Average 3.56 based on 69 professor ratings
Helen Binik is an English professor at John Abbott College - CEGEP located in St Anne De Bellevue, Quebec. When comparing Helen Binik's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Helen Binik's ratings are below the average of 4.16 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at John Abbott College - CEGEP is 4.07 stars.
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Helen is a nice lady! Her tests are obvious answers if you listen and read your texts. She's a hard grader but it's easy to get 75+. I would recommend her but she's retiring.

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Helen is a fantastic teacher. She is extreamly helpful and a very interesting.

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Oh Helen. I took her for my 103 English class, "Love and Death". She's a really hard marker and REFUSES any point of view/interpretation that isn't her own, so make sure that you know what she thinks about a story before writing about it. Her class taught me how to analyze literature thoroughly, but also how to die over an English class.

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she is very knowledgeable and teaches you more about how to write than any other teacher but she is a harder marker but it's not hard to do well if you just go to class, I went to most of her classes high and ended with a 79%

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I thought she'd be so much worse based off of the reviews but shes really not that bad. Classes are basically spent discussing the texts so you know exactly what she wants from the essays and midterm. She's strict but really not that bad. Very minimal work required

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She counts essays for 25% each which is too much in my opinion and shes a hard marker

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Helen is nice but is also very strict. In her class you definitely learn how to understand and analyze literature. it's just not in a very interesting way. She's not the worst but i wouldn't recommend her for a first semester english class.

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Just don't take her.

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if you want to improve your english take her class!!!!

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She is crazy, she is very one track minded and typically not open to other opinions. if you are on her good side you will be okay but you will not enjoy the class either way. word of advice stay on top of your work and start the essays early, It will save you

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She is a very mean teacher!! She is quick to put someone down if she doesn't like their opinion and she will pick on you a lot if she doesn't like you!! Her class is so boring and she is really scary, dont take her!! It was not worth getting fridays off...

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Very boring class.. But work is minimal (2 essays, 1 midterm test & a small assignments). Would not recommend if you're looking to get an easy grade in english. do not take!

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Her class is very boring, too much class discussion and she is not usually open to students perspectives on certain things. She can be nice, but not overly approachable.

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She is a very picky marker. A lot of class discussion, every argument you make she comes up with a counter argument. I didn't really enjoy her class.

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She is an amazing teacher. She helped me so much throughout my second semester and I love the way she teaches. She makes class interesting and she really knows her stuff. Make sure you show up to class and do your readings. She is a strict marker but your writing skills will improve. Take her if you really want to learn and improve in English.

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She is an amazing teacher! She is super nice and funny. Just make sure you hand in all the little homework assignments in class and participate

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she is a very hard marker and if she does not like u she wil mark you very hard but will learn how to improve writting

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kicks people out of class for nothing,is judgemental,hard marker,snobby.She gets angry when you don't say good morning to her.but you will learn a lot and writing will improve. interesting stories

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She's alright...but her classes are pretty boring. Although she takes things very easy.

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VERY BORING !! you literally need scotch tape to keep your eyes open during her class ... taking her is just sad so don't !!

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Dont take her unless your planning on failing.. Enough said.

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Many don't pay attention and will fail because of it. If you do the readings and listen to what she says, you'll be fine. Very nice person if you need help. She does have a very strong personal opinion...

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worst teacher ever, she shuts students opinions down so no one wants to participate anymore, she is also a hard marker. but not a lot of work, only 2 test and 2 essays. do not take her!

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Class: Understanding Literature. Binik makes english pretty interesting. She is very clear when it comes to HW and Tests. Her grading is very reasonable. Overall one of the best English teachers I have ever had

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I liked her a lot.Her class was pretty easy and she's an easy marker. Just do your work and it should be smooth sailing.

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I liked her a lot. The only people who did badly were the slackers. If you put in effort you'll get good marks! She's helpful too.

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DO NOT TAKE HER! Her classes are so boring and the only right opinion is her own. If you have a different idea then hers she'll disagree with you right away.

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such a mean teacher...

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Kind and helpful, but has difficult essays and is inhumanly boring overall.

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worst english teacher ever. boring. and she always disagrees with you. i had her my first semester and all we did (literally) was grammar every single week!

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Honestly, her classes are boring. Whenever you share your interpretation of a literary work, she will most likely disagree with it. Also, she thinks that a lot of people plagiarize their essays when in fact they didn't (me).

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Her classes are the most boring ones!! You will fall asleep!!! Her essays are hard to do and shes is so strict in the corrections! And she always says comon people this is not rocket science!!!! DONT TAKE HER

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If you want to take an english class make sure that your teacher is not Helen Binik. She seems nice the first week and then turns into the worst teacher I've ever had. She gives a lot of readings and expects your full attention in everysingle class and she is a very hard marker. If you want to pass english do not take her.

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she the best english teacher a french person can have! easy marker and there to help you! very interesting subjects too!

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Amazing teacher. Really knows her stuff and does interesting things in class. She's strict about attendance but she gives extra help if you need it.

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She's pretty strict. If you're really good in english you'll do fine though...

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Boring class, makes you want to fall asleep. All her assignments are to the book, so expect to get assignments back with marks off, having to re-write it over and over again till its right. Overall, don't take her unless your looking to fail! Avoid this class, lots of better teachers in JAC.

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meh... too bad she's so strict on attendance *yawn*

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great teacher... you'll work hard and enjoy it....

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take her only if u don't have much choice. just pretend you agree with everything she says and you should be fine.

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she is amazing. she basically tells you everything you need to know - so take notes!! - & another amazing thing: she doesn't make you do speeches. she can be boring, but hey it's better than a speech. i think she is amazing.

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All you have to do is write down the important things dealing with the stories, etc.. then memorize them for the test. The entire test is regurgitating what she told you.

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There's lots of better english teachers at jac. Try and avoid this one! you'll hate going to class.

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An okay teacher, but thinks she knows it all. Wouldn't really recommend taking her class if you want to do well and like english. She's rather bias and mean.

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Very disorganized teacher!! Picks on her students all the time, isn't interested in their opinions in class discussions and is an unfair/harsh marker. Ruined English for me!

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Not a BAD teacher but also not great. Thinks she knows it all and isnt very open to ideas in discussions. Tends to make favorites and picks on other kids.

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Just do the work and you'll fly under the radar and pass ... most people don't even take the time to do anything in her class soo your crc goes up .. not easy work but definetly interesting

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As long as you pay attention, you'll get the grades. I would recommend her.

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BORING!Exams hard,doesn't explain what she wants in detail, talks n rambles all 2 long on the same topic.PICKS on ppl!

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Her class was boring. The essays were hardly mark. Useless class. Made me hate english even more!

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Insists on making everything so literal to the "theme" of a story, which gets annoying. Don't think my writing improved because of her. Thinks she knows it all

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great teacher, I enjoyed her very much, easy marker when you do the work and listen in class.I think shes fantastic

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She makes you feel stupid, she is interesting to listen to in class but shes exspects too much

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She's a tough teacher just cause she doesn't like slackers.If u do the work,u'll be fine.She's really thorough during lectures,u'll learn a lot

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Easy course, mean teacher, not clear, only teacher I ever had that got mad at you for not understanding and consistently flipped out towards the class

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Good teacher overall. Really wants her students to participate. Could seem like she;s imposing her opinion on you at times. If you do the work, nothing to worry

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Not a bad teacher. a tough marker. but she's nice.

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i liked her course, the whole short story thing was cool enough, the discussions were very interesting as well

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Great teacher. Funny, smart, knows her stuff.

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GOOD teacher, but tough

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Take it if you wanna try to fail! You can't imagine how demanding she is...

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she is way too hard

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this class is hard, I suggest u pick someone else, not good teacher...

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I liked this course a lot. I got into Writing Tutors with it.

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She's not a bad teacher - we just read short stories then talk about them...easy

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She is a goos Teacher, helped me get into Writing Tutors

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