People like to throw a lot of crap around about who is the best/most challenging math teacher. I’ve been in many teachers classes and I’m here to put an end to this mystery. The answer to both is Mr. Ahn. Mr. Ahn’s classes are difficult, do not get me wrong. They are under no circumstances a walk in the park. BUT if you want to succeed in a career in mathematics, he’s the best teacher at FH to get you there. His lessons are well planned and thoughtful, even if they are a little tedious with the proofing. He assigns a daunting amount of homework, but normally not all of it needs to be completed to fully understand the concept, and he doesn’t check. That being said, he does give you time to work in class, and expects you to use it. His tests are hard. Really hard. He likes to get creative with his questions, but generally it comes in handy in future classes, because your understanding of the topic must be thorough in order to perform well. Despite all of the points I mentioned above though, his class can actually be quite pleasant. He’s really friendly if you’re a hardworking student, and does not shame anyone based on their mathematical abilities. I always felt comfortable attending flex, and he was available when I needed him, making it easy for students to succeed. Overall, his courses are great for students who are passionate about math and plan on taking AP courses. If you hate math, or have an attitude problem, I would advise you pick a different teacher.
Ms. Brewers classes are generally laid back. She encourages students to use their time wisely towards their assignments, and is very easy going when her class is performing adequately. The grading is firm yet fair, and all assignments are clearly explained. Additionally, she clearly has experience in her field. Her explanations and detailed and it’s clear that her class is a place of learning. There is no expectation to be perfect, just to try your hardest, and discussion is welcome. My only complaint is that sometimes classes are too relaxed. Individual students can take over the classroom with their antics. I would highly recommend her class, and just her as a teacher.
I was worried handing in my textbook because it looked like I had spilled water on it, but in reality it was just my tears. However I will say I've never had a teacher who made me laugh more than her, and I believe deep down she is a very kind soul. TO DO WELL ON TESTS: You have to fully understand the concepts, you can cheat and she will not catch you, but cheating won't help anyways because the way she designs her tests force you to have to understand the material to even understand the question, many people in my class used their phones for all the answers on tests and still failed. You will probably have to teach yourself some stuff (hence the tears) and ask other math teachers for help, or at least I did. Her mind is much more advanced than the average high school student, and to understand her complicated lessons you'll need to be very prepared, and I suggest finding a way of taking notes that you like before going to her class.