She is underrated. That, I can tell you. I had her a good 14 years ago. She is very tough but to this day I strongly believe her challenging Grade 12 English class made me a better writer.
On the negative side, I do recall her being somewhat unfair and inconsistent at times.
Mrs. Pekkonen Tries to fail me on the exam by giving me 14/32. Terrible teacher. Drop out if you have her.
Ms. Pekkonen was an influential teacher during my time at Lorne Park. She is knowledgeable, helpful, and pleasant (as long as you're polite and don't show off an entitled attitude). For English studies, get engaged in what you're reading, she'll appreciate it. I highly recommend taking Writer's Craft with her - it was one of the best classes I took in high school. For creative writers, she is very open about what projects to pursue for your portfolio, but you must be productive in-class.
She picks favourites, gives tests that are somehow ALL "worth 10%", gives you terrible marks if your opinion is not the same as hers, marks presentations really hard (she expects you to memorize presentations, even if they're 10, 15 minutes long) and expects university-level writing from high schoolers. Switch out of her class if you can. I had her in Gr 10 (where I suffered greatly) and when I saw her on my Gr 11 timetable, I switched out immediately. Save yourself
she only wants you to write her opinion. If she does not agree with you, you are wrong. she doesnt review the exam throughly and forgets everything really offeten
Unfortunately, my daughter had this teacher for English. She picked favourites. She belittled students in front of others. She gloated in giving bad marks and caused unnecessary stress
most difficult teacher at LP, go to guidance the second you see her on your time table
If you hate your job, find a new one. She would benefit from moving into another profession. Worst. Teacher. Ever.
The worts teacher I have ever have. if you ever get her switch out as ASAP. When someone misses presentation she says something alog the lines of 'isn't she special" Shes old and needs to retire.
shes suposed to be a grade 12 teacher. i have her as my grade 10 teacher. shes such a hard marker. you have to be ontop of your game to get anywhere in her class. i dont know why shes like this..
hardest marker in the world! and says "AUGMENT YOUR NOTES" alot.. hahaha but quoting her is very fun
Ms. Pekkonen is a very hard marker, if she doesn't like your style of writing, you're screwed for the semester
Ms. Pekkonen does marking as it goes by the marking rubric. Grade 12 English is very hard with this teacher, hard to impress her on essays or assignments.
not as bad as everyone says, they're whiners...do you work, dont mouth off and you're getting 80...
She always spoke to me with her voice full of disapointment...
She is very tough, especially with essays, but in the end I learned a lot in her course. It helped to get me ready for university.
a good teacher if you let her be. most are distracted by her tough marking.