Lovely teacher, super intelligent and very, very sweet. I always struggled in science class because I'm easily distracted and not great at textbook work, which is obviously necessary when it comes to science. She was still very kind to me even though I was not one of her better students and had trouble paying attention.
Good Teacher and a very easy marker.. She expects you to know as much as she does, so you kind of have to Google and use the textbook alot to do well on tests. She expects alot of detail on everything. On tests & labs, be sure to repeat things 20 times because it looks like you know what your talking about..
Dr Decat is such a sweet lady! She enjoys her job a lot, which makes it a very positive learning environment (which is very important, especially with the stresses of 4U/AP Bio). She is very reasonable, understanding, and very passionate about the content in which she teaches. You need to be very independent and organized, and initiative is important. She doesn't get on your case about being behind, and doesn't check if you're grasping concepts. It's up to you to do the extra work and get help.
She basically does the work for you. The Stomata peel lab with Moomoo was amazing. She did everything for me! Question after question, just ask her and give her a stupid answer and she will correct you and give you the answer
Best teacher in westmount, she is fair and the trend is equality through the classroom no matter the race or color the mark stays the same
Dr.Decatanzaro is one of the best teachers in westmount. She is a easy marker, very friendly , and very knowledgeable. She treat every student equally unlike other teachers.Best teacher ever!
good marker and lessons are easy to understand one of the best teachers
She knows a lot, maybe too much. She assumes all her students know as much as she does and does not feel the need to help at all. She takes forever to mark labs and waits until after the test to return them to you, offering no help before the tests at all. She claims since we are in grade 12 we do not need a test review. Even when she gives you one, it doesn't help anyways because there were several questions on the first and second version that she had never taught to us.
Had her for grade 12 bio. really knowledge teacher but her lessons and slides were disorganized and hard to follow. used the previous teacher's slides and notes. she was an easy marker, friendly and helpful. loved her plants.
She was a very knowledgeable about the subject, but she was also REALLY BORING to listen to in lessons. She's the only teacher who's class I've fallen asleep in.
Dr. Decat is an awesome teacher :) Her lessons are very detailed although sometimes it doesn't cover everything on the test. Really helpful if you ask her for help and a fairy reasonable marker. She even accepted my work after the last day of work submission although I don't recommend it as she marks ten times harder! Also you can tell she's really into plants. I'll miss having her as a teacher!
Excellent teacher. The only problem I've seen with her is trying to figure out WHAT it is you aren't understanding, if you're lost on something. If you can articulate yourself well and explain to her what you don't understand, everything else should be great. Phenomenal lessons and an amazing teacher overall.
An awesome teacher, plans her lessons really well, is super nice and not at all judgemental. I could definitely go to her if I needed help.
Great teacher,she is a fun teacher to have and she is very easy with the things that you do. Also gives great lessons.
Dr. Decatanzaro is an amazing teacher! I highly recommend this teacher because she's nice and very helpful. You learn a lot from her lessons. Definately one of my favourite science teachers :)
She's so nice and her lessons are really good and very thorough. She was an amazing biology teacher.
Dr. DeCat. is a great teacher. She really knows how to get to know the students. She knows how to treat each individual in their unique way. I had a great time in her class and hope I can be in one of her classes again in the future.
I had her for gr 10 science as well as gr 11 and 12 biology and she is definitely one of the best science teachers I ever had. She's extremely nice and can be really funny at times. Great teacher, no student at westmount should take biology from any other teacher.
Nobody could as for a better teacher. she is really really smart, has her PhD and is still the most down to earth nice person. if anyone should win the teacher of the year award, it really should be her. u couldn't ask for more!!!
She is one of the best teachers I have ever had at the school. She is really nice, and explains the labs to me in plain english, because some of them are oddly worded. She is also great (and I'm thankful) that she took some stuff out of the course (like stupid questions). She rocks.
Decat is a very good teacher she's very nice and when it comes to test time she helps with everythign you need to know to rock that test...you rock Dr.Decat!
In my opinion, one of the if not the best teachers at Westmount. So so awesome.
Cool teacher, great fun, really relaxed. There should be more teachers like Dr. Decat!
She's a wonderful teacher and a great person. Lessons go a little fast though.
I have her this semester for Grade 10 Science and she is an awsome teacher and always tried her best to help you in any way!...You go Dr.Decat!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had her in grade 10. She is a great teacher, actually know what she is talking about. I mean she got a PhD.
She is nice and a good teacher ... very rare now-a-days, shes the reason i didn't carry over science :p
Very friendly and considerate, happy to teach, deserves to be a teacher. A+. Smiles all around. :)
Superb teacher. I am looking forward to having her as my Grade 12 Biology teacher next year...
Dr. Decat is an intelligent woman and it shows in her teaching. She is extremely helpful and she can be quite amusing
Dr. J's the best! She's an awesome teacher and so sweet :)
Although she's been my teacher for only 2 months, I know that the rest of the semester will be good. She's really easy-going and nice.
Great teacher! She has always made science more interesting for me than it really is...probably the sweetest teacher at our school!!!...extremely nice
Ms. Decat is great, i had her for science, i hope i get her for bio next year
only been in her carry over but still shes super sweet. maybe not the BEST teacher but shes so nice it makes up for anything !
shes cool, but is kinda scatterbrained....till she really cool!!!
She is a nice person, but I don't think she plan her lessons.
Ask her any follow-up that's not on the lesson plan, and watch her make up stuff!! It's fun!
she's very nice, and also seems to know what she's talking about.