The rating I'm giving her is actually high because I believe her average is too low. Many think "The Branch" should retire which in fact she was called out of retirement to teach. Her grading method is bizarre and is biased. She's relatively nice and explains well. However, she takes off marks for random reasons and gets annoyed when students ask. She could be a better teacher, and I am not learning much, yet she is not as bad as people say.
She does not teach my child at all. My child and her friends always stress over tests because Muriel does not tell them anything other than to 'check the textbooks', or 'search it on Google'. I've heard that she teaches the IB students far better than the Ministry kids. It's very unfair that she doesn't treat the students equally.
She does not teach at all. She writes assignments on the board and just sits down for the rest of the 75 minutes. Once, we handed in notes and she never returned them; it was incredibly hard to study for the test without the notes. She also gave us a study guide the day before the test, when we had a 4 day weekend just before. When we ask her questions, she simply replies, "It's on the worksheet" or, "Search it on the Internet". She is a terrible "teacher" and we aren't able to learn anything.
She never even gives us a due date on assignments. She just says "hand it in whenever you want"! Doesn't or can't answer questions the students asks and she can't explain why I got the mark I got. She says just because.
She'll give you the textbook and expect you to answer an ungodly amount of questions in under an hour. Forget about doing it for homework, though, because you won't be allowed to hand it in if you can't finish it during class. Prepare to get a low grade.
As a person she's a sweetheart, she's like your not quite ver elderly grandma. As a teacher she doesn't teach - she just gives you work from the textbook and expects you to learn it yourself which was difficult as it was as the IB course was quite in depth
Sweet lady, but I had her for 2 years and I didn't learn ANYTHING from her. She doesn't teach, just gives you notes and tells you to read the textbook. My dad had to teach me all the material, otherwise I have no idea what I would have done. Unfortunate that she's the only IB physics teacher, which has a hard enough syllabus as is. Cruel really.
Loved the class where we extensively explored the usage of motion detectors :)
She's relaxed about deadlines but she's extremely hard to learn anything from (explaining is not one of her strong suits) and her tests are much harder than the material we work on in class.
I have to disagree with most of these comments saying that Mrs. branch is the worst teacher ever. Because personally, I don't classify her as a teacher. She acts like a TA, she's helpful if you have a question, but she won't actually teach you anything by herself. If you want to learn anything from her, be prepared to do a lot of work on your own and ask a lot of questions. To be fair to her, she is very nice, and she can help you a lot if you have questions. Deadlines are not important to her.
Worst teacher in the history of teaching. If you get her, your pretty much done for. Switch as quick as you can!!!!
doesn't teach just makes you learn for yourself, and really unhelpful
One of the nicest people I know, and easy to deal with... but very, very difficult to learn from. Prepare to get a tutor and do plenty of self teaching.
easy teacher but omg you dont learn anything and im not kidding AT ALL. be ready for self studying if you get her. And she cant even answer your questions it takes her 1 minute straight to think.
Worst teacher ever, doesnt teach and looks like shes asleep during class. Cant even understand what shes saying cause she talks so slowly.
Easy, helpful when you go up to ask her for help, but you will fail if you just sit back and expect to be taught.
To be honest, she's the worst teacher i've ever had, doesn't teach at all, only gives out answers...doesn't show u how to do it =[
well.. even though she is not good, at least she is way better than MR.SIU -.-
The only way she could be a worse Teacher is by breaking the laws of physics, which ironically is the subject she so poorly teaches.
Dozes off in class now and then. She often comes to class unprepared, and leaves us largely to our own devices. Do not deny her flawed logic in marking assignments and tests. She should retire soon.
can't understand what she says sometimes..... but teaches ok.
she is the worst teacher that i have ever had in my entire life. the end.
she doens't teach! and when she tries to explain something.. she MUMBLES and runs out of breath.. then go "watever" and give up. and all the students are like.. "HUH?"
Leaves us to our own devices, and makes me want to transfer out of her class. She's a good person, but she can't teach very well. Her voice puts me to sleep.
If you ask her questions, she'll help you anytime. If not, prepare to read the txt bk on your own time and learn Physics 12 IB on your own. Talks into the board
i saeriously can't understand what sshe's saying. and she needs more enthusiasm... too bad she's the only 10 IB sci in block 5
she's not in the classroom half the time, and we barely do anything when she's there, anyway. spent all of February til now doing nothing in IB Physics 12B. Sleeps in class too! XD
Nice person, but doesnt teach the class, only reads notes aloud. Would have the same understanding if I didnt go to class and just asked her a couple questions.
Like everyone said, I can't understand what she says most of the time. Just write her notes down and study off of your notes and textbook.
A little hard to understand her speaking most times. She's a very nice lady, so she'll be fine with not making you learn any physics if that's what you want =)
One of the best teachers i've had. Will spend as much time as is needed going over stuff until you understand.