She is by far one of the strictest teachers in the school, but that only spurred me to work even harder thanks to her. So to say her marking is ridiculous isn't too bad of a thing, actually.
She can give you a zero for an assignment she had not properly explained. While she takes harsh points off for your grammar, she also adds bonuses to her favorites (which, ironically, is something that is impossible in her guideline about giving bonuses). She is the type of "traditional" teacher you would expect (which is somewhat not engaging at all).
Is she a good teacher? If you are her favorites, then you will do extremely well. If you're not, you are kind of screwed.
She's very knowledgable and she sure knows how to promulgate ( hehe WOW ) it. Tests + marking = difficult, but work hard and you'll maintain a good grade in that class.
Teaches hard,and she's very picky
Overall she is a good teacher. Yes her marking system is hard, especially in writing, but she can really improve your English skills. She does not waste any minute in her class which is really great. She does not like students who has poor English skills, that's true, but it is your responsibility to be good at English, not her fault.
Mrs.Clay-Smith is a nice person in general, but the way she marks is quite hard and strict. However, that is a good thing because it prepares you for exams and the provincials. Students will look at her like an awful teacher, but everyone have two sides. (:
Let's see. You're one of those people who thinks it's your God-given right to go to a university of your choice, and the only reason you don't get in is because your teacher is too hard. You cheat your way through school, don't read any books to expand your writing and thinking skills, yet figure you deserve to do well anyway. You're the reason you didn't get to go where you wanted to go. You failed yourself, and now it's caught up with you. You're mad because deep down, you know it's true.
Oh no! She makes you (gasp) use a dictionary and learn how to become an independent learner?! That horrible teacher! And she tells people that other interpretations aren't correct?! Guess what? There are wrong answers. It's good you're learning that now. She's a great teacher.
She teaches nicely, but her marking system is very flawed and she did not give me any help but tell me to get the dictionary. Most of her students are failing her classes because its so hard.
She's awesome. I've learned so much from her because I figured out that it's better to ignore my more immature peers in the class. Some day they may grow up. Some day . . .
She's not as mean as she is portrayed to be, but she certainly neglects students with poor English skills; exams focus on irrelevant details and she has no appreciation for other interpretations.
I love how the same person keeps posting 1s. Taking out a personal vendetta on an anonymous internet forum. How mature and honorable!
Practically everthying she says is on the test. Harsh on the essays but overall, a very fair teacher.
Love her class. Everyone should transfer into her classes.
She makes all the slackers uncomfortable and the people who actually want to improve themselves get a chance to. Good for her!
No easy marks for people who don't care about actually learning? No easy marks for people who are used to getting everything easily without putting in real work? It's a good thing.
She's so haaaaard. She's so unfaaaaiiir. She expects us to be respoooonsible. Whine, whine whine. Do I hear whiners? I'm glad to have a teacher who will actually teach us things instead of playing to the lowest denominator. T
An English teacher that actually teaches. Her class is boring, but when final exam comes, you will actually feel like you are ready unlike when you are in other teacher's class.
She actually told us she is a tough marker. Her tests weigh differently, we had like a 56 m/c and it weighed 2%...and a quiz that weighed like 10%...Only good thing about her is you actually learn something
pretty strict but you can learn something in her class..
the only way that there is like fail for everyone is because they don't do homework and don't study the books... very nice teacher... luv the accent!
She`s okay, think the only reason people say she is a "tough marker" is because of her accent. Although sometimes she does give quizzes that takes up an hour and only weighs 2-5% of your grade...
She is not organize. But, just follow her rules and be good in her class. i think you can still pass.
Hard marker, sometimes even unreasonable. Unhelpful during tests and quizzes, so if you have a question, don't bet on getting it answered. Hates being wrong. Has favourites. holds grudges. Gives favourites high marks.
THERE'S BARELY ANY A's OR B's IN HER CLASSES...MANY FAIL!! she has favorites...holds grudges...is unreasonable!!!! hard marker. she teaches about god and the bible??? and gets mad if u take a sip of ur water bottle.
heh...she gave us a project on the second week of school..which was basically the second day worth 150 marks.everyone who tried to get out few weeks later couldnt cause EVERYONE wants to get out..okay @ teachin, but lota work
all i have to say is if you are reading this mid term you know what im about to say if you are reading this at the start of the 1st term,transfer out right away she is extreamly hard .she is nice though just very hard class
Not very good, give almost everyone bad mark. It seems that she doesn't know how to arrange stuff and always lost things. I hand in my homework and I can't get them back!!!
She has favourites..and she definitely holds grudges, so don't get on her bad side. She DOES overreact. and i think that she's really tough. Personally..i don't like her..
she's not that bad, i only hear the people who don't pay attention and are distruptive in class complaining about her
She is a GOOD teacher. Especially at mid-high school essay writing level. If you want a goof mark in essay writing, pay attention to what she has to say.
She's good because she makes you do in class essays, which you do at a post-secondary education level and there's rarely homework. Tough love. If you get a bad mark you deserve it.
shes really hard...gives bad marks and over reacts too much
she's not as bad as people think..she's actually quite nice..she just marks hard, thats all..
I really dont think shes that bad, just dont talk to much in class and you will be fine
Ok, for all of u that say she marks harshly, WORK HARDER. I'm getting excellent grades in her class and I'm fine. If you think her tests are hard, study more.
such a hard marker! sometimes makes jokes that are actually funny... dont lie, make up notes or anything because she will find out... and dont be late for class
she's okay..makes jokes...she might all of a sudden blow up but in a second she'll go back to normal so don't take it too personally, her tests are hard though