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Cheryl Cook Kallio Edit

Based on 84 Ratings
History Teacher at Irvington High School
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Nov 15, 2014 Bad teaching. Waste time. Flag Rating

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Oct 22, 2014 gives a lot of work. Flag Rating

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Oct 18, 2014 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.
Never take APUSH with he no matter what.
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Sep 20, 2014 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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Jun 20, 2014 Busy work. No education. Mostly life stories. Do no recommend APUSH at Irvington after this course. Flag Rating

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May 04, 2014 Kind of sad that she feels her curriculum prepares students for AP testing..
Waste of a year doing pointless busy work every day.
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May 23, 2013 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. Flag Rating

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Oct 30, 2012 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. Flag Rating

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Jul 20, 2012 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. Flag Rating

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Jun 14, 2012 not returning parents phone call or email, claiming school phone/email system not working and nerve got the message! Flag Rating

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May 07, 2012 She's a very nice person but doesn't care about her APUSH classes. She just assigns random work which she thinks is the most helpful thing on the planet when really it is something that KEEPS students from studying becuse they are time consuming and useless. In class she rarely teaches and gives more useless work in the form of "classwork". Then on top of that she expects you to be masters in history which is impossible because you have no will to do anything after those stinkin packets. Flag Rating

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Mar 24, 2012 CK is pretty knowledgeable about the material she teaches, but she cares about her We The People class a lot more than her APUSH classes. The APUSH class is kind of self taught, but she teaches pretty well when she actually teaches. A lot of class time is spent working on classwork or homework, so it's pretty easy to get distracted and let a lot of work pile up. Flag Rating

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Mar 22, 2012 She knows her coursework and material very well, she has many qualifications and is very intelligent. However her problem is that she is very stubborn and intimidating. There is no arguing with her, she is always correct in her mind and will not give you a chance to justify yourself. If you get on her bad side then she will intentionally make the year very difficult for you, if you get on her good side she will jump through hoops to see you succeed. I wouldn't necessarily call her a good teacher Flag Rating

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Mar 20, 2012 it is very sad to have Cook-Kallio in Irvington, Irvington will go down and worse than any one. we should file a petition and she should be removed from our school. Flag Rating

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Feb 09, 2012 She is an excellent teacher, one of the best. Her class is not easy, but you learn a lot. She is dedicated and committed to teaching. She's amazing. Flag Rating

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Jan 23, 2012 are you nuts? irvington will go down and will be a sad place indeed if cook kallio is still here.
I am her student and know her more than you...
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Jan 19, 2012 Ms. Cook-Kallio is extremely passionate about teaching, especially for her We the People kids. She teaches four AP classes, one of which is the time-consuming AP Government / We the People.
I am a We the People student and I would just like to say that the class is truly life-changing. While it may be true that WTP soaks up your time and it is difficult to find the balance between classes, Ms. Cook-Kallio is very keen on bringing in life experiences to the plate - making class very interesting.
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Nov 28, 2011 class is basically ALOT of busy work, tests are hard if you dont study, she doesnt teach well, and her class in particular is boring Flag Rating

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Oct 04, 2011 I've listened to my son complain about his AP government teacher for the past school year, and am dreading Cook-Kallio next "bad" teacher and it got me thinking.. Flag Rating

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Sep 07, 2011 she is always willing to go out of your way to help you. When I had problems in my life, she was the person I talked to. I would have not been able to survive senior year without her. WTP For Life Flag Rating

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Sep 04, 2011 Most of the reviews are from students that didn't get good grades and are blaming their incompetence on her. In fact I learned a lot in this class and she is very nice as along as you're nice to her. Flag Rating

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Aug 31, 2011 She doesn't know what she talks about in the classes, most of the time she talks about her past experience which has nothing to do with classes. Flag Rating

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Aug 30, 2011 I don't think that she is qualified to be a teacher, but i believe that she is a politician. She likes to tell the stories about her family, but doesn't listen to others. She likes to criticize every Flag Rating

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Aug 23, 2011 Cook-Kallio is a mean person and doesn't like to teach. She prefer to collect more bonus for her free flight tickets. Flag Rating

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Aug 19, 2011 her negative attitude and statement in her class do significantly impede the development of all students. We should file a petition and she should be fired. Flag Rating