Average 4.33 based on 25 teacher ratings
Holmes is an English teacher at Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School located in Scarborough, Ontario. When comparing Holmes' ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Holmes' ratings are below the average of 4.37 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School is 4.35 stars.
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HARD TO CONSULT BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF TIME IT TAKES TO WAIT FOR YOUR NAME TO BE CALLED OUT

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I had Ms. Holmes many times and she is an amazing teacher. She guides you through many things and makes sure you understands (thus she has a consultation line longer than the yonge subway line). She teaches well, and I learned a lot through her. However, sometimes she is slow with her business such as TA interviews or getting ready, but when you get used to it, it will be all right.

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Very keen on correcting any grammatical errors on your essays and as a result her consultation line ups were infamously long. Hate it or love, but Holmes offered the most detailed consultation times and she's truly passionate about English and literature. Very nice person and often strikes conversation and jokes so people are never intimidated to speak with her.

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Great person, never had her as a teacher, but was her TA member a long time ago. Just came back checking old times. She was a great person, but she was always late. Hope she still isn't like that...

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She knows her stuff but be ready to stand in brutal lines for consultations.

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Fairly easy class, but her consultant lines are a nightmare. An absolute nightmare. I had her in gr10 barely scraped by because I never got the chance to consult.

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I had her for grade 10. She was so helpful. I wish I had her for grade 12.

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she's nice. consult a lot! hard marker though.

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She's an okay teacher but hard and inconsistent on her marking.

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Nice teacher but you always have to consult. So many people aren't graduating because of her!

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She's pretty thorough with the consultations which is really helpful, but when ppl ask her how they can get a better mark than 80%, she doesn't give great advice. To her 80% is a really good mark. But overall, she's a committed teacher and i really appreciate her criticism of my work. Thanks for all the help Ms. Holmes!!!

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u have to consult, if shes thinks ur going to fail or too behind even though u can still pass the course she wont help you. she also deducted marks for me because she though i plagarized when i didnt. she didnt have any proof other than it was too good to be my work.

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As a ta she is so slow! you have to wait for so long to sign in with her, but she does try and make us have ta lunches and fun stuff... as a teacher ehh, shes ok

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An incredible teacher if you take the time to consult with her. She'll do her best to try and help you succeed in her course but you have to take the effort to see her on a regular basis. Really nice personality too.

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consult consult consult n all will be well.. i was flounderin in her class n she actually took the time to call my parents because she knew i cud do better.. that righted my ship n got me through

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key to suceeding in her class is consultations. tries to encourage you to do better. you will get a good mark if you just consult with her a lot of times. she has a long list of people consulting with her so book a day ahead of time.good teacher overall

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Great teacher! Always inspiring me to do better! NOT a hard marker, despite what others say

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She's a nice teacher, but a hard marker. Emphasized that consultations were very important, but in the end, it helped me a lot.

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she was not helpful at all and caused me a great deal of stress. it's like she did not want me to graduate. or anyone else...

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she seems nice

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Just get lots of consultations, especially b4 handn in units n ull pass with flying colours. sometimes hard 2 noe wat she wants but u gt usd 2it as year goes on

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very helpfull, hard marker though

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She's da best

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defnitely not an easy teacher, but tries to help students out anyway...not always clear

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not very considerate to her students, very unreasonable

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Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School is located in Scarborough, Ontario with an average teacher rating of 4.35 stars. When comparing Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School's teachers to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School's teachers are below the average of 4.37 stars. Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School ranks 610 amongst all High Schools in the province of Ontario. Learn More