Average 4.74 based on 64 teacher ratings
Barbara Nelson is a retired English teacher at Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology located in Alexandria, Virginia. When comparing Barbara Nelson's ratings to other teachers in the state of Virginia, Barbara Nelson's ratings are above the average of 4.42 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology is 4.04 stars.
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SHE IS THE BEST ENGLISH TEACHER the others at TJ cannot teach. nelson prepares you for everything like SATs and life english. she's funny and rocks but she's retiring.i'll miss her;;;

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don't like the books she makes us read. i dont see things the way literature-literate ppl do so i find class discussions boring. She gets tougher on grading during 3rd quarter. she's a cool person tho

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She's cool, talks to the class about basically anything. You spend a lot of time doing discussions where you can just sit back and relax. Also, a great crew coach! Too bad she's leaving this year.

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Incredible and caring teacher, she is decently difficult, but you will do well on the AP. She is understanding as long as you talk to her, and is lax with her seniors cause she trusts them.

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Mrs. Nelson truely cares about her students. She gets to know everyone, and you get to know her. It really helps to figure out exactly what she wants in the begining, then the rest of the year is cake

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Mrs. Nelson is one of my favorite teachers I've ever had. She is very understanding of situations and is always willing to help. Also, she really does know how to teach and write; I have limproved drastically since the year began and learned so much. She may be a little tough to some, but if you stay focused she isn't very difficult. Rubrics and clear guidelines for each assignment are provided. Plus, she's very funny and keeps the class interesting. If she wasn't leaving, I would take AP

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Don't be fooled by how well she markets her assignments. Her class is average TJ English. She expects that students have already learned the basics of English from other teachers and does not teach much at all.

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One of the nicest, funniest, and most knowledgeable teachers you'll ever meet. I love Mrs. Nelson! I had her for IBET English and I now have her for AP Lang. Mrs. Nelson really KNOWS HER STUFF, pretty much best teacher you can get for anything English related...or just TJ related. She helps with interviews, resumes, thesis papers, etcetc. Thanks Mrs. Nelson! We'll miss you when you're gone.

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fantastic teacher. hilarious as well. an amazing class.

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Very smart, honest, and personable. Great teacher! Best english teacher ever.

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MRS NELSON ROX! She is really cool! I hope I have her in future years!

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Kinda strict... still, -very- awesome. That's all I can say. I don't even know why she is, but she's just so -awesome-!

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definitely the best english teacher at tj

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Wonderful person and teacher!

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her classes are a good balance to mcfaden's sometimes tedious lectures. helps you with writing and grammar. Athena teaches the odyssey like no other

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mrs nelson is GANGSTER! she's so personable yet very straight up with her students. she's very smart and easily the best English teacher ever

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Nelson IS THE BEST english teacher ever.. none of this feely log responses, straight forward good enlish .. i love her so sad to leave her novel study :(

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Smart and personable enough to make Odyssey interesting. I'm glad I have her!

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Best english teacher... period. She's nice, she's underhanded, and she talks lots about the Odyssey. =)

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BEST ENG TEACHER EVER!!! she made english make sence to me as a visual spacial person, i don't know how she does it, but i wish i had had her in 9th grade.....

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most awesome person ever, definately switching into mcfaden/nelson senior year also

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so awesome! this IBET was awesome! can always count on hard oddyssey tests

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Totally kewl-she's so sweet...but don't get on her bad side.

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Nelson is awsome!

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She was the worst teacher I've ever had. Very discouraging and biased

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Great english teacher, really good at explanation. Really helpful, funny, and knows when to crack down.

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All I have to say is --- YO! Haha good ol' Mrs. Nelson.

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LOVE HER!

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My favorite teacher ever. No joke N-Mf-R ibet is best ever treasure it while it lasts. Mrs.Nelson is so competent helpful and straightforward w/out being 2harsh

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SHES SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SMART omgoodness she really knows what shes doing....haha good teacher not too hard of a class....wetland stuff was fun hehe

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Obessed with wetlands and rowing. Shes knows her odyssey.

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She set me up for four years of success at TJ, even though I didn't get an A in her class. Good teacher who cares abotu students.

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Nelson's really cool, I'm so glad she's my TA

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great teacher, fun, makes class interesting

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Really nice and a good teacher; She seemed to take off points on every little mistake she could find in my papers :(. Learned a lot though.

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haha SHES HILARIOUS mrs nelson if you read this I WANT YOU BACK AS MY ENGLISH TEACHER!! hahaha

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WOW GREATEST EVER

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I learned a lot from Mrs. Nelson's English 9; very smart and fosters a strong learning environment.

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cool teacher, tests are hard, but gives lots of binary assignments

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learned a lot, my writing is sooo much better now. i enjoyed the class but didn't do too well.

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teacher/coach/awesome

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very clear; nice person

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She's a great teacher, and her class is lots of fun.

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Mrs. Nelson is the coolest English teacher ever!

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Great teacher and resource; CREW!

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great, i don't usually like english but her class was cool

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she is great, efficient, cool. you want to be in her class. GO CREW!

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good teacher, straight forward

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smart, nice, and helpful

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da coolest

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cool teacher who cares about students

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best english teacher in the school and cares a lot about the kids

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cares abt. students, worth not getting the +0.5!

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great person, useful class

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great for discussions - very involved w/ students

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learned nothing in ibet english

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Best teacher...GO CREW!!

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easy to get an A, you learn a lot, def. an experienced and dedicated teacher

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the coolest

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cool, good teacher. best with mcfaden

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best teacher EVER

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very very fair and a real cool lady

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So easy, A in her class without turning in a final project. also good crew coach

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Best English Teacher ever

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Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology is located in Alexandria, Virginia with an average teacher rating of 4.04 stars. When comparing Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology's teachers to other teachers in the state of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology's teachers are below the average of 4.42 stars. Thomas Jefferson High for Science and Technology ranks 178 amongst all High Schools in the state of Virginia. Learn More