Average 3.89 based on 45 teacher ratings
Penny Sartor is a retired English teacher at Richmond Hill High School located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. When comparing Penny Sartor's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Penny Sartor's ratings are below the average of 4.28 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Richmond Hill High School is 4.11 stars.
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English with Sartor is a really interesting experience. Honestly, I don't think I would be able to write an essay had it not been for her. Her class is definitely tough, and it's always your top priority, but she teaches so much about english, and honestly, life itself. She's a lot of fun, but you might have trouble if you have bad work ethic. I'm going to remember her as one of my favorite teachers I've ever had.

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She's an amazing teacher, and an even better person. Her course is one of the most unique things, ever, the only problem is, it's incredibley hard. If you get above an 80, you did a good job. If you were one of the few students who got above 90, then you should be on top of the world. She's a great person, though, and she's a lot of fun. Just don't be rude in her class, make LOTS of notes, talk in discussions, and you'll be good.

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She's very set out on her opinions, so if you view poitns differently, BE SURE TOBACK UP UR POINTS LIKE NEVER BEFORE OR ELSE YOU WILLLL FAIL. Her sense of humour is actually so cold, but that's what makes it hilarious. She's a great person, and she pushed me so hard- I learned a lot! But she's extremely hard... like honestly be happy if you have high 80s, like really happy, and be honoured to get above 90.

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If you disagree with her point of view and ideas, you WILL have a hard time in her class. Exams are pretty hard, and her teaching doesn't prepare you for them. Her teaching methods are vague, you can see the lack of effort and care with the messy, handwritten handouts. Would definitely NOT recommend.

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I agree with the comment "She doesn't so much teach as preach. If you disagree with her ideas she'll fail you without question." She is a good reason not to go to Richmond Hill High School.

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One my absolutely fav teachers at rhhs... She's not easy (in fact she's REALLY TOUGH) but if you try and prove to her that your trying you're sure to get over 80. She really teaches you the importance of time management... she's strict but is always willing to help you out. Work hard and the results will follow!

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THE hardest English teacher in Grade 9... I didn't really like her teaching methods as they were vague and she would handwrite some of her handouts. Had a hard time in the class, but as long as you try your best she'll have some empathy for you. Overall a very cool teacher though, knows her stuff.

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As much as I liked her, this year was hard :P But other english classes will be a breeze, methinks, so its okay. Also, guys, we don't talk about human potential here. Seriously.

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I have Mrs. Sartor for around 4 weeks, and am having a lot of difficulty understanding.... she talks in a very general and vauge ways. She is very knowledgeable though, very knowledgeable....

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had her for grade 9 gifted english, 2011/12 . She's an interesting person...if that says anything. HUMAN POTENTIAL!!!!! talk a lot, which is good sometimes, gives A LOT of assignments, but no homework for the next day. you will learn sooo much in her class, and really improve! at first, you don't understand anything! but as time progresses, you adjust and begin to understand what it is she wants. Read flowers for algernon, which was a REALLY good book! brings cookies often! :P but you must try!

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I had her for grade nine gifted english. One of the toughest teachers I've encountered, with deep lessons. Tough but definitely a good teacher.

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Had her for 9 Gifted. She's not a hard marker at all... as long as u try ur best (which u should). if u try, ur guaranted an 80%, but it's hard to get over 90% with her. HUMAN POTENTIAL ROCKS! :)

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Awesome!

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Awful teacher, even on "opinion" pieces she expects her opinion, docks marks for anything else. Not clear at all, some days she will come in without a lesson plan! Ridiculous.

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Probably my best teacher, I really learned a lot. Strictness and difficulty level depends on the students.

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do not go into your class thinking you can slack off. consider yourself warned. and ask a lot of questions, take everything seriously. once you get to know her she is an amazing teacher

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Take her class. Seriously.

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She talked wayy too much!!!! But knew what she was doing though...overall impressed

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wonderful teacher but if i want to learn about philosophy,i will take it in gr 11

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Her assignments are boring and too structured. Great authors don't THINK about what they're going to write and where they're going to place literary devices. Overall,I'm not enjoying English class.

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love her! kinda like a mom that i wouldnt be embarrassed to be seen with and easy to talk to as well

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Fabulous teacher. Teaches about life, writing, and TRULY cares about her students. One of the best teachers I had throughout high school by far.

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Amazing teacher, really insightful, and has a lot of wisdom to offer if you are willing to listen. She is more than willing to listen to differing views, as long as you have proof

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She doesn't so much teach as preach. If you disagree with her ideas she'll fail you without question. Hypocritical hippy

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The best teacher ever! She's kind of vague and is not the easiest marker but she and her assignments are so fun. I loved her class and looked forward to it every day! Thank you!

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She was okay...not my favourite and very confusing but smart

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She is such a cool teacher!! Sometimes when I have a question about an assignment, though, I find that, though she said something interesting, it didn't really answer my question.

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She tries to make jokes, which helps coz English classes used to be soooo boring.

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very good teacher..i actually learnt something this yr in eng class..finally someone that treats her students with respect and doesnt talk to us like we're kindergardeners

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she is nice and funny HARD MARKER>.. ididnt learn much in her class but.. w.e lets us go out for washrooms everdya 3 times.:|

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I didn't learn very much, but it was an interesting class.

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i dunno about this one, she is teaching way too hard

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she is helpful if u need it, she is responsible and teaches alot, she respects and JOKES! i apperciate her work for us evn thogh tough marker

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BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!!TEACHES US SO MUCH MORE THAN ANY OTHER ENGLISH TEACHER!

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please try and teach better

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She is one weird teacher. By the end of the course, I wasn't sure if I even learned what I was supposed to learn. Always off topic and a tough marker!

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Always has an extra story to tell. Loves to change due dates. Amazing overall teacher, easy marker, lots of fun in her class.

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good teacher. If you did all your work you did fine.

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not easy, but she will teach you more than just english...THE GREATEST

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Although tough at times, she makes up for it with her brilliance!

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not gonna lie to ya, a bit confusing and random at times, but i seemed to do fine, a good teacher

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coolest english teacher ever

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WIERD!!!!! What more can I say?

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