Barbara Karasek

Average 3.82 based on 78 professor ratings
Barbara Karasek is an English professor at Vanier College located in Ste Laurent, Quebec. When comparing Barbara Karasek's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Barbara Karasek's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Vanier College is 4.04 stars.
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Great teacher! I really enjoyed taking her and I would 100% recommend her. The teacher is there if you need help or if you do not understand something and really cares for your future! I will always remember her because she actually believes in all of us and made me feel special. Thank you!

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Plays plays plays plays plays

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Miss Karasek is without a doubt, the perfect English teacher for a 101 class. She is strict but in a way that gets you adjusted to college life. Her exams are super easy and her essays are also a lot of fun (the topics are always so relatable) She was my first English teacher at vanier, I got 97% and the class average was around 61%. People fail her class because they don't listen to her instructions. Also, you can get well acquainted with the college by taking her class and DONT BE LATE !

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Her classes are boring, but it's really easy as long as you do your work.
She's really strict, and she won't let you in if the door is closed. You can't leave her class; If you go to the washroom you're not allowed back in.

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Took her 2 semesters straight.She's probably the BEST English teacher at Vanier.A lot fail with her simply because ,as she says, not everyone is meant for College .Take her if you ever have the chance ; very easy and generous grader.

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This teacher thinks that if you cant write an excellent essay then you shouldn't be in College and be better off stacking cans at a grocery store [her own words].
She co-wrote a book and now she thinks shes an expert writer, you may want to acknowledge her "big" success in order to get on her good side or else your basically wasting your time. She's very proud of herself.
Her love of cats [of which she talks a lot about]is important for her,... you'll understand why.

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If you are in 101 english she will make you feel stupid. Don't do anything that will pis her off because she will lash out on you and embarrass you in front of the class. Experienced this teacher yelling and pointing her finger in my face because of texting. Fairly easy marker, just do all your work.

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She was a horrible teacher, dont take her!! She comes late every single class and makes a svene if youre 1 sec late. she doenst teach and picks favorites!

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She's a great teacher! Had her for literature and composition. She explains very well and you get to learn a lot from her. She loves plays and brings you to see one. She hates it when people come late in class. Make sure you stay on her good side. Do your work and you'll get a good mark. Got 85% as final mark and the class average was 72%.

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An amazing teacher, she's strict with the written work, but for a great reason. If you want to learn how to write a good paper. This is the teacher to go with. LOVED HER!

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Took her "Play's the Thing" course. Very easy class. Teacher is very nice. Basically talk for most of the classes. All is good up until you have to write your term essay... GOOD FRICKEN LUCK. Hardest marker I have ever seen. Nit picks at everything. After having composed my essay for 5 hours, and having it checked by 2 people, I barely passed. The essays with her, have and will always be hell.
Overall, she's a good teacher, except for when that essay comes around...

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I think she is an amazing teacher, She is helpful and I loved her class. All my assignments with her prepared me for all my assignments in my university classes. I'm super grateful to her:)

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Amazing teacher! Her classes are always very fun and she teaches us morals for our lives! Take her if you can!!

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Pretty cool, let me redo my essay. Helps you pass, there to answer your questions. Her life lessons are pretty useful.

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Awesome teacher, makes class interesting, pretty fair grader, read the stories, easy journals worth 20%, class discussions are important, she lets you do makeup essays. Great teacher overall.

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All of those who say she's bad are those who never learned how to write. That's not her fault! Keep up with the readings, listen to discussions (gives the essay questions beforehand!). Effort = PASS

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NEVER STOPS TALKING!!!!

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Fairy Tales is an easy course. Keep up with the readings and participate. Great way to boost the Rscore if you're good with essays (alot of people can't write them, so they fail.) Proof read your work

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DONT EVER TAKE HER! SHE IS SO BAD AND HARD GRADER UGHHH!!

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DONTTTT TAKE HERR, YOU WILL FAILLL

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Worst english class ever. Our class average was 54% !! Avoid her!

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She is very helpful gives a lot of feedback on essays so you will see your mark improve. Not hard marker but fair marker. Had her for folk&fairy tales learnt so much! prepares for eng exit take her!!

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Barbara is a decent teacher. Her way of teaching is very strict, attendance is always taken yet shes a nice person. She gives life lectures at the beginning. Take her if you're already good in eng.

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This teacher is the wrost that i had ever got. she doesn't care about her students and she enjoys failing them. if you have the chance DO NOT TAKE HER. she WILL fail you!!!!!

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Yes, Barbara is probably one of the worst teachers at Vanier.She never seems to be satisfied with anything. Also doesn't care about her students. She teaches like a robot.

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better than most english teachers at vanier.. and its ENGLISH ppl, no matter which teacher u take ull have to readdd no matter what

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This is the worst English teacher at vanier, does not help students when needed, always complains about students essays,and about lateness. If you want to have a good mark in english you should avoid this teacher. I am speaking from experience.

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She teaches mostly 102 English, which involves a lot of reading (ANY 102 with ANY teacher!). I had her Mondays from 8 to 10, and believe me I went there in a good mood, beacuse she's one of the most laid back and understanding teachers in Vanier. She's got a gr8 character. For the illiterates, how do you expect to pass when you tell her to her face that you haven't read anything and that you can't answer any questions because of that? TAKE HER!

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If this teacher is a hard marker, how come this student has 92% on the first essay, it does not make any sense. unless the teacher made it up and fake it!

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This teacher is really really bad. I feel sorry for her that is why i am giving her a good rating. If students are planing to pass English they should avoid this teacher, because they will end up failing. And again i am giving her a good rating because i feel sorry for her. Avoid this teacher because she is so so boring and she lies most of the time.

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This teacher is really good. She's a hard marker but shes good. As long as you prove your point you will do well in her class first essay of mine i got 92 i usually get 60 -70 on essays. take her!

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OMG. I learnt so much in that class! She focuses more on grammar than literature, so u can improve your sentence skills. If ur a good student, she won't mind if u joke around with your friends.

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I took 1 course, and there were students from all backgrounds and programs (Sci, Social, Music, etc.). Only 1 person failed, bcz he didn't come 2 class. Very relaxing, knowlegeable (PhD), nice person!

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SHe was one of the best teachers that i have had. She let me focus on my more important courses since her work was so easy. Dont come in late. but you can sleep in class so whatever. She was amazing!

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good intelligent teacher, but very hard marker, and do the journal!

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Oh, people, get serious. She was a very good teacher. Sometimes scary, but very nice. You just need to study. Really. Just study for a change, it certainly won't hurt you, and you'll pass ^^

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This teacher is very bad.You MUST avoid her at all times. Also do not make eye contact with her, or else she will get the wrong ideas. I speak from experience...

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she wants to help, but lacks the confidence to support her in the classroom. Her good intentions d'ont make up for her inability to teach though...

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Again, people who fail with her probably expected to pass just by showing up to class. Just look at their spelling!

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She's very nice & interesting... you can learn a lot from her. She cancels many classes in advance so everyone will know not to show up on that day. People who failed probably didn't do any work...!!!

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She is a fair teacher, but if you don't study, like most of the students did, then you will likely fail. I did with her the 101 and the103 in english and Igot 83% in both english classes.

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in my opinion, i think shes good to take b/c shes very laid-back for an english teacher which is good for the rest of us cuz we dont have to stress:) plus she cancels alot of classes

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This teacher is not good. She is the worst teacher at vanier. She likes to showoff. The things which she say's are not true. The classes with her is very boring!

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I work in the learning center, and I found out that Barbara Karasek does not teach the way it should.Avoid her at all cost!!! If students need extra help please visit the learning center.

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hard marker. and she is very boring, she talks too much in class.

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what are you guyz saying ? This teacher is awesome!!! she's layed back...hilarious...yeah she can go on n on sometimes but if u particiapte u wont fall asleep! Take her

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She's hard and her class can at times be boring! But if u'r good in English then u'll do well......She's a hard marker and at times she doesn't explain how she's marking you......but from wat I've heard.....she's better than most Eng teachers at Vanier.....take Folk and Fairy Tales

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she's nice and all but never explains where your mistakes are...and you can't be late to class or miss any..oh! and try to participate, not to fall asleep (although she can be so boring sometimes...zzz...)cuz that's really important if you expect a good grade or.. to pass of course

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She's amazing :) And very inspirational! I like her!!! I love the discussions we have in class and it's comfortable in the class also! If you do all your work, you'll be fine :) She also has a great sense of humor hehe. You really learn how to write essays with her!

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Good teacher, there isnt that much workload. Just stick to assignement and test, and a good mark is guarenteed. She's always making reference to alchool :S

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This teacher is so COOL and Funny!PICK HER

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If you do your work and show some interest in what she's saying, she'll be awesome to you. She tries to make her classes as fun as possible and i respect that. She's always willing to help after class, if you have problems or questions. She has a beautiful sense of humour. take her!

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She is soo boring i couldnt wait to just run out of her class. she gives you too much work.

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she's a good teacher. you just need to give in ALL the assignments and you'll pass. the course is useless though.

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Best English teacher in Vanier! By far the nicest class environment, no pressure, respectfull, witty, everything you want in a teacher. I was always looking forward to her morning classes, kept me going throughout the day. Fair marker (and i had a tough 103 course!!!), 1h/week max workload, for journal. If you can, TAKE HER!

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actually, shes really cool and all..but the class is really boring. the course is not even interesting. basically, its not the teacher, its the class thats bad

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She's really nice and the class is really interesting.

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i am sure the this teahcher is the best teacher at vanier. she makes you feel very comfortable in her clas. if you show up and try your best, she'll pass you.

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really nice as long as you work

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great

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Helpful, knows the English language and its rules! Serious but kind. Very clear. A serious student shouldn’t have any problems.

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fun classes, always there to help.

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Very good teacher... if you do what she asks (and there isn't THAT much) you'll pass. The only bad thing is her vocabulary assignment, this isn't elementary!

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do your work, dont slack and you'll be fine

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Soooo boring that even Teletubies become interesting!

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really fun class.

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Her classes are interesting. HEr assigments are so easy. 5 free points here, 10 free points there...so easy. She's very understanding, it's not boring. no poems

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SHE IS THE HARDEST ENGLISH TEACHER I EVER HAD, AND IF YOU ARE USED TO GETTING 80'S OR HIGHER IN ENGLISH, THEN I WISH YOU LUCK WITH THIS TEACHER!!

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Very Hard Marker.Expects Lotsa Work but Class is entertaining.

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She is THE hardest english teacher I have ever had. Classes are alrite, watch a lot of movies, but a lot of work. She expects a lot.

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she needs to take a chill pill once in awhile

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Fun classes, interesting, she doesn't take well to slacking off

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She is the worst teacher i ever had, dosn't care if you pass or fail.

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Hard maker, don't take her

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