Average 4.71 based on 79 teacher ratings
Susan Kervick is a Music teacher at Longfellow Middle School located in Falls Church, Virginia and part of Fairfax County Public Schools. Susan Kervick's 79 teacher ratings contributes to Longfellow Middle School's ranking of 207 in Virginia. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Longfellow Middle School is 4.18 stars.
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Man, she could get angry. But she could also be funny. She liked the quiet kids (like me) and the skilled players, but I still didn't like the environment. I didn't even like orchestra, but I somehow got into Chamber.

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Very good teacher, very funny, lol. To bad she retired.

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She was such an incredible teacher!!!!! so sad she's retired now :( I sucked at playing before i was in her class and now im halfway decent ;) She cared so much about all of us and she wanted us to be perfect and was so happy when we did things well. She certainly made a difference that's for sure :D

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Best orchestra teacher ever!!!!! She made our orchestra what it is!

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SHE IS THE BEST

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Kervick is by far the best teacher I have ever had. She treats us like adults, and although she may scream and curse, she makes us into incredible musicians. She cares SO MUCH about our orchestra. She is very funny and very helpful as well.

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All the bad reviews are shallow students who don't realize that Kervick cares SO much. I've learned so much in her class and I wish I had her for high school.
Being disorganized doesn't even bother the class at all, so I don't know what's the fuss.

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She's a bit strict, but her class is really helpful!

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Shes a great orchestra director, but kind of strict. Her class is really helpful though

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OMG. That is how I sum it up. Don't listen to a single one of those negative ratings. It's funny reading some of them because I know that those people just didn't realize how great a wonderful a teacher Ms. Kervick is. Sure. There are class favorites, aren't there always. She understands on a personal level when you connect with her. She yells. Sometimes curses. But by all these actions, she means the best and she cares. She is one of the best if not THE best orchestra directors I've encountered

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She's very funny, but unorganized. She does have class favorites, which are usually the goofballs (if ur actually funny). She does scream a lot, but its for the best.

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She is a very good teacher, and sometimes funny if we are good. She gets strict only when kids keep talking after she repeadely tells them to stop. She is a really good teacher.

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She is strict, but funny! My FAVORITE teacher by far.

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I have had her for 2 years for Chamber. I improved a lot as a cellist, and she's a really good conductor She is unorganized, but if you behave, she'll like you.

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Great Teacher. I sucked going into orchestra and now i'm awesome. True Story

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she is my least fav teacher. so strict and doesn't understand that orchestra is not always the students top top top priority. she thinks that it is the top priority though. so strict.

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I really like Ms. Kervick, but she is really disorganized, she has a lot of temper tantrums, but she makes classes exciting :D

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Horrible teacher. Very disorganized and forgetful, favors certain students. I never understood why everyone likes her so much. She really hated me, A LOT.

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She's a great teacher, although she's understandably stressed out, and that can be a bit detrimental to her teaching.

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she's an EXCELLENT orchestra director.

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Very good teacher-has a lot of energy.

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very funny and helpful, but she gets stressed out around assessment and concert time

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pretty good

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BEST. TEACHER. EVER. 'nuff said <3

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i love Ms.Kervick <3 she knows how to make orchestra super fun! she helps us a lot and she makes us really confident when we are going to perform. Ms.Kervick is my favorite teacher!! =]

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SO LIKE U KNOW LIKE LEGIT!! HAHA LEGIT!! she is like rlly legitty and like i mean ligetly she is legit!! and awesome!! LEGIT!! haha u know who this note is for. LEGIT. u know who u are :P

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I love Ms. Kervick! She gave me so many opportunities and so much confidence in middle school- she really inspired my love for orchestra, though I hated it before I went to LMS. So glad I had her :)

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LUV HER CUZ SHE IS HILARIOUS! today she gave our president dentention 4 saying 1 word! LOL clarity=5 cuz shes loud

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Good teacher but sometimes gets stressed... DO NOT make her mad. Otherwise, she's fine.

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BEST!

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she's a really good teacher, just a little scary on coffee ^^ but i really like her! she's really helpful :D

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she is a gud orch teacher... i like her and shes very nice and funny!!! =D

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Awesome!!!!! I loved the music we played and the trips we took!

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Best ever

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MS. KERVICK IS THE BEST ORCHESTRA TEACHER EVVVVER !!! she is so funny, nice, and she teaches really well. her orchestra class is always something to look forward to ><!!!

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Ms. Kervick is the best orch. director ever!! She is so funny and helpful! She has really helped me so so much! She makes orchestra class awesome! I luv her!!!

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good times good times, she will tell you that you dont sound good at all and be really mean before a festival, but most of the time

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great orchestra teacher

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Meh. Funny when she's happy, worst when she feels lousy. She gives bad grades depend on her feelings so beware.

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Shes very nice she Very Funny shes is the Best Orchestra teacher ive iever had! (ive had 7 different teachers) LOL

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i dont have her but she's really funny. but im mad cuz she doesnt let us go down the icy hill. haha.

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great, i got to try like a viola and i just dropped in after school

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hilarious teacher. once she was explaining something and was lying floor, and then she got all off topic and went "hey there's a crack in the ceiling.

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Challenges the kids to practice and learn their music, and they improve a lot in two years.

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A little moodier than last year but still very good. She is really adamant about counting but she is the best orchestra teacher I have ever had.

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Ms. Kervick is so cool and funny, she also manages to teach you a lot about muscic theory. You also have to count and she can get mad around concert time.

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Very funny and nice. One of my favorite teachers! Its easier for me (im a bass lol) but i managed to have a B and 3 As last year

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Incredible teacher. Always so funny and helpful. You have to work though but you learn a lot!

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very very nice teacher, although if you lose stuff she will be mad.. lol. she was a great orchestra teacher. he class is very hard though.

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Wow! Best orchestra teacher ever. She has so much energy and is soo funny. She really teaches you a lot and makes you look forward to orchestra.

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Best orchestra teacher ever. For all u new people, she is so funny and very nice. I also learned a lot in her class. 2nd violins rule!!!

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no other way to say it...THE BEST ORCHESTRA TEACHER EVER!!!

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Ms. Kervick is the best orchestra teacher ever!!!!!!!!!! She is lots of fun and is a great addition to our school.

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Great teacher. She inspires enthusiasm in orchestra. I love her!!!!!

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I love ms. kervick. Best orchestra teacher ever. You learn a lot and she is so fun. We always do well in competition. We got 1st place at Busch Gardens!

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She's the best teacher ever! so much enthusiasm and energy! ms. kervick taught me so much and she makes me want to try harder than my best! she's my favorite!

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HAHAHA-best jokes ever!!!

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shes soo awesome and funny. the pieces she picks are challenging, but she always manages to make every class fun.

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WOW!!! she makes u passionate about orchestra. Thats a sentence i never thought i'd type. She's funny, cool, nice, and a great orchestra teacher.

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She's the best teacher ever!! I've never had an orch teacher like her, and she's always "keeping us on our toes" and she makes Longfellow Orchestra proud =)

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Orchestra has never been the same. My HS teacher never made (or let?) us skip 3 other classes to hide in her room and practice for festival. :) SPORKS.

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hard but a good teacher.

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shes SO FUNNY!! Oh and a good teacher.

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very funny (once we werent hooking our bows and she said we wouldnt make good hookers) but hard.

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Go ms. kervick. I love orchestra. teaches you a lot. Before i had no idea what an enharmonic was now i know much more thanks to her.

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She was one of my best teachers. She rocks.

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i can at least say she's the most ENTHUSIASTIC teacher ive ever had...but she really is pretty awesome too.

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BORING

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she is so cool! though she can get really pissed, she also has a sense of humor (at times it is actually funny) she also does shove her baton up her nose.

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I luv her sooooo much! She's so funny and I had a great time in her class!

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She's kinda funny in an unusual way (baton up the nose) but that's cool. She makes learning fun and funny and that's all that really matters.

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she is soooo funny! ;-)

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hehe, shes funny

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I LOVE her. Hilarious, nice, & teaches you SO much. Quirky & an amazing class

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Very competent; fun and challenging choice of music.

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