Average 4.5 based on 41 teacher ratings
Mary Kolacevic is an English teacher at Michael Power & St. Joseph's Secondary School located in Etobicoke, Ontario. When comparing Mary Kolacevic's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Mary Kolacevic's ratings are above the average of 4.28 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Michael Power & St. Joseph's Secondary School is 4.3 stars.
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I don't know where to start. Out of all my four years, I've never had an English teacher so passionate about literature, and the success of her students. People say she is tough, but she is only tough because she cares, and she is more then happy to offer you her help and guidance if you ask. Her passion is so evident, and it makes such a difference. Switching out of her class because you heard she was a hard marker will be the biggest mistake of your high school career. 5/5 stars from me.

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Very intelligent woman, however also extremely close-minded. I had her in grade 9, she teaches like a professor; There is only one right interpretation and that is her's. She claims that "as long as there is evidence then it is valid", but discourages any of our own analyses and inferences if she has not heard of them. She keeps emphasizing how David in the Chrysalids is very open-minded, which I found extremely ironic.

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She's very nice and teaches English well. But she marks really hard and assigns a lot of homework.

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honestly the best teacher i've ever had , super chill and wants you to do well only thing is she marks kind of hard

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She is a pretty good teacher, but a very hard marker. Somethings I don't agree with in her class though, like how there must be a correct answer for what a poem is about, but poetry is supposed to be perceived by different people differently? Also, one presentation, I was confident I did very well, yet I didn't end up doing well at all and others who I know for sure didn't do as well got better marks. Didn't do well in that class even though I always did my best, and usually very good in english

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Such a smart woman. Had her for 2 years and would have loved to have her for all 4. She is so smart & intelligent and really wants her students to succeed. Will help you 100% on whatever you are writing about and will put forth all her effort in order to see you succeed. Truly cares for all her students.

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Such a nice woman. She respects her students and finds a way to relate to them. If you dont like her, you're prob not doing what you're supposed to be doing. she fully planned out my essay for me when I came to her for help. You can tell she loves what shes doing. Lovely experience with her. Work moderately and take notes and you will do well.

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She is a very smart lady. The course can be difficult at times. Nevertheless, a kind, warm-hearted person that well prepares you for post secondary school. Always there to help you no matter what. Great teacher.

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Was one of the best teachers I ever had, though I didn't realize it at the time. She is the reason I am able to write effectively, at the post secondary level and in academic settings.

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She is a really nice teacher. She teaches you lots of helpful things that you will need in other grades as well. She also can joke around and makes class time fun !!

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Miss Kolacevic is a very nice and helpful woman, she is a really good english teacher but she is a little of a hard marker. She will try to do anything so her student's questions are answered and so they can succeed. Warning english in gr.9 is harder than the stupid stuff we learn in grade 8! Do your homework

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"You can't get a mark on your opinion, english is a science, so there is a right and wrong way of interpretting a novel"
Said that to my class, and now I realize that is very, very wrong.

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She is one of my favourite teachers I have this sem. If you get on her good side she will let you talk in class and not get over mad if you dont do you work sometimes. Alot people dont give her enough

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Hard marker but teaches a lot

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Shes a good teacher- she is full of ideas and perspectives. The only bad thing about her is that she is narrow minded, lectures for too long, and only accepts her point of view. A pretty good teacher.

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She is one of the top three teachers in the English department. She is so smartand insightful. She does choose favourites and gets short tempered with differing opinions, but that's because she is a passionate woman. I think she's very pretty and I love her sense of style. She taught me grade 9 ib and because of the correction she made to my writing style and process I'm doing well now. Thanks!

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she's a great, intelligent teacher that makes you work hard to get good marks. has favourites and clearly shows it. very nice and understanding, explains well, but very tough marker. don't go against her opinion!!!

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When I had her the class was linear and non-stimulating. She's not bad, but not remarkable. Some teachers receive negative ratings from slackers, bad students. But honestly, there are more talented teachers in the MPSJ English department.

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ONE OF THE SMARTEST TEACHERS. VERY NICE (People just dont like her cause shes a hard marker but still fair). VERY FUNNY TOO!! I learned so much from her! DO YOUR HOMEWORK. It's very important!!

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as much as i complained about that course, she taught me SO much and even got me laughing a couple of times.u've gotta respect her intelligence

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Miss you are a really helpful teacher and i am doing better in english this year then i ever did last year

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Knows her material. Very thourough. Extremely tough marker. Gets very moody. Different approach - Lots of lectures. Often expect students to be english proffs.

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she understands what she doing.. but is a hard marker

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great teacher... really nice if your on her good side

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You have to work alot to pull of a B. HOWEVER, everything she taught me, I use today in University, and cannot thank her more.

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An excellent teacher

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U gotta work in her class! tests are fair, essays however... But she knows what she's doing! Participate in her class, she'll love u, and embarass u if u don't!

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super teacher! Hey Ms. K, now I'm an English teacher. Thanks for everything!

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Wel even tho i didnt like her much at first she is actualy really nice and is willing to help afterschool, her class isnt easy, but it prepares people for later

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she marks REALLY hard... especially on the IB people... can't really say that I like her

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when i had her she was nice, but even though i was her fav, i didnt like it because the way she treated everyone else was disrespectful. if only she was nicer!

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always thought eng was easy until I was in her class. Its hard but she makes it interesting. she knows her stuff. Very stimulating class.

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greatest teacher ever. More knowledgeable than my uni eng prof

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u really have to think in her class. she knows her stuff but she's a hard marker. her classes are mentally stimulating

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very intelligent / passionate for literature/ expects to much from high school student /should have been a university prof

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i hate how she picks favourites... not fair!

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You'd pick favourites too if you spent your days surrounded by brainless monads.

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get ready to work, but it pays off

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Michael Power & St. Joseph's Secondary School is located in Etobicoke, Ontario with an average teacher rating of 4.3 stars. When comparing Michael Power & St. Joseph's Secondary School's teachers to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Michael Power & St. Joseph's Secondary School's teachers are above the average of 4.28 stars. Michael Power & St. Joseph's Secondary School ranks 771 amongst all High Schools in the province of Ontario. Learn More