Average 3.61 based on 57 teacher ratings
Mrs. Declara is an English teacher at St. Jean De Brebeuf Secondary School located in Hamilton, Ontario. When comparing Mrs. Declara's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Mrs. Declara's ratings are below the average of 4.18 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at St. Jean De Brebeuf Secondary School is 4.2 stars.
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Worst and most unfair teacher I've ever had. She would always pick on me for even just talking and get mad at me. She also picks favourites. During the exam she gave me a 50 on the exam because I went off topic and used different characters then she said to use. If you ever get this teacher switch out. By fair the worst teacher ive ever had, her marking is also way too hard for highschool.

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Very challenging teacher, but if you pay attention and do the work, you will be completely fine. Grade 9 English was by far my lowest English mark, but as a result of what I learned in her class, I ended up achieving much higher in the later grades (about 20% increase from Grade 9 to Grade 12), and that is when marks really matter, so focus less on your marks in lower grades, and more on learning. All in all, she will make it tough but it will be worth it!

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I had her as my grade 9 English teacher and I was told to try to switch out of her class. I was a pretty bad student in her class and I believe I was failing at the time of midterms; not due to her faults, but my own. She was a fantastic teacher and had I paid more attention, I'm sure I would have passed with a much higher grade. If you actually pay attention to what she says, you'll definitely learn a lot from her.

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Before her class I had never written an essay in my life and she told us she new that. BUT THEN she expected all of us to have the grammar and writing skill of a college student majoring in English. CALM DOWN WITH YOUR EXPECTATIONS

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shes a great teacher, i have 87% rn, if you are a struggling student i reccomend not being in her class. she is a tough marker. but overall, a very very very nice lady!! dont compare teaching skills with personality - they're two very different things. love her so far!!!

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Mrs. DeClara has unrealistic expectations of students in Academic and University level courses. I do not recommend her.

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Mrs. DeClara consistently gets a bad rap, BUT if you go into her class interested, curious, willing to give and take, she will be on your side. She's been teaching a long time (I had her in the mid-90s) and she set the tone for my post-secondary studies in Humanities and Education. I've had a successful career in alternative education and I have her to thank for it. I see her at Starbucks sometimes and always want to wrap her up in a warm hug. Great lady. Thanks, Mrs. D <3

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At first I really liked her teaching, and I didn't want to be switched out to the other teachers, but I regret that thought. Mrs DeClara is probably the hardest teacher I've ever had. English was my worst subject and she really made it a challenge. I did good on the tests but paragraphs and essays were marked really hard. Every time we would get stuff back the class was in an uproar. All I can say is good luck, and try to get on her good side.

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Made me hope that i would fall over and hit my head in the shower

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very difficult marker, i'm pretty sure she has rarely gave someone over a 80 percent.

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When everyone in school has a goal to switch out of her class, why is she still employed?

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good at teaching what you need to know but she yells alot :\

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Amazing english teacher! But seriously her marking is just insane. She shouldn't be a grade 9 teacher. Pretty surprised I ended her class with an 82%.

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You'll probably hate her- but you'll learn something that will help you later in your english classes (ie essay writing). Just pray that you don't have her in Grade 11 or 12 when grades actually count.

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An excellent teacher, but she brutally hard. She marks as though you should be writing at the university level.

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Me and my two friends once spent the whole class counting how many times she said, "people", "okay" and "alrighty", I think that she was close to 150 in total and there was still 40 minutes of class left!

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She was a good teacher. If you're not a good writer, then she tries to make you one. Her marking may be somewhat tough, but it helped me improve. I never had any problems doing well, and I found her teaching to be very effective. If you can't write well, then you shouldn't be taking academic/university level courses.

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I think of all my high school teachers I have like you the least. I am a good student. I pay attention, and I work hard. But you consistently gave me poor marks, not because of my style of writing, or talent, but because you didn't agree with my thesis statements. I think your student would do better if you marked based on talent and effort instead of opinion.

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"you people" and "alrighty" those are definately her favourtie sayings .. shes okay , she just makes random jokes and you have to laugh at them to make her like you .. seriously if you have her .. get prepared for a boreing 75 minutes ;)

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srsly if you have this teacher just laugh at her jokes (even if its obviously a sarcastic laugh) and you'll end up her favourite student in the class.

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not a bad teacher, i learned discipline in your class as a student. Except for the time when...you said "I do not want to see anyone with their head down during this movie or I will get you in big trouble" and I ended up falling asleep and being waken up at the end of the movie by you. HAHAHAHA funny stuff

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Mrs Declara was overall, a nice teacher.. pretty much if you failed you deserved it

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i must admit u were a hard marker but u got me in shape for university english...all in all, i thought u were awesome miss..a liltt e misunderstood i guess lol, good lookin out

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declara is such a hard marker...i didn't fail her class...but i didn't do to well in it either..this year with a different teacher and i finished with a better mark

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you are the hardest teacher i have ever had. I didnt fail but I'm lucky considering my friends did. You marked everything so hard I almost died! you're jokes aren't funny either, but you are a nice person

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ur usually nice and stuff but my god, u wanna mark that hard go to a post secondary school. and ur jokse ARE NOT FUNNY.

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wow she was such a hard teacher.. english was soo different with other teachers..and soo much easier..

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She was nice and all but she should take it easy on marking the essays.. wow..

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worst teacher I've ever had... by far. She is such a hard marker.

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you were kinda annoying and rude in the begining.. i was kinda scared to have you but in the end it was worth it cause you were a good teacher. thanks for helping me ..dont listen to the failures who hated you! :)

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miss you are not as bad as some say. you are a nice person and are a very good teacher, who explains things well and provides goos examples. you are a very tough and strict marker. just do your homework and be very specific when doing your work and you will do fine in her class.

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DONT TALK SO FREAKING MUCH UR SO ANNOYING WHEN U TALK ER.......

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just finished university, still the hardest, worst teacher, no justification for bad marks. marks on mood and fails ppl who differ on opinion. 1/2 class failed.

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Very good teacher!.. learned alot from her .. got me very confident for gr 10 english! thanks miss!

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Im learning lots and thats all that matters. Bad teachers are many but this one is good.

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ur nice i guess but aaaaa ur vioce

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TOTALLY UNDER RATED! Ya she is hard but it's 2 prepare u... it wouldn't be fair 2 us if she was bird! Ask 4 help if u don't understand, it's not a hard concept!

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All you guys have to do is particpate and do your homework. most people don't, no wonder she gets mad at you all. Mrs DeClara was cool!

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not a nice teacher

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She's nice. Good teacher. I don't understand one thing. I got 100% on all my quizes. Then I get my writing assignment back and 66%? Every 1 said mine was good.

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borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring

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AWWHHHHH! LOL stop being mean to her !! omg shes sooo nice ..just be nice to her and she'll return it back!!!..

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She plays favorites, and she hated me. All I can say is we aren't pro writers, so EASE up. We can't learn if you leave no room for error.

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awesome..always do those newspaper crosswords, u know i gotta help her out;)..lol miss u rock

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Just a heavy marking teacher

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Plays favourites all the time. She marks in moods. Assigns a lot of work and is way too critical on marking presentations.

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easy and explains very well

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she explains very well, and she is very nice teacher

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k bud u get up in front of 30+ ppl n teach them stuff they dont feel like learnin.u gotta have RESPECT for someone like that!!she will help u if JUS ASK!

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MRS. DECLARA IS A FAIR TEACHER. AS LONG AS YOU DO YOUR WORK, THEN WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM.

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I hate you miss

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mono tone voice!!!..... Ok Peeepole

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if ur lazy of course ur gonna do bad.shes nice and awesome! gr8t teacher

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She's very clear .. if you don't study you won't like her.

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what a great teacher .. so nice

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An AMAZING teacher!

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