Average 2.05 based on 49 teacher ratings
Kalinowski is a Science teacher at Harry Ainlay School located in Edmonton, Alberta. When comparing Kalinowski's ratings to other teachers in the province of Alberta, Kalinowski's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Harry Ainlay School is 4.12 stars.
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I came into Kalinowski's class aware of the atrocious comments left by former students on this site. By the time I left her class on the first day, I was shocked by the precise descriptions of her, Unprofessional, negatively minded, gives old notes from the 80s. She thinks multitasking is ineffective, which I thoroughly disagree. Thankfully, I was able to switch from her science 10 class. The other students and I are delighted when she retired in June 2016. Happy retirement and don't come back.

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Honestly don't know why she gets so much hate, I didn't think she was a bad teacher at all. I guess her teaching style worked for me, and she's really kind when you respect her. As soon as you goof off in class she has no patience for you. Bio 30 is so interesting, and it was obvious that she enjoyed teaching the material and wanted the class to enjoy it as well.

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I never did well in her class but it was my fault for being lazy but she's really nice, always has a smile and cares about her students if you are good to her she will be good to you. Also a very smart woman although she was a bit hard to understand sometimes if you ask her a question she will clarify it for you. One of my favourite teachers at Ainlay.

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Such a good teacher
And was passionate about teaching
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Empathetic for future students who don't get her as a teacher cause of her retirement. Lastly, thank you Kalinowski

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She doesnt know anything, she uses her lab outcomes from 1980s lab she did once to mark the lab in 2016 she gave my buddy a couple extra marks more than me and I had the same thing .

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wow why is she even teaching? seriously what a terrible teacher/person. thank god i dropped when i could.

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Worst teacher ive ever had in my entire life

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I went into depression because of her

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Her "teaching style" is giving crappy worksheets, unhelpful textbook pages to read, copying reeeeally old powerpoint notes and watching black and white videos about pluto : the smallest planet She still uses a projector, those things that you have to wheel to the front, plug in, then project light to the wall. All I remember from her class is "Put glass in the glass bin, as we dont want to hurt Theresa, our janitor" and "You cant multitask while learning, read the article on my bulletin board".

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actually trash... if you get her, SWITCH OUT ASAP...
she gives tests taking about something we never go over in class. I seriously think she knows nothing. We write down powerpoint slides every class and she gives the most unuseful handouts that are probably 20 years old.. Im suprised i got above 80%.. I didn't use any of my notes to study for the final, i used the notes my friends teacher gave her.
If you do have her and could not switch out, watch the Biology Crash Course videos

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She is honestly so impatient. I REALLY want to get out of her class. I dread any day I have her class. She acts like she couldn't care less about your success in her class. She expects you to know information before she teaches it to you. When she does explain something, there are a lot of missing information. I have NO CLUE WHAT'S GOING ON IN CLASS.

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The WORST teacher I have ever had.

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Her quizzes are simply unfair; they contain questions on things that you have never learned, like things from the next chapter or material she never taught or explained. She makes you feel like she's not on your side which is both discouraging and insulting. Her worksheets, powerpoints and the text contain DIFFERENT info about a topic, and when you point it out or ask which is right she tiptoes around the answer. Still got a 97% in her class, but had to study for hours every day on the internet.

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I started off the year thinking she was an okay teacher, and that people who didn't like her were lazy or what not. Now that it is a few months in I can't stand her. The past few units she hasn't even taught and has made us read the text and make out own notes, and never completely explained anything. She is rude every day for no reason and will publicly embarrass students in front of the class. She can be okay sometimes but mostly makes it hard for you to even learn.

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I actually had to drop her class because she wasn't really able to teach effectively. She's not really clear in trying to explain things, and when she uses visual aids, they're not very effective.

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Makes biology unbearable. I don't know a single student who can stand her.

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Super hard tests that have nothing that we focused on in class. Only uses powerpoint notes and gives us handouts and worksheets from 20 years ago.

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I hated her for most of the sem, but if you actually try to appreciate her, it will significantly help you.
Really hated the brazillian pages of notes, but everything else was OK. She tries to engage everyone with every method. She gives out diff handouts to help you understand the diff concepts.
Bio is a hard subject to teach because its all memorizing, so you gotta give it more effort to learn the class. Once you do, its a pretty fun class.
Playing with the pig's brain was super fun,

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Never came across such a useless teacher. Guaranteed youll learn more by just staring at a wall.

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Should not have become a teacher and is unreasonable.

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if you pay attention in class, do your homework and ask for help she's a good teacher. when she knows you're interested in class she tries her best to help you and she cares about how you're doing. I liked her bio class. if respect and work goes both ways its a good class.

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i came up for junior high passing science with ease. as soon as the first words that she spoke i knew it was going to be bad. so if you ever have to take one of her classes i strongly advise begging the principles to remove you rom her class. she made me from grade A student to failing miserably!

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R.U.N ! ! ! ! If you have her i think it is better to take bio correspondent since 85% of class time is reading text book and do worksheet (and lots of newspaper!!!)

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a lot of people didn't like her, but i didn't think her class was that bad.. she gives you a lot of handouts and notes but it's a lot easier to catch up if you skip. i had her for 2 years and passed w

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Only had her for a little while but her teaching style does not work, she leaves much of the teaching to the textbook and handouts with very little to no interaction with her students

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Harry Ainlay is known for having a great group of amazing teachers who are passionate about their jobs and help their students to excel and reach their full potential. Sadly, Kalinowski is not one of

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She can't teach whatsoever. I'm failing Biology 30 becuase of her. She needs to be fired. She refused me help.

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This is the worst teacher I have ever had in my life. She literally does not teach, and not to mention insults you. She actually told me she did not expect me to do well!

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I didn't really pay much attention in her class, I wrote my own notes and studied from the textbook. Ended with an 80. Could've done correspondence and got the same mark.

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Don't even get me started with her. She finds flaws in your work that are literally always her fault, and she has this look that says "what do you want". She doesn't deserve respect, don't give it.

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her notes are dated. her tests are right out of the key and shes kinda confusing.

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Really bad. Created a negative environment for learning by using comparasons between groups of students, as well as starting the sem off with a "you're not going to have fun and i'm not going to like you" attitude. Used notes that were atleast 15 years old and did not communicate clearly at all.

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Indescribably awful. Seriously.

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dull class

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To be objectionate, she's not the best. She did annoy me quite a bit and is unfair in many ways. And she does have her momments. Although that class is super easy to pass.

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I loved her!! She was an awesome bio teacher, its a shame she only taught us the first semester :( Has good notes, and is willing to help if u have problems.

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Great teacher, she made learning bio really fun and easy. You're the best Mrs. K

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She's somewhat of a good teacher if you pay attention. However, we are an IB class and she needs to teach us what is actually on the tests she gives us! Stress on important things

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she cannot teach at all. how is she teaching an IB CLASS! her notes are incoherent and she doesn't stress what is important. she says that she doesn't teach out of the textbook...

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She is very good at explaining, but its offset by the fact that you do review questions and use them as notes. Some of the DUMBEST exam questions EVER.

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Ugh, annoying. Freaks out over petty things. Not a bad teacher except that whole: 'you can't write notes down the first time we go over them' thing.

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So annoying. Super easy tests.

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Lucky I made it through this class alive, which is ironic because se taught me Bio.

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She gets you to do review questions before you learn anything, and her tests are very hard. She doesn't stress things of importance, and her notes aren't clear.

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