Average 2.37 based on 64 teacher ratings
Edith Banaban is a Math teacher at University High School located in Irvine, California and part of Irvine Unified School District. Edith Banaban's 64 teacher ratings contributes to University High School's ranking of 1,195 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at University High School is 4.01 stars.
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Accent and handwriting can be really confusing, for some reason her "a" looks like a 9. She doesn't teach at all to be honest, I know for a fact half the class has no idea what is going on, the people who do know what they are doing, learn from the examples/answers she just gives out for free. She's fair with punishments most of the time. She clearly has bias against some students though, and will send them outside for talking lol. Transfer out of here if you have the chance

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Mrs. Banaban's accent is not as hard to understand as some people say. You get used to it after a while. There is a 50/50 chance that she will actually teach you the math. People are mean but sometimes her punishments seem harsh. I have talked to her a few times and she seems nice, but unless you are naturally good at math this will be a hard class for you. The students in my period (5) have called it the Banaban Escape Room (very accurate) due to the long exit slips you must do to leave class.

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Ms. banaban gives way too much homework, has quizes on entire chapters, and even doesn't teach right. i would not reccomend her.

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She is a teacher that teaches i dont know where i would be without her.

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She is a really bad teacher who uses packets off the internet in class and on tests. She wrote the letter F backwards on the board... when i asked her she said she wasn't paying attention. And one time, someone put a bike lock connecting two desks, and she assumed it was our period. She gave all 6 people around the desks that were locked a 0 % on a test because they didn't stop the bad action. It turns out that it was an after school club. Messing around though in her class all year was fun.

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Terrible teacher, doesn't teach at all. She expects you to teach yourself, and gets annoyed when you ask questions. We spend class time doing random pointless worksheets. Doesn't even go over the homework so you don't know what you're struggling with until you take the test.

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Nice teacher! I have her for summer school. Her class is just do worksheets. She is really helpful and her tests are really easy!! She always dismiss students early, but her summer class have easy exit pass.

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Seriously. Worst teacher ever. She doesn't even do anything. She sits there and expects us to know what we're doing.

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Shes a nice person(usually) but she is a really bad teacher. If you get her get ready to self teach.

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Mrs. Banaban was quite a character. She tries to be funny but it just turns out into awkward silence. She tries to be serious, she ends up being downright hilarious. I didn't really enjoy her class nor did I learn very much but I got an easy A if we go according to her packet notes rather than her hard to hear lecturing due to her thick accent. She's a nice teacher and she tries to help.

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Never clear... her students basically have to reteach themselves from the textbook cause they have no idea what was taught during class.

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she knows her stuff, but can't communicate with the students for anything, is impossible to understand and literelly tells you to teach yourself. She doesn't help you in anyway, is very strict, and won't let you do anything in class. She assigns very hard tests/quizes as well. I luckily got by due t

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as far as im concern, shes a good teacher., maybe some cant understand her because they were like talking and talking,, why dont you study hard guys before u talk? shes strict yes, but for me, its a good one, because, it can help her student to be pushed to study., because we mean it or not, some st

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bananban sucks, she doesn't help her students at all or teach and I couldn't understand a word she said the entire year

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Was a student aid for her. she can't explain for s**t. also a lot of students in her FST class are failing... I wonder why...

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She's ok. You have to do most of the learning by yourself. If you go to her during OH she doesnt rly help. Everyone is rly mean to her :[. But she rly cant teach. Shes nice

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Sometimes she doesn't understand what you are trying to tell her. Her accent does not bother me though, It's not very heavy.

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really great

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SUPER EASY CLASS, but you have to teach yourself

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my blowoff class with an a i sleep i do other hw i listen to my ipod and dont understand her while laughing with friends, but shes a nice goodhearted person who cares about her students

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I feel really bad for her. Many kids are so mean to her! I mean yeah, her accent can get pretty annoying after a while, but she is not a horrible teacher at all! The kids who are mean to her are usually the dumb-a**es who blame their bad grades on her when in reality they are just stupid. I got an A

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Basically just an incompetent buffoon.

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i love this teacher her teaching is far superior than other teachers.She is the nicest teacher at Uni, I love her!! she is so helpful and onen of the best teachers i've had. She makes everything interesting. She is always there to talk or help you out in any way she can. running out of space i <3 he

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I took her for FST. This class is really easy. Like you have to be a moron not to get an A. But she is not really too smart, and her accent is really bad, and you won't really learn anything useful.

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an absolutely horrible teacher.she has no idea how to teach math. good luck to anyone who has her, and if you can switch out. DO IT! dont make the same mistake i did and stick with her(:

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she doesn't teach or explain how to do things properly... and even if we do our homework it's not helpful because she doesn't give us the proper answers...

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The people who rate her so low are the people who just sit and talk or do nothing during class. They don't even try! Of course they're going to deny this and say "omg, no! she's a bad teacher". Banaban isn't a bad teacher... it's just those people who don't pay attention who ruin her reputation.

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Easy A. Sleep in her class, and learn the lesson during break or lunch. Worked for me.

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VVV i agree. she is a very nice person if you actually talk to her but those who are impatient will HATE her.

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i feel bad because you can tell she's a nice person and wants to be a good teacher. she knows her stuff, too. it's just really difficult to understand her. if you have patience and are a strong math person, you'll be okay. it's just frustrating sometimes.

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I really don't understand why she is a teacher. 1) you cant understand her. 2) she doesnt make her own tests, so things that she didnt teach you comes out. 3)Just sit in her class doing nothing. go home, and study by yourself- you would do better in the class. AVOID THIS CLASS.

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I really don't understand why they hired her.. I suggest she quit teaching.. and all she talks about is how she was supposed to be in the olympics. pretty easy class though, if you teacher yourself everything -_-

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she doesn't understand questions too well, and very strict...

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worst teacher, not because of her accent but i really never learn anything during class. i have to learn everything on my own. very strict i must say.

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She'll answer your question if you ask her after class, but her "lesson" is just demonstrating the first problem from homework to you. Avoid this class.

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She is such a bad teacher. It really concerns me how she got her job.

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My only advise is SWITCH OUT the moment you get her. She is SOOO hard and you cant even understand her with her strong accent. Plus, she tries to act like she is one of us and it just looks embarassing.

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i think shes fine. i had to work so hard to pass h. geometry with a B though. and shes pretty nice

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same thing every1 befo me said

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Nice person, insufficient skills in teaching. She's kinda confusing and we don't understand much. Homework is easy. Tests are like BAM hard.

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As someone said before me, great human, bad teacher..

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You can't understand her explanations and she will encourage you to ask questions. If you get her next year, just get prepared to teach yourself . Hnrs. Geometry with any teacher will pretty much require similar effort.

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she's just way too confusing and doesn't realize it. she's a really nice lady, not a good teacher. i suggest switching out before its too late, im suffering here.

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She tells us to ask questions, but it wouldn't help us. We don't understand her, so it defeats the purpose of asking questions. If you are in this class, you are on your own.

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Man, I hope this is the worst teacher anybody will have, because suffering through that class last year was horrible. She doesn't know what she is doing most of the time and can't speak any english.

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i dislike her very much.... she can't speak proper english.

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Her English wasn't great and she wasn't he best teacher, but you have to give her credit for trying. And her class was easy enough and she wasn't mean. Not great, but not bad either.

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she promised to have our final grades up by yesterday @ 1:30, and she still hasn't done it yet.

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not a good teacher

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"You have many homework assignment for class!" or "Make sure keep tests covered!" Try understand accent! And don't you DARE miss a HW assingment. She can't speak english very well, and it's hard to learn from that. If you get a B, even a high one, she'll place you in FST. Best advice: run!

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I disliked her at first but it turns out that she's an okay teacher. She may not be the best, but it's an easy subject to deal with in her class anyway. But, too much homework!!

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"minus ten points for uncovered test!!!"

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She's hard, no doubt there, but if you actually listen to her, and ask questions, she's really helpful. And i think she is quite funny, if you take the time to listen

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she is a horrible teacher who does NOT explain anything. She only teaches from a book. Her accent is also very hard to understand.

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She knows all the stuff, but she cannot teach it. It's extremely hard to get an A in her class.

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she is the worst math teacher ive had in my life math isnt my strong subject and she just makes me fell like im learning less and less.

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LEARN ENGLISH, she is the worst teachers i have ever had. she doesn't know what she is talking about. im sick of correcting her.

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I love her. She was the best teacher that I have ever had and is my sole insperation to keep going every day.

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worst teacher ive ever had

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terrible english. doesn't teach anything. if anyone asks a question she ignores them completely. we just read the textbook, shes just a nuisance in the classrm

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THE WORST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD SHE CAN'T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH WHY IS SHE TEACHING

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