Average 2.82 based on 26 teacher ratings
Rachel Taylor is an English teacher at Canterbury High School located in Ottawa, Ontario. When comparing Rachel Taylor's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Rachel Taylor's ratings are below the average of 4.37 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Canterbury High School is 4.21 stars.
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Very knowledgeable, or at least unable to convey ideas clearly. Had her in highschool years ago, didn't like her class too much. Looking back it was still bad, and it was mostly a problem with her teaching.

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My daughter became a lot more cultured and literate after embarking in Rachel Taylor's class.

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I have to say that Ms. Taylor is by far the best English teacher I've ever had. It's not that hard to be a nice person, and if you're nice and respectful to her, if you pay attention and participate, your marks will benefit! She can be scary but only to the disrespectful students which makes sense. She is so knowledgable and classy. I witnessed someone disrespect her and she handled it so professionally, I still don't know how she composed herself like that. So,be nice, do your HW & participate!

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Ms. Taylor is a very difficult teacher, however she does teach some useful things. I found that I used all of the information we learned in the Shakespeare unit in my grade 11 english class I took in summer school. She gets a bad rep. A lot of people hate her, and I can see why. She is a tough marker, and can overreact sometimes. However, as far as a teacher goes, she is pretty great at providing all the resources you need to succeed, and answers any questions you may have.

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Condescending, generally uncaring and a hard marker. I liked her a lot regardless, I'd never had such a teacher before in my life and thought I actually got better at writing. Looking back on my Gr. 10 essays I understand why I ended with an 70, but she marked more like a university prof. Hard work won't necessarily save you though, which is tough -- it's more about being well-read beforehand and being interested in literature. She gives choices, but we did Animal Farm, Romeo & Juliet + poetry

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She's a terrible teacher and her laugh is terrifying. if you have her switch out asap. A hard marker and will give you a bad mark on everything if she doesn't like you. Picks favourites and treats them with more respect than other students. She should not be a teacher.

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First of all, she is not clear at allll. It's very hard to understand what she is trying to explain because she speaks so slowly and quietly. She thinks faster than she talks so there is always something missing. She is not bad because she is lazy, she is bad because she does not know how to teach. I wonder why the school is still hiring her, I haven't learned anything from grade 9, like seriously nothing, I just can't remember anything. Please fire her for the sake of the new generations.

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Her class is REALLY hard, but if you try you will learn so much. From Shakespeare to spelling she will cover everything, but make she you are always taking notes because she loves tests and quizzes. She marks really hard and is super picky, but make sure to talk to her at lunch whenever you need it because she'll really help you and loves students that take the time. Also participate in her class or else she will call on you when you least expect it.

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You can tell she is deeply insecure. She know a lot about english but fails to teach it. She always tries to justify herself "You see I'm holding a Danier bag symbolizing that I am chique." She literally said this and she picks on students even when they try their best. She tends to be sarcastic, too strong opinionated and closed-minded. All I learned from her class was that there's good books...somewhere. She also focused on things that aren't in the test and has favourites. Leave her class now

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Miss taylor is an educated women with great appreciation for the english language. If she asks you to work hard, you will find it rewarding in the end.

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My least favourite teacher ever. Really condescending and authoritarian.

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Her easily shaken confidence ruined any chance of my improving and progressing in my art this year. In two instances she the announced to the class that she had given up on teaching us. She admitted to not teaching our class for two months and giving us busy work because she was scared of a few students. She managed to create that horrible atmosphere among a class room full of talented, eager and intelligent students. She wasted my time.

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She is not just the worst teacher I've ever had, but also one of the worst people I've ever met. She didn't teach a lot, just wanting to focus on things she personally liked. She admitted to our class that she didn't like us and "gave up" on her job for two weeks. She's passive aggressive, sarcastic, and condescending to students. She made many students in our class cry. I could go on much longer, but I don't have the space. Thanks for making this year hell miss, I hope I never have you again.

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I love her! I learned so much in her class and I enjoyed being in her class alot! :)) She only likes you if you pay attention in class, respect her, work hard and hands in things on time.

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Ms. Taylor wasn't the best teacher I had. She is not accomadating to different learning styles. In general, You are going to have many difficulties. She is highly unstable and was many times very publicly angry, arrogrant and sarcasm. but to her, sarcasm is NOT verbal irony. At times had made some kids cry... But she's a very thorough editor... Note- never ask for an extension because it may come back and haunt you. Take good notes.

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Ms.Taylor doesn't know what shes talking about. She doesn't know how to teach and she doesn't know how to treat students right.

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She tries to be all nice and "in the now" but she really isn't. She expects a lot out of us, talking really fast and quietly about completely new concepts and expects us to be able to scribble eveything down... in grade 10... she does get marks out of nowhere though... usually for the better though.

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She's friendly but always tries to solve problems with an airy laugh.

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She was an excellent teacher. I liked business because of her, and she was very nice, though a bit too impersonal. I learned alot, and got a good mark because of it!

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worst class ever!, worst teacher!!

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Hard core. Very detailed about EVERYTHING. She gives a lot of assignments too. Learned alot, but more than I wanted too.

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horrible teacher. She doesn't understand anything better than her students. She's either a really hard or really easy marker. bad english teacher.

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Um..a little weird. Very nice and somewhat appoarchable. I like her, when she's in a GOOD mood..(YOU know what I'm talking about)

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I think she's pretty nice, if you behave. She knows what she's doing, anyway.

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very nice teacher, unique style :)

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needs to be more open with students

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i think people need to give her a chance, good teacher

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