She is underrated. That, I can tell you. I had her a good 14 years ago. She is very tough but to this day I strongly believe her challenging Grade 12 English class made me a better writer.
On the negative side, I do recall her being somewhat unfair and inconsistent at times.
Mrs. Pekkonen Tries to fail me on the exam by giving me 14/32. Terrible teacher. Drop out if you have her.
Ms. Pekkonen was an influential teacher during my time at Lorne Park. She is knowledgeable, helpful, and pleasant (as long as you're polite and don't show off an entitled attitude). For English studies, get engaged in what you're reading, she'll appreciate it. I highly recommend taking Writer's Craft with her - it was one of the best classes I took in high school. For creative writers, she is very open about what projects to pursue for your portfolio, but you must be productive in-class.
She picks favourites, gives tests that are somehow ALL "worth 10%", gives you terrible marks if your opinion is not the same as hers, marks presentations really hard (she expects you to memorize presentations, even if they're 10, 15 minutes long) and expects university-level writing from high schoolers. Switch out of her class if you can. I had her in Gr 10 (where I suffered greatly) and when I saw her on my Gr 11 timetable, I switched out immediately. Save yourself
she only wants you to write her opinion. If she does not agree with you, you are wrong. she doesnt review the exam throughly and forgets everything really offeten
Is this pathetic excuse for a teacher fired yet? She knows nothing at all about teaching. I had her in both grade 10 and 11 english my marks were; 43% in grade 10 and 58% in grade 11. Keep in mind that she is an English teacher and I am currently taking my masters in English Language and Literature at Oxford University. Anyways, if you love English, do not let this lady ruin your aspirations, BELIEVE me its not YOU it's HER!! She is the WORST teacher I've had in my 20 yr's of schooling.
So far I think she's a reasonable teacher, she just want people to do exactly what she asks for. Nothing more, nothing less. Hard assignments but honestly, English is the most important subject for
The worts teacher I have ever have. if you ever get her switch out as ASAP. When someone misses presentation she says something alog the lines of 'isn't she special" Shes old and needs to retire.
it is true, if she doesnt like your mark will show that.
shes suposed to be a grade 12 teacher. i have her as my grade 10 teacher. shes such a hard marker. you have to be ontop of your game to get anywhere in her class. i dont know why shes like this..
hardest marker in the world! and says "AUGMENT YOUR NOTES" alot.. hahaha but quoting her is very fun
Ms. Pekkonen is a very hard marker, if she doesn't like your style of writing, you're screwed for the semester
Ms. Pekkonen does marking as it goes by the marking rubric. Grade 12 English is very hard with this teacher, hard to impress her on essays or assignments.
not as bad as everyone says, they're whiners...do you work, dont mouth off and you're getting 80...
She always spoke to me with her voice full of disapointment...
She is very tough, especially with essays, but in the end I learned a lot in her course. It helped to get me ready for university.
a good teacher if you let her be. most are distracted by her tough marking.