Jennifer Roache-Buchanan

Average 3.18 based on 153 teacher ratings
Jennifer Roache-Buchanan is a Science teacher at Frost Middle School located in Fairfax, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Jennifer Roache-Buchanan's 153 teacher ratings contributes to Frost Middle School's ranking of 270 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Frost Middle School is 4.16 stars.
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My son had Mrs. Buchanan a few years back. He had about 10 pages of homework every night and had no idea what any of it was about. Sometimes he'd come home crying because of how badly this woman treated him. She has no idea what she's doing as a teacher and should be fired. I'd say more but that about sums it up. She doesn't know what she's doing, she's incompetent, unresponsive, forgetful, and treats her students disgustingly.

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Mrs. RB is a really good scientist, which gives her a lot of great reputation. However, she's not the best at teaching, but she still teaches good concepts, so don't complain about every single time you go to her class. She is very helpful after school.

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Mrs. Roache/R-B is an alright teacher. She possesses the necessary science knowledge to teach the class and she is certainly enthusiastic. However, she tends to ramble when giving directions and it can cause confusion, along with just unspecific directions in general. I wouldn't really recommend her as the best science teacher, but if she cuts down her rambling and unnecessary enthusiasm of certain words, she'd become a better educator.

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This was my favorite class in 7th grade. Mrs RB is an extremely nice and caring person. Don't let biased information get to you because most of the kids that hate her are not great students. If you're a good student, you have nothing to worry about in this class. My overall grade was an A- and I'm not the best student ever. Just have fun and actually work and you'll do fine. I met one of my best friends in this class, this class creates new friendships. Always remember, C-O-L-L-A-B-O-R-A-T-I-O-N

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I LOVE MRS.R-B SO MUCH!! DON'T LISTEN TO ANY OF THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT HER BECAUSE SHE IS ACTUALLY THE BEST PERSON EVER. She really wants you to become as excited about science as she is, and she works so so hard to plan classes for you. She is extremely helpful when you need help, so do not be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Give her a chance, and you'll see that she's actually such a great person!!

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Ok, so I had RB for 7th grade science, and to be honest it wasn't the best. She is a nice person, don't get me wrong, but honestly she doesnt teach very well, but seems like she knows her stuff. The worst part is that she expects the students to teach other students, but that doesn't work if the students don't know what the heck they're doing.

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Mrs. RB is really caring and try's her best to teach and actually thinks she's teaching well, but the thoughts get mixed up in her head and come out wrong. She's a great person and cares about her students, but she's not the best teacher. I recomend asking lots of questions, even if they are irrelevant, that's how you get on her good side.

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She's incredibly smart, and she's was also super nice when I saw her at afterschool. However in class, her knowledge somehow can't transfer to her teaching. She is confusing in class, gives out way too much homework, and uses an extreme amount of acronyms that I can't really remember. The study guide sheets that she gives out however, are pretty well laid out. Overall, she's not that great, but at least she tries to teach you something.

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Very enthusiastic. She gives out a lot of busy work and acts like we are all kindergarteners. She has lost many a paper of mine. My advise? Be proactive, organized, and try to get on her list of "favorite students"

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She seems like she knows a lot, and she does use textbooks, but she is confusing.

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Mrs.R-B is a very nice teacher who is there to help you when you need it. In the beginning of 7th grade, I was unorganized, and I didn't know when ANYTHING was due or if she even assigned homework. I went to her to help me sort out the things that I was missing and the things that were due, and she happily helped me, and she made sure I was keeping up. Her tests and quizzes really aren't that hard at all. Half the time I didn't even know there was a test/quiz and I got 85% or higher on them.

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She's ok... I mean she's kinda confusing a lot of times, but at least she'll answer your questions. And yeah, it's kinda annoying at the fact that she'll never check her email... She does use textbooks.

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Bruh... really confusing

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BLEH! Mrs. R-B is LITERALLY the worst teacher in the universe. Expect to be bombarded with useless work that she doesn't sufficiently explain and you don't have the time to do. She doesn't teach, she just makes us to work while she sits at her desk and works on who knows what on her computer. I was not at all ready for science in 8th grade.

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If there were negative numbers for Clarity, it would be her. Gives us a lab guide, we do about 7 pages. Doesn't teach you much, just gives useless worksheets, but expects you to know it all when you take the tests. Do independent research and learning, never take chances, and ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ask when everything is due. Otherwise your seventh grade is going to be a living.....well...you know.

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I'll just say this- the Voyagers team's high standards from Mr. Beekman and Ms. Pellack are dragged down by Mrs. R-B. I learned nothing from her, she assigns to much homework, and she has favorites. If you have her now, my advice would be to get on her good side NOW. When we got along all right, my grade was a straight 100%. When she stopped liking me, I had to struggle to keep a low A-.

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Literally the worst teacher I have ever had in my life. Her class caused me so much stress because she assigns WAY too much work (just because we're AAP students doesn't mean we're miracle workers!), and I learned absolutely nothing for the whole year.

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She's an abysmal teacher and she has favorites. If you're not one of her favorites, don't expect to do well. I learned absolutely nothing in that class

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She can be confusing at times, but is an awesome person and is really nice. Her class is hard if you get behind but you can have a lot of fun if you do what your supposed to. Everyone who has her-you guys are extremely lucky

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She is a great teacher she honestly cares about her students and they are lucky to have her. She stays after until like 9 to do work for us students

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Horrible. I really think that she's a horrible candidate for the AAP team, because she leaves everything up to us. While independence is an important skill, it doesn't mean being left to your own devices to learn what you're supposed to be taught. She gives us so much work, but doesn't explain it a lot. We spend too much time on the Chesapeake Bay, and instead of teaching us, most of the time she sits behind that desk of hers and stays on the computer the whole time.

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Being a student here at Frost, I hear people saying that she is the worst teacher ever. Honestly, she is so fun and very understanding. She may be a little unclear on things but that is why you have your peers. She encourages peer work and she expects you to ask them before coming to her. Her exams may be slightly hard but she allows retakes. No other teacher I know lets you have a retake and doesn't penalize you for the first test. Ms.Rb is the best teachers you will have on the Voyager team.

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She is really nice and I honestly think she explains the RILA and everything that we do clearly (most of the time). She's also very creative!!

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Ms. R.B. is probably the most caring teacher out of the Voyager team just because she really cares about us students. It may not seem like it, but she most definitely is. She is also very smart indeed! The only issue is that all of her outstanding knowledge is jumbled up and hard to understand. If she could connect to her students like Mr. Beekman does, then most people would think that she would be a great teacher overall. In short, Ms. R.B. is really great, but she needs to sort her thoughts

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Mrs RB is actually not that mean. She also does have a lot of knowledge. But she does a bad job at explaining literally everything we do in her class. She only yells on occasion. But the one confusing and sometimes disappointing thing is that she never tells us what she is and is not grading, so when kids put effort into something and she doesn't grade it, it is quite confusing. She makes up fake things like "RILA", "CERC", and "SWBAT". If she treated us as normal 7th graders, she'd be better.

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Mrs.R-B is nice, and she will gladly help you if you need help. She spends like, 10 minutes talking, then she gives you instructions on what to do, then she tells you to do your work. Half the time, I don't know what we're supposed to be doing, so I just do whatever work she gives us. She likes "fluffy" stuff, so whenever you have a crossword puzzle or something to make, make it cute and add smiling animals or whatever. RILA is homework, in case you were wondering.

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Mrs Rb is nice and deserves more respect... but
I think that she "teaches" useless stuff. I literally learned everything last year...maybe its the scienc edepartment's fault but still

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I think she's nice, but I don't like her teaching still that much.

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SHE DOESN'T GET ENOUGH RESPECT
KIDS SHE LOVES YOU
CAN YOU NOT SEE IT?

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Lets just start it off this way. If you don't study, you get a decent grade. If you miss more than 10 (rila's) you get a B+. You MUST listen in class, smile at her, and act like you know what she's talking about, raise your hand and answer more than half of all the questions she asks to become her favorite. If you do something SLIGHTLY bad, She mocks you in front of the whole class... She isn't that nice, but do what she asks and if you don't understand go on Blackboard.

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She can have favorites, but that is because some people put effort in her class, while others do not. She gives very few quizzes and/or tests and plenty of extra credit, so you'll have to try hard to actually fail her class. If a student puts effort in her class, he/she should be having over 100% in her class. With extra credit and easy homefun, there should be no excuse about getting an A in her class. She is a great teacher and hopefully she will continue as a part of Frost Science Department.

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everyone says she's mean and hard, but she's actually good...

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She's really nice! I mean like REALLY NICE. But sometimes she gives too much RILA.

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I really liked her, I hope she is doing well its been a long time :)

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Just do your RILA and you ill have no trouble :D
Also respect Mrs. RB she's a really nice teacher.

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I really like her, she is really smart and nice. Do your RILA!

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Best teacher ever, very smart and creative. Easy class that you will learn a lot in. Do the work and talk to her and tell her stories about nature and she will love you. Enjoy her before you have to go across the hall to hell aka Mr. Cordary

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Mrs. RB is hard to understand at first, but once you get used to her she's really helpful, understanding, and just overall really nice. One of the best teachers I've had.

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The best teacher in the school. She is knowledgeable and passionate. I lived through her class, and if you're a good student, you get good grades. Anybody who says otherwise were slackers who didn't work and didn't pay attention in class.

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she is the best ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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She has a very interesting teaching style. I don't understand it. I've heard one of her students say that she doesn't understand what teaching is. Others say that she can be nice and sweet, but she doesn't seem to have much mercy for forgetting or misplacing, although she does forget or lose some of her students' projects before, ironically. She is lenient and strict at the same time. She gives out a lot of homework and her instructions can be unclear. LIVING COLOR! x.x

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nice and a little confusing but she really cares about us .................................................................................................................................................. When I was in her class 5 years ago she was a little confusing but i learned a lot

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Mrs RB is a very good teacher once you understand her teaching style her class is very easy her style is different from other teachers so some kids dont understand it She is nice and will always help students who are behind in class she gives 3 or 4 quizzes per quarter and if you study for them they are very simple I learned a lot from her class and if you dont understand something she will almost always explain it to you

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very good teacher. once you start to understand her teaching style her class is relatively easy. Mrs RB is really nice to students and I learned a lot from her class

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mrs rb is a nice person and all, but her tests r so hard! the average is like a C or D. the worksheets arent sososo hard theyre just a lot of busy work and writing :P Its har to understand her and the RILA. Theyre so many acronyms that she made up I forget most of them. when you turn something in, she grades it hard too. :/

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Ms. RB really cares about her students and is always available for extra help. She assigns more homework than most teachers, but provides clear rubrics of what she expects.

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NOT good. All work sheeets. THE WHOLE YEAR! I couldn't even fit all the papers i got from her class in a 3" binder.

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Looking back to two years ago, and I think she's a good teacher. I still remember some of the things she taught, and she writes good TJ apps. She was...a bit nutty, but she wasn't that bad..not bad at all, really.

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evr1 dreaded mrs rb. I did too. I hated her. After school went out i reflected on my school yr. I read her notes on my papers. mrs.rb was a good teacher. Only now do i realize that.

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I love Mrs. RoacheBuchanan. She is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Her class is really easy compared to Mr. Cordary. You just have to do your homework in this class (which is mostly just busy work) and you'll be fine. She's not as bad as people say.

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This may have been a difficult class, but Ms. RB's class definatley prepared me for high school biology. I personally felt like she was great at teaching in an interesting way and she was also very w

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ok she sux she gave me a zero on a homefunassignment becuz i turned it in the wrong way (38 degrees 2 the right) i probably will fail bcuz i dont put anything in my ianb nice person terrible teacher

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Dude this is so mean. Mrs. RB taught me alot at least. She is very hard, but she is actually pretty cool if you get to know her =D

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I hated her when i was a sevie, but now i look back and laugh. She gives POUNDS of HOMEFUN, but it's easy. She's also quite strange.In the genetics unit, you "make babies" in class. Use LIVING COLOR!

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I mean, she's realllly realllly nice, but no offense, when she gets hungry she eats the baby of her new hamster, Bugsy.

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Not a hard teacher. Do your IANB as you get new assignments, and study for tests from notes in IANB (not just ELFS!). Don't forget to use lots of color on her assignments. U can learn stuff in class.

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Class is incredibly easy, but it seems hard in the beginning because she pours out tons of useless homework assignments. You get used to it after a while.

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Makes the biggest deal out of the smallest things; keep every single paper that you have been given (to put in the IANB); is a very nice lady, but a disorganized teacher; FOLLOW PROCEDURES!!!!

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update ur ianb and do ur homework and youll pass her class. her stampsheets are worth more than her tests.

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not a bad teacher!

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You hate her now, but will love her later.

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Oh, R-B. Why do you insist on giving us so much homework, then covering it up by making everything colorful and pretending it's fun?! THINK OF THE TREES AND CHILDREN!!!!!!!

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her bark is worse than her bite. overall a good class, but lots of credit points over things ppl dont think she counts.

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her class was so easy, just busy work! compared to tj she is so easy

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very disorginized, if u can color, u will do well.

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Her class is really easy, if you do all your homework you should get an A. And she gives out a bunch of EC's too. I had over 100 for all 4 quarters even though i did pretty bad on her tests.

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She is a really, really nice teacher. Unfortunatly, she has no idea about how to teach a class. There is so much paperwork, and she is a color freak.

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too much HOMEWORK!!!!

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UGH!! I still have nightmares about the IANB. That thing totally killed my grades. She treats us like children, but her guinea pigs are cool

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I learned so much!

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I didn't enjoy every second of her class, but I definitely learned more from her than any other teacher in 7th grade.

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Ya she's really strict and gives a lot of work, but I have never learned so much in one year!!! She's amazing, and it's 2 years since I learned the stuff and I still remember ALL of it!!!!!!!

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Blue border anyone??? anyway, mrs. r-b wasnt as bad as everyone said she was...but that could've been just me. she HAS FAVORITES. make sure to get on her good side at the beginning of the year.

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Ms. R-B was alright. Her class was pretty easy...as long as you make everything colorful and bright.

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She just has a different style of teaching. At first I hated her, but as an 8th grader, from an outside point of view, she just tries a little too hard to make the class fun. IANB's killed me.

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Mrs. RB Is not as bad as people say she is. She definitely does not deserve a 1.7 (she should get at least a 3) if you dont get an a and you turned in all papers, I'd be surprised.

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I can't belive she doesn't say tricky wicky any more! She had favorits though, and not always the people who were good. Those IANB sheets gave me headaches though, and the IANB's killed my grade.

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I don't see how everyone hates her! Sure, she is sort of disorganized, but she's still nice!!

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Where do I start... She is amused by color, she gives out tons of papers, she's completely oblivious to what's going on in class, she sticks pencils in her hair (don't ask her for one).

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