Average 3.73 based on 50 teacher ratings
Barbara Brewer is an English teacher at George Washington High School located in San Francisco, California and part of San Francisco Unified School District. Barbara Brewer's 50 teacher ratings contributes to George Washington High School's ranking of 1,398 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at George Washington High School is 3.97 stars.
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She's really confusing and doesn't elaborate on homework assignments to a point where even if I write down the assignment I still have no idea how to do it because the explanation given is vague.

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The prompts given for essays are rather vague and there are lots of assignments given. At least for my class, we had essays for homework and classwork almost everyday.

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Amazing teacher!

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Ms. Brewer is honestly one of the greatest English teachers at Wash. I had her for 10th grade English Honors, and she still remembers my name whenever I pass by her in the halls! It's quite amazing. She's so caring about her students, and makes sure that her students understand how to write a well-written essay (structure, context, etc. I loved her class, and as long as you try and show you care about the work, you will be well-liked.1709

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Possibly the best English teacher I've ever had. I took her back in 2006 for Senior English, and this semester I am finishing my master's in English lit.

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you'll learn a lot in her class. you just wont get a good grade. she always thinks she right and cam be just straight up rude sometimes.

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English used to be my favourite subject, and I used to be one of the students that got an A . Now, I feel like jumping off the roof of the school because the way she teaches regresses my dyslexia, ADHD, and MDD. I've only been in her class for two days.

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The best teacher I've ever had. Yes, a lot of work, but she taught me how to write and how to realize the world around me. I still remember everything she taught me four years ago.

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Best English teacher at Washington...but she doesn't work there anymore.

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A lot of work. Procrastination not recommended for this class. She's also overrated. Enjoys peanut butter.

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Not an easy teacher to take, especially if you're going to take one of her AP classes. However, it was in her 10th grade honors English class that I started actually learning how to write real essays.

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she doesnt like to explain assignements and then she makes us o it all over again. she likes to pick favorites adn she thinks she knows everything

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i've been her class for the 2nd year now and to tell you the truth, she is not the best teacher. Im not trying to say that she is bad at teaching but her letures abou our lives are rude and annoying.

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Very difficult to earn a good grade, but students from her class tend to learn a lot.

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You won't get an easy grade but you will learn a lot.

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Lots of hard work in this class. If you only care about the grade then this class probably won't work for you. If you're interested in learning then Ms. Brewer is the right English teacher.

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LOTS OF WORK!!! ESPECIALLY ESSAYS!!!!!!!!!

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as everyone else says. she is really hard. but you do learn quite a lot. and she has had an interesting life that she tells you about and she is actually really nice when you get to know her.

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i love this teacher. she teaches you so much. you will work very hard but it is worth it. you learn to write well and improve a lot. she tells interesting stories

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awesome-est teacher ever. she is a bit scary at first but she really taught me a lot. her english honors class was pretty great. i learned how to write better because we wrote so many essays

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VERY INTIMIDATING. but clearly THE BEST ENGLISH TEACHER EVER! yeah she makes you write a lot, but its really beneficial. her class was..very scary to me at first. but she turned out to be very cool

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didn't like her at first, but she turned out to be cool. grades easily, picks out interesting books, and is fair.

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She teaches you a lot of things but she is REALLY HARD!

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scared me at the beginning of the year, but shes actually rly awesome. makes you think hard beyond merely the words on a page. helps a LOT with college too.

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Clearly one of the best teachers Wash has to offer. She gets you thinking beyond just the text itself, a major skill to have in college. I am majoring in English at Cal because of her. Go Brewer!

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she is so cool! she is the best english teacher you will ever have. she helps you so much cause she prepares you for college by making you write a lot of essays. you can learn a lot form this class.

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I learned so much from Ms. Brewer, because of her I do so well on my essays. I had 2 english class with her and it was the most helpful class. I wouldn't trade any other english teacher.

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She is honestly, the best teacher this school has to offer. I have very much respect for her because she never holds back anything to her students; she's very candid.

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Best teacher George Washington has to offer. If you ever get a chance, chat with this woman. It's true she's weird but you'll learn for sure. Highly recommended!!!

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Best english teacher I've had so far. Ms. Brewer really teaches you how to learn and think for yourself. Take what she gives you, think about it , and apply it.

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good teacher but weird

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IMO, the best teacher at Washington. I have learned more in her class in on semester than I have learned in entire years. Not only that, but my way of thinking and outlook on things is radically different than before, and for the better. Thank you Ms.Brewer.

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Awesome teahcer. Expects works to be thoroughly analyzed, and in detail. Accepts late work but don't make it a habit. Her class may seem boring and redundant, but you learn A LOT.

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Great teacher who is also very laid back so don't really worry about your essays being done on time. She'll probably give an extension and she always accept late work.

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cool teach but hard to understand at times

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Brewer is a really cool teacher, I think I actually learned a lot from her class. But she does grade extremely hard, for honors at least.

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she's an awesome teacher; very philosophical, intelligent, and not politically correct at all. An absolutely out standing teacher.

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very great teacher but tough on grading... im having her again this year and i had her last year for honors....

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she gave me a chance to make up my essay in the last days of school which was really cool. sometimes she can really yell and sometimes she is nice

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shes prudy hard but shes a good teacher shes different.. the ones who leave a lasting impression

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She's was the only good English teacher I had. She takes her time to explain and help you if you do not understand.

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you'll think she's a hippy when she talks about "shamanism" for a while.

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she's a bit weird, and she expects a lot in your writing (gives very few As) but if you try very very hard, it's possible to get an A.

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Ms.Brewer is an awesome Reg. teacher! She lets students go to other homerooms, stores, wherever.

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after you're not in her class, you'll realize that shes a good teacher.

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