she is absolutely the best teacher I had ever met at Pinetree, her class is always funny and she is extremely knowledgeable in terms of her understanding for China. Don't trust others' opinion because they r so that rude that Ms Chan has to be mean to them. Trust me, Ms Chan is really funny and you will definitely love her!!! Ms Chan I love you so much!!!!!!!!!!
terrible teacher, dont take her class
Does not treat anyone with respect
save yourself a life. shes crazy
Don't do it! Save yourselfffff
You want an easy A-B take manderin, but you have to go through hell in my experience. Just finish the work and be loud. I still suggest droping the course tho, near the exams things the teacher will get really mad so just be chill. Good luck
I used to like being in her class in grade 9 and 10 because she gave us good marks and the tests were relatively easy. Everything changed in grade 11. Now I understand why every student in our school wants her gone. I mean literally every single person in Pinetree. Half the class is fluent mandarin speakers and the other half are 3rd year mandarin learners. The mandarin speakers dont pay attention or show any respect. But this does not give her the go-ahead to treat the rest of us like cr*p.
Very knowledgeable teacher, as long as you pay attention and act reasonably, you will have no problems. Although she may handle some situations differently, it is not her intent to offend any students. Definitely recommend taking Mandarin as a language, don't let the negative reviews from intimidate you. They do not represent the truth.
Her teaching is horrible, Do not take Mandarin. Ever.
I absolutely dreaded every single class I was with her. I felt threatened to speak in that class as if my opinion did not matter if it was not hers. She thinks she is always right and that she's the victim. She always says "Don't give me a dirty look, I don't deserve it." Not the truth at all. Terrible teacher, doesn't teach only yells, extremely racist, abusive at times, and forces people way beyond their comfort zone when it comes to physical contact.
Yells at students everyday for the smallest reasons (asking again to make sure of instructions on an assignment, messing up on "the counting") Definitely picks favorites and always humiliate students by saying they're "special students that need more help" when they get confused. Doesn't give clear instructions on assignments. If you already know mandarin, it's an easy A. But if you don't, major suggestion: DON'T TAKE IT
Crazy b***ch go to hel! Shouldn't be teaching... Word of advice: take any language other than mando
worst teacher ever! you will learn more by watching a Mandarin movie then by spending a semester with her. she gets pissed everyday one time she was pissed at us because we wanted some of our money back that wasnt used, and she proposed to buy a pizza instead. she said that we dont SOOOOOOOOCIIIAALLIIIIZE, gave us a 30 minute speech on how we will all fail life how pizza will make us successful. then she told us more bull**** and also screamed at us that Thanks Giving is "NOT ABOUT THE TURKEY"
How did she even get to be a teacher. Doesn't help her students at all. Gets mad everyday and blames everything on the students. She always says that we are the problem when she can not teach. Even though there are bad students that piss her off but doesn't mean she should get angry at the whole class. Even though if it is one person. Extremely unknowledgeable. Pinetree should get a better mandarin teacher that can actually teach mandarin know english as well.
extreme favouritism. There was a girl who was just really nice to her, and she loved her. She basically bombed the final exam and probably barely passes, but she got a 99% overall and an award for Mandarin 9. She's ok as long as she likes you
Very abusive. Gave poor grades. Told students that their lanterns sucked. Think she is a communist as well.
Easy teacher but annoying when she yells at people. I think she has mental problem. Although she is really nice to me, her mandarin is still poor and the accent makes her sound weird.
YO best teacher ever you guys Be trolling, she might get angry and might yell at your but only cuz she cares for you and btw what kinda asain women doesnt get angry bunch ungrateful brats
Her teaching consists of making you memorize Mandarin for tests. As a result, I didn't learn anything. She also rants about how everyone hates her. Maybe they wouldn't if she could actually teach.
Assigns students with trivial work. Cannot deal with troublemakers and instead bullies the more quiet students, openly insulting them. Definately should not be teaching.
Patronizes students, acts "differenty" towards non-Asian students, unclear teaching and pointless/iffy assignments.
i'll make this short and sweet: all i can say is ...., her "teaching" is basically her own opinion of you. if she likes you, good, if she doesnt , i suggest you drop the course
one of my friends doesn't know the language and he is pracitcally screwed because the teacher doesn't teach anything is the worst teacher EVER and she is a fer it is only esay because i'm mandarin
HELP PLZ! I need a good manderin teacher NOW! Being in her class for gr 9/10 taught me nothing, now im screwed for gr 11. Worst teacher ever refers to me as "some white kid" when im only 1/2 caucasian
Think of her classroom as a dictatorship. She is arrogant and extremely proud of her mandarin abilities (although she should not be) and not open to new solutions and ideas. Totally biased, irrational
Doesn't allow expression in class, cannot communicate with students, cannot teach. Need I say more? Appalling.
Who makes high school students perform puppet shows? Absolutely Appalling.
She is very to her students. None of her students like her. Don't know why she can be a teacher of Pinetree. The worst teacher~~~~~~~
takes the meaning out of learning a new language you can only get a good mark if u already know the language which defeats the purpose of even having the course Worst teacher ever!
The most unqualified teacher I've ever had the displeasure of having in all the years I've been through school. Puts students down, lack of proper in class excercises, a lot more.
you are gonna be just fine if she likes you. she gave me the top student award.
I got 86% in her Mandarin 12. Try to be one of her favorite students, and you will have a decent mark.