She is really the best English teacher and it is really nice being in her class. I don't see why there are so many negative reviews. She's the type of teacher who puts in a large amount of effort herself but won't force you to. So if you really like English and you have a passion to learn things then she is the best teacher!
Comes extremely late to class and doesn't even mark the roll. So clear that she has favourites and barely knows our names.
A hopeless teacher, she never does anything. And it takes her almost half the damn lesson to mark the role and all she ever does is hand out a bunch of useless sheets. She's also extremely boring, it's so hard to pay attention in class.
I am actually writing this as an old student because I am shocked about the reviews!! She was one of my favourite teachers in year 11 and 12 and we all went extremely well in the HSC. She always made us hand in essays early and would mark them quite quickly so we would be prepared for the exam. She made these amazing worksheets and gave us helpful past essays and papers. Hands down the reason I went so well in English and Extension 1 and can write essays well at University. <3
Worst teacher in my experience - apathetic, blatantly plays favourites, is unreasonable and unwilling to help.
Although in some cases its a good thing, she's too lenient and will often let us off from writing our essays and cancel them altogether sometimes which is unfair for students who actually do them. We often learn nothing from her teachings and are expected to know everything ourselves without guide. She boasts a lot about having students who have achieved a lot under her guide but doesnt teach us these skills in turn, taking up a lot of our time that could be spent learning.
I'm sorry I sucked so bad at English and was never bothered to put in the effort required to get better. Hell it's 4 days til the start of hsc exams and this is what I'm doing. Even though I get the impression you didn't like me or my friends very much you always tried to help us as much as possible so thank you. If nothing else I learnt that after hsc I should never try to write an essay in 40 minutes ever again.
She's very knowledgeable and provides great notes. She's not very strict which is great and she clearly makes an effort to provide good resources. Helps a lot with essays. Thanks :)
She seems disinterested. Only knows 3 girls in the class. She asks for my name everytime. She doesn't even know how I do in class and the comments on my report are from those on my exam papers written by other teachers!!. Randomly leaves the class or finishes 10 minutes early. Usually gives us huge booklets to read and highlight or illegible notes. One of the worst english teachers in the school. Thank god we have other brilliant minds like Kenway and Michael.
I will never forget the day she walked out of the classroom and drove away. Or the time she threw paper everywhere. Very easy to lie to though, also very intent on selling her textbooks.
Hands out a lot of sheets but mainly just sits there. Not very inspiring and I only really ever listen to her when she's telling some life story. Biased too, methinks.
In senior years does nothing but hand out the same sheets, talk about the back story about why she chose to write it. Does all of her administration and class preparation IN the class. Her students
right, ok, alright. shes had us for one year and she knows 4 of our names..reads vogue in class, does not know wat shes talking about except wen its about her son. marks carlessly
She tries to teach in senoir years apprently...but basically its a lot of sheets with HER essay examples on them..then she points out how they are so good..
Not a great teacher. I've always received OK grades in English - except with her, I just think she didn't like my writing style. She'll sit in the class, count her cheques, and talk about her son.
Tries hard and really knows her stuff- she's a great lady. wouldn't hurt to lighten up occasionally though- like there's definitely no need to make the HSC more gloomy than it already is...
Very good teacher, especially during the senior years.