Average 3.43 based on 53 teacher ratings
Pauline Hewak is an English teacher at Westmount Secondary School located in Hamilton, Ontario. When comparing Pauline Hewak's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Pauline Hewak's ratings are below the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Westmount Secondary School is 4.17 stars.
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Good teacher, picks favorites but enjoying her class very much

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She's absolutely crazy! All she does is talk about her cats, one of which is named peter. She is an unreasonably hard marker...students who typically would get 90's were given 70's UNLESS you were one of her favourites. She makes who her favourite students are VERY obvious and degrades everyone else. She is very bitter and rude towards the students as well. She gives an assignment and then expects everyone to know that she changed her expectations without even making the class aware of it.

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I dont know why she gets such a bad rep, I loved her! I had her for grade 10 English. She actually cares about her students. She's super knowledgeable and she's always willing and flexible to help if you need it. Loved her personal rants too LOL

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Not very clear with directions, will tell you to do something then yell at you for doing it. All she talks about is how she lives alone with her cats, that is when she's not yelling at some kid. If you get her as a teacher, switch out while you still can.

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she is a really nice teacher and she is just doing her job (she is a teacher not your mom). Be logical and realise she is a teacher who is nice and tries her best

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Best teacher I have ever had every other post is a lie.

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She can be extremely disrespectful to all students that she comes across. Always thinking everyone is at fault but herself. I would advise students to switch out of her class

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I had her for GR. 11 English and she was horrendous to say the least. I like to think i'm academically inclined and for my 84% in her class to be the highest mark of the year (and possibly previous) you need to question her validity as an educator. When you ask why you did poorly you're met with; "Well...it's fine but you could do better." The only subject I can say she is thoroughly versed in are her cats. Advice for her class; don't be submissive to her; if she snaps, snap back (respectfully).

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I remember really specifically that I asked to sign out due to my anxiety of how loud the teacher was, she yelled at me in my face and made me sign out to the computer lab. She made me cry, and the school didn't really do anything about it. She also apologized, supposedly. I assume she only did it because the school made her. If you have her as a teacher, change your schedule NOW.

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God knows how stupid everyone is! Mrs hewak is one of my most favorite teachers! And the best teacher I've ever had for English in my entire life! Like come on people! She's loud and she yells for a reason.. you probably did something! If you don't do anything she treats you like her own daughter! And racism? Nooo way! ! I'm not white and I'm ggetting great marks, and I know several white people failing.. honestly stop making things up! YOU ROCK MRS HEWAK!

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Where to start. They say less is more so I'll just not put anything. Oh my god!

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So you think you can talk about me in class and get away with it! Its unbelievable how rude you can be! I hate you're class and I hope that Balotelli destroys you! MOOMOOOOOOOOOOO for life! You would be doing everyone a favour if you just retired.Sincerely, A character that cares for the well being of Westmount

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Hewak was, and still is, my favourite teacher! She helped me so much and helped me improve my writing tremendously. She can get loud at times, but only if you disrespect her. She is NOT as bad as people say, honestly. Do your work and she'll love you, that's all! ps she loves backstreet boys, Shakespeare and poetry..remember that ;)

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I had her in middle school at westview in the 90's. She used to yell a lot back then and lose it but we came to an understanding and I realized she was really cool after all. She does have a short temper though and looking back I can see why lol

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Ms Hewak was one of my favourite teachers throughout highschool. Sure, she has a number of pet peeves that she takes seriously, and yells about them. But, if you show up on time and don't obviously skip all the time and actually TRY to do the work, she'll be your best friend. Respect her, and she'll respect you. Easy as that. Her lessons are very informative and her volume and dramatics will keep you awake through all of them! ;) Hewak. It rhymes with Buick!

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Ms Hewak is a very nice lady, I don't know why everyone hates her, shes dam funny and a great teacher, yes shes strict, but she gives us stickers!! <3

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Pauline was alright. She was a tough marker though.. and she can get annoyed really easily. On the other hand, her lessons are clear, and she is somewhat organized. Unlike some other teachers, she con

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the best.

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SHE'S SO LOUD. haha I only know her because she's constantly yelling, never had her for a subject but she doesn't come across as the friendliest person

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whoever doesnt like ms hewak has no soul. that means all of you gingers... anderson cough

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I find her an easy marker when it comes to certain topics, but she seems very bias and unclear with her instructions. She also has a tendancy to give her classes trouble for things they might do.

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I like her, She can be really strict though. She tends to centre me out in the library but it doesn't usually bother me. I am in her advisor and some of the things we talk about are so weird.(ie soup)

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i understand her need to tell people to work when they're off track, or noisy but seriously can you chill? and not yell at everyone who you "think" is not working cause heres a thought,they might be!

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ooohhhh Mrs. Hewak - you crack me up... Not only is she a good teacher and really knows what shes talknig about, but shes hilarious! dont take her literally - she doesn't mean half the things she says

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She is definitely my favourite teacher! Mrs. Hewak: dont ever change, you are so funny and i can't help but laugh:P

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How does this woman keep her job? She's insane. She made me carry over over a complete misunderstanding which was entirely her fault, and she nearly made me carry over another course. I had to sign out to finish a test (last day to submit work), but there was a presentation from the students- which are usually utterly pointless to watch -so she wouldn't let me. I had to get my other teacher to force her to let me sign out to do this test. She is completely unreasonable, and worse, isn't even a good teacher.

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funniest teacher i've ever had, hands down. her rants and random stories are amazing.

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She's very...interesting. The best way to get rid of her yelling is to ask her a question. Like...hey hewak, how do you feel about Home Depot...?

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she's nice. she talks a lot about her family ... but i guess its okay =\ .. just dont annoy her too much or ask her questions too much. dont get on her bad side cuz then she'll make u move all around the classroom a million times. but overall .. shes okay =\

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Hewak is a great teacher for grade12. I have never felt motivated before to try my hardest for the marks because I have always given up on English. Particulary because I've always been overshadowed by others abilties, but her teaching ethics have forced to me get the highest marks in English I have ever recieved and want to participate. Her standards are high for a reason, to force us to do our bests. Plus her rants are a comical relief to the boring sameness of English classes we endure year after year.

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I've never had her as a teacher...she's supplied a few times...i just know her from all her yelling in the halls and all the people I see comin gout of her classroom balling their faces out....she needs to calm down a bit and just loosen up...its highschool so try to make it fun for us...

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she is very nice and ppl told me that she's mean. but NO she's nice. and yes! she DOES talk about POINTLESS things and wastes ur time ALOT. but w/e ... ONE thing i hated about her was how she talked about voting for ur favourtie HAMILTONIAN ... she wouldnt stop until the votes were OVER. like GOSH WOMAN! .. WE DONT CARE! except for that. she's nice and stuff but she looses things very easily. so yeah.. u might wanna watch out for that =P

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shes a lot nicer then everyone told me she was going to be! but the thing is she talks way to much and takes up all of our time saying pointless things

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I hated her in grade 9...but she did a TOTAL turnaround last year for grade 11 English. I almost want to have her again. Don't know what it was, but thank the Lord that she changed

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Hewak is a good teacher, she can be pretty funny- well, aslong as she's not making fun of You. She can be helpful, if she likes you. btw- she likes the room to be very quiet.

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Well, as long as you comply with her every whim she will like you. She does pick favourites and she is very critical. But if you comply she will be very polite to you. She does like to ramble about stuff. Or state that she told you about something when she didn't. Drama is not so fun anymore but hey! LIVE WITH IT!

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Miss Hewak is a living example of a miracle. It's a miracle she's still teaching. It's a miracle she hasn't been dragged into court by some student or other. She stereotypes, she yells, and she is the most stubborn teacher in the school. She even frightens Ms. Bowman and Mr. Lennox. Terrifying as she is though, she is not without her redeeming qualities. It's highly entertaining to watch her tear into someone else that isn't you, and she can also be used to frighten small children.

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Hewak is a great person and a decent teacher. She challenges her students which is a good thing. She has high expectations for her students and thus she may seem like a difficult marker, but really she just wants the students to strive for better.

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Mrs. Hewak is a unique individual. She is a kind and considerate person who has a great sense of humour and is a good teacher

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I liked her. She really hated me, but we're cool now. she bakes me cookies:D Hard marker though!

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^-^ what, I like Mrs. Hewak, she was really nice to me and helped me a lot in class. When I wasn't able to get into a group, she helped me. Overall nice teacher

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I don't get why people don't like her??? I think is a good teacher, a little weird sometimes, but she is a nice and funny person.

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Hewak... she should be less ignorant and an easier marker :P

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This teacher did one useless grade 8 class in Westview, talked about whales and eskimos. Found a dead mouse in her desk (good job!). Followed me into Westmount.

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Hard to rate Ms. Hewak. If she likes you, you'll get good grades, if she doesn't, you're pretty much screwed. I've been on both ends in ONE semester. Beat that!

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Generally nice to most ppl but seeing as I'm not one of her favs I guess I'm not to fond of her. however I see her with other kids and she looks like shes nice

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her attitude can be quite funny if taken with a grain of salt, but the constant stereotyping and her self--rightous and condesending attitude is a piss-off

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She was an awful drama teacher, she didn't give enough instruction and expected us to be amazing in the end.

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mrs. hewak is so awesome! shes funny and she knows her stuff. who cares if she rammbles and she marks fairly! whoever gets bad marks must be dumb!

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I had Hewak even back in Westview. She's still the horrible teacher I remember. She goes off topic into her own life tooooooo much.

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She is a ok teacher, sometimes she goes off topic when she teaches.

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she just goes from one topic to the next WAY to easily but @ least she admits that she rambles, shes a col teacher, but gets annoying some times! :)

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Shes funny

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