Average 4.27 based on 59 teacher ratings
Dena Esses is a Math teacher at Earl Haig Secondary School located in North York, Ontario. When comparing Dena Esses' ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Dena Esses' ratings are above the average of 4.18 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Earl Haig Secondary School is 4.0 stars.
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Ms.Esses is a very sweet person. I like how she gets into math and gives out lollypops for tests etc. The only problem is that she can't teach math. My class average is in the low 60's! She's sweet and nice but I don't understand while she teaches in class, my class tries hard but doesn't succeed, and sometimes she treats us like we are 4:(

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I had her in grade 9, great teacher, funny, made math class fun, the lollipops during tests were the best part though

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Ms. Esses was not my favourite teacher. She refused to teach me something because it was more advanced. One thing i did like about her was how she taught because she is very clear. You either love her or hate her.

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great teacher! gives out lollipops during tests! I feel like im in kindergarden sometimes XDDD

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Tries super hard to be funny. I think she's like a 4 year old kid, but somehow everyone in my class finds her funny??????? It's ridiculous. Soooooo boring and I didn't learn ANYTHING!!!! Very ill prepared for tests. The only way I managed to pass her ridiculous tests is through the homework she gives you everyday.

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She's an amazing teacher. She explains everything extremely well so as long as you pay attention in class and do the homework you don't have to study for tests and quizzes and even the exam.

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is obsessed with candy crush, laughs a lot and loves pink, great teacher but moves fast so if you miss a class, you're screwed

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A lot of the time you'll hear people say that their teacher is a good person but they're not good at teaching. Ms. Esses is the opposite, she's a good teacher but a terrible person.

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she tries her best to teach but her tests are kinda hard......

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ok so a lot of ppl failed math this year and blamed it on her but i thought she was a great teacher! she's nice but has a little devil inside her. still overall i liked her! her lessons r very good!!

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She teaches well but her tests are hard :(

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Very good teacher! nice and rewarding if you do all your work!

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she's an amazing teacher. yet gives a lot of homework, quizes and tests but they're for your own good. im enjoying my first year at haig with her. also she gives stickers and lollipops during tests and stuff. anyways she's just awesome but dont talk in class.

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her tests are so hard.. she puts so much stuff on it which she never taught. bad teacher.

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Extremely easy. So easy shes bad. I hate her. Shes slow. I'm asian. She goes by the slowest student in the class. Makes our class who knows lots stupid. She teaches some pretty slow ways of doing math, it makes it understand more, but its stupid. no offense. But shes really easy. So you get her, prepared to be bored, but 90

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Outstanding.

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She is one of the greatest teachers. She is absoluetly caring, outgoing, and clear. She teaches everything you need to know for TIPS quesitons. They may refer to past units even. And you must giver her credit that the questions are very well written and thought out. Her marking is perfectly fair and she enjoys what she is doing. She puts her all for all of the students.

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WHAT IS UP WITH HER TESTS?! SINCE WHEN DID I LEARN THIS STUFF AND DOES SHE REALLY EXPECT ME TO COMPLETE A 6 PG TEST AND STILL HAVE TIME TO FIGURE THE THINKING QUESTIONS?! SERIOUSLY...ITS 50% OF MY MARK. WTH.

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Math Rules

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You are good at teaching, but your tests are only 10% about what you taught, the rest is not obnoxious.

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even though the TIPS questions are obnoxious, she's the only teacher who gets you to the exam fully prepared.

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shes nice, and her quizzes are easy and stuff but when it comes to tests its like woah! whats happening...its like there completely random!

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best teacher ever !!!! sooooo funny :D

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BEST TEACHER EVER ! SOOOO FUNNY :D

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Worst teacher ever, she teaches great but her test has questions you would never SEE, she is like the hardest teacher ever, and if you ask why she says its not hard at all!!, you wont want her, year after year she has class averages below 60% but those same students in different classes get above 80 shes just to hard. she says its so prepare for exam, but by that time youve failed or just messed up. MATH TEACHERS SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO CREATE THEIR OWN TESTS ITS NOT FAIR,took the other classes test and got94

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Best teacher ever! Really fun to be with when teaching math

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Way hard, especially her tests. Harder than exams

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Probable one of my best teachers. She is very helpful and always makes sure you understand the math. She is very easy going. She also always makes the class laugh. For my first year at Haig State I'm thankful I have her as my teacher.

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I'm so thankful to have had her for two years in a row; that woman can teach! She has an amazing formula for each lesson and has impressive organizational skills! I love her stickers ;D

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Probably the best math teacher I've ever encountered. She deserves an award. For those of you who are going to have her as a teacher, 'gratz.

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best teacher ever!!! she makes math so easy and fun.

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shes a wicked teacher nice funny

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She is a FANTASTIC TEACHER! she is really helpful, optimistic, and really knows and enjoys math. but she gives to much hmwrk. Sometimes we need a break. Idn why everyone thinks her tests are hard- you can get it half or 3/4 right even if the answers are wrong.

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She is so great... really is a fantastic math teacher. Explains everything very thoroughly in nice big writing on the board, but lots of hw and hard tests ensue. She is so funny in the weirdest ways. very quirky, always talks about her kids (and kills tons of time, sweet). hard but in a good way.

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Really great and nice teacher!!!

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so funny and such a good teacher ! i actually get math because of her !

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Nice teacher but....LOTS OF HOME WORK

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she always puts on the BIGGEST face as a nice funny woman, but really she's cruel... She told my mom there was something wrong with me and she ignored any of my questions. The woman hated me.

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the best math teacher i have ever had.i used to hate math,but now i love it!!!

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TOO MUCH WORK! If I had the time to do all the work she assigns I'd be in enriched!

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shes really nice and makes sure you understand everything

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Esses is the bestest! shes such a sweet teacher, but she makes really hear tests. Her lessons are very clear though, so its all good :D

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she teaches really fast but she is one of my most understanding teachers..i love her even tho i had the lowest mark in her class

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well.... she made fun of our student teacher. :(. and those tests were ridiculous! never available for help either

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she is really nice and really helpful.

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She is a very very nice teacher but gives us very very hard tests! lol

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YA very hard test but a very very nice teacher

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She is very nice. She gives me a lot of work. I hope that i have her as a teacher next year!

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Excellent teacher. Good notes, clear explanation, ok-tests. What more do you want?

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She's awsome! her tests are really hard though.

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SHE IS GOOD!!!

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she's the best

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shez SO nice!!

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easy and nice

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she'z a really nice and awesum teacher!

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