Average 3.61 based on 44 teacher ratings
Susan Bourne is a Performing Arts teacher at Etobicoke School Of The Arts located in Etobicoke, Ontario. When comparing Susan Bourne's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Susan Bourne's ratings are below the average of 4.37 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Etobicoke School Of The Arts is 4.11 stars.
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I have ms. Bourne for grade 9 english. She has not helped to improve my writing in the slightest this year, and she never gives helpful corrections. She also happens to have terrible time management, for example, she will randomly bring up things that are indirectly related to the english conversation topic. Like if we are talking about the book we are reading, if something reminds her of her family for example, she will talk a bunch about her family. Gets sidetracked very easily.

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I didn't ever want to go to class because she made it such an unfriendly unwelcoming room. She doesn't want your opinion and also will judge you for not knowing something rather than teaching you it. Answers phone in class constantly and picks favourites and hates the rest. Awful Awful.

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Ms.Bourne is amazing! SUZY B!! She loves when students are kind to her and helpful, so just like take the attendance down, say hi to her in the hall, just be nice!! She's isn't horrified when a student swears, or when she does. Overall, I love suzy.

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An amazing director and great teacher. Shows favouritism but I think at heart she is a great woman.

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Ms Bourne is an overall nice lady but shows extreme favoritism and once she hates you, she hates you. She also gives out assignments randomly with no background information, and gets angry when you forget. We learned so much less than the other drama class that year and entirely missed the greek theatre unit because she made us spend 2 months on a short presentation, which she critiqued in front of the other class. i've heard good things about her directing though!

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MRS BOURNE IS VERY HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY. SHE SOMETIMES CAN BE A LITTLE TO HARSH BUT I ENJOY HER VERY MUCH AS MY DRAMA TEACHER! I HOPE TO HAVE HER AGAIN IN LATER YEARS. She is an AMAZING directer.

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I am currently one of her grade 9 students, and while I'd heard great things about her teaching and directing, and respected her opinion, i find that her direction is often more criticism rather than constructive criticism. She doesn't care about people's feelings and doesn't have a filter. I want to like her, but she is particularly hard on me and i don't know why, because i'm always polite and respectful and i do my work. Also her direction of the school play this year is losing it's touch.

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She is a great teacher as well as director. If you are willing to learn you will gain alot from being in her class.

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Bourne is a great teacher, if you show her some respect you'll get some back. If you dont want to do the work then why are you in the school? Overall her knowledge although statued into stone like her

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Great director, good teacher, but really really harsh and unfair.

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She's not easy, but do your work and don't be an idiot around ehr and you'll do fine. Only complaint is she sometimes wants things ONLY her way, but other than that she's great!

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Honestly, I understand why she gets angry at times. Some kids just need to know where the line is. Period. Some being such a child.

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Very good teacher if she likes you. She can be very harsh and rude

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The name says it all :/

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yes i am in grade 9, but she completly hates me. for no reason. I have not often forgot my things, and chewed gum once. she has a hate for me, for no reason. i dont understand her.

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<3 her! she really loves her students. She has her psychotic/emotional moments... but it's just b/c she's invested in this school. she wants you to do well, because she cares, and knows you can.

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amazing teacher, one of my favourites. Taught me so much, I hope to have her again.

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great teacher but...she never gets the names right. shes been calling me lisa for 4 months..and thats nowhere near my name. and, shes RUDE. bursts into our class even in the middle of a performance.

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I know way more about her grandson than I should. She picks favourites and least favourites and it's bloomin' obvious. Very close-minded, and very scatter-brained.

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Maybe you should stop thinking about yourself. And put others first, just a thought

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You will hate her the first few years, but later on you grow to realize that E.S.A. Drama IS Susan Bourne. She opens up to older students.

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wonderful woman, shes helped me grow. thank you.

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ms bourne needs to stop being so selfish...

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Miss bourne got me into acting.I'm not a dramam major and she accepted me as if i had been her student forever. i really respect her and glad to have met her.

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yes sometimes she gets cought up with herself but in the end she is amazing. Really takes a while, but she is increadbly smart. Works well with older students.

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has too many favorites

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good teacher as long as youre on her good side...or perfect *cough somebody in our class...ERRRGGGHHHHH

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Prone to favourtism and emotional outbursts. She could be very sweet but very demanding. Treats students as employees, at times. Get on her good-side early...

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awesome lady. she knows exactly what she's doing... helps me find the passion in drama! LOVE HER!!

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she really favors students that speak up and she can be a bit harsh on sum things

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Cant make up my mind about Mrs. Bourne. Either love er or hate er. Suppose she's alright.A little too emotional. Someones ruuuuude.

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I understand why ppl. don't like her, but I really do. She is very professional. Just do your assignments and don't talk in class and all is well.

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she's pretty good. i've learnt alot fron her and she knows her stuff. i just wish she was a bit nicer and actually gave people the marks they deserve.

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She's an amazing teacher, and i've learned so much from her this year. And she directs and corrects your mistakes with clarity, and shes usually always right!

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too much busywork and too much pretentiousness but overall a nice lady.nicer lady than teacher,actually,but we can forgive her because she knows how to direct!

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Ms. Bourne is an amazing teacher if you can get past the emotional roller coaster ride and the director frame of mind. She helps you become a thinking actor.

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Shes a director at heart, and only a director, she doesnt teach, she directs. She assigns so many useless assignments and is so quick to point fingers

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Very intelligent person, good director, but you must be intelligent to learn from her. This is unfortunate for most of her students.

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Grade 11 english was the best. Performing scenes from Macbeth gave me a much better understanding of and appreciation for Shakespeare. Thanks.

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I learn alot from her but she can be a little harsh...

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I dont paticularly enjoy her, or her teaching abilities.

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Nice woman but her assignments and lessons are incredibly hokey

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Shes a hard teacher, but its all worth it in the end

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Assighns too much useless and pointless work!

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Etobicoke School Of The Arts is located in Etobicoke, Ontario with an average teacher rating of 4.11 stars. When comparing Etobicoke School Of The Arts' teachers to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Etobicoke School Of The Arts' teachers are below the average of 4.37 stars. Etobicoke School Of The Arts ranks 360 amongst all High Schools in the province of Ontario. Learn More