Average 4.16 based on 68 teacher ratings
Bradford Smith is a Languages teacher at Boston Latin School located in Boston, Massachusetts and part of Boston Public Schools. Bradford Smith's 68 teacher ratings contributes to Boston Latin School's ranking of 360 in Massachusetts. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Boston Latin School is 4.12 stars.
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He is Nice and teaches us a few little things but smdoesnt teach much and we end up learning very little

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Really nice guy. A little TOO nice. People take advantage of him. By the end of the year they are playing on their phones, eating snacks, and failing finals. Unless you pay really good attention this class will be one of your worse. The worse part is you dont realize how little you've learned until it's too late and you've failed the test.

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He is very easy going and doesn't check homework. I think he wants students to choose whether or not they want to succeed which could be bad. This year, only a select few (3-4) people actually do their homework regularly. Basically, his method will allow the 3-4 students who are the most determined to succeed. I suggest he checks homework so more kids will do it instead of just the 3-4 of the most determined kids in the class. Also, if you play on your phone, he knows whether he says it or not.

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Best teacher evahhhhhhhhhnnh

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Very good teacher IF you pay attention in class. He's the type of teacher that will make you decide whether you want to do well or not. He doesn't check homework, but it's extremely helpful if you do it. Pay attention in class and don't goof around a lot, that's how you'll be able to survive your next couple years of Latin.

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Mr Smith was an awesome teacher. The only problem, yet good thing about him, was that he was extrmely lenient. It's like college -- YOU choose whether you want to succeed or not. Everyone take advantage of this, thinking it's an easy class and don't pay attention. But let me tell you now, if you spend ANY time at all watching, you'll learn everything. Next year came and was pretty much a breeze. Mr Smith taught me everything i needed to know without the pressure of tests or too much hw.

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When I was a Sixie, I didn't know what to expect learning Latin. I was focused on the class for a majority of the duration on the 1st term, but as his leniency started showing, students start to take advantage of that. Although he is super kind and rarely ever scolds anyone, even if it's bad behavior, this only contradicts his student's learning experience. His policy however, is it's up to you whether you goof around or pay attention. After that year, I wished I had picked the latter.

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Mr Smith is not that bad. People just take advantage of his leniency, but if you actually pay attention in class and does the homework (and have a good memory, obviously), you will do pretty well in your 8th, 9th year.
Good luck to the class of 2021 ~~ (I am actually a sophomore, so trust me. Just pay attention in class)

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Mr. Smith is excessively lenient, so much that the school rules just become "guidelines" and the 7 deadly sins of Latin isn't enough. Mr. Smith isn't checking homework, students aren't covering their textbooks, and are also talking about non Latin stuff.

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He is an extremely kind, understanding teacher who basically never scolds bad kids. This is mostly a bad thing. He doesn't care whether or not you do your homework and doesn't press many assignments on students. He tells you what is on all the tests and quizzes and often has a "practice quiz" the day before.

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He needs to check homework. Students are getting away from homework and covering textbooks, they're going to suffer their next year if they don't learn how to do these 2 tasks.

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He's great, we literally were tested on the movie Spartacus. (You learn nothing, but don't worry, he'll scale up your grades)

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Very good teacher.

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Mr smith is a legit baller. he does not teach you any thing but he still deserves some french fries

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I love Mr. smith. Everyone takes advantage of him tho.... Everyone says that he isn't a good teacher but that's not true everyone just doesn't pay attention... He suggested that we use wikipedia. "when all else fails, the subject is in the verb" "the red greens the blue" 'never wake a sleeping student" and mine and everybody's favorite..."TINTINNABLUM SONAVA" Mr smith is my fav teacher. Love u schoolmaster smith. <3<3<3<3 thanks 4 taking a pic w me and claire for instagram.;)ill miss u next year

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Mr Smith is a great teacher He knows the Latin well For those of you who say you learned nothing stop blaming him If you had paid attention,hadnt used the class as a study,and had done his homework you would've learned ALOT Its your fault not his

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Excellent teacher who always brings levity to the class but can still teach and help those who ask for it

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o mi di, negative resitation for you!! i miss schoolmaster smith, he was the best so funny but way too nice, i mean if you want to sit there and listen you can but nobody does, his class is like recess and he doesnt care "never wake a sleeping student!!"

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Mr. Smith is awesome!! A lot of people say he didn't teach but if you actually payed attention to some of his powerpoints, they were pretty good. I learned a lot in his class and he was fun as well.

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Mr. Smith is the nicest teacher ever! I mean you have to at least try to get A's because he does give out bad grades. He always reviews the hw and if you need help, he really will help. He's really fu

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He is awsome he plays a trumpet during class and he always makes me laugh but he is not a good teacher

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best teacher ever! doesnt teach you anything but his class is sooo funn!!! do even bother paying attention your never going to learn anything in his class.

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I loved his class but a word to the wise--just use it as a study, you're not going to learn anything. I had him sixie year and left the class knowing first conjug. present and it wasn't just me. No go

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I actually learned a lot form him, and he let me do my final project on Punic instead of Latin. One of the best classes I ever took!!

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schoolmaster is not such a good teacher b/c he lets kids walk all ove him. but he teaches us latin as a classs, and no hw and not alot of tests. great guy.

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easiest class ever, he is the funniest teacher ive ever had and his class can b used for a nap or a study

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Not good at teaching I'm sorry to say. But such a cool guy. Although, if you really wanted to learn, you can ask him for clarifications and he'd help. Too nice, so ppl. don't learn.

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Schoolmaster Smith is the greatest teacher ever, if you want to learn, you can in his class, too

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i love mr. smith. he is such a great, funny guy. best teacher ive ever had. we do absolutely NOTHING in class though which is great. feel bad when kids take advantage of him though

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The best teacher eva! In his class i can do other hw, run around, or sleep- i do everything except latin!

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mr smith is my favorite teacher all time by far...he actually does do work in his class he just leaves it up to the student to do the work...by far the funniest teacher...

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mr smith is my homeboy...

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we take advantage of him so much... we always do other work in his class and he doesnt care

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OMG! schoolmaster smith! my favoritest teacher ever! soo easy, and who can forget C/T/T and positive recitation? i feel so bad for him cuz ppl take advantage of him. hes too nice..

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best teacher by far

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my advice: Go to sleep

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Mr. Smith made Latin easy. o_O

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i love mr smith! i had him sixie year and now in 10th grade. hes so great... "you should never wake a sleeping student" :P

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Mr. Smith is the best teacher ever. He's easy, and he let's you watch movies like Sparticus before vacation. He also lets you sleep if you're tired.

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The best teacher ive ever had. Ive had him in sixie year and now fivesie. I never learn anythng and im skrewed next year but the good times make up for that.

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He's a nice man, bad teacher I learned nothing for him, it might have been fun, but it affected my latin grades up to now.

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omg! ur class is the only class that i look forward to everyday! u let me do anything! u let me pass notes to vy and fufu! sixie year was fun! oh the negative!

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he does teach but no one listens, especially me who is either passin notes, answerin my cell fone when jen calls, or playing wit my calculator or sellin them

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dude the final was impossible

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Mr. Smith can't teach, no one gets Latin, and he can't controll the class at all......and he actually thinks we care if we get negative resitation

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go mr.smith!! oh the negative!! lol

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um...kevin...possitive resitaiton thats spelled rong lol....anyways..mr.smith is the coolest teacher in the world!!!

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he's the best...but some people take advantage...

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how can you hate him he may not be the best teacher but he sent me and mike out cause we were doing pencil wars and gave us 8 more pencils

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mr smith is the best teacha eva....possitive resitaiton

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easiest teacher ever

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He's the best teacher in cluster A! He'll let us do anything in his class

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mr smiths is a really cool guy we take too much advantage of him but he still deserves a kudos! mr smith you rock!

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mr. smith's the bomb,we can do all our mr. haritos projects durin 5th lol....he's real nice 2

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mr. smith is da best we hab soo much fun in his class

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MR SMITH IS SUCH A COOL TEACHER!! HES MY TEACHER THIS YEAR AND HE IS SO FUNNI!

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Mr. Smith's class was one of the easiest things of all time. Good times.

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Mr Smith was soo nice!! His class was really easy to pass too!! :D He was my favorite teacher last year!!

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So easy..... awesome class.

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Supposedly "teaches" Latin but I really learned Latin from my mother

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Mr. Smith is a really cool Latin teacher!

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