Average 3.76 based on 98 professor ratings
Noreen Bider is an English professor at Vanier College located in Ste Laurent, Quebec. When comparing Noreen Bider's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Noreen Bider's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Vanier College is 4.04 stars.
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Makes literature relevant. Loved every class. Not much work, but you have to read the stories cuz she tests.

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very interesting class but maybe above alot of students.

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Sets rules at beginning and if you follow them, u can get 80s really easily. If you do not do the work or if you dont come to class do not expect to do well. Fair. Funny.

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Unfair, sarcastic,rude, I could keep on forever! She has favourites and she makes it clear! I finished with an average of 89 last year and failed her class the year. If she chooses not to like you, GOOD LUCK! She likes to embarase students infront of everyone if you ask a question she expects you to know. DONT TAKE HER. No sympathy and extremely rude. AND SHE IS SO UNORGANIZED! she always forgets to send stuff on omnivore etc!

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Helped me tuns with english problems. patient and kind and showed me beutiful things about literature

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attend class. take notes. she's an easy marker if you pay attention. Very kind when you see her in the office.

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Would not recommend to students that struggle in English. Shes a Hippie that doesnt really care about the "2016" student and dislikes how students of today act and think. She knows her stuff but grades really hard.

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Reading peoples reviews saying she was FUNNY? CARING? SWEET? I dont know which Noreen you had or which tree you fell off from but your insane. At the beginning of the semester I had several good grades with her (we're talking about 80's here);however, by the end of the semester I ended up failing the class -.- She makes you feel like a peace of crap at her office, like you don't know what english is and worst of all she'll make you fail at 59 if she doesn't like you. oh and p.s she has favorites

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Great teacher. Cares. Listens.

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Very good teacher. Easy tests & not a hard marker. She is very interesting

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She is very organized and has experience teaching.

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I loved Noreen's class, but that's not to say it was easy because it wasn't. All semester, we did 5 essays, and nothing else was graded. As for the grading, rubrics were provided which let you know exactly what she was marking. If you follow those instructions, and do your readings, you'll pass; If not, you can expect to fail. I would suggest not getting on her bad side (or your grades will suffer), and show up to class. She has a great sense of humour, but it's dry. Expect a Challenge.

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Be prepared to write like a madman if you take this class, and at very random intervals at that. One day I miss a class, and the next time I come we have a huge essay to write. The pace of the class is really strange, tests every week and a half but the material is covered in a painfully slow way (one whole class to write a thesis statement -- I wish I were kidding). Her class "Epiphany and the short story" is based on some strange theory of fiction that doesn't even have a wikipedia entry.

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Noreen is a good teacher. Her course is designed to be a bit hard; however, if you are having any difficulty she Will make the time to see you. As a student you need to show her initiative and that you care somewhat about your work. You have have have too follow her guidelines or she will give you a big fat zero. Her class is definitely not easy, but thanks to that I write essays much better than before, and learned a few new things about myself in the process.

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She's horrible. She's very unfair towards her students and chooses certain ones to help and ignore the rest. Don't take her, you'll regret it just like I did. Very, very hard marker. You can put so much effort into your essay and if it doesn't interest her, she'll give you a 0% just like that. I always attended class, and had put so much effort into my essays and still received a failing final grade.

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Very strict and hard marker teacher. Her classes are boring but if you do the work then you'll pass easily. in overall she's ok.

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Worst English teacher I have ever had. Very strict, not very helpful and not enjoyable to be around. She does not care about you or your interests and opinions.

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She works real hard with people that need help. Cant stand lazy people. Reely interesting classes but NOT easy. dont be late for class and ask for help and u can redo essays to get a pass

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It's true that she's unfair and have favorites. She will judge you if you're late, and rush things in the last minute. Not recommended. I was in 101 with her, passed with a 68; the class avg was 58.

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This woman is not really bad as many people here have said. She does not care what are you doing even in the exam. that means you guys are free to google things while you are doing her tests. Just onl

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she is very strict although she has her nice moments, but make sure to follow all assignment instructions properly she is very picky when it comes to that. her english class is kinda tough but if y

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she is great if you ask fr help or more time for work. Very funny but strict abt dead lines

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she's amazing but she doesnt suffer fools

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Not a lot of work and lots of help about essays. If yr not a good essay writer take her class. it's really clear and she's really helpful if u see hr in office hrs. Never got an 80 before.

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she is fine! she jokes! she is nice... lets us leave wayyyy early... i get good grades... as most of my class does.. the others never come to class

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Not everyone likes her because they say she goes on about the meaning behind short stories but if you are like me and my best friend in class... then you wont want to miss a class! there are only the

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She's so cool. Whats wrong with people!

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Not a very nice teacher. Her way is the only way. Helpfull if you go and see her. Try and avoid if you want marks in the 80s.

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the epic mehness is just.........meh...

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Funny. Intelligent.

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I dodn't understand why people like her. The average for her english class is lower than the passing grade.

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Yes, she's difficult. But she's one of the rare gems that truly gets you thinking. I'd wager that she's the most intelligent teacher on campus. Only take her if you're willing to work.

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She is sooo helpful if you ask her for help. She gave me tutoring in her office for three months and I past the exit test witch would not be possible without her.

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She teaches quiet nothing but she requires you to know everything. Believe it or not, my class average is 52%.

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She is bitter person

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I was faling and she helped me with my essay and I got 82%. Insted of complaning students shd ask for help

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Omg. shes really tough but she helps students a lot if they care

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She chose profoundly meaningfull stories.. but yes, she`s tough. I took her 8:00 a.m class was stressfull but i.m.o worth it. heared our r score is determined in comparison 2 class average, hers low

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VERY tough teacher indeed. Only take her if you like challenges, and don't be late for class, half the time she won't let you in. I don't recommend her to those taking 8 courses (it's tough I know!)

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If you don't wanna learn or if u dont care then dont take her but she really helped learn english and she cares if you go see her but dont expect to get a good grade if u dont care

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She's amazing! She's very smart, knows what she's talking about. She is also very clever and insightful. The assignments are very clear, she expects something very definite from her students.

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OMG IMAGINE CLASSE AVERAGE 45 , SO DOT EXPECT MUCH FROM HER , SHE DIDNT LET ME WRITE MY PAPER AGAIN , OKEY SHE IS NICE BUT RIDE AND SOOOOOOOOOOO STRICTTTTTTTTTTTT AVOIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD HIGHLYYYY

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Competent with the material yet seriously lacks interpersonal skills needed to be a good teacher. She is awkward, rude, aggressive, humiliates students to enforce power over them. Worst teacher yet:(

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She makes everything clear. She respects ideas we have. She is tough sometimes but she always lets us write stuff again if we fale

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she knows her stuff.. shes very hard if you arent that good in english she wont cut u slack for just trying. but she teachs you allot shes a hard marker but she can teach u a thing or to

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this teacher is got to be the worst teacher i ever have. hard marker, and says everything is for college and we are adults now, oh please common it's my first semester. must AVOID !! at all cost!

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If you can read and write at a college level you should get over 80. My writing improved a lot in that class, mostly thanks to her. You may not get the r-score you want but Noreen will teach you skills you NEED if you plan on ever going to university.

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amazing teacher, tough but good. if you read the material and have any basic english skills you'll do great. do not take her if you are looking for easy marks though

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i had lots of fun in this class but people that didn't do the work had trouble. I got in the 80s--better than usual. Just read the books and you'll do great.

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She makes people read the books or they fail. But if you do the work, the course is great and she's fun. It's easy to get an 80 if you do the work. Lazy people beware

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This teacher marks everything with an iron fist. Before I took her class, I had no problem with essay writing. It now scares me. Avoid her if possible.

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A hard teacher. im not feeling like learning anything from her class except for the grammar. She's rude to you if she doesnt like you and vise versa. But over all, she has a really great knowledge.

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Its like finally learning something after a lifetime of silly stuff.

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She is a doctor and graduated from Oxford. For most of the time, I don't understand what she says. If you like complication, she is a good choice.

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She is not a pushover. The course demands a lot of reading and reflecting. Her insights into pulp literature, or into pretty much anything she talks about are really profound. I was impressed and amazed at some of the interesting things she produced.

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I took the pulp course two years ago and now I know how good it really was. Its like everything makes sense when I reflect on it all.

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I took her Pulp Fiction class last semster and it was the best english class I've ever taken (the only class where I've actually learned something). The course content is amazing, and if you read the books, take notes on all that she says, and watch the movies, you'll do amazing! The grammar part of the class is a bit boring, and she will take off lots of marks for mistakes in essays. I do find her very rude and offensive, but she is a great teacher. Take her if you are a hard worker. Lazy=FAIL.

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if you want to fail..this is the class to take...unfair in her marking and overall teaching is not very good

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pulp course is really good. yes she is sometimes crude and picky and rude but its all for good reasons. She helps you to write well, and is helpful out of class. If you put in effort at the end, you will pass. If you dont care about the course ( or your parents force you to go to school) then dont bother with the course. She hates people like that. Most people think she is dumb, but her academic background speaks otherwise.

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This woman may be interesting, but she manages to turn the course material into something you'll never want to see again. I had her for pulp fiction, she's the rudest woman I've ever met. Shes compleatly not understanding to late work, and a very hard marker, and if she doesn't like the way you write (even though you may have done well in another class), according to her, it's no good and unacceptable, 75% of my class failed.

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probably most interesting teacher on campus

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for your own good avoid this teacher, she's too strict, anything u do is not good enough for her, she is rude and offensive, JUST AVOID

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I got in the 80's but hated every minute of her class. She is a nice lady but an awful teacher!

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Only english teacher that made me learn. Just had her last semester--she is not an easy marker but if you work hard and your dedicated youll pass with a great mark.

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I loved her class--she treats her students like adults and makes us think

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Worst engligh teacher i have ever took. No matter what I wrote she would give me a 60. Half of my class failed. Avoid taking her, so much work for nothing.

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I had her four years ago, rude, not clear, very picky, got 80's in my 3 other english classes, got 60 with her..doesn't know how to mark. Do not take her..

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Peculiar teacher. Can have unorthodox opinions,but greatly respects and recognises your efforts. I found it easy to get over 90%

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she is a very good teacher. if english is not your first launguage take her. be on time and do your work you will pass.

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most committed teacher I ever had. Learned everything I know about essay writing from her

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Funny. If you put in an effort she'll be glad to help out. If you dont, then she'll call you on it in front of the class.

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Amazing teacher! Best english teacher ever, she makes the material very interesting, makes all the objectives VERY obvious and the course is VERY easy, got a 92

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She's an okay teacher.. i got a 75 but i had to bug her everytime we had an essay or assignment to do. she's very demanding with the work that she assigns..

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amazing

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Witty, sarcastic, synical, interesting caracter, very opinionnated but if you are too it makes classes enjoyable.

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Great teacher, is clear and sets specific goals, not the type to give busy work, actually cares about the students!

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She is very tough,not clear and shes mean.I kept changing the way I wrote my essays for the way she wanted them but she was never satisfied.contradicted herself

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Very hard marker and nothing's ever good for her. I had to redo my outline 3 times and still wasn't good

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Tough but excellent teacher. Take if you have time to get extra help. She cares if you do. Beware if you're a cheater or lazy.

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I Liked her very much. I never learned as much english in my life. If you need help, she is there for you. But don't expect to pass if you don't work for it.

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Too hard a marker, class average was 57. She never explains anything in class, especially assignments are very confusing and nothing is good enough for her.

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hard marker...told me i was not going to make it in UNIVERSITY...i proved her wrong. She is horrible

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Femenist/x-union-organizer
Uses heavly negative reinforcemnt
Must deal with her with kid gloves

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you need to work very hard and make appointments with her

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Very hard marker;class average was only 47%! I don't recommend her.

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If you have any problems what-so-ever in English, I really don't recommend her!

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not easy

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With her, your hard work will result in nothing.Not an easy teacher but helpful

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lots of extra help for students who want to pass

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she wrongly accused me of sheating my sentence was too good for my capacity !!

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not easy but helpful

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helpful

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If you are a hard worker, he will make sure that you get the mark that u deserve

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She's a hard marker. Nothing's ever good for her. At your own risk.

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Hard marker !

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Hard marker. Very strict on attendance. Take it if you're really good in English

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