Average 4.16 based on 61 professor ratings
Gemma Albanese is a History professor at Dawson College located in Montreal, Quebec. When comparing Gemma Albanese's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Gemma Albanese's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Dawson College is 4.02 stars.
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I LOVED HER CLASS !!! BEST HISTORY TEACHER EVER!! Yes, she is a hard marker, but only because she wants her students to learn and be prepared for university. Professor Albanese is very helpful and friendly when you get to know her. I recommend her 100%; she makes her class as interesting as possible and always cracks jokes ! :D

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I enjoy History very much & excelled at it all throughout my high school years, I understood every concept presented in this class &she's clear in her lectures but she marks WAY too hard. She has one big essay for the course & while many people thought it would be something to bring up their marks as the instructions page was not asking for a lot. She corrected it way too harshly. She was asking for things in her corrections that were not specified in the instructions. I would not recommend her.

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She is very organized when it comes to her lectures,but it is important that you pay attention. She is an extremely difficult grader as well. However, she is really a great teacher, she explains everything clearly and is willing to answer questions as well. The only downside is her grading, but other than that she is one of the best history teachers I ever had. I really enjoyed her class and would highly recommend her but only to students who are willing to work and who can take good notes.

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Some teachers at Dawson are on your side and want you to succeed. That is not the case for Gemma. Gemma provides clear lectures and notes but when it comes to exams and assignments, she looks for ways to deduct marks and has made comments in class that suggest she enjoys doing so. Despite being a harsh grader who can be cynical, you can still do relatively well in her course so long as you take notes, study, and pay attention during lectures.

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I recommend but u need to record her courses cause she speaks so fassssst and so I recorded my courses with her

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This woman is so knowledgeable and funny. If you are a motivated student, are a good note-taker (her notes on the board are very organized so it's easy to organize the info in your notes), and listen attentively in class, you will do just fine in her class. She is meticulous and picky but it's because she expects the best from her students; she wants to get out your potential. Do your work and study and you'll do great. She makes the most mundane material so interesting. Excellent prof.

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Condescending, rude, difficult marking for no absolutely no reason - I am normally a high 80s, low 90s student and could barely acquire a 70 in her course - and complete lack of empathy and care for her students. Many people defend her on the basis that she is knowledgeable, but a TRUE professor does not seek to undermine their students nor destroy their desire to learn. I have no idea why she is still teaching at Dawson and have complained about her numerous times to the department

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She is one of the most knowledgeable and interesting history teachers, and I honestly enjoyed her class and the way that she taught. However, take her at your own risk. She is an extremely, extremely hard marker and expects the work that you hand in to be exactly what she wants. A lot of hard work but definitely an interesting class. Would probably not take her class again but would sit in on a lecture any day.

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Gemma is not a nice person. She goes very quickly in class and makes rude condescending comments. She believes she is above all and is pretty mean. She made me cry when asking her for help. She is not sympathetic in the slightest. AVOID her!

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I had Gemma for QM and I absolutely adored her. Her sense of humour is amazing and makes going to class much more bearable. She is a fair marker, very very helpful to those who do not understand. All around amazing teacher and woman.

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Now listen, you take this teacher at your own risk. She knows her stuff to the tee and she explains her course material with such perfection that she expects too much from her students. What I like about is that you don't need to read the textbook as long as you take notes which can get tedious at times. Also, she's by far the HARDEST MARKER at Dawson and her class average is beyond tragic. I won't take her again.

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Hardest marker she takes off marks for very little things. Shes extremely sarcastic and has no pity for anyone.

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RIP to anyone who has to take her This semester. May the odds ever be in ur favor. F**k you Gemma hope u go to h3ll
U psycho b**Ch !!!!!!!

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She makes the material more graspable, but she is the meanest teacher I have ever had.

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She is not that of a bad teacher honestly; she knows her stuff and she tries to simplify the material so everybody can understand. However, she is not approachable AT ALL and her sarcasm sometimes goes too far. Constantly repeating that you are evil and that you don't care about your students or that you like to see us fail doesn't make a good impression... Take this teacher at your own risks. You might dislike her unless she likes you.

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She is the strictest marker. Very hard marker. The way she divides the marks on her tests is very bad. She has no pity for her students.

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She is the strictest marker. Very hard marker. The way she divides the marks on her tests is very bad. She has no pity for her students.

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I loved her ! She is a very interesting teacher and knows the material very well. Just take good notes, attend the classes and show her you're into it. She is strict and very meticulous though

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She is such a bore!! Plus she is so mean and strict! She is a really hard marker! Dont take her if you dont want to be bored and have a hard time! She is a pain!

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She is such a bore!! Plus she is so mean and strict! She is a really hard marker! Dont take her if you dont want to be bored and have a hard time! She is a pain!

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Just show that you actually care, and you're totally set. She's very meticulous, and more than willing to re-explain things and answer questions. If you want to make sure you're ready for university,

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she is extremly hard! and super strict hard marker!, class is so boring... no texting no talking. take lots of notes

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I have graduated from Dawson years ago, but I still remember Prof. Albanese as one of the finest professors. She was very professional, knowledgeable and overall an excellent prof. Fair marker from wh

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The best history teacher i have ever had. Notes are super organized and structured and basically gives you what's on the test. Just study hard and be able to retain the info and its a 90 from her

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She's not the easiest marker, but if you can't handle her class, don't set your sites on university because you probably don't belong there.

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Take this teacher if you really want a challenge. You'll learn everything there is to know about the subject she is teaching. She will force you to prove it too through grueling exams and assignments.

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A hard marker, but an excellent, organized and clear teacher. Don't be afraid to approach her for help on assignments, she's a lot nicer than she may seems at first.

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if you take good notes and show up you will get good. she's a really hard marker though i would not recommend her

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Good teacher but hard marker. Do not skip this class. If you take notes then you will do well.

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very hard marker but i still really liked her. if you come to class and write down everything she says, you'll do well. she explains everything very clearly and is very helpful!

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Very hard marker. She is a good teacher but her tests are graded very harshy. Very picky!

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She's a tough marker and she expects a lot. With that said, I'd like to say that she is one of the best teachers I've ever had. Very inspiring.

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She is the best teacher I have had at Dawson. Her lectures are entertaining, but make sure you take good notes to do well on her tests.

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She is an awesome teacher... Although she focuses on details (in essays), she is not boring at all during her lectures and she's very funny. She loves Napoleon.

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Shes gives very good notes but she marks very very hard! Exam mark is mostly based on essays, and shes the hardest marker ever, i didn't like her at all! Usually get 90's and she gives like a 70 max!

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Kinda hard... She's an expert in what she's doing, she seems to be a perfectionist, and she has a gift for lecturing. She's very sarcastic, too. Great overall, but not easy.

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Yeah she has good notes.. but she marks super hard and all her quizzes and tests are HARD!!.. i didnt like this class and i dont recommend her ..

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You will learn so much from her. Go to class, take good notes, and be thoughtful and CAREFUL in your writing (esp. the Germinal essay). Start reading Germinal as soon as you can and take notes on it!

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very funny! listen and take good notes in class and you'll do find. She does expect you to give specific answers on exams but if you're notes are good you'll do fine. helpful during office hours

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class was hard but she makes a lot of good points in her feedback on exams and on the paper. she just lectures and doesn't care if you show up or not. if you don't, though, you'll be lost studying.

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notes are essential, hard grader but its ok cuz the class generally doesn't do well. Study + show up = u'll do great. Pretends not to care + very sarcasitc..great tchr

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Shes really a tough teacher and expects a lot from you on her tests and essays. Overall she explains very well and there is A LOT of notes to take every class. If you dont take the notes you will f

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if ur lazy don't take this class..she's no nonsense, good notes, no textbk required, test r detailed cross your t's dot your i's, don't talk in class, very helpful, nice shoes too!

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had her for history. she is absolutely amazing, very witty, knows everything about the topic. dont take her if you're not ready to do the work, though. you have to show up to class, take good notes and make an effort. but its worth it.

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Inspiring, witty, makes you want to pay attention (and you'll have to -she likes details and is very precise) Pretends not to care but really does. Do your work, take an interest, you'll get a lot out of her class. Scary only at first.

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she's a cool teacher. very witty, sarcastic. pretends to enjoy making us suffer and work hard, but doesn't really mean it. entertaining in her lectures, easy to pay attention to her. watch out on her essays though, she's picky..

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One of the best teachers at Dawson, but be prepared to work really hard for her! She is very picky, but at least she takes the time to read her students papers.

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very effective teaching methods. best for independently motivated students. she encourages students to give a full effort. a little too sarcastic at times

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tough, tough marker, very picking. expects a lot, but is an incredible teacher. very sarcastic and funny. pretends misanthropy, but is sweet at heart. take her.

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she is confident, funny, strict & pushes her students to rise to the highest of expectations. she is clearly passionate about history,tells it just like a story

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she is super sarcastic-its a trip! but she is an amazing teacher, wish i could take her again

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TO PICKY ABOUT LITTLE THINGS. NOT FUN.

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best history teacher ever! loved her!

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nice lady. if you listen and do things like she says you will be fine.

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She expects too muuch. hard marker and very very pickyabout intricate details

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She is an amazing teacher, but her tests are hard, and she is super sarcastic

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Her lectures are interesting and easy to understands. She also gives amazing notes. However, she expects a lot on exams. Basically, do your work.

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She's really sarcastic, funny, and straight forward. She's picky about little details, but not a hard marker.

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She's comical and her class is easy, all u have to do is ask.

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Res. Meth. is easy, she is nice and funny! Only have to go to 1 class out of 3!

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