I had her for Crime and Punishment and it was an okay class. The content is really interesting. However, some people say she is rude, but she is only rude to the people who do not pay attention(she's strict with phones). I consider her more sarcastic than rude. She is a bit all over the place when it comes to the notes. For the exams, most of the content comes from the book so I don't recommend relying on notes. She is extremely passionate about crime and is always open to help you out.
She is a great teacher who is very passionate about the topic. Class discussions, course content, is very interesting.
She grades fairly and is very helpful. I recommend taking her class.
I was placed into her Crime and Punishment course due to the fact that I was in law. Her name is actually Gina but they have yet to fix it on any of the school's documents/services. She's very sarcastic which could come off as rude, and she makes you feel stupid for asking questions, sometimes. She expects you to know everything from the textbook without going over it. Her tests are based on things you've never seen before. Don't recommend her at all.
Very sweet and understanding teacher. Her tests are not hard, she gives you hints a week before the test which resembles A LOT to the actual exam. Take her, she's a great teacher and her class is very interesting!
Best teacher I had at Vanier! Had very interesting lectures and always got the whole class involved! Took her for crime and punishment and sociology of youth culture if I could would've taken her again!!!
I took her for individual and society, she is very straightforward. She gives you notes every class, all you have to do is copy them down and study them (very easy and clear to understand). Tests are very easy if you study her notes because she gives no trick questions, she tests you on the material she gives you straight from the notes. It will take you 20 minutes to write her tests if you know your stuff. She makes everything easy to learn and understand. I would definitely take her again.
I took the Youth Culture and the Individual and Society course with Gilda and she is a very nice teacher who is helpful to students and gives them fair chances to improve in their course! Has a great sense of humour and you can tell she enjoys teaching!
I would recommend her classes 100 percent!
I HATED her class. Her exams are veered hard. Like she asks for really but really specific questions not general concepts and links and ideas. DO NOT recommend her at all
she's not that bad, dont think i would take her again. she didn't seem to like me much. her exam are really hard, but the research paper is super easy and the little questions about the documentary at the end of the semester too.
this teacher is the best! so funny too which made the class that more interesting.. taking her a second time
She is a really good teacher, anyone who thinks she's crazy are the students who were probably not taking the class seriously. She is not strict but she is serious about doing work. Although, she is a good teacher, good marker and has a sense of humor. She's friendly so long you remain respectful and know when to be serious in class. I would take her again for any class! You learn a lot in her classes. Good discussions and she's helpful. I absolutely recommend her!
She is actually a great teacher! Who is down to earth. I took her for C &P and she provided interesting case studies and lectures. I would take her again in a heart beat!
She`s actually a very bad teacher! like everyone said she`s crazy! I suggest not taking her because I say so
She is by far one of the best teachers I have had. Great sense of humour makes class interesting. Exams and essays are fair and cover both textbook and class notes. You barely notice the time go by that is how good the course is!
I took a Sociology of Youth Culture with this teacher and the course was interesting and fun. If you have a chance to take the course you won't regret it. Three tests, two papers, and material covers book and lectures given in class. She is fair, approachable and very helpful with her students. By far, best teacher I have had!
I took her for sociology of youth culture. She is actually a psychopath, yells and blurts out random stuff all the time. Nevertheless, her class is easy and she marks easily. But still, it doesn't make up for her psycoticness. If you can try to avoid her, I would.
I took her for IP and the course was well presented and organized. She is a lovely teacher who is very patient and explains the information in great detail. My experience of this course was very positive and I did very well in the course.
I found Ms. De Iaco to be a great teacher. Her course on C&P was very good and she provided details on various interesting theories and cases. She expects her students to be serious, which is a good thing because it motivates a student to want to learn. Exams, and essays are fair and cover notes and book. Her course is worth taking.
I took an integrative projects course with Gina. She is a kind and patient teacher who explained things over again until students really understood. She has a great sense of humour which also made learning this course fun!
I took a Crime and Punishment class with this teacher. The class lectures which were accompanied with ppt's were clear and understandable. The topics covered in class were interesting and I learned a lot from this course. Exams, paper and assignments were straight forward. Very approachable teacher makes herself available to students during office hours and through email and is very helpful. I really enjoyed this course and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about criminology.
Extremely disorganized and arrogant. She has a short fuse as well. Her teaching methods are straightforward, you come to class, takes notes from her PPT and thats it, you get 3 tests during the semester. Not approachable and seems to take things personally. Also she has a Phd which she loves to brag about. Take her if you can put up with all that.
She is EXTREMELY RUDE and I do not like her teaching methods. A few students(including myself) were late to class once because the metro stopped for 45 minutes and she had a fit. But the next class she was late by 10 minutes and had no excuse. The class material could be interesting if she taught it properly and didn't have so much attitude. She does not make the class enjoyable, especially at 8:30 am. Avoid this teacher, you'll thank me later!
took her for IP this last semester. I really did not enjoy her teaching style for multiple reasons. The class was at 8:30 in the morning and she would always arrive 10 mins late. Once she finally started the class (9:00) she talked about her personal life. Assignment instructions were very vague but she is a fair marker. I got a 90 in the class. Show up, do your work, and don't question her. She loves to throw her PhD in your face.
I'm afraid I may have had a bad run with Ms. De Iaco. Many reviewers seemed to have loved her, but besides her appeal as a person, I found her class absolutely horrible. Every day she read off slides prepared by the textbook publisher, which she often misunderstood or ridiculed, and her tests would cover huge swathes of the textbook that we hardly covered in class (since she only gives a cursory explanation of boring slides). Maybe a nice person, but a disappointing teacher.
I think she has to be the most sarcastic teacher at vanier. Her lectures and notes are good, her tests at the beginning seemed difficult but got better and she also gives you hints so that's good.
Honestly, the people who rated her badly scared me! She really is a great teacher and she's really funny and sarcastic, I loved her! Her exams weren't that bad, I got a 90 on the first one and would'v
As a science student taking her as a complimentary teacher was quite demanding, hard to stay on track and each of her tests consist of at least 100 pages of the subject you need to know. Nice person t
She is Great, best teach. I have ever had...she rocks!!!
Great teacher! Organized and interesting. Great lectures and fun debates. You have to take this teacher!
Best teacher I have ever taken, very organized, fun and makes class interesting.
She is awesome. I never found her to be disrespectful to her students. She is nice and is always helpful. Highly recommend! We had a class where students acted real immature.
if you want to pass and not get insulted in class just respect her and her PhD degree because she is so proud of it, then you gona pass, similarly show some interest in her teaching style.
Good teacher in general, don't skip classes, the notes are clear and her test are pretty straight forward. Study and you'll get an 80% & + everytime
Shes a atough teacher, but she's fair and her classes are always interesting. She helps you out too , shes not so bad, shes a good teacher.
Nice teacher, gives straightforward tests, notes are clear and easy to understand won't regret taking her class!
Great teacher she has inspired me to go to university. She expects only the best from her students, if you want to be challenged and learn something valuable, take her class.
Extremely funny teacher. Her stories are so funny. Although she explains her pp slides well, she doesn't clarify what will be on the tests. sometimes she tends to embarrass/ humiliate students.
Worst teacher ever. Takes her an entire class to get through a chapter of notes and all she does if read from the PowerPoint Presentation word for word and then points out the obvious. Can't Teach
Do your work, go to class, and you won't have a problem. She's very nice, understanding and she practically tells you what's on the exam every time you ask her for helpful hints.
AWESOME teacher! She's so nice, and so hilarious! She's got a ton of great stories, and she's very helpful and animated during class. I never lose interest in what she's talking about! TAKE HER!
Cool and upbeat Prof. classes are interesting, worth taking her courses...Had her twice, too bad cannot take her class again, just awesome!!!
Class and topic is always interesting and love the case studies she provides as examples for criminology class
Very passionate about criminology! it shows that she really loves her job and thats nice in a teacher. I loved her knowledge and experience. TIP: Study the book for exams! But listen to her!
You either love her or hate her. Personnally I found her fun and she has an enjoyable persona - at times a little over the top but that was part of the fun in going to her classes.
She is simply the most wonderful woman i have ever met. She's so caring and passionate. Of all the teachers ive come across she's the ony that always puts a smile on my face. Take her please !
very outgoing and social teacher, her classes are never boring. she just appears to be weird at first but ull eventually get used to her way of teaching
You gotta luv her, she is cool, easy going, and the best!!!
Easy marker, easy tests, clear notes, intressting class, repeats until you got it, a little weird, funny, sweet, hates grammar mistakes, likes points that are "short and to the point. overall:amazing
You have to have attitude in order to like her. She's really nice and caring underneath it all but she doesn't just spread the love. Lots of notes, easy tests actually.. Take her if you have character
terrible woman , if you can drop her or not take her at all, use your chance. Disorganized, annoying, not helpful at all. Gives the same lecture 3 times and only one question about it on the test.
DO NOT TAKE THIS WOMAN her tests are very hard and irrelivant to the notes.Always goes off topic, yells for no reason, is very very very very irritating and repeats things that don't matter .
screams and yells from nowhere. unfunny jokes.has favorites. exams too hard dsn,t come from notes. cancells classes. stay home, read the book.don,t waste yr time. she acts very weird. AVOID IF YOU CAN
I liked her alot but her only teacher method is projecting her notes on that screen thing. It gets to mcsh and your hands ache from notes.
Best teacher i've had so far at Vanier! Knows what shes talking about, easy grader and easy exams! Always show respect and never answer back. Read the books & you'll do fine! Very much recommended!
Good teacher...Tends to have good days and bad...Very upfront about it too. Dont be afraid to show who you really are-stand up for yourself, she likes that. Easy tests, easy marker, disorganized tho.
annoying teacher, speaks fast and raises her vocie out of nowhere, expects you to know everything, and she gives alot of work, annoying work that is
Three words describe Gina, Cool, Interesting, Swift! She knows her stuff, there is no question, you would love going to class listening to her speak. You're the Best Miss!
shes coucou!! shes a good teacher but she can start yelling for absolutley no reason. She seems mad when she talks, her voice just keeps rising like shes gonna burst. shes funny...sometimes. shes ok but do everything she says!
(criminology)...she has a big personality (watch out). as a teacher: she knows what she's talking about and is interesting. for the tests: read the book!! even tiny details are important. assignts are super easy and straight-forward. don't come in late and walk in front of the projector (she hates that) and do in-class assgnts (easy marks).
she is a good teacher. makes class interresting as possible. but her tests are sort of hard so read the book like everything (not only her notes)
I loved this teacher, it's true, she does pick favorites (i was one) but all her favorites are the people who show her respect and show interest in her course! AND NEVER QUESTION HER ACADEMIC BACKGROUND OR KNOWLEDGE! A kid in our class learned the hard way, he was wong anyway, great teacher, she has funny stories, and it's funny to watch he pronounce peoples names, it takes her a while, so don't get offended! Oh and every now and then, as she lectures she starts to yell... don't be surprised...
The best sociology teacher in the world. I love her sooo much and if you get to know her the way I did , shes an amazing person and cares about her students wants them to pass and succeed in life. Explains the material perfectly and even gives you the answers to the test. Gina you're an amazing teacher and I'll miss you alot!!!
She is the best, her classes are interesting and fun! Take her class and you won't regret it....
Gina is the best,plain and simple if you dont like her then CALL SOME ONE WHO CARES!!!! lol honestly she will make you learn and you will enjoy doing her work because its interesting,
she is the best teacher i had so far at vanier she try to understand her student and trys to work with them . she makes the classes worth going to. she is the best!!!!
This teacher rocks - This is already the 2nd time i have her. She is funny, but she can get annoyed with ppl at times - gives u what u need 2 study 4 the test - she is a fair marker and she is always there 2 help - SHES AWESOME!
She has a real "out there" personality, be prepared! She really is nice and helpful.
Gina is one of the best teachers I ever had at Vanier College. She goes beyond the text book and takes her time to explain things. If you do your work and come to class, you will not regret taking her class. She is fabulous and cares about her students.
GREAT TEACHER I HAD HER FOR 2 CLASSES THIS SEMESTER, I PASSED BOTH AND HAD A GREAT TIME, THE ONLY THING THAT SUX IS I WONT BE ABLE TO HAVE HER AGAIN...
Nice teacher, but can get a bit antsy when you raise something that bothers her, best not to cross her if you don't want to get picked on. Takes time to teach the material and gives good class assignments that aren't too hard to complete, starts interesting class discussions on current issues.
She's very funny! take her class you won't fall asleep!
Two words describe Gina Smart Person she knows her material very well and her classes are fun to attend take her you wont regret it :D
Really great teacher! she laughs and jokes all calss but somehow we still learn everything that we need to know. take her.
Amazin teacher, makes the class enjoyable, she likes to crack jokes, and have fun, lots of debates and discussions and movies, she's just like a teenager!! Koo teacher!
This teacher is completely amazing, she makes her lectures interesting and she is passionate about the topic and very nice and full of spunk!
the most amazing sociology teacher makes her classes so interesting and shes funny.....impossible to get bored in her class shes the best
coolest teacher ever..i took her twice...very clear material...all her classes are interesting...
I loved her!I had her twice and I got over 90 both times!She's the best!She makes her classes interesting and her tests are easy.
Excellent teacher. She can be a little too direct, it's her way or no way.