Don't take her if you have the option! Getting a good grade was near impossible, her opinion is the only one that exists. Treats everyone like they're incompetent.
She was very hard on most of us. The only tip I can give you is to do exactly as she says. She is not the kind of teacher that is open-minded about your ideas (which might differ from hers). Just repeat what she says in your exams!
Overall pretty good teacher. She is strict on grammatical rules but if you do what she tells you its not very hard to pass. Knows what she's talking about and isn't strict on late assignments.
Even if her ratings are not very good here, i liked her a lot. She is very passionate about her subject and doesn't pass you if you don't deserve it, which is the way it's supposed to be! Recommended
For your own safety do not take her, even if it means dropping the class just do it. She is unimaginably strict and the hardest marker I have ever seen.
Awesome teacher. Took my writing to a whole new level; very picky though. Be ready to work.
If you like explaining the obvious and psychoanalyzing text, than her class is for you, but overall, her teaching method is ineffective. Your views mean nothing to her; she leaves no time for feedback
If you want to pass you need to see things the way she sees it...your opinion wont be good. And she seems lost really often/ unorganized .
Helen is awesome! She's gotten pretty bad ratings on here but I found her very lively and learned a lot from her course, it wasn't boring at all. She's a fair marker too, and very helpful
I loved her and thought she was a great teacher! She's so nice, and I learned a lot from her class. Everyone says her classes are boring but I enjoyed her lectures
I've never had under 95 in english before this course. Avoid like the plague, as someone said below. She's one of those 'your opinion is wrong' types of teachers, frustrating since her own interpretations tend to be abstract.
Beyond Reason required a lot of detailed analysis of the short stories/novel we covered. Helen is reasonable as a teacher and expects near university level writing which is fine if you can do it, I felt bad for second language students and those who's writing is not at that level. She's fair and a great teacher otherwise.
She is okay, but she is a very hard marker, class average was 63, or somthing, she is nice when you talk to her head to head, but is average teacher during class, plus their is a lot of readings.
good side: more or less easy marker, tries to help u if sh sees dat u have difficulties, readings are short. bad side: confusing (u nvr kno wat shes rly looking for), rude, very bias, odd.
the worst english teacher i ever had. However she is a very nice person who will help you to do well in her class, but if you dont do what she wants ...well you fail!( writing essays in her class was horrible you have to writ
I'm not sure why she has such a bad rating. You have lots of reading and quizzes but the stories are usually short and the quizzes are easy and she always gives bonus marks. She even gives bonus marks on final exams so kids do better. Make sure to get on her good side at the start and it's smooth sailing afterwards, just show up on time and participate every now and then. Only 2 essays and she is a very generous marker, she is looking for ways to pass you. I got 94% and only put like an hour a week.
If you're going to take her for intersession, I highly recommend her (not sure if she's the same during a semester). She's a very kind lady, was always available to help, and a very good marker. The reviews here depicted her poorly, she really is a good teacher! I did 3 essays (1 in class) and I did very well. She's simply great at what she does and I don't regret taking her at all. I think that she took the ratings into consideration and changed, and she's really good now! Take her if you can!
Had this teacher and for the most part the online reviews do not do her justice. She was incredibly kind the entire time (cracking lame jokes occasionally). Everything we did was extremely easy, do your work and you'll get a good mark, pay attention or answer a few questions and you'll get an exceptional mark. Only had to write 2 essays overall, the second was a revised version of the first so no big deal. If you get this teacher, don't panic, she's good... You have to be incompetent to mess it up.
Honestly I had her twice and no doubt about it, you have to work in her class, but she is an easy marker and she does everything she can to help you( especially for the english exit) She fixes your grades for the best and listen in her classes cuz thats where she gives the answers to her tests. Just be nice to her and the work and you will get a really good grade...I know I did.
Even if she is a little unorganized, she's actually really funny and nice when you get to know her. She has a lot to offer and she knows her stuff too so its really easy to improve your writing skills. You can do really well in her class you just need to pay attention and actually do the work, she sets you up to do well its just up to you to actually do it!
shes an ok teacher iv seen worst seriously.... she hates people who hold hands in class , i remember her giving us a test on vocab from the whole novel.. enduring love... and we couldnt know the words to be prepared... ya every1 failed it...shes a hard marker she isnt really helpful much shes like all over the place... but hey act really nice she will pass u with a 60!
i dont know what everyone is complaining about she is such a nice teacher true you hav eto analyze some stories but seiorusly its not that hard+ u learn so much in her class it wasen't even that hard oviously if your lazy your not going to like her .. shes awesum take her if u have the chance. !!!
This teacher is amazing!! She interacts with students all the time and has a good sense of humor! I got some of the best tips on writing from her and she's simply amazing!! A+++++
She's Hilarious. She is a classic teacher, a little unorganized, but loves to have a class discussion and laugh. She is a good marker, She will prepare you for university, and make you into a good writer. If you want to well in school, she's a great teacher. If you are a lazy student- you'll blame your bad marks on her, instead of yourself.
You like haveing to read something before her every class and have a quiz?!!?...take her..if not...go away
I am so glad I don't have to take her class again. I did well in her class, but um..wasn't worth it. SHE NEVER STOPS TALKING! TESTS, OTHER PEOPLES' ORALS, EVERYTHING!
this is by far the worst teacher i have ever had the missfortune of having to listen to. avoid if possible.
If you like to right essays, she's the one for you...One essay to right every night...she's so boring...hope you'll be able to stay awake...good luck...
oh good god! she's sooooo boring! she's always talking(even during exams) and the assignements aren't always explained clearly. AVOID!
not that bad. if u ask for help, shell tell u exactely what to write in the essays. if she knows you're smart, she'll give u good marks
Very easy. Lots of easy marks. If you do all the work you are almost guaranteed an 80%. Her classes are a bit boring.
Not that hard of a marker but very confusing and not clear. Extrememly boring woman. Do not take her class
Confused lady, not very clear, and doesn't let you have your own opinion. Didn't realize my opinion could be wrong. Hates late stuff. can't stand talking peeps.
She gives chances to those hand in assignments late, keep reminding and helping them and hopefully those can pass her class, but not very organized sometimes.
Dont take this teacher, extremely boring classes are her specialty, and her essays and reading tests are a bummer.
very boring class and english is my faborite class she isnt clear on what ideas are needed in her essays listen to what she wants or you will fail.
Really, REALLY boring class...and I usually like english.
Ehhh... alright i guess, kinda boring at times but do you're work and all will be well.
She is a nice person but make sure she likes you if you want to get good grades.
if she likes you and you talk with her, you ll do well
helen is a great teacher who has lots to offer a student. She can be difficult but at the end of it, you realize that she's expanding our way of thinking-thanks
won't accept any late assignments. lots of work to do. -_-"
Helen was a great teacher. Don't remember the class I had her for.
really nice, fair amount of work,lets u re-do assignments,u should get a grade