Average 2.24 based on 77 professor ratings
Sheryl Halpern is an English professor at Dawson College located in Montreal, Quebec. When comparing Sheryl Halpern's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Sheryl Halpern's ratings are below the average of 4.16 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Dawson College is 4.02 stars.
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guys, she makes you buy her own book that she herself wrote and if you don't you can't enter the class. You also can't buy the book second hand and it costs a ridiculous amount of money. also, she is suuuuuper strict, she likes calling out on students every class and be like " so explain to me what this term means" you will cry. avoid avoid avoid.

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I had her in my first term and let me tell you that she was my worst teacher ever. Don't take her if you want a high grade, she even said so herself. She makes really cringeworthy jokes and she expects you to find them funny. She has a "no tech policy" and has a tendency to think that anything you pull out of your bag is a phone even if it does not remotely look like a phone. She takes an awful amount of time marking and her comments are little to non-existent. Trust me. Don't take her.

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Coming from a student that is currently enrolled in her class; She is the definition of a bad teacher. Avoid her if you can. I highly recommend to swap teachers. Sheryl is condescending and possesses a superiority complex (an attitude of superiority that conceals actual feelings of inferiority and failure). In the case that your attending the class, take plenty of notes word for word. You're going to have to mimic her style; She is a tough grader. I wish you luck and pray for your soul LOL.

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When teaching, she only sees the things she teaches as right; and when you give your opinion she'll always make you feel wrong.

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Dr.Halpern as she lovesss to be called is a teacher like no other. During the attendance calling, she asks every student a question based on her definitions. If you miss one word, she'll say no and repeat it. Then, in 102, there are analyses of short stories, 2 in-class essays, 5-10% exams,a oral and a final exam. Of course, she has no preference for anyone and even if you force yourself she doesn't care. Her office hours consist of :you're on the good or bad track. Also, she doesn't post grades

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Sheryl Halpern is the worst teacher ive ever had. If you are wise you will listen to all the bad reviews she has gotten and AVOID HER AT ALL COSTS. THIS MESSAGE IS YOUR SUCCESS AND SANITY

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She always puts students on the spot and always did things like asking a particular student if he did his homework when the student said no she turned to one of her favorite students and said i know YOU did your homework to make the other student feel bad and to disrespect him. She is an extremely unfair marker, our class average was 67 which is the lowest class average I have ever had. She takes 10% of your exam grade for ridiculous things such as forgetting to double space. Very rude avoid her

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listen to those other reviews, do yourself a favour and DO NOT TAKE THIS TEACHER. Spending 2 hours with her is brutal,she is ridiculously annoying. You always have to do the homework because she asks EVERYONE questions on it. Shes a hard marker, i got 74 and i was above class average (average was 70....)

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if you see her name on your schedule just change school

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Guys, you need to listen to the reviews. I saw them but I didn't listen and I really wish I did. She even told my class on the first day "If you're looking to get high grades this isn't the class for you". DO NOT TAKE HER. I'm a student that normally gets 80s and I got a 66 in her class.

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HORRIBLE. She is one of the toughest markers I've ever had the displeasure of encountering. She makes you question your intelligence with her rude nature and if you enjoy multiple panic attacks through out the semester then by all means take her. makes you buy her extremely expensive book that even though she "revised it " still is missing pages. The best advice I can give you is DON'T TAKE HER. DROP HER CLASS . RUN WHILE YOU CAN.

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Firstly, she makes you buy an 80$ textbook and only use it 3 times, as well as make you write an essay but won't teach you how to cite sources until THE DAY BEFORE. Her marking is also BS and doesn't really help (circled the entire last paragraph of my classmate's essay and only wrote "no") is entitled and frankly rude when lecturing. Only accepts her version of things, anything else is unacceptable and will result in failure. Not a bad person, but a HORRIBLE professor.

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Avoid her if you can. She's a very, VERY strict grader, teaches a boring class where everyone is forced to participate, gives tons of work and is generally repulsive to listen to. Please learn from my mistake and choose another class. She'll ask you a question and cut you off midway through your answer because she thinks your wrong, when sometimes you were about to add what she corrected you with. A truly awful experience.

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Sheryl Halpern is the worst teacher. She is so beyond mean. She tried telling me multiple times that my doctors notes were not valid. She is actually the meanest teacher at dawson. My entire class failed and its not because we are all stupid. She is so incompetent and i learned absolutely nothing from her class. Her teaching methods are as follows, NOBODY IS RIGHT EXCEPT FOR HER. So don't even bother having a different opinion or answer that is not EXACTLY the same as hers because it willbewrong

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Very knowledgable woman but is useless at sharing her knowledge. Her grading criteria is baffling and her heart is cold. The only thing she ever puts online is your absences. Her tests are not hard she is just very particular in the way she grades things. This will not be an easy english class if you take her. She is a shockingly mean woman who will have no pity on you. Absolute worst teacher I have ever had. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

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Sheryl Halpern.. where to begin, I had her for the short story and she is very weird and an extremely hard marker, doesn't post your grades online and takes forever to hand back your assignments. I usual pass English with 80s but with her i got a 67 and the class average was 65. She will make you buy her OWN book and only use it twice, she uses the other one though. Honestly don't take her, do yourself a favor and run!!!!!!!!!

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I had her for my my english 102, Short Story and she is the worst teacher you could ever have. I never got an average as low as the one I got in her class. She is extremely boring, not sympathetic and the hardest marker ever!! DON'T EVER TAKE HER, DROP THE CLASS, save yourself from all this pain pleasee!!!!

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WORST TEACHER EVER NEVER TAKE HER UNLESS YOU WANT TO FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!! extremely hard marker and you will fail

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You want to fail? You want anxiety crisis? this is the teacher you need! I had her in English 102 the short story. She doesn't accept opinion other than hers and give you weird look when you have an different idea . her textbook cost way to much money for a course pack that could cost 15$ and she uses her own story for the "final" essay so you can't find any recourse on the web to help you. good side, sometime she is funny. If you are super good in English you might be able to pass.

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I have only had this woman for a few weeks now but I felt compelled to talk about her. She is awful. Truly awful. Despite her complete lack of self awareness, she is so past the point of dumb it amazes me. People like her should not be allowed to teach. She repulses me. Her class sucks. She insults our intelligence, and the course material isn't interning. Switch, and switch now. And dear Sheryl, do us all a favour and quit teaching.

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I took her 103 English class last semester and it was difficult. I am excellent in English and usually get 90s but in doing all the homework and studying I still only got a 76!! She picks her favourites and makes sure you did your homework by calling you with the class list and putting you on the spot. If you go to her office hours she'll help but I find she has unrealistic expectations for her students. She's nice but if u want an 80, don't take her.

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R.I.P. Better plan your funeral ahead of taking this teacher, death is in your very near future. YOU WILL DIE.

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By far one of the most unfair and least helpful English teachers I've come across. She never explains what she wants on assignments, rarely offers any help, never posts anything online and is arguably the most unfair grader at Dawson. She takes off 2 points for every wrong answer and gives you 1 point for every correct answer. That's just plain arrogant. Avoid! Best decision you'll ever make.

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Horrible, worst teacher ever. I always had an 98% average in english, and I worked hard for it all the time. Once I got to her class I BARELY PASSED my 101 Intro to College English with a 67%. She makes your life miserable and makes you HATE english. I dreaded attending class and she was never willing to help when you aren't passing. She always uses the textbook and makes it clear to everyone that she knows everything and is always right because she has a PhD. NEVER TAKE HER YOU WILL CRY.

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If you're bad at english don't take her class, but if you're good, it won't be too bad. Her class wasn't boring, she's funny in a weird way. She will definitely improve your writing skills, she improved mine. If you're shy don't take her class because while she takes attendance she asks every person a question on the reading or homework.You can't use any form of electronics in her class, if you do... she'll ask you to leave. And she never lets her students go early, she goes right to the end.

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DO NOT TAKE- DO NOT TAKE- Worst class ever, it's all about definitions, feels like a math class.. if it's not the way she wants it to be you fail. ONLY ENGLISH CLASS @ DAWSON WITH AN ORAL PRESENTATION... AVOID AVOID AVOID.

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DO NOT TAKE THIS TEACHER, YOU WILL REGRET IT FOR THE REMAINDER OF YOUR SEMESTER. LEAVE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. TRUST ME AND EVERYONE ELSE.

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You might be thinking that it's not worth it, going through the trouble of changing courses. You have to go to the office. You have to maybe lose another class you're in. You have to walk places. But trust me, this is not a teacher you want to have. Run, my friend. Run, run as fast and as far as you can, and never look back. Otherwise your undoing will be at hand, and there will be no one to blame but yourself.

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Worst teacher ever. Take my word for this.

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NEVER TAKE HER CLASS !!!!! AVOID ! She is reeeaaally boring, it is the most boring class I have ever had, and the most horrible teacher too. If you don't share her opinion on the material we are learning, then you won't have a good grade. She thinks she is funny, but her humor is horrible. Aslo, if you miss a class, the next one she will be very mean to you. DO NOT CHOOSE HER

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AVOID AVOID AVOID!! if you want to pass you will avoid at all cost! she is horrible. No notes, no explanation, class time is a waste, she expects us to know everything t, she has her favourites if she doesn't like you she will fail you! There are oral presentations in class and she takes attendance by asking each and every person in the class questions like vocabulary words or other BS. Id rather break my own leg and not be able to walk for4 months than take her. Obnoxious woman!

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She is a nice and fun teacher,makes jokes and class is usually interesting BUT she is very very strict and will FAIL U!!!!
So if u can avoid her at all cost because no matter how hard you try she will not give you a grade above than 65%.
She doesn't give detailed notes and every class will ask a question to each and every student. Her explanations are not clear and there is not much help given Also she has favourites and if she doesn't like you ,then your doomed. Dont take her!

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She is a nice and fun teacher,makes jokes and class is usually interesting BUT she is very very strict and will FAIL U!!!!
So if u can avoid her at all cost because no matter how hard you try she will not give you a grade above than 65%.
She doesn't give detailed notes and every class will ask a question to each and every student. Her explanations are not clear and there is not much help given Also she has favourites and if she doesn't like you ,then your doomed. Dont take her!

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Very strict and boring teacher. She picks on every single student using her class list. She is not a very easy marker. I didnt miss a single class, did all the work, came prepared and finished with a 77 which i wasnt happy with. Her classes are really boring. She is helpful though if you go see her, and she explains what she wants very clearly.

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Like actually, don't take her. CHANGE NOW or forever regret your decision. Im doinng you a huge favor.

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I got the hardest teacher in my whole high school and ended with an 83. Sheryl Halpern is the worst teacher i have ever had to encounter. No matter how much effort you give, you will probably bairly p

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Ok. First of all, the first thing she says when you walk into her class is "this is a hard class, so drop it if you wish." Already not a good start. I can go on and on about how much homework she give

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If you accidentally sign up for a course with Sheryl Halpern, switch into another class. You will be very hard-pressed to find any teacher at Dawson worse than her. Seriously.

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She is always 5 minutes late, lectures are boring, hard marker, Gives back corrected exams weeks after the test was done, or will not give it at all. Do NOT take her,she is nice, but not good.

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I'm a really strong student and felt like a fool in her class. There is teaching and then there is demoralizing!

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The class content is okay, although she is very unclear about the work given and is a really unfair grader. She is weird ..

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nice lady, class isnt too hard if you listlen, a bit weird but id take her again

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Hated, do not take!!

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i once got 1.7245/2 on a quiz....ya wierd. She is a hard marker and by far the wierdest teacher ive ever had. She does things that make you question her sanity. AVOID!

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Boring and irrelevant. Do not take her.

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Really hard marker, compared to most other teachers at Dawson. I'm never quite sure what her point is when she's talking.

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Hard marker... but actually managed to keep english interesting for me. But I like english class. If you're looking for an easy way out... avoid. You will actually learn here.

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The problem: She doesn't give any answers, even when I ask it, or if what I said was correct. On the flip side, if your grammer is good, take her to increase your CRC score because everyone will fail.

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Not an easy marker. Must know your grammer. Not an easy teacher.

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I would try to avoid this teacher. She has her own, wird sence of humour, she stresses me out when she walks in with 10 bags and bunch of papers everywhere :(. Hard to explain, but defenately easy to recomend avoiding.

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The worst techer ever. She is not helpful, tough grader and makes extrmely boring. We read the same long story for three weeks and her exams are difficult. You must stay awake the whole time. Avoid.

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boring class, everyone walks out for breaks at least twice per class, u do the same short story for weeks at a time, marks fairly, shes super nice,tests are easy if you know how to answer

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Boring, but an easy class. Longest essay was 750 words for a BXE class, what a joke. Easy "read the story and answer the question" tests. Not the best teacher, not the worst.

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English class is usually my favourite course but it has not been the case with Mrs Halpern this semester. She picks obvious favourites. Marks unfairly. Calls on you when you are asleep in class... ha!

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Very boring teacher, hard marker, test are unfair, Does the same thing thw WHOLE semester. DONT TAKE HER!She has favorites, ask randoms questions, and is not good at all.

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Very boring teacher, hard marker, and unfair teaching and marking. If you are francophone she will hate you and fail you. She hates ppl with opions. her quizes are pointeless+hard

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Hard marker. Favors students who speak a lot in class. Tests are pointless and long.

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Good tecaher, even though a bit weird. Easy marker, you just have to follow in class. Nice person, just learn to be her friend! =)

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i liked her. shes completely lost it, but its cool for someone to be awake at 8 am.

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AH! This class is so boring, you will do the same thing every class. If you think of leaving the class early, forget about it the class is 1:45 min no lesss!!!!

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Her BXE class is set up more for grade 4 students, than for college students. Which is troubling to minds trying to grow.

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i thought she was a really good teacher! if u write well n seem like ur really into interpretating work, ull do good. dont be late, even at 8am

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fine, she's kinda strange but other than that, she's not that bad, very nice person if u get on her good side

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I have never been in an english class that is worse than this one. She is the most boring teacher i have ever had. Dont take her. I learnt nothin in 3 months.

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kind of quirky. You'll do better if you go see her in her office.Really not that hard of a marker.if you have any kind of education in english, you'll do fine.

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never take a teacher like that

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i really enjoyed her class. she is very nice and helpful. the workload is not too much and she is clear with what she wants.

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the worst english teacher in dawson, is very unclear with many things and does not like her students unless u read more than she does

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ok teacher, hard marker, not a big workload, boring and long class, but nice person, sometimes unclear

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sheryl halpern is not a really good teacher

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very unfair teacher and marker, very stubborn, can make you very angry,

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Great teacher, knows her work well, not a difficult grader

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She is NOT a good teacher.

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A very friendly teacher

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Hmm WHY do we have teachers like that ...she has a problem---she does not like s

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