Average 3.66 based on 37 teacher ratings
Jay Gandelman is a Science teacher at Scarsdale Middle School located in Scarsdale, New York and part of Scarsdale Union Free School District. Jay Gandelman's 37 teacher ratings contributes to Scarsdale Middle School's ranking of 1,076 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Scarsdale Middle School is 3.98 stars.
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Gandy is an awful teacher and u should watch out because he's coming to get u, he doesent let u go to the bathroom even if you ask every 5mins the whole period. He hands out lunch detention more than he hands out homework. Good luck

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I had Mr. Gandelman last year, and he is favorite teacher to date. He made science class fun and interesting. I now know that in the high school it is not. The labs and the projects are a lot of fun, and are very interesting. The one flaw is that the labs are a little particular, but after the first quarter it starts to feel like a habit. So, all in all, Mr. Gandelman is a great teacher.

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mr.gandelman is funny guy and is a good teacher. Sometimes he needs to go review some of the especially hard topics/concepts before an exam. Mr.gandelman can defend everything he says, so don't even try to argue. gandyland has interesting lectures and its obvious he cares. there is a lot of hard labs and homework so be prepared

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While I disliked how textbook homework was not taught in class until after we had completed the homework, the 'soon to come explanation' was always pretty thorough. Mr.gandelman is able to defend everything he says making aguring pointless. Great at giving lectures; however homework questions could be considered too difficult. Overall, looking back on all of the work I learned a ton in this class and Mr.gandelman is a great teacher.

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Interesting, labs were questionable, neatness standards are very high. Always bring a pencil to class.

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Mr.Gandelman is a tough teacher, there is no denying that; how\ever, he has his students best interests at heart. He treats us as though his class is a job and we could be fired at any moment. The solar home project and the earthquake are excellent examples of that. His tests are challenging and you have to focus during his class. Late work is not accepted.

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if you ask him a question he often responds by saying if i told u, u wouldn't learn so then u r just confused the whole class. plus he claims to have never lost a single homework assignment which is annoying because he has and won't admit it. his tests are hard so he makes the extra credit worth a lot so his students don't fail. we get homework/textbook assignments before we learn how to complete it. lab reports take a long time to complete

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Mr. Gandelman is unique in his way (and maybe not the best way). He requires a lot of textbook reading for homework, and sometimes puts the things you were supposed to read in the textbook on the test. He is very picky with labs, and all the rules that go with them. He makes sure you're doing everything perfectly or he basically takes off 10 points. He tries to be funny with sudents, but it's honestly just kind of odd. Anyway, he is a cool guy, not a cool teacher.

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He is honestly not that terrible of a teacher, it's just small things make it so hard to succeed in his class. His requirements for lab reports are ridiculous, he makes us format them perfectly with margins and it has to be hand written, and I rarely got above a 90. Sometimes his tests are fair, sometimes they aren't. You never know. His readiness quizzes were so annoying and he would assign homework on things before we learned them. In addition, he is a SUPER PICKY GRADER!

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Gandyland is actually interesting and probably the best from Fountain 8. His may not seem that good, but looking back you will realize you had a lot of fun.

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Mr. Gandelman was an okay teacher but he could never just talk. He always had to scream everything he said. I had a huge headache every single day, his voice was so loud.

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good.

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very good teacher and so much fun. classes were always interesting. tests are very easy if you take good notes and study.

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i love you jay gandelman we had the best year in your class! -your fellow students of 2011

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Picks on shifty people!!

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PAY ATTENTION IN HIS CLASS! ALL U NEED TO DO! NOT THAT HARD! if u do, u will get a 's on everythingggg, just do the right thing and dont just try to pass in his class, thats when u begin to hate him

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MR GAYANDS

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Gandyland is the man, except that he can get really annoying when he squirts water guns and sprays like cans of air on you when your taking tests. besides that, he can be really nice and funny.

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A solid guy.

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really funny and super easy class if you pay attention and get on his good side. once u learn to block out the kays and mouth along with the data is ur data is ur data, its super fun and easy

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Watch out for: "KAY! KAY! KAY!", "You lie! You lie! Why do you lie?", and various lunch detentions for random things (he likes the company!). But funny teacher!

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One of the best teachers. The only thing I don't like is that there is soooooooooooo much math! Math is already hard and I can only take 1 math class i day I don;t need 2! His class,alhthough it is intersesting, is like a second math class! I

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AVG Amount of "Kay"'s per day: 179. Haha, we counted three days and averaged them out. But he's alright. He'd funny towards the kids who fool around, and cracks a joke every once in a while.

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He is ok. it relle depends on the day. kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay kay

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Well... labs are good... lessons very boring

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he thinks he knows everything, and SO hard to listen to! "data is your data is your data...kay???" such a strict grader, he takes 10 points off for ANYTHING wrong in the labs, even the smallest things

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In college, NO ONE IS GOING TO CARE IF WE CAN COPY DOWN LABS WORD FOR WORD CORRECTLY! Labs are a SERIOUS waste of time. Why the do we have to make TWO copies!who makes two copies?

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So sarcastic and stuborn... He's funny sometimes but mostly a pain.

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I DIDNT UNDERLINE SOMETHING SO HE TOOK OFF 5 POINTS

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i got a 41 on my marble jump. that was amazing.

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you guys deserve a salp accross your faces!

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sweaty...he got some on me but hes good.

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I think Mr. G is really a good teacher. He has always helped me with my labs, etc. and he's tough but he's fair. Give him a break!

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You Fountain kids are sooooo spoiled. Just be happy he can teach, unlike Gilliland.

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Warning: To all soon to be Fountain 8th Graders- YOU BETTER WATCH OUT FOR THIS GUY

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He may not be the greatest teacher ever, but Mr Gandelman is the man

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Mr. Gandelman is the worst and most sarcastic teacher i have ever had in my life!!!! He cant answer with a straight answer and his requirements are unclear! UGH

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he is the worst teacher!

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