Cheryl Cook Kallio
She is the stupidest teacher at Irvington. She thinks that her long experience teaching at Irvington means that she knows everything. Her test r extremely hard, and she doesn't even teach anything. The packets and flashcard r completely useless.
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Only take if you like history! Tbh packet work is very manageable if you start early and pace yourself! Workload is actually not that heavy since you have a week to write 6-7 paragraphs + flags cards. Do not like her selection of the Survey textbook because it is presented in a very monotone, one-sided way. The textbook is thick and has a myriad of unnecessary details, in addition to the fact that is composed by only one author. Primary sources in the packet do help me
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05/23/13 - Most of the assignments in CK's apush class is made up of packets and notecards that she assigns for every chapter. They don't really help students understand the concept better, and they take a TON of time. She doesn't teach much either; when she does, she plays slideshows and makes us take notes. She is very knowledgeable, but she rarely actually teaches. Her tests are not easy, and require actual studying to do well. If you want to get a 5 on the AP exam, you will have to prepare yourself. Show More Show Less
10/30/12 - CK doesn't actually teach her APUSH classes. Usually in class, we just do classwork and the homework she assigns. Her homework doesn't really help me, and she's REALLY specific about us following directions. Also, she asks pretty specific things on tests. I don't feel that I'm actually getting anything out of her class, and that she probably shouldn't be a teacher. Show More Show Less
07/20/12 - Do not take We The People, despite the fact that Irvington's team makes it to the state finals every year. Also, you will not learn econ in her econ class. Like another person said already, she is stubborn and intimidating. Only take her class if you want to waste all your time 1st semester senior year, have little time to spend on college apps, and fail the AP Gov Test. Show More Show Less