She is nice and can be funny at times but that's when what you're doing in class isn't horrible. She does grade in very odd ways. There are never patterns that I can see so I can adjust my writing. In 9th grade I had a 97 average with Dovholuk, with Geary, I'm lucky to break 90. The class is so pointless and so many things that you do in this class is so pointless. She literally wastes a lot of class time (sometimes) talking about the weekend. If you can, drop this class ASAP, horrible teacher.
Ms. Geary might be one of the most biased and rude teachers I have ever had. She gives you a 0 if you don't agree with her. She also spends half of the class nodding and smiling her head. All of the work she assigns you is impossible to achieve because she don't not give directions. If you have the chance switch teachers
Miss Geary is the best!! One of my favorite teachers from my entire school career!!
This teacher is horrible. I totally agree with the other reviews that are on the website. They are not lies, nor biased. Ms. Geary grades based off of her opinion and if write something that contradicts here, then you'll get a bad grade, it is very unfair. If you ask a question, she'll just smile at you and will never give you an answer. She spends the entire class talking about useless garbage, then she tries to cram an entire lesson into 5 minutes. If you can, drop her class ASAP. Do not stay!
Good teacher and a very kind soul
Miss Geary is the absolute worst teacher. Her methods and grading are completely biased as she has work based on her opinion and beliefs, and those that thing differently than her are punished by slashing grades. She did not prepare us for the final exam or SAT's at all, instead spending half of the class time talking about what we (the students) and her had done over the weekend, and preaching her opinions, and the other half of the class time doing unclear work, work based off opinions.
My advise is if you don't absolutely love English, you should try your hardest to drop out of her class. She goes way too deep into stuff and has a very closed mind. She give you horrible grades if you have a different opinion and it's really unfair. She makes absolutely no sense when she talks but thinks she does so she is very unclear when answering. questions or giving directions. Also she doesn't actually tell us what the hw is so good luck figuring it out.
Ms. Geary's 11th grade English class is an interesting one. She a lot of times doesn't make sense, but she thinks she does. When you ask a question, you usually don't get a straight reply. Its usually something strange. She waves her hands a lot, and her outfits don't match. I don't really understand the way she is.
Rudest teacher I have ever met. Insults students to the point that they are afraid to voice their opinion in her class.
Ms. Geary is cool, if you don't mind using your brain. I liked her class-- you get out of it what you put in. Go in during your free blocks or after school if you need help with something or if you just want to talk about stuff from class.
She unfairly grades everything based on her opinion and does not believe in preparing her students for the SAT's. I feel like it is unfair to be put in her class opposed to being put in Mr. Suff's class who is preparing every class for the SAT's.
I think Miss Geary is a great teacher! I loved her class and she's very funny! She gave me lots of confidence I never had in English any other year
Ms. Geary is, bar none, the worst teacher I've ever had the displeasure of dealing with throughout the entirety of my educational experience. She is extremely closed-minded and rude, having gone so far as to flat-out insult many of her students and, on more than one occasion, the entirety of our generation. The class itself, while undeniably easy material, was made "difficult" by her outrageously strict teaching and grading methods. Avoid her class if at all possible.
I love Ms. Geary!!! She might seem a little crazy at first, but she has some amazing ideas, and has helped me to improve my analysis skills. I would have hated most of the books we read in English if it wasn't for her! She helps the whole class to really understand what authors are trying to convey and how books can relate to society today.
I CANNOT stress how terrible of a teacher she is. I am a bright kid who's always made 95s and higher, ESPECIALLY in an English class. However, she failed me on multiple projects and large assignments when they were done very well. I ended up in SUMMER SCHOOL for english because of her! TERRIBLE TEACHER!!!!!
awful. literally insane. she grades HW wayyyyy too strict! i get 14/20's on stuff i try my best on. weirdo
she is soooo nice, and she makes you double think about EVERYTHING i love it and her soo much!
She is sooo awesome! Her methods of teaching make a real impact instead of bore you to tears... definitely my favorite class last year! Never thought so deeply about anything before that class!
Ms. Geary is, hands down, one of my favorite teachers that I've had at Thomas. She gets you to think about the way things are around us. l adored her class and the books we read were fantastic.
Geary is one of the most amazing teachers... when you high. And you think im kidding. Its true. She doesnt like anything she doesnt agree with but she is cool if you just ignore her ignorance.Love her
she's a feminist which i love, but sometimes if she doesn't like your ideas, she'll try to convert you!!!!!
...A bit insane. She's biased against men and people who don't agree with her, but she's pretty cool. I love the whole fire and piano music thing...
She's very biased and dislikes most of her male students. I excelled in her class, but I gritted my teach upon entering each morning. I liked her hippy mentality though- very calm, a bit spacey.
One of my least favorite teachers. Doesn't understand the concept of fair grading and she thinks that English is too important. Her class was definitely a waste of my time.
She doesn't like people who aren't like her. You have to have the same opinion as her to be right. If you have a different opinion, you are wrong. I did not like this class. not much homework though
i think she's the best :). she doesn't give a plethora of homework either. she tries to help us see the other person's viewpoint. she rocks.