Average 4.45 based on 65 teacher ratings
Melissa Farrace is a Languages teacher at Kilmer Middle School located in Vienna, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Melissa Farrace's 65 teacher ratings contributes to Kilmer Middle School's ranking of 297 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Kilmer Middle School is 4.05 stars.
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Madame Farrace was absolutely amazing in the 2016/2017 school year. She taught me so much and thanks to her, I am totally pumped to continue learning French. The cheesy songs are still stuck in my head, I definitely recommend her.

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Madame Farrace is one of the worst teachers I've ever had. When I talk to other people, they all love her, but that's not what I see. She purposely tried scaring a kid in her class, which took 20 minutes away from the period, she says some really REALLY bad things to students in this period, and so, SO many people I know after taking the spoken pals with her were crying and shaking and could barely breathe. She may be nice in other periods, but is awful to specific kids in her classes.

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If you wanna take a language, take French so you can have one of the best teachers in the whole school. She's so brilliant and thanks to her I am passing her class with an A. She's such a helpful teacher, always fights for her students, and most importantly, she cares about the students. She not only loves and obviously enjoys her job, she loves the language as well. Almost no homework, but better study for the tests. Good luck !!

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Mme Farrace is literally the best teacher in the world!!! Finally a teacher who actually likes her job!! She's super energetic and we play a lot of games. I learned so much in her class and she has two kids of her own (one goes to Kilmer now) so she knows how to help middle schoolers!! SHES THE BEST TEACHER EVERRRRRRRRRR

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She changed due dates and test dates constantly. The vocab could be very unclear. She does not give you much homework but you also do not learn a lot. I would not take french with her again.

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She is a very good teacher and helps you a lot only if you come to her. She indirectly teaches you to be responsible. The best part is is that her class is an easy A and many of you might think that that is a bad thing but It's not. She is a great teacher to teach the beginning of French and she gets the job DONE!!!!!!

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Mme. Farrace is by far one of the best teachers I've ever had! Before this year, I hated raising my hand or going up to the board in front to answer any questions, but now, I actually feel confident with the material! I'm not smarter or better at French than any of the other students in her classes, and I am so happy with how I am doing! I always look forward to her class because I feel reassured as a student everyday. I will never understand the logic that the bad reviews are coming from!

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Madame Farrace is awesome. Her teaching style is unique, and lets you learn at your pace. I've learned a lot from her. Recently, I was watching TV, and one of the characters started speaking french. To my surprise, I understood almost all of it. That's how good she is. The cheesy songs really help you remember the rules. She dose focus on written primarily,but if you can write a language, speaking it shouldn't be difficult. Who ever wrote about her being a "Bad" teacher, uh, no. Someone's rude.

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Madame Farrace is one of the most dedicated teachers I've ever had who enjoys her job very much. She is super nice and always makes sure that everyone understands the material and is right on track. The person who wrote the comment about her finding excuses to take off school is totally wrong. She is a very committed teacher and has very legitimate reasons for missing school. I've learned so much in her French class this year.

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IFL is easiest ever. We had no tests we said what we wanted to learn and got too fo languages. We play computer games with ones from other countries. Never had hwk. I never handed stuff in but got to late. It's the easiest class I had. I didn't always like the language though.

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Not the best teacher. She's teaching us vocal with pictures but never actually tells us what the word means. Is it the dog in the pic? The verb walking? The word leash? We'll never know. That's fine for the written tests that are just writing the word next to the picture but for spoken tests we have no clue what any of the words mean. She is also a terrible grader and takes FOREVER to get papers back and then messes up her grade sheets. And she also teas every excuse she can to miss school. BAD.

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I absolutely LOVE Mme Farrace. She is really sweet and funny, and helpful too. She speaks only in French throughout the year, but talks with her hands so you know what she's saying. If you fail a quiz (which had like 5-10 questions and are so easy if you study for, like, 10 minutes) she'll let you retake it; unless you never come up to her. She WILL NOT hunt you down. Your grade is your responsibility. Really funny and her songs stick in your head. Easy A. BEST CLASS EVER!!!!!!

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Madame Farrace is not the nicest nor the most supportive teacher to have, but her class is really easy. You can cram for the quizzes and breeze through the tests. She'll love you if you go on the Canada trip and she's great at teaching vocab and grammar, although I would recommend practicing spoken on your own. You can get an A with pretty minimal effort.

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Read the other ratings-- they are pretty reasonable descriptions, except ive got a little to add. She has not graded a single paper in a month. This is one of the things that show how lazy she is, and that she complains about grading although she gets students to do it for her. And she WILL blame everyone in All her classes for failing and make the retake ridiulously long, even though its obviously her fault because she was unclear. Not only to the students but also to the parents.

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She is a really mean and awful teacher. She yells at people a lot, and is extremely unfair. She very often picks favorites. Her attempts at humor always end up really mean.

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Half the time she's really fun and easygoing, and the other half the time she's angry, sarcastic, and unreasonable. Just stay on her good side, remember the songs, and work on your spoken French.

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best french teacher ever her songs were the bestttt!

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she was very unorganized and moved so slowly i dont even know how to say 'i ate chicken for dinner.' and she advises cheating on the finals...

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Mme Farrace was an amazing teacher in many respects, but fell behind in others. Her classroom management and teaching style are stellar and great for all types of students. You will never fall asleep in her class. Your french grammar too will be very good, but I found that when I got to high school I was far behind on my spoken skills. Since she doesn't stress these in her class it is important you work on them. But overall her class is tons of fun!

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I love Mme Farrace!!! She has a way of teaching that makes you remember everything from the beginning of the year. She goes off on a lot of random stories and is a lot of fun to just talk to. If you don't get something, she makes sure that you understand it. The only problem is that she is a stickler for rules...so don't walk into class with too short shorts!!

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Her ways of teaching make sure that what ever you learn in her class, stays with you all through highschool... and at some point my senior year, I'm sure my French was better then my English. It's been a wile, but I can still hear her many songs reciting verbs, subject pronouns, conjugations, and holiday tunes. She sets a base for her language that is never weak or incomplete. She teaches culture with flare, and always keeps her students involved. She has touched the lives of many and will continue to...

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LOVE YOU MME FARRACE!! best french year i've ever had.

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If you know her then you've gotta love her. She makes class fun and can go from strict to serious and back all in a minute. Never a dull moment. Easy if you're not a slacker, but if you are watch out

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Best French teacher ever. She shows you how French can be fun and makes you want to learn. She is definitely the push that I needed. I am now fluent thanks to her !

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She's so cool! She's really helpful- she'll let you stay after, re-take quizzes, whatever you need! But that's only if you don't slack off. If you seem lazy and don't want to change your grade, she can get kinda sarcastic, and don't call out or be obnoxious. If you aren't, she's really awesome

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Awesome teacher, great if you are on her good side. Warning: to stay on her good side, don't randomly burst out words too much, and don't eat junky foods in her class (she allows ealthy snacks)

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she's a very cool teacher, but she can be very sarcastic about what you say sometimes.

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madame farrace is a really good french teacher. but she has SUCH strict dress code. its stricter than every other teacher. but shes really cool.

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She's a pretty good teacher, I understood most of the material. She crammed a ton of stuff in righrt before pals though, and no one really retained very much of it. She's really anoying.

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Mme. Farrace = Tres cool !!!

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BEST TEACHER EVERR!!

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fantastic teacher.

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Mrs. Farrace! i enjoy ur class so much and ur one of the most fun teachers at Kilmer. With your attitude, you make the class fun and we love ur policies of second chances and retakes. it makes french so much fun!

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The last rating is not true at all, honestly!She is an excellent teacher

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Shes a really great teacher and I really enjoy her class, but since shes such a great teacher im nervous about high school because the makes it easy to get so i wish she was still gonna be my teach.

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WOW SHES FUNNY SHE JUST MAKES YOU GO NUTS A BURST OUT LAUGHING HAHHAHHAHA

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Mme Farrace is an amazing teacher. She actually knows how to teach, she needs to come to Marshall!! Kids actually respect her, and people pay attention in her class. She makes it fun, but leaves learning up to us. Her class is hard, but she teaches it well.

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She's the best teacher ever!! She is obviously a teacher who loves her subject...and is good at it!!

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She is awsome!!!!!!!!!! She is one of my favorite teachers. She never gives homework, and she does fun things with us!

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She's the best Teacher EVER! I had her last semester and i thought she was really fun! I wish i could still take french! ITS SOO MUCH FUN!!!

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Madame Farrace is the best teacher ever!!! She's my favorite!! She gives out easy assignments, and even thought she is tough on lunch detentions...she is AWESOME!!!This is ur student from 2nd period french class...1 of the 4 girls!HeHe!!

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She is the most awesome teacher I've ever known. She treats us like actual adults, and is extremely helpful about the material. I hope she continues to teach at Kilmer in future years.

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Just cause she's on sugar does not make her bad - she's awesome!!! Finally a teacher with a little energy!

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shes awesome! best teacher ever!!!

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She is a really nice teacher! She is very clear and helpful!

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Madam Farrace! Awesome teacher... she lets you have the responsibility of learning in her class and wont be on your case about it :)

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Best teacher EVER. Need I say more? Canada was awesome!

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TOO NICE TO BE A TEACHER :-?

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she is really cool. She is very nice to all of her students and makes French fun.

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ONE OF THE BEST TEACHERS EVAH!!!! SO AWESOME!!!...except that she is very.....eh..on dress codes....

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Madame Farrace is the best teacher ever! SHe makes learning really fun and not boring, and it's always interactive in some way!

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great teacher but if youre going to marshall don't take French- the teachers suck. Take Spanish

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she is really clear and is really intergetic

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i LOVE her!! she's so nice! she's really good at explaining the language and everything, it's pretty easy to get A's, but that's just my opinion... :)

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shes the gratest! she is my vary favorite teacher! when she teaches it seems like play not work!!!!!!!!!

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nice, but shes not very clear. one u get behind, u STAY BEHIND. also i heard that alot of kilmer people that went on 2 high school had a hard time cuz shes um .

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take french - mme farrace is pretty cool - you can tell she loves her students - even when she yells at us about the clothing thing - it's for our own good -

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i miss madame farrace. she should come to madison! We need a decent foriegn language teacher. Farrace knows what she's talking about, kids!

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the best teacher

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