Average 4.55 based on 162 teacher ratings
Maria Manao is a Languages teacher at Forest Hill Junior & Senior School located in Toronto, Ontario. When comparing Maria Manao's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Maria Manao's ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Forest Hill Junior & Senior School is 3.86 stars.
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I had her for the 2015-16 year, and decided to post after knowing what it was like to have a REAL French teacher. Her French classes were repetitive, rather boring, and the assignments were, more often then not, ridiculous. I didn't learn anything in that class, and as a result, nearly failed my grade 9 French because I was so ill-prepared. Unless you came from a French immersion program, you would probably be as lost as I was. A for effort, F for reality. Sorry, Mme. Manao. 2/5

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Although she meant well I had an awful time in her class. It was boring and I spent most of the class just goofing off with my friends while still maintaining high grades. She was a nice person but that does not mean good teacher

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She is a very nice person, but an awful teacher. She is far too easy, and is hyper-annoying with her obsessiveness over including everyone's learning methods/abilities. She literally gave us the questions on a test to study. Many people may like her as a person, but most grade 8's I know find her condescending to anyone who can say anything more than "bonjour", and wish we had Mme. Stalteri again! Please revise your teaching methods, Mme Manao!
-A recent student.

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She is a great teacher, especially if you aren't the best at french.

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MME MANAO is not just a great teacher but incredibly organized as well. as I move in to grade 9 I will mis her being in my life.

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Madame Manao knows what she's btalking about and tries her best to make us like French and begged our class not to drop it in gr. 9! Hahaha My favourite parts were the dressing up as animals (and her monkey impersonations!!! and creating our own restaurants and all the vocab contests because I love the chocolate prizes! LOL!!! Tres Bien Madame!! <3

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stayed with me after school and lunch for extra help and gives me lots of good advice on how to improve grades. never yells never angry and seems like a very kind person. everybody seems to like her

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love her so much! best teacher ever!

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Love her Best french Teacher Ever would replace her with my Grade 10 french teacher if I could very nice and very organized and she was amazing!

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love her!!!!!!!!!!! think she's so nice and organized and friendly

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great person. super sweet.

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shes so awesome.... i luv her

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i love ms manao! strict but really calm and sweet!

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i luv u but u should go back to pizza parties not chocolates...

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shes cool she gives the class pizza party rlly often

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Calm and classy teacher... Knows her stuff...

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i really liked her... great person :)

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I am in love with you!!!!!! Best teacher ever!!!!! Don't ever change who u r manao!!!!! XO

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u r defenitly the offiicial "queen" of MY kingdom!!! ;) Ha ha ha PS: i know u r gonna know who wrote this ;) U da best teacha I eva had Manao!!!!!!!

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Momma Bear!!! A big shout out from one of your baby bears!!! i love you so much its ridiculous! Dont ever forget your 81 babies XO

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she likes us alot and gives us lotts of help and 2nd chances

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very nice lady.. always fair and very helpful

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She is the only teacher who has made me interested in French. Best and kindest teacher ever. So funny with he animal imitations and stories! Will never get a better French teacher and grad trip.Enjoy!

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u will never find a nicer teacher at our school. she works her tushy off for you... i don't think i ever saw her sitting down once during class this year :) really goode person...

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AMAZING

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Woo hoo!!! love you ms. manao you rock!

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Wow!!!! can't imagine gr. 8 without this teacher!!! So unbelievaably nice kind patient and helpful. great person great teacher. its hard to find a nicer teacher at FHPS

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i like this teacher because she always is considrate of your feelings and she always has something nice to say to you and will never say no if you need a favour... will miss her lots in gr. 9 xoxoxo

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OMG!!!! what can i say expcept that she's like so AMAZING and sweet and understadnding. If I could have her be my teacher forever i would. this is the first time in my life that i love french.

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I REALLY like her...she runs lots of contests, presentatins, food buffets, chocolate treats and film clips. I like the assigments for history too cuz they are real life stuff.

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miss her now that i'm in gr.9! Enjoy her while u can! :) u'll never find a french teacher like her. don't let the obsession with points off/rules fool u cuz she's UNBELIEVIBLY NICE and likes u always!

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I think what i will miss the most about Manao is her attitude and personallity. she's INSANELY strict in term 1, wickedly funnny by term 2, and then at the end of June she's like a total party girl!!

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Manao baby!!! u rock the universe! best french and geo teacher of all time. best trip planner of all time. Grad trip on bus #1 was hysterical b/c of your pranks n comedy routines. U r FLY girl!!

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Best teacher ever!!!!!!!! thank you for such an unbelievable grad trip. i had the best time of my life cuz you made it all possible. i want to say i had the best french year of m y life this year!!!

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great teacher

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Best teatcher in the world! It is so funny when she uses those phrases she masde herself like "eyes on your own fries!" She is always smiling and is always warm hearted. Extreamly nice person!

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u willl love ms manao...she pushes u real hard cause she wants u to try your best at everythig in your life...but she's kind patient funnny and genirous with her time.... u will love her personality!!

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the most organized teacher on the planet!!! knows how to manege the class even when some kids are trying to get out of controll. she has eyes in the back of her head always catches you with gum, cheating, going to locker, but she's a nice person.love the brita and the purell!!! go manao kingdom go!!!

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Ms. Manao is one of the most funy techers ever and she is the best and i like her monky vois

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I am a parent of two children that have had Mrs. Manao for rotary & core. She was been nothing but hardworking, patient and extremely helpful with my children. A superb teacher and terrific person!

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i think she's really good at making every lesson clear and available all the time for extra help until very late each night. its great she teaches french this year but i hear she's better at Core...

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very nice and sweet but really strickt about you having to be kind to everyyone in the classroom. shee does this cool contest every term and the class with most points gets a pizza party and free time

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Although I have only had Ms. Manao for a couple of moths, I can definately say that she is one of the most caring, understanding and intelligent teachers I have had. Her brita filter is awesome!

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I had Manao for gr. 8 core/french back in 2000. I have just finished my university degree this year and can confidently state that she has been one of my TOP FIVE FAVOURITE TEACHERS of all time!!!

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hey momma bear!!!your 8-2 baby bears from last year miss u lots. highschool is not the same without u as our french teacher. i loved french cuz of u now i hate french in gr. 9. keep smiling ms. manao!

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so far i think she's super STRICT but does seems very nice and orginized and fair... she smiles in the hall all the time at me but inside the actual room she seems very serious and kinda sad...

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amazing french teacher. amazing geo teacher. pretty amazing person. people who write random mean thigsn about her were probalby failing her class or have no personality or friends... imao

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Never cared for her. It's all about her!

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she should stop giving us those fill in the blanks tests because everyone fails them and she should give us tests that would be more useful

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very nice and very organized... very hgh energy when she teaches!!!

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i suppose she's cool...

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love her but then again im totally biassed b/c she's taught like 5 members of my close family... and we all liked her alot.... i really liked her core class last year... we did amazing things...

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I thinks she's the perfect gr. 8 teacher she's outrageously funny and hi energy when she wants you to participate and thenn she's reallly strict when she watns you to focus and learn something new... i love the whole kit-kat chocolates as prizes thing and i love the schmooze time she gives you at the start. i find the reading comp tests hard though

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very funny. we have fun in 8-2 everyday cuz there's always somethighn amusing happening. love her jokes. and her humour. she gives you time to chill for a bit before she starts to teach the class. very fair too: if she gives you a pop quiz, she will first give you time to study first. I havne't heard one bad thing yet this year about her.

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wow, i'd never think i'd say this in a million years (cuz i keep failing her tests this year) but i think she's the best grade 8 teacher EVER at our shcool. she is totally unbelievably NICE!!!!

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she's strict and relaxed at the same time (in a good way). i can't explain it but if you've had her you'll know what i mean... i really like her geo and her french classes this year. lot's of fun!!!!!

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She is extremely fair and a very good teacher, and sshe still manages to be really funny and nice. she's always taking time out and just making sure yu're ok...

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Ms.Manao is most definitely one of a kind and unique, and people who know her know that it is in a good way. Everything that she does is so close to perfect. Hope you were able to read this Ms.Manao!

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last yr in core i loved gr.8 so much b/c evry day she found ways to make us enjoy shcool. Who's ever gonna forget our 2 cupids delivering candygrams and our spirit week song??Gr. 8 trip?? i luv Manao!

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she's unbelievalby nice and totally understanding. remember your manners when u r around her cuz she'll call u on it if she sees disrespect. OMG don't EVER get caught lying to her cuz u will regret it

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She's so generous!! when my wallet was stolen she lent me money for lunch and when she saw me balling my eyes out cuz of my parents divorce she hugged me and let me take her french test another day.

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she is so helpfull and she is always nice

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She is a very cool teacher and likes to scare the students sometimes but she does it in a funny way. She is very cool.

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Amazing teacher

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she's hysterical!!!! at first she's so strict in sept that you have nightmares from being afraid of her (no jokes) but then you realize by nov. even though she's really tough she loves to have fun

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very sweet , funny and dresses nicelly all the time. very fair marker. very fair teacher.

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great person. really incredible teacher!

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I think she's really strickt but surprisingly fair and so helpful and nice!!!!!!! my older brother told me not to worry because supposebly she's only really strickt in the first term then it stops.

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she is the best french teacher. the most amazing one. i think i will have alot of fun withher thi year. i wish she was my core teacher. im gonna learn alot from her. and when i go to g9 i m gonna m u

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best core teacher EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i loved being in class 83 lastt year cuz it was amazing.

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Loved her in gr. 7 & 8. she "appears" to be real strict and mean in Sept but don't let that fool you... she has a heart of gold and is EXTREMELY funny and sweet... she's just trying to toughen you up!

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Ms manao teached me more then anyone has taught me in french for 6 years. I am going to miss her brita water and her amazing organizing tips. I MISS YOUU AND LOVE YOU. Ps; GRAD TRIP IS AMAZINGGGGGGG<3

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I love this teacher!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best EVER! I miss her so much as my core teacher now that I'm in gr. 9...

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Ms MaNAo is the best french teacher i've ever had. She's very nice and so helpful, such an amazing role model!! the grade 8 montreal trip planner! it was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ms Manao is the best teacher I have ever had! She is such an amazing role model and educator. The things she says and teaches are so inspirational, and I will remember them forever!

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i wish i could take her with me to highschool! she's such a sweetheart and such a kind and generous teacher! Love you forever!!!!

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french godess + queen of core (83 rox) + gr. 8 trip planner = BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE!!!!! yup, yup! U OFICIALLY ROCK MANAO (IMFAO) Adopt me will ya? UR AN "EXTREME" TEACHER AND 1 COOL LADY!!!!!!!!!!

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i loved the grad trip!!!!!!! thank you for such an amazing trip!!! we had so much fun on your bus it was insane!!!

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go bus #1, best bus ever!!! go Montreal trip 2007!!! i'm so glad i was on your bus. i loved your movies, jokes, and the "Fetsis" greek singer comedy improv you started. manao you are hilarious!!!

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manao baby!!! love ya forever!!!!

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i love you as teacher. i love your smile. i love your personality. i love how today in class you stopped our lesson just so you could "save the soul" of a butterfly that was trapped inside the vent...

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amazing teacher... i like how she's really fair and understanding.

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great person!

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Excellent Teacher!!!

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i think she is very sweet!!!!

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very understanding and super fair...but sometimes I think she thinks were in highschooll already...

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pretty good teacher

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i'll never forget how loved i felt in her class. she was like a mother and teacher all rolled up into 1. its' like she makes your problems her priority and always tries to teach u how to solve them

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a bit too strict in term 1 but term 2 and 3 rock!!!! she loves making you laugh but also teaching you the real important "life" stuff too... love her brita water!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE HER! she's the coolest, sweetest, nicest teacher on the PLANET!!!!! thanx for believing your little 83 chouchous could all come together in the end... (spirit week '07)

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hey ms. manao. ur the awesomest!! i cant believe i had 2 move 2 thornhill. i miss you and i might see you later this year.

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I LOVE HER AS A FRENCH TEACHER cuz she is really fair, prepared and mixes hard work with fun stuff but i think that she loves neatness, orginization and "formatting" way too much... were just kidz! :)

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