Not as bad as you think going in but definitely wouldn't recommend for extra help, get another teacher to explain if you don't understand her way of teaching.
fortney amoungst the students and staff that I have had relations with is one of the most disliked teachers of preston. i do feel like she is not as bad as the kids make her out to be. kids take little responsibility for there own grades but the teachers also have to do what they can to help the kids learn the required material. non of the kids really want to be in class so it is important for teacher to make the classes entertaining for kids that way they will learn the material. switch classes
I did try to look at things through her point of view, But no, If you ask for help, she always gives these intimidating stares and when she to talks students she seems to not care about, she always says "okay" and "sure", when I ask to use the washroom, she's like "Okay". And please, Be a teacher and help your students instead of relying on a textbook to teach, Is it that hard to get up and help them, instead of saying "look in your textbook" and walk away? It is my fault I'm failing though so..
when i ask her a question she would just read the question and then just walk away and help me with noting. If you are going to have her switch ASAP
It's most likely me, but Ms Fortney is very confusing. She uses a smart board ALL the time, shes on it for like 5 minutes, solves the question and moves on. Sure she asks if there's any questions but overall is very confusing. She is available for help but sometimes I can't get around to it. And when I need help but have other important things to do, she always says ''you should've came for help'', And shes always seems to look angry and frustrated, and strict. I don't dislike her.
I don't understand the way she teaches things, it's really hard to learn stuff in her class.
"She's bad because she failed me."
Stop with that mentality. If you take the time and effort to keep up with her classes, you'll come out with soaring marks. Unfortunately, many seem to think that they should be allowed to pass school with minimal effort. That being said, Mrs. Fortney is partially at fault in this matter as well. She does not get to know her students well enough to cater her teaching to their character.
Definitely not as horrible as kids would gossip about. I would not recommend her as I didn't find her very useful when I went in for extra help. It seems like she marks you way to hard for grade 9 math. Though I highly appreciate the extra help. Personally, I find her very intimating and looks to find the flaws in you and doesn't accept your successes. Overall, I think she needs to cool down then she might actually be a good teacher.
The majority of negative reviews here are from her immature grade 9 classes. Fortney was a great teacher when I was in her class a couple years years ago. Everyone I knew took grade 9 academic math coming from grade 8. Fortney basically divided the college math kids from the university math kids.
i dont want to disklike her, but i have to. All she does is show you a power point the entire period, and then she gives you 5 pages of homework...which you dont know how to do because its so hard to pay attention. After that, she gives you the hardest test of your life and expects you to get a 90% on it (cuz you know, were all math geniuses). she doesnt teach you anything and then she fails you. Youre pretty much left to teach yourself.
I dont know what you guys are talking about Ms Fortney is a excellent teacher. OFC your going to fail if you dont do your work on study so dont blame her for not babying you like your 6th grade teacher. Only 2 things I would say would be if you are reading this is PLEASE go a little slower during your lessons so people have time to copy the notes and pay attention at th e same time and if your late but in class she marks you absent :/ Gj ms fortney. (First semester student)
I don't know what you people are talking about. Are you in high school or are you coming to a party? It's high school and no one is telling you to fail you lazy little bastards, put some work into it and ask for help and you'll finish her course with a good mark. I'm not saying that she's an easy teacher but some people are honestly over exaggerating it over here. TBH Fortney failed me cause I was like you little slackers but once you get to know her and respect her, she can teach you great math
Miss Fortney know what she is talking about but she has no idea how to teach. she is extremely strict. If you ask for help she just says to look in your textbook even if you already have. She is the w
She knows what she is teaching but seems to enjoy the failure of her students more than their success and is very rude to them. She is not helpful at all and is very intimidating.
strict - yes, but her expectations were clear
Ms Fortney is a super strict teacher who enjoys the math misfortunes of her students. She knows her math (I had her for summer school), but is very PICKY AND CRUEL about it. Just stay away.
By far the worst teacher I have ever had in my all 10 grades of school. She doesn't TEACH, just TELLS. She reads off of powerpoints and assaigns textbook work for homework in regards to the lesson, ta
she does not know the math her self, let alone know how to teach it!
Horrid teaching skills. If you asked for help, she'd tell you to look it up in the text book. Teachers are there to help you learn. She might as well just leave the class-I could teach myself.
Not happy with her teaching methods, when my son asked for help, he didnt get it, so he was left behind like many other students in her class. Mrs. Fortney needs to slow down and help other students.
Fortney is a great teacher, shes so easy going and helpfull. and theres always lots of laughing going on in the class. and she takes her time to help you when ever your stuck. :)
Tough teacher, but i never found her mean/worst teacher ever like other ppl are saying here. At the end of the semester she turned out nice. I woulndt mind having her teach me math again. :]
efective. needs to do more hands on lessons to get the message through to the kids, and needs to losen up just a bit..
who cares i kno shes alot better than a ton of teachers ive ever had and i actually learnd math from her
HORRIBLE teacher, will never help you undersand anything, has no sympathy in marking, sooo stubborn, must be right about everything, especially teaching methods, when she usually isnt
Shes just awful, Ive never met a teacher who could be so non chalant about teaching. Just terrible. I failed her class hard.
If you do your homework regularly you won't have a problem. She doesn't give you answers, but she'll help you find them. Lunch time help worked for me.
If some of the idiots would shut up maybe she could get some teaching done. She answers questions, but you need to make some effort on your own. She cares, she's just not in your face about it.
Her lessons aren't very clear, which makes it difficult to succeed
I am struggling in this subject for the first time EVER !!!!! Tough teacher
she is a good teacher, i dont know what other people are talking about
HORRIBLE, when someone asks u a question U DON'T JUST ASK IT BACK
her teaching methods are horrible,like others said,shes not a good teacher. why is she still there??? i went to summer school after failing her class and trippled my mark.
Had her for summer school, really thought that the key to passing her class was to answer all of her quest. but, guess not, now i have to do math for a 3rd time.
Constructive criticism:Your teaching method of asking so many questions makes it more difficult. Sometimes, a simple answer helps us more than exploring issues.