Average 4.68 based on 72 professor ratings
Sharon Rutherford is a Biology professor at John Abbott College - CEGEP located in St Anne De Bellevue, Quebec. When comparing Sharon Rutherford's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Sharon Rutherford's ratings are above the average of 4.16 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at John Abbott College - CEGEP is 4.07 stars.
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Sharon is very kind but very strict in her exam. Her exam is very confusing and hard .times in her exams are very very short If you complain about time nothing can be changed.Her note book is very good not her class though.you have to study every day​ if you want to pass this hard course.

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Sharon is the best teacher I have had at Abbott. She teaches you how to study but its not easy, so be prepared to work. Her notes are well organized, she gives you lots of practise and her tests are fair if you've done the work. She's vey friendly and you can even call her at home for help. I will miss her.

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Sharon is a sweet heart and does her absolute best to make you succeed in her class. However, her tests for Bio 2 are insanely detail oriented and extremely difficult. Sharon is probably the hardest bio 2 prof there is in the college. This does have it's upside in the fact that the final was a breeze. However, its kinda bittersweet cause its only worth 25%. I managed to do wellin her class but i would only recommend her for students that want to go in that field in the future. she's a gem though

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You need to REALLY put in the effort for her Biology II class, but that is self-explanatory for every optional science course. Learn how to manage your time for her class when it comes to keeping up with the notes because they are overwhelming, but provide all the necessary information needed for the final! She will be happy to help you only if you have put in the effort, just like every teacher should.

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Sharon was the best teacher I had at JAC. She was interesting and funny and loves biology. She makes you work hard but tests you fairly. She really cares about you as a person and teaches you how to study. She also brings baking!

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She teaches a lot of extra details than we need for the final but shes super good, with any biology class you need to study a lot and effectively and youll get good marks on the tests. I would always take her again her class made me feel like i was writing a quizz during the final.. it was so easy i aced it

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THE HARDEST BIO TEACHER THAT YOU WILL EVER FIND.

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She is a good teacher but she is extremely hard. Her tests are really hard. You need to study extra hard to get good grades. She does expect a lot from her students. However, she does prepare you for university. She is quite funny and interesting.

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Sharon is, without a doubt, the BEST biology teacher in the department. Her tests are hard. She will redefine learning and studying. At least, she did for me, but I feel like I am better prepared for University because of her. Once you perfect your study habits (in time, hopefully, for the final!)... She becomes easy. I giggled during the final. LOVE YOU SHARON! <3

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One of the best I've had at Abbott. She is strict and teaches a lot, but she is fair. Just do the work.

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One of the best teachers I have ever had. She is fun and passionate about what she does. Her tests are very fair but you have to know your stuff. I am very happy I had her as a teacher.

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If you plan on going into biology or any related field in university you'd be putting yourself at a disadvantage if you didn't take Sharon. Yes, she covers more material and is harder but if she knows that you worked hard she'll boost your mark and put you through. Also, if you're taking Bio 2 in your last semester, marks don't matter much anyway as long as you pass. She takes an interest in your personal life and your future which is helpful if you're unsure about what to do in the future. TAKE

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She is hard and expects a lot but she is also fair and when you get to university you will thank her. She teaches you how to study and gives you lots of practice. She cares more than any teacher I have ever had. I was so prepared for university and she's the reason.

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Dear current and future students of Ms Sharon Rutherford, Sharon was my biology teacher exactly one year ago. The only time I passed and even did well was on the final. This doesn't mean that this will be the case for you... I didn't have good studying skills for her class. I only came to accept this fact when it came to the last couple of weeks. She prepares you for reality while experiencing the reality: university and on. Because of her, I'm 99.9% sure I will be getting into Dietetics this

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Take her if you want to know what university will be like. She's extremely nice and pretty clear but what she covers in class is nowhere close to what's actually on her tests. I've taken all kinds of sciences and her class is by far the hardest so far. Tests are close to impossible, prepares you for the final though. She's great if you put in a lot of time and effort.

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VERY HARD TESTS! class average will be BAD! she's sweet and there for you during office hours, but her tests are nothing like the final. hard marker! instead of only having multiple choice on tests (like everyone else) you have filling blanks, true/false correct the multiple choice, etc.

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She pushes you too hard and you basically work more than everyone else but prepares you well for the finals. Take her if you are willing to work hard and ace the final :D

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Great lady can't say the same about the class. Very Difficult, but very Nice person. You would rather have her as your grandma than your teacher in the end.

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She is a nice person and she really loves Bio, however class is very boring and her tests are hard to another level!! Oh I did study!! She is helpful but strict. If I could go back, I wouldn't take he

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she's a really nice lady but shes really hard. She asks ridiculous questions on her test that other classes dont cover. Class average very low and your lucky if u pass a test. HARD FOR NO REASON!

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TAKE HER IF YOU CAN!!!!
Sharon is an amazing teacher, she really loves what she does and is devoted to her students. Her tests are hard, but you will be SO happy you took her!

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An amazing teacher and amazing person. Her tests are not easy but you learn how to study. Take her!

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Excellent teacher but hard, but very fair if you do your work. She cares about students more then any other teacher i've had.

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Amazing teacher. You can call her at home for help. Fantastic class notes and powerpoints. HARD tests but great preparation for the final. She loves details!

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TOUGH teacher, but it will be worth it if you put in the effort. Explanations are sometimes confusing, so read the textbook too!

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if you wanna learn something, take this teacher.

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Very nice teacher

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She has no idea how to teach. Not engaging at all. She's boring like there's no tomorrow. I've been on the Dean's List and I DON'T recommend this teacher.

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amazing bio1 teacher

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great teacher! take her you will learn how to study. Interesting stories. Organized, really hard.. but no surprises.

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She's one of the best teachers I've had. She cares so much about her students and she's always there to help but you have to work harder than you have ever done. Awesome notes! I killed the final...

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She is definitely one of the toughest markers, since you have to know everything, and she's very picky about details. But she loves bio, and really cares about her students. Her notes are complete and great to study from.

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She doesn't teach an easy class. Her class propably is the hardest one out of all the other Bio 2 teachers, but you will learn a lot. Her notes are clear and helpful, but there are a lot and you have to memorize ALL of them. Don't expect it to be a cake walk, but if you learn your stuff you'll enjoy her class because she is the best Bio2 teacher there. Take her if your willing to work.

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Bio II was so tough but I made it and learned more than I ever thought I could. Great teacher who really cares. Be prepared to work.

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She is an awesome teacher and not that hard, but you have to work. Her notes are so helpful and so is she. She's fun and really loves her job. I will take her for bio 2.

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she is a very tough teacher but if ur looking to go into bio she is the perfect teacher for you because she goes into alot of detail for every subject. she is also very helpful, she gives you her home phone number and tells S

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sharon is an amazing teacher, sure she's hard, but she's excellent prep for university, take her, work hard now, and you'll be prepared and know how to study for university later, she's right, last min studying won't cut it

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Very good teacher. She really cares about her students. She does her best to help her students when they need it. However, her General Biology II course is hard.

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She cares about her students, but she also thinks that bio is everything, and if it isnt your thing, you wont amount to anything. shes tough but fair, and its not really hard to get a good mark in her class. study tho..

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Bio II was tough, but if you work as hard as she suggests you'll be fine (I have 85 going into the final, and I'm far from a genius). She's always available for help and really cares about her students.

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Very difficult tests, but great prep for the final. She's understanding and gives very useful tips for studying. I recommend her, but be prepared to study intensely.

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If you work as hard as she tells you to work, you will be fine in her class. She really does care about her students, if you're having trouble she's always there to offer her advice to help you get through the course. Her class is alot more work than the other Biology classes, but it also taught me how to study properly. Great teacher, will definitely take her again for Bio 2

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sharon's an amazing teacher, a bit tough, but you'll be prepared for the final. An extremely nice woman, often gives treats for her students (cookies and chocolate), and she makes the course material very interesting to learn... very animated!

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She's an amazing teacher, would reccomend her to anyone. The material is covered in a lot of depth so you get a great base going into the final. She also cares about her students a lot, which makes her even more special.

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Sharon may have tough tests, but she is fair, and her explanations are one of a kind. She appears to enjoy the subject, and it comes through in her teaching. Unlike some profs, she does not see herself as a condescending authority figure. She is very approachable

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Although Sharon's notes are juicy and her tests are very long, she manages to teach beyond the subject. She's understanding and not condescending. Take her and ace the final!

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She's Freakin hard!!!!!

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Great teacher! She's very nice and helpful! But you have to understand the material she teaches is really really hard! Very kind and understanding person!

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One of the best teachers at JAC. She's funny and is always willing to help. Bio II was an amazing course, but really really tough!

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she was so great. she really made me work but i learned a lot about bio and about how to study. she really cares about u and connects u to people who can give u advice about school

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she cares4 her students& refers to them as her friends/children.her tests/lab exams are hard so study a week in advance.i had her for bioII & she make bio awesome/intersting. helps

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best teacher!!!

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She is such a sweet teacher, she really cares and is there to help. Her tests are hard so be prepared to study hardcore before; be well prepared.

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She's really fun and her examples and stories are easy to understand and interesting. great bio teacher!

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Very nice lady but super hard tests and quizes. Hard to follow cause she goes to fast most of the time. Very challengin class. Nice personality but not helpful.

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She is extremely nice, and willing to help. Makes oyu find yourself and what u want in life. But very hard tests, study hard for long hours. If no time avoid.

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I'll never have a harder exam. She's got energy but it didn't help me. Too much detail. Failed. Super helpfull though and will help you find yourself.

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Get ready to work hard but worth it in the long run. She's a great person to know & a great example of a teacher that really cares :)

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Show me a teacher who works nearly as hard to help her students and I will show you two great teachers.

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Good teachers care about whether you really know your stuff. Good teachers make it as easy as possible to learn. Life is complex, but she opens the door for you

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If you want a teacher who can make something out of you, have the courage to take her. If you only care about your grade, don't waste her time.

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VERY helpful and nice teacher who really cares- even gave out phone no for students to call with questions. VERY hard class, tests more than syllabus requires!

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She is one of the best teachers at Abbott. She prepares you for university really well. Her exams are tough and you have to know everything.

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Shes the Best! You have to know tons of detail for her class but shes an amazing teacher

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Hardest class at JA. You have to study a lot! Don't do it if you have no time, otherwise you'll disappoint yourself. Great teacher...caring, funny etc.

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tha best it could get! she is amazing i hated bio in the start and got a 67 on the first test but finished the course with an 85. she cares n always there 4 u.

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super hard i though... i was struggling... but ended okay.. cool teacher she cares

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Great Prof. Loves her job and it shows. You just need to do the work, pay attn. and you'll do well. If you don't.... your more than dead meat.

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She's one of the sweetest teachers in the world... and one of the hardest!

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demanding but absolutely amazing teacher

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The best Biology teacher. Very funny and helpful.

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you'll learn sooo much stuff! And she really cares.

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