Average 3.71 based on 37 teacher ratings
Silvia Bento-Smith is a Languages teacher at Diamond Bar High School located in Diamond Bar, California and part of Walnut Valley Unified School District. Silvia Bento-Smith's 37 teacher ratings contributes to Diamond Bar High School's ranking of 1,222 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Diamond Bar High School is 4.04 stars.
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Yeah Bento Smith doesn't know French. She's pretty bad at teaching it. Sometimes she can be nice and sometimes she can be pretty pissed for unknown reasons. The funniest thing by far in her class was listening to the audio for the French textbook. Whenever the person would say "one" in french (un) it would sound so derpy like "EUHN" and my friends would always laugh.

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shes okay i guess. she didnt like me cause i talked a lot omg. her class is mostly based off doing notes in your journal. we watched cool disney movies in french. shes not the best but her class is passable. her dog was cute! ^_^

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Mrs. Bento-Smith usually gives vague questions with retardedly specific answers, only to give an extremely vague explanation if you get it wrong. Hated this class... Got an A+ anyways... just... pointless work and lots of wasted class time. She'll waste half of an essay test day wasting our time and then give us the essay 15 minutes before class ends. She never has a lesson plan and seems to make it up on the fly. "What did we do in the last class... Oh well... I forgot..."

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She was an easy teacher for french. I hated her though. She plays favorites and you will find out in french 2 that most of the stuff she teaches is wrong. If you want to take french, I suggest dropping. Its easy but you will find it as a waste of time.

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Awesome teacher who actually cares!! LOL One of the other teachers copies everything she has off Mrs. Bento-Smith :p Pretty easy, just pay attention and you'll pull through fine.

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Sometimes she talks to the students like they are in elementary school. She is really easy, I actually deserved a lower grade. But, great, i'll take what she gave me.

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She's pretty cool

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Omg had her for french 1 and we learned every single word mispronounced and had to relearn them in french 2

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she's a caring teacher, really knows the language and how to teach it

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she really cares about her students and helps them every step of the way.

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Went on a trip abroad to Spain with her and LOVED IT. She's great as a teacher. Knows how to teach. I learned the most Spanish with her.

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She's really nice about things like being tardy once in a while or leaving your homework in your locker. She gives too little time for tests though....you have to rush....shes nice and understanding

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shes pretty chill overall but she can get really scary when you get on her bad side she can be scary o.o

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wow mrs. bento is the weirdest spanish teacher at DB. I am being completly honest when i say all we do in that class is watch HEROES and take tests. Also she dances.... well she is just weird

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She's an amazing teacher. She has taught me so much and she has also put up with me.. the worst student. She is always helping even though he has her bad moments.

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Kind of disorganized.. but I love her. She really does drill Spanish into your head:)

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favorite spanish teacher ever ! really nice & fair about everything

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i love bento-smith! shes really helpful and we sing in spanish and her class is funnnn

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teaches how to sing, (i took spanish 1 during summer) shes super nice and willing to answer any questions!

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very nice. tries her best to teach us and help us in every way possible. easy class to get an A in as long as you do all the homework, get decent tests, and be a teachers pet.

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Senora Bento-Smith is the BEST teacher i've ever had. she's so nice and probably one of the only teachers who actually cares. it's so refreshing to have teachers like that.

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she is the bomb! she taught me french and was really nice to me!

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best teacher in the world shes like the only teacher that bothered to learn my name

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mrs bento smith is sooo nice and easy. you'll ace her class if u js do ur hw. shes a good teacher. i loved her class.

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awesome teacher... its the only year that i actually learned sum spanish!!

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she's awesome. she teaches very well

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the actual definition of a teacher. really really nice and fun...take her if u hate spanish she will make it worth while and easier

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Senora Bento-Smith was so nice!! everyone try to get her!!

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great teacher made spanish fun and easy

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she always makes sure i get it, or else she want leave me alone, shows the true meaning of a teacher

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