Average 2.04 based on 49 teacher ratings
Kalinowski is a Science teacher at Harry Ainlay School located in Edmonton, Alberta. When comparing Kalinowski's ratings to other teachers in the province of Alberta, Kalinowski's ratings are below the average of 4.36 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Harry Ainlay School is 4.18 stars.
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I came into Kalinowski's class aware of the atrocious comments left by former students on this site. By the time I left her class on the first day, I was shocked by the precise descriptions of her, Unprofessional, negatively minded, gives old notes from the 80s. She thinks multitasking is ineffective, which I thoroughly disagree. Thankfully, I was able to switch from her science 10 class. The other students and I are delighted when she retired in June 2016. Happy retirement and don't come back.

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Honestly don't know why she gets so much hate, I didn't think she was a bad teacher at all. I guess her teaching style worked for me, and she's really kind when you respect her. As soon as you goof off in class she has no patience for you. Bio 30 is so interesting, and it was obvious that she enjoyed teaching the material and wanted the class to enjoy it as well.

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I never did well in her class but it was my fault for being lazy but she's really nice, always has a smile and cares about her students if you are good to her she will be good to you. Also a very smart woman although she was a bit hard to understand sometimes if you ask her a question she will clarify it for you. One of my favourite teachers at Ainlay.

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Such a good teacher
And was passionate about teaching
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Empathetic for future students who don't get her as a teacher cause of her retirement. Lastly, thank you Kalinowski

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She doesnt know anything, she uses her lab outcomes from 1980s lab she did once to mark the lab in 2016 she gave my buddy a couple extra marks more than me and I had the same thing .

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I had being suffering through anxiety during my early years, and it is kicking back due to a woman named "Heidi Kalinowski". She is not good at teaching, in fact, she does not teach at all. If you picked up a homeless man and gave him two days worth of training, he would still surpass Kalinowski teaching level. She needs to stand up and interact with class, instead of moving her mouse cursor through powerpoint slides in order to interact. If you have her, DROP HER CLASS ASAP.

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Hands out worksheets all the time which I find is good but she never does it together with us, she expects us to know everything from the endless note taking. Quizzes that have nothing to do with anything she went over with us and when we ask about her she says "shoulda read the textbook". ARE YOU KIDDING ME, YOUR SUPPOSE TO GO OVER IT WITH US. I mean this is just my opinion. Some people might learn like this but I can't. So I suggest trying to drop bio or switching teachers. Thank me later

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She is honestly so impatient. I REALLY want to get out of her class. I dread any day I have her class. She acts like she couldn't care less about your success in her class. She expects you to know information before she teaches it to you. When she does explain something, there are a lot of missing information. I have NO CLUE WHAT'S GOING ON IN CLASS.

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My child had a very difficult time in her class. She comes across very rude, and discouraging to her students, and I would like for her to be fired immediately. Every child deserves a proper education from an encouraging and professional teacher.

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Her quizzes are simply unfair; they contain questions on things that you have never learned, like things from the next chapter or material she never taught or explained. She makes you feel like she's not on your side which is both discouraging and insulting. Her worksheets, powerpoints and the text contain DIFFERENT info about a topic, and when you point it out or ask which is right she tiptoes around the answer. Still got a 97% in her class, but had to study for hours every day on the internet.

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If you engage in class, do your homework, and ask questions, Kalinowski is a pretty good teacher. As long as you respect her and her teaching methods she will respect you back and give you the help that you need. I had her for two years and ended with relatively high marks both years. Biology is mostly memorizing so your mark will definitely reflect the amount of work that you put into the class.

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I started off the year thinking she was an okay teacher, and that people who didn't like her were lazy or what not. Now that it is a few months in I can't stand her. The past few units she hasn't even taught and has made us read the text and make out own notes, and never completely explained anything. She is rude every day for no reason and will publicly embarrass students in front of the class. She can be okay sometimes but mostly makes it hard for you to even learn.

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I actually had to drop her class because she wasn't really able to teach effectively. She's not really clear in trying to explain things, and when she uses visual aids, they're not very effective.

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Super hard tests that have nothing that we focused on in class. Only uses powerpoint notes and gives us handouts and worksheets from 20 years ago.

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I hated her for most of the sem, but if you actually try to appreciate her, it will significantly help you.
Really hated the brazillian pages of notes, but everything else was OK. She tries to engage everyone with every method. She gives out diff handouts to help you understand the diff concepts.
Bio is a hard subject to teach because its all memorizing, so you gotta give it more effort to learn the class. Once you do, its a pretty fun class.
Playing with the pig's brain was super fun,

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if you pay attention in class, do your homework and ask for help she's a good teacher. when she knows you're interested in class she tries her best to help you and she cares about how you're doing. I liked her bio class. if respect and work goes both ways its a good class.

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I ABSOLUTELY HATE HER. I used to love and enjoy bio. now im scraping marks so i can pass because she obviously does not help :'(

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I have her right now and I have to say I seriously hate her. Every comment about her one here is true. She is a TERRIBLE PERSON AND TERRIBLE TEACHER. I honestly don't now why the school still keeps her around.There are so many complaints about her, but the school just tells us to "deal with it"because "we can't teacher shop" well when everyone of her students have a problem with her, maybe they should stop and think about what she is doing instead of blaming on everyone else who has her.

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One time, one of my answers was marked wrong on an exam and I showed her in the textbook that what I said was correct. She shrugged her shoulders and said "too bad." Yea. She's not the best

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She is one of the strictest, hardest teachers I ever had. My Bio mark is suffering tons because of it. She doesn't teach... All she does tell us to copy notes from a powerpoint, and never gives us true lectures. She just reads off the powerpoint. She then gives us lots of handouts and worksheets that don't make any sense. On the test, you bump into things that she never discusses and tells you about to study.

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she doesn't teach. not helpful when you ask either. she looks like she doesn't want to be there at all.

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a lot of people didn't like her, but i didn't think her class was that bad.. she gives you a lot of handouts and notes but it's a lot easier to catch up if you skip. i had her for 2 years and passed w

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what kind of teacher tells her student, 'you are going to fail this class' well, guess what i got 90 in my diploma and had a 62 in her course work. Thus, i ended up with 70 something. So u can imagine

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First of all, she didn't teach one part of the curriculum and told us "not to worry about it" when it was on the final exam. Secondly, she doesn't explain anything well at all.

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Only had her for a little while but her teaching style does not work, she leaves much of the teaching to the textbook and handouts with very little to no interaction with her students

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ohmygod i dont understand her teaching style she shows all these overhead sheets and that never shoes up on a test she literally will test u on the side info bits in the textbook

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had her for 2 years in a row probably the worst thing ever. i don't understand y she is soooo bad at teachin

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She can't teach whatsoever. I'm failing Biology 30 becuase of her. She needs to be fired. She refused me help.

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She never was wailling to help, she hardly gave any notes, and did not explain things clearly. Too many movies and worksheets, I had a tough time teaching everything to myself.

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SHE IS BY FAR THE WORST TEACHER AT AINLAY

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THE WORST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD!!! she literally makes you read the textbook all the time she does ZIP! and gets paid too much to do let her students fail cause she sucks!!!

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This is the worst teacher I have ever had in my life. She literally does not teach, and not to mention insults you. She actually told me she did not expect me to do well!

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I didn't really pay much attention in her class, I wrote my own notes and studied from the textbook. Ended with an 80. Could've done correspondence and got the same mark.

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her tests are so pointless she tests us on detail that no one considers important and leaves outt the main points

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omg if anybody ever has her please just drop her class one was limited to ask only 3 questions on a tests, she is really cold and doesnt help any one, no one in my class finds her helpful

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her notes are dated. her tests are right out of the key and shes kinda confusing.

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Really bad. Created a negative environment for learning by using comparasons between groups of students, as well as starting the sem off with a "you're not going to have fun and i'm not going to like you" attitude. Used notes that were atleast 15 years old and did not communicate clearly at all.

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Indescribably awful. Seriously.

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dull class

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To be objectionate, she's not the best. She did annoy me quite a bit and is unfair in many ways. And she does have her momments. Although that class is super easy to pass.

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I loved her!! She was an awesome bio teacher, its a shame she only taught us the first semester :( Has good notes, and is willing to help if u have problems.

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Great teacher, she made learning bio really fun and easy. You're the best Mrs. K

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She's somewhat of a good teacher if you pay attention. However, we are an IB class and she needs to teach us what is actually on the tests she gives us! Stress on important things

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she cannot teach at all. how is she teaching an IB CLASS! her notes are incoherent and she doesn't stress what is important. she says that she doesn't teach out of the textbook...

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She is very good at explaining, but its offset by the fact that you do review questions and use them as notes. Some of the DUMBEST exam questions EVER.

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Ugh, annoying. Freaks out over petty things. Not a bad teacher except that whole: 'you can't write notes down the first time we go over them' thing.

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So annoying. Super easy tests.

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Lucky I made it through this class alive, which is ironic because se taught me Bio.

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She gets you to do review questions before you learn anything, and her tests are very hard. She doesn't stress things of importance, and her notes aren't clear.

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