Absolutely horrible experience in her class. Her tests are quite easy, but if you make mistakes, she gets very angry and loses her patience and temper extremely easily. She's knowledgeable and her teaching is effective, but she constantly makes students feel uncomfortable and belittles them. You can never feel safe to go to her for help. I know she means well and is strict because she wants her students to learn, but the atmosphere she makes for the class is :/ dropping french because of her.
Ms. Thorpe is one of the most delusional teachers I have ever encountered. Her crankiness is contagious; yet she insists "I am always in a good mood". Her teaching methods are very good, but not perfect like she thinks they are. When I was in Grade Nine she made me cry. Insult after insult. I am a diligent person who likes to learn. If Ms. Thorpe taught for so long as she claims, she would have the common sense to recognize that is if I make 4 mistakes in the same class, SHE MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM
Horribly hypocritical. She was my French teacher in Grade Nine, Eleven, and Twelve. She criticizes students for their incompetency in French and wearing their skirts too short. Fair enough. However, she is especially *close* with Ms.Senna, who is infamous for those things . Loretto Abbey is honestly such a joke sometimes. Ms. Thorpe should practice what she preaches if she is so strict. Also, she often says "Well, I got a 50 in Chemistry" when you talk to her about your mark.
shes so rude, no respect for her. she disses everyone who gets answers wrong, makes girls feel horrible. idk how she still teaches tbh, heard soo much stuff about her from soo many girls in sooo many diff grades, and not one person likes her. she is the reason most girls drop french. i dropped extended french because i hated her and she made me cry, and then i get her for core.
Ms. Thorpe has ignorant attitudes towards students with learning/psychological disorders. She actually told a student in resource that she did not believe she was in resource. Ms.Thorpe is also a hypocrite. Who are you to tell students to adopt a positive attitude, while you are critical of almost everything? She should stop supervising the geography trips; I have heard that she makes inappropriate remarks to students. Why has she not been reprimanded yet? I ask myself this question everyday.
Once I raised my hand to answer one of the questions, and she said in an annoyed tone "What are you talking about?" and her and the class laughed at me in unison. My next answer was correct, but she rolled her eyes at me and said in exact words that I was making her life difficult. It is one of my most painful school memories. Girls started to bully me after the incident;this is partially Ms. Thorpe's fault. She is one of the people who ruined my high school life. I will consider therapy.
Do not be fooled by my high rating. Ms. Thorpe is an effective teacher but I would not recommend her to any student now, or in the future. There is a trade-off between your education and your sanity if you are her student. Ms.Thorpe needs to realize that when she bullies students, it is more difficult for them to concentrate in class, and then they will end up receiving lower grades, which is the opposite effect intended.
It is sometimes difficult to take her opinions seriously. She is so grouchy and inconsistent. For instance, one class she told me that I am not a serious student in front of the entire class. Then in a later class she says that I am "hard working". Miss, if you want to give criticism, it should be constructive. Instead your type of criticism is arbitrary and that of a bully.
This entry is continuation of the one below. I accidentally misheard her directions. She rolled her eyes at me, looked at the class, and they laughed at me in unison. She remarked that I had "scratch writing". Afterwards, she asks me to write on the board. I tell her I was unsure of the answer. I did not finish the sentence, yet she says "If you're not serious, then fine I'll do it!" Then she asks me AGAIN to present the answer and she firmly says "No that's wrong!" in front of the entire class
She is clearly knowledgeable about French. However, I feel like that is why the Loretto Abbey staff is excusing her for her horrible behaviour. I can attest that as a former student, she is truly despicable. I attend university now, but I still have scary flashbacks from when she bullied me in front of the whole class. I have memories even from 2008 of her ridiculing my weaknesses in front of the entire class. There is nothing wrong with enforcing discipline; but she abuses her authority.
very rude. no respect. inconsiderate. horrible teacher, should be fired ASAP.
Why are you so mean? It's not my fault you have dry, brittle hair and pit stains.
Okay I believe we can all agree that she can sometimes be intimidating, but honestly, she teaches SO INCREDIBLY well. She is hard on us because she wants us to learn. She is a very good teacher and just wants us all to learn for our own best.
She's very nice if you get to know her. She is strict because she wants you to learn but she is very helpful.
was thinking of switching out this year but ms. thorpe convinced me to stay in french. I was lost in the beginning of the year because I missed a few classes but she helped me catch up and gives me lots of help and resources.
Honestly, Thorpe can be a b sometimes but once you get to know her, you'll start to hate her even more. I hate how she picks on people and belittles them. How disappointing.
the worst. She hates everybody and she is distracting during tests and exams. She has the worst personality and she lowers people's mark because she does not like them. She is so lazy and criticizes everything
meanie. she has a knack of insulting everyone. NOT our fault for being in split class so there!!!! >-<"
She can be quite moody, but she's probably the best French teacher at the Abbey. She knows what she's doing, stays on track, and makes sure you understand!
AWESOME! I feel bad for her cause she sometimes looks upset:( and needs cheering up but she can be nice!
MISS whhyyy did you have to leave and whhyyy did we have to get stuck with Murray? We miss you!!!
MISS YOU NEED TO TAKE OTHER PEOPLE INTO CONSIDERATION AND STOP OPENING THE WINDOWS!!
i dont know why you guys think shes a bad teacher cuz shes honestly one of the best ive ever had and im glad this is my 3rd yr gettin her =D ur the best miss!!!!
good teacher i lean alot from u thanks:) even tho i hate freanch with a passion... i am learning
She's always getting mad for the strangest reasons, and she has a thing about keeping the windows open!!! It's really cold!!!
srry mrs...but I HATE FRENCH its sooo confusing .....n dont be expecting me not to fail...n trust me this is the only year im taking french ...next year Italian
do not take switch of class personally, there really wasnt enoguh physical space and the other class is so much easier. very friendly but strict.thx for ski tip
Shes nicer to the people who are failing than the people who aren't. Its like she wants people to fail.
lets put it this way...next year i'm taking spanish 4 sure
Why does she expect so much from us? We're CORE french, not EXTENDED!
She tends to pick on ppl and when she is annoyed...look out
confusing, hard, sometimes mean, picks on people, and we get too much homework!
great individual, very helpful, so funny! a pleasure to be in her class
im too scared to ask her questions..she's very intimidating