She's so good! I took her for Much Ado about Shakespeare- and it wasn't boring! lol it was actually really interesting and she's really understanding.
She is so amazing! I am someone who got 60s in high school and ended with 90s in her class! best teacher ever <3 too bad she is retiring because I would have taken her again for sure! absolutely loved her class. was so much fun. I was always excited to show up!
Best teacher you could have ever taken! She's extremely knowledgeable, knows very well all of Shakespeare's plays and the reason you love following the course with her it is because she is SIMPLY THE BEST!
Is unfortunate that the rest of the students will not be able to know her or get in a class with her because she has retired, such a great Teacher!
Way too much work, really regret taking her. The work isn't difficult though, so i f you don't mind doing a lot of assignments, you'll be fine.
Had her a few years ago for Shakespeare and The West and the World. Shakespeare was awesome, the West was okay. To date, she's my favorite English teacher. Classes were pretty entertaining, and you actually learn. Make no mistake however, you have to work for your mark. You cannot slack off in her classes. Just do your work, pay reasonable attention, and you'll do great. She's always willing to help students as well.
Renee cares greatly about her work, but her patience extends only to those students whose efforts meet her demands. And her demands are within every student's capabilities; it's just a matter of keeping on top of the readings, participating in class discussion, and handing over thoughtful work once due dates role 'round. She's been doing this for a long time--and for good reason. She's good at it! So do yourself a favour: take her, and lean a thing or two.
Interesting course and pretty easy. There is a lot of group work for small marks but it was all done in class, so you get full marks just for participating. Homework was usually just reading, reading quizzes were no big deal. Teacher is enthusiastic and open to students opinions. Great course if your interested in other cultures and how they relate to the West.
her english classes include a lot of readings, many assignments and many quizzes. i usually do well in english, but in her english class i did not. her assignments are all worth 0.8% and there are so many of them! she's available for open hours if you want to know how you can improve on an essay, but you are unable to resubmit. I wouldn't take her again.
Amazing teacher. Sorry to see her leave for the end of semester. Very reasonable. A lot of work, especially small assignments.
Not a course for slackers, but hey its Shakespeare. Renee's explanations are very clear so you get good ideas about the plays, and her dramatic activities were fun to act out. She wants her students to succeed and and gives a lot of help on the essay, just ask her. If you want to learn something in English and have an interesting teacher, take her.
Probably the most work I have ever done for an english class. Course material is quite interesting but she gives too much work, as if it was the only class we had to worry about. But if you're willing to put some effort and learn some Shakespeare, you will do great because luckily, she does care for her students!
had her for Shakespeare she was really nice and she made the subject really easy, especially that i never did any shakespeare before
I find her ratings are actually better than what they should be. She is rather strict and not that much of an easy marker. I am a good student but expected higher marks. Also, her Shakespeare class gives a large amount of work. You have to read a few scenes for every class and answers questions, or else you lose marks. However, she is interesting and open to ideas. Do not take her if you plan on slacking. If you take her, you are well prepared for the Exit Exam and for other English courses.
I DO NOT LIKE HER AT ALL!!! At the beginning she would seem easy going and sweet but with time you figure out that she's the exact opposite!! the smallest thing will make her hate you, such as if you'
Really good english teacher, had her for Shakespeare and the class was really interesting! Lots of mini assigments and short homeworks, but they're easy, helpful, and if you do them you'll do great!
She's a good teacher, but if you start your semester poorly... it usually won't get better... Her course is interesting... but she's really not!
My favorite English teacher at Abbott. She teaches interesting topics in her West and World course. Average workload and fair marker, also easy to talk to and very helpful if you make an effort.
One of if not the best english teachers ive ever had. She's very nice, understanding, insightful and will go above and beyond to help her students. Shakespeare class was truly enjoyable.
She is really really helpful and a very kind person. If you want to get a great mark and really learn something, take her!!!!!
Amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing!!!! What a great teacher, not to mention, a wonderful person!
Best English Teacher John Abbott has to offer. Her Shakespeare course is amazing. She really cares about her students, and she will go out of her way to help you!
I was in Introduction to English Literature and Compisition and RenÃ©e was the best teacher I could have wished for that class! She cares about her students and wants them to succeed! Homeworks couldn't have been more helpful
I thought Shakespeare would be hard and boring, but Renee has a great style of teaching so that you really understand the plays. She's flexible, caring and always willing to help. Great course,you learn a lot and have fun too
Renee is a lovely person and amazing Shakespeare teacher. She has intresting activities so you can really understand the plays. She's open to student ideas and always willing to help. I learned a lot and had fun too!
Very nice teacher, she will always help you if you have question. She is very understanding, she will give you an extention if you need one for your essays. It's true that you have lots of little homeworks to do but they are very helpfull and make the class easy even though it wil get annoying after a while. You can get threw the class without studying much if your decent at english with 85+ since she is a good teacher.
Renee is such a sweet teacher. You can tell she really cares about her students and wants them to do well. She will always give you second chances for assignments. There was quite a bit of reading and homework, but it wasn't a big deal if you missed something, always a way to make it up. Very enthusiastic and fun to be around. I'd reccommend her!
Not a course for real slackers, because you do have to keep up with the work. But Renee is an amazing teacher, she really cares about her students and is always willing to give you a second chance if you mess up. Very kind and understanding, and her sense of humor will keep you in a good mood.
Really sweet lady, but wow!!! Lots of work..it never ends, she could FOR SURE cut down on all the work she gives, it just really takes up so much time!!
Wonderful Shakespeare teacher! She's very knowledgeable on the subject and makes lectures interesting and engaging! She's a pretty easy marker but you do have to work for your mark! Only setback is that theres ALOTof hw
Amazing teacher and great personality! Gives a lot of marks just for doing your homework on time. I had her for two classes and did great in both. She even makes the final essay optional. Thanks, Renee!
Good teacher for english 101. I went from 60s to 80s with her. You read intersting stories and learn how to write a proper essay in MLA style. She was always in a good mood and kept me awake at 8:30!!
I had Renee for composition and litterature. She helped me improve my English reading and writing a lot. She picks good textes that students like. Explains very clear and organized and is really nice to students.
Interesting and openminded teacher, never makes you feel stupid if you don't understand something or don't agree with her. Good class atmosphere and lots of participation. Her passion for Shakespeare will rub off on you!
I hated Shakepeare in highschool so I was dreading this course, but Renee completely changed my mind about Shakespeare. He's not that hard and not boring at all! She explains clearly, you get into the plays and class is fun.
Great course and awesome teacher! She'll really get you to understand and like Shakespeare. Homework yes, but easy marks if you do it and you won't be lost in class. Great discussions and movies. Recommended!!!
I didn't really like her contemporary literature and culture class, but it wasn't her fault really. She's a good teacher, but pretty demanding. You also want to stay on her good side... Definitely not the best at JAC.
great course and teacher, good senseof humor, interesting books and movies opened my eyes to different cultures...yeah, there's little homework assignments but they're easy and help you with essays and really improve your mark..definitely recommended!
Really nice teacher and easy class if you do all of the work.Get to watch a lot of movies in class, hard marker on essays. ALOT ALOT OF HOMEWORK...too much class discussions(boring!)but overall great teacher
A really good teacher, I would recommend taking her class to everyone. Sure there's a lot of homework, but it pays off at the end and if you listen in class, the assignments are pretty easy. I never thought I would enjoy Shakespeare, but this was my favourite English class. It wasn't boring at all!
Ok, one work: homework. Brace urself. Never done this much homework, ever! And i can't just not do it, so i did everything, and got a 92 in her shakespeare class, but maaaaan did i work! Good class, respects eevryone's opinion, it's rly just the workload. "Uh hum, ok, alright, ya"
Pretty interesting class, with lots of relevant movies. Kind of a lot of homework, yes, but she's a super easy marker if you put any kind of effort into it whatsoever. Do the work, and you'll do fine. I would take take her again.
Another dead boring english class, but not her fault, most of the english courses have been dumbed down. However she is helpful and fairly easy, unfortunately that made me sleep through most of her classes.
Shes good because shes the one english teacher who hasnt put me into a death-like sleep.Ya sure there is work but nothing to stress over. She always stares at you and nods her head. Recommended.
She gives a lot of work, and is strict! Good teacher although but be prepared to hear her excuses from A to Z about why the work was not corrected! Be ready to work hard!
Renee is very dedicated to her students and always willing to help. She also makes a great effort to pick out interesting texts/movies to watch in class! Recommended.
she gives alot of work and i mean ALOT stay AWAY if u can
Great teacher, A little heavy on the workload but it is all easy. Just do all the mini assignments and youll do great. DO the bonus faceoff . Boosted my final grade 7 percent
Incredible teacher!!! She was so nice and brought a great atmosphere to the classroom. Will certainly remember her... She inspired me!
She's a great teacher, her corrections take some time, but other than that, you should try and take her, she does her job very well.
If you like homework take this class and be prepared to hear excuses about why she never has stuff corrected
you'll have to earn your grade. she's really picky about essay formats. she picks amazing editions of the plays for her shakespeare class so you'll understand!
Loves teaching. Good teacher but hard. Lots of work to do.
she thinks you are only taking her class she gives a heavy work load . If you are stong in english you'll be ok boring and teaches till the last minute
Renee is amazing. She's really into Shakespeare, but she makes it interesting. It's worth taking her class if you are strong in English
She gives a lot of work, but at least u actually learn a lot of stuff once it's over.Taking her for 101 or 102 is a good idea; she'll teach u perfect mla format
very nice and very helpful, class could be a little boring though...
She enjoys what she teaches but if you make a bad first impression, she'll hate you forever! She always thinks that what she says is right...not an easy mark!
most amazing teacher in the world! i would take her again and again. she will really TEACH you something for a change. cant go wrong with her!
One of the sweetest and most helpful teachers in my experience. Work hard and shell reward you.