Average 3.52 based on 48 teacher ratings
Francesca Branson is an English teacher at Hayfield Secondary located in Alexandria, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Francesca Branson's 48 teacher ratings contributes to Hayfield Secondary's ranking of 195 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Hayfield Secondary is 4.16 stars.
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if you actually do the work in her class and pay attention, you will be fine. she is a great teacher, but pretty hard. most of her students blame her for their failing grade when they were the ones who didnt try.

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the worst teacher my child has ever had. she is totally unfeeling

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she is a very good teacher who prepares you for AP, but she is very hard. you will learn in her class, no doubt. but no matter how hard you work, it just doesnt seem like enough.

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Mrs. Bransons Kool she like me so i guess it doesn't matter shes hard but w/e

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very good Teacher, tells u what u need 2 know & makes it ur responsibility 2 learn it. sucking up wont get u anywhere. Ur in her class 2 learn not 2 be friends with her.

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She's cool, smart and demanding. You will learn.

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shes a really hard teacher but in the long run her class will help you alot. her final exam was really really hard though. she figures out unique ways to teach us things.

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uhmm i didn't personally like her or learn very much from her, I don't think tests should be based on warm-ups that you don't explain

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mean mean mean...lighten up..very hard and expects too much...doesnt explain things very well

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She is a really good teacher and very helpful if you ask for it. Her final exam was mad hard though...

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Mrs.Branson is one of the toughest teachers around, but she is very smart and a good person! You must stay on top of your work to be successful in this class!

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Mrs. Branson is a great teacher. Thats what matters. Plus her works not impossible, you just have to stay on top of things...

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Although Mrs. BRanson is hard to pass, she will help you in the long run. It's hard to say about Mr. Gerber.

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A lot of people dislike her, but she is a very good teacher. She is strict, but she knows her stuff. I went into the year thinking she would be awful, but I was wrong. Mr.G however

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Yes, she's extremely hard. She's probably the hardest teacher I've had, but I can tell she's only trying to help me for AP. Plus, I can tell she's more educated than Mr. Gerber.

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She does have mood swings and does give a lot of work, but I think she's a really good teacher. She finds creative ways of teaching things! Unlike Mr. gerber!!!

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She's hard, but she gives you a good look at what AP classes are like. If you're failing her class, don't take AP English when you're a junior.

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kinda moody, very difficult, not the best teacher..not the worst either, i think she just needs to be a bit more warm

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Mrs.Branson is the best english teacher eva. even though she is very hard she's a very good person though and i'm glad i'm in her class!!!!!!!!

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she is very scary and isnt very nice. her tests are way to hard then other classes i think she wants everyone to fail...

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Mrs. Branson is a pretty cool teacher. She is WAY better than Mr. Gerber!!!

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pretty kool, but why does the room hafta be SO FREAKIN COLD!!??!!

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she's pretty kool i guess,it's funny wen she makes fun of mr. gerber,but she needs to cool down a bit, too much tension

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English is Hard, and in honors english u have to be tough. I liked Ms.Branson. last year rocked. Dont be disrespectful, do ur work, and dont be abscent!!

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lots of mood swings, funny making fun of mr gerber, everything else was just too much work

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She was mean towards the beginning of the year but got a lot better by the end. She prepares for the IGSCE test even though its a year away. Prepares you for AP

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I had Mrs. Branson this year and enjoyed every minute... She made me into a better writer and inspired me to read..you rock Mrs. B!

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She's just getting us ready for AP classes. I've never gotten a real A in English before this year and with her you know you got the grade you worked for.

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You are gonna wish you still had Ms.Drew if you get Ms.Michelbach in 10th grade.

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She is a really hard teacher

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She is a GREAT teacher. Yes she's hard but it is so worth it and her and Mr. Gerber are so funny together!!

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Chill, but your ok

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You freak me OUT!!* You are so mean and nasty.

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I LOVE Ms.Drew. she's tough at grading, but it's what made me a better student. YOU ROCK and 4get all the cretin's who said you were bad, they probably failed.

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Miss Drew never seems to think outside her own little world. She doesn't realize sometimes that the world doesn't revolve around her.

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SHES A GOOD TEACHER - SHE IS SMART - MR GERBER IS NOT GOOD OR SMART - I DONT THINK THEY SHOULD TEACH TOGETHER!!!

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pretty cool

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Miss Drew is a Great Teacher. She tells u exactly what she wants and is flexible and easy to work with.

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How dare u disagree w/ me...i ahve read over some of my papers and other papers ppl wrote 4 her this year...and i know some ppls can do tons better

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i know lots off ppl hate her...sometimes i do too, but it's not as bad as i make it seem, all she wants is our best, and we cannot honestly say that we've tried

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She R not good Teacher, thanks for teaching us important books...you hated me, I hate you back GRRR

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She's the worst teacher ever. She claimed that she was a hero of 9-11 becuase she helped students get through the day, thats garbage

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Ms. Drew is the best english teacher I have ever had. She believed I was AP material...and I eventually believed it, too. Thanks Ms. Drew

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MS Drew is the Coolest!!!!!! even though in the begging of the year she made it seem like she was mean i think that was jsut her way of saying get ready

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Miss Drew rocks!!! she is hilarious and friendly and the best teacher I have ever had!

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I must admit in the beginning she seemed mean. But that was just her way of letting us know that we won't get away with everything. This year has been so fun!

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Ms Drew - we love you but you've GOT to get rid of Mr Gerber. Just tell him to sit down when he goes to teach and you keep teaching us.

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She's a good teacher, but her Social Studies teaching partner makes her less affective. She would be better if she didn't team.

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