I was a foster kid who was really struggling with life and often had to miss classes for things like court dates. Due to this I fell behind. Mallory was extremely unhelpful when I would come to her asking what I could do to catch up. After some begging on my part she agreed that if I wrote an extra essay worth an A and aced the exam that she would just barely pass me. After I did both she told me that I wasn't that smart so I must have cheated and failed me regardless. I hadn't cheated.
Ms. Mallory is funny, helpful, totally a good teacher.