Average 4.55 based on 67 teacher ratings
Valeria Howell is a Languages teacher at Midwood High School located in Brooklyn, New York and part of New York City Geographic District #22. Valeria Howell's 67 teacher ratings contributes to Midwood High School's ranking of 1,022 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Midwood High School is 4.15 stars.
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BEST Spanish teacher I ever had. A lot of the teachers in this school don't teach but that's not Ms. Howell. The class is hard but in the end you'll be thankful for all the things she's taught you. Her teaching style accustoms to everyone which is rare, and she keeps the class from being boring by not being the type of teacher with no personality. Study and participate (she'll make you) and you'll learn how to do well on the LOTE and have basic-intermediate Spanish speaking skills for life.

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I loved Ms. Howell! She has a reputation for being mean but she'll only roast you if you give her the opportunity. Hard work will always be acknowledged. You'll do well as long as you do the work.

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Honestly, everyone who talks about Ms. Howell exaggerates one way or another. I've heard people say she is the "Friedman" or "O'Neill" of Spanish, but she isn't (trust me, I had them both). I think you should actually experience her class for yourself before listening to other people. Her class always has a lively and relaxed atmosphere. You are working throughout the entire class, but it's not unbearable. Compared to the other Spanish teachers at Midwood, Ms. Howell is an exceptional teacher.

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Gives too much homework for a language class, and tests you like you are fluent in spanish which is to demanding for students just beginning to learn spanish.

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Great. Exceptional. Phenomenal.

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Ms. Howell is so smart and knowledgeable. She seems a little mean and cold at first, but shes actually very kind and considerate. She's very woke, and you can just tell she just cares for the well beings of her students-- not just education but also their safety. Her class is pretty easy once you get used to it (participate lots). Overall a great teacher, who is intimidating, but you know she has the best intents (~:

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I had Ms. Howell as a Junior and I can honestly say she made my last term of Spanish at Midwood an engaging and informative one. She knows exactly what you need to know and is so great at teaching it. She is passionate about what she does and it shows in what she expects of her students. Although the class requires work, all classes require work and you will have a great time learning in her class.

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Ms. Howell is a good teacher and i learned a lot with her. Her tests and homework were fairly easy. However, i disliked her and her class very much. She has a terrible attitude problem and was unnecessarily rude to me and her other students. There were often times that I would've liked very much to smack her across the face. She would've deserved it. I am glad that I no longer have her as a teacher.

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I am a senior and, Ms. Howell is the greatesgt Spanish teacher I have ever had.Before her, I struggled in Spanish but with her, the language never seemed so clear.She is an organized teacher who challenges her students to a fair extent.She apprectiates respect and hardwork, and success in her class is inevitable with the use of those key components.I have never had a teacher like Ms. Howell, one willing to go above and beyond for the ultimate benefit of the student.Oh, and she hates cell phones!

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Ms.Howell is a really good Spanish teacher. Her test is really easy if you know everything and her work is easy, same if you know everything. And she teaches crystal clear with her lessons. And, she will explain everything that you don't understand.

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Ms. Howell is the best spanish teacher I have ever had. I honestly learned so much from her. At first glance, she seems scary and strict, but thats just a front. As long as you try your best, she will encourage you to the best of her abilities.

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Ms.Howell is one of the best teachers you can get in midwood, and not just in Spanish. She is patient, kind and genuinely wants her children to learn. She has truly inspired me to become a better person. If you are in her class, consider yourselves lucky and cherish it, a teacher like this is rare to find.

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I was fairly weak in Spanish before I was in Ms. Howell's Spanish class. I learned a lot more in her class than the past 5 years of Spanish classes that other teachers have taught me put together. Ms. Howell is a fair teacher. As long as you participate in class, hand in your homework or classwork on time, and pass her exams, (which are fair. she'll never test you on anything that she didn't teach.)you'll easily pass the class.

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Ms. Howell is a very strict teacher but probably the best Spanish teacher Midwood has to offer. Those who truly want 90's must be prepared to work hard and participate in class. It's doesn't matter if your a quiet student she will pick and make EVERYONE participate. Her test's are fair meaning that she will actually teach EVERYTHING you need to know.

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Ms Howell is a great teacher. She is helpful in any way possible and wants for every one of her students to succeed. Unlike other teachers, she will not hand you your grades. She makes you work for your grade and actually think. She is amazing in this way. She wants everyone to have an opinion and to not be afraid to speak about it. I had the pleasure of having her for 2 years, and every semester got better and better. Her projects were fun, and if you do what you have to do, you will succeed.

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Señorita Howell was the best Spanish teacher that I have ever had! She is so supportive, and you learn so much from her class. I took Spanish for 10 years but must say the most that I've learned was through participating in her class. She gives tests and homework assignments that are completely fair. You get what you take from the class, because she does a superb job at teaching. The classes are always exciting

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Ms. Howell is one of the best Spanish teachers in Midwood. I was not really learning spanish until I had her. To widen our knowledge of vocabulary and phrases, she would speak to us in Spanish. She also has us watch videos in Spanish to help us comprehend more words of the language. If I didn't have her, I wouldn't be able to speak to Spanish speakers in Spanish or even know how to read Spanish. She is also more strict than other spanish teachers are and it helps us focus on what we need to do.

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Miss Howell was one of my favorite teachers. Miss Howell participated in student affair activities and found ways to connect with her students so that our learning experience was exciting and relati

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Ms. Howell is by far an amazing teacher. She knows what she's doing in class and is very clear on what she wants and expects from her students. She is also very very organized! I've had her all throug

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Ms. Howell is not an easy teacher. She knows what she's doing very well and she is smart as well as organized but she is very intimidating and uptight, you need to get used to her. I found her scary.

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Not a bad teacher but at tymes can be hard.

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Ms. Howell is very demanding, I'm not saying she's a bad teacher, but she is so unnecessarily difficult, she gives attitudes to students constantly and has no compassion

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Ms. Howell is a great teacher , she's the first teacher I've seen that actually makes sure no student is left without understanding ; She should be appreciated a lot more . (:

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She's awesome. Had her for spanish 3 and 5. One important thing I learned in this class is to stop being lazy. Now that I'm in college, I kinda miss her pushing us. =(

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Many say shes mean, but if u get on her good side, you'll have fun! i think shes cool! She is a great teacher and you learn alot from her. A perfect spanish teacher!

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lots of unneccesary work

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she is sooo mean!

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she is the only spanish teacher that can teach. i misss ms howell.

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Ms. Howell is the nicest and best Spanish teacher in the entire school. She appreciates when you put in the effort in her class and when u help her as a monitor.

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the only spanish teacher that can teach. i've been failing spanish and doing bad in all my other spanish classes because the teachers cannot teach. loved her class and learned a lot.

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ms howell is a good spanish teacher. but if you don't do work in her class, don't expect to get a 90!!

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she is the best spanish teacher. if you pay attention in her class youll do fine on the exam. if you dont you fail her exams are hard from the beggining. great teacher you lean a lot

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get on her good side fast and you will be in for a treat

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she da best i luv her jus try hard nd u gonna pass her class mad easily.u dun wanna get on her bad side tho.shez real nd doesnt take any B.S. from students dun try 2 b all tough!overall best teacher!!

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she is so nice and her tests are very easy

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she explains well but gives no e.c and hard testss

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She is a great teacher and her class is pretty easy

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Personally, i love ms. Howell shes likes good impressions and trying in her class is very important she is a tough teacher but believe me im like a 90 average in her class i pay attention to her and if you do you`ll love her and you`ll ace her class although i must admit she can be mean to alot of people. Just stay on her good side.

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i love howell. i hated her at first because i wasnt used to the way she taught and she actually makes the class work. great for regents, great for ap, great in general. easy tests, just pay attention/participate and dont get on her nerves becus she rolls her eyes alot. also, she gives many chances for u to do good in her class... hw...grp projects(easy 100s)... i had her 3 terms out of 6 in midwood for spanish!! ..she loved me though.

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She teaches flawlessly and actually times her lessons well, but she has a vey serious attitude problem and is very rude oft times. Overall though (when shes not rude) she is cool to be around.

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Ms. Howell is tough but that's okay because nobody can play around in her class. I learned a lot in her class.

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Ms howell can be biotchy but you'll actually learn a lot from her she gives out too much group work tho and her tests are too difficult and expects you to know everything

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work hard, have common sence, participate nd ur good

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mrs. howell does have an attitude but she wasn't a horrible teacher, but then again she def. wasn't the best teacher either. i'm glad to be out of her class.

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She's the best Spanish teacher!

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she's a really nice person but overall i haven't learned anything i didn't know already.

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she's MADDDD hard... never want to have her again!!

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she's helpfull...has an attitude problem but then who doesn't?

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the best teacher ever very fair hope that you have her

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Howell is a good teacher, she will make u learn till u know everything, but her test r so hard, i still have nightmare about her spanish test.

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AWW! u guys shouldn't diss her... shes really nice once u get to kno her!

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she's a good teacher, and she gets it into your head if u need help with anything

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I like Ms. Howell. She is very nice and down to earth. She is real she tells it like it is.

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howell is a teacher who makes her tests seem mad hard because of the things she teaches. but i did learn a lot and she is strict sometimes.

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Best spanish teacher i ever had excellent

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the worst spanish teacher ever.

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she i nice n her test r really hard. she expects us to noe everything but i learned a lot in her class. Very helpful in preparing for the spanish regents.

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Her tests are SO hard!

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She's mad cool. Although she has her days. She can have one of those mood days and take it out on us. Her test aren't that hard however.

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I think Howell is a really good teacher, ur definately gonna learn alot in the class. Her test are very hard but in the end it all pays off...

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howellz a good teacher except shes though, her tests are very hard, and she expects us to noe stuff from previous terms, which most of the class doesn't noe. i believe shes a hard grader...

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ms howell is very nice.her test are hard but i enjoyed her as my teaher.

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her tests r harrrrrrrrrrrrrddd...but she teaches u real good...i wish i had her again

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Great teacher, tests are hard. Do HW and get good grades.

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