Average 4.08 based on 40 teacher ratings
Kathryn McPherson is an English teacher at Southwood Secondary School located in Cambridge, Ontario. When comparing Kathryn McPherson's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Kathryn McPherson's ratings are below the average of 4.18 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Southwood Secondary School is 4.16 stars.
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Ms. McPherson has taught my son for 2 years now. He never enjoyed English until he had her as a teacher. She has sparked a love for reading, thinking, and writing in my son and for that, I am forever grateful. Her dedication and passion is admirable and appreciated.

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Some loved her, and some hated her. I felt like the class was exactly like 1984.. She was the government that controlled everything and forced people to do and like what she only wanted. Unfortunately, I was on her bad side and we did not get along. If you're reading this, just please be more open minded when people don't share the same opinion as you.

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At first I really didn't like McPherson. But throughout my time at Southwood she grew on me.

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I have had an amazing time in her course and hope to get her for future English courses!!!

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I liked her at first, but I found she was a bit inappropriate and very obsessed with being the center of attention. She was passionate, but loud, and tried to shove her opinions on people. Yet she barely interacted with my class.

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mcp is def. the BEST!!!! she is SO helplful & spent alot of time with me at lunch & after school. she's a bit intimidating at first, but its just her crazy & dramatic persoanlity...SO funny!

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McPherson is the most OPEN MINDED teacher ever! Hence why she is the staff sponsor of the WAYVE Group at SSS to stop bullying! She listens to what you have to say and then helps you to move on with th

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i'm a U of T grad...one thing i'll always remember when someone asked if all she cared about was literature, she said, "no, i care more about making you care about literature." she was awesome!

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have to be honest...at first i did NOT like her - my mark dropped 30% from 3UI to 4UI (mind you, i had brown last year) i used to be able to "fake it" in english because i'm a good talker and writer

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love her and will actually miss math class cause of her. explained things really well and very nice and funny.

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shes really weird until you get to know her. dont get on her bad side or youll never see the rest of your life. she also thinks shes always right so i wouldnt argue with her to much

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very funny and compassionate...dramatic yes but part of the fun - she calls our class her math family and really cares about us even tho we are difficult some times!

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She seems to be very nice but tends to have an opinion on everything and wants to be the center of the conversations even during presentations. She is overly passionate about English.

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Best teacher ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love her.

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Great teacher. The best English teacher. Too bad she's on mat leave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Unfortunately I don't have her for English this year, but my sister does...she says that in the first few days McP has been very animated, dramatic, and intense...exactly! That's what makes her fun!

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Oh you feminist you, we got in a couple of disagreements, but overall it was your enthusiasm that was infectious. I am now taking englih in university and your passion has been very valuable.

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i despised english until this year with miss mcphearson. i'm doing my english assignment right now and actually enjoying it thanks to her. she's an amazing teacher and i'm learning alot.

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A lot of knowledge but gets off topic way to easily. Didn't learn anything in her class b/c all she did was hold her head and think.

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mcp has motivated & inspired me for 3 yrs. i learned so much from her. she scared me at first, but then i realized that her intensity is part of her passion for english & part of her fun personality

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GREAT teacher, but a hard marker. I learned A LOT in her classes though !

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mcp and layfeild together are a comedy act. they make us laugh. mcp's class is the funnest one i've ever had in high school. i love it:) she makes learning interesting.

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English is now my favorite subject because of Ms. McPherson!!!!!!

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Great teacher! My fav!

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a very intimidating first impression, she has scared our class into silence, but we shall see how that goes on in the semester,

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Energetic and enthusiastic teacher. Tries to get the class to think. The best English class I've ever had in high school & I'm actually going to miss it.

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Very intense...is she related to Mrs. Brune? Knows what she's talking about though, & very passionate about Shakespeare. She should be an actress...would make a great Lady Macbet

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Mcpherson is an awesome teacher... she tries to make english fun.. its so funny when she gets into debates w/ students! i sat back & laughed! She rocks!

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you are the best math teacher cause you explain things like 10 different ways until I get it

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she taught me english, now helps me in the math room - very cool. great teacher!!!! hope she teaches me another subject next year (maybe music or chemistry?)she's very funny too.

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i didn't much like english til I had her...she really gets into her lessons, likes to talk and sometimes rant about how she hates ignorance...can tell she actually wants to be ther

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my favourite English teacher of all time! THE BEST!

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thanks for the GREATEST OAC class a few years ago...you made us THINK & prepared us for university...plus class was interesting & fun...won't forget you!!

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mcpherson is by far the best teacher at southwood. I LOVE HER

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Amazing teacher who made me enjoy English. She also compared my to Atticus Finch, which is always a plus.

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She's very hard and if your not on her good side then your doomed. and she also doesn't like guys. she is very unfair!

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Very good teacher

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BEST ENGLISH TEACHER NEXT TO WEBBER

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She hated me! And I don't know why!

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