Average 4.22 based on 73 teacher ratings
Marina Retsos is a History teacher at Thornhill Secondary School located in Thornhill, Ontario. When comparing Marina Retsos' ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Marina Retsos' ratings are above the average of 4.18 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Thornhill Secondary School is 3.96 stars.
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Good teacher, a bit intimidating at first but actually quite nice. Her teaching style features a lot of independent work online which some people may not like. She's clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about the subjects she teaches.
They should really fix the timing of the culminating assignment though. Not nearly enough time.

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Retsos isnt the worst teacher I've ever had, but shes no where near good. I had her for civics. Everything is online, she doesn't teach anything, and her projects are rediculous. The only good things is that she brings us food every once in a while.

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One of the most...chill teachers in the school. Being in her classroom is way different from in my other classes. Everyone can talk and joke around with her. She also makes us think a lot. She's scary when she's angry. Her class is a little hard but it's rather interesting

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She is very knowledgeable and causes students to think about issues critically. One of the better teachers at our school in teaching extra things outside of the curriculum.

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She's nice, and funny. And knowledgeable and interesting. Yeah, pretty good

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Love her. she is one of the nicest teachers and my highest current mark is in her class

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Just totally awesome. One of the best high school teachers EVER. She is passionate and pushes her students.

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picks favorite, lucky seem to be a favorite. she knows what's up and she's really helpful and flexible with dates. i'm academic and was in her gifted class and it made my life easy.

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She definitely shows favoritism in class, but I personally think that is the worst part about her. In every other aspect she is knowledgeable, helpful, and really prepares her class for the years ahead.

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great teacherrr :D

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She definitely plays favourites, but she's an entertaining teacher to have. I can't say I learned much from her class this year, but it was certainly a good time. Don't count on her for a good mark unless you're on BOSS.

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she probably shows favourtism in the classroom because she is desperate for people to like her. she is the worst teacher ever... she should seriously consider early retirement... she'll do well since she looks like she's in her 80s.

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Prepares you well for university. Very clear in her expectations, and reasonable to those who will ask for help. Seems a little intimidating but she is very nice, as long as you show her respect and behave like an adult. Does seem to favour some students, but generally those who actually do work.

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i dunno, she's a really cool teacher, but she can be mean to some people. Im not one of them, so i think she's pretty awsome. (lun the spider)

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i dont get y everyone thinks shes so amazing. im here to tell u shes not. she embarasses students in front of the class, she shows favoritism, she gets really mean when u disagree with her, she takes forever to give back tests and essays (some times never does).

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she is a hard teacher, but if you do the work she gives you you should have nothing to worry about. I get the feeling that she cares if you pass or fail which is a very good thing. BTW very cool room

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One of the few teachers who actually prepares you well for university. Treats her students as adults, as long as they behave as such. Very reasonable. May seem intimidating, but she is actually extremely nice to those who show her respect.

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coolest teacher i've had so far in thornhill

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the report cards are coming...show us the marking

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she is an example of how most teachers at thornhill are cooler than the students

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Good Teacher!

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if you dont mind not getting bak assignmnets until the last day of school than take her class because there is no one like retsos

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May seem rude to some, but she's just joking around. Very nice and always gives help if you ask. Extremely fair marker. Lets you submit work by e-mail. Great to talk to about things other than history

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She is a very wierd teacher. She never hands things back till the last minute so your left clueless till the end. She makes her TA do everything and marks in a slacking manner.

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Marks fairly and allows the class to joke around as long as we get through everything we need. Allows us to email assignments to her. Allows us to resubmit work to get higher marks

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One of the greatest teachers i've ever had in my life!

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Extremely nice. Makes fun of students sometimes, but not in a funny way, not a cruel one. Always answers student's emails. Really knows her stuff, and teaches it really well.

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Great teacher. She might not return a project from the first month. She knows her stuff!

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AWESOME. She's got quirky humour, is reasonably tolerant, and you can EAT. Marks slowly, expects you to make an effort. Great on the extra help, but vague. Not your usual teacher.

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Anyone who lets me eat breakfast in class in OK by me! And if you're not a debater, you have to work for her affection.

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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOURE THE BEST RETSOS

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she is nice and all and a pretty good teacher, but she tries to single out people and use fear to keep in line. You can almost always find a flaw in a teacher, so she is near the top for that little f

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At first she may seem scary but in reality she is the NICEST teacher ever. She likes to call people by "honey" or "sweetie". She really knows her stuff and is really funny and is a really easy marker!

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she knows her history, she's just involved in a lot of other stuff that keeps her busy. if you go to her, she'll be more than happy to help. great teacher, really cool... very very easy marker too..

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Retsos is the best teacher that I had when I was at TSS. With her creative teaching methods you will walk out of the class with tons of knowledge. Miss ya Retsos!

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If you know about Jimmy Page, Chris Cornell, or Audioslave, then she is your best friend, we had the greatest times in her class. THANKX RETSOS YOU RULE

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The way she marks annoys me, but enh, it's probably my fault for not asking. She heads a lot of the extracurricular stuff, so she's awesome for that.

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Not a model teacher, that's for sure. Extremely nice one minute, SO rude the next. Totally moody swingy. If you like her, you are a favourite, that's for sure.

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I actually like the way she teaches. Unfortunately, there are a few times when she crosses the thin line between blunt and cruel. Who am I kidding? She almost always does.

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kool teach

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coolest teacher ever!!!!!

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All the classes I had with her were great, she talked about stuff that we wanted know and discuss.

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HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE RETSOS! SHE IS THE BEST! I HAVE NEVER LEARNED SO MUCH IN ANY CLASS THEN I DID IN HER CLASS....

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I have never learned so much in my life then when I took a Retsos history class... just remember a small double double and you will be fine

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shes okay, she does yell a lot, but i like history and shes very relaxed, she really doesnt like my class though

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i love retsos!for everyone who says she doesnt teach, shes not a math teacher...history isnt a concept, its all about reading and researching.

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If you're a favourite, class will be great for you - otherwise... I don't dislike her, but she doesn't teach and complains/yells all the time. Crappy class.

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Retsos rocks.I never learned AND retained so much.Great class+great mark.WHATDYA MEAN she doesnt teach?Cant you read the freekin text. have a Q? then ask.

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I dont understand why everyone says she doesnt teach, she does, but she expects you to read the material first a little trick they use to teach ALL the material

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she's involved in school activities...not a really good teacher though. a word of advice, stay on her good side, and it's best not to have her in the morning.

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shes a good teacher. she gets mad a lot but only cuz we deserve it.

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wow, she's a true nut. she's a nice person, but she doesn't teach. and all she deos is complain about all of her work. and talk on the phone. TEACH SOMETHING

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involved in everything in the school, very knowledgable , doesn't do a lot of teaching... but very helpful when she does

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Good person, doesn't do a lot of actual teaching, but when she does, its really clear and good stuff. Also she's involved in everything in the school.

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she can be a pretty good teacher... when she's actually there. most of the time its straight from the textbook... and wow can she be mean! always yelling!

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She doesn't do any work for 2 months, then complains about all the work she has.

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MIKE DO THIS, MIKE DO THAT!!! (Mike's our TA) hehe, but she's still the greatest teacher i've had in highschool so far

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Very nice and funny. But her mood depends on her day so far

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She is a good teacher but is also the most active and involved person in the school.

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I really learned alot in her class

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Great teacher!

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Just rememeber peanut M&Ms and coffee and all will be good in class

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bring her m&m's. really. it helps. peanut ones.

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she's nice...but sometimes doesn't treat everyone fairly..

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very understanding, very cool lady

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cool person, loud, would prefer lessons as opposed 2 learning from the textbook

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Can be really nice or really mean, depending on the mood

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She's a good person

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The Great One

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What a great one!

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