Average 4.03 based on 39 teacher ratings
Susan Lumsden is an English teacher at Pickering High School located in Ajax, Ontario. When comparing Susan Lumsden's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Susan Lumsden's ratings are below the average of 4.37 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Pickering High School is 4.26 stars.
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I really needed a good mark in grade 12 English, and after hearing horror stories of Mrs. Lumsden, I was extremely scared. Thankfully they were false. Best english teacher I have ever had! Best english mark by 10%! DO NOT SWITCH OUT OF HER CLASS

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When I was in high school 5 yrs ago I had Mrs. Lumsden as an English teacher. During my time with her I got so frustrated because her marking was SO difficult. She is a tough teacher no doubt! But now that I have completed University I can safely say that she taught me more than any other teacher in that school. She is tough, but that is life! She pushed me to strengthen my skills and my writing level far surpassed most of my peers in University. Her tough-love approach pays off!

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I had her my in grade 12 and was terrified because EVERYONE told me how horrible she was. The first week of classes were dreadful

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She's terrible, absolutely terrible. Brutal, and unforgiving... but she really does prepare you crazy well. She'll put the time in to help you if you put the effort in.
Don't take 3U unless you're going to put the effort in. If you're willing to, it'll be a great class, though.

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At first I really hated her class the first few weeks but it gets easier later on and I have learned alot from what she teaches. She does give a lot of work but if you work really hard it will seriously pay off. You should not really care if she is biased, um hello we all are biased in something. I have a better mark in her 12 english class than I did last year (not that it was bad)trust me she wakes you up to reality. Whatever she teaches will be a real help in university.

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I had her when I was younger, always had great marks in english. Finished with a 56 in her class. Ruined my A avg. I now have a Business diploma, Bachelor of commerce degree, Bachelors of Arts degree and now working away at an MBA. Oh did I mention I made Deans list nearly every semester in University? Don't let her get you down, she is mean, biased and dislikes athletes. Work hard in her class, get ther credit and do not look back.

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she is so biased...

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I don't know why so many people don't like her, shes actually hilarious and really helpful if you take the time to go see her.

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A cool person, I remember joking with her a lot during class. But once she gets behind her mark book she's concentrated evil. Never underestimate her. Ever.

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I could put up with everything else about her, but limiting bathroom visits is cruel. There are some people who actually do NEED to go to the bathroom more often than 5 times a semester...

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once you get to uni. you will appreciate everything she has taught you. After my first year I cant count the number of times that i refered back to things she taught, especially with papers/essays.Thx

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I luv her! Lumsden is the greatest!!!! :)

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mrs,i can honestly say you were the worst teacher i hav ever had in english...you're kinda evil...just a bit...or a lot...and you show no mercy...

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She is very unhelpful and unforgiving towards students who are athletic and need to miss school for important sporting events that are not associated with the school.

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mrs i love you, your the best teacher no matter what anybody says, and your my second mother, thanks for givin me a second chance. Never change! you inspire me!

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Mrs. Lumsden u inspired me to become a teacher just like you! i'll smirk at my students, look down on them, treat them like dirt..tell them to go away.. thank you!!!

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Cool teacher. she put up with my antics, and said i was one of her 'top ten students ever', with a great personality. she loved me.

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She is BY FAR my favourite teacher ever! She's strict, but if you look beyond that, you'll she what an amazing teacher she really is. If you care, she cares. Mrs Lumsden is great!

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ok mrs. yes we know we have to work hard to get into university BUT wen we dont understand something try to help us, (u might get better ratings)

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I dunno she just hated our class. Said we had no personality. V. unhelpful. Open your mind and consider your audience.

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talk about HARD. y is it that she makes u feel dum in front of the class 4 no reason? she need 2 stop takin phones wen dey ring in class on da weekend!

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Oh miss...if only there were teacher like you in university! She really prepares you, a little hard work now pays off in the long run. hang in there guys! :)

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I really liked her, but here's some helpful hints: do your hw everyday, don't be rude ever, and bring licorice when doing presentations! it's a mark booster!

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I really like Mrs. Lumsden. I had her for 2 yrs , and loved her class. She taught me so much; I'm going to miss her next year in University! best teacher ever!

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she may come off as rude, biased and terribly unforgiving at first, but once you get to know her shes a very friendly and helpful teacher.. but she marks haaard

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it's like as if she's nice to smart english students, but treats students bad if they have problems or students that have trouble understanding her.

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She was an excellent teacher.I found her really helpful.She actually taught us, instead of showing movies, i mean, we are there to learn!

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although she's smart, she's pretty strict. I was scared to ask questions to her because she embaress me in front of the students with her loud grumpy voice.

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my poem: Roses r Red; Violets r Blue; I hate the Arts; And mixing them with English too. I don't think she liked me, i didn't like her, good teacher, bad method

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BY FAR my favourite teacher! She's gone out of her way to help me, and has encouraged me to achieve more than I thought possible! So much respect for her!

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I liked her last year and i'm looking forward to having her again this year. She may not be the most fun, but she teaches you, isn't that what your there for?

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here is my poem, rest in peace for the deseased, mrs lumsden, classes with u were as fun as trips to the beach.

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i liked her class. it was the most intellectually stimulating english class i've had in highh school. ease up on the marking tho!

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BEST TEACHER EVER! BEFORE HAVING MRS. LUMSDEN, SCHOOL WAS A JOKE TO ME. IN HER CLASS, I AM SO WELL BEHAVED AND I ACTUALLY LOOK FORWARD TO GOING TO HER CLASS.

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At the beginning of the year she was so mean, but lately she's been so nice! I hope I have her for grade 12 english! She's a great teacher and I learned so much

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I have to say, she's really hard BUT at least she treats everyone fairly and is definately clear about what she wants

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The only good english teacher I've had at PHS.

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I like her

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The work is hard, she marks hard and the tests are hard. She makes us want to work harder to do our best. She's really smart and has taught me a lot!

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