threw a pizza party for our class. It was so fun!

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Ms.Gan is a great teacher. Some kids don't like her or they think she'd confusing but if you ask questions and pay attention you'll do great in her class.

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She is absolutely terrible in front of a class but one on one she is an amazing teacher

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She was a very strict yet caring teacher, who would say that colors on the smart board would "turn her on". She would also refer to her students as "sports fans". Can you say "loony bin"?

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She wasted a huge amount of paper, and also contradicts herself. She was accidentally appropriate.

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Ms. Gan really was awesome. Yeah, her tests weren't the easiest, and she probably could have been a lot clearer on some things, but it was more than evident that if you really put forth the effort required in her class, that she would award you with good grades. For Pete's sake, she gives out candy randomly to people who want it, she's one of the best math teachers I have ever had.

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I love ms gan she's the most amazing teacher ever!!! <3 very strict and you have a lot of work but whats high school if you don't learn something defiantly helped me prepare for the work ahead joiner and senior year! I didn't get an A but i learned every proof inside out like the back of my hand.

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GANYA!! I had her class as a freshman, and I will never forget it. There will be moments in her class where you literally just want to fall off your seat in laughter. She is really funny, and she gives out candy a lot. You definitely have to work hard though. It is very possible to get an A, just take advantage of extra credit, DO YOUR HOMEWORK(from the beginning- impressions are important) and her tests take a little getting used to, but then it's fine. Don't talk, enjoy her class.

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She is strict but nice. Yes, it is a contradiction. While there will be a lot of homework, she will only occasionally fully check it. Proofs are hard, as are her tests. They are also worth a lot of points. Her class moves at a fast pace and my students in my class switched out. It is possible to stay and get good grades, but you must be diligent. She will be very nice some days, and not during others.

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Ms. gan is so cute! She is strict but you learn a lot this way and she lets out little bursts of fun! i enjoyed having her as my teacher and she is so funny! you want her because you'll learn a lot and she's such a joy! her tests and quizes are very hard though!

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Ms gan was probably the most mean spirited teacher I've ever had. She made both my friend and I cry. She assumes that if you don't get something the first time around or if you go through a rough patch that you are a terrible person and you don't care about school. She is incredibly unsympathetic, she emailed my counselor about how poor I was doing in her class anyways when she heard about my grandma dying. She was only nice to me the last quarter after getting in trouble for screaming at me.

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Strangely insane, will say one thing and mean another, stares at the ceiling, does not do partial credit ever, hates kids, solution to too many questions is candy.

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worst teacher ever

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Ms. Gan might look scary and mean, but if you do your homework, actually pay attention, and ask questions when you don't understand, she will love you!! Her test and quizzes are hard, but if you do your homework, all the projects and manitain a high B average in test and quizzes you can get an A in her class.

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I have never been so bad in a math class. I can't really learn anything in her class.

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As a teacher, you'll probably not like her for failing you. But as a person, she's hilarious. Just pay attention in class and do your homework.

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best math teacher ever

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she is so funny, and a very good math teacher! I have learned so much in her class and her way of teaching is so organized. at firsh she may seem mean but she is actually very nice!

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she's hilarious with our class, but i feel that as a teacher she's kind of rough to understand. i have to teach myself a lot of the material, but if you get to know her she's a genuinely kind person and will explain anything if you ask

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Her test are difficult but she helps understand the material in a good way.

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Most alsome teacher ever So Funny

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She is a very hard grader but she really prepares you for the S.O.L.s so in the end it is all worth it

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Yes, I know my rating is harsh, but honestly, it was really hard for me to learn in her class. She teaches things at LITERALLY the speed of light, and refuses to go into them in more detail. Instead, she says "Go to math lab." Well NEWSFLASH, I shouldn't have to learn the daily lesson plans in math lab, that's what math CLASS is for. Also the strictest grader, and has quite irrational thinking. DOES NOT MAKE SENSE.

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decent teacher...really i think she has some psychological issues or something because she really has a nasty attitude at times. it really depends what class you are in and if she likes you or not - but what does that say?

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When she gets to harder material, she does not understand it herself. During class, she just read notes she got from other teachers. When you learned it yourself and ask her a question, she will say, "Look at the notes."

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I honestly cannot understand why people don't like her. The only times she is ever not nice to people is when they are mean to her. Anyone who claims that she is mean or abraisive has brought it upon themselves.

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I didn't like her class when I took it freshman year but looking back its because of her strict policies on having homework on time and being prepared for class that I did well in the rest of my classes throughout high school

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i learned geometry and i got a's and b's, but i was afraid to breathe in the class. scary teaccher,weird kids in the class, but geometry was easy.

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I've had Ms. Gan twice and both times I regretted taking the class with her. She can be nice sometimes, but she does get into tantrums about half the time. She's kinda easy though.

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I started off the year not liking her. She's very abrasive sometimes, and she could tone it down some. But she's very competent, and she knows her material.

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She gives a lot of homework, but she's that bad. She gives easy 100% on projects. She picks on some people though so get on her good side.

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oy... what to say about ms. gan... it's practically impossible to pass her class if she decides she doesn't like you! her favoritism is a really bad characteri

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she is a good teacher if she doesn't hate you...but if she does...watch out!

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def has favorites and you can tell, but even to those in our class who arent her fav shes really funny and insane. her projects are usually boring but easy

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she knows a lot. and she can be a good teacher at times, and sh's realyl funny.. but.. she does majorly pick favorites, and her projects are horrible

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Mrs Gan is tough, but towards the end of the year she loosens up. I love how she calls us all squirrels....so random

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its a super simple class if she's ur all-time favorite good looking teacher!

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GO MS GAN!! SHE RULES!!

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yea she's hard but man she gets sooo much better after the 2nd quarter, she's awesome!!!

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ok, I have her for reg. geometry and she is REALLY nice to us. I don't think she has EVER yelled at us once this year...

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I don't understand her. She causes undue axiety when she calls parents telling them that the child is failing when they aren't. its like she enjoys scaring ppl

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Ms. Gan can ruin someone's year if she does not pick you as a favorite. She can be downright mean to those she dislikes. She should not be teaching.

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Her class was hard, but lately all of our tests have been take home and she tells us to talk to our neighbors . Once you get used to the SAs, smooth sailing.

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hey u guys ms gan is ok. shes good at explaining the math and the HW isnt too hard. i think she gets more touchy the later in the yr it is,though,so be careful!

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Very Easy!

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GANZILLA!!! she's a great teacher, and was nice to me when she wasn't going through her menopausal mood swings.. (YIKES!!!) stop being so mean!!!

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what are u all talking about! Ms Gan was the best! she was one of a kind teacher!

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no teacher that i have encontered is worse than Ms. Gan. She has brought nothing but grief and hardship to all those who have had the misfortune of being in her

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plays favorites a lot and makes fun of people. that's not right when teaching. although she teaches well, but i wouldn't have gotten an A had she not liked me

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I love Ms. Gan! Sure I hated her when I actually had her, but now I think she rocks!

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grrrrrrrr....she'd pick on ppl in class all the time!

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Hey, give Ms. Gan a break. She works very hard. I was having a hard time in math and Ms. Gan helped with me. Shs is a good teacher, don't be so mean.

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I'd like her if she didn't make fun of me all the time

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grr...lol good luck future students

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Worst teacher I've ever had.

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