Picks favourites, in the first 30 minutes of the first class she told me I was too stupid for 3U English. Speaks to students like they're 5. Way too hard a marker for high school teacher. Thinks low marks are from a lack of trying/lazyness. Doesn't realize that ALL uni. courses look at your Eng. mark, and that taking U Eng. doesn't mean you want to be an Eng. Prof. If are planning to go University for English, she is probably close to how profs mark, but for a high school teacher she's terrible.
Has favorites, if you are not one of them, expect grades to be 15% lower than your normal English marks. If you don't agree with her opinions you are wrong; no other answer is acceptable. Will not help students, ignores IEP's and is very nasty, belittles students who have trouble with writing, ruining their self-confidence. Uses 100 words to say something that only needs 10, so her instructions are confusing. Almost all tests are "write an essay on .... ambiguous topic".
She is rude, unhelpful, and assumes everyone taking U level english is majoring in english. Believes that if you do not do well in english then you are lazy. She has directed multiple comments at me that I found very offensive. I put twice the work into this course as I did others, yet my mark was about thirty marks lower.
Ms. Manser is a great English teacher. She can be intimidating, and you really, really should do your work because its scary if you don't. I love her stories.
Had her for Writer's Craft in the early 00s. Spent waaayy too much time on the poetry unit. Establishes favourites early on and holds grudges. I'm glad I don't have to deal with her anymore.
Pretty good teacher, kind of scary. Has favourites, thank god I was one of them.
I learn alot, but she is very difficult. Not very nice. Seems like she wants you to get a low mark and doesn't care about you.
Ms. Manser prepared my children very well for university. In fact, they helped their friends who were majoring in English be more successful. Anyone who doesn't like her, just doesn't want to work.
Ms. Manser is my daugthers English teacher i dont recommend her to any any parent for her student
When students ask how to impove the only answer is work harder. A class average should not be considered good if it's in the 60% range, there is no way to get the mark you desever in her class! She doesn't seem to care that she's making it way harder to get into university and bringing down the amounts of scholarships for tons of kids!!
You can't speak to students in a condisending voice if you want them to listen to what you have to say! You are a very bad teacher! I have learned nothing from you, and i hope that you find another job because your ruining lives!
I have found her to be unbearable in the light that she firmly believes that if you are in her English class that she is prepping you for English in university. She does not take into consideration that all courses look at the english mark.
She has the English knowledge to teach, but when it comes down to teaching the senior students how it is done at the university level, she is way off. be aware
She can be hard, but very good teacher. I learned a lot in her class.